Originally Posted by darthur90
I personally don't think that stealing the blinds with ANY 2 CARDS is a clever thing, unless the players in the blinds are very tight..because then i know....if they call me or raise me they have a good hand.Anyway I often steal the blinds with hands i consider "decent", like Ax suited or x>9 if offsuite , or suited connectors..and with almost any pair
I think you might be missing out on the point of stealing. To steal with any two cards is to try and win the blinds relatively cheaply with position. If the blinds reraise you, you fold. If they just call, you are giving yourself a chance to have a totally disguised hand. Say you raise from the cutoff with 76o and the flop comes 77A. Someone in the blinds with an Ace may not put you on an Ace or may put you on an Ace with a weak kicker and then you get even more chips from them. If you miss the flop completely, then just fold.
You don't have to steal every orbit from the same position to make it worthwhile. Just as long as it works out enough in the long run. Plus it'll help your image a bit, as you won't be defined as a complete rock.