Well, if I try a steal with a speculative hand ex: T9s, I'm in CO, SB has a guy that whenever I try to steal he gives re-steal, and whenever he's in final position he steals. In this hypothetical situation in the previous hand I was in the btn with a strong hand, I opened raise all fold, now in the CO with T9s opened to steal, the villain tried re-steal. Ai begs the question, if I identify this 3bet as re-steal, what are my options? give a 4bet? all in direct (we had a healthy stack), or just call and hit the flop? best option considering that the villain was doing a re-steal, since he makes this kind of move many times over.
If he's doing it regularly I would be calling, especially if I had suited 1-gappers like 9Js.It is great when your PFR is seen as a steal attempt when in reality you hold AA and shove after they 3-bet. Even more amusing when you take a big pot down and then raise again from late position... they almost always fold from then unless they have something big.
20th February 2018, 11:57 PM
Alex Houngan 
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re: Poker & re-steal
As experience shows, the second time the hand is stronger, and the first one probably he steals the blinds.It is better to play the call and then, to play your hand on the flop, of course it's important that you are pre-flop.
21st February 2018, 12:10 AM
hugh blair 
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if you are certain your opponent is stealing go all in and get them to fold just calling leaves you -ev over the long term you have got to fight fire with fire.
21st February 2018, 11:32 AM
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What would be right to play with, you need to understand the reaction of the opponent to the return moves, when I am confident in my hand and my opponent tries to steal the blinds, I pretend, doubt my card and give him the opportunity to raise the bet.
21st February 2018, 12:00 PM
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This is only speculation, from noob and I donít have an answer, but in theory you fold your worst steal hands, 4bet bluff your not easy to play hands, and 4bet value your good and call rest.
T9s sometimes good enough to call in position, however imo itís hard hand to play when stack sizes are shallow or opponent is aggressive and not letting you to see the cards. If opposite is true then calling might be good. Also his bluff range mostly is Ax giving him equity edge if you call.
So against aggressive T9s without blockers is a fold but occasional 4bet canít be too wrong and well calling is option too if there are glaring post flop mistakes in his play You picked very hard hand to analyze imo.
If you know he is restealing light in this hand (you donít!!), you should 4bet everything but top of your range which you flat, something like 77+, ATs+, KTs+, QTs+, JTs, ATo+, KJo+
22nd February 2018, 4:55 PM
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re: Poker & re-steal
If you have a strong hand, play medium term at the beginning and agressive at the end so you do not raise a bat
22nd February 2018, 5:55 PM
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Just look at the villans fold to 3b and if its a redonk number like 75% reraise at will. Its best to have like 2000 hands in your sample though because fold to 3b stats take a long time to converge.