How do you determine your bet size?

What is the standard bet size?

While your bet size should depend on the situation, a general rule of thumb is to bet between ½ the pot and the size of the pot. This will usually give draws incorrect odds to call, get worse hands to call and often times get better hands to fold.

What does bet size mean?

Bet sizing in poker is one of the most complicated concepts in the game. It involves choosing the right size when betting or raising to maximise your EV with any given hand you play.

How much should you bet on the flop?

How much should I bet? After the flop, the usual starting bet is two-thirds the size of the pot (the total that has already been bet). So if the pot stands at $9, you should bet around $6. If you want to re-raise, you should aim for two and a half times the previous player’s bet.

When should I increase my bet size?

When your win percentage isn’t meeting expectations – If you set your bet size based on an expected win percentage but you aren’t meeting that win percentage consistently then you need to change your bet size before you go broke.

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How much should you raise a pre-flop?

Here’s some quick tips for pre-flop bet-sizing. In general, you want to open raise 3 to 5 times the amount of the big blind. So, if the BB is 5 chips, raise somewhere between 15 and 25 chips. However, if there are limpers already in the pot, you need to add extra chips, generally one BB per limper.

How much is a 3 bet?

As a general rule, you want to size your 3-bets roughly 2.5-3x the original open raise in position, and 3.5-4x the original open raise out of position.

When should you bet small on the turn?

Your small bet size on the flop should usually be between 25% and 33% of the pot, whereas your big bet size should be 66% or more of the pot. Your small bet size on the turn/river should usually be between 66% and 75% of the pot, whereas your big bet size should be 90% or more of the pot.

What is a down bet?

A bet on a later round of smaller size than what has been bet previously in the hand. For example, in no-limit hold’em a player raises before the flop to 2,000, then on the flop continues with a “down bet” of 1,000.

How do you bet on No-Limit Holdem?

In no-limit hold ’em, players may bet or raise any amount over the minimum raise up to all of the chips the player has at the table (called an all-in bet). The minimum raise is equal to the size of the previous bet or raise. If someone wishes to re-raise, they must raise at least the amount of the previous raise.

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