Originally Posted by light65536
Can someone provide me with bet sizing help? I've always been told to raise 4x the big-blind which is 8 cents in cash games.
Originally Posted by adventurebound
First off you're talking about 8 cents, not 80 bucks. That's a big difference, imo.
AB is correct. At such very low limits, some of the players seem to take the view that it`s barely real money
and they play very wild.
In general, use 3-5x the BB as your baseline, but watch the table and take your lead from the others. When you raise, you are generally looking to reduce the field to one opponent. Therefore, the correct raise is whatever it takes (on average) to accomplish that at your table on that particular day.
Sometimes 3x BB is enough. On another day, at another table, 6 or 8 may be needed.
When you first join a table, there is much to be said for taking a few minutes during which you fold everything other than AA, KK, QQ. During that time, your mission is to watch the opponents, not your own cards. You are looking to learn who is tight, who is loose, who is aggressive and what size of raise is enough to persuade most of them to fold.