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Defending BB - Wed Apr 06, 2011, 01:15 PM
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Recently,i have read many articles on defending my BB-- and my ? is this-- early on in a mtt-- is it +ev- to defend, at the risk , at the risk of going out? or should i just let it go, and steal it back, ???
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2011, 02:36 PM
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Wed Apr 06, 2011, 02:47 PM
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Early in an MTT, the blinds are pretty small. Not big enough to risk precious chips to steal them. From all the training materials I have seen, that view seems to be the consensus. In that case, if a good player is attacking your blinds early in an MTT, then they probably have a good hand.

If someone actually seems to be stealing your blinds in this situation, I would think the best approach is to let it go unless you hit a big hand, but make a note and be ready to surprise them with a resteal if they are still trying it later when the blinds are bigger, and you can recoup your earlier losses and then some.
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2011, 02:52 PM
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someone put up a really good article on defending blinds I will search for the thread and post it.

TC
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2011, 03:38 PM
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we are always trying to keep pots small and so if we have good odds to see a cheap flop no reason not to. Be very careful not to get married to your hand as it is more important to have a read on the player/s in with you as you are always OOP ( out of position ) unless it is just the small blind.

Gidee Up!


PS long live the skunk
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2011, 03:47 PM
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we are always trying to keep pots small and so if we have good odds to see a cheap flop no reason not to. Be very careful not to get married to your hand as it is more important to have a read on the player/s in with you as you are always OOP ( out of position ) unless it is just the small blind.

Gidee Up!


PS long live the skunk

hey cowboy, hows it going man,

any news or updates on setting up a live tourney in ontario?

cheers
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2011, 03:55 PM
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dude it is going awesomely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ty for asking.

It is a done deal just working on details. It will be Windsor Casino prolly in early fall and we need a min of 50 players and they will fill it with 50 more from the Windsor/Detroit area. $60 - $100 buy in!

I keep u posted.

Gidee Up!



LOL at highjacking the skunks thread!
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2011, 03:58 PM
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do unto others someone once told me,

cheers
 
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??? - Wed Apr 06, 2011, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by 19honu62 View Post
we are always trying to keep pots small and so if we have good odds to see a cheap flop no reason not to. Be very careful not to get married to your hand as it is more important to have a read on the player/s in with you as you are always OOP ( out of position ) unless it is just the small blind.

Gidee Up!


PS long live the skunk

oop and out of position-- what does that men? :p
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2011, 04:20 PM
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we are always trying to keep pots small and so if we have good odds to see a cheap flop no reason not to. Be very careful not to get married to your hand as it is more important to have a read on the player/s in with you as you are always OOP ( out of position ) unless it is just the small blind.
Hey monk,,,this is an excellent lesson for you,,lol,,,happy birthday

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Wed Apr 06, 2011, 04:42 PM
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dude it is going awesomely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ty for asking.

It is a done deal just working on details. It will be Windsor Casino prolly in early fall and we need a min of 50 players and they will fill it with 50 more from the Windsor/Detroit area. $60 - $100 buy in!

I keep u posted.

Gidee Up!



LOL at highjacking the skunks thread!
Nice, count me in
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2011, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by 19honu62 View Post
dude it is going awesomely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ty for asking.

It is a done deal just working on details. It will be Windsor Casino prolly in early fall and we need a min of 50 players and they will fill it with 50 more from the Windsor/Detroit area. $60 - $100 buy in!

I keep u posted.

Gidee Up!



LOL at highjacking the skunks thread!


Cool, count me as well
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2011, 07:36 PM
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Here's my tip for the blinds. Pay them. Treat them as tax. Avoidable only in exceptional circumstances.
 

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