Wino84
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July 28th, 2021 at 2:16:08 PM permalink
I'm looking at the GTO Solver Chart for Cash game, 6 max, 100 bb, 5% rake, 4 bb cap. As the Button vs raised first in, KQo raises 3-bet size while KQs just calls most of the time here. Why would suited call and unsuited raise and not vice versa? Thank you members.
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unJon
July 28th, 2021 at 5:12:17 PM permalink
I've studied GTO charts, so I'm going to guess at the answer:

I suspect that with KQ they want you to raise 75% of the time and call 25% of the time, and a convenient way to do that is to call with the suited KQ which occurs on about 25% of the KQ hands. That's easier to implement than telling you to Raise KQs and raise KQo 2/3 of the time and call KQo 1/3 of the time.

Honestly, having a suited hand is not a huge difference from an unsuited hand. Many times the GTO charts advocate that you raise with small suited cards - the GTO solver just wants you occasionally to mix in some lower ranked cards into your calling range, and the charts seem to designate suited cards for that purpose. Same principal may apply to the KQ situation you mention.
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Wino84
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July 28th, 2021 at 6:15:50 PM permalink
That makes a lot of sense. Thank you gordonm888.

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