[NL20-NL50] A2s called resteal IP

    • dobermann123
      dobermann123
      Black
      Joined: 08.01.2008 Posts: 730
      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
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      MP: $50 (100 bb)
      CO: $30.45 (60.9 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $52.99 (106 bb)
      SB: $50.27 (100.5 bb)
      BB: $41.23 (82.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 2 A
      2 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, SB raises to $5, BB folds, Hero calls $3.50

      Flop: ($10.50) 7 A 8 (2 players)
      SB bets $5.89, Hero calls $5.89

      Turn: ($22.28) K (2 players)
      SB bets $12.49, Hero calls $12.49

      River: ($47.26) 2 (2 players)
      SB bets $26.89 and is all-in, Hero calls $26.89

      Results:
      $101.04 pot ($3 rake)
      Final Board: 7 A 8 K 2
      Hero showed 2 A and lost (-$50.27 net)
      SB showed A K and won $98.04 ($47.77 net)


      Vilain is TAG regular 17/13 13% resteal SB vs BTN 4,9k hand.

      Preflop standard defense I suppose ? Vilain has a low fold 4bet oop ( 40% ) and a high 5bet range blind vs BTN ( 5,5% range ).

      On the flop I think it's a call. On the turn, vilain can try to be more scary on the K I think. On the river, I think it's close, but I should call again. Can value less than AK I think.
  • 5 replies
    • cutegoldfish
      cutegoldfish
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 4,335
      Against a 13% 3bet range you are behind and cannot call profitably.

      You also can't 4bet because he does not fold often enough. So I think it's a fold pre flop

      As played I think it's a call on flop since he can cb a big part of his range.

      Turn he could have a better ace and you have a flush draw and have the odds to draw and if he doesn't have the ace he would check the river.


      On river he could bet worse aces like AJ AQ so ill call
    • dobermann123
      dobermann123
      Black
      Joined: 08.01.2008 Posts: 730
      Good. What is your calling range versus a 13% resteal ?
      What % of hand in BTN are you opening in BTN versus a high resteal 13% ? Because we have to defend 30% of our range versus resteal.
      Something around 35% ? Maybe 40% opening range ?
    • cutegoldfish
      cutegoldfish
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      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 4,335
      Equilate against a 13% range on poker strategy equilator and pick hands with more than 45% equity.

      I believe that's AJs+ AQ+ TT+

      13% resteal is not really very high so ill still open pretty wide between 50-70% depending on both sb and bb, the more the fold the wider I open. Defend range depends on his resteal.

      For example if I raise 100% of my hands and he resteal only 13% and folds everything else I am actually profitable against him but because he does not only resteal but also calls and bb is in the hand I go lower to between 50-70%.
    • dobermann123
      dobermann123
      Black
      Joined: 08.01.2008 Posts: 730
      Why 45% equity do I need ? Because of the odds of a call ?
      When I m ip versus open raise, should I defend only hand who have 50% equity and more ?
    • cutegoldfish
      cutegoldfish
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 4,335
      Yes that's the right odds to call and because you are playing in position you can afford to be slightly lower than 50%

      Ip depends on what position you are in and who is behind you and how open raiser plays on the flop.

      I'll list a few examples.

      I have ATo on cutoff and mp opens 25% and blinds and button both are heavy 3bettors. I'll either 3bet my hand or fold it since I know I get 3bet often.

      Same situation but button and blinds are super tight, I could call this hand against mp.

      Same situation but buttons and blinds are super tight and mp checks fold a lot on flop, I start calling even wider since he is just going to check fold so often.

      I have button with AJo facing 13% Co open, he does not fold to 3bet or cbet on flop but when called he seldom cbet flop unless he hit. Although AJo is possibly behind his range I can call because I know he would give up so often on the flop.