Holdem Strategies : Folding When the Pot is Large

1. What should holdem player take care of?
In hold'em, the situations occasionally develop where it is almost impossible for your rival to be bluffing.

2. What does it mean?
It means that even though the pot may be large, it is often correct to throw away your poker hand.

3. Give holdem example?
Suppose the pot is multi-way and you get a free play in the big blind. You are having 72 and the flop comes as 762. You check, further deciding to check-raise but no one else bets. The card on fourth street is Q. You check again and again deciding to check-raise. And this time one player does bet, another calls and you check-raise. The last card was again hit by another queen. You should check and fold.

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1. How do you play with many rivals in holdem poker?
You should slow-play less, semi-bluffing less, avoid bluffing and avoid persuading bluffs with checks that give free cards.

2. What about your poker implied odds?
The implied odds have increased.

3. What does this mean?
You should be more inclined to play and even raise with small pairs, suited connectors and the hands like A6..

4. And what else?
You should not raise with unsuited high cards and it may be correct to fold hands like AT, KT, and even AJ and KJ.

5. Example?
You have KT on the button and five or six players have limped in. You should consider folding.

6. What happens on the flop?
Many hands play differently depending on the size of the pot and the number of players in the pot.

7.Suppose you have AK the flop comes as AT3. If the player on your right bets into you, what should you do?
If the pot is small you may only want to call. But if the pot is big you would now want to raise.

8. Suppose you flop a small flush draw and the holdem pot is large?
It is correct to check and expect that the bet comes on your left then you can check-raise and create a large pot.

9. Is this play recommended in holdem tough games?
No.

10. Why?
You are more likely to be up against a bigger flush draw and the initial bettor is more likely to re-raise.

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