While you play as often as possible, you’ll likely encounter many bad players who use terrible pre-flop strategies. In those cases, you’re going to want to take advantage of their mistakes and exploit them by playing a counter-strategy.
With the first pre-flop strategy, we will cover a raise from any position other than early/middle position to isolate players who open with small raises from those positions. In the second pre-flop strategy, we’ll cover how to take advantage of overly aggressive players who play as many hands as possible from both early and middle positions. Finally, in the third pre-flop strategy, we cover how to play your hand from a late position against a player who opens from an early/middle position.
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#1 Pre-Flop Strategy – Raising From Any Position (other than early/middle positions) to Isolate Bad Players who Open with Small Raises From Those Positions
This strategy is called “isolation” or “isolating bad players.” The idea behind this pre-flop strategy is to raise from any position (other than early/middle position) and isolate a bad player who opens with a small raise from those positions.
Once the blinds and antes increase, your goal is to build big pots against these players without risking too much money pre-flop. It’s very likely that they will play weak hands and are unwilling to risk their whole stack pre-flop. Once you isolate these players, your goal is to outplay them after the flop by knowing how they play, what they are willing to call with, and what hands beat theirs.
To accomplish this goal of building big pots against bad players who open with small raises from the early/middle position, you want to raise any two cards from another position (except early/middle positions)—the more players in the pot, the better for your strategy.
After the flop, if they do not fold immediately (or call with some weak hands), you will know how they play and outplay them by knowing what they call with and what beats them.
#2 Pre-Flop Strategy – Beating Overly Aggressive Players by Raising Hands That They Play Too Many Hands With from the Early and Middle Position
This strategy is called “playing back at overly aggressive players.” The idea behind this pre-flop strategy is to raise hands that an overly aggressive player plays too many hands with. Then, after the flop, you want to slowplay those super strong hands against the bad players.
For example, if they play too many hands from the early/middle position, raising KQo might be a good idea because they will likely play AQo and any suited connectors. After you raise pre-flop, it’s important to take the lead post-flop by betting out with those hands that are strong.
After the flop, if an overly aggressive player does not fold immediately (or call with some weak hands), you will know how they play and outplay them by knowing what they call with and what beats them.
#3 Pre-Flop Strategy – Playing From the Late Position Against a Player Who Opens from the Early/Middle Position
This pre-flop strategy is called “playing against an early raise.” The idea behind this pre-flop strategy is to play your hand with a position on a player who opens (raises) from an early/middle position.
If you find yourself with a right or two-suited hand, then raising might be the best option to force out most of the weaker hands. However, after they raise in front of you, it’s important to playback at these players who open from an early/middle position by calling or reraising them.
After the flop, if a player from the early/middle position does not fold immediately (or call with some weak hands), you will know how they play and outplay them by knowing what they call with and what beats them.