Originally Posted by zachvac
He should probably answer it but I've heard the justification that basically since position is more important the more money is left behind that we raise bigger from EP to negate that advantage. On top of that we have on average worse hands from late position so we want a cheaper price on bluffs.
Right, that's a big part of it. The other argument for it is that my range UTG is much stronger than my range on the button so on average I don't mind my pots being bigger when I raise UTG.
Originally Posted by NineLions
2) Postflop you seem to size your bets according to your strength and desire for your opponent to call, which is opposed to the view of making your sizes the same so that opponent's don't get a read on the relative strength of your hand. One example in this vid is where you say you make the bet larger because it's your only shot and after that you're planning to shut down. But, given that most players probably multitable and rely on HUDs, HUDs which tell frequencies but not sizes, do you think that variation in bet sizing can be slipped past HUD/multitable players? Is that part of the rationale behind doing so?
That's exactly it. I actually start to say that somewhere in the video but get interrupted by some hand that pops up and then never remembered to finish the train of thought. Very few regs at these stakes - borderline none of them - are ambitious enough to sit down and analyze other regs' bet sizing away from the tables. Especially
not with Party allowing me to change my screen name every 30 days. So they know that I c-bet 75%, but I doubt many of them have found a pattern to my sizing that they can trust.
Now, I can bluff small on the flop, too. Making the c-bet bigger is just something I do versus people who love to float and/or on boards where I feel that they're hit-or-miss. On drawy boards, I prefer not to bluff because the decision whether to fire again on the turn or not will be so difficult. It's exploitable if you know I'm doing it, but the risk of being exploited by a very small number of players (who, honestly, I try not to have on my left anyway) is easily outweighed by the profit of getting to play exploitably.
And yes, Chuck's accent is no problem whatsoever. Sometimes I think Tenbob is just making words up when he talks to me. I think it took him four tries to get me to understand that he was saying "Grumbledook" which, to be fair, is not exactly a name or a word I was expecting him to say.