Exposing One Card - Advantages/Profits
I wanted to share this with you guys because lately ive been adding this technique to my arsenal. And while it has its very borderline to breaking rules
(dependent on casino rules and whatnot), I have found it can be a powerful mechanic to poker playing.
First, almost all casinos
dont mind players exposing a card when its heads up play. Some casinos ive read restrict to only exposing one card on the river and not the turn to merit a call or fold (most people reading this might ask why the hell i would do this and i will explain).
At my particular casino I had been doing it outside of headsup play until the director finally said i couldnt do it because it 1. cancels the jackpot 2.bad etiquette, 3. influences other players if one has already act
ex: i bet 20, player A calls, then i expose one card, giving an advantage to player B. I did put up a fight that I should be allowed to show my hand if neither player has acted - but once again it was deemed only for heads up play. Basically comes down to giving either of the remaining players and advantage with outs (makes sense fair enough i agreed and moved on)
Ok so how am i profiting off this headsup wise since it is allowed. First lets give a particular situation:
I have pocket Aces my opponent the only other called on the table has QJ of clubs. I raise to 15 he calls. Flop comes 10 A 7 one club on board. I bet out 20 (or check depending on your approach im just doing a play here) he calls. turn comes another club. I make a weak bet my opponent repops it to 140 trying to get me to fold..i have 300-400 behind. I shove all in and turn over my trip aces.
Now most people would be like wtf are you thinking ruining your chances to maximize your profits. But i will say in most circumstances it throws people off..and gambling is usually diminished. Given i only do this against select opponents. I consider this a short term gains approach.
It has caused gamblers to fold their hands more often then without seeing the whole cards. (eliminating suckouts and keeping profits alive). Again it really depends upon the person you are up against and when to do it. I dont do it everytime..only when i feel a suckout coming or when the pot is large enough for me to take it down without any further risk.
If you think im crazy thats fine, but it works for me the majority of the time. I also like playing sets this way with an overpair.
Just wanted to share some thoughts.