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Hot 0,55$ , 50000/100000 12500, Steal attempt agains tight passive player (4BB) - Sun Jan 19, 2014, 05:36 AM
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Hello, professionals!

Was trying steal attempt from SB agains tight passive player with 95of. In this tournament stages most of players are shortstacks and try to survive as long as possible so I decided to take advantage of it. I thought if he calls me with Ax or Kx I still have some equity. I know that aggression wins in poker and under pressure players make mistakes. Appreciate your analysis!

 
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Sun Jan 19, 2014, 10:22 AM
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Hi MyNumber7!

With a really bad hand in 95o, when it folds to me in the SB, the key for me here is the opp's stack size. They already have 25% of their chips into the pot, so the opp is very close to being pot-committed already and is basically going to have to play the hand.
Due to this, I'm going to muck here preflop as 95o is not even a favorite against ATC and this is most likely going to showdown if I do play the hand as I have basically no fold equity due to the opp's stack size. If I want to shove here, I need to have a hand that will be a favorite against a wide range, which 95o is not.

If the opp had over 10BB, then I may consider shoving here as a steal, but not with a stack under 10BB that is almost certain to call.

Aggression helps, but patience is a larger key when playing tournaments.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Sun Jan 19, 2014, 10:52 AM
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Thanks JWK24, I know I took a huge risk.. I thought this will work cause villain was tight passive player. Ok, I will fix this leak too!
 

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