[NL2-NL10] NL20 - Steal from SB with KJ

    • TheBu11d0g
      TheBu11d0g
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      I made a steal move from the SB as there were no other limpers and the BB cold. After making the standard cbet and getting raised, was the fold a correct move or should i have just pushed.

      Regards,

      -Steve

      Mansion Poker, $0.10/$0.20 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 7 Players
      Hand History Converter by Stoxpoker

      BTN: $19.25 (96.3 bb)
      Hero (SB): $3.60 (18 bb)
      BB: $4.80 (24 bb)
      MP1: $20.05 (100.3 bb)
      MP2: $3.50 (17.5 bb)
      MP3: $11.36 (56.8 bb)
      CO: $11.18 (55.9 bb)

      Pre-Flop: Hero is SB with K:club: J:spade:
      5 folds, Hero raises to $0.80, BB calls $0.60

      Flop: ($1.60) 8:diamond: 5:heart: A:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1, BB raises to $4 and is all-in, Hero folds
  • 7 replies
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Nice hand.

      ...you don't beat anything on this flop with K-high except for FD.
    • TheBu11d0g
      TheBu11d0g
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      thankyou for your reply burek2000 on this hand as well as in my other evaluation hand.

      The AK in the previous hand i sort of know the answer but just wanted it confirming but this hand i wasn't sure of at all.

      So in the situation above unless i hit a made hand on the flop then fold is the way to go.

      Regards,

      -Steve
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Also when you steal contibetting is a good move on the flop, but when your opponent shows action there's no point in continue with the hand if you don't have anything. It's very similar to postflop play when you raise ordinary hands from SHC. ...but if you're not too familiar with basic stuff and postflop play, then it's better to postpone steals for some time, because with steals you find yourself in more marginal situations most of the time.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Hi Bu11dog,

      I think a c-bet of $1.25 is slightly better as a probe/c-bet

      If he has an Ace, you need runner-runner and even for a shortstack, that ain't enough :)

      So I Bet/Fold the flop.
      Best regards,
      Gerv
    • TheBu11d0g
      TheBu11d0g
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      Hey Gerv,

      Thank you very much for your reply.

      As regards a probe/cbet when you have hit air on the flop, do you you recommend a slightly higher bet than 2/3 then?

      Regards,

      -Steve
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      It depends on the board therefore I suggest rereading the continuation bet for intermediates silver article again ;)
    • TheBu11d0g
      TheBu11d0g
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      Thanks for the answer Gerv.

      I've not managed to study the Silver articles yet as im studying the odds/outs maths right now so i will stick that on the to-do list :D

      Regards,

      -Steve