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Bet sizing – How much to bet and why? Strategy: SnG / Tournaments
Introduction Bet sizing = The size of the bet What are you trying to accomplish with your bet? Determining factors: The board The Size of the pot Stack sizes Number of opponents History of the hand Images
Factors that influence a bet The community cards How strong is my hand? What hands does the board improve? The size of the pot The bets size relative to the pot Pot-size = the whole pot ½ Pot-size = half the pot The size of the stacks Watching the stack sizes in relation to the pot When are you pot-commited?
Factors that influence a bet The number of opponents Does the hand need protection? Does a continuation bet make any sense? History of the hand Has the oppoent shown strength/weakness? Images How aggressive have you been? What kind opponent are you facing?
What are you trying to accomplish with your bet? Continuation betting Maximizing value Where do you stand? Block betting Protecting your hand
Maximing Value Maximizing value = winning the most possible chips. Watching the stack sizes in relation to the pot Big bets easily scare Checking shows weakness Influence of the other factors Possibility for draws Your image The opponents playin style Flop (Pot 285) Villian checks Hero bets 150 Villian folds
Continuation betting Continuation betting - Betting on the flop without a strong hand Taking advantage of your pre-flop aggression Ususally 1/2 to 2/3 pot-size Influence of the other factors Paying attention to the community cards The opponents playing-style Stack sizes Flop (Pot 170) Villian checks Hero bets 120 Villian calls 120 Turn (Pot 410) Villian checks Hero checks River (Pot 410) Villian checks Hero checks
Finding out where you stand Partially hit the flop Betting to extract information from the opponent Influence of the other factors Number of opponents / Possibilities for draws The opponents playing-style Stack sizes Flop (Pot 325) Villian checks Hero bets 200 Villian folds
Block betting Block betting = keeping the opponent in check Seeing the next card / the show down for as little as possible Playing a draw favourably
Protecting Protecting your hand Protecting your (strong) hands against draws Forcing the opponent to make mathematical mistakes Flop (Pot 290) Villian checks Hero bets 160 Villian calls 160 Turn (Pot 610) Villian checks Hero bets 520 Villian calls 520 River (Pot 1650) Villian checks Hero checks
Good luck! Summary Dependant on different factors Community cards Size of the pot Stack sizes Number of opponents History of the hand Images The goal of the bet is crucial