Quiz of the Week: Re-steals in the Short Stack Strategy

    • awishformore
      awishformore
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      Joined: 16.06.2007 Posts: 922
      Hello fellow PokerStrategists!

      Once you move up to the higher limit, you will have to become more flexible and deviate from the ABC strategy in order to keep playing the SSS profitably.

      The main reason is that playing according to a chart becomes too predictable and opponents will be able to exploit your weaknesses easily.

      One of the parts which offer the biggest room for improvement is the stealing and re-stealing game. Adjusting your re-stealing range to your opponents will help you boost your win rate tremendously, if done right.

      In this quiz, you will be able to check whether you assess these spots adequately or whether you burn profits in marginal spots:

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    • s1m0nmp
      s1m0nmp
      Global
      Joined: 26.10.2009 Posts: 64
      Thanks for the quiz...
      but is it possible to find somewhere all previous SSS quizes???
      I would like to do them all...
      I did the one from last week
    • elhh82
      elhh82
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      Joined: 03.09.2008 Posts: 6,838
      Question 9 assumes that we have 0 fold equity. Shouldn't we have at least have some fold equity here, thus making the resteal profitable?
    • awishformore
      awishformore
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      Joined: 16.06.2007 Posts: 922
      Originally posted by elhh82
      Question 9 assumes that we have 0 fold equity. Shouldn't we have at least have some fold equity here, thus making the resteal profitable?
      Hey.

      I thought the same thing when translating the quiz, but I guess they want to assume our opponents play perfect against us in order to be completely unexploitable in the stealing/re-stealing area. On higher limits, this certainly gets more flexible.
    • peanutter
      peanutter
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      Joined: 09.11.2009 Posts: 6
      For silver members i dont think they have access yet to knowledge for SC pushes.
    • elhh82
      elhh82
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      Joined: 03.09.2008 Posts: 6,838
      I did some quick calculations for how fold equity affects the profitability of our resteal:

      Using Q9's example

      Dead Money: $2.00
      Total Pot (after you go in and villain calls): $19.00 (assuming $1 rake)
      Amount you have left (after posting blinds): $9.50

      Expected Value = (FoldEQ*$2) + ((1-FoldEQ)*($19*EQ - $9.5))

      We can find the Equity needed by solving the equation for EV=0 and putting in a guesstimate of FoldEQ

      FEQ - EQ Needed
      0.00% - 50.00%
      10.00% - 48.83%
      20.00% - 47.37%
      30.00% - 45.49%
      40.00% - 42.98%
      50.00% - 39.47%
      60.00% - 34.21%
      70.00% - 25.44%
      80.00% - 7.89%
      90.00% - -44.74%

      I would think against many SB steals, FEQ should be >50%, so it has a very big effect on the profitability of our resteals.