This is a discussion on Raising before the flop within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; Over the weekend 4-5 people got mad at me in tournaments because I always raised before the flop if I was in a hand. Even
Over the weekend 4-5 people got mad at me in tournaments because I always raised before the flop if I was in a hand. Even after I knocked a few them out of the tournament they followed me from table to table. Was kinda annoying but I finished 22nd. I'd have done better but I had to go get my cell phone. (I was 4th. When I left came back I was 60th. Worked up to 1st but always hit the wall at some point.)
I was taught "If its good enough to play its good enough to raise."
And no I don't just play top 10 hands cause then I'd never play. But I don't play the crap hands like J5 offsuit 74 suited etc.
Really depends on the table I'm at. I also believe that calling in general is not a "good" play. On a normal table I will generally raise to prevent limping and catching, especially when the blinds are low. Been at some tables however that this strategy backfires more than it succeeds and when I see this I change up...
15th August 2005, 10:28 PM
Online Poker at: Party Poker
I usually raise preflop when i am in a hand and I think it is a good strategy, people that get pissed off at you for doing it probably don't know jack about poker. I raise usually with premium hands and sometimes with mediocre hands, such as middle suited connectors (whic I love to play). I say keep doing what you are doing
16th August 2005, 11:37 AM
Poker at: UB
Game: N/L Hold'em
Well I usually bet the pot. Which is normally 2.5-5 times the BB.
I am always consistent. AA AK gets same as a 88 or JK suited
17th August 2005, 7:20 PM
re: Poker & Raising before the flop
Keep raising them. You shouldn't care how people feel about your play when in reality they just dont want to call a raise. It's a good strategy and you should keep doing it.
17th August 2005, 7:51 PM
Poker at: full tilt
generally, i raise preflop with a decent hand in good position too. lately, though, i've been getting many callers almost evrtime, who end up catching cards with crap hands...sucks.