BATTLE FOR BLINDS

The joy of Party Poker all poker hands start off as a battle for the antes – or in this case the blinds. If the people to your left are passive, then you can attack them more. But if it had been folded around to me then I would usually raise with any Broadway hand that I had.

In really passive games, you could possibly speculate a bit more by limping along after other limpets with connecting Broadway cards, and especially if they are suited. But you must be aware that you tend to build hands like top pair with these types of cards, and that is precisely the type of hand that can bust you – so great care must be exercised. Titan Poker

One of the biggest errors

I see players make in No Limit ring games is that they go overboard with defending their blinds. Some of them seem to think that it is almost a personal assault when their blinds get attacked. and feel that they must make a stand with a very wide range of hands – like they tend to do in Limit play.

The subject of range is very important here, because you need to know how often the players to your right are attacking your blinds. Software like Poker Tracker and Poker Office will tell you exactly, but you can also do this manually just by taking notes and keeping records of certain players. If I decide that an opponent is attacking my blinds with a wide range of holdings, then I will decide to play back and re-raise rather than call. If I have a hand like Q-10, for instance, then I think that this is a Ire-raise or fold’ situation in No Limit Hold ‘Em. www.sportsbook.com