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The following problems assume a fairly small ante with mediocre to good opponents.  Remember that no hand should be played the same way every time, especially against tough opponents and experienced poker player.

Third Street

Example 1

            What do you do after the king brings it in?

Answer – Fold! You are under the gun and too many of your cards are out. It is not worth raising to try to steal the ante or limping in hoping to see fourth street cheaply.

(Only with a three-card bike or six-four might you want to take a card off when many of your cards are out if you are in early position.)

Example 2

            What do you do if everyone else has folded after the 10 brings it in?

Answer - Raise! You have an automatic raise in this situation as long as the high card is a 10 or higher.

Example 3
           
            What do you do after one of the aces raises the king and the 5 and 3 both call?

Answer – Reraise! You have a monster hand with the cards that are out.  You will probably be taking two cards regardless.  Get more money in there.

Example 4

            What do you do if the king brings it in and the 3,4, and queen fold?

Answer - Raise! Your combined chances of stealing the ante and winning even if you are called make this play correct. Calling is horrible. Folding is not that bad if the ante is small.

 

Example 5

            What do you do if the 5 raises the king’s bring-in after everyone else so far has folded?

Answer - Reraise! This is the classic defense to the semi-bluff. You must reraise with any decent hand if you are the last low card and the next to last low card has raised after everyone else has folded. The only exception would be when you know the man never bluffs.

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