Mastering The Fundamentals: Big Blind Strategy

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Playing from the big blind is one of the most common situations that you will find yourself in at the poker table. Every orbit you play in the big blind and will mostly have a decision as to whether you should call/check or raise by the time the action ends on you.

It is important you learn how to play this position effectively as you will and should be defending a wide range from the big blind. One big mistake that I see a lot of poker players making is that they play far too tightly or too loosely from the big blind.

You generally want to defend tighter when:

– stacks are deeper
– the raise size is larger
– there is no ante
– there is a rake
– opponent is tight or good

You generally want to defend wider when:

– stacks are shallower
– the raise size is smaller
– there is an ante
– there is no rake
– opponent is loose or bad

0:00 – Intro
1:00 – Preflop Big Blind Defense Strategies
4:09 – Cash Game – 100bbs Deep
6:17 – Cash Game – Ranges
15:28 – Tournament – 80bbs Deep
16:56 – Tournament – 80bbs Ranges
19:31 – Tournament – 40bbs Deep
20:02 – Tournament – 40bbs Ranges
23:31 – Tournament – 25bbs Deep
24:42 – Tournament – 25bbs Ranges
26:30 – Tournament – 15bbs Deep
27:10 – Tournament – 15bbs Ranges
30:20 – Postflop Big Blind Strategy
31:58 – Tournament – 40bbs Ranges
32:36 – Postflop Big Blind Strategies
33:11 – Flops That Are Terrible For The Big Blind
34:02 – LJ vs BB – Flop: AJ9r
39:34 – LJ vs BB – Flop: KT3ssx
41:50 – LJ vs BB – Flop: QJTxhh
43:04 – Flops That Are Marginal For The Big Blind
43:16 – LJ vs BB – Flop: Q64ssx
45:24 – LJ vs BB – Flop: J65r
47:51 – Flops That Are Interesting For The Big Blind
48:07 – LJ vs BB – Flop: 765r
51:55 – LJ vs BB – Flop: K93sss
53:55 – LJ vs BB – Flop: 633r
55:31 – LJ vs BB – Flop: QQ2r
56:46 – LJ vs BB – Flop: A55ssx
58:32 – When The Flop Checks Through
59:50 – LJ vs BB – Board: J65r – Different Turns
1:02:10 – LJ vs BB – Board 765r – Different Turns
1:03:40 – LJ vs BB – Board K93sss – Different Turns
1:05:41 – LJ vs BB – Board A55ssx – Different Turns
1:07:18 – Outro

On this Poker Coaching channel we cover a weekly poker topic to help improve your poker strategy!

In order to take your poker game to the next level it is vitally important you learn all the nuances of the game.

Do you know what ranges of poker hands you should be playing from each position? When should you 3-bet, call or fold? When is the right time to make a hero call or a huge bluff? Do you know how to play preflop, flop, turn & river effectively and how should your poker strategy change depending on the street? What difference does it make if you are playing multi-way vs heads-up?

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10 thoughts on “Mastering The Fundamentals: Big Blind Strategy

  1. Are YOU too TIGHT or too LOOSE in the Big Blind? 🤔

  2. WHat's the tournament preflop raise sizing with 80bb? 2.5bb or 3bb ? ?

  3. Jonathon casually posting the exact video I was looking for this morning. 🙂

  4. How does all of this change as more players stay in the hand and we have preflop and postflop squeeze opportunities or mw equity?

  5. In my last 5 tournaments, I've placed 5 times, and 3 of those were 4th place or better. I can't even begin to thank you for these videos. The increase in bankroll has me playing with a new confidence as well.

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