Joined: Nov '16
Location: Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Age: 34 (M)
What's the consensus on how good/bad the strategy of min raising every position is? It seems like it would induce a lot of unwanted calls when you're OOP, but I see some pros do it often so there must be some merit. Thoughts?
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 50 (M)
I have seen that min raising is the norm nowadays and gone are the days of raising 3 times the blind. I personally like to raise bigger in early position when i have a good hand just to put off any unwanted callers coming in with marginal hands
Joined: May '08
Age: 54 (M)
Only realy doable in a tourney, and with the blinds already quite high compared to the stacks. Invites a real raise far to often, unless the table is ultra tight, and folds everything exept monsters to every raise.
I love minimum raises and use it a lot in MTTs. I tend to raise a bit bigger in the early stages because we're usually pretty deep and blinds are also pretty small. But later on you have to be able to play agressively post flop because when you raise x2 good players are gonna defend their big blinds a lot.
In cash games the standard is still 3x and +1 per limpers, and you can add some more BBs if you really wanna defend your hand or setup a bluff
Joined: May '08
Age: 35 (M)
well common sense tell me that open minraising fom any position would actually be horrible strategy in the long run, since it would leave you with only 1 option to make, limiting your abilities to midraise form any position and maxraise from any position, also this strategy might bore you to death. one has to have many guns in his arsenal and not limit himself with a wooden mallet only.
Joined: Mar '14
Age: 45 (M)
Hello, giovadonnic. It really depends on your opponents in cash games or tournaments and there won't be a straightforward answer to your question. You might be able to get away with raising any two cards from any position a couple of orbits if you are unknown to the rest of the players at the table.