Originally Posted by Mitchel Cornodelli
Basically i'm just struggling playing in the blinds in 6 max 0.02/0.05 nlhe cash games on pokerstars.
Here is a typical situation:
Folded to the button who opens to 3xbb
I'm in the sb with a8o. 1) What do you if you have seen him steal from the button a lot, 2) what do you do if he hasnt been stealing a lot
Thanks for the help.
1) If he has been stealing the blinds a lot, I would absolutely 3-bet with A8. Most of the times he really has nothing and he will fold if you bet like 9xbb. He's just trying to take an advantage of his position. In case the button 4-bets or calls your bet, you know he really has something that time.
2) If he has been playing tight, I probably would fold. There is a good chance that he has an ace with a better kicker or a pocket pair.
Calling is basically the worst option in this situation. You can't get any idea what your opponent really has and you're only hoping to catch something on the flop. If you miss the flop it's easy for the button to steal the pot due to his better position. Not to mention if the flop includes an ace. That's always a tough spot to be with 8 kicker..