Learning to Steal the Blinds in Online Poker
If you want to win more money when playing online poker you have
to be able to steal the blinds. Just think of how many times you
have been in the blinds and had to fold when someone raised you.
How do you learn to steal the blinds?
Do you know why people can steal the blinds so often when playing
online poker? Many times the blinds won’t have a good enough
hand to call a raise with. Eventually one of them will get a decent
hand and call but in the meantime the person stealing the blinds
may have picked up three or four blinds. And there will be times
when the person stealing the blinds actually has a real hand.
To steal the blinds you have to be willing to raise when you have
nothing. It is tough for the average player to do this because it
goes against the grain to bet when you have nothing. That is exactly
why blind stealing works because most of the time the blinds won’t
have good hands and will fold. For the most part, people in the
blinds only want to play premium starting hands and more often than
not they don’t get them. People playing online poker don’t
like to play weak hands when they have to risk money. That plays
right into the blind stealer’s strategy.
If you want to be a good blind stealer then you have to be prepared.
It works best in passive tables where people won’t play back
at you. People that play tight won’t want to risk anything
so you will steal their blinds on a regular basis. Learn to get
out of your comfort zone, be willing to bet poor hands and steal
the blinds to win more money when playing online poker.