[NL20-NL50] NL25 - J4s BU steal

    • MoneyStef
      MoneyStef
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.01.2011 Posts: 1,501
      I do a small raise on the flop to make sure the SB cannot stay in the hand cheaply with a draw. When they call, I decide to give up the hand if someone bets.

      Maybe my sample on villains is to small to steal so loosely with J4s?


      PartyGaming - $0.25 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BTN): 123.56 BB
      SB: 267.2 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
      BB: 99.8 BB (VPIP: 27.27, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 12)
      UTG: 131.8 BB (VPIP: 21.88, PFR: 12.50, 3Bet Preflop: 12.50, Hands: 32)
      MP: 272.84 BB (VPIP: 22.06, PFR: 19.85, 3Bet Preflop: 8.00, Hands: 141)
      CO: 8.36 BB (VPIP: 28.57, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 14)

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has 4:spade: J:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 2 BB, SB calls 1.6 BB, BB calls 1 BB

      Flop: (6 BB, 3 players) 4:diamond: 3:heart: 3:diamond:
      SB checks, BB bets 2.84 BB, Hero raises to 6 BB, SB calls 6 BB, BB calls 3.16 BB

      Turn: (24 BB, 3 players) 2:heart:
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero checks

      River: (24 BB, 3 players) 6:club:
      SB bets 22.8 BB, fold, fold
  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi.

      Preflop: I would just call here, or maybe you can even fold directly (but the bet kind of small so calling is fine).

      When you raise so small, I am not so sure that you can force a draw out of the hand.

      Besides, I think the main question here is whether you can raise for value or not. I don't think you can.
    • MoneyStef
      MoneyStef
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.01.2011 Posts: 1,501
      I guess you mean on the flop?

      Is the preflop steal attempt ok?
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Yea pf seems pretty standard. Opening this hand almost vs any two blinds. Unless both of them are super aggro in 3betting pre. With a fish in the blinds this should be a no brainer raise.