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POKER PLAYERS: I need help on this river?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 posted by sunnyboy 7:25 pm
None N asked:

Full Tilt Poker Game #7310961484: Table Caney (deep) – $0.10/$0.25 – No Limit Hold’em – 2:40:28 ET – 2008/07/21
Seat 1: unequivocalace ($21.70)
Seat 2: 1966 Impala ($11.50)
Seat 3: puppylovecatty ($17.25)
Seat 4: Michus83 ($26.95)
Seat 5: domenic885 ($79.75)
Seat 6: ltlhulkster ($48.90)
Seat 7: saidg ($12.90)
Seat 8: joykim ($8.95)
Seat 9: Westbay1 ($32.50)
joykim posts the small blind of $0.10
Westbay1 posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #7
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to unequivocalace [Ac Ad]
unequivocalace raises to $0.85
1966 Impala folds
puppylovecatty calls $0.85
Michus83 folds
domenic885 calls $0.85
ltlhulkster folds
saidg folds
joykim folds
Westbay1 folds
*** FLOP *** [9s Td Kc]
unequivocalace bets $2.65
puppylovecatty has 15 seconds left to act
puppylovecatty calls $2.65
domenic885 folds
*** TURN *** [9s Td Kc] [3c]
unequivocalace has 15 seconds left to act
unequivocalace bets $6
puppylovecatty has 15 seconds left to act
puppylovecatty calls $6
*** RIVER *** [9s T
puppylovecatty calls $6
*** RIVER *** [9s Td Kc 3c] [Qd]
unequivocalace checks
puppylovecatty checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
unequivocalace shows [Ac Ad] a pair of Aces
puppylovecatty mucks
unequivocalace wins the pot ($19.20) with a pair of Aces
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $20.20 | Rake $1
Board: [9s Td Kc 3c Qd]
Seat 1: unequivocalace showed [Ac Ad] and won ($19.20) with a pair of Aces
Seat 2: 1966 Impala didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 3: puppylovecatty mucked [9d 7h] – a pair of Nines
Seat 4: Michus83 didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 5: domenic885 folded on the Flop
Seat 6: ltlhulkster didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 7: saidg (button) didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 8: joykim (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 9: Westbay1 (big blind) folded before the Flop

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Category : Poker Questions

Texas Holdem Poker Betting Strategies

Monday, February 8, 2010 posted by sunnyboy 9:04 pm
James Rice asked:

When you throw out Texas Hold’em betting strategies from the poker table, Holdem is nothing more than a game of risk. Anyhow, when the chips are on the table hold’em turns into a game of mastery and mental shrewdness

The game of Texas Hold em calls for two forced bets (per round) called the big blind and small blind. When the action comes around to you in a clockwise progression, you have one of four choices:

1. Bet – When you are “under the gun,” you place an amount of chips equal to the big blind. This goes into the pot.

2. Call – Calling is matching the amount of the preceding bet.

3. Raise – To call a raise requires you first match what another player bet. Subsequently you can “raise” to whatever amount you choose.

4. Fold – To fold is simply dropping out of a hand. Nothing to win. Nothing to lose.

When you sit down at the poker table, you will quickly observe there are two extreme bettors.

1. Manic – The Maniac pushes the action, whether he has a hand or not. At first, the Maniac is quick to double or triple his chip stack. Nevertheless, the need for action often leaves the Maniac knocked out of live action games or refilling his account.

2. Passive – The Rock often checks or calls and never raises unless he possesses a monster hand. Due to his lack of aggressiveness, the Rock continually loses chips and is eventually out of the tournament and having to refill his account.

Texas Holdem Poker betting is not just throwing money into the pot, or paying to see the flop. Actually, there is a strategy, which should be involved. David Sklansky said there are five reasons why you place a bet:

1. You want to get more money in the pot.

2. You want to drive other players out.

3. You want to bluff (or semi-bluff).

4. You want to get a free card.

5. You want more information on the other player (s).

Here are five Hold em betting strategies you can use to improve your Texas holdem poker play.

1. Feeler Bet: With the feeler bet, you are probing for information. The value bet will always let you know where you stand in the hand. If you never bet, you will never know what your opponents are holding. It is for this cause you use it to get a “feel” for the strength of your hand also the strength of your opponents hand.

2. Stealing the Blinds: A strategy worth expanding in poker is taking down uncontested blinds and pots! Stealing the blinds over time will win you more money than you will lose. There some things you should contemplate before you start stealing the blinds is the type of players at the table, your own table image, sensing weakness at the table and the size of the bet.

3. Check Raise: This is also known as trapping. The check raise works by acting weak in hopes of hiding your strength. With any luck, this will induce a bluff or at least a misinformed bet from your opponent to get him to put his chips to the pot.

4. Represent the Flop: The Continuation Bet is showing strength before the flop, most frequently with over cards. Oftentimes you will miss the flop, but continue to show strength through betting, as if you have a real hand. The recipe to successfully pulling off the continuation bet is to narrow your opponents down to one or two at the most. Here is the rule of the continuation bet: If you make a pre-flop raise, you must bet after the flop. Period. This includes when you do not hit your cards. Do not be one of those morons who raises with Big Slick before the flop…only to check after the flop when it comes out garbage. Players who do that are spineless.

5. Squeezing: You squeeze when you think someone is on a flush or straight draw but does not have it. Raising in this situation may keep the player from staying in the hand, not wanting to risk his stack on the possibility of missing his straight or flush. Be careful, unless you already have a strong hand, this kind of texas holdem betting strategy could really backfire.

Try applying these five Hold em betting strategies and watch your Holdem game perk up.

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