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The question I got was the following; if I'm standing behind a player that raised 3 times on his first 2 cards and I can see that the decision to raise is a good one, should I add the rest of the amount to make it 4 times (considering the sitting player and the casino is ok with this) ? What would be the ev on this play ? Or what's the impact on the house edge for the casino ?

Thanks.

Quote:JustCuriousHello. I'm new to this site and can see the wealth of information on gaming. I was asked this question by a friend and can't seem to find any definitive answer (and I can't stand that !). In UTH you can raise 3 or 4 times your bet when you see your first two cards. All the information I found says that you should always bet 4 times if you have the correct hand according to the basic strategy for this game.

The question I got was the following; if I'm standing behind a player that raised 3 times on his first 2 cards and I can see that the decision to raise is a good one, should I add the rest of the amount to make it 4 times (considering the sitting player and the casino is ok with this) ? What would be the ev on this play ? Or what's the impact on the house edge for the casino ?

Thanks.

Yes you should and it's is always an advantage on your part. I have a few players that allow me to piggy back their play bet when they decide to check/bet 3x pre flop.

Quote:JustCuriousThanks Ibeatyouraces. I thought so too. I'm just still wondering about the math side, I'd like to put a number on it.

That's going to be difficult because you'll have different amounts on various different hands.

Of course if the person doesn't let you in on AA,KK,QQ,JJ,etc. then the edge gets smaller and smaller.

Quote:DeucekiesThank goodness this is illegal in WA. I can just see the fistfights that could break out over this, especially after a few drinks have entered the equation.

Agreed. I wouldn't do this with a stranger. Only someone that knows me and vice versa well enough.