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AhKh flop Kc-7d-2s
Very strong hand, top pair with best kicker, winning except vs set, 2 pair, or aces. No straight/flush draws, making them unlikely at the river. Anyone with a 7/2 has five outs. No other hand has many outs. You have any ace counterfeited. Still good at river even vs 4-5 opponents.
Ac-Tc vs Ah-6s-2d
Strong hand. Top pair, decent kicker. Beware if someone raised pf. If he has a better ace you have 3 outs. No flush draws, no overcards can come to your pair. If you are ahead, you are likely to hold up.
Ac-Tc vs Th-6s-2d
Strong hand. Top pair, top kicker. Probably the best hand. No flush draws, but overcard draws and a gutshot draw. Several hands could have 4+ outs. Beware someone who raised pf. You will be outdrawn reasonably often in a multiway pot.
Ah-As on Ks-8h-8c
Strong hand. Best except vs an eight or pocket kings. A king or pocket pair has 2 outs. Anyone else is drawing dead. If someone holds an eight you have 2 outs. You are either way ahead or way behind. If ahead, you will even win multiway.
Ah-6h vs 6c-4d-2s
Marginal hand. You have tptk but any turn card is dangerous. 7-K is an overcard. 4s, 2s help anyone with mp or bp. 5,3 puts four to a straight. Someone will often have an overpair. Many players don’t raise 77-1010. Vs 4-5 opponents you will often lose.
Ac-Jd on Jc-10s-8s
Marginal hand. Top pair, top kicker. A third spade makes a flush and two almost always beats you. A Q,9, or 7 puts four to a straight. It is a hand likely to make two pairs. You are very vulnerable. Also someone who has a pair+draw will often play the flop strongly, making it easier to make a mistake on fourth/fifth street
Ah-4h on Ac-10s-9c
Poor hand. Top pair, but no kicker. Unless you hit a 4, you can tie at best vs another ace. If noone has an ace, they will have middle/bottom pair, a flush or straight draw.
Kh-Qh on Qc-7h-2h
Very strong hand. Top pair, 2nd kicker, flush draw. If you aren’t best, you will outdraw them often. No straight draws. Win even multi pot most of the time.
Qs-Js vs Qc-Th-4h
Strong hand. Top pair, good kicker. Backdoor straight and flush draws. Two overcards can beat your pair, but an ace or king gives you a straight redraw. As-Ks give you a straight+flush draw. Will often win unimproved and sometimes improve to beat a better hand.
9h-8h vs 9s-7c-6h
Strong hand. Top pair, oesd and backdoor flush. Pair is very vulnerable- four or five overcards beat you(10 makes your straight). Combined chances of winning unimproved + improving makes hand strong.
Ac-8c on As-6h-2c
Strong hand. Top pair, marginal kicker+backdoor flush. No overcards. If I am outkicked, have 6.5 outs to flush, eight. Board cards are smaller than my kicker, making it likely my kicker will play on the river.
As-Jd on Jc-10s-8s
Marginal hand. But better than the similar hand, since a spade will give you a redraw to the nut flush. . A Q,9, or 7 puts four to a straight. It is a hand likely to make two pairs. You are very vulnerable. Also someone who has a pair+draw will often play the flop strongly, making it easier to make a mistake on fourth/fifth street
Ah-9h on Qh-9s-2h
Very strong hand. Mptk, flush draw. If noone has a queen, you usually win. Vs a queen you have 14 outs .
10c-9c vs Kh-Js-10d
poor hand. Bottom pair, bottom end of a one card gutshot. If you catch a nine, anyone with a queen makes a straight, a queen makes a straight for an ace.
Jh-10h vs Ks-Js-10c
marginal hand. Vulnerable to the top card pairing(with any bottom two) Someone likely drawing to a straight or flush. The turn card will drastically affect you hands value. Consider waiting to see it to protect you hand.
Ac-7c Mp. Two limpers, you limp. Button limps, sb calls. Bb checks. Flop is Ad-Td-9s. sb bets, bb calls, first limper raises, next limper folds. 10 sb pot.
