In my attempt to ease m'self back into poker I've been playing quite a bit of the $0.15/$0.30 deep-stacked 6-max poker at Full Tilt. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, the maximum buyin is 200xBB, rather than the standard 100xBB. It gives you more room to wiggle, and more postflop options. It also rapidly builds your postflop skills. Finally, because you're so deep your preflop hands aren't quite as important as your postflop play, so you get to play more hands profitably. It can be quite fun, though it is also quite challenging.
This hand came up this morning, and I thought it was quite interesting. I'd be curious to hear people's thoughts about it.
I've seen about 60 hands with both of these players, and my reads are as follows:
BB is playing a 27/15/7.5 game, moderately tight and extremely aggressive. He's played a few bluffs (quite well, actually) and he's also managed to get paid off with his monsters. He's a good player.
Button is playing a 24/10/12 game with over-the-top postflop aggro but not much skill. I'm not impressed.
I've been playing a 31/19/1.5 game with a ridiculously-loose 58% completion rate from the SB. (Hey, if they'll let me in for 0.25% of my stack, I'm wanting to see a flop, baby.) I haven't gotten too far out of line yet, but I do stab at the pot at times, though I typically give up after that.
CO posts $0.30 Preflop: Pokey is dealt 3 J (6 Players) 2 folds, CO checks, BTN calls $0.30, Pokey calls $0.15, BB checks
For the price of 0.5 BBs, playing for a miracle flop is profitable when you're this deep.
Flop: ($1.20) J 2 3 (4 Players)
Pokey bets $0.70, BB raises to $3.30, CO folds, BTN raises to $9.00, Pokey raises to $23.00, BB raises all-in to $114.75, BTN calls all-in for $14.00, Pokey scratches his head.
Well, top two seemed like a great time to make some magic. BB's raise didn't scare me much, though Button's three-bet was a bit worrisome. I four-bet enough to put button all-in, expecting BB would fold and I would have a heads-up shot at a very nice pot. BB surprised me with a five-bet all-in. Button's call seemed reluctant but basically a given; however, I'm faced with calling an extra $37.15, here.
What's my best play, and why? Note that the pot is offering me just shy of 3-to-1 odds, and the pot was unraised preflop.
I can't fold, sorry. I know I'm beat a lot here and I know I'll get to see the hands anyway Maybe I see junk here more often? And we murder J2 and 32. And BB didn't raise pre (obv only an indicator) and I've got top two. So I call.
Quote: I feel quite bad about felting top and bottom pair
it's top 2. I don't think I'd call here though. The fact that he has already doubled up his original $60 buyin makes me feel like he knows how to play and that he isn't just giving away money with 23 or J2.