Poker blinds and statistic guide

Poker tournaments aren’t usually about huge confrontations between a couple of premium hands. They are usually 60/40 or even closer hands that decide the final outcome.

Before we move further, let’s just explain what blinds are in poker. Blinds are basically forced bets which players on the left of the dealer need to make. There are usually two blinds in a game of poker, but it could go up to three as well as coming down to zero, depending on the players.

Players can raise to steal hands but this is a weak strategy. You are basically inviting people to make a fool of you in the end, if you steal frequently. If you’re the kind of person who takes the minimum raise even when you’ve got a premium hand, then you’re asking for people to bust you at the right moment.

The main thing for you to understand is that if you steal enough times with blinds in poker, you’ll have a very high rate of success compared to all other methods. More often than not, you’re going to be doing more than enough to ensure that your stack keeps growing, or to at least ensure it stays the same. Whenever you are called, it won’t be kings and aces every single time – it’s like a coin flip situation.

There is one rule which you should follow, though. The real trick to remember is to know when you should push and when you should not. When you have 11 x Big Blinds, you could afford to fold any marginal hands like K8s, but if you have 6 x Big Blinds, folding a K8 would be nothing short of a crime. Obviously, as your stack is lost relative to blinds, you start getting more and more desperate. So, are you ready to play poker?