10 Tips to get out of the Micros - #1 Steal more

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'10 tips to get out of the micros' is aimed at players who can beat NL2-NL5, but struggle at NL10-NL25. This series will show you how to exploit these stakes, and also what strategies will work at these levels, but will get punished at the midstakes. The first video in the series is Steal More. It teaches us how often we should be stealing at these levels, and using mathematical analysis busts a lot of myths about stealing at the micros.

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analysis blind vs blind button vs blind bvb cutoff vs blind HM2 late position math micro stakes Steal Theory Video

Comments (68)

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  • darkonebg

    #1

    Enjoy this video and leave your questions for double2 in the comments below!
  • alonohara

    #2

    wow, awesome!

    waiting for the next nine vids. :)
  • ritschy22

    #3

    Yeah you got awesome beginner english acsent - so easy to understand you ^^ - great

    Question at minute 30!

    --> that might be right on normal ringgame tables, but if i play on zoom table, iam paying the blinds over time.

    So if i hold T3o against a nit in the BB, should i wait 6 times all player folding to, which maybe happened 1 of 6 times. (so i will pay the BB 1-2 Hands earlier - by missing other hands in more lucrative positions for waiting to anybody folding their hands *zzZZzzZzZ*

    --->that might be not correct on Zoom -> right?
  • DecMate

    #4

    Good video, understood you fine by the way.
    Ima go steal some blinds now. xD
  • sars1887

    #5

    Nice video!
    I'm a German guy and I understand you very well, don't worry about your acsent.
    Looking forward to the next one.
  • kacsa1st

    #6

    fine job! THX!
  • gadget51

    #7

    I particularly like the relaxed conversational style, not so easy for a theory vid. Nice job sir!
  • naujukkel

    #8

    Well done. Thank you!
  • bandejapaisa

    #9

    So,nice vid
    So,ty
    So,jaja
    So,more,more
  • Shevtshenko

    #10

    Can I see cliffs of these 10 tips without actually watching the video? I just want to know if one of these tips is "bluff more"... Mostly, since I think that'd be my #1 tip.
  • serverm07

    #11

    Steal more is the best tip not only for micros but for small stakes as well and some mid stakes tables as well some of the softer sites.
  • eslchr1s

    #12

    good video, but it makes sense to defend less on lower limits, even if you would be faced with the same guys stealing as wide as on nl200, since u pay soooo much more rake.
  • adizzlle

    #13

    Nice! Keep em coming
  • CamboCat

    #14

    Good stuff! Looking forward to the next one...
  • Alleen86

    #15

    Nice video!

    What do you (the coach and you guys) think about the optimal open sizes at NL10 and NL25. I've been told to raise 3bb from every position, and sligthly over 2bb from the BTN and the SB, so I raise 2,3 BTN and SB. Is it better to just stick to 3bb from the SB? Maybe would be wiser to min the BTN and maybe raise something like 2,3 from the CO?
  • eslchr1s

    #16

    dude, just think for yourself a bit and do not copy everything you are told to alleen
  • 599ALG

    #17

    Fantastic video! Thank you!
    Can I ask when is the next video coming up?
  • Alleen86

    #18

    eslchr1s, thank you, but I just asked for your toughts. I was experimenting with sizes alot and am quite happy with the current. At first, i never thought of raising that small from the SB, but the coach I had worked with advised me to try. From the theoretical point of view, it's more profitable, ofcourse, as long as the opponents fold the same as against the normal 3x size, which I think is the case at NL10 and maybe NL20/25. As here is mentioned that we should raise 3x from the SB, I just asked for your toughts, so would like to read some.
  • jfuechsl

    #19

    loved it! awesome!
  • hurla

    #20

    Facing a 2x raise from the SB, I would say at NL10 Villains are defending the BB a very large % of the time. Just my two cents.
  • marcosmartinez

    #21

    Pretty nice video! Im from Uruguay and its really easy to understand you :)
  • Johniiicek

    #22

    @double2: is this 6max or Fullring? Im curious especially bcs. of the stats presented.
  • double2

    #23

    Thank you all for the great feedback, really appreciate it!

    @3
    I'm not sure I understand your question, in my understanding on Zoom games the player posting the BB is the one that has played more hands without posting it, so how can play slower affect that?

    @10
    Hi Shev,

    I'm not sure I agree with you 100%, "bluff more" is a very generic advice and in my experience Micro Stakes players actually bluff with a decent frequency, they just pick the wrong spots and hands to do it, maybe "bluff better" would be more appropriate :) . But I can agree 100% with you on the river, no one is bluffing river.

    @12
    Hmm, I'm not very familiar with rake on all sites, but I think on Stars the rake is not so high that you have to do that kind of adjustment. And if you make it, it's a smaller one, not a 10% range difference.

    @It's not that much relevant IMO. I would say 3bbs from every position and 2-2.25 from BU. But I could be wrong and raising 2.5 from SB could be best, I don't know. CO we can definitely go 2.5bbs, specially if we are trying hard to really exploit BU.

    @17
    Hopefully next month.

