Originally Posted by tdude
I think it is only necessary if you have outstanding cards. It is also a good way to get other people out of the pot, but in any case, with very good cards, it is effective.
I'm not understanding what you've said here?? Are you insinuating we just limp in usually?
What about raising for value to build a pot while in position against our opponents? Isn't this what we're essentially doing?
Live play raises are usually higher from my experience.
Also, 10NL & under online, I tend to raise 4.5 > 5x (depends on table, which also seems to depend on what poker site
.. ie. FR on Fulltilt... 75% Rocks on the table, Doyles 75% Loose Calling Stations at a similiar stakes).
In tournament play.... early levels 3x,... mid-late levels 2.2 > 2.4x (occassionally I will vary the size of my raise, not in relation to hand strength but more so to position &/or my opponent's playing style (ie. LooseCallingStation 'huge' blind defender.. raise 4x).