One can clearly see that a blind min-raise from basically the worst position is not the work of a strategic genius.
Sweeney advises against straddling in the general sense.
Its an area wide open for exploitation.
After all, youre in the best position at the table, instead of the worst.Take a situation where you decide to button straddle, and the small blind and big blind are both good players.Texas hold'em and have the option of posting a straddle, should you?Usually the player to the left of the big blind(UTG is the one who straddles and all this happens before the cards are dealt.Playing the Straddle in Poker, arts, Music, and Recreation, hobbies Activities.Yes, a straddle is typically -EV.In a 2/5 game where a player straddles to 10, players are now effectively playing 5/10.What are the Rules on Straddling?Some players have never heard of this because only some rooms offer.But think about the benefits of keeping everyone happy and in gamble mode.Straddles out of turn are often disallowed.The little blind commonly is made by the player to the dealer's left; the big blind is placed by the next player on the left.
Players could 3-bet and 4-bet and 5-bet and go all-in, and only after their action was over would the button have to make a decision.Welcome back to the podcast.A 'Live' Straddle, when the straddle is "live it acts like the big blind.You'll hear a variety of pros and cons.If a game advertises a "Mississippi Straddle it allows straddles from the dealer.It changes the game to stakes you may not be rolled for.
That said, there are plenty of players that button straddle without understanding it changes effective stakes and stacks.
But does it make strategic sense?
The button straddle is a straddle of a different color.