[NL2-NL10] NL10 FR, A9 in SB, steal attempt

    • Yuris125
      Yuris125
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.03.2009 Posts: 319
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $13.62
      MP2:
      $9.34
      MP3:
      $10.61
      CO:
      $2.25
      BU:
      $12.74
      SB(Hero):
      $11.04
      BB:
      $10.00

      Stats (VPIP/PFR/AF/Hands)
      MP3 - 48/5/1.2/61

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 9, A.
      2 folds, MP3 calls $0.10, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.5, BB folds, MP3 calls $0.40.

      Flop: ($1.10) A, A, 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.70, MP3 calls $0.70.

      Turn: ($2.50) 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 checks.

      River: ($2.50) 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.40, MP3 raises to $2.8, Hero raises to $9.84(All-In), MP3 calls $6.61(All-In).

      Final Pot: $21.75.

      Hi,
      MP3 had fishy stats, so I attempted to steal his limp. I also thought that I'm ahead of his range even if he calls. Do you think it's a possible play?
      On the flop, there's probably no reason not to bet such a great board, right?
      On the turn, should I bet again, or is the check correct? There are not too many hands which beat me, but I was worried that he limped in and called on the flop with a better ace

      Thanks!
  • 3 replies
    • TheBrood
      TheBrood
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.07.2008 Posts: 4,383
      Just bet each street imo and try and go all-in if hes fishy.

      Him having the last A is very unprobable and if he has it you could still beat his kicker since a better kicker prob raises pf. Also he might call down a pp not believing you have the A.

      Think to yourself what is more probable: Him having the last A AND a better kicker, A7, 77 or him calling down with A2,A3,A4,A5,A6,A8,KK,QQ,JJ, TT, 99,88,66,etc lol
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello,

      Just bet out on all streets against such a fish, try to get maximum value.

      Best regards,
      Rensu
    • Yuris125
      Yuris125
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.03.2009 Posts: 319
      Thanks! Good to see this preflop play isn't criticized :)
      By the way, he had AQ, so as it turned out I was behind till the river