This is a discussion on BB facing steal within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; 2 hours into tournament, started with 800 people
I get thrown to a new table (no reads), first hand is this:
Villain ( $22,847 ) 38
to be sure I would call...you're probably ahead but and it's worth seeing the flop, you won't have too big a dent in your stack if you have to fold but you could well take it down which would be a grand boost to the old stack !!!
March 3rd, 2019, 5:48 PM
Join Date: May 2017
Poker at: Pokerstars
Just a call is fine. You don't even need to set mine, as you are likely ahead of BU range. Depending on the flop, you can opt to check-raise the flop too.
Also, how close are you to being ITM? If you are in the money already, I would look to just shove pre-flop.
Reason behind this is, if you win, you are sitting on a 60bb stack which is huge in later stages of the tournament, and good enough to get you further into the tournament, possibly even FT. Risk vs reward spot..
March 3rd, 2019, 6:05 PM
Join Date: Jan 2019
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A call here is fine to see the flop, buttons range should be quite wide and it's not an insanely big raise.
March 3rd, 2019, 6:09 PM
Join Date: Aug 2013
Poker at: Poker Stars
re: Poker & BB facing steal
call preflop,and on flop whit 2-3 over cards if oponet bet small we have to reraise fold
March 3rd, 2019, 6:49 PM
Join Date: Feb 2019
Online Poker at: BCP
If you had reads and had a feel for steal/value their are more paths open. Coming into the table cold like you did, I think a call is right. The board will clearly dictate post-flop play.