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Learn to Re-Steal Bluff in Latest "Poker Strategy Power Moves" Video
Players have been stealing the blinds for years but people are still passing up tons of spots where a re-steal bluff could win them the pot.
In the latest Poker Strategy Power Moves video you can learn the basics of the re-steal in under three minutes.
It's a move designed for the mid and late stages of tournaments when the blinds and antes become more and more significant. By targeting players you suspect of raising with weak hands in order to steal the blinds, you can increase your stack even when you can't pick up a big hand.
Whether you're in the blinds and facing a raise from the button or cut-off, or you actually have position on the initial raiser, the re-steal is a really powerful move you might be missing out on.
Watch Poker Strategy Power Moves: The Re-Steal
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Three Keys to Re-Stealing
Re-stealing successfully hinges on being able to identify the right combination of factors. Keep these main points in mind when looking for good spots:
#1 – Target players you've seen opening a lot of pots when it folds to them in late position. If they're doing it regularly it's way more likely they're doing it with weak hands.
#2 – Target players who are good enough to fold a weak hand. Bluffing against a calling station is always a bad idea since they're way less likely to fold, even with a bad hand.
#3 – Re-stealing works better when you have a solid table image. If you've been caught bluffing, or are generally raising lots of pots, your opponents will give you less credit when you try to re-steal.
The re-steal is a bluffing move so it's important that your raise is big enough to force your opponent to fold marginal hands.
If your raise is too small, players might be priced into calling with hands they'd fold to a larger raise.
An easy way to figure it out is for you to make your raise bigger than the total of the blinds, antes and your opponent's initial raise. Usually making it three times what your opponent made it is a good rule of thumb.
So if the blinds are 1,000 and 2,000, and your opponent makes it 5,000, three-betting to somewhere in the neighborhood of 15,000 would be reasonable.