How To Get Better Results From The Blinds In Low Stakes Cash Games.
How well you play from the blinds at the lower stakes will go a long way towards determining your overall success. But many people struggle from these positions. The biggest problem is that they lack an effective game plan for playing from these two seats.
In this article I am going to provide you with several strategy tips on how to achieve better results from the blinds in small stakes cash games.
Understanding the Blinds
The key to developing an effective strategy from the blinds is understanding the real nature of these two positions. Though many beginner and even novice level players understand the idea of position in poker, they understand it only on a surface level.
Advanced players know that position is one of the most important keys to their success. The problem with the small blind and the big blind is that you are going to have to act first every single time you see a flop — that is, you’ll always be out of position (aside from the occasional blind-vs.-blind battle in which you are the BB).
The other huge problem with these two positions is that you pay every single time even though you are dealt a completely random hand. This means that more often than not you simply have to fold preflop and take a loss. Read More