re: Poker & Bad betting size?
Originally Posted by 1durrrr1man
Fair enough, if that's your strategy. Can you explain why?
I don't play much NLHE anymore so you could definitely be right, but a flopped 5-9 straight with medium stack seems pretty strong to me on the flop. Only an 8-10 is ahead and everyone else is drawing to beat you at a losing percentage, so I'd be looking to take it down there rather than let them draw it out.
There are times that I'd get it in there right away. But, I feel that you can put more pressure on that BTN that way without getting it all in. Ideally you want to be Heads up and not trying to beat them both at show down. If the button does fold and the SB calls there is about $4.60 in the pot and you have $3.32 behind which leaves you with a nice sized bet on the turn. If the BTN shoves and the SB calls you can still fold and still have $3.32 behind. I just never think you are going to take it down many times with the shove when there has been a bet and a raise before you.
He may view your smaller raise as strength and a shove as weak. There are a lot more things I believe that he has to think about. Granted he still has to worry about the SB if you shove.
If you shove and the BTN calls, I don't see the SB going anywhere.
The problem I see with the flat call of the re-raise is that the BTN now also has the option to flat and get to the turn easily with a semi-bluff. If the raise happens, he does have to put the SB re-shoving into his decision.
But, ultimately you need more information about the players than what was given to really determine what flop action is really ideal.