Fold---1)you have top pair, weak kicker with no redraws. 2)either bettor or raiser could be beating you, with ace better kicker of aces up. If so you are drawing nearly dead since 7d is not clean. 3)Even if you are ahead, you are still not in good shape, any eight or higher counterfeits you kicker, leaving you no better than tied vs any ace. 4)There are three high cards and two flush cards. If you are ahead, you are outdrawn easily. If you are behind, drawing almost dead. 5)Pot is small
9h-9s on button. Four limpers, you raise. BB and limpers call. Flop is 9c-7c-3s. BB bets, first limper raises. Two more callers.
Raise. 1)With a large edge you lose a lot of expectation by missing a flop raise. The only exception to this is when you are sure a reraise on the flop will result in everyone just calling and checking the turn, while a call will almost certainly result in another bet and calls on the turn.
Qh-Th in BB. Three limpers, button raises. You call, limpers call. Flop Ts-8c-4h. 10.5-1
Check-Raise. 1)Betting out does not protect your hand. Callers will be getting 11-1, making it correct to call with weak draws like overcard+backdoor flush draw even. 2)Likely bettor is on the button 3)Missing the check-raise is bad, but it rarely costs you the pot since people would call for one bet with anything. 4)Button might be ahead of you, and the check-raise will cost you an extra bet or two, but the times it wins you the hand by forcing out weak draws will more than make up for it.
Loose, passive game. Kd-4d on the button. Four limpers, you limp. Sb calls, bb checks. 7 bets. Flop is Js-7h-4d, checked to you.
bet----1)it improves you winning chances, even if you aren’t ahead, you want to fold hands like q-10. If you catch a K, Q-10 gets a oesd. Pocket sixes might even fold. 2)You will likely get a free turn card. Since you have odds to call, you might as well bet. 3)In an aggressive game, you should check. Aggs cr more and give free cards less. For a bet to be right, free card has to work most of the time.
You limpt UTG with 7s-7h. Two limpers, sb calls, bb checks. Flop Jc-6c-4s. Sb bets, bb calls.
Fold----1)Pot is small. 2)Two players like their hands enough to bet and call. Two more to act. 3)If anyone has a J, you have two outs, maybe 1. The 7c makes a flush. 4)If ahead, you are vulnerable to all overcards. 5)But if it had been checked to you, you should bet.
Loose, agg game. Button with Ah-8h. UTG raises. 4 cold callers. Both blinds call. Flop th-9h-2s. Sb bets, bb calls, utg raises, two more callers. 24-2.
Reraise----1)big draw to the nuts, comes in 35% of the time+ you might win by spiking an ace. With 5 opponents you have a huge equity edge. 2)With position, you could take a free card if the turn card weakens you hand(10s)
Ac-4c on the button. 3 limpers, you limp. Sb raises, bb and everyone calls. Flop Kd-5c-2h. Sb bets. BB calls, first limper raises. Everyone else folds. 16-2.
Raise-----1)pot is almost big enough to call with just a gutshot, but you also have an overcard and a bd flush draw. 2)If you reraise, someone might fold a better ace. Since he raised pf he could have AQ, AJ etc. If he folds you buy two outs. 3)You could take a free card if you don’t improve. 4)If you don’t think you will get a free card, just call.
Jc-9c in MP. Two limpers, you limp. Button limps, sb calls. Bb checks. Flop Kh-Td-4c. blinds check, first limper bets. Next limper raises. 9-2.
Fold. 4.5-1 odds, probably wont win by spiking a pair. Several players yet to act.
Aj-Jc on button. Two limpers, you raise. BB and limpers call. Flop 9s-6s-5d. BB and 1st limper check, 2nd limper bets. 9.5-1
Fold.------1)no backdoor draws. 2)your outs aren’t all good. Ace might be counterfeit by ace-rag hands. A jack can be beat by overcards on the river. As, and Js may make a flush or flush redraws. Probably only worth a three outer. 3)board is coordinated. Someone might have a straight and a seven or eight puts four to a straight. 4)A check raise is a possibility since you raised pf and the first two players checked.
Cutoff with Qs-Qc. Three limp, you raise. Both blinds, all limpers call. Jd-6d-4d, opponents check to you, you bet. Sb check-raises. Two cold-callers. 19-1.
Call----1)pot is way to big to fold 2)sb could easily have just top pair or the Ad. 3)if the cold callers are loose they could have anything. 4)However you are not in a good spot. If ahead you are very vulnerable, if behind, you are drawing almost dead. Call and evaluate the turn.
