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Bet/Raise Sizing


Most of the advisor "complaints" on my play are that I bet (or raised) too much or too little. However, the details on clicking "Brain" do not seem to give any clue as the the rule used to reach the advisor's amount. Is it there and I am just not seeing it? Are there any resources (articles, videos) available that explain the rationale?


  • AllenBlay

    Hi Richard, We have a blog post that explains the logic behind what makes a proper bet size. However, I would caution that there are a LOT of different opinions on this. I typically see people make smaller raises than 3x BB pre-flop, which is what our blog post recommends (I rarely bet 3x anymore). The amount of the bet depends a lot on what you are trying to accomplish. As a general rule, I try to keep my bet sizes very consistent because it makes it harder for an opponent to read me, but I do vary the size of my bets based on position and a few other factors.

    Here's the post:

    There are also bet-sizing articles available on many other sites. If you search for proper bet-sizing in hold'em on Google you will find some good articles and a whole bunch of them. I expect that if you study the advice and more importantly the logic of the articles, your bet-sizing skills will improve, although you may still get warnings from our advisors. If you get a warning that bet size is too low, pre-flop especially, you may be doing fine. Our computer advisors prefer slightly larger bets than I prefer to make. Like I said, lots of opinions on this.


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