How to Get the Big Blind
The small blind and big blind are the two most desirable places to get the money in a game of poker, and in nearly every poker game you can get at least half of the money in the pot without fighting for it. This article will reveal a few secrets on getting the big blind for free in Afapoker.
- Calling the Big Blind
There are a few ways on how to achieve this. One is with a raise, and the other is with a call of the big blind. In general, a raise is when you bet more than the big blind, or raise the minimum amount. A call of the big blind is matching this minimum bet.
For example, the minimum bet in a 9/6 game is nine dollars. If a player wishes to get in for real money, they must raise at least double the amount of the minimum bet. In this case, a raise of ten dollars would suffice.
In this case, a player can opt to call the big blind, by either adding the amount of the big blind into the amount of the bet, or increments of that bet. As an example, if the big blind is two dollars, and a player wishes to bet ten dollars, they can add that amount to the original two dollars bet.
- Raising Under the Gun
If every player at the table, including the small blind, folds, then the small blind can raise the bet, by placing an additional bet of half the amount of the big blind. This is done to act as a deterrent for others to join in the hand.
Acting as a deterrent is important because generally, if no one is joining the hand, then you are risking the chance of not getting enough money in the pot to live to see another hand.
- Stealing the Blinds
As stated earlier, one of the goals of the blind steal is to get everyone to fold. However, this can be a little trickier than you might expect.
If you try to steal the blinds in a late position, when everyone else has folded, then you are risking the chance of not getting enough money in the pot to keep the hand going. It is better to try stealing the blinds early, when there is less risk.
There are also ways on how to perform blind steals. The first one is to check raise. This is probably the simplest. When you have a late position, and everyone else in the hand has folded, then you should perform a blind steal.
The most important thing to note about checking is to watch the players from the blind. Every time you are in late position, and no one has made a bet before you, make a large bet. This would cause people to fold.
- Managing your Betting
While performing blind steals, you also have to be mindful of managing the betting itself. Do not make a bet that you cannot afford to lose.
For example, a player would need a flush in order to place a bet of ten dollars. Do not bet higher than that to chase out your opponents.
Finding the right time to perform blind steals is as much a part of playing as the mechanics of the strategy. Do not blind steal when there are cards that could help your opponents. Do not blind steal when you do not have a good hand yourself.
- Finding the Table image
The table image is the way of declaring who you are in the table. It is necessary to pay attention to your opponents, since others are also looking at you, whether you like it or not.
If you are playing against very aggressive people, you might want to avoid performing blind steals, because people can start taking each other’s money before you have a chance to get away with it.
It is also suggested that you try blind steal a game where a very aggressive player is loose. The idea is to gamble for a while, and with more than one deck, players can really lose a lot.
There are a lot of options for you when you perform blind steals. You can go for modest profits, using the strategy when you are in later positions, or you can gamble for a while using the strategy when you are in earlier positions.
The risk ofoping is a bit high for people in early positions. Most of the time, people place bets when they have a very good hand. When people have a very good hand, the chances that no one has a very good hand are higher. And also, the moment that a person has a bad hand, the chances of other people having very good hands are lower. It is mostly estimated that about 70 percent of Americans make money from betting, and about 90 percent of people who place bets are losers.
It is fairly easy to understand the logic, but at the same time, the execution of the strategy can be very tough.