re: Poker & What's a straddle.
Originally Posted by scottfranks
stradle is just betting in the blind. It is ment to build the pot or just take a chance.
thats the only point of it really. its normally done by someone with a large chipstack or just someone who wants to take advantage of a weak table. it has its roots in hope and thats about all it is too. put in extra money preflop, and hope you get lucky, or just raise raise raise. a lotta people dont want to invest say, 9 or 12 bucks preflop at a 3/6 limit table, so it can be easy money to some extent, or at least less competition.