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LET'THERE BE RANGE!
Crushing S8NLtMSNL No-Limit J:l,o.l(lem Gam,es,

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Table of C,ontelnts
,:Pl1,t' ~ Two,

l~l The Maglc Ace

,2, The Fundamentals

2"

3, Combinatorics
1. P utring 4.

:~.tTogether

3. The Min- Rai se 4,. Donk Bets

rz,

1, Limp ed Pots
2. Image

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3. :P:ol
4.

'P'atr()']'

'I'" O· C" i(["" A] 1 ,.a, " :,me ~),!lZ'e'11"'\ es 'N :ILl"Ci ,,0,1 F it- ,fi ,,
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Balancing

i,eve n ing

17, Polarization hI Practice €'Cole)

18. The River ,~,The 'D ifference 'Between

9. Backdoor Draws
:I.

0, Equity" Equity, and Equity

~ ~ 1I:' I',~,I.~,v.~._~_,~,_A-:' . ,')!:I~ J.l J[ .. ,,, 'k ~fi' A '[--8 ..K..': !

Men and Boys (-C()le)

'I r'il.. TL"" L"'6I.'."I" 13' Uti' fC':'"'] e) ,,71 ~,.I.~,~" . ~l
1HL ':..
~1._.~i"I~.

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1e

13. Not '181u"ffim,g Enough :River,s

'14'.' ··N··· C"Lr ""'W·_. -,-1,"""-'.""''1' Wiun {''i'i!'._ ~,I.~,v. !JI.u. ~ VV
, ,~ !i,J.,I.!I. ,I.!I.

20. The 'Haw Ih],u ,A~, - The Ski Resort, and lev. Ib. 'TL ·0' cean .,l~,e
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{re. LI-~I.~I.I_!l'b~

in

5. ExploitabilitycCole)

Begins (Td)

' "I ,

'iiI'!:' V'i,o

'7. A Common D,Hllc ult Spot tC o-le)

:8, F lop; The '\i-Vo:nde:r ear s (Tri) Y
1. f lcaty :F~, Float s o:p

.1<

~ ,t.-,r.' "~

1:.:5

a superuset; For those who don't know what a superuser

,~ "~

is, it .1\$ ,a nlaver who can see other players canis. N aturally, to become the bast player 'we must fisure c
our a way
,-,,~" , Co ,.' '".'''"'-',

11:0

'1-, i!'~' h ,j','" .aoqU.lIe rhi« :5I1!<.l.1.:Jl.lJI.Oe ',--," "'--"'l'~'r'-, us. 'IJ!.(Ji1Jl. l nav're ,- -- tts '" .'ly, are sl,~,alJl.yexecunves rms -'1~'1~ C':',--~, ,.:L, rnaj'un ,J or . rne parem S W,I.!I:Q ';- -'Lr
"-, ",---

,~"c:-,

,-

.,

at,,..

poker sites, It is impossible

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:[0,(,

us to 'be 'blessed 'with. such greatness, The next 'best thing we call hope
IOPP'()Iil.elllt

n1Jay have,

that status.
\iVe
'W ill

)NJiln.IU

have enough knowledge to reach

U.Si

p osition,

'bel '~[zl.'ng),combirtatorics,

to

-oppo:ne:nt'S hand :r.atl],,ge. Once we have

,",-- 'i-",-_/,t·creanv hy

an, idea of 'what Villain's hand :r.a-llI.g-eis", it's easy

,jo-'

e.xpir.,e\$\$ 011("
,-,-,-"j,

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IL()'

'V,-,

,-,;

'1.,

thlnkin

th ".',- c.'I~, -"~e;aIiJJij,(,J'1L nat pD,~e:r

'be this eas:y; otherwise, everyone would 'be playing nosebleeds a 1re ady. You're right, The thing is, the
best ,r.." ,~ 'n,~,aversin. fhe world estimate hand ranees better than vou, Ib.
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~

.'., ,A ,an 1!I."

,j;1-,

rt "1,,,="1-' ,:~'IY .~ nantne i· f, ~;1 mus, ,t'!.. - are '. ]user -:' '1,:-", ,:, :Ir",-1. e\',f' lm,g p:5 el1lJ1.Q. er user s a,t us th ",- th ,}~,a'yl..I].,g l. eHJI., uey .', -,- C ',-,'" Q acn sup P ,u
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fold .u() .IJI.

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n

(l'pp onents

:Lilay

ha ve based
otal p"'>,t ,iL ..
r,,!

(.HJl.

Itii?~ ~
.Qjs":'"7; I ~

and act 1.0(i!lS in a Ib 'l!iven hand, :p'0'~eo mI.~~y S vour l. II

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'-=:;JiI';;=;!i.~;n,.,=+-:;-::.KG;:;:=-: ,~

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VL)iU[' ,~'

:=:=::::::;

Lastlv,
-

,r!''J

exoected
~

vrdilLle

~ 6

(E'V) is fhe
hand,

average

a ,specific

.~,?!;J
==~~

1~I

'1

Whenever high stakes pla:y,e:r..s talk sbout a hand thev

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I It-;'=~-----I 'I~--

'1'-----

r. Mcrte G5'..Il

use

thes e

variables

;2i'1],.([

combinatorics,

in the free

~~ ~~~

~ern:i~
!;i:!!~~

l\:i ~!We!'.'M [tMI

~~S'

following chapter,
t'l(f;Q!(rlE"U:i]. r Ib

U,iJlD:I:1i1.11'1 ~~ ..... ~

,tiL

S'ill,Mil,U'D

called l..?-'o:kerSt,o.ye th at

'OC)lIl'.l!lJlutes VOIU:r k~ ,~

,I~_i:J_L ,JJl

han II ranee
,.,i:,;.I;

'I~V.

~11~,~r,I.!I. •

'J' .,., '1]'

fold in, sit uations where :you:r ,equity is .E(~ uitv should
~ ,~

lClIW'.

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1_,~

be fore "yA,u LJ.·

.Ii,'"",,, ,"'" "I,J

;F~ re 1.1:: An example ,oF.a player analyz ing his g:1!m eg uity verses his ,orp-pcnent's range. Below is; the formula ihat shows how often

l'"

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';-! ,

,0,,[-,

"1[:""'] ,!JI., (~ .I!.'i;,;!

Folding equity can 'be solved using 'basic algebra. an. opponent has to fold in order
t()!

make a bel, or push +]E'V~ Hf).ffru are too lazy tfjl solve aimple algebra
-OOttIJ,

cl ick

011],

ers,

[Fold [Equity fo,rmlu~a

X, :~ Breakeven 'V' !Foldiing IFrequency

p :~ Cu rre In t Size of t he il?ot

W Malxiilm!um Galn

L ,- IMlalxiilmlulm Loss

:H

Hero's Equiity

o ~ ,XIP + ('1 - ,X.H ~ILV '+ W'H)

II

Clhslptelr' 3: Comblnatorics
Don't 'let the title discourage
YO'll.

Cornbinatorics

in this context 'basically

means combinations
IiI:O

:I. ,326

possible hand combinations;

because there's

difference 'an1orn,g;

the six possible comb inations of ,A,A or the sixteen of 72!0 preflop, the number ,of hand combinations

, ::!!~ ,::!!

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c

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aver
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_ " 'if!'

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Ass un:I!II]',b lL ,-,-", {f he's (JIPenins 'W-ith i .,,'- ,I].l.[iJ,b 1. u {'7''''j!+ 'f
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,,.'1-.0::;; II.U~

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ran OJ)',,," ,r' .1,11'\..'.- r Wi II.()\,~ r ~pu',I,!L~ ms 1T'l!'O-··I~'e:--' c,," .',','''''' '-->:::Ii - ,,>,.-.i'I:'). '1-.'", , [i:iLl]j;i;"'1

'lI'" diS

As you can see, despite opening 'with such a

tight :ralll,g.e" Villain
• ~K+ AK LJTI~OO
I

will only have JJ+JAK.

ab out one-third ,of the Iime; two-thirds of the .",--,- he "'" II.Lm....,I,U,
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(1),=

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AK,

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16

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KK

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--. '.' -. --,',-", - ,-,. [,gillillire3!'~ 'li"'i.. 't·a 'i- bleof'U TG-' ,"I' S ,o,(ler.nng ra.nge , .,-". ua laLl'l,e 0
I. _ ,," :

arm their
A'L"

re ,ab~u combinations,
] A 'i.." "

preflop on~,"',' al low ..'" U"'" .......U.~'U.,~., "J.l~'" lI.u

,tI.~"'1 lI.u

'1,J.,la:.'.(;IK.~ 11;,,0:;'1,:,,,,,,

i:.ll

a better I.J
l~

A-lthouzh this is '" trivial example ,U!;._ ,I;;\$U' lh,;."!! .;."!! DL .,.'~ i:lL·. .......-?l'i;.U , ..'

withU ,DL few 'DL;."!!"""IL'I..,. '" 1·· assumoticns

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l,

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,OJO

I--'eO"""r-,",~j,"I'iO" , ':'1'1, 1';,;;, I,,,, ,r"'~':'~ "',~iiiL, IJI'~'.'~',I;;< . . i:lL .au. '.:'!'

'V·'· in

preflop nlav it h..l, r' ,i:)\J'

l

'L ,- -""~ ,-,~') cited nann .re~'I!IJI. H· ---.' a \$l.mp.e ex:arrl!p:e .th 'I' i\$,u(JU.J.IJI. ,g,el you a ]"t'l~"e exc; ea. " t. .ere 1\$ .. ~', '-1' . - mol na ~'L, i a . ·t,·, .l. ,1

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w"',e

CliP en.

O:r1I.

'L t.:~.'e '0utton -

,2"ttlI1d

a particul arly ,aggre-s;sive player thr ee-b e'IS us .~~~:~:~ ~ 3.:2:: .\$31 S 6 6 ~'i.vt~x
,~".fhis
!;..II .I!L.;;:.

,UJ. ,,,",

,,'DLU.~:

ranee on ""'K"'......... flon we H.r.<~'

u. 'i:lL
,",.RL..f!l, 'i!'!;":

,e-'L·O'··I-U1.~,A ~'U" - J.IJI.

'UTG: wi1lpi"

(or ,a lilt le OO! S 715 more til a'l].:mIn-raise) his cont inuation bet H ere's Hero (RTNJi . call 'a lot 1'1]. osit ion and p
.0]

,i.u.-. ~,

,f,J'

.§l612 '1-7'~
J

in-raise

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s6'20.
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ffft"

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combinaticns

'Villain

'W

H1.

b el!:[ol,d. is

more than
to

the :nU:ilulJ of combinations er

.,

. S'B bets £; 115, He,to rai ses pair of Kings or 'better: On a Kxx flop, there are
-el .... combinations I]q:; "" ""' 'I:IJu l[jj;DL h.J .....
t -el,,\> e :"iA!\.", .....

'.,,' . •

,.,

A-' ,E';;." 'iJ!J"

",,-,~ 'DLn!JI,

1001%

comb inati ons ,odf .Q. He'll re-raise K half the time,
,I
;.0

'W

;80%

SCJ'iba,(I'~ slx

combinations.
--

'1'0'%
S£li%

Kxx
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.'-'!'

{t.:: I .JfT , ""f. I[]rr']i. I

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T,

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ink
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he's

re-raise with TT+ and ,AJ+ as well,

s. '1',0] ,'.Il" ,~.(IIIJl .l.~.

'k.,. ,ue J... ,uave ,to lJO

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,.

we ,I,~,use .
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,

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,~,;u."

rand "~'m- -

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~.,

:
.·.,·_c·

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j,_:. S

,. " r,.~ :'. 11kelv t 0 contin ..ue

, ,.-.: ..
I,~: , ..!

ustrati ,0;',[[- .u, 'I·Ite.',m_u.,,~I.~, ,~J, free ;:::.'i',..... '1""1"1,I.U, h m.u,. h J W, h h agg[essnive th r ee bet . .icr \ e I, .etters wi'"l"nee d'10, ~] d to a ..0., . ,.- " flup .--' ,.' I,alse.
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.: .....

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i.

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idens tth pIO.r.lta'Llly [J' - bil re

._ -~,.-. '-(-.• ~-" -'"

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."1 ..

f raismg hi mcreases, .," .. ,1U],,

".-_-, -,-, ./-,_ .~.~~

"

behind Example

3..2. After Villain makes a

time 'lot) break

'OOil1l,tl:I!l.U,~ui'Oin the tots! pot is \$.,275. Thus, 'we only need t.o be bel',

'W

[.275+.2 3 0]).
Again,

ith only 39' hands,

we show an

'prni[it

the 50 hands

d(ui]Tl '¢tOOOutU

,2iLO()OiUI!!.t~d 'the times for

holdings,

ccnnectcrs

won't fold .. However;

if j'o:u include those hands in his :t2iLIil,ge,then the number off ccmbinations

'win fold increases dramatically,

89'~ 9T as well,

That's because he will lIkely re-raise 'with hands such as J3~ 55" 77"

'\!Vh.at if Vill ain is smart and 'starts, shoving again st our flop raise?
.E xerels e 3,.,1:
Record how :nl~:llI.y' times the
'L" (f'L J!'I
rr ... ~ '"

"'Iu

I '; ,'"

""-1

~,'1-' W 0 U,I,IJI.H '!,[',

blinds check on :K,and, A ,lSi. e" tb . - e et 0' first nlace, There's a lar.,u,e di vi de betw een what U.l,t;i;I,~, .uJ.op~iriLJJ:L r nree ,-1,;1'. l'ILU],~ I"
'E..,
j,' -

'be continuation

'betting on Kxx flops 'with a :I. r:JO% frequency in the

I;?o

t'l

w ecole J""

actually do and

<

'pi[:etJ.olp. How often J3TN checks b ehind on the sam e boards . after three-betting I;< ,a .~ 1111[';' . ;('""!O" "'1" - -Q' J,v.Il.r ,or L .. 'p ,ayer
c !

what th .e,y should do; otherwise, :poker wouldn't be as profitable,

m.liI.l!., f',', the sake ,j .II:) ,u:Df . ,I.L ~;:a _ ~
(J.I:.
·"·I.If"
<~",~.~,

IJI,~, CltJ;sa ~ 'i'ic~"

'-,'"

D,n" '1""[','!,,,,- ,;:a~"" unl··. 'V'll~""'- "i'i~ ~.lJ1;:a[ t '~ "" ""i'i"~' ';. e 1., ,I,;:al.l], l.~
j'i;' ''.. ,..

and

'W il!

U,S.

00'[

equity since Vile have a gutshot and a backdaor

have to fold for our bl uff-raise

does

'Villain

+ [I

=,

:X) [(-'Lx'ViU,ain's 'equity) + '\tVXHe£1o!s equity)]

(543) + (275+543)::<.2.4;]

For eur shove to break-even,

'VBlain has to fold 4.3..2:5 of the I ime, If Villain "isb eL1ing with, °4
,:\$111:011.1 d

j'

'Y.OIta,

This type of

equity if

:~f'()U,

raise size

want to lure Villain into the 'pot.

T'Lr.:::. l~,,,,,

'1~''''''::;':''(''(1 d,J lJI,u ..... ol.I;,J,11 ,I;"" l

"-I"",,~, ..,.," ~'e , nun rai... , ,,-','"t 0 C1i.UO'li,; e IJI,'''''P-'enus :,T,"'I , Of "",,'Lr'c:',',~, ,1"" 1'~1",CUI
C

,ik,i',C"l", !

'i!'r.....

,t'" .",1',;::;''''',,"''

1A l yP ,'"(),~, en l ..... ria: ,~ .. .,.,... :I~ J.z ....~ ana tvee "T",-ii" "T'iti; Pc,"i nem, st i;,iLul\. ,:5 iJl:" (,) 1~-,'ii'~""""o:::.", .,.,'

Thus, if Villain is; aggressive enough to re-bl u:ff" 'we

should 'be more inclined to shove ,over- his :[1,up 'bel, If not, 'we can use the min-raise [or slightly bigger
th,2IL'I], min-raise) as ,a cheap bluff; ,A~ stack, size increases,

cheaper than shoving over Villain's continuation

'bet
h)

Another adj ustmem we can make if. 'Villain starts shoving against our :[la·praise is
:(3°;1 . u.,

tighten 'up

I'It[,;::;"Ll"i,,-,:p, ~."",v.U.J.u,

'[""''1' "Cl.I"~'IC

ij)',e-' ,""'"1',<1 rn 1"" _'[-,"!J '1'se Lr'~p'

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,~.!iJ

...

'~''''l'P'[--'''"'''L{,,,,, ,J" . 'U'iJ,T,',U J"I.:L... ,u.

'!Ii~,

will

:111.0'1 ice

f,(~lo4i'l m etel "11 .r 'IJ.",I. lU.I.!I,i5L
IgI ',~" ,. .

:U is like a gal:tte ,of to ck -PI@LP er- scissors, and whoever ad J usts

'f.T

~~L.,;:::. 'l;. ;::;."",t T~" 'I",... "'" Il~.~ ILJ !iJ.~ft., ff.T iI,!I,~..

the 'n:1:MJ!"~'""n:"l-""" of low 1.~.!i;.F ... v., '.1 u. ,u.

i;.'l~
[~

'1-'._." iJ'"

mid-stakes nl avers
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Unlp'~red H10 nds ii

Step 1:: ~in d tCFtE:i1 n iLt m be r ot ca rds
St ep 2:: Multi ply' a va iI i5I b I e: 'Lards
e'~;f]'n";i, ,~~ n--'
~l I

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iii:: ~

c:~
l.

et:ll,c:nl q i!J()tti en t

(C ,2-

:I. )_

~x El m pi e':: H C)~N rna n \/' CCJifl1 bi.n ~tiens Lil-t AK an ellAQ are ttlEi're' on a n A 2, :): Hc)p?
Sol uti 0 11 :: {3; Ace's.)(&l Kingl's.} .+ (3 ACe!'s,](4. Qlue·e~ns.) 'l"'!l ~~ ,.L 1"'!1 ~"I;'Q" ,li.,l(" LI~ , ~ ,)' "~
1

Ex,amph~';: Ho'~wrna ny' eo'mblnatiolllS; Oir

22 and !5 15, an A 2, ,:5, flop? (:)11"11
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+~ ~
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DI.

V illain is. a solid .21/1712.5 'Hen) probably

type 'O'PPCHJ],erll.t

.E1U'un, p te 3.3::
Cin - ~ 'I'1!,Q ",' L'!tlI)~; ~\aJi,L (ll ~ .

When
-, ',pf." ". ".

stea ling frequency, button

.• .. ., ~ ,... .• _' .

Here
~' .. _.... • ,. _. ,

opel] s on the
• . -,' ••

Villaln usuallv re-mises

' ......i. ,--r:;,"f!I"""" ; '['-'1.1'.::,,,,,,;,;;; ,,",.L., W hu,

from the SB with

j'

"." ,A-Kv'

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w'Q" L"\.,-

r:;,,-.,~

arelv .r'6Lb~ f'-'l.f, "J '--'>:!I""'~""

. -'I.. bie £'I Jj,l.O:P"
I

"-'L. ' 'L I~ " wun K ..1:J1';.,,,, .1';-~ '~illL ,' 'J lYT' nen 'V'."1]'" vn am cnecs-raises

,OO~:S29'94He[foJTr~ (liT N):: :\$26;7'0

ff1enop: H ere is BTN 'W ith ,A.' 8.

j

-0

ccas ionally ,a

gut-shot, It's not often he's check-rais l:mg this flop

with 'K·IQ'" 'K· J' I,~,
'if!!"
,1.· .., .... ,' "I,"'_'" Ii..i"

J'fold:~~,Hero rai s es l o S 80" S 18: call s \$ 70, .I fold

.F]op~ (\$ 18 [)1) 'K,.'
1

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"U,'\."'IIJ

K'T

TL"" reasr ..'n is ",I,~,~

"I~~~'u.\.,~,,~

'l'f'k""I'"" .~ l~,~ ~

894. (2 players]
1'0

these holdings, then he's the type 'h) re-raiae preflop

with these hands as well,
'WI'

S4,15, He-ro calls 5280

Turn: (S,llt) IfJi) 66

'~

ith U

'L,r:;, - ;'3.,. rL"" ,UDL'I],iJL,-", 11K'!;.,.

,,'_,j

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on
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noam

\$B 'bets \$75{l" Hero calls 5750

.RIJ¥er:: (\$,2510) tQ ..

'W

:~O:f'a

]:1'1,\$ suicidal

nit tal check-raise

these hands on his hand, That's 'why you hear ,~ let of nits cry "that's 'the That's the thing: '\;Vh'en people call, they ate

bottom of :rn.y range" whenever 'they gel Galled and lose,

, I.,~

hep ing vcu are at the bottom '0<[ vour ranee, Otherw 1. se, thev wouldn't have called, ,~b... ,~
.A ,~-. t1..·· 'L,-,ol ,s- -. ,~.'Ci'f-,,me nann,
:8I11H,)e
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'L. ,oJ... ,-!,., 'L· r . ,-' ",-, ,i!"'I~",-. ,.-.,LI". ne uoesn l ,Ula,e a pair ,(JI,~, ,~m"g~onen,-r

",

,;1... 't- . 'J ., "~ 'L., .,,1... "I~ ,- " .: -'" W,I.~,a. e Jm 1:5 ne Cu,eCit;.-IalglJi.i.g

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So 'HI" 'er"() cal led . ','

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On, the river, his hand :range remained 'the 'S8LIiie. He might "be a sick fJ'l.81.ye:r who's shovlug a pair
IU\~,

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':;;,,"i"fj..,.

'f--j "",::",[-,...","".(i.1: i:.lI..~

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for,
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sin "";::;. '"1,,,,,,,,~, 'V]']]..." in"'"I'L!,U,I,~,K '1 I~

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:r::.''i' aUll!I,

,1

che

'iff ,U,

(J!:['

'81. busted draw (oh that sounds fa'mi liar).

1

He

might have AK,. Against the hand range 'we gave him earlier, we're ,g,oorn about 38 % .oJ file time while getting two to one, Considering
,j''r ""j. It;::;; onl "VU,~,U.l,I.U,~~,I.!I,",~'
'1"'1;1 e l(('Q".... ~",;-·[I,i:iL,~.,~h, -

ihat he could, have played his draws in this n,']aul1I..e:r.;, the chance 'plus
'("if
'to ,tU,~

av

~,J.II\..

l ike 'to 'it; some

"I,U-~,.1!,~U.,liLl,,~~,~,

f'

'It;::;; ti m """'H' <li"',M,

J,;,I,J"~",.I,,,.v.!!I,~

cal

~i:.lI.·",Ii;"i'JLI

],""",1

.'J.'.., __

S7""O' B'B .l. "';_ _. I , _'

':: Iii .-.' '_

such. as -{ 2 4" 'K .3 8}. In these situations, do you Q see how III,ar.r()'W"his tan"ge is if 'we hold A4 or A8?

'UT,G~, 676

'MP: S:I.O~)
CO;' S 721

Unless

he'!s the type to nat ,AA" ,KK,~, and. AK,

'we should continue playing
'It)

preflop occasionally,

1.

m,e

hand, " espc eciallv if Villain has a tendencv ~ ~

O!r!I.

check-fold raise,
,~

the tum, if we call his JI],opcheck-

:~Ivou don't know whether he does or not, ~ 3 folds", Hero raises [() ~24" H',uwe,.,e": ·" " :~"('"',' ~·l 'g":"""'"I"g ' to 'I~'-I,:=,,,,"·,."?, ,u].1]. (! ,!K.IJI.OW ",
'

fold,

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V uU
,,",

(("'15' ~~'"

~., .n"

4.& '\' players) .~ (2" P L,,:,

,i:1L";l 'Ii '~, ~ j.~. ~'~

B'B"
' , e-

'r;..i!,!I.u."';IIk5"

"':I-,.:::. ....L... ,

t-:ro bet ~ C'41 'B','';"B" '.' ,"..." Im.,o,a ~O ILJ, "'>',' [,6L '",;::;.""

~'l··

2if1i1 ,'u,

'LI 'r r' '. r,e_.o '"tuS es:.,," .p,'!'.Jl 4.,,' "E'"B" +"= l)J w ~'"'11"":' .,' '.,' ,~A;;JI

,us"

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F [0,1]]

>

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l.

C

'~""'I

to be

'1l.;.1"

ul,'

to .retOQ gnl.ze ,,,L.; '. mat

' "-",' ,",

,,:C

"" ,~:'.11],

sn uanons ",':Ir' ,-- ':we repIe:sen ,t' '~;Lr" nuts wnere ne "
"j.",.",( ~,~

"'1'- ,-

Cf'-

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,j",

,',"i' 0'[

PA, 'Ik,] ", U~)UILI.J.n, ' rhe II.U..,.,

'g

.... Ulh u,u, ,:~.;::"~-,, ~" "" ", ' "I/"i ,;::;,.--, ,~ I DL,m..... 'I ,j ,f': W,IHLlI.ev"",r "V:':;"'l 1',(;.lImI 'pu 'if'· U1J,
'!,

",-'ly,AI ,!JI. ~ 'iff',,,,",8i ,"tI.h.!U l/l o;l'U"Lu,ll;;.' ... .

since, after he calls, the :po:[ should be large enough that he'll have less than a pot-sized 'bet
tum, It is also unlikelv he'llcall
'0':[ position,
Ff'l",q~have

~:e.ft

011],

the

. when he's out

air, we should consider re-bluffing since Villain's :range is polarized to, the nurs or 'air,

He likely bas air since it's hard

to flop a s-et
top pair,

One interesting ,:spot that occurs often but players rarely notice "is 'the check-raise on a flap of
JI2r and, T84-r, At first

glance, it looks like 'both, :no'ps are the sante 'because 'Villain's range is
:tHJW'

draws, and sets, If 'we take a closer Iook, 'we 'win notice

the draws from each hand are different,

T84r:, plsyers
'with

Ona board of IT.2:r, players are more likely to check-raise with 'K'Q than, 89 because it has ,great equity

against a calling
1(.1'

ram,g,e and

l

,(jlf

"V,~ ] 1ain
~, ,

h.. a ,g'(}L1dpen-ender when they check-raise ave o

'because

:n.iJOIS,t

players check-call

Ii:,;.f. ~I-~,

'where a good open-ender

[~i~~':;"["""''''''r--'':~~'"I,!,I, ,j; ;::,;,e--l;::!ll ~ ,~iJL ,llI.~iI 1I.1~,~.,!i;.'l ","' ~

is not possible, it is more likely

~.t.~,,, ,!io.1 U~,!UI."

'[. '
.e

,~l~"

......

In h

itu "'"ien "" .;::, t i:tL re-blu ,

,'UI/I:l_L l .. "~,•.

·ff'" ' ']' ""

,~f~

';.t':;"II'·~j ~II,

,J

tabl e

iI

II
,j:L
II.UX,'LII.,
'-""i'

Clhslptelr' 4,: Common

TL.ne
,- "-",,,;, ,rnO,:51L

:L,Qw'/IM:iid-S,ta,k.es Leaks
'~'i' ,-;-,·'~l,_"';j.. .IJ]],'IJI, ,:511.

12

,·,-··:L..r ".."lII.S --,-_'."'{in '··-·,.'Lr,e·.. kOw ..··,,· 0 LJ VBJ ,..._ W,n,},.

reaso
'-"'~, '''1~

to.

'I~,. 'c,,1_"~·'" ,,-,- ~.'.-,-..--.-.~ nan . axes P ayers.-. are W Q.r&e than
"i'

h: 'LrA.,-L-~. ,nlg:u S raxes '''l'. ayers l.."i p ",.,' -'. ;' ~

tb "", '...,61.11 !,j, '---e.~,~ 'L, "fI' -,,~~, "fI' u_,,,,y ...... II. r "';:;.L-lJl. ,U6l.I!l.IJL~

wel 1 TiL.._-'e,iI',-", -, - ,,,"'L,,,",,. '-""~--'e],~~~';:;.L,b~;;:,I'¥~~l '\"Ie anu uo n !"i' ngm i:!l~..- m U'....,U, .I!,'U'I-, ,flu ~, uO --;:::;; e,,,,",, ,1 ,~." - ,iI"';;)"L,~" '-"'. ' ,-, "..,;L.iI'." -, ots ''iN '~',. , , ner rore t u~.Y an
8"'-"''M 'M' 11.,

As Y,QiUbecome a 'better hand reader you'll realize nO' one ever ho,s 9Jniiy~hing and you sbo;uLd, 'battle for

more pO,ls.

Limped Pots

(Jut

They always cheek and when the late p ositien 'pl:ay'ef' b ets, they fold and move on
~r.l 'i!-

They rn.l.dt~,'l
,~

even notice thev were in the nevi 'because it 'was 'a limned net and thev had other tables to 'W(HTV about, t"' ~~"' ~~"'
,,[)!i;.il,~,'I_.t,!i;...!

Before
,_, 'IfY. I~

'U"""U .J' U. _' ,...."fI''l~ ,~" VIUI. al:.l:l.,~¥ 'tv",I.

" -~ [.-1 "i:,;IL,~' C

don't think vou're one I,~,

UU,I.II. .UI. .' ~'I LI , ,l..l ~, ,v

~O""I¥' l!.~.~ .,. ljJ..u them

we 're
'Iflf'.: .,.'

1~1iJ.

O',~<]"n.-; Ib Qr

,j.,,,", tlu.

I~

~'b!' "~

,~i:A.,~,

.ri:

V.

DL,.·~,

""f u. ,U.

-1:.1;

!w. . ~

f ght

,.,.,J"

;::;'tJ'

J'

I

11~

on't h ']!'l ,i,i.LI=!I',J ,I,~, U ,I,~,·. anvth in

I,ll,

~.!J'I~i11

Piavers Jj;-lL"L,}~
I~,

,,~~

manv

I'.,: ' ,.

<

I"

:I.~:!i.f',~,!w.

j.,,'L think '..... if tbev at

I,~,!i.f,~~'

won a limped pot or two every two orbits their 'BB/lfJD would, increase tremendously,

Taking down a

three-way limped pot will increase your- B13/l 00 by three, Limped pots are the easiest in the w(Ji.r1.d.No
one :~, hts 'f:or them, No one cares. g Next time you1re in, a limped pnt,. just 'bet and fold if
y'()U

fa.. e ,~l.'nyaggression, c

If they call the

tQI

flOip , we would usually (®5%) follow with another 'bet on the turn because players like
piJiel·1·"Y sure a turn. 'l.. . ,---eet
--c ,--c .
'. '" . ,':' , •. -, . ' :...

peel. the flop \Ve1te

with small pairs, ,guts:hots" overcards, or whatever hand they ,0'1' en limr!, ed in late P osition with,
,j.

"""'I"L

WI n
,..1'",:", ~

'~--c.

,u"requency
. -'''',,,,

"",

1:\$p.rOd

cr-,·,jC"'t

'E-.~" . aoie as. well w eJ."

