Raising amounts and the math behind it all
I've heard that the standard opening raise is 3XBB because its big enough to be a healthy raise but not so big that you become pot-commited with a weaker hand if somebody behind you comes over the top.
Is there some math behind this, like some kind of pot odds
I'm generally good with math but am lost with math applied to poker
i guess i just never studied poker in that sense.
anyways does anyone know the technical reasoning behind this?
(aside from disguising the strength of your hand by making your bet the same size every time as players such as Ferguson have suggested)
also is there a standard re-raise?Pot Size? or 3 times the raise (9XBB)??