Preflop Play and Table Dynamics. Let's start with the topic of table dynamics.In order to determine how to proceed post flop, it's essential to figure out the 'how and why' of our preflop play. First of all, if you're just starting out or you're not sure about your post flop ability you might benefit from a very easy fix to your preflop ranges.Try to make it so the gap between your VPIP and.
The Texas Hold’em odds of connecting with the flop might make you rethink some of the common hands you play Odds of connecting with the Flop in Hold’em. This is where true strategy and comparing pot odds to the actual odds of hitting a better hand come into play. I’ve listed the most essential common situations of what you’re looking to hit on the flop. It’s a wise idea to try to.
Post-flop play is what makes poker interesting and complex. There are virtually infinite possible post-flop situations, which can lead to a lot of uncertainty in one’s decision making. In this article, I’ll be reviewing Doug Polk’s answers to 5 post-flop questions sent in by you, the Upswing readers.Two more useful stats for gauging our opponent’s flop tendencies: 1) DonkBetFlop-%of the time opponent has donk-bet the flop given the opportunity. (A donk bet is when the pre-flop caller bets out into the original raiser before he gets a chance to c-bet.) 2) CheckRaiseFlop - % of the time an opponent check-raises the flop when facing a bet.While most Poker purists choose to play with no wild cards, in many games, especially Dealer's Choice, various cards may be designated as wild. A wild card is specified by the holder to be a card of any rank or suit, such as a fifth queen, or the card needed to combine with the other four in a player's hand to form a straight or a flush. Wild cards in a Poker game add variety, and of course.
Thinking Through a Poker Hand. By Donovan Panone In order to progress in the game of poker you have to think beyond the cards that you play. There are many situational factors that you have to take into affect when determining the expected value of your decisions. These factors may be different depending on whether you are playing a tournament or a cash game. To focus this lesson, we will.Read More
There is one type of mistake that often gets pre-flop LAG players into trouble and that is continually playing LAG post flop. This is especially the case in full ring games that I play in. Let us look at an example here to show you what I mean. It is folded around to you in late middle position and you open raise with the Qd-Jc. The button and.Read More
On the flop. Once the flop has been dealt, five cards out of seven are now known to you. At this point, you should have a clear idea of how things will play out. The important question to ask yourself is how your hand connects to the flop. So doing will help you to determine the proper strategy to follow.Read More
First and foremost, you should want to raise before the flop to get more value with your premium hands. This is a fundamental poker concept that should explain itself. If you think you have the best hand before the flop you want to try and build a bigger pot before you even see the flop, turn, and river.Read More
The following is a glossary of poker terms used in the card game of poker.It supplements the glossary of card game terms.Besides the terms listed here, there are thousands of common and uncommon poker slang terms. This is not intended to be a formal dictionary; precise usage details and multiple closely related senses are omitted here in favor of concise treatment of the basics.Read More
The post-flop order never changes. However, the pre-flop order of play can be slightly altered if there is a player who straddles. A straddle is when the player seated just to the left of the Big Blind (usually UTG) posts a double big blind bet in front of him prior to the cards being dealt. Essentially, he is buying the right to act last before the flop. In the case of a straddle, the person.Read More
How do you play worthless hands? On the flop you will often have a worthless hand, with no pair or better and no significant draw. If this is the case, your play is simple: invest no more money. However, there is an exception: If you raised before the flop and are now against two opponents at most, bet once. You should bluff and try to get the.Read More
The flop is the first phase of showing cards in poker, where 3 cards are shown. With your two cards, you may or may not have a five-card hand like a straight or a flush. Usually at this time you do not and you are chasing or maybe have a pair. There are still two cards that will be shown but usually players forget this in the midst of the game and get tempted into betting or making a bad move.Read More
Learn to Play Pre-Flop Poker If you build a house on shaky foundations it will never be secure and that's exactly the same principle you need to bear in mind when you're looking at your pre-flop.Read More
In general, the same rules you learned for pre-flop play can be applied to your play on the flop, turn and river: Play tight and avoid marginal situations. Play aggressively and take an active part in shaping the action instead of calling opponents' bets. Play in position. Always look for the chance to play with position on your opponent(s.Read More