[NL2-NL10] Nl25, CO, A9s, stealraise

    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (9 handed) Full Tilt Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: 2+2 Forums)

      UTG ($4.75)
      UTG+1 ($5.90)
      MP1 ($4.35)
      MP2 ($25)
      MP3 ($5)
      Hero ($5)
      Button ($17.20)
      SB ($17.55)
      BB ($25.80)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A:spade: , 9:spade: .
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.85, Button calls $0.85, 1 fold, BB calls $0.60.

      Flop: ($2.65) 6:heart: , A:diamond: , K:diamond: (4 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.75, Button calls $1.75, BB calls $1.75.

      Turn: ($7.90) 3:spade: (4 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $2.4 (All-In), Button calls $2.40, BB calls $2.40.

      River: ($0) 6:club: (4 players, 1 all-in)
      BB checks, Button checks.

      Final Pot: $15.10

      OK, I know I should be criticized for playing A9s, but the thing is I realized if I want to beat NL25 at FTP I have to implement steals since players are way to tight here to beat them with just standard SSS, specially if you play at hours when there are not american fish online. :P

      ...back to the hand. On flop I considered myself being ahead with my pair of aces and went for a bet. There was also no dangerous card on turn and I was commited anyway, so it was an easy push for me. But I'm still very new to steals and postflop play, so I would appreciate any comment or advice on it.
  • 4 replies
    • punta
      punta
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      I do try this with a A9 suited but if the buggers come back at me i nearly always give up on the flop. I only want to steal PLEASE

      I would of then checked the flop to see what the villians do if they check I am all in on the turn, if they bet I fold. - BUT remember I am a fish :)
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Originally posted by punta
      BUT remember I am a fish :)
      Thanks for your reply!

      I hope I didn't offend you with the statement about american fish, but I was aiming at all the americans who come to play at night(here in Slovenia) and the number of players rises from 25k to 60k and therefore also the number of fish. :)
    • punta
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      No offence at all taken - when you re re raise a villian with 77 you know deep down inside that you are swimming with all the other fish :D

      Regards from

      The big kipper
    • 098799
      098799
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      Good streal, I think.

      Yet, it's really a bit more important to have some stats on bu and the blinds than a medium-strong hand. As you've just seen - this is a hand you should've beted the flop and go all-in on the turn, but it can be dominated sooo easily!

      Probably stealing with any two makes more sense if you have a database that contain few hundred hands with 90+ fold bb to steal for both, bb ans sb.