Originally Posted by WanderingEnigma
I play in a .50/1 game and in general a lot of us straddle to take control of the action/build pots. Is it really something that is worth it?
How does straddling "take control of the action" exactly?
The main reason for straddling is that if you can get most of the people to do it, you've effectively doubled the stakes. However, you halve the chip stacks at the same time, which may not be good for you if people aren't deep.