,;i.'L,,'k ILUOU,gU

.'."

we

there are b It er a, t' erna t" ives, 1 ..e

. l

S'']"1]- {',,,,",
'. "'. I :~~

t'k ']' '" ']' '" "fI 'Il.. ,"i " " II.I,~, 16L EJ ~ ~.i.
L~ ,_'"

ck
t"

M'n'~

il.ul'L!I.

'1], 1,~I

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,~,1~,!UI.

'L,. ;;:;,oj.

lJ~1

,~;~" ']' ,j;'L.. ,£y .ll,~.u.lu!l,.It)

''''1 ~~ 'rFr-'· vid ]"'1]-I 'b "" ;'ii'''fI ,;~ em.. :j'.'~l ...'ii' lUi: U 6.LI!i;.(i:.lLU'~!I,J .."
,lUi =

,:IJI

a 'r'! ot r

1 tate

"~

p~.avet 1

'Oil]

'S

('(or

one

,~ r

,~'1 ann a ',ale

rarely have top pair b ecaus e the-y would have rai sed preflop

'W

top plait. For this reason, it 1:\$really easy

tQ'

take the pot away !rO(i11 them on ihe tum, when a scare card

l3
draw-heavv,~¥,. coordi "'1]'1',i:.'-I.ll_vUI. floes~ ,I~,~i)l ~v .. ,11 . """,~";>l ,U.J.. '1:"'
l!I.I,li:,;Il'. 'II·

t, i'.' " ,u.t. u.~. ,i."" ""'V" .. ' ",i."~ '1 '1"'0·"';1111'1','i'.u' ' ILl. II. IDL Dl,~ ~., , ,LJ... I-!l,~

lot ,<.."f 'nil ers'

'~;"'im:' "" ,~" U.l, ,.1lu., , .!iJ ..

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ue

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a,

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~(" "W' . ']'"., '[ij; 1~__,I .

,.,'k R.I-~,

e ti ot "H;,,',~:~~ Ui'l{Ur"
,~,." .. till ' ., ,~
'If!" ~.~

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1i

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!\!,~,~UI,

!Io'k Ur'fi

-,.,~.,t, l' ;;,~ I:!I "_"" U

not ,"'.
V i:A.

Image
l~"btye[s don't use image enough, especially the nits. N lt~ shoul (].semi-bluff H.lOreoften. They
,.iUI;J

should ,i:\'L .. e...., two .. IJL "'1

::;!iL!'
'If!!'.

,ilU.~.IJI.

""I'7i(,[j

three l,U,,,,

'L.;'::"IT'"";::;;'] ' ,. , u, . ...... :SI:1"Iii,... ;::;. '.... its ,U,.....'" . iJ DI. " ' .... '[1-1"·,[-",8 ,u.!;..I'"'.n l::lo ' ...

,""

']','1]' ,.,

~j
'iff

:1"1.1'.:;;. 'L"""',A U. l a H ;;,U,

'1,('.J', "

call them down because fheir bluffing frequency is so. 1.0'w. :]I a 'perso,n b~,uff\$ one out the same board, It's hard, hn call even if you know he's bluffing
'OIiH)e

,0:[

ten times on

in a while, Ane .. reason for nits ther

to. bluff is when oth .. player types are dealing 'with a nit er
lfJl

t.!" ""
~

'I) e

-blu:mi:!l.g

a,"'~

"-"5'11[-,,0, 1.11.· '~J:"" ,IU'

di

,-'l !l;{.1lI'1I!

everyone knows you're a

nit,

So when
1.:5

Y'()U

show aggression in 'big POt8, the hands they hope you have

,~:e primarily TT and JJ. This

the main reason why nits usually cry" "That 'wag sucha terrible 'pl,ay.

That hand was the b ottom of :11]:)1" range]" Seriously, isn't that why they can ed? When was 'the last firn e

.a call ,aI'[I.(]. hoped Villain was at the top of his range?

G enerally, the maj .a.:r.l:ty of players should "treat JJ like 99' and give 'b oth the same 'value, ,M:(')st of
fhe f.. when 'we get either of these hands in on, the flop, mes
'w'e

draw that has at least 4·[)01O ,equity against our hand,

Pot Patrol
S ~"i'I-'fIl-et :1''nlo::;.·,,"
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, ., ..

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1!i..'f~i.J.l,I,~,1~~,~

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st..kes P']""V-;::;'~'" created ,""~'~I.U:~,~v ·6L ~.. ,'6L,~ ~i:.1.'":VU,

I~~'

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'!w.,

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,j.]·,,;::;.-u !L

i~i:.1.UI,

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~t ,-, p, ayers raster; .~.'L ve ,~. na

Co --,,;:'

,11l.0'luln_g to S ay
,lUI.

"', - -.,. excep-- -·t- 't.- L. ne

,-.

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ti1 me ,- . , I', '.' l.. a nann ana -- you H;:: ',-n ... A ,-.;]
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,- '-'

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nt

l(JI

'C'I~,-eCIK. J,aCK L
-.:L . 'I~ 'I!.. .. ·.:b

the lU..·

turn" ., l u.

'~ ,•. J ..

m']-1 .,

or
1i,J.,

IDI.~!UI,

",,'iii

,''';i~/l~m,~ t:l U '!Ii ~ .. '.t."'

ir bet ILl~

Good players peel a lot ,of fleps because they want to steal on later streets, Their hand
kicker and

:r:Elt!l.g,e:s ,O:1l

Ihe flop rarely improve on the turn, since they usually have about five outs if 'they have a pair 'plus .a
tW()1

outs if they have a pocket pair; :If they have an, open-ended straight draw or a flush
:~:I!J. tbe
u'O,[iJ.
,~,., I.j.

.draw, they have eight or tiline outs. That's not a lot (~f outs,
.In - ",,'l.
,UU:::!oU '~'--",," . U[.eL W
;"'1 !;,J [iJ.

best-case scenario, they hit their

,... -.'~f'-")" ...' r "'i:!Lr'IJI,~

the lB.'

'rum- J1I1[[],~ .:::. out 'o,~. 'j' •. ,- ,- ",(" '.' •."C'.,.;I",*',

,j:', - -~ e11.f!I.1~~

f"ifi'ifi

1(,;:)J.~::!oLIIIJll!1.I1I.,i;;i; ..

,-- ", -';0-

you
, ~-.

hold .";: ;::;.-.,I!' me ' usn no .'!JI: 'LI',I1~ 'D.~. ,j;L- 'f.1', f);L.

That

:,

lh.e turn a 1 ma k yo II a toug 'I]r·er'., '-:p l,fuI) er; so ces ..

I···' ( ,.-: if-' ..
·'1 '.~ I ..
;:.J '.. ."'.' " ••••• ,

.......

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and are m ore inclined a. .

,lll
Dl, ~ ,. ,

!iJ., ,.I.!J,._

1_!l,~U

'.',A, l V.

~~"~11,~] the ,,~.~, .. or, l]-~,v turn• .lli. en u,., t~,~ '!f1,AiP'j u V. fL·uo,
,U,!IJ.

,;1.....

,.::;,

,"!

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Ul.

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'Lr·e.]r:P·"· make ,I ~.. '~..-~

.,J" ilL"

!i;..I 'r!<'

'V-"";,,,'II" V. ~I,

'l..] UJ!"U.~ ..,.,,-c u, ,IOI""", .0] ore

credible 'C,Teum e

'L,.'-"",o:;,

ne .... Lu~ .. -. ,- ranee D se )'ULllr I DLII,1;;io

"",...-'!'.,. I isn

"0-"]""--' --,,"-"~j,., .. the i ,- .... . r, 'ID!;::;,-,.,-lc '.'" . p DLIlZvlJl. 10 I U ,nLII.IS or'-' ",-, uopl.e DLl ,r
."".1 •

"",-,~, m 1!JJ.'-,."!; i:!LI\I,u nid-stakes :So 'DLK.-

,g.a.-r11eSU:Q-:i:!I.'I·t check -rai se [semi ~ uff the tun], ,o,ft en, When 'was the last 'ti-me y(m. did fhar aft er mak ing a )bl

continuation bet? If 'Villain. calls y,our turn bet, you ,g'eta free showdown when they usually check the
river out of:p 0\$1 tion,

As you calli, see, there's a lot of merit to bening the turn, You might cause slightly 'better hands to. fold and vou can ,0 value from worse hands, Had vou checked the turn and, called a river bet. YOU cr,et
'r'! 'r!~ 'r.'!

'Ill k 1 k ,I" .owev er; thema Ofl.ly ". 11 au means 'c. :ec" it b acx. 'H' e IJ.1:aJ ""
,~. ~ .,-~, .~... -, -:1·· ..... a •.. r·-, ,.-.,-.--,... -..,-.- •. ,-

-0 f' 1
.... ,

'.

P1 ,ayers
'.. -a

-~~

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...

k h" c h.'e;c;, bac k 1.1 e turn

":ItI,-.~ ... -: ...

-:r.,.

,._.

..,

"iii' overuse I 11:5

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--J!.

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c

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A.I!I,olh'e:r

,C;Ol1.tni:CliI],

thlng; ~u:n()(ili.g 1.J.'W to n,1ri:d-sml.e.s p1. aye:r.~ is ,checkl:lll.,g' 'b eJ~Ind o:n th:e 't urn aft e:r(
a,t 'KlIlSh,

'b ettjJij,_g th,-e 'flop

] "ti:.·· '1' 'I~e

!

rntaw b ec-~uJs.e -they

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.,Iu.I~!io..1 ,

'W,aIlIt '~a,\$"ee :a free Icatd.

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:river [,0 :mo.ve yo.U off your h,aI'lI.d, IF' h,e h,asa ,g-o0 ct 'pair" ,he'III ,cbeck-call
cU,eC;!f,;.:~r,,,d:Sv,

yOl,[r

'bet 'Vill ~dn niJi,g'til,t even

....:1.. -- .. ~.L

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t, ~,"".~o:::.

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j.

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'they get check-raised all-in,

:ytJilit" nut hands,

This ,alS1O increases your :[old equity 'because t'ha'I';S how YC)U would play a small amount behind, It shows that
i:.ll 01
'r?-'

IJJ. ::)'V~
1"

vo u're comm 'j' tted

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from
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""- ..... ......] .-:;, 'II-, it --.,-,,- te- 1- ""] II- 'k" ,.-:;,' :y'UU can ';""DL.,.1 ana';l m y,ijUr 'DUh::!. '0 'ILl. ,'II. ,IHITb.

-8 ~ net ng "ara
,i

'[I]' . ].

ent

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,.,.:1:11.1; ..

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~"y'-'e: .. fr:"
,~

8 ... ~("'•• ;

~vr;...L'l.l

'11-,8, ~i

'Iff

'1' ~1,e.fj IJ!.~DL

behind balancing
'1L1>''''l'~~ .n,~_J.' ¥.T

,CU

so people can't accurately put

U,
II, ,1,:1., "- , _ /~

:)I"OU
.,!I,~,"',

('Jill a hand,
, i:J_L /i:.l_L"~ •• !I'I_
.

else
_~!w

-:"[--,8 i:.:l. v

vou ,J "-_}.

il)";<"'I"ijlg' -I,!,I,,;

M.

"",[,,,.1)' !w:,.~ ,I,

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'~Lr,;::;. Ill,~,~

noint of balan ...... ing .~~.-: ILl

U U

when
me
,~ ~I~

YC.H.ir ,Olppo:tfi.enlS

choose

'~O

ignore

it?' If ,]: :lJlly play,A.A and ,K'K, :prrefl0'1J1and people keep paying o
ludi .... rous
,IU

(jiffj

there's no need ~o"balance" In)' rangle. There's a reason why ave nits j ust fold and fold only to
,~~'UI. I.!I'I~ ,.' ,~~~I~, ~ ,_, .

c'· ~

A':'

I, "',.

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,11o)!\JI.i::I

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i."')

KI

!iJ,

'l" .. UUL

Ian .... :]"i">i{J

,ll:;Il,I,!,I'~'~I'~'I~"

In .n
IS

",,'k ~,>:.-;j, ru'i'"' <!,:;j. 'OL,I,:I" - ""~--'j. ... ',,"...., ',,,; u u .....,. J" ' •• ""j, .-:;,1 ' ' 1 u ~IL, ,""I,~,LI',I, '"''Ill l!o.. ,J! ~J r:; l, DL,I;!iDL n:l!l _ 1UL.::.1

to "ft.:

u""r!''''

evervone
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et

' LS"T".

"-"lUI.,

'<.}
c~"
I~

vcu think it is. strona, Once vou move to 511()+

I~

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0',a;01J;;::8

'~"l '~-,uO"]~~' m,J trnnu ''t.",.-. .e "~,, ,....,It "~, ....,.- 'e 1.ixe '.,'':';.'' P lav ;<"1 ,j, ,- ',,/' "',""I'~ ,nOW nJ!IJ....,I.~, ' } "'~~,e., lU ,~1'y our ,u, l,JiJl;;ii;:o ,~~ pvOp,I.,

.'",:,i'r' ,

iositio ·'Lr,~'- 'I,"j. f;"'i 'Y'~ u], Jh;,I,~~, I 'wnen ion 1101 .u;u[Cea,iL

to I,.

,!I[- ......

':Ii1!',,",'I';'Ie:" "P' ,K: r is

,'iii

01

garne 'where you make mon ey by a void,lIiI,_gdi fficult :\$Pct S. w ith marginal
forr. folding preflop, The worst thing 'that can happen

is p eCFpl e call you. a nit. N evertheless, peop!e still

like to play hands (Jut of :1:1 osit l:CN]" The reas (Jim ayilll,Bout of'p M ition sucks is b ecause we don't ha ve a lot ,of cho ices. pl
]_t1"5

hard to

'[1,lat!ia.g,ethe size offhe 'pot hi's infinitely more difficult fro,tun, a three-barrel bluff out of'position than in position b ecause 'Villain,
ti ,t"IIl;oi"iiil]i ,~;'t,.:::.river u lU"", "
,'LI •.
'Ii'

IOCH,!I.l-(],

b e flatting

'W

ith 'the nuts on three streets.

yO'UI'
,'C'iii' ~},U

It Is also harder

toO extract

r:;, ....

jf]np or turn, 'bel 'because he closes the

~!,e:r--' 0(3'1],1] , i:!1. ,!JI,
,,:~ •. ;::;r 'Iff ~
,Ow· _.,.

DLr;...

,",-I,.

'iiI ~8 ,~'''''IiII',~, V'If r;... .... (jIB, I, Ir":~"'" "",!-?';::;. ,j'l"l ....,Uu LI,~r;... I ~J,~

'"' ,~"UU'
'Iff

,,n,

]"'[ijl • .,

oif&w·.· ""'r-" 'n ;<,,:h,,' ,U.'l,., ,",-, [' Lll.".

1'0'" " .. ,~., ,""",c "~~ ~.', ,'" ].-; if';,,;1<~ ... lilf i:!11J1. h..e b SlHJ,p, e" .I!,'U' ,IJI.. 'V ,

A ..gO{U]. general

rule

:ROt·,sru.()'W,U.OiW'I~, value

f(YUU1h,

betting at least two-fifths of t he fH)t

]'. -

. .m 'lC"~" - -I - le 4" ,,,: 'V"]l' "a~J\I, ,c:u:ee;, \$: t'L. ,-", s: e:r a ,riI. !J).. ,lC..Xoam,p ,e ,'.. 1" ",- .·:.L. ·..'k· l,ne H\· a, ,-,~

'lll!.dA,.~,WJ.l i n~bIii .', ,. ~,3'j!;J',f1fi'' ii.l'~'1iIT' r I.... ,..11:_1

'!II ~ ,," ~

~J ~J ,.

t.:;~'MI'''JI''''
"i:.ildl'L

H''<!Iif-'"''

, .~ ,u.

,f':1t ecks 'It~,~.to': .·!I'b j,l,I-~;i:.I_l!l :l! 'n'"(iL 'It ""j. ·It P r ul_~,!g:~,· ~ ,I "',n1"''1 u ,I~,
Li:)

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"

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..

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f' .c'l

u.

0. S··B';'·' !iJ"1 2.01",

._" I ......
~I •••.

Rill.this situation,

'ir.'l

I. .

pair 'Of sevens is never ,goml

consider bettina the river. :.' Ie
;'1 '1JI1,~lW' "]" 1.\$ .
'r!I"
~'o':

'(JTG:' \$,728 :J.vEP':: \$465 00; \$,112J H.ero (RT N): \$'9,3" P,r,enop:: Hero is BTN' 'w ith

esneciallv 'when
I'
~

,a fluah
.e -

1" o :eIbJ.tl.:i1l:ate:,vin 'H'.ero s ranee,

'V"ll'ain '.~. 1.

WI"

vill

Out straights,
.

sets" and two pairs,

v'1.

7. 8,"

noth A1~~!i.J.!.~.

.::!Ifll"

,1-~ ,Il .~

mi 'YU"i"~ ,~ .. "";.""'i' A ']~ 0' Ul II. llL. n

_ •• ~, !io..~~, ~

,i:.l113~'

'Ie

i... ~ h '";-'L,""'i';"'1;3"o,,,.;IU"r'fi ,~I.~,

'iff

llI.!i..) 'if~'1.LI .

3folds~, Hero o]Je!1Js.~, .f. fold, I8:B calls F.~.op':'K,. :;. 9.' (2 players) ,BB cheeks, Hero bets, BB calls

value is checking 'back the flop with @,ee-t,ag hoping to see ,acheap showdown, Any competent opponent
'will realize this and fire the tum and follow through
,O:1l

'the river,

OIl,

the river

e

~:_]'et,

~s""

hand,

R~ver:: 7" 'RB checks, Hero checks.

vVe!I(],like to point out that 'we sb. uld be more inclined to showdown 'with ,AK."than,AS on a T8.2t o

'board because ,A'K dominates

"0:' - ,jj.'l..e .m me

,IJI,'!LIel..
,

it also has twice as :rr.iJ¢tny uts against o causes

-v . •

top 'pair:
.--, ,--, ].-

Q(},IJ1ILfary" e w
"" -,. ,,--".

~nDU

~'lo.c,

·].c'l L

e· ".

.ft.lj_)(

Ii;

r..+ type 'L., -.c'l ro nancs

j;, -'. ,j,.

,Ir-l,el

l,{')<,,:!J).

,-..-!l.-,". Hfi.i:IJI.we

rarely

Some P-1"'-· ers willl.. !L '·.OTI1", ,(JI.Y rs W

-c..-,' '0"-- "' .....::;,.'L"O:L, ""I\I,u , pu 'I" you,- ..\111. 'i:!Lv",-,nl,~u .. ,-,~

'Il-,;::;;j,

!,J"'IL

,j'

rum
,-.-.

"",111:!;.1I, ee II\
"JI'--'~

ll..

e-l-' ,-",-.,-.--, t",. -CI-'.:::.c,'~ ,t .. ~'L,.-.", ."] .. er l'!U' F.r~v'~nl ,"1 '\$uOW'IJJUWIll.~, ,.'L.;::;,-;:::,; mere
0, .. ,,,-.'

Note 'that in the above situation where our :ramge is face-up that our r~uJi.,geis rarely .strc!fI:1i,g. \¥e
usually

have ace-high and at best, a hand like K,4, '\Ve will discuss later situations where our :r.:a-n"ge is

Leveling

knows" shenarrigans going

on,

Ifhe's a
I~

'1],1.1),

he's 5ittin_g there with the nuts. 'VVe have seen lots ef'hands
~ ,~ I~

where a decent Tilave:r is in a not ao:ainSI a nit and 'will talk himself intoO callins bv thinking, "He's a r"" .~ J~"'
I;;!o"'_"

atl

Q!Jj.

,_.cj

nls ---,~,-,'L;::;, UI'-'L ances 'L"f!' ,-, ,~" p. ,a_j~r,1\$0. ,n.,,", bala - .,-t» ,I us mns

11],

", ,- ,tL'i~

nus

~,af!' 5J?-;"+ " -",1:1,., u..].- U,U,::';. "-h. W nn

!!JI.

T ,U""'! eror -;::;;;] m usr C'-'Ll, • H','1;;0'[-0' ()iLl .... ,!!"",. ""''' - -"~ ~"'~l"'~ _,
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'I] d (, te ,I1I.UI:S" l,'h.e SeDiJ,[iJI,

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'l'."' '.'

nuts,
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([II!d 'I] te
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-.,

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J

li blame
I~

this

I~

created Ievelins just to make nlavers nlav bad-e-which brinas 1~ &~,~

1iI.~

to another noint, r~

'~;~i'L'1' "'YH,

le

"'~",o:::. 'i!"It~

,..... ""'ct.

an 1,,,",,'-'L. , ,'" lot from ereat players' earn. J!.. .Cl,,,,-~"::'!I

, ct

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nre ..... ,""fr'''''''''('i.

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I

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onlv =»
u,

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ucn
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those
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t,

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gln '-(-""" ..... """"~e~ This meaus wl 1"",1] ula VUJl." :',--],'.: ,~,j,.,.'I_,,,,,,,, g;:;" --"""," u, P rocesses, , , Ina m "'-'LI]~~ w eo- n ,'-'L ing 1,1], ,i,jW'-,SIL;:!L.!I\.:"",~ ",'-'L[]]""'~ .r,-.-: ,~
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Tile reasort

we make IJ.JJ{J'v'esis because 'we

c'W hy

think our -opponent's, ram,ge is 'weak" 'IJI:Cyl. because 'we think it is :s.l:rO:l1l.g and hope he makes a heroic fold 'when we represent part icular time? a stronger -ran,,ge. Moreover, if you, rarely

bluff) then

,(],M.you do it at that

Players don't value backdoor draws enough, Often times, we'd rather have a backdcor flush
draw 'by

lite

turn than

,a one-pair

hand,

],:5

the equity 'we have against VULaii1l.T~ calling

at TI10rS.1 five

ntnge an the turn, l[, we're holding a ,crapply' pair, 'we have
clean,
nuttina
,~~,,!I.JI. II.J~UI'I~

fire
.ILl,!w

,\Vifh a flush or straight draw, 'we have a lOll, of (juts if 'we

I'II[·o:::."'L"I~'r'o:::. ,i"ill'fi
["" ~i,:}~U

,g'et called, '~Vecam also continue

i'\'iilni;:l; U I,!I.~

,!io.1

~,.-!l,

~,i!"
~u~

"W~";::;'
• ~

m iss en '''!r;:::. II.!-~,~

,II,J., L;,}.~ Ii.J. .,

river
"
.1;

!i.r.

'i!

''!j'l)r~'']l '",",;;:;; ;:;'1i.,.!1;::;,._}. y, ~ .,' ILl ~ luLU~!i;..1 to II.

more

,.,~L,L~_)',,!i;,jI

barrel ILl
iJL "

.!w,

']"f "~.

..' ht? n,gu' ,', lit also

~~ 'r?-

balances

:;faut

overal 1. gbi[i1e, Pl ayers 'will think you ate a crazy aggres sive mani ac when,
VOl

in teal itv, vou ate J" ust nlavina r.-: ,~,b,~

ur eouirv, ~ ,,.(.

yO'll ~

should consider at all times durins a hand is ~

yOiiIt ~

equity against ,a ~ ~

equ.ay
e" ",-, H

i,

IS ,1~:QH:enIJI.'OtiU5
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it, 115 cuneus

:]' ""PIr'i,TVl1;::;' ... r .,!I,~·1i ~

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~..

~,t' 'I"'(JI
,'-'i"l' 1i:;.L V11~' ..:;

,.D!,) ''t,;:; P'];:; ,I 'if' _,-ile

~,i:;.L •• !I:!JILa

'~5 _

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A,U'( ,

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A '1' ," !i..ii.}. , • IV I.~,

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'-'i"l' '14 """"if' I • "'-.::;, 'H"Oc, III '" ''P'''''''''' ~ V'Li;L.I_,"~,~bI ~~ !i._).IJj.l~.,lI,
I.' .

I: .'bllL,

.g""'.- '1[';:; 'nlrl ~ "'~ O',D:,-:,r:.-u.,.-!1,~ •• :.JI also rm ;!"ii"fi ent e J:",,'vl1L.
,_, DLE' i;JL.~U

,AIG''::;'-[ij', ,,-)',~,L~.,

'--\.r,

,', n" er '... ' 4 rh 'I' ,c. ,..' ..,.- ~.' ','. ,,~ ·.. ·i~ sure earn rna ~ are not ':" ',-e You

.e ,Ii:".c. ',··..i

,'T."'"

,·:·"t' or no .

Conversely; if you have KJ

rarely drawing

0:111.

a flop of 97.T" your equity is decent against ~rny hand and you!re
:[]UPi\$

:yO'll will

'jf],O,}JI

Ca.U, CaUl

Th

'" '. "'k ere is a rmsconception

.e l] 'L . 'I.. .'1..." mat' h. y'()U, cai.. 'hie turn, you nave to ca ]].. the river;

T·L."

],,~ irus couldn'tI

'Il-.

Lie

further from the truth, Allb:ou,gJu. the river ,card d"oe.sn't change Here's equity 'v,er:5e~ Villain's hand range

'that much, what if H.e:r.,O!5 read. en the turn. 'was incorrect? 'By callin .. the river, 'we would compound 'out' g

0:['

calling

,0':[1.1,

0111

later

'011. d-stakes

the F.1"O-Pi, There

:~.snothing wrong

with 'this, The jJ'[io'bleniJ"however, is that they end u:p foldilJl.g tOI a turn or dyer bet, lit is 'better to just

check -fold the '£](1'111 or even preflop, especially when we're out of p osit ion..
ill 1l1~,. 0'·' rhe eontrar-="¥;1 there are n'1-erits .(" /"'PlI]] '-p' !ll,~,~, ,,!I.~~
.' ,I,!,i, !io.tU I,!,i,l ...

i:A..

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".,

1L!okJ.

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,LI,!,I,,;

hilg'

,~'L;::;; '~";'"'in ILI,~,~ .~,J,u..-" r

""rfi;'l i:.J_LI,~,U

turn
!\rL_lI"

::UI,

1"1]'"

j;t. u, ll~,!ior

li''i'j'~~ mid-st ... ;::;."" and ~.U k.. U'"

"~
'if!! ,i:A_,

,ll),

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i:}.

iJl. f·!w.~

,i;iiJI.,II,:L,IoVi.')

'n·;·u,,:;,

b ecause player'S ar e rarely thre e-barrel ing. 'How' ItiaI!l.y times have you had the nuts and p eopl e bel" b et~. shove into
,_. ~, ... • ,.. ~.,

V(YU
.,

for three str eets?

. _., , .". r;.. ,..
I.

,I.

f,

~1 - AU ~ I,S, ,A re.,~1~e ot~·ll.ll, .~ h .' AI"'k

\¥e enj'()')' outplaying other ,good. players as much as you. But it iss imp-ada-fit

to

recognize

that the

richest players in. the world are the best fish frye:rs, Not surprisingly, 'there are a variety of fishes at the tables, Some nsn li:c;.'l. ~()nl
o(iI--'-( <'It--' o(iIO"u--e.·""";"'I;::;' o(iI,-A are 0'\1,,,,,[ J',."1 'tiL,~b[" ..,~n ... 'tiLmU"]"'1.-.::;, .uee
i·,,,; ,-, .",,,

I!-U'

wm e v..,.r,j' .'.
<!It-' ...

pU'l,

-"",4;

,,',

'-ee, (Jill. s -..j!'

.-"

,- -'(-;::;.---.,1'"" 0:P:PCHId1l.f.".

I ,u. ] isn...... ,e :0]] A no ner _ '·; oth lyP e ,'u';,.If Y' e:L. ' --''0D!.".;10 '... lot u ut ot
c --,

'iI"

,-

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'B..(

!;

·',e

- . - .... ,,~." ".1."'" DIS;!,l\ 1;;.0,

T'Ly o(iIre 'I!.. ... ,'~ at ext r D!.Ct' - ".m val ue ,.-., or i,'L ;::;.,'.--. i:g '\ i:J!. - 0 ut '-",'i1." l u..... "uey Pl.L u i:J!.U D!., -.' u
.
c 't ,,-

'''·-',o(iI,', ..

.j•. ,

strong hands and generally play passively, Whenever fhis type of fish bets, fold" Don't try b) leve!
vourself bv thlnkine he's balancine o,r ,adJ" stins, 'H"e",S not, Just save vourself u ,b b. 10
I.?,pt.

'r!-'~

monev and fold. And

since

they CSLl.l a let, y'ou should make thin value-bets against them, ,At the same time, they ,at,e the type
shouldn't e,x'p eel. 10 fold, Please don't bl uff them,

UIIj,d 1they
,~

with fa zs, Yo u can determine

,~

this amo .... bv increasina vour P-eflon rais e tc 5x." 6ix." 8x,.. etc, mt r
,~~

,~,~~

,~'!lJ ,!JI,II

'!f:''',,],;l

,.E\.li:.lI.

~~

to ,j'Lr

,"""1- oun
i:JLiI,;J, , ~ •

,j, 'J ,Il '~.'iL'·' ,ll~, 'IfY

rh .P'1[-,o::;,n'l urn-I !-U{i:.:-LI,!I,U~ 'QL:I-!l,UI,'R.,.;::;. ,t'" , ~JI" i:l_l . !i;.l-l!I, h '""rfi<l ""rfi,~l U ~ nrenared :..
,~IMI.,1l 'J' ,LlI.·

f>.

,t."" IlU

¥-I! , ,,
~L J.,I ~

20

,,t.

EU],d,
I~

are willing

to' tIol,d when scare cards ,btP'P' eat.

'r.'! 'r!-

Additinnally, increase vour' river bluffi:ng frecuencv a O",alIiLst them, Dcn't try to outlevel them s ince thev
'r.'!
I. ~

'r.'!

Against a fish who likes 'h) run bluffs and has shown a huge 'blu:ff the 1ast 'foul hands, he
I'm getting paid!" He' S pf1o;ba'bly not thinking at all. \~le 'will go into more detail on this 1:11. "Exploitability" ihe
chapter,

1:.:5

bluffing again if he bets huge ():n th,e river again, He is, not thinking, "I've shown all these bluffs, now

don I',j,II. bluff , llL!i.-_J,:, EJ.I. ..

'"""-'1

,~'IL;::;; !L1,~,v

river enough I,U, because , ... ~, 1Ll!i;.tf,,-- i:J_L

....,.iI,:I,~'I.JI".

~!w

,j:Lr~~~ llll~,~'f

think thevll 'Ib.~ !w,i:,;.Ll o;::;,.t alled even th u, 'I~I~, 'V:"--']']] ouch , , ""]"'1]1
!I.1,~,I~!I,r\. ll~,~,y , 1..... ,~U
~:!i!io.f. ,

!I.,

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1'",

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..

"., ~,~ 0 low ,15 ,0 w;

"TL;. r ". ..~:;r- '14· 'L,", - ~c3 ,t:L"., .. ne ,- ease m u e~~.lI]!1JJ. rnts
<._

,:;' -'; ss ''','e .];... _.tive me:nI0IY, s ec 1\ -,-. '-:'." '.... -•. l.ll~, ~ j,j.L
0:::.

