A Player's Guide to Win Blind vs. Blind Poker Battles

November 17, 2019

Win Blind vs. Blind Poker Battles make poker interesting and lucrative. This article seeks to help punters learn how to take advantage of these battles.

How to Win Blind vs. Blind Poker Battles

Blind vs. blind battles happen a lot more in recent times than they used to. A majority of players, both amateurs and professionals, usually neglect this part of the game. That opens up an opportunity to make more money by maximizing on the battles.

A player can use a variety of methods to improve the strategy or even adopt a new approach that he uses during blind vs. blind situations. Below are a few tips that suggest the hand that a player should play pre-flop and the effects that the pre-flop ranges will have on the post-flop play.

Playing a Wide Range of Hands Pre-Flop

This easy tip only requires a player to memorize two ranges. The first range is the small blind opening range. The second one is the small blind versus big blind defending range, which can be broken down further to hands to 3-bet with and hands to call with.

A majority of players, especially the recreational ones, usually over-fold their small blind versus big bling open. Opening a large number of hands will always help a player to capitalize on that. Limping a wide range of hands from the small blind also has a strong case, although the strategy is more complicated.

Defending Loosely Post-Flop

The post-flop ranges are usually more extensive than usual for blind versus blind. The wider range is caused by wider pre-flop ranges, meaning that fewer pairs and fewer overpairs are made on the flop. A player should defend wider against the c-bets using weaker hands or hands with high improvement probability.

When a player flops top pair, he should call down a majority of the time. Top pair is usually a strong hand when flopped early. When flopped blind vs. blind, it is even stronger. All that, however, is dependent on the board. If the board does not work out well, a player should fold.

Protecting Weakest Ranges

A player can protect his weakest ranges by including some strong hands when he is out of position and checks. Failure to do so may allow an opponent to bluff and exploit the player. Without a hand that he would call on, the player should bet on the flop and turn.

For a player to check and protect his range, he should consider candidates such as top pairs with low kickers, strong pocket pairs, and top set. Also, when a player is in position, he should consider checking back some hands that can improve on later streets or that can call turn probes.