[NL2-NL10] NL25: blind steal

    • 098799
      098799
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)
      BU:
      $7,98
      UTG+2:
      $32,32
      Hero:
      $6,81
      MP3:
      $2,47
      BB:
      $5
      MP2:
      $21,87
      MP1:
      $10,02
      CO:
      $9,50

      0,10/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.8 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 2:diamond: , T:club:
      6 folds, Hero raises to $1,00, BB folds.

      Final Pot: $1,25


      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)
      BU:
      $29,60
      SB:
      $20,63
      MP1:
      $20,42
      MP2:
      $9,50
      MP3:
      $27,33
      Hero:
      $5,30
      UTG+2:
      $4,90
      CO:
      $4,65
      UTG+1:
      $25,35

      0,10/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.8 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 9:club: , A:club:
      4 folds, MP3 calls $0,25, 3 folds, Hero raises to $1,00, MP3 calls $0,75.

      Flop: ($2,10) K:heart: , 4:heart: , 7:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1,50, MP3 folds.

      Final Pot: $3,60


      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)
      BU:
      $29,05
      BB:
      $5,33
      UTG:
      $4,64
      UTG+1:
      $8,55
      UTG+2:
      $37,59
      MP1:
      $6,79
      MP2:
      $16,15
      MP3:
      $22,90
      CO:
      $11,53
      Hero:
      $5,75

      0,10/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.8 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K:club: , J:heart:
      8 folds, Hero raises to $1,00, BB calls $0,75.

      Flop: ($2,00) T:heart: , 4:spade: , 2:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1,50, BB folds.

      Final Pot: $3,50


      Why am I posting these hands? It just seems sooo +EV to steal blinds often. With every hand. Even if you don't hit - contibet also looks +EV.
      Is that so, or am I mistaken?
  • 5 replies
    • rrwillem
      rrwillem
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.09.2007 Posts: 538
      IMO You win very little in comparison to what you earn. Especially hands like T 2 will not give you +ev. Good drawing hands however like suited connectors are worth a shot and if you get called you have a nice drawing hand in position.

      + remember not to steal or C-bet erverytime. Makes you easy to trap.
    • 098799
      098799
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      Right, right - but when you're playing on such limits, you just have.. 90% or something fold equity (people fold nearly always...) on such play. That's the reason it seems so +EV to me.
      And stealing/contibeting every time i have an oportunity to is out of question, i agree. But once per 10-20 hands is just fine to make few (!) BB / 100 in a long run... That's what i observe. Maybe I'm just lucky?
    • rrwillem
      rrwillem
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.09.2007 Posts: 538
      I do play those blinds. If it works for you, it works for you.. But id fold T 2 and raise only hands that at least have SOME potential if called. (like the K J and A 9 :club:)
    • Berliner1982
      Berliner1982
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.07.2006 Posts: 5,644
      Without stats and reads on your opponent, you shouldn´t steal with any two. When you have thousands of hands of your opponent, who is sitting in the BB and you use PA, which is showing you that he is folding his BB in over 90% of the time, then you can do that.
    • 098799
      098799
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      I'm waiting for my PA license then ;)