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I would play 99 in early position. I would do a standard raise from this position. If the flop contains a 9 you are golden. Anything below 9 you still have good odds. Anything above a 9 could be in your range (at least my range) for early position play.


The one with the dealer button always acts last in post-flop play and the big blind is last in pre-flop play. Therefore, since in heads-up the small blind had the dealer button, Danny acts first pre-flop and last post-flop. This is one of the reasons heads-up is verry different from multiplayer matches.


How often should a bot call a human in this situation given different bet sizes is what I now understand the question to be, and with no previous information or statistics to go on. The goal then is to stay the least exploitable as possible while calling enough to start gathering stats to use in further hands. Here's one possibility that I thought of that ...


I would definitely play 99 from any position (or even 88 from UTG). The hand itself is certainly not a strong one if it remains unimproved and pre-flop it might be near the bottom of my range (depending on table dynamics) but I don't think it's ever unplayable. Like all hands I will play, if I'm first to open (I'm either UTG or it's been folded to me), I'm ...

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