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Old 12-30-2005, 04:32 PM
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Default Re-raising??

I'm fairly new to tournamnet poker - both live and online. I play online in mostly $1/$2 NL Holdem games and slightly higher and lower limits. I checked my online stats and saw that I had never re-raised. I've noticed this before on other sites - I rarely if ever, re-raise. I don't think I've really seen a section in a book on when to re-raise - nor do I remember reading even a paragraph on this subject!
Any general advice on when to re-raise?? Certainly on the river if you have the nuts and somebody raises - obviously a re-raise is in order. Is the online definiton of 'reraise' a raise of my raise - or just a raise of any player's raise. I think of it as someone re-raising my raise! You can see the problem - I don't even know what a re-raise is - no wonder I never do it!! Any advice on ra-raises?? Not just on the river - but anytime? Thank you!!
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Old 12-30-2005, 04:46 PM
dachord dachord is offline
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Default Re: Re-raising??

These are some of the times that I re-raise:
1. When it's heads-up against a weak/tight player and I'm bluffing. It tends to scare them into believing that their really good hand is not so good after all so that (hopefully) they will fold.
2. Against an overly aggressive player when I have the nuts. An aggro player will usually feel compelled to stay in the pot due to his ego and his unwillingness to let go of all the chips that he has invested in that hand, so I re-raising to get more chips in the pot.

These are just a couple of examples when re-raising is good. Position and opponent's style of play are two important considerations. Good luck.
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Old 12-30-2005, 05:55 PM
ZenMusician ZenMusician is offline
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Default Re: Re-raising??

Not to mention when you have a premium starting hand
preflop. You should be at the very least reraising AA, KK, QQ,
AKs and very often JJ, sometimes TT-99 in later position.

Poker books are expensive and there are a ton of them.
Getting Started in Hold 'Em by Ed Miller (look on this site)
is a fantastic way to start - it will teach you how to raise
and re-reraise (which is a raise of any raise, not just yours).

There are more advance situations for which to reraise, etc., but
for now, learn to recognize when your hand will be best a good
portion of the time and get your chips into the pot.

Good Luck and welcome to 2+2

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Old 12-30-2005, 08:01 PM
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Default Re: Re-raising??

If I am (say) 70% favourite to win a bet and I know that if I win the bet I'm going to be paid 2:1, then obviously the bigger the bet, the bigger the payout. How do I make the bet bigger- I raise and re-raise to get as much money in there as possible.

The point of the above blurb is that when you have the best of it, your profit is directly related to the amount of money you can get others to commit.

There are of course, other reasons to re-raise

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Old 12-31-2005, 03:04 AM
GoodTiMes GoodTiMes is offline
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Default Re: Re-raising??

I would define reraising as raising a raise.
Most commonly the situation would be 3 betting your opponent.

3 betting is extremely important in NL poker and underused, so you better practice.
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