<

'.,'

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onl: '--. ,.-_. ,-.-'Ik· L.. e D,n ,_y rememe er--, 't·:Ite
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-.0

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bl ,!UI'1u"r~ f:'~ ,~~,""')] ,,,"'n,_,,.1 not the •• W"" get !i;,i;i:tl ,Ii;.IrU ii_u !I,l.ll o:::."'il l~,~
-,-e

a, .

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E, vervon ,~ .~ ',~¥ u.
v, 0:::.
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Co.:

:"~~, :~ Um.1I'i... uey ll"f.i..e:s think th '.' are lO

,j,

-I

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ILl ,U,u"u.l.ril.g

,iff, - .. fh '-"'-'1, me I1\

er
'O.---T,

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Ill! Iiore tha i 'I']] ,f!jY '-.' ~],... are rnan l. -: real ,."1 ,'--.'
1 l,- 'I eed 'Dnl._Y J[J,!;;j IJI,
T.,

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eea use
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1 H'inc Sta -~" lJI.,U"i!. ]J-ilg ,-more nv r ers, -- , .e. ,I","',-,~" tar I bl ,i!:C"', '.' I!,J
-, ,-",-

'P'.1a;{~, per!l. up o nctenad and write down how manv times V(}U, bet J~ ,~ ,~ Exeretse
On

4".1.:: Next

time
'iI?-

Y()IU

manv times

vou
'~I~

~,etcalled,

'!ii..l II' (J 1'1.,'

n Sh,Wi'l''' U:!JJ'"''
,-~ :.

fi'i:.Ll",-t o!"i.'i:I;f

n n ;ucs

J.j,"" [JUl,]

~]ave rs
__ .,~

e ir 'n on -show . 1lI,!i..J.'~ ., ~I.~u.

,1,lI,U.,

,,<;(1

~'''''_-~'''n; ,1.lI,

"W:- '1"1]- ..i 'Ii"fi ']"'1_ . ofj'c" .e 1_ 1.lI, b.~

are
,i:.;Il,

'rjI,"" !I.lI'~[I;!iUl

eat ive
,..;11

"._.

'!.

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"ip;:::. .. _- ,o:!'>,rnn:n..;::;,.--r; ,Lu, E.\.lo;o<r.rl! ...... -'Jf'. ......

"...., get bi:llU,bU ,..'It,;::;,,-- ".,"', ·":Lr,0:,;~,·~l,,,"!". __" WlIJU],m, Ige. "',,"'"oCr'L,t men y,,-,UT \$1.~I;J"''1! lJJ.uW.IJI you ,v _~
"_,.'!',, ,-'0,

DL£.....

"-'l";:::';

j"

enough, You don't r e-rai se preflop enough-e-or you do 'but usually

give u,p after betting the flcp, Tryshcving the turn 'with, gutshots and/cr overcards once till. a 'while and

2,1 '''!ton also flat a 1011

(If

hands pn~Fl.()'P and '1"1 ay them pa~~ ively PO,~,,-:fio1p., You fold a lot and y,ou

-

VOU
,,r.' -

bet
'[(ll

winning
~

I~ 1_-

There are a lFeW'factors vcu should consider befcre decidlrn,u b) chang ,e

,~

might suffer if you. add more aggression 'because you will go on till easier,
,~HI[I. t
" ~ I" '~'"

p,..~,~:jj.1."!' pest-flop u.l~ ,r." ~ ~l ,~,J,~~
7

it if if

"

'N'::

loW I. !I,

'ffIf

Tj'i "I,!,I,

w']"'l]i'lJ]i'r"iI[ig'f't.. ,.... 0::;;

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indicator !U
I

!iJ.i;.1.I!i..l.

l'~f ow h ~l ,1,U,u.

~'~,'~,""rfI,~'( ~U, ''''U':;,I~ .~.l'w.I:!I,

V

take l,i:,[L!I\,·

iI

,~

[f

.U.~~.

feel

'~"''\,I' ,~'"~ u"

D.L,

are

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'",T,

ffin U
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,.,

neaative nen ',,,::,, ~I', ,;I!..,,,,"'1411', i,;"i;lin b'DLll\ "'~. '1':It,8'I you I,re pn;JUDLU ,.y. ,nor

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DLU.iJJ.

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'g ,P""0!Jrle nxe yuu '.....~"'I-:-,

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1IJl;

~p~ the '~"iil[i I:~,.·

I
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~J l u~ " .. .:,LU-!l,U

rrn~ ""iI[i river

,I,!I, 1i U ,_f" 'I,"

.iI

,0','''''Y"~il' three-bet l p~v,U,J.U,&:" .... lot U l !.~ u.· .. LJ: .: reflon " l,.
... _

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(tL

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u-bets ...., !JI. 'It '1-'' '"' to. .tr:''',l"el 'I]~'~ l~,Dl LJ ~l~ ll..J. ,UII!
DI" .. ':!I
'!i !U

J].'!i....!.

'M','" "llll. ice; 'D';-:' ,'I,j. bl IT; toe ,,;~,,,,:It ana J L. '~"" uo~:mr~I:""Ily~ the "..~p. e , ", J ,,_y .,.,~l ""e' ",'onl oum uU ,[I1!UGu, ....', '1 f Y(.rLil. 'le: lU", C~. I
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-e

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DI' 1;,)',1], !, 'u:iJ,H,lI. 0(3' ;,', ,,', ,{", II,~ 'L,J A ,[jLI1,J..

'UUL~1ets 'U4,""",:1.14 ,'" l~" 1 DU... ,I\.,.

SOo"l11e pl.-ay.e:r:s fire the :[l():p" fire the turn, and ,give up on the river, 'You kl1l:CJW 'wh:ol yo,u are, Don't worry,

we'll show

'YOU ,~

which

\$r:1,()'lS r~

I~ ,~

II

Clhslptelr' 5,: IE.x.pllloiiitalbiil~'iity·

The term l~,l;.! '_- ",',
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12

straseev ;" ,.... bro •.O'·L;.··,· ·~;::;;rlI ~bI._.·~ I)..'...

. ,!I~a 'li,i,U.l!i.iJ.UI. III.. :l.lb~-~,l _

LIII'I ']']]-, , p" ,.:... F;;I~;:::.ri" discussion --'r) ., ),K!io.r\II. 1lI,~,tr.')'~.,~a 1!iJ.·I.!I.'!

"N' aturallv P' lavina (!.,{.:L ~

.

Ii:.lLlu.

,·i:.J_L,'.;"','

_.I',r.:..t,j

,,1_!l'I~

,i."'UI,'!IJ,!.~,

i:.lL

again st (Jpip onents who do not a'~Just against the most expJ.Olltabl.e of strategies.
exploitable , " .IJJ. ,,~ ro l~l'ton 'p: air t. or anv amount 1:'"
,,J!

The IJ] est imp ortant

strateav azainst 'weak ·(ill.av·er~ is. over-bettina,b 'with the nuts, ·\t\lh.len a .It"' ·rr ·~Il.av·e['is not ,b u h) g'ofn Ib..r.l b J~"" ·rr
0,

f monev and A
I.
oyf.

'r.'!

'YOU.

'L

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monev

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in,

't,_,.,Hr,;:::.--, 'L,,,,,] !i.J Oll.h .... u i:!I.

"",- lJ~.,!;;:<y ou r Q\ er ILl. t» W i+h ILl ff'"' l u_ ani ....i i(f \, "", ,-. ,'-" ·t,C -betIla '.'" nn '~,1iurrs ~the-Y.."",'i U n l "hi ,!',j.
('0 ",

,Ir-l,)~ .t{JH.lI • .

Against
strateav
[e~
'W ill

the
not

world-class
work because

player,
thev
'r!-

this
fold
Q III

,------------------------r

i,

SB: n evergon n.a.fo~d (€20'~50.51) 'BB: Co,te (,€3j'~56,:2), ..• .

this player and thus we shoul d trv to ,':.. : .' ,'.... in as ',j ,., shelve
. I,.; .,';"'.:, I.' j

.I, ..•

"

.. '.

c,,'

.'.'.

"I

..•

flrefmop:: {€3fllJi) Hero is H~ with. A+

'rji,e.;/,o:::.rn:r""ilMi' .... "" 'S:U'""I],;1 ,1_!l.bI'~~1l"b.U,I-!U.!lDl.l!'I_;., ,l.ll

J+

,'-'""] 1"~P' C:'I ,(ii,1('i ,C,t·,] e It'·'~ "" e= 'L !,' !i...DI.. 'to" !L.!U, ,- .. L) u!~!....~,t\:'"l

he h """,:~ h"'" ,,.,", : 'I"~ :u· UaS a ,Ua.f!JI. l lIne

-c

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.~I.!I.U

.
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4-

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noth er !'~""

'U,.,

on

wh

·,..
'r.'l

t"J1u.¥!i.-...

Col e calls foGO

, players) . ~
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!U!I

~.

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'~·'.,i , ~

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i:.'-L 'iff

",...

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A e- V'·· -:'~

ou

'I~.ii' ",HiU' K!I!li' .. 'in' /

,.

'YUfrti::

(€1.~60Q)5+ (2 players)

,',-", ~ til.t

I

'" 1.\$

,,~"

'u..;::;, ",~ (3,~ u ecause

Co 1e ch ecks, nevergonnafold bets. €800, Co le raise s h) €58 Q [}~ nevergonnafold 'call s €5 DO0 River:: :(€13,.2[lO) "r¥ (.2 players) Cole gue~, al l-in €3:1) 162, . ~r.,.,] iJI. """11'" '- 'C, .-- 'ILl', J n e\' e:[,i;:OilI[l].D!.:~.'Li' . A C~L , ,'.;) ""11:-In i::'14ii"'iO'I';:'
;(r - -- - ""
t-l .

opponents

can put

IOOiIIl.St2lI1l1

p:r-e:S'slIu',e;on

'U5

weak

players who play~ passive pest-flop, 'we , '" ,

should consi der donk b etiilil,g into them 16 set our own price for draw ing, It would 1] e unfort unate if

J.I,~na.~,f.oi~::€58,367
Cole ,~:h()iws:'.Jt:,At

turn,

nevergonnafold 's'h:CJiws: A ¥ ,A'.

2,3
,E,.",-,(iII,m,
'Iii'"ji.l';'!i< --

,E "!l!"

;;:I. """

:iCi'

![II ,~, j.

(tj

pot

U.

river the nuts on a great "over-bet 'with.

•.••.

B-OCKHU'NTER'
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·5",01 is, ':'"]'ina '"' rwo pan; ',~,'11 ,."'~ , 'L '\e t- - - "-- ~' car

:PreOom::Here is CO 'with, T¥ 7", - It'" .

I fold, Hero rai s es 2fo'lds
1"loJl: (\$425) 4t
to

semi-biuff and 'belling the river. This has a ,g,ood chance of mov 1til.,g go 0 d players off their hands
],011

"I] , p"aye!rs
0, -

npipOirll:e:nt who won't fold

H eTC) bets S366i ~oout31:5 calls \$.366 T UIrIDll .. (C'1 1 ,c1)t~'", L).
-c-Ii'

1:.:5
or.:'

in, this

fti'&' ~~

('

!I,:~

ro

II, ero b ets S23 8 ,s;cout315 calls \$.238

j

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e[f"
c"

(It 'I ILl .. CIA ;("ii P t~'", f,3'. 3)· on ,"'" \,.l. "I]'

,a",'.'-Cers y 's)

Hero checks, .5;00'ut31.5 'bets S:I. ,;,[J"~lj ises "'(-)'l J1. ,!J - ) ;:,..... to)" 15 1.'_ DI.:, .~ e o ·7',fij'5" r10'5 at~',~.j. . ,i"'il1,i":i -. calls .J;i,Il),1 _. 7-. H <>11'(') -'_;.l ~l" c on,
,...."I],L· 'Ii"-:;' ,I!,[;.l~_ •.

II

Clhslptelr" 6: IP'r'eflllop' -. 'Title ,Jo,IUf'lney Begilns

The g,,\1:me:s becoming more aggressive as players 'widen tb. ir rang.e preflop 'b~yone-third of are e

l(jl

increase

their aggtessicn

Although

'W

1:111. 1.Qi1b ecause their a

would
,~)pe:il

competuion

d.CH~SIJl.!t know'

up Poker'Iracker

have alii.idea ofwhat

these .l.AG~ ate re-raising fo'r calling) preflop three-bets with . One
·1":L.·e." ,"'ir'll ~,. '1
~.! ~

.Difiete:Ill.'l players 'three-bet. in and cut ,of position with different distributions ,cf holdings,
'111],Ull:'l" v, E~"' ""V<'><['

·n.""" 'U' three-bet from the ·l;.ll :l'·"1'(J.I,::; " ,La,:_~.,!.oJ!1Gf u .ILl. !,~,. ILI.I. I.LI,lll.3.
~Il UI.:J.,. l

'1".''''.8 'n.,. ottom ,m.~.1jJ: u II ILl

U!I:.t.

,"'"fl'k~-~,. 1iJ",

~ ,

"",.,"'''' ."'!o". ~~.~I.~, a~

,J:2 .£ t:

"ij.~,~

J,

1/.;,": II.J..J, .. ,.

g.·T·}

.""rfj.,cJI "i:\l.iI.!I,llI.1

of his range), such. as {JJ+" .AQ+}" while electing to call 'with h.. ands such as {JT, KQ) ..AI,..AT,. 66-TT}_
Another player may decide to' call with the b O'"'O(n.iJ two-thirds
third,
6:[

his range and re-rai se 'W ith file ·top' one-

As you can see, despite having 'the same preflop raising [or re-rais ing) percent age, their b.. and

:ra'IJI.,ges differ,

Against

ol:ppo:ne:Ill.t:s wh·o three-b et the b Otl'OHIJ @.I!I.d lp' of their range whi le el ecting h

'If)1

call

'W ith

the middl .e of their :rang,e~it is very profitable to four-bet then]. This is especially

true if they never

five-bet, Against opponents who three-bet 'with. the 10:PI third of their ran,g·e and are eagle!. to' get it. in
prefl OPI" :Y.t!IU. should b e less inclined to four-bet them,

:Moist pI ay,e:[s

I~Yf.ien

have 'a hard tim e ·pl.a:y.i:n,g hands such as {'9 9'~ TTi, K.Q, KJ, AJ}

:ITI(utlJ

the

bllnds against a e'o or 'BTN Lvpene:t Thisis because they tty to solve the hand preflop, Although they
know the late position 'D'pe:ne:r steals a lot, they 'are afraid '~othree-bet with the aforernenticned ..hands

because thev don't want to see a four-bet and. have to fold, This is selective mem ON at Its b est ~
,~

·~()U

·WOI1l.!t

you'Il 'be a 'better player for it.

lI'f 'P,'''>;'' do) ,I;:!<~ .u .. ~'r U ILR. !JL. zet
_

·~""'U·[·:-·I!.,. .11 U. .. LI et ""

r:;, ] ;:,1,.......

ot

'~['I~o':II"fI-l! '" .U.I.......... J.. CI.r

nart 1,{' u.) ar 'n,l ave r., ,,::;,,,,,,'["'1" P:lrl''''''V~'1I''ii0' ·W 'j'.II.U '1 ":1 ';' DLI.h.... U\t. r,I.CI..... ::lo II.Cl. ~u.... J.I.~b· .. th f ~ )
'!o'

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:]'.... ,II.,L,L,

~'p;u., ortant
.

i:al-~Il,

hether

l~,!.;..l.I.

1"'1 U
.

call or re-ra 'j'~ ,'enre fI '''>in, u. .. .IU. J:'-:

l.i:U1. " ,.!IJ ,. ~ ,~.

.Il="" , .

~."" ·,1""'1I"l''''i"fi''''~ '1' 1lI."_ . ,j_'L l,~V.,["'. J..~ lu !i... !iJ.,I.!I_~ ll,~,~e.,

der

tvee ''''I'f'
u,

OppC)I[ll.efll.t

who

'opei:!l.\$

the pot

If' he's 'the type 'wh-o likes to fold, we re-raise him every chance 'we get.
¥!"

There's ,I,~,·

,!w

i:}.

'1]- ,~ ,',. ,

tc ,U

han

j."" lu

'W' .

,l~, "
,r'-!i.,;l,·

,!w.I,1L1l.

foldins to .~,Iu. ,1,!I'.i;~ ~

l!),

:y()ut three-bets or ifthey often call 'but check-fold to your continuation bets, Ufyo,ujust sit mown. at the ,gaule and don't know what type
,o!.()i·p'ponemrl he ]':5",

a,

n"

IljjlPP onents
-·C

;n,' -I - ;n,'

--'.'L'i'

,-, ,;L,

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f"

ike tn ca .a ... .,.,1]

r::; i:;l

1:Ull~,'DL reason
,,,,j, .,., ,--

.,.,,,,- .. -

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i:.J_L,~. ~'-'"L_.Ui.~i11

P:>"V' card

These h an ,UI.~ l~.~o(O':--V'~ilIr-~" ,~ h ~ ,,1~,'i;.F~~1~/Qf.

b',!wi:.'-Ll!i;..1~

ii-

0';:;' '1' i:.i:L,Ci:.'-L,.{~,fit'

.,., n

,uL

""",cal 1']'ij-;g stat ion 1"1.0' llLl:.lL. ,U",i:.'-LI~I:·!w [ ~iJL!L ")'UI,~ :It and r--p:>'li'g';::;. ,A ,,;:;,re ;::;oP:> - 'f. r" P:>'r'fi D'-y: !l!i.J. ~i:.i_L",: il'-I.!I.!i,l!I,
'1i:,;IL,,!i;.l ~CI.';:"r.I'

lk.

u atrre ,:5
'
a-

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T,H,e main",. , L. , -

,-_ . ..,reag,O:n

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w,uy

.a

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, a-

"successr U'1 1.:5ueC2lU:5 e

. . '.' -

,I!"-

'Ik,..

players don't ad] ust well, ,M:o,£d a:yer,s; fire their inevitabl e cent inuat ion bet after re-rai ~ing :preFlop and p~,
cheek-fold when the-y don't have a ,good hand on the turn, This :s;equenc-e repeats

,()t

and

'~I

tOI

~

]:\$ b) either
:1' ',~"I

[semijbl uff the tum, m ore l

1:,;.1.

check ihe
L.,·"'i""'-' !~,.... . 'i!'"¥ :', ,~,"". l~.!

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f ... -, ·e. the ,~~ 1~,i:A.'!i. ~ ~l_._ il]. '[~ 'Lr p:>'~f,'e_ ",A·r,U'-: ij)" p:>, t 'm-l~,._
'I]

,'!o

and

p L). ,u.

low-nl
'if¥

.,.,

~ lu\r.,""'"1-

1:.:-1""

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.......!I,'i.~

learn ~tlL"., [iJl,

p1]""".: solid11J), s:rt.!nJ! P !o,J,K"",r-, .. LY ,<:)'0 D u ..""- -I -"",;1 .. ,0:::., to 'lJ. t-. ,,..,,,,,°''"' '1u n.,e.
,I,J..I:U ~

i--

If

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DLl[H

!Ut

".
L'?

,~,!"J1,

t :j'... " ~~ 'U"c~,., ,'...Ir,;::;, ....:I~ 1)' n 1;::;'''' ., ~ !ioJt1.~,~~K!, :

]' 'f 'U"c~,., '<1l'""'I"1"!'I- 'I'L '1""1' ~~ 'L.,;::;,'I]1 , 'I!...,<>.;j., '''~ . ., ~ !Ut liu,I.!I. l~. 1=~.t!K. l~,v ., lJ

~II.,'IL ~

'"1"I~ u .u. III "" l~.:1.,I.!.!.IK. ,'",if ,~'L ~,~ 11..•

ti [1'1-;:'l; when ',J u.. ch ""....= ~"'] "P-,.",U ~1,~.~!i.iJti. :I~ ~I':' ~,. ~
, ..

,<'I l1l.

if an, opponent is constaml

y re-rais 1:8],g me

out of the

blinds or

b) his

r e-ra ise, An, old grinder once

'101d

me,

'1~,Ir!I. p oker,

tight is right,"

'~fh.en ]: first heard this H:iJI:e" j ust laughed it 'odlf. As the games b eceme ']:

more aggr€:S:51:ve)he realize how

much
'W' .l~, ,C"I " I.. _)

'Wl.S.dOif1J] there l:S

in that senrence,
~1'~IU.IUI,.·.

This
C

1.S
,

especially nue against dumb loose aggressive players

L 10:::. ep- ,~,,,,,:1,,1 iQ!" in ,Mi,~. ,_" .u.:u 11l1.1,~"c ],111:] 1St

Il!,~_,~~

"",j, ~l

'!i ~

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'v""'UI l: '!.J..

!I. !,I.

'yo

r!-

,'·'I-UI. 'ifj"l"P:> 'J ",~"I u. ,U,i .!I,i:J'L •

lv

'n,];,:;, ~," 'I!..,P:>,.... ,.,.,j, ik ·e.nil!....., i:lll uu ,f"' /(J1:'_VLJ Clv,K '"

'm.'ey'll hold AQ

10;('

':50

running ever the table, He'!!5,a g'oo d player

,My hand, is ahead with '-m-I'~J"i1,'1',,,,;1~table ! !ioi,1I\. Li:Jf.U.!i;.Il "I"~, ,-.,
'If!"

he must have noticed this. :He might b e ,g'er"~IlI.,g fed u:p. l

"

,0:[ his
imaae J.,IU.,Li:.J_L[~,·

re-stealing
i!

rat!l,_g-e. ],!1] shove and if l :s:ee'K,'K+ or ,AK", His a cooler, especially

'1"~",,1i1' ';'",r-' ~~

.~¥ ,~

'!'~

These ,1,U,~i."!i.I

of ._),'

~
~,I,II,"'

.,!I,Il~ ~ U .

J..U

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'ii_LI,~U'~1

"'r'fi",l

'~"ii!" ,(... urse o 'I._) .~. 'i;.{-'i._J.

~I

";.~~,

.;:;:Lri''i.'~.~u' rk-.,lU:~).;...-'!'

Oil i:.'-L

better ~!wl,

~,

":Go 'be fair, 'Villain,l's line hi:s16,rjlj it i:5 correct to gel: it

ill

('Jf

-thoiugh.l isn't 'w"'r:o:ng. SC!ii1.tetirrtes with ,the ta'ble I([Yl!i.alnic.!5 ,or ptayer
Id{u]Tl

yOill, ,

Th,e

,sdtuat.l.()illl. ali oiv,e i:5 di ffe:rerd.

I has 'beern, ':fbll~JiJLg every :har!lld 'becaus:e :~:k:new lh,-e IJ] Oil11'errt :~ :re~nH §e~
'(i

'\fi Haim w HI out..~thi:llIkhitli:5 elf. These

A 'seoon.d oJ'Jit iun is '1.0 I1I,ot open

r laver:5 ~
l

are all (Jiver the lOiw to 'mid -st akes

OatIl.es. ~

:rtS

:nla:ny h.aI1l,dg atll.d, tigh:t ern, up yO'I,.II,:r pii:e:f.l.o,p :r.at[l,ge. ltl':S hard, for an

,o'!J,,[]nner1l.t ,outpl,ay. y,oU, QIll,Oe you put i'lll, 25'% of:y.our stack. pir.enop with JJ+ .or-,AK. h)
H~ T-Lr ""

'l-:Lr ' --~l ,G.P ".-,. - "e ulI'lJI, .' 'It- HJIJI. l~

'f"'"

--

T-Lr'- qU!..:;i::!odG,n - - 8L'i11." .-.{; ",ue

""",

;n" ~ _,cl "';;; ' .,.,'- _,cl W,lhll b" 'L. .•..,.' .' {J , 1..:;i1ISI.!I.LlUJ.IJI, "W'..:;i ,I!"O'I-'- 'I!.. &i" ,i:dllJl, ".:L .,."._, ",'L ,", ,uP'W "'I'f"l& i ~,'lr ,WI. U[-!LIvl, ::!ou,uU

l;;l ,l!1.

,L! L'I.., ,,",,I

"r-' ,!!;"T'i· "[-'~'I!.. ""H in"'- '[-',';;;""1' ;cr,""" I.....onsi ,"",l ,W""!!,!L, U ",oll~. , :g "Dl.~,~"'" '" n;;!'
U

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'n' "-'

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!i..)

r._)l5'1p~"P: D,ll,

,,1[-.

L!

',.. "

d, ..... ,', J!i'~. '...... .i!j

~'ifever

ve

_'IL..~~ U""'l

bluff ",'£!U D _ into ,,,,'r Ll"l, of !lJ"J . .•'_. 1C. ;~ ....., ., 1 "'i;,IC'JI1p:B,: .nlL Dl t'l,",:t r..:~'B,'B Even . U
,'l.'I. "

I;,J'

L!

'~r_f d, V

,,~,Dl

'I) cards,

You obviously get fewer

folds if'you four-bet when you're out of. l'JOlsit ion, although it's still profitable,
,

,li:.Jl!1_~,

tcr is

,~,I.~,I!I!i.o.

'm;1

.'ul" ~
f~

,~!l'i:.\I.l~,

"''"~"'

ck '~l,U"U, r ..-:!I'1ji il)"':::''''' (";~

"

,,'OI.I-!l'lb~~

'IL,. U'~!iJ.'u.l,I,~,,·

ecome verv'.Y. _ ,i:.lI. ,b!

'n;"; 1 ,til. " Z:-: !l;:PllI. ,;':;',"", e .r-o, v. ;':;"[--'1' '. ;::;.,~l' U,3 .
I~

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if" 'I

t:'~IlI). ILI.II:)

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i)l., ~

1 are on '~"';'IU"'~I'~Iji·g to ..",,,, l' t l u.. bljJ." u: , ~

' 1;/'
iI.!,I,,_,

u~l.

~ ,UJL

~~I'ff !,~,"'_',A-, lK: .'~ ,,'~iI,!I,llI. with A'- .,. ", ':K' ""I1l.'"'l
'If!" .

are three-bJlJ!gJ"'1- ting with J"J+ ~.>,; "' .., !I.!,~.

ll~" ~ ~ It!.!. '" -:'
Elf-~
'II ~

!i,J.II.,

,r::~T, ~l l'Lr., ILl .U" '-t:',T"I--]!.,."]''<~ UlJ.lll

,I_~ ,;~I_~,

'It]' eh ',S.. 'r:-~T,Dl.llI, ~ a,.... cards or 'b' l ..u"U,.~_::' ~ th~.~,~'I adwav !i.r.i5l lll~ U,' 'f"e:)' .• ""u
!I"~)

'.'~.l'11 : 'in"."

'I!.,.,;:,;; U~

,Il",;;;" .... '.-~b ~ .~/i:IL~, ']""1' 0" ,'"

,1]''iPp]-: ....,•• Jml situ ""I, ~'"11ji '·'~';ir .,~, "ve ,U,IU. U ~Il, e U "U,.lLJ.~!UI, ,j; ~ lu,Cl !W .,~, 'iO",I.L_ n . '\7""U'f"='1!.. ""i'1' "W' ,J.~

them A- 'Lr""1ni(1 thet l~,'---'".Il. " ,1'~I~U!l,UL l~IUl

""U","" ¥Yv

should ~m-~,._·.IUI,J.._·

'(~"~",",11l ~,L,l~."~,

consider .Il:I. four-bet ~ .. ,•.1I,~,Uv.,

,LJ~,

'1l-.1~U~]"'Iji;;)" UJ.,Jj"lil..,!I'I~

,iI,J..!iJ.,,·

more '~~~IQ:
il"'\..,:.;11

"-C"')

y,U,

'"',f the !t!J,.-

time
J...~:I".'

'W' ",I,~,b",

'hen we
Ylf

. .:

ger three-bet and are holding K.Q" 'we either fold b ecause 'we are afraid of being dominated
'\¥e d-e); o' b ecause i'll,s to c strcng a hand to fold against s
~,'li,

(Jot

'we call,
to,

81., particular

four
<,

'IL..~~ U ~!L

"",'n'11lI,,'g..'bll." ]"'1 ' . o:::.JI.

Dl!l-~,

l' ',.-~.t ',r.'", b'I J], J:u , .;;; "" rlr[";::;;;r ,o"'pc
1

What we should do 1:5consider turning R'Q into ,a "bluff" and start four-betting more, Wifh the card removals, there are only 24 combinat .see why 'K'Q is
stack off w hh,
vier)'
iCHlLS

of AA,-Q Q.IAK,. It is -e.a~y to

pcwerful

to four-bet bluff 'With given that there ate 3{}% fewer hands Villains 'w]11

'c'

--- .. -" '. :k"" -,~ ~,~ .~'k.;:,,,. p.r-e:nul1i1.1l!,U,iiiLI1I!1JL8 ,•sucn 'Dl!S

TT'
....

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A-:'

'K

''\7'," l'~!'1J

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Ul, ""can ';;;'0'.,.", ""J WOUJ:lJI,never ,,-,",'~l ,Dl,ii;lii:1LUJL;n '•.it'·;;;;~ I. ' en- ~J.

thei ,re -raises ~" ..'.j.'L. A·... or-, 'VV' A_-,.-" neu P ' ,;;;,",",,Wl.UL , ~."
!I,JI.._

I"",,\;

0:::.,.-

en

11],

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nosi ,II. "',"7 t~~a ti

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I-~."

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rr-bet these 'It """I'/c!li,? 'lr,oliI'lji.'"'l"", '" e U b1, 1.~.~:.1i.· ,1.~,i:.'oll.~.llL~

.I.~,I:';'U,!I,llI,~ iii.Li:!I

'''l''ii'"lr ltV ,I.~,., •.~,

en ':,X,O"_ i.' U

/l"", UI&._.I

'[-:Lr 'J'., . I.~..

I"'·

:l!,

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fIfl"."

,;j.'1t 'I~ !l.l~,. JK.

in

ettin . 01,1 '1- .. yf'1"';- WI. ':,',-,,.- f,.- r-bettin -If,-,. -,- .";.- '-,- 'I!.. you '1.-re . ,ge lm"g .-"',- 0, me with U yOlH,-, ,u{Ju,rnet lI],g ,~.[eq,l!I.e:lJJ.cy .. ,-', - -,' you, LIe-cause
'C,-.,-,.':,'1'--'-

,-;'1 C8I.n'1-

that '. ,.'-;:,-'-r-,' --," '--, navetna n1!81.mypremtum

'I-, """,,",. U: ....... Slfi:!L'

,U61fil.!J[,;'!;.

,1-,.,., - 21 eo,

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't-'L. o:::.v- 'W' ']!' .1~,~,;. '.-',.

