Originally Posted by marcusthorton259
When you say aggressive as time goes along, what kind of hands should I raise with to steal blinds and how much and of course in late position right?
You need to understand that aggression has to do with bet structuring, not hand selection. Hand selection is measured Tight to Loose. Chip management is measured Passive to Aggressive. So don't make the mistake of playing loser hands in order to be more aggressive.
Now to actually answer your question. The standard answer is it depends. One of the biggest factors is are they going to let you get away with it? If so it doesn't matter what kind of hand - throw a raise out there and they run and hide. Others may not let you get away with it at all and come over the top with a raise.
How much? Well as much as it takes to get the job done - that usually means about 2 1/2 BB, but sometimes you can get away with 2 BB - other times it might take 3 or 4.
This is why when you get to the final table (or before) start immediately paying attention to and get a read on the 2 or 3 players to your immediate left. For example I was just in one last week. Mr. Lag McLaggy was in the BB to my BTN - CRAP! SB was very tight and the one on the left of Lag was a complete Nit. My dream came true and McLaggy got knocked out leaving two tight nits on my left. I raised every time - hands like T8s, 84o, 23o - the cards did not matter I was playing the players. My bets were double blinds and 2 1/2 BB. Obviously it did not work every time but it worked enough to be profitable.
Now if you are not in that dream situation you usually want some cards that could do something on a flop - connectors and the like.