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Criteria for inducing a bluff
1)Preferably vs one player 2)He needs to be capable of bluffing but also capable of folding if you bet, ie tough but aggressive 3)Giving a free card is not dangerous if his hand is worse than yours.
5 reasons to raise
1)Get more money in the pot 2)Drive players out 3)To bluff/semi-bluff 4)Get a free card 5)Gain information
The one time you can bluff-raise vs weak players is
when you think your opponent is bluffing, but your hand is even worse- ex- your flush didn’t get there but you are fairly sure you opponent is on a flush draw.
A situation for a bluff raise is
flop is checked around, turn does not bring an overcard or three to straight or flush, but you get a draw, and an aggressive EP player bets
Criteria for if someone folds to a raise
1)can they fold a big hand? 2)How likely is he semi-bluffing 3)How does he perceive you?
When there is no raise before the flop
play TIGHTER because more hands can be out
When you have two-pair or a set on the turn and a third suited card hits
it’s a good time for a free card play if you can safely fold to a raise (not very often)
If someone check-raises a lot on the flop, but they bet instead
they might be weak
Fearing reraises on flop vs turn vs river
many players wont reraise you on the river because they fear a slowplayed monster
Criteria for waiting to raise the river
1)he might be bluffing so he could fold if you raise 2)if he is behind he has few outs (usually 5 for middle pair if not sharing your kicker) 3)few players
Heads up, with a flush draw on the board, If an opponent bets his draws, crs his good hands, and check/calls his mediocre hands
then wait to raise the turn since if the draw comes you don’t have to raise, and he might bet his bad hands again on the turn to try to get you to fold. You get your raise in when he is a 4-1 shot instead of a 2-1 shot.
Headsup vs a players that bets/raises almost every time preflop, when you are defending your blind
call quite a bit, more than one out of three times, reraise one out of four t imes . Call with any pair, any ace, any two cards nine or higher, any one gap or no gap straight flush combo (except 42s, 32s), any little suited king not covered
Headsup vs a LAG player, when in small blind
play fewer hands but raise more often.
Headsup, your in BB, you raised preflop, on the flop
check the weakest 20% and best 20%, bet everything else.
Three-handed how much should you play
Big blind should play 70% as much as headsup. Small blind should play 40% as much as headsup.
Shorthanded, it is important to distinguish between players that
fire on the river when they are semi-bluffing, and those who wont. Most give up on the river, so they need to be raise a lot on fourth street.
If you are on the button with noone else in, in a game where the BB calls 100% of the time, raise how much
when your hand is in the top 40%, but you can just call on the button with marginal hand when they will call your raise anyway. Hands like: 22, 33, small suited connectors, or A6o. It is not worth raising unless there is a reasonable chance of stealing the blinds.
On the button, shorthanded, tight blinds, you just called with a mediocre hand like A6o, now what
it is more likely you can steal the pot if they both check on the flop, so always bet in this situation.
You have J-J, flop comes Jc-6h-2d, analyze situation for slowplaying
an overcard can give someone else a second-best hand, however with many opponents someone else could pick up a flush or oesd straight draw on the turn. It becomes incorrect as the pot gets bigger or your opponents get looser(will call incorrectly on the flop), or more numerous.
When considering a checkraise, consider
are you sure someone will bet, who? vs your hand strength vs how bad is a free card? can an overcard hurt you? How big is the pot? How best to eliminate players? How aggro are your opponents/Is you hand good for 3 bets?
Criteria for inducing a bluff
1)Preferably vs one player 2)He needs to be capable of bluffing but also capable of folding if you bet, ie tough but aggressive 3)Giving a free card is not dangerous if his hand is worse than yours.
5 reasons to raise
1)Get more money in the pot 2)Drive players out 3)To bluff/semi-bluff 4)Get a free card 5)Gain information
The one time you can bluff-raise vs weak players is
when you think your opponent is bluffing, but your hand is even worse- ex- your flush didn’t get there but you are fairly sure you opponent is on a flush draw.
A situation for a bluff raise is
flop is checked around, turn does not bring an overcard or three to straight or flush, but you get a draw, and an aggressive EP player bets
Criteria for if someone folds to a raise
1)can they fold a big hand? 2)How likely is he semi-bluffing 3)How does he perceive you?
When there is no raise before the flop
play TIGHTER because more hands can be out
When you have two-pair or a set on the turn and a third suited card hits
it’s a good time for a free card play if you can safely fold to a raise (not very often)
If someone check-raises a lot on the flop, but they bet instead
they might be weak
Fearing reraises on flop vs turn vs river
many players wont reraise you on the river because they fear a slowplayed monster
Criteria for waiting to raise the river
1)he might be bluffing so he could fold if you raise 2)if he is behind he has few outs (usually 5 for middle pair if not sharing your kicker) 3)few players
Heads up, with a flush draw on the board, If an opponent bets his draws, crs his good hands, and check/calls his mediocre hands
then wait to raise the turn since if the draw comes you don’t have to raise, and he might bet his bad hands again on the turn to try to get you to fold. You get your raise in when he is a 4-1 shot instead of a 2-1 shot.
Headsup vs a players that bets/raises almost every time preflop, when you are defending your blind
call quite a bit, more than one out of three times, reraise one out of four t imes . Call with any pair, any ace, any two cards nine or higher, any one gap or no gap straight flush combo (except 42s, 32s), any little suited king not covered
Headsup vs a LAG player, when in small blind
play fewer hands but raise more often.
