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[NL2-NL10] Blinds Re-steal from SB with 88 ... BU calls

    • tomahawkpt
      tomahawkpt
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.01.2009 Posts: 78
      There´s a limp from early position, and a small raise from the button (only 3bb raise), which I read as a blind steal.

      Myself holding pocket 88, try a re-steal from the BU with All-in. The limper folds, but surprise, surprise, the button calls.

      Was I right, or was I wrong?


      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $5.90
      CO:
      $4.42
      BU:
      $4.00
      SB (Hero):
      $1.99
      BB:
      $5.44
      UTG2:
      $3.90
      MP1:
      $6.45
      MP2:
      $5.46


      Preflop: Hero is SB with 8, 8.
      UTG2 calls $0.10, 4 folds, BU raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $1.99, 2 folds, BU calls $1.69.

      Flop: ($4.18) 9, 4, 4 (2 players)


      Turn: ($4.18) 9 (2 players)


      River: ($4.18) J (2 players)


      Final Pot: $4.18.
  • 5 replies
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hello tomahawkpt,

      According to the SHC only a resteal with 99+,AJ is permitabble because of the hand strength of your hand.
      Since Button is not stealing his frequence is therefore most of the times reduced so you are playing against a generally strong range

      Therefore I would just fold 88 in this case

      Best regards,
      Gerv
    • tomahawkpt
      tomahawkpt
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.01.2009 Posts: 78
      Hi Gerv,

      Thank you for giving a look at my hand.

      I have to disagree with you regarding the re-steal though (or maybe I'm misinterpretating the re-steal part).

      According to the SSS SHC I'm using (the english version) this is what's there regarding re-steals:

      Re-Steals
      Re-steal with 88+ / AJ+
      If an opponent re-steals, go all-in with 99+ / AJ+

      How much should you raise?
      When you or an opponent re-steals Go all-In

      As I see it, and please correct me if I'm mistaken, the raise from the BU can considered a steal, right?
      Therefore I can re-steal with 88+, and go all-in ... and that's what I tried.

      If the villain was re-stealling the blinds (stealling from another player) then I would re-steal with 99+

      Is my interpretation of the SHC right?

      Below is the result from the hand:

      Final Pot: $4.18.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, nines and eights(8 8).
      MP1 shows two pairs, aces and nines(A A).

      MP1 wins with two pairs, aces and nines(A A).
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Villain on the Button is simply NOT stealing the blinds and thus you. He is isolating a limper to play him in position. Therefore your resteal range should be tighter.

      Once again without significant reads/statistics I would simply fold 88. The chart states that an OPENraise from the BTN will result in you restealing 88+,AJ+ I just checked again


      - Gerv
    • tomahawkpt
      tomahawkpt
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.01.2009 Posts: 78
      Ok, now I understand what I did wrong - a raise in late pos/blinds with a previous limper is not considered a blind steal.

      Thanks for your read on the hand.

      Cheers.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Your welcome and have fun on the tables :) !