[NL20-NL50] NL25 SH - 78o: BB vs Short mini raise SB

    • Lunitis
      Joined: 22.02.2009 Posts: 20,136
      55% steal SB
      88% cbet flop
      71% cbet turn
      1.1k hands

      SB: $7.23 (28.9 bb)
      Hero (BB): $24.57 (98.3 bb)
      BTN: $7.67 (30.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8:club: 7:spade:
      BTN folds, SB raises to $0.50, Hero

      Someone told me here some time ago that we shouldnt fold vs mini raises from the SB. Now i ask...and when villains are short like here? What if villain have 20bbs?

      If you can i would really appreciate a answer in this thread:
      Equity needed to value bet turn vs 2 players

      Posted it there a few days ago, but got no answer ;(
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,330
      Hey Lunitis,

      I wouldn't defend 78o vs a shortstacker here.

      However, you should be defending often vs a min-raise in the small-blind, and especially so if SB is aggressive and stealing a lot.

      Vs shortstackers you want to defend hands with raw equity as opposed to good playability. These include hands containing big cards as opposed to connectors.

      You should be mixing in a decent amount of 3bet bluffs vs a wide shorstacker, and also (depending on his shove range) establish which hands you are going to 3bet/call.

      Vs a shorstack, the effective stacks are short. You need to play shortstack strategy yourself!