The Catalyst of Poker – The battle of the blinds

“If the blind lead the blind,

both shall fall into a ditch.”

— Jesus of Nazareth

Limit poker not only begins as a struggle for the blinds, it normally ends there. In very loose games, starting hand selection, betting strategy and pot manipulation become more important, but in moderately tight-ish games, and tough aggressive ones too, the core of the entire battle comes down to a struggle for the equity of the blind bets.