[NL2-NL10] NL100 AQs BB vs min raise steal

    • WildBeans
      WildBeans
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      Joined: 23.09.2008 Posts: 586
      Villain is 15/11 AF 2.3 and with 22% steal in CO - I'm committed once I raise right?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.5/$1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $72.10
      MP2:
      $30.70
      MP3:
      $106.50
      CO:
      $104.80
      BU:
      $21.50
      SB:
      $123.80
      BB(Hero):
      $18.50
      UTG1:
      $20.00
      UTG2:
      $75.65

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, Q.
      5 folds, CO raises to $2, 2 folds, Hero raises to $7, CO raises to $104.8(All-In), Hero calls $11.50(All-In).

      Flop: ($123.80) 8, 9, 2 (2 players)

      Turn: ($123.80) K (2 players)

      River: ($123.80) 3 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $123.80.
  • 8 replies
    • PanDuzePE
      PanDuzePE
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      Joined: 12.12.2007 Posts: 5,467
      Why u reraise to 7 ?


      Instant all-in here i think.
    • DaPhunk
      DaPhunk
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      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      I 3bet to $5 or push tbh. Raising to $7 is just awkward. If i raise to $5 i call a 4bet, but this raise allows me to raise to $5 and fold with some worse hands If villain steals 2BB a lot.
    • WildBeans
      WildBeans
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      Joined: 23.09.2008 Posts: 586
      I guess $5 doesn't seem like a scary reraise, whereas $7 does - I want him to know I mean business at least. I thought $7 just because it's 3x the raise and then a little extra for out of position. But on the other hand I actually like the idea of making it $5 so that I can resteal with more hands (since I can fold).. he had KK by the way.
    • MancaMulas
      MancaMulas
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      Joined: 12.03.2009 Posts: 4,494
      If this is SSS, you must fold AQ if you face a raise!

      If you consider de min-raise as 2 limps, then you should have raised to 8$
    • Padde
      Padde
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      Joined: 25.05.2006 Posts: 1,060
      MancaMulas, please stop evaluating hands which are played at nl100 or above.

      It's just annoying to read your advice which everybody can reread at the basic strategy section.
      You will not be winning player with basic strategy at nl100+.
      thanks
    • PanDuzePE
      PanDuzePE
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      Joined: 12.12.2007 Posts: 5,467
      Same as Padde. I want to wrote same thing.
    • WildBeans
      WildBeans
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      Joined: 23.09.2008 Posts: 586
      MancaMulas, stats dictate how to act against a raise, because they determine what equity your hand has against their range. In this case, besides his 22% steal from CO, AQs is usually a decent hand to defend your blinds from steal attempts (unless his stats show him to be a super super tight player)
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hi WildBeans,

      it's kinda rule to always resteal with a push, because if you decide to raise you are commited anyway to a 4-bet or on the flop, so pushing is better. You could also raise super small as DaPhunk said, so you don't commit yourself, but I'm not fond of such small bets, at least not on NL100.

      As played, yep, you commited yourself and have to go broke here and even if you didn't I would still go broke with AQs.

      @ Manca: Maybe it's better if you only observe NL100+ hands, because as Padde said basic strategy wouldn't suffice on these limts. But it's good to watch those hands so you can learn new things that can't be found in the bronze articles so you can improve your game. As for here... ...when CO or BU openraises you can push all-in with AJ+/88+ when you are sitting in the blinds, that's quite a basic play and you can also implement it on your limit.