You have 7c-6c in BB. UTG raises. Three coldcallers. You call. Flop is Kc-8h-4c, giving you a gutshot and a flush draw.
check-raise ep player. ----1)your small cards have little chance of winning by pairing, so eliminating opponents does not improve your winning chances. 2)If you bet, pf raiser will raise, and face field with two bets. Or pf will call and a few more will call behind him. 3)check-raise and trap everyone for two bets.
2h-2d in BB. LAG limps utg. Three more limpers, sb completes. You check. Flop Kh-7c-2s. sb checks, you check hoping to cr lag to your left. But he checks and it Is checked to button who bets. Sb folds. 7-1.
check------1)The flop is ragged, noone probably has a decent hand or draw. Loose players will probably call one bet. 2)They are drawing nearly dead. 3)The pot is small. 4)If you raise some of them out now, you increase equity maybe from 80 to 90 percent, but in this small pot it is only worth .7bets(7bets*.1) Allowing opponents to draw dead is worth far more. 5)Bet the turn no matter what 6)If the pot was bigger or the Lag was to your right, bet instead of trying to check-raise.
8d-7d on the button. Two limpers, you limp, sb calls, bb checks. Flop Ks-Th-9c. sb bets, bb calls, first limper raises, second folds. 9-1
Fold----Your draw is quite weak. If a jack comes, anyone with a queen bets you. If a six comes, you still may lose to a queen or jack. You might already be behind. You need better pot odds.
Ah-Ad in MP. One limper, you raise. Two cold-callers. Sb folds, bb reraises. Limpers call, you cap. Everyone calls. Flop is Qh-9h-9s. BB bets and limper raises. 23.5 sb.
call with intention of raising the turn. 1)The board is scary. You might already be behind. 3)The pot is too big to hold. 4)Even if someone has a nine, you have two outs to a full house and a backdoor nut flush draw. 5)Putting in a third bet is unlikely to protect your hand- the only hands that will fold are hands you have badly beaten. 6)Your main target is someone with a gutshot. People with a four-flush or J-10 will never fold. A Q or pocket pair has two outs vs you. A gutshot has four outs. The pot will probably be 15 big bets on the turn. If you raise, a gutshot will not have odds to call.
Qs-Qc in MP. 1 limper, you raise. Two cold-callers, bb calls. Flop Ks-9h-7s. BB bets, limper folds. 11.5-1
Raise-----1)It is a little unnatural to bet a King from the BB into four players, including the pf R. Passive players would check for fear of a better king, and aggressive players would want to CR. 2)He could still have a king, but he could also have a flush/straight draw or be bluffing something else weak. 3)The pot is large, so you probably shouldn’t fold. 4)The Qs improves your hand- If you spike a set, your opponent cant make a flush using the same card. You have a backdoor flush. 4)Without the Q you might fold vs a very straightforward opp who wouldn’t bet a draw or middle pair. 5)Since you are continuing, you should raise to protect your hand. Any gutshot or mp or bp can call 12-1 but not 6.5-1.
Loose, agg game. As-Js in bb. Four players, including sb, limp. You raise. Two limpers call, button reraises. Sb calls. You cap. Everyone calls. Flop Kh-Qc-7s. Sb checks, you bet. First limper raises, second reraises, third caps. Sb folds. 30-3
Call---1)you are getting 10-1 with no chance to be reraised. Three more bets will probably go in as well(the two impending calls). 2)You have a gutshot to the nuts+overcard+backdoor nut flush draw.
Qqs-5s in sb. Three limpers, you call. BB checks. Flop Kd-Td-5c. You check. BB , first limper check. 2nd limper bets. Button calls. 7-1.
Fold 1)you are getting close to enough odds, but 2)Two flush, the Qd, 5d are tainted 3)Any queen makes three broadway cards, making straights and two-pairs more likely. A queen gives anyone with an ace or nine a gutshot and anyone with a jack an open-ended straight draw. 4)You must improve to win. Even if you are ahead, you have to dodge flushes, straights, overcards, and bluffs you cant call to win.
