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but we give our opponent a cheap way to see the turn by checking n missing chance to value bet our good hand
10th September 2016, 1:43 PM
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Originally Posted by bdc100
A different example is to check any made-hand on a very dry flop like J74r (even an over-pair or set!). The idea here is to disguise your strength.
its not that dry of a board when our opponent hold 56/89/9T
10th September 2016, 1:49 PM
Online Poker at: BO,ACR
i would say value bet with a single pair. if you are playing someone extremely loose and you are willing to call (expecting a bluff), it might be alright. I would say it would be hard to okay this in online poker though. it is too hard to get an accurate read. I would personally just stick to value betting and controlling the pace of the hand. the person betting usually controls the pot.
10th September 2016, 3:15 PM
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re: Poker & Beginner advice: checking top-pair/top-kicker instead of c-betting
I dont like this at all. ya u know your villian and he will make a bluff than might try something like this here and there but to me this is wrong to me totally always bet because that makes opponents think ... at this point its second nature to me doesnt matter what I hit im betting majority of time. Keeps them on their toes and is hard for them to make moves or harder.
Does at times get me into trouble hands but my aggression especially earlier on pays off seriously.
10th September 2016, 10:18 PM
Online Poker at: ACR
It just another variation of a way to play TPTK. You need to mix up your play and take advantage of your opponents playing style.