# high stakes > low stakes.

• Bronze
Joined: 15.01.2009
I'm currently railing a NL10/20\$ deepstack game with antes on fulltilt. The players are incredible, a lot of the things they do actually make sense. I don't get one little thing though.

I saw a hand where there was a raise pre-flop to 3.5BB's (\$70). If someone was to re-raise I would've expected them to raise to a flat \$210. But instead the second person raised to \$258.

Why do they raise more in these sittuations? Everywhere else seems to flat three betting or shoving.
• 7 replies
• Bronze
Joined: 03.06.2008
i've seen this being done before and often wondered why.

The only reason i can think of is that they are just annoying the initial raiser by raising a stupid amount and making odds calculations harder.
• Bronze
Joined: 18.11.2008
Because if you're deep, you faster get odds to hit something big ( SC's --> Big draws- 2pair, Pocketpairs--> Sets ) They raise the initial raisesize often more to NOT give them the odds
• Bronze
Joined: 15.01.2009
Originally posted by timkroes
Because if you're deep, you faster get odds to hit something big ( SC's --> Big draws- 2pair, Pocketpairs--> Sets ) They raise the initial raisesize often more to NOT give them the odds
Should this be applied to the low stakes games?
• Bronze
Joined: 02.12.2006
Yes, if you are deep stacked it applies to all games.
• Bronze
Joined: 15.01.2009
Originally posted by Fongie
Yes, if you are deep stacked it applies to all games.
Is there any method to this madness or should I just 3bet to a random number?
• Silver
Joined: 04.06.2008
well in general you'd want to raise/ 3bet more than usual because theres antes at the table making the pot bigger.
• Silver
Joined: 18.03.2008
If your in position you can 3bet to 3* the raise, if your in the blinds you will be out of position for the rest of the hand if they call, therefore u prefer them to fold thus u make the bet slightly bigger