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If you're playing a no limit Texas hold em tournament, it pays to be aggressive when it's down to just you and the blind. If you're the small blind and everyone folds to you, it's often a good idea to raise and try to steal the blinds, even if your hand isn't that great. All you need is for one person to have a junky hand and you get some free money.
*On the flip side, if you're the big blind and the small blind raises, you don't need a premium hand to reraise or call. You're going to be in position for the rest of the hand, so calling and taking a flop can work out well, and there's a good chance you blast the small blind off her hand with a reraise.