re: Poker & Button Raising
If your going to bet at all in that position, I believe it is favorable to raise as your the last to bet so you are in a great position to steal and if the cards come out where everyone just limps after the flop you can usually steal the pot here with nothing in your hand. Of course, you have to watch for someone who might be slowplaying you for your stack, but besides that, it's a good posititon to play regardless of the hand. Thing is, you don't want to do it every time your on the button unless you do have good hole cards because some people will catch on, but every third or so time it comes around, your on the button and everyone else limps in, raise at least three times the bet with any hand, then if the cards work in your favor, take down the pot. You can always fold after the flop, if it doesn't look good, but more times than not, you will have a chance to steal the pot when your on the button. Of course, you have to also consider the texture of the table ... who limped in the pot before you.. .... are there any maniacs... any agressive players... etc.. etc...