    @22
    6max, although you can make a transposition for FR, for sure.
  • Laci24

    #24

    Really great stuff!! :) Thx!
  • dougnaka

    #25

    @double2, how did u get this average stats? Is there some way to do it in HM2? Or did u do that by hand? (how many hands did u use to get this average?). Thank you. Great tips.
  • double2

    #26

    @I just created an alias on HM2 with a bunch of regulars, the ones with more hands in my database. Hands in total I dunno, but all the regs had more than 80k hands. Thanks.
  • NightShadePMC

    #27

    please make the next one as soon as possible :D
  • VaskataBuci

    #28

    New one coming soon?
  • double2

    #29

    @27 and 28

    It should be a matter of days i think :)
  • godlike3

    #30

    Nice vid, cool to find out that I'm not like the ones you're talking about and my play is good, even though I have troubles at NL25...but where's the next video? It's more than month :P
  • NightShadePMC

    #31

    We want the continuation! :D
  • HHHuBi

    #32

    dont you know, why i have on CO, BTN and SB steal succes overall 52%-52%-59%, only?? When i filter in my hem. It player which arent regular=no overfolding, but only regular yes? So i should use your recommend steal more only vs know regs?
  • vitanueva1

    #33

    Really nice vid!!!
  • Pokerruudje

    #34

    Thanks!
  • barabina

    #35

    Nice video!
    now lets get some practice :D
  • vahan4

    #36

    Nice video, thanks!
    Is this applicable to SnGs in any extent? I'd think we could subtract some risk premium and still keep the ranges relatively loose.
  • double2

    #37

    @32 Hi Hubbi, yeah, those numbers look a bit low. Reasons for that might be that you play regular tables or that you're stealing wide against loose players (either regs or recreationals). And yes, people who are not regs tend to not overfold (although some still do). I'd recomend stealing very wide unless you have the slight indication that villain is not a standard reg (incomplete stack, etc)

    @36 Hi vahan,
    I really don't know how to answer that, i suppose it might to some extent, but not sure. At least it makes sense in an early stage of the SNG.
  • Benrenc380

    #38

    I started stealing from CO BU SB after playing an amount of time.i think i started it automaticly after sawing its quite profitable or i read it somewhere i can remember completely.Then i saw this vid and lol :D
  • Benrenc380

    #39

    *cannot
  • toske1

    #40

    bravoooo
  • Nightvisions

    #41

    Very nice i hope to win more now because i am on tilt =(
  • josroch

    #42

    Thanks
  • radeveRNMD

    #43

    Well done. Thank you!bravoooo
  • bonecore

    #44

    double2 at min 07:37 how freq should the big blind defend vs raise vs a minraise.

    to call 1bb
    total pot=4.5 bb
    equity =1/4.5=22%
    dont understand how you got 43%
  • bonecore

    #45

    i did understand
    from B point of view you calculated his fold %.
  • Frexas22

    #46

    Thanks! I am in just this position in my game, i beat 2 and 5NL.
  • 8runo

    #47

    This video is absolute gold. Looking forward to video 2 in a couple of days (I'll try and implement what I've seen here first) because my fold to steal is worse than the 25NL numbers you showed (81.6%, 61.9% and 83.2%), so I've definitely got huge improvements I can make there.
  • genchev80

    #48

    good
  • kyiijaaf

    #49

    Awesome Video! Thank you Very much Double2!
  • pokerman911985

    #50

    very nice video. Thanks!! :-).. i am a tight aggressive player but i fold too much in the weaker hands from this positions... i will use your tips from this video.. thanks...
  • Gidid56

    #51

    great vid
  • arkhos

    #52

    Awesome video :D
  • 4FT3R

    #53

    WORD
  • MioMondo

    #54

    Great Vid!
  • oviovi86

    #55

    good video;)
  • AApoKKer

    #56

    Great tips on stealing blinds, I am going to test it out now cheers.
  • AApoKKer

    #57

    I have try out for the last 2 days and the result is not as expected. I am down $12 in NL2 and NL5, you can't steal with 2 crab cards. As for small blind raise 3x to steal big blind are the same. Don't get me wrong yes you will wins more hands but not the $.
    In my opinion you needs a decent hand to steal in the lower limit. Because there are lot of players will call you to show down.
  • AApoKKer

    #58

    I have try out for the last 2 days and the result is not as expected. I am down $12 in NL2 and NL5, you can't steal with 2 crab cards. As for small blind raise 3x to steal big blind are the same. Don't get me wrong yes you will wins more hands but not the $.
    In my opinion you needs a decent hand to steal in the lower limit. Because there are lot of players will call you to show down.
  • orcwarhero

    #59

    Nice vid.
    CO stealing BU position is a interesting idea. :)
  • edison23041989

    #60

    Good Job Bro. Thanks
  • juozasAK

    #61

    Very useful video and advices! Thank you! Steal more ;-)
  • bubamarasr

    #62

    Nice vid. But, everything is depend on the dealt cards.
    example-> i had in hands 2,8 (check) and on the flop came second 2,5,K (check) in the turn came 6 and on the river came third 2 then i bet a pot and win
  • abnerjunior

    #63

    nice video!!!
  • thorno51

    #64

    but I think to live and online is very different. some players all in with small pockets even though you holds AA . I tried that. I'm the button and all call with the big blinds , so I raise 4X with the BB , but the small blinds ALL-in so I called with my AA. and against 7-7, then I lost hu huhu really grrrr. mostly online are bad beat even how you tried to play good but , some players are crap. even they have bad hands and all in and you hold strong hands when you called you hit nothing and the smallest card hits.
  • Tyrion88

    #65

    Pretty good thing. Thank you very much.
  • nissa82

    #66

    good video, nice percentage expl. do u have some videos that would give us some percentages regarding pot limit omaha ? would be really nice if someone made that one. if someone has a link on it, pls send
  • nissa82

    #67

    good video, nice percentage expl. do u have some videos that would give us some percentages regarding pot limit omaha ? would be really nice if someone made that one. if someone has a link on it, pls send
  • AdamLaw33

    #68

    that's was great. thanks looking forward to the rest.
    1st question:

    I want to binge watch the next 9 vids ; what do I do? P) lol