4c-3c in BB. Three limpers, MP raises, button cold-calls, sb calls, you call. Both limpers call. Flop Ah-Jh-4s, pf raiser bets. Button calls. 16-1
Call----Even though you have a weak draw, two flush board, two broadway cards, could be drawing almost dead vs set or two outs vs ace-jack, your outs are tainted, you might get outdrawn on the river, you don’t close the action. But the pot is too big to fold a potential five out draw.
As-Kd on the button. Three limpers, you raise. Both blinds, all limpers call. Flop Ks-9s-6c. Everyone checks to you, you bet. Sb crs, three cold callers.
Reraise.--------1)Probably have the best hand. Nut backdoor flush draw. No overcards to your pair. 2)You are somewhat vulnerable, but you will win more than your share(20%) 3)The sb Cred, probably hoping that you other opponents would fold. Instead 3 called. He might not bet the turn if that scared him. 4)You have too much equity not to raise. If you knew sb would bet the turn, it would be better to wait, but you don’t know that.
You have As-Ks on the button. Four limpers, you raise. BB and limpers call. Flop is Ts-6s-4c, giving you the nut flush draw and two overs. Everyone checks, you bet. Three callers. Turn 2d. Everyone checks.8-1
Bet-----1)don’t take a free card because you could have the best hand. 2)The pot is large so many players would call on the flop with almost any two cards. This does not necessarily indicate that they have a hand. 3)If you bet, you might increase your chances of winning by folding a hand like 9h-7h (gutshot +pair, even though it has seven outs to beat you. Or Ad-4d, bottom pair with an ace kicker. That could buy you two outs. 4)If everyone calls. That is fine too, you have 15 cards that make top pair or the nut flush. So there is enough overlay to bet for value.
You have 9h-9d on the button. Three limpers, you raise. Sb calls, the bb reraises. Two limpers fold, but one calls. You call, so does the small blind. Flop is Jh-3d-3s. sb checks, bb bets. Limpers call you call, sb calls. Turn is 4c, everyone checks to you. 9-1
Bet----1)Pot is large, you may have the best hand. 2)Except for the pf raise, noone has shown strength so far. 3)When the BB checks the turn, he probably has two big cards, like AK rather than an overpair or a jack, he could have pocket tens, but otherwise you have him beaten. 4)Probably have the limper beaten too. He has done nothing but call so far, and if he had a jack or trey he probably would have bet the turn. He likely has two unpaired cards that might be higher than your nines. 5)Sb could be ahead of you, he might have been planning to CR the turn. But there is no reason to give him credit for a hand. 6)You are very vulnerable, and overcards could beat you. 7)Even though you are likely to have the best hand, you don’t have to have it 50% of the time to bet. A)When you do have it, betting might save the whole pot by folding someone with overs. B) Betting will often allow you to take a free showdown.
As-Ac on the button. Three limpers, you raise. Both blinds, all limpers call. Flop is Qh-7d-3c. Everyone checks, you bet. Three callers. Turn is 9c. Everyone checks, you bet. First player folds, second calls, third check-raises. 12-1
call------probably behind 1)a player who check-raises the field on the turn is rarely bluffing. 2)This board is relatively ragged , so the chance he is pushing a draw is reduced. 3) The pot is too big to fold. You opponent could have two pair, which you have eight outs against, making you a 4.75-1 dog. 4)Other opponent could have flopped a different pair( cr’er has 9-7, caller Q-10) then you would only have 5 outs. 5)don’t assume your behind. Check-raiser could just have top pair. Which adds to your chances. 6)If you opponent is passive and probably wont cap without pocket queens, then reraise to knock out the other guy and take a free showdown.
Tc-7s in the BB. Three limpers, sb calls, you check. Flop Qh-9d-4d. The sb checks, you check and it is checked around. Turn is 7h. SB bets. 3.5-1
Fold------1)Sb could be bluffing but pot is small. 2)Three left to act. 3)Of all your outs, only the 7c doesn’t put three to a straight or flush. 3)Quite vulnerable to redraws. 4)Drawing slim if your behind, opponents drawing live if your ahead, small pot=fold.
