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When I started my blog I decided not to write about strategy so my PSO tix added community couldn’t have a read on me, but now that PSO unfortunately has decided to get rid of them I’ll start with this one.

When reading and seeing some videos about poker strategy they hardly ever mention what has happen in the last hand or last couple of hands and how it affects decisions by players, maybe it is because the instructors when they play are almost always multi-tabling and they overlook this aspect of poker.

It has worked for me that after a big pot hand or after a hand that a player with a 10x BB stack gets eliminated players with a healthy stack tend to play the next hand very tight, specially the winner of the hand.  So if the situation is right I usually raise with any two cards hoping to get the blinds and antes and if there is a caller other than the winner of the previous hand I steal it in the flop.  If your opponent has few chips it doesn’t seems to work the same way and you shouldn’t really try this when the blinds are too small that stealing the blinds and antes is not that profitable.

Of course like any other poker advice, you have to also consider your opponents playing style, position, stakes, etc.

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