re: Poker & Button Raises and Reraises
Those are all very good questions Titan. In Sklansky's book "Tournament poker for advanced players", he discusses this very subject introducing the term "Gap concept". Since I'll never be able to explain it as clearly as him it would be a good idea for you to give a look at it, if you haven't already. Essentially, he states that there has to be a "gap" between hands that you would call a raiser with (or reraise the raiser), and hands that you wouldn't call a raiser with, but you would use to raise with in an uncontested pot. The bigger this "gap" is, the more success you'll have in tournament poker. Ex. : you have T9s on the button. Would you call with this hand if a player in MP raises? You might, but more often you won't. But that same hand, if everyone folds to you, is Ok to raise with from the button. Give a look at this book when you can (if you already haven't). GL to you.