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PokerStars 0,50$ Fullring Turbo, Steal with K6s

    • Mooharius
      Mooharius
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.01.2007 Posts: 317
      Hi everyone,

      here I have K6s in the SB and I think this hand is generally strong enough to try a steal. Unfortunately I have only played my hand in this spot and didn't take a look at villains stats. I have no fold to steal stats but his VPIP shows that he likes playing a lot of hands. If I would have noticed his stats at the table I guess I wouldn't have played K6s at all. Villain indeed called and now I am playing oop against a bigger stack. Since an A is in the flop I try it with a cbet of 1/2 pot and villain calls again. The Turn brings me a flushdraw + gutshot. What now? My hand has some kind of value but with a bet I will be committed. I think I should check against this player and decide whether to call or fold depending on his betsize respectively the odds he gives me. What would you do in this spot?

      PokerStars - 100/200 NL - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 8.12 BB (VPIP: 10.00, PFR: 8.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 60)
      Hero (SB): 13.52 BB
      BB: 17.5 BB (VPIP: 41.67, PFR: 20.83, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 24)
      UTG: 7.72 BB (VPIP: 20.83, PFR: 4.55, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 24)
      MP: 10.5 BB (VPIP: 31.52, PFR: 26.37, 3Bet Preflop: 11.54, Hands: 94)
      CO: 10.12 BB (VPIP: 37.50, PFR: 4.17, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 24)

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has K:spade: 6:spade:

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

      Flop: (4 BB, 2 players) A:club: 5:diamond: 4:spade:
      Hero bets 2 BB, BB calls 2 BB

      Turn: (8 BB, 2 players) 2:spade:
      Hero???
  • 6 replies
    • Mayb3n0T
      Mayb3n0T
      Silver
      Joined: 03.01.2017 Posts: 366
      If he calls a lot against your steal, i would prefer to shove. You have a good hand vs BB and you avoid this difficult decision postflop. I don't expect that he folds a lot on this board so as you played i just check flop for pot control and see what he do
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
      Moderator
      Moderator
      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 37,360
      I would also shove based on his passive looking stats. If you want to raise I would raise around 2,5bb from the SB to don’t get him good odds to call.

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • Mooharius
      Mooharius
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.01.2007 Posts: 317
      And what would you have done on the turn as played?
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
      Moderator
      Moderator
      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 37,360
      On the turn I would check and her-evaluate on further action.
      If he bets below 4bb you could consider trying to hit your draw. Otherwise I would fold.
    • Mooharius
      Mooharius
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.01.2007 Posts: 317
      OK, thanks for your replies :f_thumbsup:
    • ghaleon
      ghaleon
      Black
      Joined: 17.10.2007 Posts: 5,940
      Open shove preflop is standard. Alternative for me would be to limp versus some weak passive players. Postflop bet is fine. We have ton more Ax than him and some backdoors. Turn is perfect to shove and put pressure on his weaker than Ax holdings. He could still have some 5x, 4x, 67, 68 type of stuff. Also hands like K high are possible. Plus even if he has Ax you have 12 outs which aint that bad. Maybe sometimes even some A7 could fold though that is optimistic.