[NL2-NL10] stealing bet size?

    • AKM247
      AKM247
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      Joined: 26.05.2010 Posts: 412
      Just a quick question;


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $2.12
      MP3:
      $5.12
      CO:
      $4.07
      BU (Hero):
      $1.78
      SB:
      $5.00
      BB:
      $5.14
      UTG2:
      $2.78
      MP1:
      $2.56


      Preflop: Hero is BU with J, Q.
      5 folds, Hero raises to $0.18, 2 folds, BB folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.07.

      I feel that if I am stealing from BU with weaker hands than I usually play such as QJo - I should make the raise 3.5bb instead of 3bb, is this correct because over the long run it will make a difference & I wanted to know before I make it habitual?

      Thanks,
      AKM

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  • 4 replies
    • pyure
      pyure
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      Joined: 25.09.2008 Posts: 258
      I think it's better to always raise the same amount, it helps to disguise your range a little more - if you're only raising weaker hands to 3.5bb eventually people will notice.
      Besides I doubt the extra half big blind is really going to make someone fold a hand they would have called if you'd just made it 3x.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      I think I indeed raise the same amount if I have a weak or strong hand. Regardless what the opposition is, this kind of betsizing tell is pretty easy to discover because it happens so often!

      From the BU I just raise 3bb as a steal

      Best regards,
      Gerv
    • JHTAN
      JHTAN
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.07.2010 Posts: 1,343
      Hi guys,

      I always open raise 3x from EP and MP but open 2.5x in LP (with value hand as well) in Rush Poker. Is that good?
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Originally posted by JHTAN
      Hi guys,

      I always open raise 3x from EP and MP but open 2.5x in LP (with value hand as well) in Rush Poker. Is that good?
      I think it is better for you to just stick to 3x because 2.5x just creates a whole different dynamic in which requires a lot of postflop skills

      Best regards,
      Gerv