Minimum re-raises

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colin_147

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A play made by so many rookie players I have seen of late is minimum reraising into a player, especially when the blinds are low.

For example, If a player raises only 2 x BB of 20, making ot 40, then a player in a mid or late position make a minimum raise of 40, making it 80 to go.

IMO this is an incredibly stupid play for a number of reasons

1. If you have 4 or 5 limpers already in the pot and you have a nice high PP, a minimum raise here is crazy. Even rookie players can work out the pot odds these days and you will most likely find your PP in a lot of trouble. Even if you bet out big here you could easily hand run into two low pair, a flush or straight draw. And even if they do fold, you have to risk a big chunk of your stack for a pot full of limpers (not much)

2. You could very easily come into a huge reraise and if you are holding a medium or low PP, will find yourself having to lay down a half decent hand without seeing the flop.

Ask yourself how a minimum raise is help you in the pot? Sure its ok 2 or 3 handed, as the less players involved, the more chance your hand will hold up. A minimum raise can be very affective in an early postion as some players will feel your minimum raise is a sign of weakness and raise into you, giving you the opportunity to push all your chips into the pot

Even with a low PP I am either limping into the pot or making a nice raise.

Dont show a sign or weakness by minimum raising, it shows other players that you can be weak and it can be easier to read you.
 
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Simple reason cause any donk will call a strong ass raise with crap cards. Once they are pot commited(married to the pot syndrome).. it doesn't matter if you raise strong or minimum re-raise. So the risk of losing to some donk doesn't cost so much.
 
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agree with you colin, but can see twizzy's point of veiw also. I will still make a strong reraise with a Monster hand pre flop and hope the crazies stay away lol.


g/l
 
t1riel

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When someone at my table makes a minimum raise, everybody calls. The point of raising is to get players out of the hand so the odds of you winning increase. No one is going to fold on a minimum raise, even a crap hand. If they are willing to call the bet the first time another chip is not going to make any difference. In fact, if a player makes a minimum raise at my table, usually another player will reraise. If you are going to raise, make it big enough to make some players fold.
 
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