Last night in our 1/2 game we had this happen: first there was a bet of $3 and then I raised to $7. The next player raised to $11 and was told he had to bet at least $14.

Should he have been allowed to bet the $11? I still don't know what his minimum raise could have been.

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    A raise to $11 after a raise to $7 from $3 is valid. The min-raise is $4 since that was the amount of the previous raise (7 - 3), so a raise must go to at least 7 + 4 = $11.
    – Paul
    Commented Aug 23, 2015 at 8:01
  • I would highly recommend looking at some tutorials on bet sizing, these are not good bet sizes
    – Man Person
    Commented Aug 26, 2015 at 17:38

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In most card rooms, the raise to $11 is perfectly valid. Some have pointed out here before, though, that some european poker rooms use a different convention where any raise must be double the last bet. In that case, the minimum would be $14.


Nope, a raise is minimum 2x the amount raised. So to the $11 raiser, minimum raise would be: $7 - $3 = $4 raise so he/she could call $7 or raise to a minimum of $7 + the raise, $4.

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    Yes $11 is there minimum raise under standard rules. Some rooms do have the more restrictive rule that a raise must double the current bet amount, making the minimum raise $14. This is non-standard, but such rooms do exist. Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 4:10

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