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Old 12-31-2005, 02:50 PM
shant shant is offline
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Default Calling down likely stack-offs

What do you guys do against short stacks who seem to be stacking off? Do you ignore their stats and get to showdown? Sometimes I feel like I'm giving too much action to short stacks and just mindlessly doubling them up. Is this hand OK? Would you make the same play against a non-short stack?

Button is 26/15/2.1 and has 4BB at the starting of the hand.

Preflop: Folded to me in the HJ with 66 and I raise, CO folds, Button insta-3-bets, blinds fold, I call.

Flop: J93 rainbow
I check/call.

Turn: 3
I check/call.

River: 7 still rainbow
I check/call.

Standard?
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Old 12-31-2005, 03:04 PM
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Default Re: Calling down likely stack-offs

I just cap the flop and still end up getting all the money in. Looks fine.
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Old 12-31-2005, 03:11 PM
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Default Re: Calling down likely stack-offs

I have questioned this type of play myself, but yeah I play it the same. Most of the time their range of hands has expaned greatly and are putting in all their money regardless of what hits. I think your line or capping the flop as obsidian suggested are both fine.
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Old 12-31-2005, 03:24 PM
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Default Re: Calling down likely stack-offs

4BB is almost enough to play the hand normally, so you can't be sure he is stacking off here.

But if you are definitely going to showdown I'd want to get the money in as early in the hand as possible. I've seen short stacks save the last BB for another hand when they know there is no chance to win. No reason to give them the choice between saving a bet when they are lost and getting the money in when they have you beat.
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Old 12-31-2005, 03:28 PM
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Default Re: Calling down likely stack-offs

How would you play it differently against the same guy with plenty of bets left? The guy is pretty aggro and you opened in the HJ.

I'd plan on getting all of his bets in on this board. I'd probably c/r flop too.
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