Hold em Poker : Semi-Bluffing and Defensive Betting


Posted by Anabel | Posted in Poker | Posted on 17-12-2012

Seems like most folks are often talking about pre-flop technique, so I would like to talk a tiny bit about how I wager on after the flop. Perhaps I can help others, or possibly they’ve got advice to enhance my play.

I believe that two of the most significant plays right after the flop are the semi-bluff and the defensive bet. That is because these are the plays you produce whenever you havent hit a hand but you have a very good drawing hand. Its easy to bet on a hand whenever you flop a monster. Except I consider that these two are the best approaches to bet on a drawing. Each one is bet depending on you challenger(s) and your postion. So here is how I play it, so tell me what you think.

Early Place – Tight Opponents:

A semi-bluff works fairly effectively in this position. Appear out wagering and if a tight gambler did not hit a hand he’ll most likely lay down, and if he is unsure you may well obtain a call. Except watch out, if that tight gambler comes back over the best it may well be time to get away.

Early Placement – Loose Competitors

This is had been I like to do a defensive bet. Come to a decision how a lot of chips you might be willing to risk on your draw and wager. It is normally a much smaller bet than normal. It’s been my encounter that the loose gambler will usually just call a bet instead of re-raise. However, should you check to them, theyre a lot more likely to throw in much more chips than your willing to pay.

Late Placement – Tight Opponents

This is the very best time to do a semi-bluff, particularly if most of the table checks. If that’s the case you’ll probaly pick up the pot now. If a gambler prior to has bet, you have to determine if he has a hand or not. If not, then reraise and he will most likely go away since he was trying to steal the pot. Should you consider he does, properly then it’s time to compute your odds, and decide if the pot odds are worth the call.

Late Position – Loose Opponents

This one is often a bit tricky, simply because it is more difficult to put a loose gambler on a hand. And if your in late placement against loose player, chances are they have already wager. This can be had been I usually choose to take a chance and come back over the best of them and hope they do not call, and if they do, effectively then its time to wager. Chances are although even a loose gambler will go away should you are available back strong enough.

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

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