[NL20-NL50] SH NL50 AJ from BU vs SB-Resteal

    • Majestaet
      Joined: 04.11.2009 Posts: 4,653
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (3 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A, J.
      Hero raises to $1.25, SB raises to $4.00, BB folds, Hero ???

      SB is unknown.

      His raise is relatively big (for his stacksize). My hand is relatively good for stealing from BU. I have a few options, but at the moment all of them seem to be as good as the others:

      -fold: his raise-Size scares a little bit and my hand is dominated very often
      -Call: AJ is good hand from my stealing-Range + IP
      -push: maxFE + AJ has a good blockingability
      -minraise: I can still fold to a push, have little FE but can play some Flops IP
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Vs aggro opponents the best play would be to call (anyone with 10%+ 3bet range in these positions SB vs BU).

      Without reads, I think you can opt for the safer option of 4bet/fold. It would be pretty hard to play readless postflop as the caller. Would make it 8 or 9$ and fold to a 5bet.

      Pushing here readless is by far the worst play.