Originally Posted by Ishtarru
I'm not the sort who likes to make big wagers when I don't know if I can win.
Then no-limit poker's not your game, my friend. It's generally good practice in no-limit hold'em games to bet the size of the pot. That's always going to be larger
than the minimum that the game (incorrectly) enforces on later betting rounds. The reason is this: if your opponent has an inferior hand, betting small will give your opponent good pot odds to draw for a better card. If you don't want to bet big, you're better off checking or folding (or calling, if you have odds) rather than putting a small amount of money into the pot, which is pointless.