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PSO shoving A9s to steal the blinds - Sun Jun 29, 2014, 01:29 PM
sapines1001's Avatar
Since: Aug 2013
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PokerStars - $1+$0.10|200/400 Ante 50 NL - Holdem - 8 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (CO): 16.34 BB
BTN: 32.2 BB (VPIP: 52.24, PFR: 8.54, 3Bet Preflop: 2.60, Hands: 214)
SB: 20.73 BB (VPIP: 18.99, PFR: 15.79, 3Bet Preflop: 2.00, Hands: 183)
BB: 15.25 BB (VPIP: 24.05, PFR: 21.22, 3Bet Preflop: 7.14, Hands: 271)

8 players post ante of 0.13 BB, SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 2.5 BB) Hero has A:club: 9:club:

fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 16.22 BB and is all-in, fold, SB raises to 20.61 BB and is all-in, fold

i thought there are loose guys after me and standard raise is not good so its better to shove it to steal the blinds. good shove?

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Sun Jun 29, 2014, 06:35 PM
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Since: Jun 2010
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Hi sapines,

I think it's fine. The button seems like a candidate to call us with worse aces and broadways which would be fine with me, and we should have reasonable fold equity vs. the blinds.

I also don't mind opening for , but the button will probably call a ton and have position on us (although calling with lots of dominated hands).

Ultimately I think either line should be profitable and certainly don't dislike the shove on a 16bb stack 4 handed, it's probably the best line short handed.

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