• Holdem Poker : Semi-Bluffing and Defensive Gambling

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    Seems like most people are generally talking about pre-flop system, so I wanted to speak a little bit about how I wager on immediately after the flop. Possibly I can assist others, or maybe they have advice to enhance my play.

    I consider that two of the most important plays immediately after the flop are the semi-bluff and the defensive wager. That is because these are the plays you make if you havent hit a hand but you could have a very good drawing hand. Its easy to play a hand when you flop a monster. Except I consider that these 2 are the greatest approaches to play a drawing. Each one is bet depending on you competition(s) and your postion. So here is how I bet on it, so tell me what you think.

    Early Place – Tight Competitors:

    A semi-bluff works fairly properly in this position. Arrive out wagering and if a tight gambler did not hit a hand he’ll most likely lay down, and if he’s unsure you might receive a call. But watch out, if that tight player comes back over the best it may be time to obtain away.

    Early Place – Loose Opponents

    This is had been I like to try and do a defensive bet. Make a decision how a lot of chips you’re willing to risk on your draw and bet. It is usually a much lower bet than regular. It’s been my experience that the loose player will usually just call a wager rather than re-raise. However, when you check to them, theyre far more likely to throw in much more chips than your willing to pay.

    Late Position – Tight Opponents

    This can be the ideal time to accomplish a semi-bluff, specially if most of the table checks. If that is the case you will probaly pick up the pot now. If a gambler before has wager, you’ve got to come to a decision if he has a hand or not. If not, then reraise and he’ll most likely go away since he was attempting to steal the pot. Should you think he does, well then it is time to compute your odds, and come to a decision if the pot odds are worth the call.

    Late Place – Loose Competitors

    This one is a bit difficult, simply because it is harder to put a loose gambler on a hand. And if your in late place against loose gambler, chances are they have already wager. That is were I usually decide to take a chance and come back over the best of them and pray they do not call, and if they do, well then its time to gamble. Chances are though even a loose player will go away in case you come back strong enough.

    Keep in mind although that these are moves I only produce after the flop comes and I have a respectable drawing hand (usually not a gutshot either). Maybe four to the flush or the open ended straight, for example.

     August 14th, 2012  Armani   No comments

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