Originally Posted by Stu_Ungar
You will always lose money from the blinds.
The goal should be to lose less rather than to make money from these positions.
As for past posting.
The only way you can do it is to either sit out when the blinds approach (If I saw someone do this 3 or 4 times in a row I would report them.. Its basically cheating when you do it a few times in a row) or to leave the table as the blinds approach.
On the surface you might think that the hit and run aproach would favor SS play. (there s a good thread on this.. you might want to read it )
However the reality is that to make SS play work, you need 20+ tables on the go.
Table selection is going to become horrendous if you have to switch tables every 4 hands!!!
What I've noticed (from that other thread ) is that the SSers make their most money in the blinds; my idea is kind of a hybrid -- SS in the blinds and full stack everywhere else. I think I'm getting my other new thread mixed up with this one, but they're related, all stemming from that epic SS thread.
My plan would only involve Past Posting when I first sat down, to get those few extra late position hands. After that, I'd stay at the table for awhile (maybe 25 to 50 hands depending on circumstances). If I played at least 15 tables at once, played 3 or 4 sessions a day, I think it would have a positive effect on overall hourly rate -- note huge, but still, time is money.
Of course the other advantage of posting early is getting involved in a favorable game more quickly, which also should help hourly rate. Currently I always wait for the Big Blind before posting, but I end up sitting out a long time before I get to play. As long as I'm playing in a game I can beat handily, I think I might be better to get involved quickly and not waste all that time. Since I'm multi-tabling and know I have a good winrate at those stakes, it's not really that important or possible to sit and watch for a few hands to get a feel for my opponents. Most of them are in my database anyway, so the HUD will take care of that.