Originally Posted by VUcats
Were you just running unbelievably hot over your 6max sample? I can't believe that you were a winning player with 27/11 stats, ESPECIALLY if you were folding 70+% from the BB. Where did all of your calls come from?
Folding BB 70% or 40% does for some people not determine if they are a winning player or not.And that goes for every level of stakes.
It is not like a 1.5 BB/100 winner at 15/30 with a FBB steal of 40% suddenly becomes a loser because he FBB to steal 70% instead. Folding BB has not got that impact. But it sure as hell is more optimal to fold BB 40% than 70%
and I think that the optimal ranges that Oink gave is spot on.
If people just would stop saying that you can´t win with this or that folding to steal stats or steal stats.
You can probably win if you fold your SB and BB 90% at limits under 3/6.
Below is my first 6 months of mostly 5-handed 3/6 play back in 2006:
If I posted that without winrate and wanted feedback we all know what the answers would be:
"Hey dude you can´t ever expect to win at shorthanded holdem because you fold your blind to steal too much".
Nowadays I play 31/22 5-handed and FBB to steal 45% and I suck from BB so much that it is unbelievable. Back then I was the king from BB.Or has anywhere else played 122K hands with -0.10 BB/hand from BB?
Shorthanded limit is much more complex than to call it just a blind battle.
And even if blind stealing and defending is an important part of the lower limit game it has not the impact on winrates that you guys think it has