11 ,

start can in,g yo LILt late po,S ition sl-ei!il 'W ith, hatil,d:s \$u!ch as ](J+, AT+" ,suh,ed
frmtIJ th,,e 'bhm1-s. ,P l ,6t}'l,.n,g
'-:-1.""'--'-1'"

-oo:rU:!l,.ectO:f~, 'l'l:!i.'ei

an,d, y,ou!:r-e

This; :rliJal,es th,e'oJ ea\$l,e:r h) :play ,agailll.:st 'bec-au~e you hJave

,'.:' 1,-,·,'.iJ1·", '~-'':''''l--l-','-:.

initiative

11],

-'-'i

, "-'h ..ot~ JW sl" hO,1JI. WIt, I' , 1'- j) f"money 'b.e'h".In(] ,. .

'~'··~··i,...-Il-:···i-"

--'1',"1

tOI

!(jlt

s'i1:0'V'e,
D:

hIs lab~ 'pO-Sill-Oil].

'l':Lr"" ,""'" 'n"';:::'; l~,~
,i..,i:.ll, "
,Il~

(Jipelll..

If :h:e h,appe:I]:8 b) h,av,e a ,Itand 'and

~h()iwhim. Hutl

],I':rrL, nOil

,g,~A'I].,g h) ,~d:l

th..e:r,e aIll.'(]. l.et him abruSle t1.i:e. If ,]:do ,g·et ,a'w-a"V 'with mv ~ fcm.t:='bet b~,u:ff.,]' 'will :Wour--1Jet 'bluff "the I!I!ex:l ti:nle ~
,"~linin ~,UI.~.,!I, ("iilji !i"
~<"' ~<O':

""'""t- 'roe _'r' ' I"~e' '0' 1"" ~

,.'_!l, I:J_L ~ "~ ,
'~;II

T-Lr,,,,, " ,e\~-"ilji ,U.I~" f"'-i[' l~,~ '[.-e'"

"

i:.'olri.~~,

•.

:J,

,j,'k ,j p IL\~-~,l/~

~'e'" I.~

'['.'It ""l', l~,~,~ 'n"o,',Il~,D,' 1.,''l"k· ,,,,,~ '~"" I"'~'''-el~JDL 'It ""I~ !l..rl~"f.

,I' '"" 11;:i' '~~l-",·· ....r"'" l'-J." Cii];'y· I;::;' ,~Pf-~ u, ~,~UI, ~

,1l' 'l ,,!=~,~ 'l'lr,""

happ en

'10

be in a passive me od and ha ve already allowed Vill ain to get ,away 'w uh three-bett irn,gme a
I shut down and wait for the nuts 'because 'Villain is anticipating
I ,"', ','~ ,,_", ",' ~I

'few times,

f:oiu:r:-'[let

frOIi::t me and 'will

, -,' th.. a, ,'-111 maneux er wnn A"',-'Q"'" anlJL 77 t,,rp e it " 'h ·"iL · , '111.r'i . U:5e ne~ 11- ,'u,anlJl.:5.

Out four-b erting size should b e ,g;ligb,t ly more than double the amount Vill ain puts

In,

For

example, if Villain three-bets to \$,1 O~],we should make it \$.234 for a shullar size) since it is an amount '

'we woulduse

if

we have 'Q'Q+!AK,

tOI

to ,~h,OIW'we 'ale committed

b) calling it cv[f" Alth';;:')ilj,gh 'we are intending to get it in preflep, 'we 'want
'IN uh

hands sud], as JT/KJ that have great equity again st out'

hand, Thus", 'we do 'I],ot mind them lFoldin,gand giving us the dead nllH],ey inthe 'pot.
,~,. '"'1 ~,.".~,,, TL~ rour rth 'O:PdCH]' ,U,,,,,, u .~ A "",;a ~,.- -o(;"iOf'L.,~. 'e.'IJI.lJLQIJI,["'LI,bl U,II. ,~II. ,'l" .. ,- "
1J),[,iiI,

:'f!;

l~'

,11'("

'I:U' '(,;'-'1. .. ,

....

]]

/J .• heck ,,,.";:;,;;,; ~ (i' . £'I ~., '-'I.IJI:IJI, "'"1(.;; '-I DI.]..;Jo I,;.' J!..I:iJ;pc;j,.- ,,'Lo:::.--~ ,J'0'U. en wn...... n
,",' ,'~;<"

,(."I .... , ..

,~.l,0IP (}\'
A, -.. ,~, " 'iJI.[&

"'",

en; '~~'''''I;'L W im
~ -~

';:'L

..

g gutsnor,

'j.,e:I.,· ..' j

.. ' .. ~ ~ an ~~ (JIP e n.

W,

£'I

J!,],Uj,1.U, 1JL[.i:!1 W,

(i'L

,em, " .. ,- "

(}I

,., -,

(J1'!j,1

,,~ •.

er -I:! ~

,~,

'!iN 1. u

'Ith a
;c:

'I!..o(;":b;a·

~DL'C;KIIJL()'01.r

r-, ,

-,

.il"I,

,u.LUI.~ I.U. .

,,:;.L.

w,

''\J''." 1!:

oU

,-,

'!iN 1 "

·"1] .....'I!-.,~r'.... "l,~ '~lo(;r- , 0PJ1\' IUIIl;jJ.Y p' 4."1

.f",,,,-, ,u,'!i,iI

The fifth,

Opit ion is 'h)

'S. izes,
l,Jf.

can in JI osi ti O([IJ , Before caj Hug, it is h.1ip ortant to pay' attent 1.0:111. the to less
than 12'0B.~" it is
'I.'Lr,""~''''' l! ~,!Ior.r.}.t..
'L~, ... ,~p- '~p'ro:::.. 1-~,i:,;.LI-Ll,'U~~ b J,u

o .:.

111(),:re
'!i ,DI,,, ._.

profitable
i:J!-@

to

preflou .. with nrettv n, .ILl 1'"' Ill~, J:~"' ,'~

'lf1f

,e.-Ul"1·,I·,o:::i.,11...cnnectors"a ~ _' lI.!i.lllI. . UV .1.:1.. ' vl .. A] J'l.. ,ft· ,1L1~,1i.} .. I,~, .~'(-v.. '"
'l... ,~":rI:

i:J!~ . ,.~

. IJ) ~

.i:,;.L

,J.,.

value ,"'''''l!,~,u stack K

,jdLe,'::;' 1~1l i:.1!.'
~:" ,1,:1,,]

'1,'0'1 "_"
"~'" Il~

gets sm,'"~]er .
~l ~ ~'"
i:i_L~, ,!w,

,iI

ough vou r
I
'~~"I

is re -ra in ii)' ]. ight ani'~ ,:ul'lb I,~,II. ,llIJ

" .
"i:,:I, '1' .::i,1I li:;i~,

'!i

,,::Ir 1.~,al].lJLS wnen

,J OU

/'1::,;--·1',,. 'L:'-F
IJLOI], II.

,:L:,._,;'

C;ulr~ to "'1],' .0 p"ay

",:''',',j:L ·'1,1

wnn

ana your
-a. ,',

,",

'~I'

second 'barrels

'W ith

a :011.d b) high freq uency, ,A. gainSii these '2l,ggre5\$ive

Uirip'(.H],e:[['ts~

I'm calling all. my

tOI

premium hands as; well, My default line is to call, can" call 'because he is jl,.l.5.1 ,g-oit!l"g he'!s not the aggressi ve type" l would float
~'l.. ,~!L1 v

If]{JifrS
,1i:.J_L. !w.,

L.'

it .a'way. '\iVel'll. talk more

out11..1'" nlavin
tl-L,l

0 1·!I',b '1"1 Ij.J. .~l,

.r-;, ost-flon,r" JL J,

'~'rfi !lAll-!l~

"Three-Bet
...

ook,.

ill

The 1 OOI!l,Oep~, hen playing ast w

p:ret'kJtPis to take into, account 'which p osition you are .op ening If 'UTG o:r ens and yo u call from the
that both
(1::[

frQii,n and what y,()ur IO]JP onent's P (Jig ition is W'hen he re-rai ses you,

,M,P 0t file 00" ltls unlikely that the blinds 'will squeeze without a strong hand conslderiug
y'Dlur plrelf1.(JI:p :r~I!I,geg are strong,

If' someone (J"peril;s from the ,CO and yo,u, flat on the ']8.TN, a blind is
,;:;1 ,j,'Lr' "ii'Q- U~UI;.J:[ 'f-' Df!I] tUe >; L~ l !,~.r ,u.[
,""",,_'~;::;.-U ..... , , I ....

more alt:lit'h) squeeze since COls ranse is 'wide and vour range is 'weal, the maioritv,~ ofthe time, This is a ,i""' "1. Ii;-,~,~ ~ sit "iI,j, " ...H .,,'!.yo:::.- ..~ lt'se ,,':;;'.' .... l[CL,P SJ l1i:lll h..",~. "'!AI 'u,,,,,re 1. ::lo ea::!oy ,''''' ,j, '... ~I l J'
.. 'L,;:;'l,':"l CL 'uiDLlJ 1 UDL

~fh:ey see QQ+
,0:[

'W

(Jtp'e:11l.

\;Vhe:lli:ev,e:r

d_.;;_)

Let's ,g'o

these

hands and ident i:ry the correct freq uei1l:cy 'if).

so.

flop composed of K,~ 3+ 7'.'j ,acheck-raise 'wHI help U,S wina big IH)''l 'with ,AK,and j\,A lOt a

variety of

reasons. ]I villain holds

from the blinds in order

,50'01 ething

like :KT,_,,K~Q"e might ha ve folded to us p:r,e:~:op if 'we re-ra ised h

to avoid domination, However, on the flop, 'it's difficult for Villain to. gel ,@.'w'ay
]I Villain is holding something like A3 or ,A7) he 'win have a hard
()1U1.t

(Rtf

U~

:ran,ge. This

those hands,

'value
'jV'.' .,.

t1,()im:l' r

Ianv '.l'
,~Ii:.1.

<I-!l,~u

'l"~;'''' '!..,;:;'[;"1 .l;,')! 1~_i:A,U.

to nla•. ,L.,;r.;.;I _, t.;.~, from the blinds ~,i" ,'CA.,] r "ii? ~JtJ ,~J, " u ll~,· LJ .. ,UI,~
'1..,:",. U.l.l, ,,;:; ,~"'l. i:l'L,,,,~j,

~i:.1.

,;:;

late opener ,i:.'-I,lv

!W;"
~I.~,!io.t\

"'"'r'ii(1 i:.'-L!MI,llI.

wonder ,UI,~,
'If!"U,:

',.'1..,,;:;,,.

'Om

TIt,;::;,-,,~u,ij U ld , he k-fold-s-that's '",:Ir,T! , ,i'~'~,J ,IJL n , ,t-iJ J.IJL n~'L::!;

,,.'1..,;:::,;

II.U",

easiest ~,,11i:A."1I.

'i!-

a l,(JlW' 'with, Out pocike'll)ab'? What typically happens flnp

f. •

afterwards IC (!rives the aouressive nlaver 'an, advantage: Broadwav turn and river cards allow Ebr him to Ib.~r-'"
'If.

-,~ anu AQ"ft_'.

()(1lI

to
~ -.

(jut'

sets on the flop and later

streets in order to. let them hang them selves, Another solunon is

+ .a1i.i.1JI, I e-rai .,--,~

--,.c ,"

"~".

se ",."j.'L W,h.u.

S [112.\ , ,

II ,-.-..'I~- pal.[,5i;. .F (;H':;!I!<.'ell

I' ,. ",-,

"0. :"..ne ,':T:'!f ,·'lr,·.: 000, '!Umgs .• ,'.:' Ci.l!, 1I.1,~,e...-.-,]~"k"'," " ..,._ , ":

.' 'n.. -, ;1l"I,., ll[iJ,g aoout ,~ na tti i u

A':.', ,_'_,

;Q+ rroru '~:lr: lJJ.l.Iil.IJL:5 is ,~'L;., t you', ,.,' extract a lc rio, 0], ',- :' 1ue '~-,' 1I.1,~,e ,1' ": rna " ,. can ..: .OIL ",£" va '.
i ; -!
'~I~" I' '._ .

~'I- -', '-":1,..

u;

on an, ace-high :flop. How rnany times have 'we opened with ,Af!'T~ from late position and smiled on an
A.3 9 rainb
respon- (]' '.
. ..1':, . "f "I

OrW

fi.()'p? The e.. xample on "the next pa,ge demonstrates how rhe player in, :p osit ion is forced to

'because lB.B 1::5 either :rejJiresenting the nuts or air;

);"., II ~,!io..1 .ftl .tL.;::;.
,i.'J.DL,.

\$'

r.;...1
L"

"H" ,~I,!..-..! ' ' ' "' ' '

'I!"" hoping_. 1p'1p~ .;,,,, ~ '~-:;,,~ .;, ,.-~.v ."~, DD l.~ i:j_~ Ui)lU .It'

,J:. I:' ...... _t_~Ii"!! O·1

confused, .. and when noker uiavers o-et conf used I'""' ,r.""' ~
I~

,rvn::i': \$7.26
CO!' \$1.123

,~

q'i

really do anything but call. This is aituations 'where

into a bluff.
''V'CYU ,~
J

OI1l:e
J

of those

11II~- ..OP~. .. '. '.'", , "'L A' • T. ,crt 'f'~' - '" "H"era. 19: 'S"T"N' 'Wlh~,_",;;,,;;,;;,,;; I ,
I

.

turn vour hand

J'fold~r;;iHero ra is es
.1["1,1

10-

You're in pcsitien and the amount

'0<[

'ILNlom'~' Il~~,llf I.

~C'A5:')

3 .• ,-~..,........ ~.~

Ji;"

!~:;a.oI

S.21~ 1 foldi, B'B calls \$,15

1')1, iJL,~ ~~, ~

)f'iZrt_g_"

ll gel

to

can ,off if he decides

agai - .].Of "i1l11
£'0,." ;.:;,'

Turn: (\$111)

Q • (2 players)

to< bluff the river, So Hero calls and lhe river is an

,,>,inI',,, :',j' .c'l""" ,""eo~. 'ul,~ ,alU 11., '!JL~U..... .U . D'D' D.o
<~t\,,· :1.,. Uu.l]JK'~LI ~

('j

bets

'::!o

101., .

'1.,;.:;,]

.j;'L.,Ua. I, II

~,e

o:::&i --

reallv

'.~¥

,('o,{',! !;;iU

'L...;",

U."Ir~ !

toF

C1

"1""",,,

FDLlf

and a geed kicker,

II)

He's also getting a great price ·B.B might also '0 e belt ing

ED! 'IL' fil '1-:;. .~.eTO ca 1~ S I 3'.0. b I!)et~~".. ~)" I~' j ,Js.: .. BB ShOiW.S .A.K. Hero mucks

satisfy h is curioslty,

,[[smaller ace, Hero calls and ,g'eI8 shown ,A·K. r o

,ft

AQ'"e»

30

IFalcing 3 ...bet's l

Option 1:

F'olld

St~clk Hls 99+

,litQ' ,;1J lM "..•• ...JL

J'

Option 2:

lR.educe Openlnq IRcu1ge

II F ID" >FF'~CU~'IL"T': Ir"'!i II' <'[(Ii 10 ,r: ~a:'Y Ag~liiW1st Four~iBet Il + AI~'
I ,~

lncreese
(1~oe8=id

Option 3:
'~

TT +/AK.,

C/1R Wli'tih:
Option 4,:

C~IIIIIand CjrR,
Hops

O\J'@,rs
)

+-

G LIltsh ot

C'~IIIIW ith :
Prelm lums

Option 5:

Call In Posltlon

SCs, If 12.088+

II

Clhslptelr' 7: A Common ID'iifliiicUllllt Sp,ol

3]

Let's think about playing QQ and ,Ad( from the small blind against CO openers 'with deep stacks,

Ass ume in Exampie 7.1 that 'Hern and GO each ha ve \$10 ()() and the blinds are S.5l~,I O. After investing \$.125" ass urning he is never
bluffing l-'''''''''' ILl"
,.Il,.~.J,
'I. "

rtT ~

'li1il~'I" 1"'"!L_II,!I,

in another !ll~,~,
~I-~, i:lLI ~,~

~,?""I',o: ,~O t J
""

""" !I.~

'lfy
~L .,

i:.l_L

ulLi!

T'U ,!{1,l11.

e- [ij1;::;'O::O;'~ ";t.) • ~,o/ ecultv Io;.'"AJI, 711} =:»

•• _iI,"1i .]1 1;.-1'"[
'" ,

],U,I,

-i[:',-..,.o"
.- ,Or

DL ;,'Ii,n"'~",,

"':Lr'ij-",P'I<!I;

be profitable " " ,Ill

18
;.J,'

II.DL[J~,-

00 opens to s 3:)
Hero three-bets
-:[[,(')1[1.]

note
"~ ".,'

I,

,"

mean a
-

'-r"'

S h' .OJ . e !.O\,

.i -

"I] 'e I,
.-

most
I;

f.",

p. '

fhe SB to \$125

profitable play).

iilJ s

'have ,j aeks ,i n '~i~ta." ge for

'\~fhat if he
frequency x'?' Then
(jut

to Clon,tin ue.
and folds
'W ith
IV'
1 , •• ,.,

is
'W

bluffing
in
XX

QQ
52 4:~
_, iI ... ~

AKo
,

"

'we

404:~
• iI ...

equity needed t,o shove prefitably, we get the

lJrJ+:~A.K
+",cf\.h,

47.4'%
40..,2% 39 - gOA ,~] 18.3'°A)

,

equati ,()illl,;

OC.K-t; .A K,
Of

KK+
,JrIIlJ

" i •• -~

'1J]1:g"-IlLIIl-

re llJ,'._

''''!I'_'11 ,. .F.\.,v ..e i •. • ,I,[

'18'1""1 vant Table ,''''',-'' u ... 'e_·rO-' Equ iti a ,."""lJ .._ u.I:.IL:..
"li1i:,;.L1,!L,

rJ.'.1l-

'E:'.' ..tgu f

fie

~'

f.,'2'~ -;.

Gr:a,riliil,ic

the and 'ume''~iJjlili't;y' ''1;1,'''111' need to s'bJflve',

.Rlgr.J:IDe;\$E!~I!1.l.ati(n1.

'of

3.2

So, :~arexample, if 'we have AK. '(QQ) in this spot and

raising with {QQ+" this ::s:port 'with, an 1. 8,6% (1.3.9°~) frequency for a shove ',\V \$,], () 00 stacks, this me (],el is reasonabl ith

'We

believe our O'P'P'Olil,ent is value re-

AK,} then our equity is 38.8% (4~l2%);(HJt Dp'p0i[!l.e;i:iIt must be feur-bet bluffing in
'h)

'be proflrable,

in and be can't six-bet bluff us.

But lers consider tbe same spct 'with, \$2.1[) stacks, The majorchange 00
and 0","":'[- ~t-i 'n 'r--',"'-:"[ijige,'\len,_",i!"e.t, nlave rs c:L·.,l1lb~ ~I ,I. I"Y- ,U,~'P."Y ~·.-,,'{A.l· .,~
!I. ,U."I _. _ .. 'IL "

is ouropponent's

re-raise
'E.,..:.;. LJ~lD1.K·"I.·

',:ct,· ~ 'irY'1."

11 'L,;::;'la.K_~"."" 'g T T 1a.J. the ...-:.'I-::]!"IJI' ...-:.ll.~,. ~l LJ~

,j•

",IL;,'fJ"'_" ~a.,:rOl

iii

takin 'g

,(JiPll

onent

money in preflop
()if

with, QQ {):rA.K 1:5,g·o,):n,g 'be to

a big mistake. :M:an:ymid-stakes players j ust chalk it u:p to an out 'with their q ueens
.a'J!I,(~,

pcsiticn cooler when they five-bet

run ,2.0OHE:

Jtil.t.il)

:K.K/A,A, every
-,- , -- .j.~ ,--

time. The fad is, our- ,cvprp Q':l:Ii,en:t is bluffing a fa it

"r-' ca "aI1l1l1. -, H,eU:U < 'k. ,--(~ -> ""t-:! " nat ,"",.-- 11 ,,-,~ trapi '1-'k,," ~,-, '1l..1.un,!!¥" nancs, Y~l"--- ,S1. 11 . y\ ere
,i!1 .if'fJ'"V ,""'I ,U,i:iL u r'DLLJ ,"'" 'L.'fJ' 1,1 ,-,;.:;, Hi;1LIJlU _['DL.m
'I!;."
;:;~~'c,.

amounr
, ' ; - "',

-, - ,j.

anaA
,,-

'1.0

U,~I]_U.

,- A ~"L,

j'

E. -,"

.u.reque:rh:I,_Y

'l..

0,"--

I U ....., 0 ,_'L ...r[iJ,~ '1,(\, 'g""1 -",I!" '"" ",

:g"""":"

'11.;.1,-",'1.;.,-, l!J.rq~,e

,-C'I -

,j. ,",,,,"

agai

.... DL ,m ore ·r;.::,·,-;- LlL

'
'...-:.'

'able

'g:e"'" D!-Ill.1J!.W"," ,ex,,'tr -'Wi", o,n] -,,"-'{["'" Lllh, i)!I " ',;::;'" ...-:.,{' ll' iJ ;;::;' ..'
'."'1 ~,

.[I,u, 'U'UT Oppull]_~£iI.

,,0,"

~r'

<"" -

ent' s 'I!.,] .jl"·!F'e. 'Je i::l.yl.ml;;:o- IQ" 'Q'- 'DUll. ~ nun.. :~. iFfll...-:.:" ", - 0" -,u

O',I!. p'Ll'.~hl(},£il.

-,"",e-",~.'

iiiLIJI.

-he - 'fJ' - "11;,"'" ' ", -'0" ne- e-;" "'""':' .'. p li::l.1J._J' 't' r,- 0'1... "Wu., n an ",,...,,,,",-,"or- 'k,1.[ij,i;!' S ullll.,~.U,

,II"I '-," ,e

,U,J.'Op~_,

'but when
generally
'r!-

the flop contains an ace or 'a king it is even likelier that our 'O]Jrpone:nt is 'bluffim,gf ']: would

'call one
~,~

'bet and ,gi'v,e UJ]I if

he shoves
'W"· ,I.~,~I-~. It 8"1'
.. .II.JI~,

opponents ate

IlI:Ot.

that

r!'

rarelv ate thev

qOIi:ma to Ib,~

be

rUlU:!I.1.:nO:
,bl,~.J,U.OI

:200nn bluffs, Thev have to strongly consider the ncssibilhv of. us ,,(. _.,~ ,&~"'
,.~",o:::. ',1~,(lL·~ Lr "'-:""'1,;::;' bi ~
fIR!'

'r ;'::"1'1']""" 'g

,U,[IIi:J.L. ~.!~."'~."' .. ,._~,.

~1"Ll.1 _.

"

,_, . _~_ .

.:Jl

4 _~

in this ~p-":1- P-r ""J!'I ,"in,'" < l~,~ ~,U.J'Ul .. "

,
,i.1I,.!i..J _"

'l"llL'1' ou .;._~ ~

"~

I

V!LIL,

""ir'iiri'iJT","II'li'e[ij-'I- "' ,I,~,"'LI~,~ has 'lr"'-:"1"T«1 l~JDl.a.

lli'L.;::;,--,. wnen we-

']'P' .~

'V,'fJ~lII':" ,Ii;.r !LI! 'Ii i:lJ.

four-betiJ~. ..tina
l
.IUI.

10

(~1II"" !Jl. ,~

".

removal
1,:1,.

U.

'!Ii

'\IV' .

',~.

!io..;i:Jl~, ,II

'~:...-:.ll

'L.T.~)l

K there .-; one less u.... 18 L

"j
,0,, ,-,

',=::;0

'1~"'--1I

"' -)l '"", ,!Kln~anu on e less ,i:.iI!l;..i- 'e :', .ess "",{'o ]J[I

the uecx, T-l.8T'""" an 'v,n".! 1Ik!i'!lolif 'fJf!1 deck inere --e lv 1Il~,n,!!, I,L
,Tit'-:
,i:,il~

-'--'-T,~.)l !ol:pIHJI~e!i,!l, to

'~'T':'-"'~'.'

slX

een,
--

'''l;l·r.''l-'I., '!f'!fl u

;1.. '" a ueep-, va.] .ue Jr_ ,--,'~, rour-nettrng

!,~",--,

,-,;:;"-,,

"f'" A-'U}- our range or J USl rvv+ ",..,'A.·, ,-- ,-, opponenr ij; ..NU';;.,
j,
,,-,-,T,,--,

,t:'

1\$'

a whole wno ,e

Additlcnally; A'K Can 'be a lot tougher to play'

['-'[i1J,

()II,3t

of pcsition in a

massively bloated

:POiL

10

more likely

h)

'be tough to fold.

:;if,our

You have the math at your disposal; now it is. your job to accurately assess
:ran"ges. Are they taking JJ all the 'w'fly preJl10p wJ~,elll.tbey :[oUt-bel' .at

opponents'
[lii,ey "['eaH,),

S 16f)[} s;l~(:;ks?' ,Are

'bluffil1l.o 'With, fhe ,corr-ect :lfre(1uen-cv 10 ,al~:CliW you to. ,cant i:nue?' 10. '1t,~
r:'l

II

Clhslptelr' B: 'FIllolP~ The Wo,nder' Years

Players enj OJI the feeling
,0:[

J']!

'1'1

talS1Ill,g preflop

and making

a continuation 'bel on the flop,

frequently winning the pot 'with, air. Thus" it's not a surprise that the majority of these players make the mistake of contlnuation bettineb. almest everv time thev raise 'ntelIkjtrll. ,~ r ,I"'
'r.'l

Mathematically,

'r.l

'rl

The

0:[1.

UPI 'W

ith s b et

,O:iJ1

the

turn,

Again ~r an OPiJi onent

()if.

who makes lots olf cont inuat ion bets but usually checks back the turn, ]: 'would check-call a lot
range

rrlJ:Y

(pairs, gutshot

'W he

0:['

'W ith

:~0!J11 etimes

(]li:!l.

lbe

river b ets, I'm more incl ined

to. check-raise the :[].o:p 'with, 'blu:Iff~" semi ..bluffs, and :~lJ;r value. 'Let's elaborate on :my choices of'action,
T~rL.:::.. - '~'-", "'If ,u ...... "iN

e defe -,:'Il fror '-I th 0:::. bl.mus !Jl. - .I!.'....,I],!Jl trom u"" i"J ",I rls

,0(3

[jI,I;;;I;::d,l1~

ilJ"'": ,-1 st ,"'""i:iLII,, r u e iti ''>i '. .:;.;r ]ate ;:!L si ion (J ,c

,t",

.e:.

I'::;;" u _ 11",,[~,,''>(ur-,

,j.L,",,'

l!,~ (iI,1],

Villain's

He
!(::2,H],

'tt)

:[]QJ1&; ill

appty tremendous pressure on a variety of

l;CHJlf5

and the

make c LILt 1ives mi serab 1e, Therefore, 'we should ask oursel yes.'([ lew' quest
hand,

,",.Jot
,::!o,

,,

,u)'L.,

,i:iI, ,

Ih_J '.

,,~i:iI,

'V'

'u,,",,,,,!Jl

n ;::;;0:::.1 t ''>, '1]']'1i:!L!K,,", to ",L,O::;; U ,U '"

,j.~'I~,o::;;

li:!LIK,,", ,.:1.. lU

, .)l

".' ···'ff' rus nann. 'Ie' .. , ."J. neelJ), two .. , more 'u.., 'els to get 'V'~l .arn '(j 'k"~. 'k, .,",l ,JC.-xam,p WO' q,r I!)'a[n~: o ·,·t' ,~, ,\$ 11
,.,·c.·,' !,

I"

es,

(;I'J!,

...

s: .sUCI,~, ... ~'k

£1." ..".

,l1l:0,(1':5 J,,[iI:C ..

",

·'1uce ,~"

,J '-"-0

,;:OA

'!lJ""Z'

t:: .....

T'• ,,:::0::,
_,

"2··" .......~.......

11,"

fi.1 7. ~~,

and,Ut
DL

"7'. f'S!

fii& 711!1Z"

T',,&
"~l.'

JiJ,,~ j ']' ,ft'JI.U).,. U I !,I;i:J:L, ,~'! ,

~J

tion allv
~"(" llLo),

,1-[LDlI_!l!llI.~

'I.;-

","'n

J"" '~:L:-,o;;"j. j'"' U - J. '~,'Ir::;.p''''' Jf1·0:n Io"!' aren 1'.1 'n eel II ; !l~!DLIl .ILl. ',.[_0-: ~ i:.1!., !i..\UI..
~,!ior.i."!i.,.1

Ib!"'J

~< "

T1',;::;'rv 'Ii !u.....) ,

""I:!?·o:::.OjI T'1r e·V "lII 0-.' "'11"'y·' ' t';,'!! ~t8. ....,r'Ci.L 'J'".'r · 'n,"' ~ ,U,l~.,!,b , . ,I.~,.·..;."'
L~~;i:,;.L".,

,!.~,i:,;.L"!i!i;.r

!Lo)
rtf)'

j, I.".

m ind cent inui =.ll

.
VV..I.!L zl"~... 'r'''.'!!' ,!, 6Im,

,,>,,

W ';::;' snou .... .,_,'k .".

,I.

J ,!Jl ""l

'........,_.
l!,.J

'I''>' ~, '.'" 'E~:',l.rL. ""I' "~, "V· ', ll'", " -'I,:;, " '0 an ."!;w,,,,,r l<11~, '!,tV,I,MI is ...l. , ,,&1.1]. ,ct.
"<!Ii"" ""

c'

nDLIL.

",",j,

river
,,!L'!i ~i"

""0(3'[-"1'":
!i..J'CI.,~

cani
!i.i:Cl.,

"~''~~,I, ~~i::I. I"'Ii"';::;'~'L;iU["O::;; 'k ']' .~. ,~l~,.",

m'i?""~

J. 9.
~!I.J,
'~n'

26" Rrt

9" T6.
,(iIo'A" ~ i:A.,I.~,l!I,

These type~ (yf lflop\shit, YOlll:r preflop calling range because you can have two
rd g'" in !,.,.j<
6L'~ ,~l

pair and sets, If your ill,opraise gets called, there are a left of turn cards that y()U can bet: those that
comel ,!i;.l - th e draw ~ .... ete II:U, - lll. 'rfi,'1l
ID'r-'(~''''' '1-~::L~ ..:;,r,v-,(',,~ l!I,~.. .,.;, 1:_ (i_ A':-" ,[) ,"-J.i;.lI.U,'I{T i:,;.I;,~' !i;.~L, ... i:,;_.f,;

toush lu. I~IU,

op
~

_ ,'rFC~,'iji;:::'l'ii'i' Jo;."~,I,~,!w.I,,!I,II.,

'l':L.;Lr,('" 'If!'lU,~

Jl'1 i'\""~f"

,.~:o~.-,

'1' ~~;::!J,,,"

i,":.jli'j',;::;'iji iT~ir'fi UJl,l~I=!I, UI-!,I,

these drawy conneeted beards, you should consider check-folding if you ate cut ~)rpo,siti(J':m. fyou ate ]
in :po,sido:n~,consider checking behind and taking a free card if'Villain check-raises a lot,

Cards that pair file -bula:rd are ihe worst tn continue bluffing 'with, because they decrease the numb er of hands in yout' :t.an"ge. ,Ad;c]JIionally, Villain might ta lk himself
pair was counterfeit ed, One should limit his cont irtuation bets as well. There is no exact '(1 ercentage :~Cyr.-it Just
"" .'[-e~. ,I,"

1:l:II.tOl

believmg that

y-Oltf [W'O

make
'J'(!
'L~

,~~I!iJ. ,

'U,.,~I.'.· ~

.~,~,

,i:;.l

,~I,~~

1!lJ.Il

l.JI,~,!UI.UI..

hlii ••

""I]' ,','n

,'U1,1.!I

L. LJ~.

en J"n;l)'
II.

