blind stealing

    • KingKruger
      KingKruger
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      Joined: 24.02.2009 Posts: 4
      Sould the blind stealing bet size be the standard 4x or can it be alittle less due to the fact that you are playing a weaker hand in the middle phase (14-24 BB) and will hav to fold to a raise ?
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    • PKSSebulba
      PKSSebulba
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      Joined: 17.05.2009 Posts: 30
      Because of low stacks in SNG I usually open 2.5-3 BB - higher the blinds, lower the bet, 4BB is too expensive, especially when stealing with weak hand in mid/late game
    • HarveyFP
      HarveyFP
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      Joined: 29.10.2009 Posts: 42
      when attacking blinds is
      2.5-3 BB
      not to weak to push off at lower limits ?
    • lessthanthreee
      lessthanthreee
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      Joined: 30.06.2009 Posts: 16,300
      ive only ever raised 3x in early stages and 2.5x mid-late through all stakes seems to work out fine for me

      i think raising 4bb pre is a leak
    • brazyd
      brazyd
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      Joined: 04.12.2008 Posts: 87
      4BB standard is too much i think, but i use it occasionally put a little variety in the game
    • 8979687
      8979687
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      Joined: 11.11.2008 Posts: 2,225
      I am agreeing that 4bb is way too much in mid and late stages, its ok on lower limit SNGs
      in the early stages. The one key thing about the raise size you do make though is that
      you must make it the same for raising your AK, KK etc as you do for trying to make a steal.

      If you raise smaller with weak hands and bigger with better ones than everyone will just exploit
      you. Even the really weak players will figure it out.

      So mid to late stages, I recommend 2.5BB instead of 4 no matter what hand you are raising with.