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Keeping Track of the Cards

It’s vitally necessary that you keeping track of the cards, especially the low cards.

Many situations will develop where you need one or two cards to make your hand and outdraw a better low hand, or you will need to know how live certain cards are to determine whether it is likely that an opponent will have a particular hand that you might be scared of.

For example., suppose you have a six-high straight and are worried about whether an opponent might have a split with you or a possible wheel.

Knowing where the cards lie and remembering them will have a large effect on whether you jam or not.

You sometimes will see this with online poker players who can’t remember all the cards.

For instance, they may not recall that a fourth deuce was folded earlier, which could mean that the hand they are calling with is a lock and they should be raising instead.

You also can deduce a great deal about the cards you don’t see.

Suppose, for example, that someone starts with a low card up, meaning that he probably is going low.

If he folds after catching another low card games, such as a deuce – which could have given him four good cards – you can conclude that two deuces are gone.

This information might help you later, especially in determining whether you have a lock.

Consequently, paying close attention to what is folded can be crucial. Scare cards.

Knowing that one or two key cards are dead sometimes can make the difference between a raising hand and one that you will just play along with.

Introduction / Position / Playing the High Hands / Bluffing

Slow-Playing / Knowing Your Opponents / Raising Aggressively

The Toughest Decision of All / Staying to the End

Pairing the Door Card / Keeping Track of the Cards

Scare Cards / An Expert Play / Another Good Play / Quick Notes

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