.IUI.,~

;:::'~i""r'l" v1i I~.,,~-r-

.Il"! .U.J:u.,&:-':11

,e'ln

,I~!I,.-"

,¥UI.~U",

il-. 'J''" ll~.

L~

tb ""I
l~l~

continuation bets are expensive, Additionally, 'by giving your 'OppOlll.en'l:-S a IH)t every once in
he'll give
Y6U

while,

not '~O'win

yQlII,

0:1" bluff-

everv not, ,~ r
,21n~, BTN

is rarely discussed, but is cr itical for ga'rne

fl.'CliW

considerations,

'When ynu o':pe:[[l, from the :M:P' the 00" it is '('0 y'OU[ advantage 'to have an image where 0,:[
che ek -fol ding a few ':A()p~after

:r'O ur
y(~U

preflcp '('Jpe:ning is called,

'You dorrt want the :pe:rs:o:nto your left playing in yrnn:r pots or floating
want

10'

'¥OIU

them

bJi

out

o,:f, position

play
, 'i!'l

,aoaillst
I~

V(UII"
<r.'l

Against

on. a

j.. JIt C

of

&1)'

'with because

'bel the river, :R would also defend, 'with, a lot of

'~O' check-call

high, cards hands such as AK,-AT/K.:Q,-:KJ from the blinds. These hands ate great

lew

:[lOIP,S

they have decent equity and 'we :rnay have the 'best hand at times, "'Me also get a 'bet when
,a

an,,A/KiQ lands and we make

pair because Villain is. likely going to, bet at those cards, Our high card ]I you, are :r,laying against an
)-l'fm.

holdings also decrease the chance a!f Villain holding an overpalr, aggressive
I .

~

I()f.

,~

strong ,hand, do no'~check-raise, Check-call all the wav,

:M:(}st, :playe:r..s 1ike te 'r eel lf1:op!\$'when they hit a pa if (~iFiP onent's hand range, When the Iurn card 1. ands, they often
,2l

W' ithout

thinking too

n.1J ueh

ab CHd "their such

'W'Oil:!l:a,er

what

t C) do next, ,0 bvieusly,

decision is

easy ifwe hit

our gin card, What ifwe don't hit and ar,e fac.img a bet?

AI

continuation

'bet

'Before 'we decide whether to 'E"~'" -._ e . x,a.m, p,~

He wi II J. , .. ... 'ifl'],

call, fold, or raise, we should consider what part SB: \$.594,

of,~.,t~,.~ his _
'L. ""'I]~ (~ ,I.~,~ ,lll. "a
0

vlll.J .. '10

,",'ILl' 'P."Y

'j".:!" ,II.IJ,~

Q'. IU ~

'with his overpairs/ set s/two l'Kal.:r~l draws, '\~Ti 1this 1

UT(~,: 654. 9 0 S

,opp orient bel w ith his missed overs such as AJ.- ~IF'::, \$fl.4!o.t,n ,Ad{~?'S econd
(It 'W

BIN: \$.515
C)':E

J,J en this :[]:DP'?,'

Let's say Villain '[J,eIStwo-thirds

file :p'ot ,"reflJop:: (\$9') Hero 1.\$ 'with. 899'. CO

to \$,18i, Hero calls

with
, ,. '

JJ and, 'we raise his flop bet. What :r.an,~e of .Ifo.ld" M:lP"raises
'W
.~. .' , ," I" .' , .' , .. " ,,', .' " , , ,

S 18i, 3folds

':;\t

\W(JrlI.1t

he has

hand like AT

0,:(, II,.

aaa

against a range of set~t,c(]o.]lJ{,)! raws/fl ush uta w d

wi th an ,Vverc ard .... l~, Uti
'ifl" .

~------------------------------------~
""

i::l,

1i.

,I..

i;.L,

Cl~" •. !I,
._

cal 1

".'~l·
"if)(

:j~'i"l.. ,ll.~,~ ,~I"~, t, ~'i'ji"el i::l l~,a 1-!l,l1I.~, l~,.

sucb

he wi ,.1 'k ~,,_~... P "'''I'M1'~ di..'ffi' I~'C:"'1,t.' ~b '~"'"W" ·'iJ·T,.;[_')~,,jon '1 Q"ue.~~" ... "ilK. " 1~ !4" llt
l~,i:Jl '!11 .3.U
.!I,J,. ~ ,J.. _ !UI.

l!i..J.'

,'1n, U!i.J

could kill his hand, Agalt1l.8t, 'a

'O!;.'Jt:rJ,tp etent

.()ippo,:nelJi,l who

'Wl,U often shove the river a1fter 'betting the tum, on the listed turn cards." J1 en this flop doesn't leek that
,b

Another type of beard cne should often float are Axx flops, This is an, even b etter

'play if there' s.
flop s a nd
,1i"I,<'\""'1 ,PIol:I J!,J.',.m

.a flush

'O,t
c

~

(}Iii
': 'f': !I."

the
c.

:f.l.'(Ji),.
~n-

....DI.,

nlavers
,~
'I

'W' i11 auto-confinuatioe

(l("i i '1';, .I!i..I1I.O'i!1;' l. IJh,J,11I. I~, i ,T'I":"~' II.

b et Axx

,DI.[

the fl',op. "~"i lU:

J!,.

'If'f' ,J (lUI.
'~_",T

If vill ,i:)d.IJJ. lJI.iJ, a ,j'Ir "',,,, ,""~, does lLuIS" 'i "I,

regular who continuation

vou' 11know,
II!!

bets 9t)% ofhis range on an, Axx lJ1.CJpnd see what he does on tbe turn, Then a

A,gainS't regulars

UT'G preflop raising range fthere are

lot of them in
:[]!()pc:5

current ,games) consider fl{}ating on paired :flo'ps such as 2.2:Q~,13 K ,: and :5 SA. 1Jo ok for
hit your preflop calling :r,alll,ge 'but rarely give these tight regulars a
.gtrOllg

that

calli,

,I;.)

'I'Y

fI'~"in,i:!u~,IJI, "W' ,,o::,'iji'~ ,U,J,.... .

~.<

.r ']'

, '"

1] " :L,.,:;...... ~f~"'i,~,~l ,''>i[iji ,.. he. '.'''I-I]i , . '. ,I.~, .... ...":k. l. IW ~,IJI, LL,., II. U. lu.

l,~ D read ed Small Pair s be

'F~ layers often have prcblems 'playing medium po cket pairs such as 77
The tum is a j ack, Obviously,
h)

99 P (JIst - nOIF' when th,ey

The flop comes .2. :5 T.

don't hit ,a set. For example, Villain opens; from the 'DO., Here ,c'61.11s from the .B'B. Hero check-calls,

'Villain will Eire with a msjority of his :l,~nge here,

Hero, check-folds the turn or he'll have a difficult ,gULes'son the river because Vill aim 'will. likely :fire at

•r?II!

'I?-

The problem

is

(Jut

check-raising

frequency is sCJ!ow that l

'Cliff

'we won't ,b ,~., u:ff. Ad (j,i tiona 11 'Villain doesn't often have a stroneIb. enough hand to stack O'et naid v" '.
'Next time try check-raising actuallv hold ,t'" nretend
'r.'l 'r.'l

either;

on a flop of.2 .5 T and see where that leads you.. Instead of the 77 yo,u .55 and ,r, nlav like it 'You will find
'r.'l ,',--. ,. ,--,

'YOLII,have
,I
'j. , ...

n.l(j{[€:
re
,- ... ~, nor,

folds than
'U._

you
'r.'l

expect,
'j""

.. -, ..-·r .... . 'I!o. ..• D· on ·Ij, W(l[[j' - ,aUOUI ,~,

II.

lUm,l.I],g _Y(HJI,

nann

L .,--,~

1.111.11.01!J1',ULJ!.. a1 ..u

',-'II-

- ..

'I!..

,1lX"'-'~

'V"

I lULiI.

'I... -

][OU are
Co,"

'1"- ",-l]flH,g

lI.iJl ra

'j'

ke ce

21 , ,"," ,~;L. ... IIJI:Own me

check-raises that c flen, Another line to take against players who fire toe :many barrels is flatting from the blinds with,
prreniJium hands, These aggres si ve opp onents ],ike river cards weaken our ran,ge_ By check-calling
tOI

fire 'barrel after barrel when t hey feel the tun], and

'with hands such as ,KK./A.A,you'll get paid o:ff. Once

,81.

they catch on that you do slow-pl a:y s omet imes, t hey wi ll barrel :you less and you' 11have less of
time playing these small pairs, Another line

hard

is tbe river check-raise and we'll get there tater in, the

Exercise :8.1.::Next time V()U ulav a session, write down h '1'1';',0::,'lJIi '~.r '1':1' e~ ""T.) • • ,.....h .'1r.: C' "" ~ 1 ~;L 'e 'r "'"nl .. '1'~:Lr ,0::, 'ri-l .... lJli ,~Il'~. '1]'1' ,~.,. C1[" l~u.¥¥ IN.!_~:Ul...\K_"_ i:.1!J.. ttL·· Jj,J.u.r"' II.I,~, d che... lJ..J m, ," :I~. ,;:l ' " .T.,£", anu en "",IK. 'Ik "'1.:1.. 'I urn, ana ri '\ ,.T..,ut Q.I!, P .',;hi ,"-'''-i Q m on,
'If. ,~:"' 'r.'l

t'~,... ,; "

",Lll:,;:l,

',,)

t ,."_~ ,~I(.!i.-_.!UL
'C'

o::!I; ...

'ifIf

:it "

'i:.'-l

,II-J.,V..

f3' ;

f3' -

".,}<.'!IIr'
I;A,

,j"

A'"
I;.;I(;_;.

H (JlJN' I11any times

have :you found yourself in, sit UaH(HJl s where you raise plr eflop, b et the Flop, Th],8 is 'a 'pRjI'bably the biggest leak al,na:ng low to mid-

and 'bel the turn" only lCJ!give up on the river? stakes players,
section, t endency,

Obviously,

the solution is to empty the dip more often but that's not the point of this
over situations where you can take advantage of players

Rather, we'll

,g'o:

who have such a

.. ,j."·~··i' Tir' nrst thi I"1= ,~ ~, 'sU'i;;JUH,iJ, co IS; "''''',''11";" ennon to ,} ,~ers '. :Lr"~'" """"]1 net,( ne 'f,."j. nms 'Y'OU ··'Lr··'" 'L~' '~"', ,".,_F ,~ a !Jav o r~ ,..... ~ WnO W u 1J1a~~
'u..;j.

'k

.a-

I'J,J

,!J),

river; Held'em Manager

t,,,;, ... 1~1K:~,U:lJ'·,llI.;I! (;','1-. e 'v ~.·_~I"~,I .~,'I~, ''"'''l.c'J
._

'O't

']P',ok,er:T:racker'will help with thls. When players check,

'I",~ 'Il.;. ;:0>;1" l'~1 !LIv.

IliJL1IIC'h,
lu.I

,of fhe time lt's

~I~"II

A" ·ft" er
,",I
I.

",1]' aJ..,

,.:"".,." rldn 't 'I'lL 0:::.''1,'" ":11." an I,t 1lI .I. . t~,vj' · ·~,a, ....
'fl'!iJ.IIIJI,

tb!_~,._"" river ~, e

'W' ."'

·.l,I_~. 'Iio'!" 'J"["' 121""'"'L'r'iI{J 'I-. ll~:'~ ., ~ .J!I,I!i.;.'I.~,~ l~>i:Jll.~.U~

ith

""'rio.c'J t ,-.,12io""",:I~ ,'t"''N'' .'7' '] 'f' ,~,L;::;, "" ri.;"")IlCl.'~IK, i "I, ll:~,~

Nevertheless,

:I]!Qt

it's to check-fold Ituh,e:r than, to eh,eck~iIil!du,oe.

lin E::ta[nrpl e 9, 'I when vo La' call the ... .. ",,' -,,', ., .' " ,," .' '" "

Esample 19'.1.:: \$3!S6 No Limit Held'em- ,6 players \$(5S.6,.,~Or

"""5' °4 .J)." o·
1

flop ,'!t our .....

,('>I"f;;;;m,>(; CI. '1' t'" LI .~..... 'J~ ,.,~,

hand
,CI."

f:an,.g~,e is; 67., 88~ \$x,., 55., , . '8oB::'

',," ..<.oJ "1 .::!o. fl' -'-',>(;'1",
,ft,

and 11

iJ

fter ,,,,,~'1' 'Iii'!l)" ....,a, .... "1 1] U,I;; '"'"

,j:Lr;::;. lU,..

j" l!Ul,,, I ,

nn

D,'Ji),. DD~

bel your hand lange ne longer has air, but since the 'bel 'was small :you can legitimately
'1-.'''''''"1;::'; BDI.\ .... IJL[DI.

'UTG:: \$,62!D 'Mli?~\$862,

.c'J,"""".'~ ·0···· 'V·:·'::']l"""'" Cu: "" ,..~ the n"ll,: f,. ' ice . L .Dl.1H cheeks . u 'iver w~., ..n",,"
Y():I,l 'W

co, \$7':50
Hero (BT N):: .\$9iU

:yo' u have to 'b et 'b eeause

a lot of the time.

ill

'W

in t his 'P ot

Let's Iook

at wh:v
or.'!

vou will
,r?-

'win call his bet; there's also a chance yOl!!, SB bets \$,60, :I. fo~ldsi' Hero call s, S60
'Wl,' ,~,'i;..iu:!;..\,

"Ii" Ll';"'uIH!JL Lli 'I-.~ ne

';'_;,U·'(.,K.:'lo.

",,'L.

e ",.'I...'"

] E 'V' r :

",U, .'~', , 1

ll"",Dl.1'1J1, "" TIl!lI 'I-."" ,Ui:;.l.;,;"!>

-e "~

i'i:rn; ,i I ~",i

'I

a pair of ,aOM,. he will bet more often than

not 'because he was 'bluffing and now has top

SlB bets \$65,. Hero calls 565 'R,wer~ (\$328) ,A,t (2 players)
'L k II'_] t, (:a~,e.c"si' ero 'I\.n ~je[s ~J?""!I ~,":,~.J',. ClD' t~ulK~ ..., .::iiD

nair, t'

{or bl uffing w hen behind and notextract lng

value after sucking eut, V illain might also fold a m edium ~)'v·erp,airsuch as 99 or T T since he realizes he can't 'beat anything 'but a bluff
have strong made hands that saw

Ahhough you might have a straight draw In your range, you could
:i:!I:Q,

tum,
(Jlf

·1p.;:;,j.L""

a river check

SOl

vou can bet. ~

E'i.i"uu, ..... ~ r
-,

'.' , •.. you

,U,i:iL'\ "'"

'~;:;".-!,;::>;;:;,

.'-'1,

ihe ILU
"V]' _.

,..... -;:;,:~
!;;.c'-'l,)"

l V:-.·-:'], 1'am"-;'!");s -u..""j; ;:;, 1. LI ""'l..

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turn, i yu UI, ,i;?c! ;::, cz ·I~.;::;,r-o:::.":;l m 'n..~ ,tiL ,- ".--,",', ~ u ,..... .....u!JI. :'i LI Y ;:;, (1.-"ith ']' torv ..... 'U.. ·e. ]"110" the .~1. -Jl:--' s ,IT'. u It -, flon ll~,v
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'!";:'2tii- ·t·, !~,~ lJ~1l

It;::;, ri"V'er ,. ~

,;I

:[l()p.

IfVillain has 8x or 66~ we can barrel lots of

'tum. cards to make him fold. Additionally" he is not leading into the ·p1relf.lo·p'raiser with trip'~ 't'CJ(;j' oflen, IfVillain has a total bluff, 'we would rather he folds
·C':i!J.
:1:!I..

o'W'. If he calls our flop bet, our-decision ·emwhat

to de depends a lot

the

=h..UTlI, and

(Jut

C ards,

'1) etl'i:n_g iF

WH~1

Example '9.2::

N-oLimit Hold'em .- 6 players

·····,--tL., rum, .... ",- ,---". ·k,~"l!.. 0"1], ,me ,I, ,--- "V-'"11.am rmgnr ee 1"

'e-.. u·'·-·
ILl

en ing ,w,,'!Io'k nn
"UTi'G:" ~ 5 A.ill . _ 11 ] _"\.~!U
II

C2l'[UlI.-Ot

Dr a naked

'0 eat
,a_

pair of kings, If he has a hand like

:M:lP;' S-88f)1
CO:. 84-50
Hero (BT N):: \$OrSO

set,

lW'()1

pair; at a stralght when he donk-bet fhe

would,m 'I!..,,,,"~ 1l.1_~,!i;,iJ"river ... ~-.. ~ '.. u ~IL ~.'k
lUI.

,Ul~

.
,II , ,

"'_",I.~, . ~"I'

,P'-- 0,0 p': .' ern IS; : . !fe- : - -'H -- 'BTN

i" . I '..

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A. w ith .... Il
j~'"

7.' . •...
,,0;:.

,;_p, ,Jo.~ILi1S~,

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fJ,l;t,.

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'I,,; ;:;;"",. .:1' '.

r1Ji •.,
~'~"'"

'-1

.;1' ,J;

become a go 0 d player, vou should b et this I iver

,. ,,., ,;<

S.13 ,c;h:ec'k,s" H erG '0 et s \$21. 9" S'B; 'I a'i:!Iks ...

if

:yOIU

have a hand, like

'QJ" you should consider betting It~lf~pOll GIr!J. the river for value. '~Vecan

safely [old 'to a check-raise despite getting great pat odds, That's because Villain is rarely bluffing on
the river; Before you, think Villain will P!ut us on ,a dtaw and call, consider that there are a lot ofhands 'we can hold as well, '~Ve:don't necessarily have b) raise 'the flop or turn with

a straight,

set,

{U~'eventwo

pair; 'VV:e might event have ,AA and decided not to raise tbe flop in order 'b) 'play a sl1.1J,aUP'Ot.

One different line we can take on (hi s hand Lsrais ing the t urn 'asp ecially when Villain 'bets halfpot, He likely has a draw himself or a marginal hand that 'wants to ,gel to showdown f(').:rcheap, If 'we
rai se Villain's turn b et to \$.199 and, he calls, 'we should shove the river; v\lew'a'lJl.t to bet 'big on the river
10'

C{)I[H~ idering

tt)

all-in

on fhe tum". 'we can call getting a geod price

Results: Villain tanked and JQ,lded.,

outdraw him,

Another common situation is when you peel a two-tone flop with. a pair, The tum, completes the iF1 'L e L ,-1,1 :UU81,i ~ut tor wn.. atever reason, you ,Ui:D:IJI, 1'- u e 1" t .ieve
'I);... 1).,

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Exam p lie 9'.,3= \$,:1. '~).f\$..iN)i No L imit Hold' ern SB:' S.2323 :13,18;, \$,1866

l~~'~-' -

\$U],iJL

,~ can ll

'I'f hie river 'I... "

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< , ',:

1~

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Ir -'I... a tourtn

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:U,J:U~,~i earn,
'I... ,]

shoul

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tJTG:, .\$524.0
:~;

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'V'"1.1]" tam 'I.. nas a ,1i"I 'k ~ 'I... s nusn, ,Ite:

'I'

Ib

0-OlnO: [~

g.,2{)11. 9'
\$", '1I,j."",''11,01 "\~l]lt,~.
il" '113: ~
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'01

percent

In
] •• ,

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'iii!,~

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or
l._"

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sh

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-

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n re

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en 'hie river,

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40

Against fishy players, we advocate betting as well since fish :[ol,ld,'way more than they should (lin
a lfour-fl,ush, beard. They 'w·HI see
:[CJilII.'

hearts" . .see that 'they do not have

Cline"

and put

:yOIU

on a flush

every trme. They do. not underst a'[[l,d, polarized. hand r anges,

!'l.1

Jill'!I,

Since there are 4l~combos of ,A'K!AQfAJ/AT

avallable, Villain

'W·l.U have a pair of

aces 'a fair amount of the tim e. '\Vhe:r!I,such situations arise, what cam 'we do ab out them?

Counter-iing The A[~e

11
Jj".,

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'I~ "'," "f' me "",.,:1-. .~,I~- .;1.. Y,B~.,eC,IK,-r.aH~e EVer 11. ,~'L 'I urn, ~,s. ~IJ!. ace sna 111" es cnecx-enec .. 'k ,Piny go ....
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eekc-r aise "'",""

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on me r IV er
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ir

the turn ne
,j; ,',

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bile!

c ,.-,]~

The cool thing about these situations

'1'1"" '1',[, D;"'IJI.: . ,

1.iS

when our opponents 'bel (for value or as a bluff) witha

the l~,~
'11-']"""1"" II. .1,;I,,!i:..II

less tb ",,'"1'
,~~~

1.~litiLI,LI,

.... ll,~,~,.(.

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maj
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DL

,[I.

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'."u:tr

",,'n

(;;111 !,I.

ace lands and you don't want to check back for :pot control and 'bet for value, You'll fold a majority ,of

'the t ime to a check -raise, Even if nul.' 'oppon.e:llI.tshave a pair of aces, 'theY'11 fold, more because thev know that
'iI?-

1l:U1Il

[ .

V(.RlI.
'I!-

'iI?-

.(')1:[

aces vet
'r.'!

'r.'!

VCHJ.

still check -raise, A ssuming

\-'00''0,
'ril

ate
(If

,~solid regular, another solid regular has h) ,give you credit for having a hand that is 'better- than a pair

aces and fold, This is because w,e usually have ail ace as a kicker and when an ace lands and 'we cheekraise, it's easy for us to, represent aces up.
These examples still apply if. 'we are in, position, because 'by 'bl uff-raising a tum, ace
OUf'

W' i11b ecome

infl ated;
b) W'O'[lJl

the liver, Our cpponent 51:111 has

turn,

'dud "w"e might have aces np' or ihat 'we decided to slow-play 'a set on 'the
for us is that players rarely bluff-raise 'the river ace, ,givln,g
11~ more

credit that 'we deserve.

if :yOlla, re 'worried that our opponent 'will ,go into the levelir1l,,g 'war with a he knows
E:

the, "He knows I know

have a pair

6:[

aces," don't, 'Your opponent won't think like this. and 'will choose the safe

route by IC)ldi:rll,g your check-raise {be first few times you try this. 'Obvk)iu,sl.y" you shouldn't 'be checkto raising his tutu 'bet every time
,~U:!J, ace

O:riL

lifh,e does catch up" all you have

tfl! ,(]:q,

is

..41, "'ti,_

check-raise his tutti!' 'bet ,every time ,~r[IJ, lands 'with, your monsters and he'll keep paying you off New ace
he'll think that you're capable ,ofplulliri.l.g such a move, 'FnJiIJ.1hen t

on he'll

II

'1["-"("

rrem: -

'1"1.,,0:::.

,~ ..... .-;:,' '-I u....,Dl.nl:p ~

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a"

'Q':' 'Q+" :'-;:"-1// > ann

01[11,

,AQ+ from the blinds against am aggressive oppcnem L\$not a bad idea, ~l,ayets 'rarely put premium hands [rightfully so) when they consider your hand range during reputat
1-0:11
,81.

Y(,)iU,

these
8L

hand,

'But having

'II?-

Y(1 U
1

'I) ecause

there are more

combinati 0:1],151fCJ[,you 10 check -ra ise for val ue 'W ith, 'YCH,l can also check-raise
'KJ{""...., ,;:;._m!JJ,AK' ;.:;"" ,-, -ell , ,. ;.:;,- "J ,""'1', ~0.1; w' .... , .... :

T'L.- t» ",uU"",

,., 'Om- e

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'h-' Ill,

't' ,0 ,-, ,",clu--n ,. W 1.1!JJ. .....

,oppD:ne:i1l:ts; h) exploit,

'J' 'iflf ~

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b.U

0",<", ,"',',\E,;::;'[-' llll. .IL,U.[bl,'v.I!1 , u . ~, 1·;

fferent tvne I""if' 1..•. ~,~~ ;;'''-l'" •• II. ~'{ r""' ~.IL :j"'... e.~, ,~~
!i...!

UI.

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an
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o\'iI,<1,<1 tllll.U

L'

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L' ~~

we used

l:[iJ,6'W'

we don't

i!i..r;I.!I.l1

·V!iJ.'~

eoiil _.,-IJ

u'p: n-;,'-;:' n!I',b ,....','" ""f 1 'k 0" ',J

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''f.r '[1'-](']'

st 'k e ,. , .. ~ .-;:, e
,i:.,1l "
'-J.~i11

In P oker

Y'QU

only have ,a :f.ew

O"pltj:O'[ij,~ at

'¥'-f'YUI. ,~

call, or ra ise, Thus, 1here l.~

Here'sa

a finite see uenee .of act ions vou can take 'whenever , ~

hand,

tvnica 1. hand: ,1.\ ,~.r,",

player from the cutoff ,or button raised 'pr.eF.1:0ip '~a,st eal the 'blinds,
comes
ANA.

O:r1I.e the b linds calls, The :II1:O'PI of

The blind usually cheek-calls one street before iTo,JdJn,g a turn bet There is rarely a 'to

,moiw U()!,WliL On to the next hand. A b aut a :ye;!'rr ,g'CJI,.here a t

not surpris in,g that it's tougher
''IN as
'~O

:mO're check -raising on the flop after- one -o.Fthe blinds defended, pI ay against players who often check-raise

It's

with, a "",' de :range of i

hands,

But after the concept of "don't 'tum, your' hand into a bluff" 'bee arne p opul ar; player s SI arted
J:'"',~

playing_. assivelv n ,r.",~

,~'L.-.".' "~,.,.', '"

6:1!.i.

,~ . Ie]:"
'0
-e

their Op-~f('lo-nei:fJ.t\$in order te 'see: a chean

c

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n,

'.....Ii,,Ii" '""OU['-1!' ....~, 11 Y I;,JU[ (J P:P Q.I], ..... 0'" ....... ,"'''" 'f nt
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.,

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that ,! ~!e;:;._p ~!ow,,,~J..,.,,.. is nev chea ,~! -." l!JL'O,W,n '~,.,~,L...

,.-, -, ,,"',.i'-;:'"

er

'i:!!.

'i/

ai

lable
,i;,lLLi, '

Is there a way to counter a ,g,ood" aggressive cutoff or button who "steals

recomn ,,;::;;""(1 ;::;,~~ ,,,,,.-;:,,[-.'1 e r, J....
,V'~!i.J.,.,l..., .L~I-!l,llI.~.ll1 !io.I-~, 'J' :1' ',," .1.11.

[,00'
i."':I

much?
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UU.!I.

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sect 't'

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the I'~K~

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!i,J.I.!I,;!I

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."

j,

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U.

the :[1:(JiP, and

b et the turn, Remernb er/' sine e we als o :~lat'QQ+ and ,AK, ~o',n,leof'the time, our hand
1

ta'li1,ge

is wide enough, on the flop that 'we can adda Kew' blu:ff:s or' InatgiiJJ:allHIIll,dSi like 77,,88, 99 on a OI:iJJe h.i,gh"
l'W'O

low,

'Ot

t'l:nee lo'w ,card:~ Jn~)p. '[)'o:n!t 'worry :Hf:yOiu't',e, :not the type

t(}

d].'ecik-:r.-ai~e fhe :f1:l)P'with,:a So:t.naB

4,~,
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,1~,I ...i[_.-:-~

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gi'~;::;.""_ ;::;, .... ]~ (,:11... ;:::..;-',].. (>0:1.0 .I~-~~~ '~,I-~,!i;.P~,K--""",I.~,~~K~,

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C- hec k- 1::'1
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;€Iii ~ "-' ol!Io ....-.I~,A.lI,;::!II!Ii::i I

themselves into cheek-calling instead; they think their opponents' range is either the nuts or air, ThIs-],:5 an incorrect assumpticn because some people value-bet
s:tn.ou.1dcheck-raise
thin,

'lh-DISIe who

noticed that

we

typ e of ()ippo:nemt to check -raise is (JlJI.e

who bluffs a lCiiI. Now, what kind ofsituations are best: for us to check-raise?

Y<l')U

check -call a :fl·(}p' b et on an ace, klng, or queen-

high. :[J.opand the turn checks through, Aft er Vi llain checks behind on the tun]. on these types of flops ,.

his range is fairly weak, Wit h st:n.)I!i.gh ands, he would b et the turn. to extract value in case you have top

pair and have a hard time fo,]_cUilI.,g_ this reason, it's hard for 'Villain For
call a big river check-raise.
~ r.. I.ev ·r'I.rove .01 .erlA.' ise . th .r"" .... , .. lherw ..
.

tOI

have

'any l:yp,e ofhand thatcan

:~J illain happens 'I() make a great read and call, then we must adjllst V

acccedingly, 'However" as a rule of IhuII1J'b., 'we don't give people credit :Warbelng that good/tricky until
.--(-. 'r'l

,.

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times _ Peeole ..' lUi:U;:'l ..-,y -g_·'··-l',·e···/"'-,"-<'lo-<f'jo··,~..,,-· .~ olfIll' 1.[].1~::!; .I!:~. p 1 \1 .' y,,-, U ..... ,,",J~lJLl. i. .U:l!.r
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;-'" •.'l... c·";k, ..·.. ·'·L'",;::;, I1\ ""'[ ',,",I,~.eC( ,'-,1. ;::iLL:)"",.

nll;;.;."

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.1,1. l~rUII.~,1l .1.11.

'I!...:.;,t ILl~l

the l~:v

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"'nA

bet the river u·

II. !,~,I~, , . ",,-'I '.".

"

'u.."' ...... ·-lIL"'·;::,. v", ... u-~~~ ' ~~ ~ .. , 'u1u.

4:1!"
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··I-']·~ .e '1] '1 yo U ,"':lr;~·;-",:I-:: ·1·Le. .n" er .. W un _.,.;,.,..·L 1..•. 1.". cue",,1K. u.. ":"l,C
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~e , '..., ... S'SIS' 'I 0" ,_6 . 'M' "1I' 1 ,'_'.. l.".ax
. I .. . .. ,. ".

