.25/.25 or .25/.50 friendly home games

grillman46

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what opening bet makes the limpers fold in your home games? usually in my home game, it is $3+, more towards the end of the night. .25/.25 and .25/.50 play the same.
 

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Nobody folds in my 50NL home game. Standard opening raise is probably $3.50, but you can still expect 3+ callers. End of the night probably more like $6.
 
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I don't know what happened, but my game has gotten more and more nitty over the last 5 years. Standard opening size is 3bb and usually no more than 3 people see the flop. This is at 5ct/10ct btw...
The plan is to spice things up post pandemic with circus limit games and higher stakes NL games for a selection of my more gamble happy players.
 

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Depends who is placing the bet, and who is present for the most part. 3-4x normally does the trick, unless it comes from Under the Gun; group seems to have a weird ability to make those family pots.
 

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what opening bet makes the limpers fold in your home games?
Depends on who is doing the raising.

I will generally call 3x opens more than 5x opens, unless the raiser is getting out of line. Then I might call 5x guy more often than an ABC guy opening for 3x.

Sounds like "I saw a guy use bet sizing on tv to make a guy fold once, why doesn't it work in real life?"
 

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Depends on who is the first limper who has to call after the raise. If he's a station, he tends to induce a bunch more calls because people "get priced in." But it generally takes 6x+ to get limpers to fold in my (weak) game.
 

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We play a .25/.50 Omaha H/L cash game at our home game after the NLHE tournament and literally no raise will chase anyone out. Part of it is a tradition -- when we started playing it for fun, it seemed like everyone who raised preflop lost. As a result, almost no one will fold preflop. You go all-in preflop and you will probably get at least one caller. We don't play for huge stakes either though, since most players only buy-in for $10 at a time.
 

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It really depend if your group are good at poker or not, are they calling station or are they OMC.
 

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I’d say anything over $2 is likely to induce folds in my .25/.50.
And this all for fun talk is nonsense, if you ask me. You could have a limped family pot, but if I’m in the small blind with 2-7, I’m still folding, to save that quarter.
 

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You could have a limped family pot, but if I’m in the small blind with 2-7, I’m still folding, to save that quarter.
You're getting twice the odds of everyone else at the table. Spend your quarter.
 

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Depends on the players. I know guys that play one hand an hour and I know guys who have never folded preflop ever. Personally, I don't get the insanely tight players. Never mind that it's not a great winning strategy, it's just plain boring. Playing like that makes poker as exciting as watching paint dry.
 

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My players just keep walking up the ladder to the point where people with jacks will open raise to $7.50 and about half the time someone will call. Lol. I think most of the players are rolled for deeper than .25/.50 which might be part of the problem. I don’t mind though makes for fun nights and lots of rebuys.
 
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