By Tommy Angelo
In the first example in the section, you had Ah-As on a table Qd-7 d-2 c - 4s, the pot was $ 100, you each $ 400 before you and your opponent was on a draw to the flush with the tiles. Our conclusion was that you should wager at least $ 40 because its circulation was at 3.9 to 1 and you bid him ratings of 3.5 to 1.
All the same example, except that now you hold Qh - Qs. You have top set instead of an over-pair and the 4 d and 2d which gave a flush to your opponent, you now give a hand full. Your opponent has now 7 outs instead of 9 and so it at 5.3 to 1 to complete his hand (7/44). In building on our previous reasoning, we should offer odds at best of 5 against 1. So, we should bet $ 25 (offering of $ 125 for $ 25).
But our last reasoning is now more! Why not? Because if the 4 d or 2d was released, not only you will not lose, but you might win $ 400 remaining to your opponent on the river. Compare two potential gains: a when you make a big bet by forcing your opponent to fold and another when you check, leaving your opponent run maps for free.
If you bet much and force your opponent to fold, you earn each time $ 100. So, your potential winnings will be $ 100.
If you check, you will earn $100 if no tile falls (35/44), you won't earn nothing if a tile forming not pair Tomb (7/44) and you will earn $500 ($100 + $400) if the 4 or the 2 of diamonds falls (2/44). Your potential winnings if you check are $102,28
$102,28 = (34/44)($100) + (7/44)($0) + (2/44)($500)
Since your opponent will sometimes have the best second hand and will be emptied of its chips, you'd prefer qu there a free draw, as he folds. The smallest amount you can bet here is not $ 25 but well $ 0.
Obviously, you would like build so that your opponent calls rather than it does check. However, you should bet an amount that will ensure your opponent, even call it s is d an amount less than $25 (although in this case, it would not).
If your opponent is on a draw that will give him a better second hand
try to bet an amount that you're almost certain he would call.
Do not miss the opportunity to pick up all of his chips in out of hand too quickly.
Your opponent thinks he may have the best handIn the previous discussion, we focused on the hands that your opponent thinks need to improve to win. In this case, your bet is greatly connected number of outs that you think what he holds. However, this is less important when you think what it already has a hand all made you can beat.
For example, if on the turn, you have two small pairs and you put your opponent on strong pair, it will have 8 outs. However, this fact n is not revealing in your choice of implementation. Your should be significantly greater than the minimum one-third of the pot bet since your opponent does not count on them to win the hand. Your opponent will probably call a considerable bet, then made into a.
However, even when you choose a big bet because your opponent think I have the best hand, you should still consider s there any outs. S it n has not, and you think qu it will invoke X $ 100% of the time, or even 2 X $ 50 per cent of the time, be aware that both options have the same potential for gains. However, s there any outs, the big bet is better because you will now earn something when he lie.
You might not have the best handOur previous analyses have always taken account of the fact that we had the best hand and that our opponents were always prints (or second best hands). In practice, unless the person holds the nuts, you are never certain to hold the best hand.
More your opponent a chance to have a better hand than you,
less you should be inclined to bet.
If you are sure that you have the best hand, the trick is to find which will make your opponent the biggest global error (depending on your hand and its possible range of hands).
But if you are not certain, bet could be a mistake for you. More you have chance of being beaten, big will be the error to bet. That the chances that you're beaten increase, you should just let your opponent run her cards.
Checker is usually best for you if you do not bookmark and you speak last. If you are out of position, however, a few times you should make a small bet even if you are not favorite. You do this game because you suspect your opponent to make a bigger bet you if you check. This kind of "small bet to prevent a big" is named 'blocking bet' and we will analyse it in detail in the chapter "Blocking Bets" which starts at page 135.
Final considerationsYou now have a solid theoretical base on the way to evaluate its updates. Here is therefore a quick summary of the basic rules learned:
- Bet enough to prevent your opponent to call profitably.
- If your opponent can have one or more prints, so you can lose money on the river bet enough to cut the implied odds.
- Do not bet too much with the best hand to not hunt your opponent's hand. You want to see some time make a bad call to see him fold every time.
- Adjust your bets to maximize your winnings, which means multiply the size of his error by the chances he has to make this mistake.
- If your opponent can have one or more prints, consider your bet against its full range of hands. A few times, this will mean to let him run his cards too low cost with good prints and other times, to make mistakes by calling incorrectly with small prints.
- If your opponent may have a second best hand that could make him lose a lot of money on the River, keep it in hand. It is often better to make a small bet that will be called that too big which will drive out of hand.
- Ignore the number of outs if you think that your opponent has a hand that he thinks is better than yours, a hand that will not need to be improved. In this case, your implementation must be larger than what the outs will tell you to bet.
- Remember that you might not have the best hand. Less you think you're ahead in the hand, less you should be encouraged to bet. If you are not favorite, checker is usually best to do for you if you Act last, but if you're out of position, a few times you will need to instead a "blocking bet' (a bet to block).