Ad-9d in the BB. UTG raises, two players cold call. Sb calls. You call. Flop Th-4s-4d. Sb checks, you check, it is checked around. Turn is 9c. sb bets. 6-1
Raise.-----1)sb may be bluffing. He could have a 10 or 4, but alos a nine with a weak kicker, a small pocket pair, a straight draw, or a total bluff. 2)The paired board makes it less likely that a better hand is out against you. There are only five cards that can beat you(3 tens, 2 fours) 3)The board has fewer draws, so you opponents will draw out on your less when you are ahead, while you will draw out more on an opponent with a ten-your partial outs are stronger on a non-coordinated board. So you shouldn’t fold. 4)Raising is better than calling because it protects your hand. Someone may have picked up a straight draw and you should make them pay 2 bets. Someone with a weak ten might fold.
Kh-Kd utg. You raise, two cold callers, both blinds call. Flop is Jh-6d-3h. The blinds check, you bet, everyone calls. Turn is Qs. Sb bets, bb calls. 9.5-1.
Raise-----1)turn card is scary since anyone with QJ has two pair, but the pot is large. 2)Don’t let a funny unexpected bet stop you from protecting your hand. If the sb has two pair, you have eight outs. If not, you probably still have the best hand. So you should raise.
8h-7h in BB. Two limpers, button raises. Sb calls, you call, limpers call. Flop Kd-9h-5s. Everyone checks to button who bets. Sb calls, you call, one limper calls. Turn 2s. checked to button who bets. Sb folds. 8-1.
Fold-----1)10.5-1 to catch a six, pot is 8-1. You are unlikely to make up three bets on the river, so implied odds wont do it. 2)relatively unlikely, but someone behind you could check-raise, making the call very costly. 3)6s completes backdoor flush.
Ah-Qh on button, four limpers, you raise, sb folds, bb calls limpers call. Flop Qs-Ts-7h. BB bets, first limper calls, second raises. Next cold-calls. Final limper folds. You call, bb first limper call. Turn 3c. checked to flop raiser who bets. Next calls. 13-1.
Raise-----1)you called the flop to raise a 4th street blank. The 3c is good for this. 2)you can take a free showdown if you wish, and the raise might save you. 3)If you see someone call the flop and then donk the turn instead of check-raising it, they are more likely to be bluffing or betting a weak made hand that they are afraid to check-raise.
8c-6c on the button. Three limpers, you limp, sb calls, bb checks. Flop Jc-9c-4h. sb checks, bb bets, two limpers call. You raise. Sb folds, bb and limpers call. Turn Qd, checked to you., 7-1
check and take the free card. 1)You are relatively unlikely to win the pot with a bet vs three opponents. A pair of 88 or 66 will probably not be enough to win, even if you thin the field a little by betting. 2)You cannot value bet since you are a 4-1 dog to make the flush and there are only three opponents. 3)The turn card could have made a straight or two-pair, and he could be planning to check-raise.
Ah-6h on the button. Two limpers. Player to right limps, loose and weak, you limp, sb calls, bb checks. Flop Ad-Qs-4s. Everyone checks to player to your right, who bets. You raise. Everyone folds to flop bettor, who calls. Turn is 4d, opponents checks. 5-1
Bet---1)Your weak opponent is unlikely to pull any moves. If he check-raises, you are way behind and can fold in this small pot. 2)You are probably no worse than tied. He could have bet the flop with an ace, but he could also have a queen, a pocket pair, or some strange holding he decided to bluff with. 3)If he has an ace, the four pairing solves you kicker problem unless he has AK, AQ or A-4. So only a few hands that beat you. 4)The pot is small, and if you are ahead, you opponent likely only has a couple of outs to beat you. So you bet is for value. You are hoping he calls with a worse hand.
7d-6d on button. Two limpers, you limp, sb calls, bb checks. Flop Qd-8d-5c, giving you a huge draw, oesd plus a flush draw. The sb bets, three calls, you raise. Sb reraises. Everyone calls. You cap. Everyone calls. Turn 3d, checked to player on your right, who bets. 13.5-1
Raise----1)It is a little scary that he woke up with a bet when the flush card came. If he has a flush it is probably bigger. 2)You have to raise, the pot is big, you must protect against high, one-card flush draws. The Ad or Kd wont fold but you can charge him two bets.
