Texas Holdem Poker : Semi-Bluffing and Defensive Wagering


Posted by Prince | Posted in Poker | Posted on 21-09-2012

Seems like most individuals are constantly talking about pre-flop system, so I would like to speak a tiny bit about how I play soon after the flop. Maybe I can aid others, or maybe they’ve got advice to improve my play.

I think that 2 of the most critical plays immediately after the flop are the semi-bluff and the defensive wager. That’s because these are the plays you generate if you havent hit a hand but you’ve got a excellent drawing hand. Its easy to wager on a hand whenever you flop a monster. But I think that these 2 are the greatest methods to wager on a drawing. Each one is wagered depending on you challenger(s) and your postion. So here’s how I play it, so tell me what you think.

Early Placement – Tight Competitors:

A semi-bluff works fairly effectively in this position. Appear out betting and if a tight gambler didn’t hit a hand he’ll most likely lay down, and if he is unsure you may possibly receive a call. But watch out, if that tight gambler comes back over the top it may be time to obtain away.

Early Position – Loose Competitors

This is had been I like to accomplish a defensive wager. Determine how quite a few chips you’re willing to chance on your draw and wager. That is normally a much smaller wager than regular. It’s been my experience that the loose gambler will usually just call a wager rather than re-raise. Nevertheless, should you check to them, theyre additional likely to throw in a lot more chips than your willing to pay.

Late Placement – Tight Competitors

This can be the finest time to perform a semi-bluff, particularly if most of the table checks. If that’s the case you will probaly pick up the pot now. If a player before has bet, you might have to come to a decision if he has a hand or not. If not, then reraise and he will most likely go away since he was attempting to steal the pot. When you imagine he does, well then it is time to determine your odds, and determine if the pot odds are worth the call.

Late Position – Loose Competitors

This one is really a bit complicated, simply because it’s harder to put a loose gambler on a hand. And if your in late position against loose gambler, odds are they have already wager. That is were I usually come to a decision to take a chance and come back more than the best of them and pray they do not call, and if they do, nicely then its time to wager. Chances are though even a loose player will go away if you arrive back strong enough.

Keep in mind though that these are moves I only produce right after the flop comes and I have a reasonable drawing hand (usually not a gutshot either). Maybe 4 to the flush or the open ended straight, for example.

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