re: Poker & Thoughts on pre flop bet sizing amounts
Originally Posted by MakeUcryalot
I believe you have to be as plainly obvious to villains at the micros because a 2-3 bb raise might induce more calls than i want in a hand, hopefully isolating one caller. I was hoping to get seasoned microstakes answers. I assume advice that could be correct at higher levels could not be true for lower stakes.
Anything other than the standard raise (for the table) gets people to wondering. If they're following you, they'll have an idea of what that means for you. A bigger raise pre-flop from UTG generally tells
me that the bettor has a so-so hand and that he really doesn't want to play the hand. 88 would qualify as so-so. On the other hand, a standard bet tells me absolutely nothing about your hand, but it does suggest that you probably have some experience.
As far as what amount micro players will call - I had a player today at a cash table who made it clear that he would call just about any amount pre-flop with any two. That was quite profitable till he busted.