Originally Posted by blackdevil724
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You know, sometimes players complain about the river card or being way ahead on the flop only to get drawn out on. Here's a fact - 7 cards play in Holdem. 5 of them are community cards. It's a good idea to know what ALL 5 cards are before committing yourself to the hand. I admit sometimes it's not possible or even profitable. I have found from experience, it's better to make decisions about your tournament life after the river. Not before. You can have a chance to evaluate your hand at this point and avoid getting "sucked out" on. Again, it's not always possible but it had helped me. Bet for value, not all your chips with a great hand.
Hint - most of the time the nut hand is held after the river.
Just some thoughts.
Like the other night I played a tournament and had QQ. The flop was 10,7,6 rainbow. I made a Cbet and a loose guy jammed. I called.
He had 9,8 off suit for a straight. Turn 10, river 10. If he would have bet for value on the flop and turn, by the time he made it to the river he could have figured out his straight was no good anymore. Not to say that he made the wrong move but he could have played it a bit more strategically.