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Old 02-29-2008, 04:22 AM   #14
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Re: Let's Have a Discussion about Open-Raise Sizes

A raise to 5x with ATC is profitable if villain calls less than 23% of the time. Obviously it can still be profitable if villain calls a lot, but villain can even 3bet 25%+ of his hands if you are opening all your buttons or nearly all.
One thing to point out is that with GTO play your range becomes as your raise size becomes bigger, and vice versa. This is because as the odds you are laying your opponent to call become worse the amount that you can bluff goes up. So suggesting a larger raise size at different stack sizes also suggests somewhat widening your range (how much I can't say). As you mentioned here this may encourage your opponent to re-raise a lot against your wide range, but with deep stacks and position and (presumably) an edge over your opponent this does not, of course, necessarily translate into a bad thing, even if you are folding often. With a 5x raise as opposed to a 3x raise you would be losing an extra 2bb pre-flop the times you folded to a re-raise, but you would make the pots you chose to play in position 67% larger.
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