re: Poker & Starting hand selection for SB/BB
To me it depends.. Being 1st to act is very tough to do especially when you are holding 7,8 suited in SB... BB I just check alot, again I don't like the one to act 1st..
The blinds are great for the check-raise especially when you hit a great to monster hand and there are many others after you to act.
The blinds are great for the hidden sets, straights and high flushes when they hit, not saying later positions aren't.
Is K,10 early good? Nope cause anybody with A,10 will squash you.. and if you bet that "mini" bet cause the board came 10,5,2 rainbow out of the blinds cause you did limp with K,10, better hope I am not playing out on your table lol sorry cause I hate the mini raise.
I am pretty sure though that Power and Position go hand in hand.. If you don't have Power in the earlier positions then you will go home broke.
To further explain and expand on this the other day about 4 of us limped in.. I am in LP CO to be exact with K,Q(yes a raising hand but at times I enjoy limping with it)... Button and SB fold.. BB does a 3XBB raise, I thought that SOB had better have something cause I am going to call him. The rest of the table folded and I called.. spiked my K right off the flop.. he bet and I came over the top see if indeed he may have A,K, KK's or AA's...He just called.. he checked the turn.. I bet he called.. Called no matter what all the way down.
I won that hand, checked hand history and pocket 66's.
Then the other thing I would say about the blinds.. they fit or fold cause this is very vital to determine if you are going to see the turn and the river card for these 2 postions.