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MSS - which chart to use 3bet vs resteal

    • Borr
      Borr
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.10.2007 Posts: 259
      Hi Guys,

      I am having a go at the MSS and was wondering what the difference is between a 3bet and resteal.

      Suppose i am in the BB, everyone folds to the SB who bets out. Is my action going to be a 3bet, or resteal?

      According to the charts, i can 3bet with: 88+, AK-AT, A9s
      But I can only resteal with: 88+, AK-AJ


      I am looking at these charts:
      3Bet chart
      Steal / resteal chart


      Thanks for your input.
  • 4 replies
    • AlexMc3
      AlexMc3
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.01.2012 Posts: 1
      A steal is when someone is first in and raises from CO, button or SB. Anything reraising a steal is a resteal.
    • Borr
      Borr
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.10.2007 Posts: 259
      Originally posted by AlexMc3
      A steal is when someone is first in and raises from CO, button or SB. Anything reraising a steal is a resteal.
      Hi Alex, thanks for your response.

      So this means a resteal is always a 3bet, right?
      In that case i am at loss which chart to use, especially given they have different hand ranges.
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      a resteal is a 3bet vs a steal.

      so it's a sub-set of a 3bet
    • Borr
      Borr
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.10.2007 Posts: 259
      Hey mbml!

      That's clear. So I use the resteal chart against a steal and the 3-bet chart against a regular open.

      What I can't get my head around, is how i (in the BB) can determine whether SB is opening or stealing. Is that a stat thing? Someone only opening value hands (low VPIP) is probably not trying to steal?