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.. '

:yCHlt

midd le pair hopin .. gfor a cheap show down

,~

C"'[)'., .:.)D ,I

~

'(I ~ •.,

IJTG~ \$1540

here. He
Iii

.fY]J],:-· '!

~ ..m,. ~
'~"

,,~

'W"'(JiUM.
~:!;

bet 'the turn 'with. anv 'brio-ace a's ,0.

'r."

.W,: .. 'DL~ sets .... 'tW'''_'I P ~d.r:5 ""ell .... ~." DLlilliJI. ' '_2l
c' .".,c,
'-,0(3'!"'~

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'n...;:::"'k',,

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m.ssso
i!'

,~7':JlJ 'Q' 11 ~~ ,~I,(_t:~·

.oj. ,

'IIYT"N. ,.

ri

'0'1

majority ofthe time he has air and has to 'bluff at the river
'~O

j[);1, ..
~C

'win the pot.

,oJ;

fl.: 1.L~.'1(, '1p'T"N", _[,i:itl' ~e:.~ ll;,;.' '''"''' o,! ~ ,):0 '.... e ~,3·· ~ fl' :0
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t,u, .., ,er 0

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, ....

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11

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are ihose that don't have straight on the flop,

~,,:,. ) w, .'~ -. so. ,-,-" h- en a

,0:1"

flush draws
'Y'I' .lI1.IIlflniL (9:1. £.,5), 'K··'. '(~ ~J. ,."
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on "'h":e t
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'if:

k-raise

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'Iff

'L,;::;,,,,,,~ ,~'" s: p' ,U!g,i:.'I. '!o'

'o/"n:n ,. ,U,J.Ur

wouldn't you play Y{Ju[' made hands faster the river hoping Villain 'put s
;l, ,;;:,,',,), U£i:lI,W",

Ot

'bet

Hero checks, BTN bets S 12{jl, Hero raises, ro 5:340

eck ' ',,;;:, te--'" ":'t'L rrve r wi U

Y(J'U. (Jill.
yuu

a missed '-------------------------'
0::;.

T' . "W'''_'I
A

:' ,Ii"".,,;

th ,-- ,',' . I~ !.~U]JK. we

",'L ,,,;' ] .,..l",:L !'~ e" ['I... e" ' -':', ~uuU.IJI. en .... ;,.,--I~Ll,a' ...... I.~, I .....

,t.'1..~ ,'.'"

A':' /K'"

'K

on

A"-

:""1 ",'~'" imeort ..... nt

"I,J.,,[,,~,, li:.'-L!I,~.,

,j;~",

'1...0::;. luLl!i.-

....

to u.

renresenr a wide_ range , J:'" U ,.

~~~I.~,
I;}f.

'"Iff

WI.!I,!,I,

i,.,·!f 'L. ....'I]'(~'"' when ''LJ',''''ii! U .~. ,1I,,~,i:.'-l. ,llI.~ 1fflU, I-Ll, ,l u.~,
''ITI!I.c r,< ~.~ .: l] '.'

check-raise ~
!,U,~!iJ. ~
,i:.lL "~~

,,.'L;:::. ll-~,~

rive '[-,.
,'!i , ,.
.T.'

~ JII',. >' ,. .... .J.,!;"u.,] nne l.c 'u''f"I, iL ' . = 'l. IS murne ..,

tc

,.._,I

'l,.,

ne

,,;;:,

DL~I".'e: .:.

ble 'I,',' reorese --t 'DLII.,:.e,;;:, ,~;::;; ·c '" ..' 1 st . JiI.,IDnlL1lm.'DL ,;;:,'1"H;I'.I];8. '-,""~ 0 f, presen ,;;:,'. DLS ~: ...
'l,. ", '

.:If~",,'p~,e Wl,J..
1'."':'(:

,I'

II.~LL

,;;:,'rk iL.'" ~elve ~ m,II!O mernse ves " ,I" .. ' na .eS\$ tharn

;:·11"", ",ii','-" Q I,!I.r r.ange ": <"11."": ..'. A 1>··,'[':.,. nuts '''i'.' atr; ,'. :.,' eci a ,1"1 ,_..·;lr·.tenI ,....(lIIJ nut car 1l1g h. ,--,,'. 'I···· 18 pO anzeu, . 0 ne 'I ts or "'''' esp cialb WI 0
""I"'~'

J[)i ..: .

nul if
:jN)U:r

,81.

backdo or flush

''ID'B';''

Q ~"

2'1,.0. 0

'UTG:' 3.2311 '.l.Y]Jr', C" 'I ""I4~ *~~iJGi. ;j" f ,.,.,]1

'ILJ-TN ~: ,:6, I,,"';; f;.t A ri,I. "
fiJi '~ .., "'!'

'1']]-'
. , !iJ

'"'I'u., u

th is l,I_~,,~

't. r. i:.1l ,UlO! 1i)!W

ard

"l,""'lT", 00'-, .~ ~
I~"

over
~.

-!I

!ioA ,

"the legitimate

combinations

that we can

CIB'" '
;;:ii

'IiJ- ~ 'fll --~ U' '" Jrlrel ,100P'"

-, 'nero IS

I ._.

W ,. ",;l. i

t::.

li}...-..., 1j]1:&;,

t:: .. .

,~ .(;I 1.·

'fl--"-ld. I-C":,·0·.··,-.,.;' "~~,,. 'to, ;"', S, .

I'DLl..'!!\;;o\..'!! ()

'5: 1 ;:,

o:!I.

"]I, .j).J

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s... 2.
:.t.:.::';:.
'1 -,'

4.
I -

f' 'n,l - ., a 'C...... l""·i:.l,i!'l" yers)

,',". . -. .-', '" .

I'I "ern eheel ec,-;;:s" C'0" b. e-ls 'S'S5 ~ H.ero Ca 11 \$55 . -. _' ,~ '- =',.
l'

p 1 =-._ ayers

·t-. -._
JI .~ -.
I ,--, -. I -~

~1iiiiJ -

l)'

"

"."'-. ~

river with a stra ight/rw

the real itv I-~:.'· , ,.' DlJ. l,~1i'!
a,

, "DI, ,!i..!
',~tf.

'1' ,."

,~~ero
I'

. 'I

:I

"I

,"

'1"

('l1,

,'~

nlavers r-o,'
I

.Dl,~' ,'... .:,

~1.~,IioI!lJJK.

O'i(r;!"1 "'ILl, :":.' p.. '.. -~1"Iv-e[[',. ~~'" fii;ilj) 3.A("ii £ '-:] ajleIS- .,)
--c ••

C-I-O"..•••
";-,. "'1

river
:,' -

ol

T-L. "" , . ,I~,!io..'

.,'I!." 'L.;,; '0'' Llel.~'~ iI,i11 . .:;).J,_ nero .. cnecas; ~,_,' 'L "~ . Q !.~IIwI, Hrero ,'..;.;: rarses '•~_O c4""J 0 IU
-C'

main r eason
",.'.'.'

IS
":.

that ',.._-,'.' nat W e IJlQ,n

)l,·;.'-~"I_

II.

'I~'-i';'!'·_·W ,IISJll.o
'i' .,. 0''':;'

"'f,.' 1.,
L",~

'V" 1~-:;:', i 'It -:;"", th _ f' USI!L ,'or ' ,n.d, 'T'h- us _I .~,DL m. 'u,DL" . ue ,U,,,- ,,,,'Lr , 1,"(1 ,.,.

'DLI;;;liDL

,",

m_.:.!

competent

,OIPPQ-tfi.el]lS, default our

~

assumption
I~

is that straights/two
~

pairs/sets aren't strong enough

~

t(l'

cheek-raise the river but thev're too strona to check in position as 'Villain. mav check behind,
-:;,-~ _,-Il ~,-.~.,

C'L1];u.

:'''''., ,so U 1. I- '''''ol' ~l . .i.u, '!iN ",e' ",2iIJl .'.

u,e';j. ,--.,." ,:-;;::;,1l,. e. ",-, l: -"e-:; <ll :', i th i;i:;' II. I C'LI ~~IJI.~ ~O U , I." C'LIJI. 11], u.l8

'i

,f','" "'e" ,[].1""C'L n~ ]:u .IJI.. .-;::;,.,.,I~f,t';,] ""I ....C'LS

bette --,'I..~:alJl:u.s I., val '.' bet ,-~_..il ,,·"]1 LJ e er ,I W \' ,a"ue-n e

,fL"·

--', '. l.uIS n ver

-, "~'~'Il"

.UF} .8LnlJl.u.f)i".IJI..r ,

]'_,",- ,~ .•

, .. U. y-tJ"UI.

'L.:',--'k'L ,---"'_'L.'l·,,'Ll' ,re,-., rmru ,I ~,e ,mIgl~, LI' uJ!"u,m,gj ,j.:L... ~ u~:en

'. ".

cnecs-raise

1-" ILl

'-. ' ecause , "," 'I.. ",-ve we na

,~;. ILW (}

pan,
"':""

,j;'I..,c" -I'

mere

' -b ,-, leUl\$; '" -" '55', ,2',2'" 88 ('I 8 comr ina (" - ) an,d once In a " .,' ".,
• ',' _': ., "1 ',.' :"]"

1'1'1-'

,.... , I· ..

_'

I'

-'-"II,r"'-

,.

long whil e." 1,1..

~I""

lk ;', '1 ,'- " d p ],ay 'h d l l. ,e, AS I' 66 TT"" ,an, 43" ,m ,,'Ia.n
"" -', -, ..:," '. ,..' ,_ ,• ,-,

I.

IS.,

I,',

'"

"I] ,e ,s:arne l.
-. _

j

'[0

\$4,5

Hero

calls \$40~

j-..J"

••

'~

manner. Ano
i' i "~ -,
,-

I :':"','

';"1 . h '".'~ IS. th "er reason w".y thiIS " a

,': --, ._: ," '-: ..-:

'E'li".

i: .. I'·

"f.J

,".

,tgr eat
'. -"" ,'"

'l'ifJ' A,S')' '" F.J,~op',.'L~' 'I,'"it', " "K'

. f '.' '. ' ...

.5.
,~,''. ," ,~,

2.
,_ '_ . ,

t_.", '1..'.)
.\ ~

. -, ') P 1,aye!rEL
, " -:.:-,; .'
l'

,',/....UU u.... mI,,1;' thin ",:rith AJ',"~'Q"J' 1 e-betti i!IT run WI U "1','\ ,DL
h

,:',,~'L,- ",( 'P'-'(i 1], He .rUb.:!! us CHI

,j;"",'

,H ere

k _TG',,'c, ,I,ec ,:5~, ,'", TN' b ets ~ 11 :5 C'hecxs, "U'" , 'I:!J 'k 13 _ _'"" '_,"
,no

:u'6[,CnC

L",," - " ~ ....

';":;:)1,

,r:;'l[ ,

Ta to:: tS375) 8" (2 pl ayers) Hero checks, '13 checks TN River:: (\$375) ,J. f2 players)
Hen] check s, BTN bet s S28 8"

this 'board since he's 'bet-ling :K'Q+ the majoruy

of the time on the turn, When 'Villain 'bets the

HeTO raises to S799~,BTN ...

(Jut

check-raise 'with, is quite small, He'll have '--of 'KJ" assuming 'Vi 11 bel that hand half of the time, and three ain
COlrIl'[iCH5 ,0:[

------'

4.5 combos

JJ. N(JiW

oOori1!F,arehat ~fi,gure 'with the 12 combinations of AJ" 12 combinations t and has to bluff

,.;;l10'

~'o.,

I;'" -

.E..

'(1'

!!C.t' ,'if' iI 1111 r..]i;_ '~~I~'.!.!U ,= !j)

..~''" . .1.'IjI,~,ax

11A),

OI[H)e

~lID'. ~D,!

~,,~'J

'-I A A ,;::'

he rarely
,~

has a flush,
I~

,~I,,;;o,l,

Q''''

'(:iI~,aVlers 'W ould (JIJI.lv

~ ••", ,~

consider checkinz
f.111~b.

back a
Tricki er

:11.1 P:, .\$1

'tU1.:r!I:eK[

(]~.s

second

00 ; 8428
,BTN: ~a:2"'4,

or third highest i]Jlsh draws, Let's take a momem

""1iI ,,'j 'I:;.I. •• ~,U

1~1,1l.

,I-~.'~)·ri

'IJ"''''''I]'~J'
,.·.,Li_L,r,·~
,~

't ']"IJ·.;'e:''"' ~.;.L.'. ~

'u.,-,; U 'L C'L ;::;. ,'1-;::;. ,;:I .... \-I:VI. , :1~161:ii:l!i...1 '..:'I.~,v~K'~lllI.
'f"l

"",,(0:::.,

back
,3ft', ld. j' 0., S
'. I ."

0:1],

'B"TN'"
I, '". " ,

[~J

. ~ .:I .",.

..

j'

'I

':;0:,

t!i2""l'5") 'K' .. ,F' lOP: ~,~' . ': ,', "" I1[;'11 --

"rA
"

.... ,

~,~

A.Ii;. t""ii (£

''Il1 ,ayers
'Co , •

Villain's
)

:ratll,,g.e is weighted

towards

a pair,

soruetimes Cline'with a flush draw, Villain might have two pair or better as well,

vVhetll 'we cheek

'Turn: (\$.185) 8" (2 players) Hero checks, BTN checks l~Jv~r:: (.\$.18:5)

'the river, 'ViB ain l\$~ going IQ val. ue-bet his top pair,

goO od kicker and, 0bviously two pair or beller;

Since 'we know Villain rarelv has a flush in this
'iI?-

.5'" (.2 'players)

II, en) ch e c ks BTN b ets \$.15:5" H e1"O raises ~0 S5 'I:1~'BTN tanks ...

c,'"'r'fi D1..n

1"'11;• r ul

,j"

hm

l' ... ' !

.'." U ."

diffi,cult decislon,

It's also. a legitimate

check-

raise because a standard 'way to pl ay a flush, draw is to check-call 'the ,f]:opand check the tum, hoping Villain will 'bet It is also reasonable to check (he

You Bet, I II als e

Here's a line a few' players rake that players find it hard b) counter; The preflop raiser checks
'back the flo,p and raises a turn bet, The majority ·of the time" we
d(HJ.I.·'t

have anything and it's very hard

for us

to

contiaue, One option is to' three-b et Three-b ettirtg is. l,!t:5ually bad because 'we create a huge
·POS,ith)IiI.

pot

(nit

of

with one more street. to go. There's still a rot. of nl():n~y left to be played. and we

don't know 'what to do en the river if our hand doesn't improve,

One wav 'ito ,m- W ~ I",."." v
iA
,- ... " ,--, , ',' ~ ," .-:' -._ '. ,-, -

..... 'i'j..::!Ii--';:;' 00 UlJ[l,IL''''''[

c..,.",--; ,-'-, ,',

'-'1._

'\/"11",,'0,_, ...-...no , "'-"1]' occ....;'-'I;",l.OI],i:iL .rv take this line L .am W h .... W 1. ,. ''';,r.r :;,.:<' ""-""1]'·i:iL ,1L1.~.l.;::; nne
,~

1;;:0'1,;,"-, II.Q
'fj~
,.

-, -:.(; ,,' ~~.

,tlUI

rn mere 'iiY 1. .I.U. n ,-- "',-';:::;''-""e'''l-'Lr

-,'
'_1 .. ,"ll..

"'IJJ d " d ,your wea k, one ,parr, ran d.s am,I.. b et thte river ifh c.tee k :5 b. ehi d I. ,e turn, If l.,' h ,a\ e a :strom,g,h"am. on tb ,Ie u, ne b .. ,1.1.I:!1. "h ,I. tt
'--'. -:" ".~ '--.~ " --, " -',' ':11, - .. _
'1, , ~ -. ~ -, -. ;, -', ,. --, .. ,--.

tum" I 'would lead, call his turn. r aise, and check-ca 11or check -shove the river; li would probably three'bet shove the turn the 'rnaJority of the time
,I ~,'-'I;'~......... ULl

liN ith
, ...

:my' strong comb () draws, Much of the tim e thes e hands

F-:,j,;:;,c, ..r .
,'-'1;,'"

'Lr""'~!,o:::. '::;'"!"''';'"IlCr'L r!;,;.lt """'1 _.. II.,~~ 'i:iL.ulJi. ,I;lo"U t1,,",,-t eouit- ....
;:;"r"jl(~ ,

].'u J.IJI.

,~",,~,:J.I

equity :'to make the :. :' . II.,~~ dJL _.. II.! L·

1i.;.' ,,,",,'-'1; ..

profitable u .~.J

!ii:/!.LI .. ' •

~ ,~V A-- l·,r'''~IU

:\."!>
LI,

1i""'1'~'IJI-1 vi:iL"

'~·~·e. "'. ~,p ,DL h ~~I'Id~,~.h l'W -'e' a-u. " rt <La ~ ,. 'i . II.
iA.....,

"(-~I

'n·II'. 'f'le(-~'i/nl.~ 1~1i1 I~ 'r-I~'n.Qf,~ I~·I ,f' '1..'1.11. ,f" - 'W r' ,.... U i:iL "i:iL, ,1;:01;;.' i:!L •.. 1".)

[tO''er--'. ,II, i ..·,~'/ I~I .. ~'C;:k b i::3.bi]-'n::r th h -:: ,- , ,n. d t., 'e-1==' ..... u., .' ,.....

-'h ·e·

[J-' 'I

(~Inl i:iLU. ,. ,<;'J J~ ,~'I'li:1

raise out turn 'bel. For this reason, 'we should consider adding

!5(]IC~h.a

line to our arsenal ifthe pesitions have a lot of trouble with, ,1\$,0

are reversed, 'One suggestion is if there is a particular regular who Analvze them and add tbe ecod ones to vour {'ji'wno:an.le.
,~ ,~~ I~

y'()U

,o'V'er- the hands vou have seem. him P' and ,see what moves he makes that ,0 an ilav (lfive YO,U a hard time, ,~,~ ~

]I Villain's
'"" raisma 'L'"
~.r'!

to your

op!ponelJl.ts style rather than your hand,

the type

li;)

always lead the turn 'a:r.t,e:r- check back the flop, then you should consider you

tus turn bret

It'o. ...I J 'L., L 'V" 11 '" I 'I... orten, ']'i!'~. ... vou don It 'k : "t!I;()I'IAl whether Villam s tne

tvoe to
.r.'I

.i~'-:

l 'L., aiwavs lead 'hie tum", the ':eau t,

'r?-

~ (YiJlJ.V
'r'!

tU[,I],

all three tin] es, then p e:dtap,\$ you have found 'the answ er; Obviously, three hands is; a small sample
,~

size 'but at least

'\lOU,

have somethina IC:oofa read, Thus, H'.S fine to! raise the tum, with a 'V-e:N wide range, 10
'W!-

The best tum, cards to raise are those: "that gives the illusion, odI'making 'the best ef these because it's common
tt)

:Y'Ctll

all

,81.

,(1

ace kicker

'M'O

because
I

:y'Oil~,mi ght

have turned a small

'r'l

pair, set, or gut shot. Obvio usly represent l:n.,g ,a set 1:5 not a
]:tJ:s hard for 'VBlain,

gOO d idea b ecause there are onlv three ,C ombinat ion s of a turned set.
I~ I~.'~

'to de anvthina
r.'l

if he has a tinv nair or a hizh card, N,tJ,one is o,oi:l!.i.g.o realize vour turn naIll,g' e is narrow and start threet ,~r
ben in g LI-. II.
J.I,!I.: ' 'U',iT~,I! r~1i U ~'II

,

'J'

,J,~,

"'e' the safe route "u.

~,!w ~i:,l-I..1l;:

.l~

,000'i'jo/J .~,I~ i:.'-l1,!,I,11

·if:~'~,~.'1,t'l. ""'l.i' ,,1""'[ij' j' ,rI" '1r,>:O''ti'''' JI" JllI. ~ ll,~,~,~v Uu.l I:~ lU,i;j. -~ !I..ll

!r..;..

'i:.>L!I

0(0

i'r'j'ig

;Ii

.Ans.1",'er:: A loil'~ IfY,f)U don't have a history

',.. '[urn bet at1er enecki , h ,ii:!l.,g b If d (yUtU o f :ra~,:sii:!l"g ,elS oe nn
I •

Example

SB:: S 1.225

prob ab 1v,', don't b eeause almost ~~" ;;.

line), then 'Vi llain
'W Il 1.

IiI,;()

tJTG': .\$,1884-

()f

(.U]

menev,~ in b efore 'the action ~l(}'~&J down river;

Addhionally; and let you check behind
,. ,i:) "'~ .. ,,,'., ,~'"

the

0'[[1,

:BT'N:',\$.2474.

the river;
,." '" . ".'"

:H:Villain
~ .. ,

,,'

Pr,enop:: Hero is CD 'with, T¥ A~

! s: Li ""..11:' r,a L""",.,, ~(j ,:0,.1 J, , lOw ~'M'"'I"'m! ,'.,. """0::;,,,,, ~.- ""~:,'=
1i;f11-" ,F.'1II0P,·

"!!"l'L, ro'l;~ "'l .(),U, ne III m e 'k,- uoesn :!JI. mos ne

,C:
,1-"",
,~,-"c~,

-'I.j.

"'"

lfnp.r.c),\ e.
t
',0"

Hero Gi:!I., "a ,iCi',,J J" ,''''.'o.~,!tj~S ""']1"" Q'"';',;:' 3"ft' ,lJ, '.,
,',,",I,!..l

l'-

~Q05") 7'", 'SA '2. '2' P,,;jtye:r.s..) "1 ·-- , ... Ii...;,1,Q, .':.;:.'......, ',~. t"

To rn:: (.\$2:1.5)K" (.2 players]

lv~'~' 'bets \$,:1.65,. Hero raises
10

.r?

'If)

their arsenal,

Think about ihe times you face a Reli ve vour ~.

feel ,1m,!;;., ": -U ],'I .....
,',' ,.'1.. "",j.

min-raise after vo 1!I. raised (.or re-rai sed) nreflou, cent inuation b et, and eet min-raised, ,'l. ~a:""' J~) '},~ .
,~:" .m,,~.:!o 'I th "",j. ,JI]O,m ',' ,',; rrorn llLt>Ll, ,,-,
.j!"eel "" i oe-, ,i!:---

e:IIrt • :

"y'ce

,'OU

,h"

",;j;

mo m

,r -.;1 ',-'-,

... :1..

')'

,.,

.t'"1;..llI.u

A,

1.

e- your
'C,,'-

"'",,'

i ij)" '''Ln~ry

'C,'

'liN ,U.i:!Ll

" "

What happens if a solid regular does it? What

does '1"11" []1' ri!o'1' .::., ... u ,""~, "",""Ln."!> iiiu'~',J
11., , , <!I.",' 'U",;~. "",,,,~i:)1
'Iff

"''l{;::;';;'

";U·,o:::.

'h,"i"""";~" ""
i;II.

" .....,1;;;;'

<!I.L'i"
"!;

':':1 ",I; ~'"
, "

[) Max

"it as a bluff, if he does it nne out of five times 'we can't

I

]8]3:' Sl.555
, ,1'(11",. '-'

do anything to counter it. The best beard s to ~:oit on are UT'r,. '\$'11";;::i:!"Ar J! U';],' ,a,bVl,ously Axx and Kxx b cards, 'O:IJi,hese flops, when t , - , L .It J:: ,;~ii.l :'iiJ!.;::I' II,ero(M'Ei\ - ,ao 114"A!l!'
.. I;!< -

has an ace
Dr

I_

,a kina,
I~

I~

C'15,",'7' CO ~'J.." "'<-r '_',

tOr 'UTG'" I,alses to '~"')' Btero ca 11....'S' 35 ) -" 0.I'd S'"3') !lfi ,,\$ . ,]" .' ,
'I --'. ",._. ~ , .

·-,'1 '",

l:.

'1

I'

~:.",

'I

," I'

...... ,

'iI-

'j

ti ,-, ime

,t' '0
C,'

'L,.,--,

C'l, ;:l'(}

"-IF ".' II vou

'r.'l

P,IDop,:: f S 8:5) Q+ S.

1\1:P' S S,(5), H ere c ~.l.ls' S[)5 'bel

'\iI!'lD!, 'Il:-. .

Con Uf'""t'lII]
_' Ii.. ..• 'I~

i:A..

..

.;;,j.'1',;o";1"1' '~'""[-' '"" ,U:Lr., i:A.!l U.I.!I,i."':i

continuation b e-t every tittle. MPfolds recosn "":j' ,e iLr at '0' rin -ra '1'"I',iI' iQr 1ine ,. ~~vu.tb'.,!1.
b)
'J'

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1.....-

Donk 'bets are great at extracting value and. to, use as cheap bluffs, They also put players on tilt . .~1:6\$t irnportant ofall, fb:ey h,elps us define
'OUT
,()'ppD:r1l .

ent's

lU1IIl,d,

:r.an,ge,
bet

Before l

,e:xPi~UJJ:~.

on this, lers

10 ok

at which tyJl es ()f:[ ,oppo([ij:eill.'i\$ are great to. donk

rSiee a
'r'! ,r"' erscn

into, '\hIe

shculd donk 'bel into passive players or :nitty regulars who play 1. (),+ tables and like to fold to. avoid a difficul t dec ision, Think ,of how msnv times
,~ 'i-l

''!()U

donk into

'V(R~. ,~

on the flon and .r-",~

V()!I,.!I.

sit

band ratu_ge.Sure,

y'()U.

weird,
_Y(Hl

].never saw him donk bet

before, He could 'be ,(].'oim,git 'with lhe nuts, two. pair" or air;" Then keep a notepad o.pen and cheek how times you. fold

cards an..m click fold, If the previous monolcgue did not invoke amy memories, the next time you
llilillIll,)" tOI

'play,.

a donk bet,

:yCRIl.
'r.'l'

-

V()IU

-

'Old,

There isn't anything 'WrOir!Lgwith this. '\V,e just 'wanted 10 point

in case you. feel you raise donk b ets all file time,

'\"Mewouldn't donk 'bel into an ,tl,ggressiv,e 'player without a strong hand. Aggressive players 'bate
facing donk
'I:) ets,B

eca use they're aggressive they want to b et

:]"llt l~,
,j;ly 0:::. l!,~,~

tOI

take down 'I' ots, By donking 'we take

'iN ith
,·Ii

,away that option, True to their nature, they raise and :[ollo'w through
,~.... ""U l',~~,¥~rIJI, ,If ~,s,f:"'" ,J'~

their bluffs, One ceo oki e :~()!r.

'n!~ 1~1'(A.,~"~,;,'1I

carne
~i:.1:I.,
,!i;.F

un

,~:~

'uU' 'n',

'1'

",.L,;:::.",:I~,_'r"'j' ,,"':" !t.i'~~,~!i..i\~., OL/~~

'i:.OI.,'.'b.II,~iJli:::I

""giiJ.;";:::''''~ ive v

"i:JlII~~,~"

l' '"1"["';<"1 ·,I.LI. I&.J.

them on the turn ,after cheek-ca 1ling the flop, It extracts 'value from their In arginal hands that they would check behind on 'the t Utili. hoping
'101

'.',Fi,

lLo;,J;;:0

""',

" ,u'l

s....r' "'"
,j'

I1

;::!Iif"':;'1

de

ive ..,.nin·n'r[i'~i'fi'i; to ,. ~ " g,f:"i, ow r.' c:-'.... u,,",u.1L .....

crazy. 1~,e:mrenl!'lJe:[,. nothing tilts an aggressive ,opjJQinen.'1more than cheek-call, check-call, cheek-call donk, denk, donk, 'ViVe 'would also dank into players who have a 'le:ttl,d:enc:y to check 'back ,a h:J!1 flops, (J':[

or

Tillis is b eC~U::5'e our call lug :r.an,ge t:n:),m, the bl inds is tighter than his (JiPerring range from late pias.it ion
and ,~ de not want him, to Ie a free card, vou O'er' Floes~ Jr .. 'J:O,n,.,
n'''0(3,j- 0(3.-[."""'g"..",>,j/ II ~{i:.11.1l i:.1:1.,v :'U ul.IL
I

for lJ,IU,
DT

·n.,.e, ts .~

,j:lr'-:;,j' '"',0(3'I~,;::;, ll_~,~l I,J"I:Cl~~

'VJ'll,iiJJ]"IJL-think thev .J mi ~·,bl.~,!I.l![§,e, three-beiJ._ t if !.~ •. cr'L.,j. b' I' ll.~= ,~~ "U.
_., i:Jl.. .I.~.K, !,[l
J,.

me raise
"r ,',
"d'

,-,'

our

,',

,1,,,, ,'1IJlLHlI.K

bet net,

1[",-,"

' eni a

0,'

I

we

;;l,· L 'u(HlI.K

J!;I'-"i'l

J!liJp

",',"

we

"'1"

have ,I~ll

'1/ "'"

4,.
-

._

,..o'"tL._"

,Ii;.

"'i'

~o

IF DLlr.
"',iiJJ"'"

A" rO"0(3'l',I ,~,t, ,_, ,~DL l1~l

that : iiJJ' no::!!; '\I'l~0(3'" i ""': like ],e, , ,~m.mi;;' U,DLl niLI1~",,_ 1. "I,DLIIJl. b .IKe: ,."j ;(r,C,',", I 0

give up

±If we face a: donk bet on that flop, and raise

'we would fold rnaj o:ri'l.y of our air" can 'with, marginal hands lookilll.,g for cheap showdowns,
.~:" .,.,-

" our ~ 1.: i -I : _' - ::.. ldi-, -', .:-' WIl br , 1'-'": ,--, strong 'I],0,.. i .ings, .A great situation to donk 'bel is 'when the river completes a draw outside of the one we're

drawing to, .F or e~an1!p'l.e,f we get ~o the tum, against am, aggressive '~prH)'t!i.e:i]:t and eheck-call his bet i 'with a flush draw

+ pair {(Ji[' gutter),

The river completes the open-ended straight draw and. we lead out
'1:) eC-UU\$ he e

might hol d air or a small pair,

,.I:!'AI
1;:Iliif.1

'~~",--

]~ ~,aye rs
-,

m_"'I,oi" ,IK,I1I.OW

thevsho U '1,!JL ""] ,! ~.e:y \$,U,iJ

,il"I .. ,,';:;" -,,~ ,U,J:0'P' ,6L£ii.!JI,
j. ,-

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~ U et
-

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TL;::;.
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u elllJij,_g

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rne

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,j. -,

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'c' lU,e_y

,a",o snou

],~l ,ll.

'n... et ,.'-Le" ILl j, l ne

,--", r-,- .... betti -'!II the -e nve au ,[ LI!;;o' l1[l(i;;; ll~,',
£'j,8'

rum

ql[b•.~l],'OIil "

;:::"..-.A."'""

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"c'L;:;".;

wn i:1Ll

;:;"--",,,

6L[ '"

the H'""

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e. - "'11-,",'''~F'i,J ro
l-'';;

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mru

barrels?

The simplest answer is boards where a lot of turn and river cards strengthen
'W"

'OU['

perceived

eaken our oppn:i],en,l'.1 S hand range,

12,1., TI:!J.i8 18 a great
Exam mIl.:., A,H.m It",h;
,I '~ -! e.' , 'I '

11'11 '11~ ('",!!'!Q£.. £.. ,I"",, ",,I,, ~'.JI1,~ Ii)

} ,t ;:;,-e- J.Y,U, ax

,,' ",~ ,,', _.

OUr'

'~'<'-'''_''''

nerceived
",',

ran (Fe '\lVhen 'we fire on

". "~,,. "' "',, , " "",,'"

_ [I
,I _.' I .. " •

iDli

~.l"_t.",

fhe jfJ.'OiP"

'W' e

can have

'UTG: \$468

JvHD.':: \$726 CO:: \$11.23

have straight draws and flush draws, ]:f 'Vill ain has a Hero (8 TN): \$7U4" hand like 77" 8 8" A 5, or 9'8 he 'W Ill.h ave ,a h ard time Fref,IDof'~ Hero is BTN with X X
continuing,

I.',

C"";:;,'rA '0.,.-~. 'il-l. "" £'I (;l_u,IUI. ,T~'rli ! I.~,!i;,il Jl J.1!ij1

...,p-

~'.

II

Another

flop

'h)

use pn~,s:5lu:eon

is 4,.

6.

{-Q 'I '~'1) \ ~ , , 1.,_

:Q., ..•

9 ~J,

'-------------------------'

,]f'we raise our cpponenr's 'bet" if's, :tWJI(], for him to. ccnnnue ifhe has air or a marginal holding, I't!'8 ham],

for him to, re-raise

'0\$

'with, a hand like TT or II 'because he knows if he gets it inon the f.. against our op

draws, flush

Hi" he

we know

,~

U~

,~

{Jut

opponems

L\$ considering

which blind, are we playing.

If

the Villain i~ in the S'B, he should have a narrower :range 'because there's a risk of'him getting squeezed if'he

cans,

''VVe ust also cons ider whether he has a history of flatting pir.e:[loip 'with 'QQ+, m

_",Uu, ..
i:'L"1'.) !;;.U

av outl ~,~, '11';'" ,o"f

u,

,G""I;J,;!!, u

"",'J'

t ion ,

To.L·I' lU 'n

th the_"J:'[-' I,U ..

stron

Do

they cheek-call

that has a flush or straight draw?

,\Vhat do they do 'with hands such as to,p pair, medium kick .er?

'\<Vhe:1ll. know the an.sw,er to these questions it is much easier- b) tun a bluff, we
rarelv check-call with sets out. of ,~
'1)0 S. J~"'

:rv~:yd:e:lfault
and 'will

,['H1V them 0:[[. J::-' ,~

we have a 'biu nair

1;:1 1'"'"

hands into a bluff; ',Vltat they will do, interestingly enough, l.S check-fold the
10'

turn,

st akes

community

Y'QU

,aLi.,e

.0']: tutu

h)'iN

and the

tU.tIII,

to

see. 'p layers

call when they see what they like. lt's that simple,

A common mi stake is bluffing when the river 'pairs. the board and there 'was 'a draw :~tl:S a 'bad, sp 01 to bluff yet p eople bluff in this sp 01 all the time bad. b ecause the pair ed river card lowers the mrrnb er of ccmbinat
bU1l.Q,
l.O:I:!i.S

O(iJI.

the flop,

get clipp ed ,():[tert Ben ing here is

of nut hands fh,at 'we can hold,
'8L

Note thatwe shouldn't fire lots ofbarrels against o.pp-o:nents 'who. have

high frequency of. semi-

bluffing 'tile turn. This is called the delayed semi -bl uff and 18 a ,great line to use against ,aggre:s sive players like us,

'-::"1]' i:.'I.,

example
~;:U

l.,L~,,< ,~

"O"'~

'IW.L.

DIU. !i.J

barrelina hut '-0'-:',"'1"("';:::"'V· ...'\l1 U v ,.U.,I;' U'I..II. .,.,v........ ,,,,'

i:.'LU, U

start

",)iI. i:.'L!, l

'U'iJ,T,·,U ': ..

DI;e;, E xarn 1Jl1~ '1. 1Ii ""!il. .I",,;;.,,;; ~

jjJ' ~ --

~, ,Itoll,~ .. ,iLl ,_

IiII

r.. e

ila p' ,'i:.'I.y;.;,r.~

8'

Ei' -, fil--

£lrer

~ ,a:Op;.

rrero
'[..J
',0".

'C ~.J '!,j'-L .,'"" ~I,-,,' 1:5 '. nCo,. wnn AiiIIi 4 riiIii 'S,·oO" 2' )0 Id. ,B;'B"': calls e !l;r:S" '. GDL"l"" o
.'
a-

The ttum, ne
-. I., -- -

" I~
-

,~

k d rt 'b' "l.ng am ',,"is oovicus ],,Y a

-, , -, _ , .. _.- .~. ,.

') £ ld« ILl"", ",', _ .lo;,S~, ,n,e.rG .ral,s. "'.c· It/" ..... iU "",

~,f"('jl

,;~H.NU

.. I
I' ']

'1]".1 s".r 'a" m,ge {0"6 ~ 65 ;)) )."

I' :.' I·

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"

.I

'76 88} that ,I' ee: . . , iO.I1i .-.. . :1, .., .. 6 , .' "jed
", I I', 1. . ' . .

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'I

rh rne

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to

'l'" .o

.' ,a

rn l urn
jo,

'IL;.

LI

et,
jje

Wi'"

u, ,"';;; e...

i\$ high, lin addition, he might be trapping us 'iN ith

'I.;. • "I ""~,~ .1'14 ' '5' f ." '.'., . .... , '~']" I" :1... ,uarulJL:5 '1"·I~. ,£ Q "*-'" .5'" ~,","7' Of..,"IS G:hl'eC.IK,-l:al ,m,g ,lIKe !l.J'oL)"
,

SB checks, Hero bets S388,. S,B calls \$.388

'IU ,er:::( S 1.2.2.6) J~' (.2 'p 1 ay,ers)

'!iii l, U

. '.

th

AlA, For these reasons, I like checking back the

tum, and giving up On the hand, In this situation,
] d· . id '" .-,' ]' .' " '" ..ecr e'd 10.b et. ",gel stubb or ,IJI., too,
I",'_ "i: '.'1

S8 eh,ec:Jc5,~ H,ero bels, S955 SB taf[l]c~~ ...

j

j:',

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'1.

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One l.rrupo:rtaIil,l concept to think ab out is if I 'bel en the tum, the river, except if the river is
'@L

:rr

should always foll ()'w through on

three .or a seven. '0 ur measly pair of fours is never goo d on the river

end 'Villain might fold to a river 'bet because this is how we would

II

Clhslptelr'

"8';'o::;;j,

". ""l,

"",,

,;;;'; an imnortant '........ ..... ~,nlilh.Jrant 0:::.]""':""";1' ,' rn n

"~"~I 1.111.

,:",:I~;::;,-'

o U.I'"," n ~,,!....y "1 say- ,,"'- ,- eth - .',,~, "" '''1!.. ""j, 'I!.," ~ge:'" 101:£" I"'] 'k '" I'"" ) r('jIIU,,'Il:.. ""I ,&lZI,.-."~ C - ,-, etimes mey III''['_',1:,1"),",, "",,~,1 eve "b ,",," rnan ...... - oe ,,;' - "" ~on1;'" ,-'"~ j;'L - J. "AT'Ij' -" ~ .... I,'L ",,- I] ".", ;.<:;QIl1l.-'!un f,;;,,,-" U et utl,b, .~r .~"

s]

lhJ',IK: ..... r,

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Y ....
l

',~

In this section, we'll learn how to use di ffer ent bet,

-(jipfHJIlI,e:rIlts, ;2U],(], to get a che

sizes t OJ

(HI£'

ap showdown.

The key is learning how to tal lor

b et

sizes

b) maximize

our EV.

Players oflen fall Into the tt.ap of b erring three- fourths of the pot on each stre et, Their reasoning

everv street
'iI?-

'®,

set b etting

'(1 attem,

]:1],

'r.'l

<i?-

actuallv make vourself easier to read, This i-seseeciallv true 1t'

'i!'i!-

,0:0.

beards

actually 'bet pot on every stteet en a 'board, of QJ23'Q with ,AJ" d-o, yOiU?' ]I think are calling ..the river that vou b eat?'
'.
,~

you

,(];O,'

what hands do Y(HJ.

'For those who are convinced varying 'bet sizes gives a'w,ay information: Does this mean :::f'C)IU, lean

~_, r:'l

his 'bet sizes? Pl.ayers ,~

l '(]IQI:l1 t

understand bv varvinz ~
'I!-

I~

(jut

betsizes,

we can manipulate the size of the pot (pOil controlling] 'while oO(lll:cealingthe strength of

Out ran,ge.

n alJ.()'vv us to get to show down s

,II~, ,11,;1" .,II,!,I'I..

at our 'price. Pla yel~,0 flen b eli eve p'Ll'1 control and gen ing
IC

""" ,.i.ll!i.J. ~ u'~ o/'t(""i~,~",,·t~''i.'Cw-'·'i'ji ...... ',~V 'iiil' "' .... 'Iii "" 1~ ""ir"" ... heckin l~ ~1,~,~i:.lL pl'~~ !i;..(.i:.1.,.-~!~ ~I-~,!i;.r'~,
,i::-I"bDL11]."!ol
,;;;(l!' .... ". """>t

g '~~'Lr ']"'~IA __ !W
~,I-U~ .,II,!,I,UI,

;Qr']''''j,']' "'1];.0' ~"" .'!i 'I;>

off ,I.-It,,,,, streneth "yf 1~'~lu'r" ~,~~l 19,U.~ ,~I,!I',b.II-~,!.J ,~. ~ ., 'L
,;'1-

l~!i:.J_U-!l,!J'i!

,.,

A,. "',,"I~'n']'1ing
~~~" ,.,
.!I,II,,':'

