Originally Posted by Ubercroz
This sounds like a bad idea, no offense but I feel like I want to get rid of hands that may beat me after the flop, I also want to define my opponents hands more clearly. If I raise with a JJ preflop and only steal the ante's then ok, If i get a call from A10 and they dont hit an A or only get the 10 then good. I want a larger pot with a better hand- and I consider JJ preflop to be a pretty decent hand.
The problem is that post flop about 1/4 of the deck scares the hell out of you. A,K,Q
With no preflop raise, you don't have all that much bluffing
So if an A,K,Q comes and your opponent bets, you have to fold.
With a preflop raise you may be able to represent a good A or K.
The BB could literally have anything.. Q3o??? a single Q on the board and he has to think he is good, but with a pre flop raise.. he starts thinking AQ? KQ? QT, QJ????