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2nl zoom - KTs in the SB. Resteal.

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  • 2nl zoom - KTs in the SB. Resteal.

    In Dave's zoom theory video he talks about raising lighter from the blinds on a 'resteal'. I've been playing a lot of zoom lately so I've been trying to add it to my game, I've been having some sucess but I think I missteped here.
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    Pre flop UTG+1 raises to 3x everyone folds round to me and I hold KTs, I don't really like calling here but I can still flop something if calls when I resteal. I raise 3.5X his initial raise as this is what I would raise if I had a value hand OOP, is this a good size or can I make it smaller as it is zoom and players are less likely to notice? Also I think I misjudged the most important thing when restealing, my fold equity... he is UTG+1 and is probably tighter than I first thought; should I only be restealing from players when they are in the CO and OTB? Or should I not be restealing against unknowns? Once he calls and I flop a pair and the nut flush draw I feel obliged to c-bet, I don't think many better hands will fold on this flop however a few worse hands might call namely TT/JJ/QQ. should I be c-betting this board or should I just give up once my resteal is called? Thanks for any help. Oliver umbup:
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    I tend to only re-steal from CO and button as they are more likely to be raising light. I would give UTD+1 credit for his raise and fold here pre-flop without any reads.

    Re-stealing in general I don't do on unknowns, but then I play regular tables, and I could see it being very different on Zoom. On regular tables I look for a steal percentage of 40% or even 50% before I try a re-steal, and it's usually just to send them a message that I can't be pushed around. One or two re-steals is all that’s needed to get them to stop stealing light (even if they end up will a hand on one of them).

    On the flop I'm not sure about the cbet as it hits a lot of their range. I tend to find at 2NL they will call with a straight draw, so there is very little of their range they would fold. I would default to a check-call here. Check raising might be an interesting move here to mix it up. I'm just not sure if that would fold any of his range that had you beat. I've seen many 2NL players get all-in on a flop with top pair (they don’t tend to think about what your repping, just looking at their own cards). So I think it's a check-call and see what the turn brings.


    • #3
      Hey Oliver

      A re-steal is traditionally defined as a three-bet of an open from the cutoff, button, or small blind. So this would be a pretty uncommon spot in which to three bet light, as a resteal.

      That being said we have flopped really well. A pair with the nutflush draw. It is second pair however, and I think that means we should proceed cautiously. If we bet, we risk worse hands folding and better hands calling. If we check however, we can keep our opponents range "wide" -- that is, with a larger number of hands of all types as opposed to hands that connect well with the board that would be calling our continuation bet.

      A few sneaky outcomes of checking might be that our opponent will never give us credit for a flush, much less the nut flush, since we checked the flop. Usually a hand reading opponent would expect a flush draw to bet. If the flush comes in we can therefore get paid. Otherwise let's try to bluff-catch a street or two and hopefully show down second pair cheaply.



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