Originally Posted by mrjohnson911
i didnt raise pf because these guys were limp-calling everything, so i felt call would make more sense
tbh I can kinda understand that, its been an while since I last played 5NL.
Main reason I do it is once in a blue moon I will get folds and I'll certainly get plenty of dead money. If I narrow it down to one person my c-bets should take it down most the time. and perhaps most of all when I hit a set it is much easier to get it in. I hate hitting sets in limped pots as we end up having to 3bet the flop check raise the turn and overbet shove the river to get it in (slight exaggeration tbh)
Raising has advantages other than taking the pot down without resistance.