Battling the Blind Stealers in Online Texas Holdem
When you play online Texas Holdem poker how do you counter the
players who constantly steal your blinds? Let’s take a look.
The first thing you can do to fight the blind steal attempts is
to develop an image of someone who won’t be pushed around.
This starts right when you sit down as you need to defend your blinds
even with weak hands just to send the rest of the table a message
you won’t sit still while people steal your blinds.
Another good way to fight the blind steal attempts is to come back
at the blind stealer with a big raise. It helps if you have a big
hand when you do this but regardless, you have to reraise big sometimes
when someone tries to steal your blind.
When you continually defend your blinds you get the added benefit
of winning a nice pot when you do actually have a hand. Sometimes
you can even win without a showdown because you can lead out with
a bet after the flop and get the blind stealer to fold.
It is critical to your success in online Texas Holdem poker to
defend your blinds. You can’t allow other players at the table
to run over you and bully you when you are in the blinds. Develop
your image and reraise the blind stealers to counter their attempts
and you will win more money playing online Texas Holdem poker.