\n.·,;::;' pc J, of~'V: '1ft." ~ •. Wf.,~,

''',r,,'; ',' setem """'t te OI;J.rJ:I(J, l" IJI.. 'u'pp - "':",,,,,,'JIL;;I\) uU ...

theY 'I',,' '.r..... ]'lZe: ]] ' ' .... '.:- .U' i::-I"

'l"L",,;I. "

,A' !,~Iall.'IN"e' ,j, '.,.j ,t",' I!;.IUIU., Ll'I .'. 1.T.~\' l'U .... ,,It,,,.,l

the ,- ""I', ,~"Ize: l,u W,, heck .-." r', 'e ll'u .... . ,u· PUl ~ \,
1

_,2l ,"",'- '1'L.e u.'.,

turn or check-call,

81.

to put '11:5

on a range and we can get value

are two examples
OiiJI. ,bOiW' o t

pot-sized bet

0:0

the later

streets, ,Beh.Jw

extract the most value from our hands,

,;)t

E_ "'1"

- ~~~ - ~l· J, ~,~'f oD ,fill ,D, - ',t ,E ,x,a,m,IPIIJ~: 1"1< 1·-"" e ~/~ 'I,U ·'N· ,. 'l", InlJh

nuts and y,ou should try yOlur best b) get all, the
nlcJ!:ney in, Jnstead (Eft" aking m
:Y(J'UI'

, LI ,I ...

Cl' ~I

1 ..;Ii,iI!' '1!
~\~,~

standard three-

I._ •

_'

·~C~

Sl 3?A
~'" ,,_ ,

make

a reckless

ra ise,

whi le

simult aneously

.• ' [I

balancing against times wh. n you missed and 'want e

BTN:: \$20"1"7'
"Ei~~ ,lOP,. .F.lre 11. _., , ..,~

'to,take down the pot cheaply,

H'· -., l.S. .::), 'B' 'WI th .,,:;,:,..""". ,,,,en) '. iC'~ .. ,' ,,:' n 'K···'. ·K· ',A, ',

error,

.3 folds" .BTN raises to \$.3O~

Hero raises to S 120~ 1 fold~, 'BTN calls \$90

yflU.

: Or 'I]" , 1\$ ~
,I

want

[,01

make him pay

rnraw.

'F,~op,:: \$25 0) (
1

3. 3~

Hero 'bets, S 105-,12Q~ 'BT'N ,..

what card lands on the tum a:[ier 'I;) etting the ':1f10IPI, 'E xam p'~e 1.3 ..2: \$:2/S4, No Liniit

There's no need to

bl.,g bet

'Bet one-third of the pot b) gel Villain b) call 'with,

hands like T T or .A 9'; h,e w HI ha ve a hard time
.Jr~ ,1", I 0'" c .U'() !U,U]'i;;' 'D,I]
,;oT:;lrl·e:
Ul~."

Hero (S B): \$,03:2

18B:: 1\,;.34
·IUT:G···"",~,j., '11 ~"'i ~" .

·~'tr lU:...
.

o:::ij

'f"

,c'~' L'!le., ,,,;·f ot l1I.'1Jl.'" .~' -"~ urn- be... '_ DLU;;!<.... 'ul.U. .pu '",~ ,"'" "u..,i!' 'Y r, lJ u
c. 'I;,,)

n. , I;,,)U

. lUI,

shove u." or
~.I_~,~
'!i

'r[; ':::',0:0,[-,
:I,;J,!io.i-i:.'-L,

I~I"

not .,11., ]'

,_l',

,j.

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,II.

I~

o.

'[--,0::;,,0:0 ~ ,,~i:.1. J,

1',J-v. h ard '~''''i[--' im'il ' U .~'U"

~,i:A._,

'L lU, ..

jj~'~1 llj,._J.

00 ::S4{l~,
'. : "" N·· '" R 'T-' a
rii

~\~.

"!ii'O··I~
,~

FlFef~olP': H en) l.<s :B with A,. A" S

3 folds" BTN raises to \$14·~ ; H .:.ero raises
if 'd)

C'':',

.:[)..J.~~'

l ft'.,O'L(;~,D.. . 'C2iL.I. ,S ~\.)o0 ld ·'[)'TN· ~···~l~

Q-"lI

Situations 'will arise where bv the river 'You 'think your (jllJlno:lli.en"tl'"s ranee is larzelv .-:.r."' 10 ,b ~
'i?fr.! 'r!.[ •

comoosed of J:--"j"""

,,1,", "", 1JI.r.aW:5.

''\J';>,U I," ,'I, a /'!JI:[~ 'w,. anlJL na, e ,ITI!l.\$ sen ,as "W ".,1]' rse l"' one -thi ",,""1 ofthe '"Ii[I 11.., ]"l'I',~ "r!~,", 'if:"' It" , 1: o re [I,n ' 1:" ; , ' 1,1 It, 'I' ',,!, ., ,1 ., e~, B:':~ ""'I rur IJI, o,~, ne P r.s IJLI,UJlCliI.,l,t" Jj,(J1r' rum
.a

i,","

iO

,',

ca,11.. ,

if he has ace or king high.

If y,ou think it's .easy' for 'Villain to call or bluff-raise, think of the times

where vou c b) the river with a busted draw or a tinv pair and :so:rrlJ,eOi(!I,e (J'el makes a one-third or one~ ~ fourth

h) extract additional value, 'YOI!j, should

consider

making these kind of 'bets en the river in,re-raised pots when you suspect both of you have ,A'K,.,Instead
,~):[ seeing: a free showdown, throw a small 'bel out there to make him fokl,

" ,"11," ,-",I!.. ca ., y.our 'ILl et even1 '!'f' 'L . kn "', ,',;' ',' ,-,,- are 1, ne '"news you """
j•. '.'

,(3' ""(Ii;::;'

A ,"t',. ,_,.,.,~ ", au, " ter . 11 ,110

C,' 'Co

i . n 8 te ~11 'i!'!f_, , J,. "'1 ,. I,j, one ",'!Ai..', ts ~"I 'U, U,u"u:' ca l~ '0""'" l. m p eli.1-""ant an . ne
''''i
"'"C" ,"

..... ,,."1'" '"",u,n:

c!"" ":(d' ':r'"eor:;" ",)l,', loI:J 'Il-.""",, "":Ih, ,I" ,I;;;!IDLf 1JL1m~ H.J ..... 1

(Ii/'

,.:.,,'1. 11 DLI 1.0:'10.... 'n" "

W,I~,b'[.....

.'1r""'""U It ',.,

IIJL'I;.)

,",,,mi:iLI

'n'

.<',"> lZ,

e.i'tarup 1es
',' "---r~ .-~

h '" lUllS. ar e sucn srtuat ."

.. ,--,. ,,-. ~,-,~
","-''::1--'

Y(1ilIl"

First off, bluff-raising

'player who sometimes
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out

ate a good,

'r.'l

,of a 'weak, hand :r.a:n,ge.

The reason is

The river b luffin 0: fte(~uencv is reall v ~:OiW' in. the small and mid -st akes Cr,atnes. Take a moment and think
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(Jill.

the river when you :ho"l,(]" the nuts? Rarely,

when they do raise y'cm,on the river, they have the nuts, 'wb.iC:h explains 'why you don't,

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,SI' at to bluff-raise, 'but...""! and cho ose to not make the an erupt. Second, if a player :1-5 ,go a d. enough

recognize that a blocking b el shows

or .strolflg based

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b),

recognize ifa 'pnl size bel is weak

on the action and beard texture, Don't 'be afraid of getl.in,g bluff-raised,
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M:.o,.st of the

time when ,~ ~ raised en the river after showina Ib srrenath on the nrevious 'VOu zet i:'-:
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:BelOiw'are tw'O e-. .xamples where

continuemy 'baneHm,g 'ways.

different bet sizes helped define Villains' hand :ra."n,g'es so. E: 'COUld,

Villain in Example 13.3 is a typical .23115 regular

'E" :x,a,mpIe, ] ,,]I • ..) ,. '~,"]i/Q'if=, N':: ':-,',Lin 1,1::tJ!~II. H,' ':",'1.!JL em --- -;-!I: '1! 1!'~ ,~;), ~ tJ ,0 -,"., ",,0 ' 1]1, ,'IilI'TN:: ~ \$,""'~Q:-3'"0 ,. 110..-_ .
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who: doesn't call three-bets often, Preflop was standard because ~~: b) re-raise TAGs who 'open s 'wide t8L'n,ge in like lat e F OIS ition
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make

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bet

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gait a t iming tell from VBl aim after his 1I1,.(yP call and F _,;~,~,,,,,;,'1,;::'db ol:I,j, h is "if7"o'~nl,...-· 11'1' '1]- iU r....'[b.~ "~","" .... '1]- 0';::;' 1lI.~~:J,,:llJ.~ llL t I-~. .IJ, ~,u l"l'"
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:~: made a small 'bet that helped define his hand r,an,g;,e. If 'Villain had ,AK/AQ (or even AT\ he was likely shoving the turn b eC8LUs the b card e
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Hero 'bets S72, .BTN calls :SI2

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as getting drawy,

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w',ag 1. ikely

,ecJmp' ised of marginal hol dings looking

Here) bets \$95, :BTN calls \$95 R~iiver:: (\$4-63.00) 'K,. (2 players) Hero bets :£.:394al ~ in, BTN tanks ...

cheap showdown
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'Like :~:have said :rnan,:y times, when

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p1ay' against a go ad player" 'the cheap

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Example l3.4,',:s Vill.ain 'was 30!.2{]1 'and: 'li/ery' I~TN~' 8399. ,I,:;

aggressive;

l had won a IC;OU}Jil: e p ots off him,

'P're:floip and flop 'were st andard in this pot,

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'weak calling :r.a"[fJ,g,e with hands such as 55-IT;' 'Villain might ha ve held overcards as 'w,elL H e was 1ess likely
h) have

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a 'Hush draw because h,e would've raised

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lI1.(llp. Thus" Gin the turn ], made a small bet

a board

.2 folds t' CO rai s e s to S ,I.8" 1fald" Hero raises to \$63" J ffJ'ld" CO calls .\$45
:FIlop: (\$ 1. ,12J) 0)

where Villain was :[oin:.edto shove with the top' of his

hand ratl.l.,g'e due to the nature of the board.

Once he

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river es well,

Hen] bets S7.2~, calls \$'!',2 '00

T~rn:: (8.276.00) 6+ (.2players) Hero, 'bets. \$75" '00 calls \$75
'lti-ver-:: (S4.2,6.{]O) 5+ f2 players)

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money in, the :P(Jt &01 they stop thinking in terms ():rrhand ranges.
Here ,cu',e few' fund .. a amentals regarding three-bet

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the

Co nsld eratlon s ]~oMake .I u Re- Raised lJots

1., The :po-ti5are bigger sc people are more inclined to n.gh:t for them . .2. The stack to pot ratio, is smaller,
3. Hand t.an"gesate narrower,
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Koldi:ng and call ing, Somehow, it lands on folding more than 50~~ Se what can

:yo' u do different l.:y go, that you'Il incr ease your chance of 'W inning in this :5pot In the future?

Before 'we take ,any 'Olrlth.Jr!l,~let's go' over the board, Anopponent usually bets 1. (l[l% of his -range
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ihat :[lop., '\1Vh:y? Because u's ,a great flep to' b et since it St~PI}osle-d'ly hits a l:(v[ of his re-rai gl:l'i.i.,g rartge,
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'but can't really call a check-raise,

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river and he bets S45r with \$,6sr behind, how ufle:m d{N~:S; Y(RU':' 'pl.ay.have to work in order to show a
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profit?

Flndin g Brea k... ven .Foh:U,n~F requ eney E

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the river and you, shoved over a river 'bet
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times you held ,~ strong hand
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continuation bet, 'You get called, Turn l\$

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'bet three- fifth s .(yf. he pot and hope 'Vii. lain has a small t
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,apt to, call with hands like 'K:Ql98/TT/88 and hope you're betting 'because ilJ's ,a_ scare card rather thalli,
bluff-raising
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or check-folded
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Looking back at the hand, you wonder ifyou could've cheek-called

fhe river,

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aren't ,geltil1l.,g bl uff-raised

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decide h) check, IIthink the majority ef the time file 'betting will ,go check-fold,
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to make

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value-bet Ax+ all day long,

At this point, I hope you recognize 'that if an ace Iands spor is pro,jfitabl:e. That's b ecause '~cr'Q·.·.
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the river, bluff-raising all ciay in this

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of the holdings in Vill aim!s hand ra'ng.e are Ax or bluffs and he' 11
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rarely hold ,astrong hand. The sallie goes fora king on the river as the only hand that can call
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i-

,.,.,tf;//

'V'j',]'" ~

la 'j''!"JI
,i:.'-I,

,!UI,

l'i.-.).

~,,-~,

'i'I..,;::;'

Ill~,!iJ

e~'1'~' 'gPio ,....' lr,;::;.....:~~,_ ....;k ;::;;..... ,~~ ~,I,~,!io..'i~!\. 'wl~,Ii;..'!!iof.1K.

11.,

II.

I,

,"'"

t'l"" '1' 11[', ...,,.''=:;.,-.,,1, lU, ·1'i:). ,I_~,i:.'-L, 'i- f" 'It ~_). u 1l!io.'i~1l
I~'"''

and

i:.:-I.l.!I:l1

'"'iiI)l

--·e~

~,I~LI~

r:;, ....

II

",

,j'li,,"

!L~

ru n over
"
II-~. 'W,,~ ~,

li:,;If.lUI,

,o:o'1'lI ~

oneonem ,,,", J:"~' "~

.[.0":
,j,.,

':W,."'L.,t\ el~,~

is mote aggressive than ,¥~~, ll~,i:,;IL.,

,1i.1i",
U' ,~ 'i:,lj,,_ ._ 'l' ~

"VA;,u

,~'(~Uill

A',ll
"

",~:

is ,~

t.r'

=-p '-'.1

.2],

irJ".1I1,I-~,·,
not
-,j,

!J,J"

.,'1-,.- ..

CI~!~CIK.

'I~

,-A, ,. ",to, ana Wa1

E-, , J!,'QI[

L.', rum

tOI

'E...~

DJ.U,ILU,

n'll a"

'Le" '"

H,tS

'CU.lPS 0 Yl)u.'ll'l{,Ual

.,'1.,"

'>

,t'- ,.,.

'~.'irL.·,I' U.ne I, a '~.rTI!i:i, rt a,ggre5\$1\' e , 1 '_'" ,(, ~,.. ' ~,",.. p,aye:r tanc '5
',Ii:"'1.,

)1'.fjiU?

HGW

against such

(jip'P onent

:5?'

" 0;, -

,0:0'-1.-

1 , .....

it's th L ~ur

,0:0,--

,0:0' -

;.'!o

lLiU

,"-·c

y-oU
,-

-·T·'

T

,j,

.2]'-,0:0

,,-

,.

ith

'1..", - ,

DU"!I,lll~L.,
',~"f.

strensth !,I'b
i:!ill,.· •.

I-~,

th

,1
!i,J,

'[-',0:0'1]';
"Ii)l,

yo:::. 'b.~

:1' .~ t»

'If1!'

tb

.I.!I.V. .. , ,

normal
3. .,

i:A

,00000""P" u~ .:~~ .. ut..

eciall

'"i

whe ,I,L
'ifr'

Iii

UI.

the l !.L

a,,o:o'rfI-le'_ I;;'~~.L

'J'

'F" r o
,!i.J,

!::;,; ....

~,UI.~,J.,

II
l'

,o!!I' CL

.£'LA, ,

"r!-

'10 . iii
1.II,V.

'Ib~·~'

,~'-"" '41
l

:I. [)

Obb in a normal gam e. Against am a,ggn~(ssive player in a short-handed gal,ne, you ha ve

to find a 'w,ay to get the chips in, Sometimes you'll ,get owned when he 'S;'I:!l.'OiW:S y,ou,AJ{KJ" but the other times he'll fold and vou'Il take down the '~(Jt
'r!~r",

You do not want aggressive :P~' ay,e:rs dictat l:n,g the act ion and, m ornenfum of file match, h
,0:0 ,Ul

'W HI
1I,~

be

niehtmare trvins 'I'''' ,;'""I.j.'nll~,'t,;J~,J

,I·!I,

101 ~,ll,J,,I;CU,

VI"Y-

.I

1I,~

U 1UI,It,r"

,0:0

D'l. ':'_"11

sunerior
lUI'r."' ~I,
l.U,

'Lr;::;.

fhat I.~,a.

,'j',r;g

lL1v." !I,J"

gj

Besides nlavina ,UI,~~ ~-"'

~.,!.;.;;~

:~~¥

,I

'1!.,.,,o:o-,c.:I~ U UL!io.(,~,

,,·-·U .. i wrth

'~'O"'It'h~'" ;I.l,l;iu

rer

yo U

,~'L,,(

sne Ul,'1~ ,IJI, semi-bl LI urff'l , ';,:\$,,-,1]] l. InOIe:.

7./','

f:·',"" ~ 0.£

'C"-'-"I ~(jLn:rp, "-~~ U hold,!;,!I, 7,.1:.. ,o:o,;~l the yu no • ,,",~) ,,", ana u..... ;:;;',..,0:0';/';]'0:::.

:r.c~7~
IUI,~ ~L"

~i:.J_L~,
I

,=

',r.:'
=,
L~

;;).

",:'11,0",(- .. .E~'-: U"

'-ILr"",['.:::.',,"
~.~,~, ,~

i.'1I

wrong whh puttin'b. rai ~e.. U" _I.~, . .

~" U,I-!l'I'_. 'lfll',
=

~L

o!!I

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here

First ,F,'
~,,~l~1

usuall v.''Ir,o:o'll;:;;; ,I.~

!I,Jt';:'! •• JUJ_L,
"r.l'.

i:.'-L'~

,j'1r;:;;; ll,~,~

'u....

", . 1" ,j.. 'I--. W "11 taxe

'rne 'po"";1' <wOW m._.eCO',[iJIJI" h "-,", ht , j, I.'Lr· -, .,-.'l ,'.'; ," 1 'S:.., i.,.,l ne .IJ.l:l,gH PUl
C(

,,',

1],you
,c,

:.C',

uown 1 1"· ht • .l,gu

,~:, ,,;-: ..

There w HI 1]e rimes when. he w ill three-b et and )f1!lJi.i! n find yourself 'hat ing life, Just know filar be

is likely to have a ,g.cH)d, hand at that moment, \$-0 even though you l:o~lthat pol,
1

'y(JU

S:h:OiW him thai you

are willing

to, mix up '~I!I,d fight back, More often thalli, not, his aggression level. in. 'pOil~ against you will

decrease,
A, 1 oth e:- ,~';"",o:o jv,O"'_' ,1'e'j ,ft.mo u· r" ,~II.I, 6Uel;'!.Y I","" t':-", "i:)LYyo ur ~ 0 u·
,0:0'., ",,,-,':"", ,-,

'.:"~8Tfr-""

up

"!o."!o

0-·-. -·n

't-:k

~~1~ ,Ui:!I.IiI,IJI't .'. h ..'i:!I.Hl

"e

'k." - ,~

'V':'1] ., i. -. call,

'n-,. LI

ets e ;::l'

,[:1.- ""

I,~:",

',P-

tOI

:BB:: 5t~''14,S:

'liO'

"_era (BTN): '\$2fi;7'O

Prenop:
Hero is .18TN iN ith 8~, 9~

don't know
,."J ' -::
I \ ro ..

,0:[
--,-

Second, they
,g{HJ(j,. 1.,S
l •.•

hD'W
-., --, '

eften 'their pairs

-~ ,"" I ,'1 'I -.

nines or eights is

Hero rai s e s .\$ 6 A.,, 1 fold, 'BB raises to \$2 rJ 0, .I~I ro C al ls S 140 e

F,ID op:: (S41'O) Q~

,OG

uS Ita II',J 'fi':0 ld ,,,ere, : ':-.l .. :.. 'h

But
'L. Lll1L" ,',':-

iJI Vlll aim

~1,~,1!i.-_J.I1.~

an
" .

,r

'1f'I1]

often tw .fl."
I-II... '_ ~'r:;
!',

'("I U.

turn -

'M

'i::-L

,-. [',,",DLl

'g

'':::''liI'~

1:'" "" V'"1', li:dlJl 1 l.I[lbo,_

,1,., 8"~ i r,t ,-..fle ,UDL ve ,""" good IJI.,u,;:)LHIJI. '~oG,,~,~ IJI.I,J "",~[ij_ u' " 'bin It ",,"'.DL . _'U

BB bets \$3:S:S~ Hero calls 5355

TIDIir~:: \$1120) J~ (2 players) (

oG'iI"~ lI.

."j. ""1'[--,''';']]-- 'I li:.I.LII. ... ~ ,u ..

-g. -,I '].l ,a 1,~,Dl!l, .Jj.'l.J",I.~,I. ,.,~ ,j.!,~ a., """'''',---'/ for 'I-. im U

It u. !lJ-DlJ.

i.;""

,('0,., l]

'with king-high

or a draw,

j'

your hand has enough ,eQl uity against

'----------------------'-

fI!H;= play isn't bad. Th ars especially 'true if. there is. a decent

amount of monev,~ alreadv.,;. il1l the 'r'I:ot Add the cotential m-m-,- ; -.

fold ecuirv and shovineIC the tum, is G(FtreCI

1oL~ ,~

mat

".'1-.

c -, - -: ;. ",.-

1··. 'L.... c ause yo U ';~-'ini I,t neea ru rn-I t 0" '~-l:)~ '\ ery 0- u. en . ILle ,i ' i ,-"1] 'It", --:~,'r . -!JLiJ ]()"IJl
,.0".· ~'.. '. ~{o.

4f!r -, fb .I!.(JI . ne

"1·,ay '.7-:, '1..1 -,-:. 'I~ '" --1,.en, P . lO !JIea,K e\ --

After Villain 'bets the turn, fhe pat size ls \$,190;, Let's assume 'Villain, has QQ ':F:o:r set; let's top
determine 0'1 OD/ o".on 70..
h,OiW

much equity we have against that hand, '\Ve have about' 18,,2% equity; Villain has

Fln d.ing ,8rea,k-Even F ohl,i.ng Fre que ney

Let X = Villain's folding percent age. EV' of shoving =:X fwb,at':~ in the p,ot) + (1
,=,

X) [Villain's 'pOit equity

+ your

'p'C)it equity]

=.X (what's in the :pcft) -+ [l ,~,X) [Cwh,.;:nt you stand to lOlse)::<[your (jlppoil:1l:e:mf's equity)

+ (what

Y'GU stand
.L '!

=
=

I T

19tJ S,X + (l ,-,X) [~1.73{)!.{)17 19rJ 5.X

l

+ 588.77]

=
'"ri ('i,A c ,jU~'lJI~."

+ (l-X) (-,1141.3) = 1905.X _, 1141.3 + 114L1X:

':I, "'!I' l!';;fiI'I . oJ 1,.;::1 /u

'./." x·'

,'C':""i i _-.'J] .... ""1" _On\$h.!Le:nng

th t 'V:'~]·, Cam cal. ,''''( ,", I' urn, snov e "'.''''''I·'L ,j:L''''I: '.' 1·:i,·,'i-I'Il..,"'1 tio rs 1"riI" {"'Q,',,'Q"'.}' ,) ,,,:L,,;., 'I .. ,.1] " '''I .'Ir;:-:F··,', WI n mree commna "' na "haU]. our ,HJIJJ.5.OJ!. rnree
