Originally Posted by bredstik
I agree, I think people do it because it makes the stack of chips they bet look bigger.
I do it just to throw people off a bit, and by using the odd remainder of my chip stack. Say my stack was 1537. Instead of betting 120, I may bet 137. That kind of thing...
The thing is, does it increase your fold equity (do you have stats that show this or do you just believe it does with no factual basis?)
If it dosent increase FE then are you doing this for value or as a bluff?
If its for value its good to put a few more chips in when you are ahead so long as people dont notice.
If its a bluff then your bluffs are now a bit more expensive and this will add up over time if there is no increase in FE.
I would suggest that there is very little increase in FE.