Betting Sizing in MTT vs Cash
I played online poker back in the mid 2000s when it was still in the golden age of online poker. I however played recreationally back then. I remembered whether it was cash or mtt... bet sizing was always on the bigger side. Such as pot size bets were considered normal. I do know back then players were very bad even the best players compared to now.
However, it seems like the last few years, the bet sizing in mtt and sng has been much smaller than before. I recalled how playing sng or mtt... at 50/100 level with 2k stacks, raising to 3x or 300 is considered standard and normal. Now it would be min raise or 2.1x or 2.2x. However postflop, it seems like mtt players rarely bet big on the flop anymore. I would watch twitch on some players and their preset bet sizing amts on the flop would be 38%, 42%, 45% and 60%. First off, how long has this lasted for? I know right before BF, when i played sngs... most bet sizing was not like this at least for my sngs. However even now, i rarely see players cbet more than 60 percent of the pot. Everything seems to be 40-50% of the pot. Many times you see 33-36% bet size on the flop or turn. Back then a good bet size on the flop was between 1/2 to 2/3rd the pot. However, is it completely wrong for this to be done now? Thing is if theres a flush draw on the flop, even betting 1/2 the pot is pretty small though.
I don't play cash game but are cash game bet sizing still similar to back many years ago? I mean you rarely see bets smaller than 1/2 the pot. You would see lot of 3/4 and pot size bet and that is standard. I do know that bet sizing in mtt is smaller than cash b/c well stacks are much smaller in mtt. However... anyone notice that the bet sizing is still pretty small in mtt where players have 100bb +? I mean if you have a big hand... im not sure why you are betting 38% of the pot on the flop. Im curious but what are everyones preset flop size betting like on stars? They give you stars hotkey preset betting shortcuts.
For me, i would do 35%, 1/2 pot, 2/3rd pot, 3/4 pot on stars hotkey bets. However, i rarely if ever see anyone pot size bet anymore unless its the river where they are betting a monster or betting a bluff. Im curious how much bet sizes does everyone have? Such as you either bet 1/2 pot, 2/3 pot, 35%, 38% pot etc. I like to know whats the most popular ones and probably the best ideal bet size options.
Also curious about cash as well if anyone have opinion on this.