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So I have been noticing in my tournaments games that usually most part of players have a tendency of calling a reasonably big
So I have been noticing in my tournaments games that usually most part of players have a tendency of calling a reasonably big bet on the flop and then when you give another strong bet on the turn they fold, usually most part of them where calling draws, but when they miss it, they give up for large bets, I usually make good money by this move, and I supose that it probabily it work as good in cash games, what do you guys thing about it by your experiences? Do you do the same thing? Is this becoming a new tendency or am I nuts?
In the longterm chasing draws on the turn will not be a profitable game. I would also give up my draw on the turn if I am against a big bet but you can't tell that they always chase a draw. The only thing I can tell you for sure is that this play cannot get applied against a good player because he will understand your bet / bet tactic even if you have air.
Although be aggressive at poker is something good it would be more efficient to balance your moves by mixing up your game.
I also sometimes do that, raise a strong bet, and fold players who raised the bet and I win money in the cash game, in the tournament this tactic does not work, but there is a loss, and most of all, and win, but I do not think this is a new one a trend many players do!
OP if players are calling too often on the flop, they are probably calling with air too, trying to bluff you when you give on the turn, because if they just called with draws, which they should in most cases, it shouldn't appear as if they are calling too often. In any case, barreling second time is a good idea, if you feel they are calling too often.