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steal ranges

    • donroops
      donroops
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.04.2009 Posts: 49
      I'm wondering if someone could explain some steal ranges to me.
      I'm playing 18man $1.50s, and i'm having trouble deciding when to steal, and what ranges i'm looking at.
      Take this as an example:


      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, 1.5 Tournament, 100/200 Blinds (7 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      SB (t2430)
      BB (t4410)
      UTG (t1425)
      MP1 (t5380)
      MP2 (t7940)
      Hero (CO) (t2580)
      Button (t2835)

      Hero's M: 8.60

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 2, A
      5 folds

      Total pot: t200

      Big blind being somewhat loose. Is this a good spot to steal?
      If not what range would i be looking to steal with here?
  • 1 reply
    • pzhon
      pzhon
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.06.2010 Posts: 1,151
      The BB is loose (and covers you), so you are less likely to succeed than normal. A2o is also a hand which does awfully when you are called.

      13 BB is an uncomfortable stack depth which usually calls for being tighter.

      So, I would not raise or push with A2o there. A2o might be at the boundary of a 40% range, and you might want to raise something like a 20% range in that situation.