As-Qs on button. Four limpers, you raise. Blinds fold. Limpers call. Flop Jd-9s-5s. Checked to you, you bet. First limper check-raises. Two remaining limpers cold-call. You reraise, everyone calls. Turn Jh, flop check-raiser bets, one caller, next raises. 15.5-1
Call. 1board is paird so you could be drawing dead to a full house. 2)8-1 is too much overlay to fold for the times your drawing live. 3)There is no reason to give anyone credit for more than three jacks.
Jh-5d in BB. Two limpers, sb calls, you check. Flop Jc-8c-3h. Sb checks, you bet. First limper folds, second raises. Sb folds, you call. Turn 9s. you check, opponent bets. 5-1, also give reasons for flop call.
Fold.---------------1)You bet the flop because there was a strong chance you had the best hand. When raised, you cant like you hand anymore. It is likely you are behind to a better jack. 2)Even if you are ahead, you opponent probably has a better draw. Flop call-----------1)You could catch a five. 2) Your opponent might be raising with a draw, so he might check behind the turn. 3)Metagame considerations for folding the flop after betting.
6c-5c in the BB. Four limpers, button raises. Sb folds, you call, limpers call. Flop Qd-7c-3h, giving a gutshot and backdoor flush draw. You check, checked to button, who bets. You call. Three other callers. Turn is 4s. 8.5-1
Bet--------1)Most people would try a check-raise, but you have the nuts, no flush draw is available. Your goal should be to get as much action as possible. 2)If you check, it is either check to the button who will bet, then you check-raise will face everyone with two cold, or the button will check behind, which is likely with unimproved big cards. 3)Check-raising either blasts everyone out of the pot or it gets checked-through.
6c-5c in BB. Four limpers. SB folds. You call, limpers call. Flop Qd-9c-5h. You check, checked to button who bets. You call, three other calls. Turn 6s. 8.5-1
check-raise-----1)The action is the same but you have bottom two pair 2)You are very vulnerable, a queen or nine counterfeits you, anyone with a bigger pair can pair his kicker too. Any seven or eight has a gutshot draw, with lots of other gutshots liker K-J. 3)The pot is large and you are vulnerable so your chief concern is protecting your hand. 4)the best way to do this is CR the button. It might get checked through, but it would be so beneficial to CR that you have to run that risk.
Two limpers, you raise one off the button with Qh-Qd. BB and limpers call. Flop is Th-8h-4c. Opponents check, you bet. They all call. Turn is 4d. Opponents check, you bet. BB calls, limpers fold. River Ah, your opponent bets. 9-1
Call. --------1)River is scary and your opponent will recognize that. Even some passive players will bluff here. 2)He could have outdrawn you, but your getting 9-1 to call so you only need to win 10% of the time. Expect a bluff more than that.
Ah-Th in sb. Three loose and straightforward players limp. You raise. BB folds. Three limpers call. Flop Kc-Tc-4h. You bet, two limpers call. Turn is 2h. You bet, both limpers call again. River is 7s. 9-1.
Bet-----1)You probably have the best hand. You have second pair with an ace kicker, noone has shown any strength yet. 2)one of your opponents may have a king or have drawn out with 10d-7d or 7h-7c. But they are loose so don’t feaqr the worst. 3)Being straightforward, your opponents would already have raised with a big hand, most players don’t slowplay to the river. 4)Most common holdings, in order of livelihood. 1-Weak made hand(As-4d, 5h-5c, Ts-8s), Busted flush or straight draw, a king, two pair or trips made on the river. 5)It is possible that both of them have weak made hands, and will pay you off. 5)If you check, you may have to call a bet from one of them to protect against a bluff. Checking allows them to value bet their better hands and check their weaker ones. 6)If they are straightforward, you can fold to a raise, otherwise you should call a raise. But if you think they are a habitual bluffer, checking is better.
Kh-Kd on the button. Four limpers, you raise. Both blinds and limpers call. Flop is Qh-8d-3d, giving you an overpair. Everyone checks to you, you bet. Five callers. Turn is Js. Everyone checks to you, you bet. Three callers, river is 5s. Everyone checks to you. 14-1.
Bet.-------1)The large number of callers should not discourage you from value betting. Many players with two pair or better on the turn would check-raise you. So you probably had the best hand then and the river card is a blank, 2)Anyone with a pair will be reluctant to fold in a pot this large. They will hope you were bluffing all the way with AK. 3)If someone did draw out you will be check-raised. Since the pot is so large, you should call. But your hand will paid off more often than you will be beaten.
