Every poker player must realize that money saved is equal to money won!
When we sit down to play we want to win and we come out swinging with good hands, get ourselves into pots we can win, and take the money down.
If we sat down with a rack of chips and increased it to a rack and a half, we’d have seen our fortunes grow by fifty percent and displayed our primacy at the holy game, visible evidence of our skill, knowledge, cunning, and luck.
Our opponents can see it too, and breathes there a poker player alive who is not justifiably proud of a terrific bluff, the ability to lure an opponent in for an additional bet while holding a powerhouse hand?
Dragging in a big pot full of chips is incredibly satisfying to our egos.
Money you save by not calling a bet with a weak hand spends just as well as that extra bet you garnered through your impressive offensive display.
In a Hold’em game, you’re in the blind about six hands per hour and some of your blinds will be raised.
The same thing holds true if you make weak calls when the flop neither hits your hand nor provides a draw to a flush or a straight.
Saving a bet is neither dramatic, nor ego satisfying, nor likely to rouse the envy of your peers and adversaries, but its spendable cash.
No-Limit Omaha High
Minimum raise: The raise amount must be at least as much as the previous bet or raise in the same round. As an example, if the first player to act bets *100 then the second player must raise a minimum of *100 (total bet of *200).
Maximum eligible raise: The size of your stack (your chips on the table)
The Betting Rules for Pot-Limit Omaha High
Minimum eligible raise: The raise amount must be at least as much as the previous bet or raise in the same round. As an example, if the first player to act bets *100 then the second player must raise a minimum of *100 (total bet of *200).
Maximum eligible raise: The size of the pot: The size of the pot is defined as the total of the active Pot (which can be either the main pot or the side pot depending on whether anyone has gone “all-in”) plus all bets on the table plus the amount the active player must first call before raising.
As an example, if the active pot is *200 and the first player to act in the round bets *150 and the next player calls *150, the third player has a maximum eligible total bet of *800. The *800 total is made up of the *150 call and *650 raise.
The *650 max raise portion is equal to the pot of *200 + first player’s *150 + second player’s *150 + his own call of *150.