How do you play the nuts?

JRaD

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:D I'm aggressive cause they don't think you have it 50% on the time, they think your on a draw or something... but that's how I roll :) How do you do it?
 
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switch0723

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same i lead out with the nuts and play it aggressivly since thats how i play my draws/2 pairs, so its hard to put me on the nuts
 
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Depends on the opponent. If it's someone I know will bluff at it, I'll slowplay, if it's a calling station, I'll obviously bet into them.
 
KyleJRM

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Answer: The way you think your opponent would expect you to play a hand slightly worse than his.
 
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I bet a medium bet before the flop, so I don't have to worry bout the guy with 8,6 floppn 2 pair on me. hopefully medium to weak hands fold befor the flop,, then after flop make a hefty bet. if they call realize they probably hit 2 pair or better,, I try never to bet all my chips on them.. half of the time they will put you outta of the game.
 
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I bet a medium bet before the flop, so I don't have to worry bout the guy with 8,6 floppn 2 pair on me. hopefully medium to weak hands fold befor the flop,, then after flop make a hefty bet. if they call realize they probably hit 2 pair or better,, I try never to bet all my chips on them.. half of the time they will put you outta of the game.

ur not too sure about what the nuts means are u? ur not gonna be worried about 2 pair if u have the nuts.....
as to the topic i agree, it has to be dependant upon the opponent, slow roll or bet into them, just so long as they think ur bluffing ur getting called. Most importantly is trying to figure what hand they have, that way u can give them a price they will call with that hand.
 
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Its always gonna be opponent dependent.

In my dream world I would min bet praying to induce a raise somehow.

If calling stations abound, I'd milk em like cows.

If aggro maniac is at the table, I want him to take the lead, I will follow like a cow.
 
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just yesterday floped nut str8 in position of course ,i smooth called flop raised on the turn because the better was pot commited and on the river he caught a three outer to split the pot. lov 4 th UB
 
JRaD

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just yesterday floped nut str8 in position of course ,i smooth called flop raised on the turn because the better was pot commited and on the river he caught a three outer to split the pot. lov 4 th Ultimatebet

And that my friend is why I'm aggressive:p
 
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In the shower... mostly.

Ahahahaha

But yea, I like to bet out a small-medium on the flop (if i have it then), just to get some money into the pot. Then I check on the turn to act like im giving up on a bluff, opting out of the continuation bet. Hopefully someone has bet by the river, if not I just do my best to milk it.

For a nice change of pace, you could do exactly what your opponent wouldn't think you would do when you had the nuts. Fold.
 
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Hard and Fast

Hard and fast my friend, many times i have made the decision to slow play the hand and try to get alot of value for my cards, sometimes it has worked, but i would have to say that more often then never i would get rivered. I do believe that i would of won alot more pots if i controlled the betting instead of letting some one else bet into me. as if they are betting they do think u are on a draw and they will go to the river aswel. i hope this helps your play abit more. GL for you future games
 
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i prefer slow playing; if all the other guys check i make a little bet. on the river i play it agressive because i won´t show the nuts
 
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jame7231

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Slow play it all the way - make them think you don't have it....
 
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In any case it depends on your opponent. You have to think....
ie. flop
Q's T's vs J's w/A kicker
do you want them playing the board looking for a straight?
and also... hes thinking.... am I against Q's?

i call and or check raise on the river if i think hes weak depends on my position. this gives me the chance to fold if need be.... i find alot of the time SOMEONE will bet it ALL.... looking for that K. :cool: but id wrather give them the chance to lose, not win.
 
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I would vary depending on the table. I love super aggressive tables. They would put you all in and take someone with them. lol.
I have found it better to bet, hopefully they have a hand. sometimes I will let them catch up, then check raise.
 
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I play it the same as I play a medium-strong hand.

What happens then is:

Your opponent calls your bets/gets all his money in the pot - Obviously the best scenario. If he sucks out on you then gg but you got it in with the nuts and that's all you can do.

Your opponent folds - Kinda sucks but it just means you weren't gonna get much anyway.

I don't go mad-aggro, for example if I lead out at a 3-heart flop with Ahxh and someone reraises I usually just call.

However if the board is 9dQd8c and I have JhTh then I'm 3-betting all in vs. a reraiser because he can raise me with flush draws and I don't want to risk him hitting me. If he has something like Ad8d there he's going broke.
 
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What kinda nuts are you flopping? It's very rare to flop the stone cold NUTS. Str8s get beaten by flushes which get beaten by FHs...

So usually bet the flop. I tend to usually bet the same, 2/3 to 3/4 the pot no matter what I have so as not to give out info.

Situationally I'd play it different if I had more details or felt I had killed the deck with Aces Full or something.

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pantin007

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WE GO ARRRRLLLLLLL INNNNNNNNNN WITH THE NUTZ;)
 
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I almost always slowplay the nuts. Why bet on the flop? Your opponent might have nothing and just fold. If it seems my opponent has nothing, I'll check on the flop and turn and make a small bet on the river. Of course, the nuts means a hand where your opponent is usually drawing dead. If I flop the nut straight I'll always slowplay, same with a full house. But if I have QQ and the flop comes Q of club, 10 of club, 2 of diamond, I have the nuts, but this is a very bad spot to slowplay, so I always bet to try to take down the pot.
 
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