Headsup, your in BB, you raised preflop, on the flop
check the weakest 20% and best 20%, bet everything else.
Three-handed how much should you play
Big blind should play 70% as much as headsup. Small blind should play 40% as much as headsup.
Shorthanded, it is important to distinguish between players that
fire on the river when they are semi-bluffing, and those who wont. Most give up on the river, so they need to be raise a lot on fourth street.
If you are on the button with noone else in, in a game where the BB calls 100% of the time, raise how much
when your hand is in the top 40%, but you can just call on the button with marginal hand when they will call your raise anyway. Hands like: 22, 33, small suited connectors, or A6o. It is not worth raising unless there is a reasonable chance of stealing the blinds.
On the button, shorthanded, tight blinds, you just called with a mediocre hand like A6o, now what
it is more likely you can steal the pot if they both check on the flop, so always bet in this situation.
Shorthanded, if you are one off the button, should you ever just call with your marginal hands like A6o
no, just fold them unless you think there is a reasonable chance noone will call. You can limp with something like 98s.
Why not check-raise as much shorthanded?
it puts more money in the pot and ties your opponent to it psychologically. Since he is more likely to call shorthanded with nothing, it makes it harder to tell when to lead the turn.
Calling bets on the turn shorthanded, 3 things to realize
1)Since the betting limit doubles, your opponents bet on fourth street is getting poorer odds. 2)There is only one card to come. So you will only have one more street to win more bets as opposed to two. 3) Most opponents wont bet as often- it costs more and if you called the flop he is afraid you will call the turn.
Slowplaying on the flop
The more aggressive the player acting before you , the more vulnerable of hands you can check behind and wait to raise the turn. Against two opponents he needs to be more aggressive to make this right, but not so much against one.
Slowplaying hands shorthanded , which hands?
hands where you don’t know if you have the best hand or not, but if you have the worst hand, you will finish last, and if you have the best hand you will finish best. The hands you slowplay are the ones that retain their value the most compared to other hands
JcJd vs As8c4d/As8s4d, you bet and get raised
1)No legitimate draws so more chance someone has an A. You get raised less than board 2 but when you are raised you are more likely to be an underdog 2) With a possible flush draw on the flop, a raiser could be drawing to a flush, especially in last position, you likely have more outs with board 2 than board 1.
You have T9 vs a MP players pf raise. Flop comes 9 high and you check-raise with top pair. A comes on turn, what are different strategies.
1) check/call turn and check/fold river vs someone who will bluff the a turn but not the river. 2)Bet/fold the turn, check/fold the river vs someone who wont raise on a bluff.
Reading straight draws
K-J-5 rainbow, 9, 7
Reading straight draws
K-9-7 rainbow, J,5. T8 and 86 have straight draws and will call to the river. Would they have played these hands? QT will likely stay in on the flop with a gutshot and two cards higher than middle pair. Would they fold it?
Reading straights, J-7-5-K-9
less likely to see Q-T calling, would they call the flop with it? They would definitely call the turn. 86 has an OESD on the flop. T8 has a gutshot, would they call the flop?
Straight draws, flop is K-Q-x
5 straight draws: AJ, AT,JT, J9, T9
Straight draws, flop is Q-J-x
7 straight draws: AK, AT, KT, K9, T9, T8, 98
Straight draws, flop is J-T-x
9 straight draws: AK, AQ, KQ, K9, Q9, Q8, 98, 97, 87
Straight draws, flop is 10-9-x
9 straight draws: KQ, KJ, QJ, Q8, J8, J7, 87, 86, 76
You have Kqo raise pf, opp calls, flop is K-8-3 rainbow, you bet, opp calls, turn A
check the turn vs a better player and bet vs a calling station. Check vs an opponent who will fold a pair of 8s if you bet, bet vs someone who will call with 8s.
If you have mp and the turn or river card pairs the top card
be happy since if you were ahead, you still are
You have AT, flop Q-T-3 rainbow, you bet and get raised, how many outs for each of his possible hands
Top pair with queen- 40 outs, middle pair with T-3 outs, bottom pair with 3-5 outs, oesd with KJ, J9- 13 or 11 outs. Gutshot with AJ, K9, 98- 7 outs. If he would raise with all these hands you are likely the favorite
Jto in the small blind
don’t call raises
Betting vs inducing a bluff on the turn
you don’t want to give a free card if there are a lot of outs: ie the board in four in a row or 3 suited, especially since people with draws will call.
Using the option of calling/checking shorthanded
if your opponent has little, you may win an extra bet, whereas if you bet on the turn he may fold. If you are way behind, your check gives you a chance to improve.
Shorthanded, when should you fold to a raise from a lp player
As6s vs KQ4 rainbow, 3 players on the flop. Your ace completes a straight and they couldn’t both be on a draw.
Shorthanded, when should you fold to a single bet on the flop after getting raised pf
you have Js-9s, you get 3 bet, flop is Ac-3d-3s. You are beat either by an ace or a pp.
What are the differences between K-J-5-9-7 and K-9-7-J-5?
Board 2 has a greater variety of straights that would go all the way to showdown.
Vs an aggressive opponent who will fire 3 barrels on a semi-bluff, it is better
to call down a mediocre hand (tpwk) than raise now.