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Pre-Flop Raise Bet Sizing
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September 4, 2017
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Alton,

In one of the earlier videos, you mention that the most money is lost playing from out of position. In this video, you suggest a OOP pre-flop bet size larger than an IP bet size. This seems counter-intuitive. Do you explain it in more detail in a later video?

September 4, 2017
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Sure. We raise more from out of position when we’re iso-raising limpers or 3-betting (as bluff or value or squeeze) to increase fold equity. When we have a hand worthy of a raise, most of the time we actually prefer a fold when we’re raising OOP (typically from the blinds) than getting a call…unless we’re raising around the top 10% of our open-raising range.

So larger bet sizing = worse pot odds = higher fold equity. And if our opponents call, they’re making a worse mistake when we are raising the better part of our open-raising range…this also allows us to build a bigger pot too.

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