My confusion is simple. Please tell me if I am right in thinking the following things:- 1. In a 1/2 NL game, if the conversion factor is 2x ( w.r.t Big Blind), then a person can only raise (at least) by 4, i.e. if the first person( to raise) raises by 6 to a total of 8 ( 2(big blind) + 6), then the next person( who wants to raise) has to call the 8 + raise at least by 6? Is this valid only in the pre-flop round or throughout the other betting rounds as well? 2. I often hear that you have to double the previous raise, is that correct? ie., if the previous person raises by 6 to a total of 8, the next person has to call the 8 and raise at least by 12? 3. If you raise some amount, do you raise "to" or raise "by" that amount. eg If I say I raise 200, does that mean I put 200 on the table or that I put 200+the amount I was supposed to put( Calling amount etc.)?
I am just a beginner in this game, and I would appreciate your help.