Opting NOT to steal w/A2 <10BB on BU

    • is0l8
      is0l8
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      Joined: 03.09.2013 Posts: 60
      9 man Turbo
      Blinds: 100-200, 8 players
      Hand: (1,750) As 2c on BU
      Action: Everyone folds

      I'm reading a book where it advises to go all in, naturally... HOWEVER, it mentions occasionally not taking this 'slightly' profitable blind-steal WHEN OPPONENTS PLAY PARTICULARLY POORLY AND YOU WILL HAVE BETTER OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPLOIT THEIR PLAY IN FUTURE HANDS

      What might the author have in mind when declining this?
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    • UPAY4DINNER
      UPAY4DINNER
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      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 21,926
      Moved to our SNG Discussion board.
    • kurrkabin
      kurrkabin
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      Joined: 12.10.2010 Posts: 5,976
      Hi, is0l8!

      I think he meant that is better to not take very marginal plus EV decisions as table is full of worse players, who will spew and make big mistakes and you are the one who benefits from it. If game was full of regs and you have no edge on them, then I advocate for taking these marginal spots anyway as they might make the difference. Vs fish however, you are not put in such a hurry as they will give you walks bvb, or midstack is going to call the bigstack with A5s for 15bb eff. on a shove, which is awful, but it's you who benefit from their mistakes.