Plugging leaks: High Fold to Steal
I was reading a post on BlackRain79's blog
about taking advantage of leaks in the cash game of regular players. First of all, he writes a great blog, has written (and continues to write) very good strategy books, and you should read his stuff if you want to improve your cash game).
One of the leaks he speaks about is upping our steal attempts when the opponent has a very high Fold to Steal percentage (over 80%, let's say). I posted a question on his blog page and thought I should post it here as well to get the input from this forum.
"I'm not going to say which player type I think I belong to (!) but would like to ask you a question about how to work on the Fold to Steal stat to lower it. I do take into consideration the opponent's Attempt to Steal and also Fold to 3bet and use that to figure out if I should call or raise instead of folding. But, overall, my Fold to Steal is high because I don't want to play a poor hand out of position. And that's the type of hand I'll usually have in the blinds. So, how do we plug that kind of leak to prevent being exploited by the opponent?"