This is a discussion on Stealing The Pot within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; When your attempting to steal the pot in button or cutoff are you still playing within range or taking advantage of FS?
The success of stealing with bad cards is based entirely on the habits of those after you, and how they perceive your table image. Make sure you have a tight image, and/or your opponents are the type to fold too often.
Yes you are right, but if your opponent becomes aggressive, BELIEVE in it. There is no shame in giving up on your attempt to steal the blinds. If the flop comes A83r and your opponent bets the pot, or gives a high check-raise, feel free to drop your KQo. In fact, feel obliged to do so. Stealing blinds is decidedly a strategy of "small pots"; if you're risking your stack in an attempt to steal, you're very screwed. Similarly, if you are stealing with trash (86s or something) and someone gives a re-raise, FALL OUT! Give up immediately, and without hesitation. Do not bother to see what the flop can bring - there is no profit in that.
Stealing as I understand it is theft of the bank? I use it rarely, but I have to. I do not like it when someone uses it against me and try not to spoil the nerves of other players. Everyone decides for himself whether or not it is worth it.
Styling as I understand it is theft of the bank? I use it rarely, but I have to. I do not like it when someone uses it against me and try not to spoil the nerves of other players. Everyone decides for himself whether or not it is worth it.
Aggressive play is an important part of successful poker playing. Try and think of situations that make you feel uncomfortable. These situations most likely make others uncomfortable as well. Poker isnít just playing your card it also about exploiting your opponents downfalls.
have to agree early stages kinda pointless straight steal blinds just don't matter but you need wider range so that can have more combos to make hands in range make your hands less obvious cash seems very pointless to straight up steal with garbage as no blinds antes and the stack size to pot ratio's is very different
from my point of view the art of blind stealing consists of doing it with marginal hands ... because doing it with a strong hand would not be blind theft ... and to do it a blind robbery with marginal hands you must first know how to play your opponents to your left ...!