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Anyone who sits out just to skip the blinds doesn't understand what's really happening. If you sit out and miss both blinds, once the button gets to you, you'll have to pay both blinds before you're even dealt cards. Same if you skip the SB. You are absolutely not getting a free ride through. Sometimes it may seem like you get by without paying, but it will ...


It's always nice to get a hard-to-detect draw (unless you occasionally land against a miracle full house along the way; the complete/check action often leads to this), but players often overrate the open ended straight draw (OESD). That is, an OESD is overrated and should played with caution; it's true that you have around 32-35% equity but this is only if ...

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