Originally Posted by kingme620
I feel like this HAS to of been done millions of times. Couldn't find anything in the search though. I'm looking for a good post or discussion of when it is ok to min raise, particularly in a micro full ring situation.
Ironically, because of reading this a few weeks ago:
I have started min raising when I have a great hand, like a set. I see more logic in doing this as opposed to doing it with a draw, which I don't do. I do it in situations where I don't think I can get away with a real raise yet want to extract money as well. Anyway, I never used to do it and now I do. I want to find out which is right.
Ok, so your minraises are all for value, never on draws - if I'm villain and figure this out, (at micro you don't really have to worry about this, but somewhere around 50nl you'll have to start thinking about this) this is highly exploitable.
If you're making a minraise for value, will Villain fold to 2.5x? Will villain fold to 3x? Genuine questions, I don't know the answers at micro, and this is definitely villain dependent. For example, if you minraise me on a T52r flop after calling my preflop raise, I'll likely repop you w a wide range if I don't know that you only minraise w sets (and yes, once I figure this out I make a note on you and alter my play) - but I'll also do this w a 2.5x raise, so you'll get more money out of me w the 2.5x raise. In short, I think you're likely losing some value by minraising (i.e., I think if Villain will call 2x, he'll probably call 2.5x, and sometimes call 3x - you'd need to do a little math to figure out the optimal break point).
When you say you don't think you can get away w a real raise, what do you mean? A lot of villains won't let go of an overpair/TP at micro, so if you have reason to think that's the case...
The 2p2 post doesn't say positive things about minraising, it's more a discussion of how to respond to a minraise (and it's quite good!).