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  • Posted by rabman50 on July 21, 2020 at 9:14 am

    Playing in the home game last night. Early position limps, middle position raises, I call and then early limper jams covering us both. Middle position folds and I’m trying to make a decision for my tournament life with 55. What would Chris do?

    arw replied 3 years, 9 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • fivebyfive

    July 21, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Stack size? An EP limp/jam is typically super strong. So I’m sighing and crying and folding even with all that dead money. I’m only calling if we’re under somewhere like 15bb effective. Or, of course, if I want to do someone dirty and just know a 5 is always coming. Money Mouth

  • rabman50

    July 21, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    I had 2900 chips. I late regged and had only seen about ten hands. I tried to channel my inner Chris Jones and made the call. The limp-jammer had QQ and it was another early night for me.

  • arw

    July 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    After a limp and a raise, I think pocket fives could be played a variety of ways:

    – fold

    – call

    – raise

    All the options depend on stack size and an estimation of their range. If you late reg, the avg stack is likely still close to 3000. If the blinds are 50/100 then a raise is likely between 300-400 chips with a pot size of about (50+100+100+350) = 600 chips. You would be calling 350 to win 600. The direct pot odds to chase the set are not there. You would need implied odds to chase, expecting to earn more money if you do hit. I think you have some implied odds but beware, your 55 is weak. Worst case, there are 9 over-cards to pocket 55 that can also flop a set.With people behind and without a strong hand, I fold to the original raise. I might call if I’m on the button and only a few players left to act.

    The limp/jam is rare. In my mind, this play is done by a hand can play both offense and defense on all 5 cards.

    — big pairs AA-TT

    — big aces AK

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