Originally Posted by limakpl
Is it OK to steal blinds with this hand when I expect to get called by SB often ?
The main power of stealing with a hand like 65o is to take it down immediately.
If there's a player in the blinds that'll call you often, then you need to tighten up your stealing range, since you won't be doing a lot of actual stealing vs him. 65o is not a hand you want to play postflop, so in this particular case, with that guy in the SB, I would advocate a fold preflop.
Two nits in the blinds that have a Fold to Steal % of 70+, and this is an easy raise. One ultra-loose fish, and this is an easy fold, imo.
Does the number of times I steal blinds justify losing hand often when I get 3 bet or get called by Sb calling station and c-bet flop and check/fold turn or river?
It does if the blinds are nits that will fold a lot.
If you're not going to be very successful in taking it down on the spot, then you really need to steal less often. Just play for value then.
I am c-betting the flop to get value from draws, but there are many hands that got me beat and also I will face many nasty turn and river cards. So should I c-bet ?
Technically, you didn't c-bet, but raised a min-bet.
A min-bet like that often indicates that villain hit the flop in some way and wants to know "where he's at". I'm not so sure you want to raise with bottom pair no kicker in this case.
My guess is he has 6x, 7x or 8x.
When he min-bets again on the turn, he still wants to know "where he's at", but we can exclude his "pure draw" 7x range (so not 76/87).
By raising what he thinks is a scare card, he folded the better hand, imo.
So, imo, the hand should have been:
Flop: as played, call.
Turn: as played, raise.