Originally Posted by DeadMoneyWalking
you don't need to overbetsize in a typical 1/2 game for fold because they are looking at the real $ amount, not the pot size. Jsut bet that when you want value for your hand.
very true. i was getting called for 5.5x when it was $1/$2 and getting folds for same value at $1/$2/$4 ... i even laughed and said the same thing to the rest of the table.
no one thinks of the fact the straddle changes the dynamic of a hand. they just say, 'well my hand isn't worth $22.'