Page 2 - This is a discussion on If you can call you can raise. within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; I've often heard "If you can call you can raise" in poker. Is this true? Sure it can give you another way to win if
That statement has some truth but isn't always true. You need to protect your range which means in some situations calling may hurt you range or raising may hurt your range. So it literally has to be one or the other. Another reason why I think this is false is because of this: I'm in the BB and the button opens for 2.2bb, SB folds and I call with Ac8d. The flop comes 8s6s2h. I have no blockers for any of the straight or flush draws and top pair top kicker in this situation is very vulnerable to variance. This should be a prime area where you want to create your donk betting range. The reason is you want to deny equity to hands like 74s or T9s while increasing the pot in case you win at showdown. Checking in situations like this will make for tough spots on the turn with any over card other than the Ah but even when that card hits it makes your opponents range stronger with heart flush draw.
12th July 2018, 5:16 AM
Poker at: ACR
Game: Hold em
The biggest difference if calling closes the round of betting
12th July 2018, 6:48 AM
Online Poker at: PokerStars
Every situation is different. You can't always call preflop and you can't always raise. It depands on the action behind, the players left to act, your stack size and their stack size, type of game.. yeah so it's totally stupid to raise in every situation
12th July 2018, 9:09 AM
Poker at: Any
Completely not true. Hands should be played situationally with information. You can't play every spot the same.
12th July 2018, 11:22 AM
The term over simplifies the game and belongs in the beginners section.
And yes, it's limited to:
- pre flop
- first action (no other bets have been placed)
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