NL100+ - Adjusted Open Raise Amounts?

    • xponentx
      xponentx
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      Joined: 10.02.2008 Posts: 341
      Hi all,

      I've recently moved up to NL100 SSS, and found that most players on NL100 (Stars), raise by between 2BB and 3BB, and almost nobody raises by 4BB. I played about 100k hands raising 4BB, and found that I got very little action, and when I did I was almost always dominated. I dropped my open raise amount to 3BB, and 2.5BB in LP, and i've found it works better, I get called a lot more by speculative hands.

      Has anyone else made this switch? Do you think it's +EV?
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    • knb22
      knb22
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      Joined: 29.04.2009 Posts: 212
      I'm playing nl100/200, and i've been raising 3-3,5bb all the way through nl50, and it worked out perfectly. People on these limits really do respect a 4xbb raise. Also, by raising 2,5-3bb from late position, you make your steals cheaper, in case you get reraised.

      Btw, did you make it to diamond by playing nl50 sss? that's pretty sick.
    • xponentx
      xponentx
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      Joined: 10.02.2008 Posts: 341
      Yeah I think it's definately worth dropping it, just good to get it confirmed.

      I made diamond a few months back 24-tabling NL50 SSS on Stars around 5-6 hours a day, then my son was born and I lost my diamond status for a bit, and only now managed to claw it back 24-tabling NL100 for a few hours a day. Just don't have as much time right now.
    • OONOShortstack
      OONOShortstack
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      Joined: 14.04.2010 Posts: 93
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