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Ante Stealing on Third Street

1.  In general do you need a good poker hand to start with?
    -->    Yes.

2. When can raise with a weaker hand?
    -->    There is some chance that by raising you might steal the antes.

3. Example?
    -->    The high card has bet, you have a low card showing and no other low card has yet called.

4. What if you get called?
    -->    You will have a second  chance to win if you catch a better card on the next round.

5. What else do you want when considering to steal the antes?
    -->    You want to be in a game where few people reraise on third poker street.

6. What do your chances have to be of stealing the ante to make it worth raising without a good hand?
    -->    About 40 percent.

7. What if there is little reraising?
    -->    A semi-bluff ante steal is more likely to be correct.

8. What if you think that someone else may be trying to steal the antes?
    -->    If you have any kind of playable poker hand, such as a three-card eight, you should reraise.

9. When stealing, should you have a second low card in the hole?
    -->    Usually.

10. Why do you need two small cards?
    -->    It will force you to steal at about the proper frequency plus you now have an extra out.

11. What if you are reraised on third when trying to steal the antes?
    -->    Generally fold.

12. How good hand do you need to call if you are stealing and someone reraises?
    -->    Usually a three-card nine or sometimes a ten.

13. How many low cards can there be behind you where you can still raise with a three-card nine?
    -->    Three and sometimes four (as long as the 9 is in the hole).

14. In most cases, when trying to steal the antes, how many low cards can there be behind you?
    -->    Usually one but sometimes two.

15. What about the $ 30-$ 60 game versus the $ 15-$ 30 game?
    -->    Since this game has a higher ante structure, steal somewhat more if you can get away with it with the same frequency.

16. When do you adjust your stealing frequency?
    -->    This depends on the opponents behind you and how often you expect to get called and/or reraised.

17. What if the game is short-handed poker?
    -->   Steal antes less against the same number of low cards behind you as there is less money to shoot for.

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