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0.55 750Gtd regular tourney blind stealing with 39o SB

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0.55 750Gtd regular tourney blind stealing with 39o SB - Sat Nov 16, 2013, 01:08 PM
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Since: Aug 2013
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TOTAL PLAYERS:2284 REMAINING PLAYERS:450 ITM:342

BB has stats 24/9 34 hands

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is it a good blind stealing?

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Sat Nov 16, 2013, 03:46 PM
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Hi sapines1001!

The key with this hand comes down to a read on the opp. If they are likely to fold, then I'll make a standard raise to steal (with basically ATC).... BUT... if the opp is likely to call, then I need to have a hand with equity in order to steal, as I expect to get called.

Is this 24% number their BB VPIP or their overall? The reason that I ask is that many players play a higher % of hands from the BB than other spots and if this is the case with this villain, they may be closer to 40% or even 50% from the BB. If they are higher from the BB, then I'm just going to fold and let them have it.

In order for my steals to be profitable, I need to get the opp to fold a large percentage of the time, as I'm going to be a 70-30 underdog when they call, so I have to make up for this disadvantage with a higher fold %... and I don't think this opp will fold a high enough percentage to make it profitable.

Due to this, I'm just going to let the opp have this one as it can help my table image, in order to allow me to steal later when the blinds are higher.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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