View Full Version : not interesting - basic push/steal strategy

05-19-2005, 05:47 PM
Still trying to solidify my strategy. Any help would be greatly appreciated by this newbie.

This feels like it's supposed to be an easy push or an easy fold. Unfortunately I don't know which.

Push rationale: I have <10xBB and have not "stolen" the blinds in two orbits or so. Button looks reasonable - nothing completely insane yet. I have FE against Button and BB. SB is big stack but was being rather tight for an $11er (folding to minraises from BB at Level 3, folding his SB w/ a limper in the pot, etc.).

Fold rationale: CO clearly does not equal Button (the one that glares at me). Also, I haven't shown down a pot yet, so no one knows what I'm playing. I still have plenty of chips and half of Level 4 to go. A6s is clearly going to have problems against hands that call me.

Leak to fold, leak to push?

***** Hand History for Game 2073860349 *****
NL Hold'em $10 Buy-in + $1 Entry Fee Trny:12350104 Level:4 Blinds(50/100) - Thursday, May 19, 17:29:09 EDT 2005
Table Table 11538 (Real Money)
Seat 1 is the button
Total number of players : 5
Seat 5: tracymats ( $1631 )
Seat 3: riphosey ( $3214 )
Seat 6: bitterazn ( $900 )
Seat 1: nephews5 ( $1145 )
Seat 4: marco121 ( $1110 )
Trny:12350104 Level:4
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to bitterazn [ 6c Ac ]
tracymats folds.
bitterazn ?

05-19-2005, 06:10 PM
Its a clear allin.

05-19-2005, 06:23 PM
have not "stolen" the blinds in two orbits or so.

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Even without this its an easy push. But this just makes it that much more so. You said you were worried cuz you hadn't shown anything down. I would assume thats cuz you haven't played any hands meaning even a monkey is gonna realize you're tight. None of this really matters though those cards are golden in this situation.