Originally Posted by Tokeard311
i try to steal with no luck at all.
could you elaborate on this for me...? like when, where and how to do it? lol. i am not good with this at all and need it in my game. any books that will help me with this? currently reading harrington on hold em.
In a free roll with 2700 people (Full Tilt), the first 1,000 people do NOT try to steal or bluff, no way will that work. Straight, basic Poker because you will have to showdown your hand. People will also call you with the worst hands.
Once the antes are added things start getting interesting. You will have a mix of people at your table. You need to observe the 2-3 people on your left very carefully. Do they fold often? Do they raise or just call? Are they call stations? Are they strong, are they weak? You need to figure out if they can be bullied.
If the entire table folds to you and you have a + EV hand you need to consider putting in a raise in an attempt to steal the blinds/antes. Pay attention to why type of raises bring down a pot without resistance--it could be between 2 1/2 to 4 X BB. If you are going to steal you need to be the first to the pot.
I learned to steal by being a railbird at the high-limit SnG's where stealing is a way of life. You should consider doing the samething.