Now that you know about the straddle options, should you put this into your pre-flop arsenal!?!Whether or not you have in the past here are a few things to consider before you do so (again).
1. The only advantage to a straddle is that you get to act last during the pre-flop round of betting. You also have to consider that you have put in a raise with no information about your hand and if your straddle is raised you will need a very nive to a premium hand to be able to call, eventually resulting in a waste of money..... so, don't straddle.
2. If you are playing in a lower stakes game than you are accustomed to your straddles may be a way to double the blinds from the onset of the hand....so, straddle.
3. If you feel you can get opponents out of their comfort zones or it may force them to fold it may work out to your advantage...so, straddle.