[NL2-NL10] NL50 A7 resteal

    • Tim64
      Tim64
      Black
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,401
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $9.50
      BU:
      $52.00

      0.25/0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:diamond: , 7:heart:
      5 folds, BU raises to $1.50, Hero raises to $4.50, BB folds, BU calls $3.00.

      Flop: ($9.50) 2:diamond: , Q:diamond: , J:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $5.00 (All-In), BU calls $5.00.

      Turn: ($19.50) 6:diamond:
      River: ($19.50) 9:spade: (1 players)


      Final Pot: $19.50

      villain is stealing 100% (4 out of 4 samples). Is this suf
      ficient to play back? And, if so, are we better off pushing pf?
      Thanks
  • 6 replies
    • Gonzo394
      Gonzo394
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.12.2007 Posts: 2,181
      yes, with 4 out of 4 steals i like playing back with A7.

      with 3bb in the pot and oop you are better off pushing your stack preflop.
    • DaPhunk
      DaPhunk
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      I just push to his steal preflop.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Originally posted by Gonzo394
      yes, with 4 out of 4 steals i like playing back with A7.

      with 3bb in the pot and oop you are better off pushing your stack preflop.
      Is it 4 out of 4 on the SAME table or from different tables?? there is significant difference so that's why I ask it.

      If it is 4 out of 4 on the same table then I shove preflop. Why do shorties 3bet here with 50% of their stack =S

      In general if u play it like this, you are making this more complicated. I prefer a simple Shove button

      - Gerv
    • Tim64
      Tim64
      Black
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,401
      Same table.

      To be honest, I suppose I just raise because if villain is stealing with nothing I assume he will fold to 3bet where as if he pushes I probably fold -but I guess this is just burning money?
    • Gonzo394
      Gonzo394
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.12.2007 Posts: 2,181
      Originally posted by Tim64
      To be honest, I suppose I just raise because if villain is stealing with nothing I assume he will fold to 3bet where as if he pushes I probably fold -but I guess this is just burning money?

      Usually you can't fold anymore to a push because you need only ~25%-30% equity (in this hand: 27%) for a profitable call and you have that with almost any decent hand worth restealing. Try it!
    • Tim64
      Tim64
      Black
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,401
      I'm embarassed to admit this comes as a surprise to me - but it seems, after playing around with Equilator, that you're right.

      I see that even pretty terrible hands like 46o have the necessary equity against a strong hand like AK. On that basis we would almost always make a mathematical mistake by folding to a 4bet push. And if that is true then it follows that, if we are going to resteal at all as a short stack, we should almost always do so by pushing rather than 3x raising.

      I'm grateful to you for alerting me to this - a revalation indeed!