Dear Dr Tom,
I play low limit online ring games and generally just jump into any game going that befits my bankroll. Should I spend more practicing game selection and choosing an “optimum” game, and if so, what kind of thing should I be looking for?
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I’m playing $5/$10 online cash, full-ring, with around $1,000 in front of me. I’m covered by everyone and things are pretty passive pre-flop. I’ve got ducks on the big blind. Two middle-position players limp as does the cut-off and button, and the small blind completes. I check and see rainbow 8-5-2. SB leads out the pot, I call, and the second limper raises to a total of $180. Everyone folds. Now what?
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