Ah-Qh in MP. One limper, you raise. Two cold-callers, blinds fold, limper calls. Flop is Kh-9d-4c. limper checks, you bet. All three call. Turn is 4d. Limper checks. You check, checked around. River 2h. Limper bets. 7.5-1
Fold. 1)It is possible that your ace high is still good here. If noone was behind you could call, having to win 12% of the time. But with players behind you, calling is out of the question. Someone will overcall with a weak but slightly better hand too often. 2)You could raise, neither player behind you likely has a better hand. They might have a small pair. This might be profitable if the bettor is a habitual bluffer. 3)Against most bettors you should fold. He could have intended to CR on 4th street. For a raise to be profitable, you must win 20% of the time. (risking 2 bets to win 7.5) An average opponent will not be bluffing that often. 4)This is a raise or fold situation. Calling is never correct because a weak hand will overcall to frequently.
Raise under the gun with As-Kh. Loose sb and bb call. Flop Jh-7h-2d. They check, you bet. SB folds. BB calls. Turn is 3s. Opp checks, you bet. He calls again. River is 3d. He checks, 6-1
Check. -------1)There is a good chance you have the best hand. Many loose players call to the river as long as they retain some hope of drawing out. He could have 10c-9s, a busted flush or an overcard(s). He may have picked up a gutshot on fourth street with Ad-4d. You can beat many hands that he might have. 2)But he will call with a few hands you beat but fold most of those hands. He is quite likely to call with bottom or middle pair. So you lose more often when he calls.
Raise UTG with Ts-th. Only loose sb and bb call. Flop Jh-7h-2d. Opponents check, you bet. Sb folds, BB calls. Turn 3s, he checks, you bet, he calls. River 3d, he checks, 6-1
bet-----1)You beat all the deuces, sevens, and small pocket pairs that he has. He has a small pair much more often than a J or 3, (he would have raised a strong jack already).
Qc-Qd UTG. You raise, 4 cold-callers, both blinds call. Flop Qh-Qs-Th. Blinds check, you bet. Everyone calls except sb. Turn Ts. BB bets. You call. Three callers. River Jh. BB bets. 16-1
Call. 1)The river card is good for you, it completes many potential straight or flush draws. Someone behind you may have made a hand. But he knows it is a long shot since the board is so scary, he will probably call one bet, not two. 2)If the river card was a blank, you should raise because: 1-Much less likely someone will overcall, but if they do it is more likely they have a strong hand like tens full, where they will call two bets.
Ah-Ad in mp. One player limps, you raise. Everyone folds to BB, who calls. Limper calls. Flop Jh-9h-4s. BB checks, limper bets. You raise. BB and limper both call. Turn is 7s. Both check, you bet. BB Check-raises. Limper cold calls. You call. River is 2d. BB bets, limper calls. 14-1
Call. 1)BB probably has two pair. You will probably lose. But you should call. Only have to in 1 time in 15. 2)Sometimes he will have As-Js or 9s-8s and take a shot on 4th street with a draw.
Ac-Kc on button., Two loose limpers, you raise. Blinds fold, limpers call. Flop is Kd-9d6s. Opponents check, you bet. Both limpers call. Turn is 7c. Opponents check, you bet. Both limpers call. River is 6d, both check (8-1)
Bet.-----1)The river is a scare card, but you should bet anyways. One of them could have diamonds or a six, but they could also have a nine, seven, weak king, busted straight draw, pocket pair, ace-high, etc. 2)If one of them had out-drawn you, he might have bet instead of trying for a CR.
Check-raising river concept
You have the button, opponent is drawing to a better hand than yours. 50% chance he makes it. Other 50% he doesn’t improve, but he calls your bet. If he makes his hand he will bet 50% of the time and CR 50%. Thus 50% of the time he will check and call. 25% of the time he bets, 25% of the time he check-raises. Before he acts there is a 50% chance he drew out. After he checks, there is only a 1/3 chance he drew out! If he checks, he is twice as likely to call as raise. So vs one or two loose opponents, you should bet you good hands even if a scare card comes. Being loose, they have a broad range of hands. The broader this range the less likely to have a specific draw and more likely to have a weak pay-off hand. So BET!!!!