Restealing gone wrong

October 12, 2007

Related to our post yesterday, you can see an example of a resteal attempt gone wrong @ the final table of the 2007 WSOP.  This hand featured a battle in the blinds with SB – Jerry Yang and BB-Lee Watkinson:

Yang raised to 1.5mil with A/9o.  He had been the most active player at the table by far, and had a dominating chip lead.  Watkinson with A/7o decided he wasn’t going to get run over by the chip leader and thought this was a good spot to steal so he reraised allin for about 8.5mil more.

Under the discussion of restealing from yesterday a good point was made about attempting resteals against very large/very small stacks as they have a higher likelihood of calling because ‘they can/need to gamble’.  Read the rest of this entry »