[NL2-NL10] NL10 - MSS, KQ in BB cold-call vs sb steal

    • BadeaCelRau
      BadeaCelRau
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      Joined: 15.10.2010 Posts: 2,122
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Porneşte mâna

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $19.77
      MP2:
      $11.13
      MP3:
      $3.08
      CO:
      $3.98
      BU:
      $3.39
      SB:
      $3.02
      BB (Hero):
      $4.00
      UTG2:
      $7.83


      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, Q.
      6 folds, SB raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($0.6) 9, Q, 8 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.40, SB raises to $2.72, Hero calls $2.32.

      Turn: ($6.04) A (2 players)


      River: ($6.04) Q (2 players)


      Final Pot: $6.04.

      Results follow:

      SB shows three of a kind, queens(Qc Tc).
      Hero shows three of a kind, queens(Kd Qs).

      Hero wins with three of a kind, queens(Kd Qs).

      Villain stats over 779 hands :
      17(vpip)/12(pfr)/5(3b)/67(f 3b)/30(ats)
      45(cb)/67(fcb)/50(f 2nd)/43(wtsd)/3.9(af)

      I decided it's time to play some postflop so I called instead of raising and throwing away all the hands I beat. When he checks I thought he's either one of the guys who steals preflop and doesn't cbet OR he is going for a big move. He might have something big but I don't think my hand is foldable in this spot.
      Sorry if the question is too nitty but I'm struggling to stop spewing money :D
  • 3 replies
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey Badea,

      I actually like the call preflop. You have position and a hand that is very well playable postflop. However, I miss steal attempt and SB steal attempt stat from villain in order to decide how to play preflop.

      Postflop, TPTK is a bet/fold hand and I would play that way also here without any additional reads. After you see such hand as this one, you can make a note that you can go broke with TPTK, but without such read it's a bet/fold on the flop.

      Best regards,
      burek2000
    • BadeaCelRau
      BadeaCelRau
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      Joined: 15.10.2010 Posts: 2,122
      ATS = attempts to steal :D , his range is so wide. From the button I don't remember, my HUD is pretty rudimentary (and small resource consumer) and I can't add a position specific stat like Steal SB (or Raise 1st (Blinds)) but it's in the pop-up.
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey Badea,

      I totally missed the ATS. And if he is that loose in steals then I would prefer to 3-bet him to 0.75$ than call. You can do it for value and if you start 3-betting his steals he might steal less often which is good for you.

      For more precision it's also wise to use the pop-up for position ATS sometimes in blindbattle, so you can adjust better to your opponent.

      Best regards,
      burek2000