[NL2-NL10] 92o button steal (3 players)

    • Superbrain
      Superbrain
      Basic
      Joined: 29.06.2013 Posts: 167
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (3 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $2.07
      BB:
      $0.71
      BU (Hero):
      $4.74


      Preflop: Hero is BU with 9, 2.
      Hero raises to $0.05, SB folds, BB calls $0.03.

      Flop: ($0.11) 3, 4, 9 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.16, Hero calls $0.16.

      Turn: ($0.43) Q (2 players)
      BB bets $0.20, Hero calls $0.20.

      River: ($0.83) 6 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.30, Hero calls $0.30.

      Final Pot: $1.43.
      Results follow:

      BB shows high card king(T K).
      Hero shows a pair of nines(9 2).

      Hero wins with a pair of nines(9 2).



      Read: BB is aggressive and attacked lots of pots

      I raised from button to steal. BB led with overbet. I found myself w/ top pair.

      I had some doubts with the strength of my kicker but since it's heads up and BB is bluffy so I made the call. The play was made on my read on BB. Against unknown I might fold this.
  • 2 replies
    • RAU4ever
      RAU4ever
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.09.2011 Posts: 177
      Fold preflop. 92o should not be in your stealing range. It doesn't play post-flop well at all. This is clearly visible in this hand too, cause even though you hit your top pair, you could never be confident about your hand. In fact, it's hard to see him turn up a worse hand than yours often enough to make your postflop play profitable imo.
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      H iSuperbrain,

      Preflop:I would not steal this loose unless the guys are complete nits. And BB looks like a fish (stack size)

      Postflop: Given you act on your reads i don't think it's bad to call but you have to have good assumptions based on facts (not small samples).