Originally Posted by ComplexPlaya
I don't play them all that much, if you look at my fold to steal 69% from the BB which is pretty normal, a bit on the low side but within the acceptable range.
I do play them sometimes, and I know I'm not supposed to and why (as you guys explained) the point of this thread was to ask about my stats, as they seem out of whack in the blinds over 14K hands, it's the position I've won the most (if you disconsider the blinds themselves) so I was trying to find an explanation for that.
So, that was what I wanted to find out really, not why you shouldn't play them. Didn't mean to offend anyone but that post was besides the subject...
You're going to make a lot of money from the blinds (without blind) purely because you're going to see flops for nothing or have at least have a free .5-1bb per player in the pot when you do play a hand.
As for what your stats should be, put it this way, folding non-premiums is never going to be a big mistake. Folding marginal hands is almost never going to be a mistake at all (when in the blinds, chant the mantra "reverse implied odds are bad, reverse implied odds are bad" and profit).
I personally completely suck at a lot of things in poker and spew chips all over the place (most of us do, but that's besides the point) but the main thing that makes me profitable anyway is that I am more focussed than anyone else at the table on exploiting the blinds. When I'm in LP, it's a gold mine. When I'm in the blinds I'm aware that I'm completely screwed and am completely at the mercy of BTN/CO/anyone else who raises and I run away like a scared little girl. However that I'm minimising my losses most of the time and playing premiums when I do play makes me a lot of money from those positions, also, you'll find that even at 20 or 25nl people suck at blind stealing and either give you a walk too often or are really vulnerable to light 3bets which again adds to your profits.
In short, play from the blinds should be profitable; if villains aren't complete idiots then maybe you should be in the red, but your without blind stat should ALWAYS be positive.
Never play marginal hands OOP unless you're bluffing (almost always only against someone who's stealing wide, or who views you as a nit). When OOP you're at the mercy of the guy in position, when in position then you can start playing your marginal hands, hell, play your junk hand IP before you play a SCer OOP.