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I cant steal with crap cards yet - Wed Feb 15, 2012, 04:17 PM
biodomeGr's Avatar
Since: Aug 2011
Posts: 24
Recently i started some steal attempts from reasonable positions with great success but i always starting with at least a high card or 78+ connectors preferably suited .
Can someone tell me if and when i can go to steal with 'almost nothing' ?

PS:'almost nothing' has a range too,please define it as well .

Thank you in Advance
Wed Feb 15, 2012, 05:18 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,862
Hi Elias!

For me, this is going to be totally dependant on the table and how the opps are playing. If they're not all playing very tight, then those types of steals will not work very often, as they're more likely to get called. I also want to have a very tight table image when I make this type of move, as the looser that I am perceived, the more likely I am to get called.
Table image and table dynamics will be what determines whether or not a steal with nothing will or will not be likely to work.

Hope this helps.

John (JWK24)


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Wed Feb 15, 2012, 05:59 PM
mtnestegg's Avatar
Since: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,336
an ATC question like this cant be answered in a few sentences. or even a chapter for that matter. this play is so situational, and dependent on op. reads, table dynamics, your perceived image, position, stack sizes, etc. that no one can give you any kind of black and white answer. sorry.
one example of an ATC steal might be, say your on the button with a medium stack. you have a pretty tight image. it's folded around to you. the small and big blinds are also on medium-small stacks and are playing tight as well, say 15-20 bb deep. that,s a pretty sweet spot to make a play like this
, or maybe your on the button and the BB is sitting out. that's an all day long type of situation too. many, many more. but i hope you get my drift about being so situational it cant just be simply answered.
hope that helps you out a bit.

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