FAQ: Holdem Odds and Implied Odds

1. If the bettor is to your right and there are other players who might raise behind you, what will you do?
You should adjust the pot odds fairly lower.

2. What does it mean?
You should fold more hands.

3. Give an example?
You have A8 and the flop is AQ9. If a solid player to your right bets, a number of players are behind you and there has been no raise before the flop, you should fold.

4. What if you are against a loose bettor?
You should raise rather than fold.

5. When else should you continue to play?
You should continue against a player who will only bet a draw.

6. Give an example?
In the same situation, fold KJ if the flop is JT8.

7. What are the other exceptions to folding these hands?
The exception is if the pot has become very large and/or the game is very loose.

8. How does it affect the pot odds you are getting if you call on the flop and also decide to call on the fourth street?
They are not as good as they appear.

9. When is it correct to call before the flop with a small pair?
It is correct when you are getting as low as 5-to-1 odds and there is little fear of a raise behind you.

10. What if you are against a player who gives more of action?
You can make this call even if you are getting less than 5-to-1.

11. Another example?
You can try for an inside straight on the flop when you have odds of only about 8-to-1.

12. Why should you make a loose call more often even if the odds don't seem to justify it?
It is because you don't want to become known as a "folder."

13. What happens if you are termed as a folder?
If it happens then other players will try to run over you and other wise observant rivals may turn tricky and become difficult to play against.


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