Originally Posted by Poker_play
Yeah sancto, I make it 20 togo anytime I'm in a pot...w ATC. Tends to loosen up the table a lot. If I played tighter I agree id make it 25 more.
Kk+...jeez, giving unknown credit I guess
(That said, if the hand played out normally @ all, leading to a shove I totally agree kk+. Just the way it did makes me go wtfff...ddont know if caalling is ev+ longterm
I guess it's ok
to make it $20 to go with your entire raising range. Problem is, you are going to get into funky SPR spots with your TPTK and overpair hands.
Plus, you are losing value with your strong hands. Most people at 2/5 won't put too much thought if you vary your raise amounts. But what will happen, is it will put you in a spot to make better/easier decisions post-flop and beyond.
In fact, I might make it $30 in this spot. If you open raised, I agree playing a smaller pot might be better because it's tough to open-raise to $30+ at 2/5 and get callers. But since we have an EP limper, we know he is coming along for a decent sized raise. So let's get our SPR near a ratio we like. So, based on that, I think $30 might be better.
Here's an example: Which would you rather have, assume 100 bb effective stacks:
1) 5 limpers. You are on the BTN with KK. You make it $20. All limpers call and pot is $120.
2) 5 limpers. You are on the BTN with KK. You make it $45 to go. 1 caller. Pot is $110.
Option 2 is better because your SPR is MUCH better because you are heads-up even tho the actual SPRs are almost identical. When you play multi-way, your target SPRs are actually lower. So the farther they are from the target, the tougher it is for you.
I guess what I'm getting at, is that I'd rather try to hit a target SPR and thin the field with my big pairs than try to get into a big multiway pot. After any flop, big pairs are still that, big over pairs. And if my SPR is close to my target, it's easier to to commit confortably. When it's far from my target, it's possible for villain to put me in a tough spot.