Originally Posted by LeadingMan
Tight player UTG + 1 limps... I have a strong suspicion that I don't defend enough hands and don't really play correctly postflop when i do.
IMO, you are probably playing better than you think you are out of the blinds. I question why you felt this was a good spot to defend your blind given that a "tight player" has made an early position raise? I mean, this tells you to muck.
As far as blind defense goes, I'd much rather take 3 to the face with small suited connectors against more players than call a raise from a tight EP player with only one other person along for the ride. This is a spot to fold your blind.
What are you hoping to accomplish by defending here? I would make a list of all the reasons to defend your blind (e.g., to win a big pot where I have a great deal of deception value, to prevent aggro's from running over me, to play more large multi-way pots, etc.), and then define what your own
ranges are for each scenario. Are you calling with K-5 suited in this spot? (If no, you definitely need to be mucking the 4-5 suited!) What about when there are 3 callers ahead of you? 4 callers? 5? These are the scenarios to work out, IMO...
A lot of the results should be dependent on game conditions and, therefore will change session-to-session, game-to-game, hand-to-hand; but, generally, the correct percentage of time to defend your blind should correlate to your style of play (i.e., LAG or TAG). Don't be a good TAG and then spew from the blinds--this is terrible
! But a successful LAG also can't fold too many hands out of the blinds, either. So generate your own balance based on your list of reasons to defend, the scenarios which trigger the reasons, along with game conditions and your own style of play. (So really, no one correct answer to your OP, IMO...)