I don't agree with some of you. I think no matter what you bet, there is going to be that one person out there that will call it... and 8 out of 10 hands, that person will hit on the turn or the river... it's just the luck of the cards
Now I dont agree with that. Statistically people miss 70% of flops so how can there then be an 80% chance of hitting the turn or the river?
I would sugggest not raising as much, playing a little looser and not c-etting the flop as much.
The reason is that at low stakes, too many people see too many flops. Your raise is not causing as many hands to fold as it would at higher stakes. A reraise is unlikely to narrow a raisers range.
So the raise isnt getting as much fold equity as it should. So why put more money into the pot than is nessicarry? If people call virtually as many 5 x BB raises as 3 x BB raises, then why raise 5 times (at these stakes) by reducing the preflop bet size you can see amost twice as many flops.
Post flop.. it seems that people are unwilling to fold top pair / any 2 pair so dont raise c-bet as often. Only c-bet very dry flops or if you have a flush / straight draw.
Also remember a pair is a very small hand, infact AA preflop is the highest of the smallest hand!! You are getting too much cash in too early. Whilst you want to win with AA, why put so much cash in with such a small hand. Unless you are short stacked then it makes more sense to limit your betting here.
As harrington says, small hands win small pots yet tend to loose big ones.
I do think that people need to learn that no matter if you think you have the best hand pre-flop it doesn't mean you're going to win the hand.
I think that is sayng exactly what Harrington was saying.
Also by raising and reraising big hands you are saying to other players 'hey everyone.. I have a high made pair in my hand.. or maybe its AK.. oh yeah and I c-bet big!!!'
Players at this level probably dont realise that but if someone is playing this way then its quite profitable to call them and see a flop, if they hit trips then they are guaranteed to get your stack. And if they dont its an easy fold.
As I said this probably isnt happening right now but eventually it will!!