Size of open raise and 3bet - NL100 SH

  • 4 replies
    • pleno1
      pleno1
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 19.11.2010 Posts: 5,596
      Hey Shadow,

      When I open I make it 3.5-4x UTG, 3x from middle positions and then either 2x or 2.5x on the button depending on the blinds frequencies. I.E if somebody 3bets too much I will 2x and if somebody calls alotttt I will make it 2.5-3x. As always in poker although you have initial guidelines on bet sizing it is all about making good adjustments vs opponents.

      If I am 3betting oop I make it 10-11 from a normal 3x open and 9 from a normal 3x open ip.
    • ShadowCasino
      ShadowCasino
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.09.2010 Posts: 519
      Originally posted by pleno1
      Hey Shadow,

      When I open I make it 3.5-4x UTG, 3x from middle positions and then either 2x or 2.5x on the button depending on the blinds frequencies. I.E if somebody 3bets too much I will 2x and if somebody calls alotttt I will make it 2.5-3x. As always in poker although you have initial guidelines on bet sizing it is all about making good adjustments vs opponents.

      If I am 3betting oop I make it 10-11 from a normal 3x open and 9 from a normal 3x open ip.
      What is your criteria to decide the optimal open raise size?
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      just adjust your sizing based on how wide your range is. Basically if you are stealing wide from BU you probably can't continue vs a 3bet very often. Thus you want to make a smaller raise so that you can get away with your steals more cheaply.

      Meanwhile if you are opening a strong range from UTG u wanna make it bigger to maximise your value.
    • ShadowCasino
      ShadowCasino
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.09.2010 Posts: 519
      Originally posted by mbml
      just adjust your sizing based on how wide your range is. Basically if you are stealing wide from BU you probably can't continue vs a 3bet very often. Thus you want to make a smaller raise so that you can get away with your steals more cheaply.

      Meanwhile if you are opening a strong range from UTG u wanna make it bigger to maximise your value.
      Something like this?
      UTG - 4bb
      MP - 3.5bb
      CO - 3bb
      BTN - 2.5bb
      SB - 3bb