You use the Kelly Criterion formula (f = [bp – q] / b) to choose bet sizes. In this formula, b is the odds subtracted by 1, p is the probability of winning, q is the probability of losing (1 – p), and f is the bet size.
What is the proper 3-bet sizing?
The smallest 3-bet you should make is twice the amount of the open raise, but re-raising by a factor of three is a good idea if you're betting in position. If you're out of position, your 3-bet sizing should be closer to four times the open raise.
What is the rule for bet sizing in poker?
The 8 Bet Sizing Rules
- Increase your preflop raise size when there is a weak player in the blinds.
- 3-bet larger preflop when you will be out of position postflop.
- Bet small (25-35% pot) on dry, static board textures.
- Bet pretty large (55-80% pot) on wet, dynamic board textures.
What is optimal 4 bet sizing?
To sum up, you want to 4-bet to around 2.5x the 3-bettors raise when you are in position and around 3x his raise when you are out of position. In tournaments, size down to around 2.2x when in position and 2.7x when out of position.
Is it better to bet small or big?
Since the odds are against you in every game, your best chance is with one large bet on a game with a near 50% chance of winning (although a slightly larger chance of losing). Making many small bets only increase the chance of the house odds slowly grinding away your bankroll.
How much should I buy in cash games?
Keep in mind that 100 big blinds is a pretty standard buy-in for all cash games, no matter what the blind levels. Manysolid poker players buy in for 100 big blinds, no matter what the maximum buy-in.