In limit poker is it ever profitable to raise with a low only ?
ex. I'm in position w/ lock low, , 3 players to river - 2 players have check to me on the river, pot is $200. Based on past play, these players will call without the lock low - if i bet $20 ..
1) I win the low outrigtht and profit
2) Get quartered and I lose $5 - assuming $200 pot vs $260 pot and my last $20 bet (quarter is $50 vs $65) or worse if low pot goes 3 ways..
3) 1 player folds and I still get Quarted .. I lose $10 on last bet
the win is potentially 1/2 the pot or a positive $ by a factor of 5X or more ... I may be applying some value bet thought that may not apply in Limit O/E