""I ,":.

{..

SIX

{AA},

1..01t of

and '[nine {K:Q}.

Thars a

total of 54 hands that can call our t lU1], shove, U efore th inking that's a
T'Lr".,..1 '" 101 0:'1' rt . H,,,!-IL ~ __.!U .
!UL,

h ands, consider that there

SOo we'll aOCOlU],t

ate ,24, combinations of ,AK. and ,AT. Villain might betlfold Al half odf the time
('o""',n:';'l!;L.,!u.~,LUn,!,•.~.~. """-,, .. U 'n "",j';"O"iI' 8'(-]If .. J!.

fCl!f

six

.8L

[i'=-

aggressive player, h,e I1Ji,gJ1r1 bet/fold

'welt
From our calculation,

He also, has total air parr' ()If the time as

an
OijJfr'li(jine::llIt. J~

we can ,B>ee'wJ~.y shoving ihe tum, iS5 +18:'V;,especially if it's 'against

a Ib~,~ ive pl aver who has more air in h.i s holdin ,b than a tvnical O{J:[es~ as ,~ r
"E,.xam r ~~ -2:~ I. ..Q.._ /. ~ ,ILl N':: I'"', 1i'ii~1;CJ, ";J,. 'I,ll! 1i(:5W,'101 ~ ..
, . A,IU.
0

11' JL..".

imrit ,., old'em " H' V. ,lll ~ . "

Example reason s,

of

SB:: .\$9'5.0

]:t',1 S ,a,

f.O, fire

SeClOII],,d

,J[).I. .

Any time
.

(Ij (,'j,
-',i 1

when
-

ills; ~

'r!' ...

low,..

,['''' .

,,f.]..

,J; ~

"},&'

.1 folds,. S:B raises \$.35, Hero calls S25

'E.'II .• (C'''H'i) F.',~op,:;(~' f!iJ1
""~

'K' ......

'";t,~

A ....

""o!'. t-"",,'

turn.
:'t ' ,llL" 0·•'1,·1t ,I.~,i)l.1JI-1 l~,
,Ii;
,II.~, 'J' ~ ~i:).

1"'J 'I".L.

'~c

j ..

,.

H erO,', c~., l L.. .p I.CJ )~ ~<,,; e:s: ...

"'!I

'''':''i'~,!i;..I ~ .on' ,,,, ·n;::;.0::;. ~ ,t:Lr "': .lLJ. "';n, u.,•. ",.,,;::;.;:~"~ ,r,'" ~!i;rJ. [,I ~,!io..' ,i!1 !i.J.,t-'"

'I

,,,; V

ur .,

ra
"DL

'I]"

. 'I: . ~

ig;::;.

'I

'I,,'~

'I]

elL~ ''')

s.l8: tanks

~,~~

~,o:::.~ '"

i.~

!i..Ii.

!.J'!UI,

••

])3 ,11

,U,J,i:JUL ,~:.-" ~.U,J.u.r,-'"

'r.,.,~·urefloa
:[Ot

,""iI"~ DU,~,llI,

esr ecial ly

OIl],

card that weakens our flcJip

calling range,

Villain shoukl also bet/fold }\:Q and maybe QJ or QT. If Villaln gets called, he Can Therefore, 'when 'we raise the tum. we :pl.ay in the
to ()I'!I.1y play '11 il S in 'p osit ion.. O

check-fold or check-call the river since a strong hand would've raised the turn en this beard to 'try' te ,g.e'l more
:rttOine:y

in before 'the river (to, avoid scare cards),

same marmer as a str.-OIil.,g hand and 'Viltail:il.has to give us ,\$I0ii1JJ'eredit ifwe haven't 'been teo (Jut of line, c Against tough. op:ponents, it is; imp ortam to remind yoO urself
Trying 10' b eat a superior
,OP1po:i!J.'e:i:iI.t

'0:[

P osit ion is burning money; ,\'Why de :y6U. think no

:I.

one has o,j[fer:ed.a challenge 'where their ()plpcme:t!I.t£5 can have the 'burr-on

olno~,()]:the time?

Just

fold and

gel in pots with ,good holdings while in position, Uti's hard :[or a superior player to outplay you 'when you put 15°4 0:[ your stack in preflop holding a 'big pocket pair,

II
~',0'5I---

Clhslptelr' 116,:INalked IRange

E X,j[.II,m, n~l"" 16,' l'i !iJ"i,ii"i1/~2r! No ii' ILII;:' ~',,!iJ_ '~', ,!U , "-'
,,'i ,i

'II' ;', --,',j, '[_J o"L-H"" "-I L-l. mh ,fl, Q.11JL .... 111

C'~B',:• Wi"':-!

:your
~,i;iL""''''''

,011'11'

, LI ,I

,~.u

'lLr tvne u"~ l,~',C'<"'"

'1' (',

""1'(" ~),~,'~

situation,,,-, ,tU
,I'!-c

.. ;;!o~

,~,
.:iI.

'n'1f'jir-e' ,.... i:1l ,tJ','~, ,'[-er::. "{,-e'

'''~'',,""',:

ru'T--G' :\"
'.: .,."

IfJr.

~,L.-J.

~'''''OI'1!'O'1 ,.,i;.-J.

(t',,t or

a,

DL

r::.,' '1"''-;0:::.

OJ u

re

",-";I!.;.,,,,,-~-c'.1'r::.'-1

Q Li.'-'!'e:nan

'1-'")

Pcl~r::.',,~,6i·-' ],"tJ er

all Uo:Jo.,ML,.y

take
m!ljj,_:

1:-1 ~

)]''''1','
lJ),u

W',,; the n I ~,"'"

l"i/lIP'~' 22,6,2 8

pot

The following

examples

illustrate a common

,m~' :2955.50 \$
'BIN:: \$1'9'7'0 P~enOlP':Hero

"UIL
'!Ii,

-nen
I,

''Ii. J'"

1] " ,'I.. - ''__ th rum inam-- cnecxs tne 'i - - ,

L '" ~ UDL:5 . ".".

'1.-"

,I.US

-- _ r,a'[1J,ge: "l.S

is 'UT,G with T¥ Tt
S] 50
" '-

I" ,',

: I,,,,,

AQ/AJ/AT
,J

some OF the t ime, a lthc ugh, he 'w'H] b et

IIl:O'l

BTN' Ie~r.an\$e\$ t,0- ~"_ ')' H~I Ca ,-- ", "~ ~23[)t ...... "B'" .[ij
",

tOI

c.' ,-

F~op':: (\$49,0) K.. 7~' 2~ (2 players)

he's 'bluffing the ace, ]J 'we cheek the river" 'we 'win almost never win this :PCJt 'with, TT. Any worse hand is bluffing the river and an,:), b etter Hands like JJ and
h,SL'I],d,

Hero checks, BTN 'bets .\$.122, Hero calls S 122

TruIir~:: (.\$ '7 34-) ,A + (2 players) Her 0 check s, BTN ehe cks
n", --- (~:7''"'i4)' .l\.ly,elr:: ~~' ,.}, '

is '0etting,

QQ

are checking

behind, This is

0+ ,,_ :p"ayers), -] -'~

00_ ~,,,,;.

-'u",-IiI '
I.LI.

~--------------------------------~
Let's g'o 'will fold,
-l]<Vet

Hero ...

e.-'river

~.

. l~-~,u,,,.;,

~;,t,

Thus, we will gel called [Vix

SLIll, 'UTG

(1.2+12+6)] ~ 14 times, F ourte ern,mlght 'be too high because some (l':plporrn.e:ttlts 'will fold ,ATo to (Jp,t:::m don' and
the
pOll.
..

always re-raise
h

'W

U,S

from getting bl uffed out of

or .A".117 E.\.._~

'[ •• nder,,:;·j.,r::.'n,.c'1 !I,l.ll

!IJU·!I.Uv., ~1li:;_U ,--;,:;,

,t'....r::.,j, '~'~",,,,, ,I.~,DL1/ ~."!I, 1',,, r::."i,;;O;"1' l\!_~,i:.l"- ¥.!f ~ II.

'i:ll~VIj,J. !Liu.!,I,lvlll.

""-'""'""-('1' "'1',j;::;,,'~1
'U,',

for
"~"

,[-:1..,,,,, ~~.~
"e,

,j<']!

el JI"""I--'

'V']']l ""']' 'I]

_ .•• ~.i)l .. '.

.... ~I.~.~,·

'Lr eck"" l;. ;::;:1... in ,1' ,.,~,.ith r::., ~ LJ ~I"~. 1lI. ~. l~. ~
iI. !,I.

",·,0:::.-1'

:.":). u.. ~.

C'l", Wi 1.I],'u -

ce

j.'L.;':;'j_

rnar

r ar '8]'.',J~ IU

'L,,,,,, c' - & - "'"

;,:;(, - l,l.b e"o.... ,...- 11]""'l 'uup,P .... s, let's 'DL~i:!!lb'n three eomn :I!.,.I", ,;,:;,.. ions n
',"'l::!o
__ -

,~,'lJ r

those... ,U:LI' 'iJLj_n,~~1'0 '[ ,j.:L-- 861. ,''L""'1.2] ',-- 0-;:-" ,11':.-,,--, sake ,I,~;(},~ I.Ue
'

Since 'we only even if 'Vi 11 aln

'I!.;.;::;,,~,r::.' ,e'.::;,',,",( U QLU.;:o"", .yO

need

to make a 60% h) 8{lrO~ bette} win, betting pot Another reason to b err: is vou'll .~
1

is still
aet Ie

+Evover

C~ 11\$ 17

U

ec

w .....

DL

"" .... ""'m--"r'"1 1 "", '1 ~i:A.

1

,!gJ11

KKJQ'Q/JJ!.AKJ.A'Q, and rarely 'air; it's a decent fl.o'p :~or BB~,\$1055 him h) fire considering 'we defended a re-mise
0'"1,.1.1

of

H,erotrH (UTG):
CO:: \$2'7'6'0 'ETN: \$1780

\$...2:2,4l0

posit ion, ,Ahhough there are 16 comb 0'\$ 'OF l\ K and ,24, ,MP: \$.2:05e
combos of A.A:-TT, the frequency of us holding A]{, is fat less than :1.6124, ,0 ur oPP. on .. ent
well because
,AK,
'W

ill think th is as

are

since 'we

out

of p'; osition againsiu fcugh I;;)

m
.If

.- " 'U ,,,,,-) ·;.'k O. Of re f,11 _...• 'H ere '1:5 iii' IT~ 'W nn irr~: 0:'.' ,[op:.
e-

,I",

'~' .:-.-,;I~"I:,

1L'!() O,KU]"g.

'Il...

t,

j,"

is the best II h. U !;.c;;:ol

lUi..
t'k;::;,

'-W,:,"~.'l... l:
i:lL...
,~,~

l" i:lL 11 _..

,il'L,

_ ,m 0--

't UIriI., ...

:r'il'L'll~;e:[' t

".. j"1-,

tha 1",,'[iJ,

(2 pl ayers)

this, we represent trip aces and that 'lIUv.er: (\$,1311~J)9.' (2 players]

our

is :reagLHll,8Lbl.:y within
,,....,0'in';;L.1' 'iI' ']',;",:"1' <0'. UUII,J..IiU I.~.'DL .U,I.~,h'
'~.u'L """'I';;;
~ I.~,~I, !ior

IQ'"
'M· ..... ·
,', '-,',.01;

kn "'I~'~'" u~
,~.

at

,j'

i:1!
,1.!I,!i;./r~

UII,~

..

i)L

j

'1',l.1'", ,i,JI

,~l'j'

u., fficul ,'" ,1I",c'i[--' V']''"] 1""']"1]- , ,~.,~"J!U. ~ ,~.u." _ i:.lI..

j't"1

lU

,"''iii ']]' ~~ .,

'Iff ~

,!r..1 ,'~

'r.'l

'i:.>l~1~

'iii,,,",""

but,!I" LJ _

'j,'lL~

",,- ~

"o".if ull~

t,.'1'

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,,!~L.,~

'['''''''1]'1

...
:I

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(j' 'n ,,,,,~,,,, g,aj ~,!i;.r,I"~":.}.Jt,u:.~~ lJ ~ '["""'1]'1 ',:.'~:I ,~

'It ']'

ible
.'

",,-, J":"V"]]" ',-, nug -,. h-. ave one comomation 'b" .." . l...aUJJ. "'h" It,
''1'.(...... , _. -.-,

."

A.A' .'. {)o,I,,_, ,",

.",,"

f.'

,".'

~ h .' h k eenuu A" ,1,;="',,, one-tourt th, .jJ1f, me times ne C;'tilecxs b 'h" d ,_ K A:..T'
·7·,·~ ,'.

,'_

....

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[-,

_.

-.~

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--,

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Q,..LQ,..L.o,.LCJI]
(1)

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oCi

0,'

TL ",ua
,j;" , - -

i" ,m@.IK"as... ". k" .... -:l.i', -, tio -,, o.,U,t'\..F.';;.;---A':''''T alJl.u ,.l.~' .-,,~ 1J-_",. , -, 'I~. , el,gl.~.l pomu InBL. l'Q,ns ..,II" . Ji,.'iJif ,·.c"l."A COIn ulllla
0 .• ,

tie - ..Q.I!, ,KK· -TT that lOins, =.. J!:' , r; !u@.

'·.1:" " ",j'

'L

,ne W 1. , , .I!.o

will

E ...] A !!i,!I,

half :Ui:lL

Jj,

e ..' -.2l Itnus ume ,,,,,I1!!Ji, ('j:k' t»

1..;0

'''"

."

-It"" --'~ o'p 1 rmsnc ,~'k,';::;,e ""'1 --'I!..',1 r1I.i;.uHJ.I1I - S mree Qi,;!.n]u - .. ,!ie" '., ~
~j;" .,,)

.C.,II"

D,u, "."7.,:\$

g..

ftj,

A-"'" yO' U. c an S!;;.'I",) ",t'l", '~., -.-.' .....,. ~.::;.;:::,; -_, ~ e51L 1.

,~,c·

~!C}

the river

That is unless
1:111,

his range on an ace-high 'boatd

:1...:]''-'" han ,lll. ,I,~,,~,I.~,c;a, -1
'cr""""r'[IO,~ ,[I. 'CI.,!UI'b~

a re-raised pot Then we can mak .. ,a case fO,t bening the river since e
ICI..,~,ll" CI., ,v ',~~ "Ilt",_ .!."1i.,. ~ .., ~,

'if¥'

J..

--- -~l, . E- x,am,pIIJ;!: 1~

C1E" ,•
~ I ",'o! , I e- ~

(It • .]! ,.

'1~'i

~, .. '!jj_ '~',

f;it'i

ii"'i1

'.j,

,~

('I
,.

j,

BB'" ~'"'i;4°4 ~'.~'.o.'.

never have two pair or better, unless 'we have do 'w e call er do we fO.Jd.?
r:; in 0'
,I-!,I'IC

'](9':5.

S,(Ji

1:

1t;t.L

....

"~i'~, ~(~ ,r,'ulU

'i:.lI.

0(0]

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(~l0(0 'Y'!JIJi:.lI"<i?-.

'] ,'~IMI,:"! ~''i'rfi

g "~'
,~, ,II.~.
,

'uU·.i'~iljl! 't'·
'l!1fUI-!,I,

ij)"""'l b!i..',1I.!,I,.1t

"!I..-~'U'.,,

~1~7~\~.·~.

a"'~Ii'i ~' ~

~'O"

'i.....

j"" .1.!,I,IL'ul

,0::, tLl

'"'"",ri'\;(j;,rrf'=~i('Ei"T' N~\""11,7:· 11,il"f"O'1 D" . J'~

,1l1 ..

le..... ;";,,r:;'r--' ith mvself "",l '.[,'" ll,~, ,.. ~ .~~.. ,IV '\" Il.,.!~, ",~,I:.ll"
¥.1(

because

~~

he's l!L.·· ~

'M 'bI.

11:&

i:.Il

rti., "7.""
I

,():f.

Si(J1:ry,

Iii =e[,IDoli'li" .r.-]f' I, 1Ii,1~

'"

'n__]';:::"--,,,,

,[].I;;.o-['ul

',,:;, 1.;,;;

'n'TN,' ., ...•1... , .D ., " W b,u

i,,"l 0 if'ij ~,orH..;I"

T".'
.,-=i;.. ,,]~.;:;

O'F OpipOr!l,'enl~"I'm ,goit~,g :ffib,l.d because h's rat-ely a bluff t(JI

1;."'8(fJ

2ft, :I'd.: L " -, ' ,- " d.) ~: o'~ S, ;("'110"" _[,alSe.:s ,~ C''E), ~D

H'"ero c au".,

~"

!,J!,

j;1-,

DF
u .. I,~,

cal ~,:;, '7'f'i1 .1 JiGhil1li! C" i s ,,iI';1 I;;<DL".L;!o ~

,!U)

!l.l~,,I,!,I,

']"II"iI·k.j!l.l~,~:I" ;~ eir

·g"i',f",1 U
.vu.

'~/'" ,.... eek-r :1-,

IL~}.

!.;;.!,!L!ior-!w.

~.

;('"i' '\_3!

-], 'p:,aye.rs)~

.g'o0 d enough
behind,

ue

out

marginal hands,

lt

is

lfl

"..:1-, -.,I~ ...

1;;.o-1,~:eC:,!K~""
',',,'. .".

'C--O" bets e 'I '£1;:: ,'LI!;;.o,.;Jo~', 1lI..JI,

',. ..'.,I ," ,'I ..

'aL3() 1a 0 ,go 0 d 'to check and risk (Jpiponeu.ts checking

C Dn '!;" ,j,I;.,d. ..n"", . "-" ,- er-.o-.:::.l, Y_." t 'I.. ts 1.~a
r
C

.H E_-0

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;c:

::sp ,-'OJ. ot
~. -

.-, .-1-,

tt)

",'1-,

,T, -

1,,"l

~'Lc

:I~

CO checks, Hero checks

R~,v,er::-(\$590 ) :K+ (2 players]

fhe

river, If 'we

have a hand like 81~"8Ji" or. 87 and hope to see a

m(1IWd'(Ji'WI'ii"

'iI?'r.'l,

CO checks,

[-I' ere

lbe ts \$ 3 :5:5"

00 raises to :£.271 'In.:5 0 and is all in

,if; gur,.~MI, /';;UI,j;, '~.'~·;ir,.::;,1"ii ,~'f . in g ~ ,~ ... 11. :_, 'n".I.~.~~,~, u
,!I,

b ets,~ esa eciallv a lvp~'eof 'Villain 'who, w ill value-b et thin" .It' :~: op e these e:XaIli!ples il1. ustrate the i:n1!pod ance of h
0(0

vour

_'

""P--In iC~:rfi""'1]- i",II. 1'..0; L ","I U "'_r" ~ I-:l,~ ,., 1-~,i:A.!I.~,!JI,

ran o-e is
"i:.:f.I·!I'IC· ..

i.'I.

E"'/'J;::;'-'UlI'I1 ,~,i:a!io..!i.ti , 'j;'"'

ill,

T L .::;;p":;::;.
,,

,I.~,~~!w

,i.'}

'1'

ons
'C~I!I,

u I"!I,~

n ;"0,"",. ir often Ju,r:;,I. !w!!w!UL, !i.J.l ~, UJ. _

~

J., "'

'1]- '10 0-

vou r
)~ U _ I'

sessions 'but are di :ffi,cult to 1.denti fy when 'pLaying '(IJan.)' tables, '\Vhal we
to gain information to 'the point that
,A- 0 - - at nla -e r once ~rei:il. ,PO -i:iI..J:
,0," ",-• ,0,, ,

do is take di fferent line is

Out ,C1pP>CJ;nettrfl'\$

range is face-up,
'I!...;::;. .....,..
U~"";:)lU~
,-,

& ..... 1-' -- ,~-,~, -- ". 'n.,.- j;j;". 0' recomrnermeu nl]n=Lleu.l.m,~

"'·e'.nC)'one'e'.:::.' GO' u-caus these '-I'yp~,s o' 'f''. . ever cold-calls mese
''"> ...-,'
-a ,

C8"

'1.,8iI'-" '.
U "i/1:S

'!iN,,'~'lr un

the IU

"<"':CI l .....

T'L.· e. ., nus,
1.'11-9

1...,."
lJ)t

the ':"..,.r'- er" ') u ut -, l U, .... n\,

,,~;<'";

"'-·--;~"'-'li"",--·j.1',:, u 1ll1L

OPF n .....

'-''''-'0',<:>

.r,DLI1i.I;;:o""

"~

1.,

'!iN-eak eDL,

,O\t'

difficult IQ put

jt

in practice,

A, tough C1!PPO'[iJ,e:n:t will raise

'bet at

an,:ychance he gels and we'l[ end u.p playing a huge pot out odf poshion and have h) randomly whether he's blufflnger b etting/raising is to, :i11ake
,,-(_ ,"" -

guess

:[01[

va lue,

S ince

'(he idea of figur lug our

(JPi(J O'n'en,ls'i

h.~u:ul :ra-m,ges

,(J·urt lives;
• -, , -,. __ _

easier" ul!i:i:!I:-'betl'ing
,T ,--"" , • -"

" - d '1 -" .apJlIoac 'h' 1\$ .sa.ml"],ar lO .·!.on,£ '0-el,hng. .I,

,= .

7'0
Here's a simple
c

,S10e:1!1~ti,().

:He:[',O' donk 'bets on 'lite flop, donk 'bets on the turn, and check-shoves
;.:; - A

the river; '0" - - 'V"]l .iain C'-'L .is on- me- .1.\1 - .». ;::;;l.ll~ .mce vi ;.:;" - ,,-::.]l'" ." I·'L. non r b ets w itl:!!. air; overs, and

DLIiI:~.

t urn, 'L~I~J r';;>LI...,.¥- have --- neu --;.:;rel: nav , ~

"" st[un._ 'k;.:; -- -2l V'1 1];.:;~'- wu 'u,UlV6 -- --g H,UlIil.iJJ,.: . DLIIJI. -- '11'k;.:; "" ,
i:.iI. :~~;

'I!-.~;::;;--

neen

inclined to raise our donk 'bets with the top of his :ramg-eto balance 'Out. fhe times he's raising Our- donk

gutshots,

II

Clhslptelr' 117: IP,olllalriiiza'tiiioln 1IIIn ,Practilc,e

call." 'In, this C!():(II:I"e,.xt'"it mean s he represems very lew legitimate cernbinat ions, fA s
"W'..I..,;::;'-m ~, , ~ ~,I~ •• ."
",'iU';:::'

"iN' e

1~i:.Ll.iI,!I,

'P.'T ~

look
LI ~

,._

Jrij" ,u:!·_"

-.1, ~

"W' '.

I.., ~ ~,I~

,,"_ ~.I .,

"'-",r"l'n '1i.J. &,)t"'

'0." _.J,I~,11io.r ... ~,l,~ <'? 'I.. r;,',",)] '"" ;:::.' •. 'J'! l~li:,;IllI,!I,U

~"" :J/~

"w'"
. ,"

eak and
~i:.'-I. ,'_
U:t,I!

....r;,'... cred ':1"11..] ',l' ' ~,ulll. U! ',,""

,'~1~',~~!u'I.!.UL

reeresent ,~'~' Ci"* 1 "'.:"iI

DUL, ,~..i)l .. ~l

'1-

,0:::."1' ~I-~.

~ II,J. i
.1.!I,iJU •.

.!i:);1

.,' i:.lI,.

,i.~

verv loose preflop ,1 .., ~ ,~JJ.J" J.,....

'!Ii!U\, i./.~ ..

,"iI'"1'(1 '] i:.'.L.I_~,U ,.:1.

ikes
I'

~i.').

'1..",

ruru

'0'].. ,-","",sly ']' Id've ,1 ,olJl. 'I' LJ 'U'l.l'· I .' nvious ,;" ,WIj,U,,1JI. '\" 1lked 1 , ·L.""H·e'''·
Co, • -.

',Il" L~,

rrenop~ :H,e:I!1J' ~,~ SB with 'Q'. 7.

cts<68 7 raises S:I. 00 to S :1.5 H@££ rai ses .\$4{lO to Q \$.5 5 0" ,cls68 7 rai ses 815 to .s:1 3, 6 51 'H,@££ calls \$.815

he folded,

,]8 ut

since he 'was (Jut of posit ion, I

didn't mind his call because there are ,gOl:r!lg to: be a lot of tough \$p,o;rs 1\or him

to play

4-+ A .. A.

(2 'player s)

profltably;

what could

Given the flop and

stacks,

'H@£'£ ra ises \$193:; b) S]6{) OJ" rs 6 8 7 c alls S 1935 c Tlli1r,~:: .\$9,,930) Jt: (.2 players) ( H@££ checks C 'ls,68 7 lbe1s S ,I 333 H@
j j

he 'be check-raising

with?

f' (

'tt
I,.

·i:.1.II,!i;.r ' .. 1 I,.,.~.

"iI'1i'8 'OT'''fij-j

v-·'

'~'jjl"t"; !'ir-r.lyl

'i:Jl~~~

"iI

t·,,,,,,,,. 1,~,~.l "",Ji::i,

']' 'n
'"I,~,

thIl'· e

IUI,~~,K,

,~l ",,~.]_.

'i:.lI.l.~,!JI, ... ~ .

.... 'n'~

"','I'll

,I,~,

!,U,!w,

in

I·.,

in preflop, If he has a hand like

,A~" that

also means he's continuing with a ton of. other garbage hands
et
'W ith,

as well, S ince there are lew' combinations of 'trips in the range of hands that he flats the four-b

majority ofthe time,

('HI

If 'we call the check -raise, it w ould b e suicidal for him 'to. c ominue his bluff decide 'h) call and 'bet 'very small en the
tum,

the tum, Thug, I

An iruportant factor

lJ:U,

th.i~ hand is. ,] could easily have a

b) work SiC}

lot of'Ax hands in my range, Let's work cut some math to see how often the 'blu.:ff eeds n
lime is profitabl

our

e. '\Ve 'ate gett in,g [19'35+ 13 3 31 to [1665+36 0 ~}+-1.35 x.2] ()dds on the bl uff., Thus, it 6
,a,

only

.. til, 'j.lSi

thi

'

b
1

an d], b{iCkd (H)t' th e secon d nut- :[J,us;br, ,"

I", , -:
'I,

'[;''iJ'";'!iJimr'i!--·!I"",

E..A,D,WU.P~~

I.:

1"'1,.,_.-:; ~~ 'fiZ:'1 iii N''.: o "L"'inut 'H' '1;;,J',1l4-'61l1J !' ,. ~Jf~" U "" ---"~ "'1
AId; I"

,I ·_0.11
l~ ,

saw fhe three-b et, exactly

1!io.fU. !I,J...IlEJ ,:i:.[L

'18 ut to b eat me, he has ~o have are

1j,._.r,}i:A"

'UTG':' £2,..1.92

the
• U"I,~,~

'K'
,Of]'L

so Few' 'l\~P':,\$,1,99'5

...... '1]--' i(!It'l' ombi

(',",'iI!" ''''~I'I!'' ',-','" ',.,v rh i(!I,j, lU,.;;). , ,1(iL,'1]- 'I f" !i.o.dl N.lU,I:i_Ll ,

hi r....ge ]' nol .... ,"vU;! How ri -z,~ '", ;::;,~J

'!w f" "~
I~I,,,

co, \$l~n3.1,
Co ~e S omtt~, (.BTN):: \$\2 ~OlSI '~e[~op,:: Hero is :BTN with Qe., J+
2 folds "CO raises tc \$..3 0"

Y!'

,...... :T"i

'-I ,,? .....me 11]I.;)L l. ons ., 0 ;-;L. in

at:',

.-;

p'[-eCl~e

.; -." .:R';

1"'.y

'Ill'

iiiIIi,r'j A'," -,''lit' "IV" £';;:.,' """ .,. ,,",,' '0.£ E'\.,E'\.,

"""

'ii1'

}f,~oJ!1::' (S,75 ) 96 }~, 6~ (.2 players)

jot";

l'lo,;!' U,i:lLVe

,f'

'J!,., 8;:;,'1'

Since Villain

tOI

00 checks, Col e So ufh b ets S60

CO calls \$:60 T1IlIr~:' (\$195) 4~ (2 players)

see 'what, he had, ::~: c alled,

OO"h'-~k'- 5, Cole.... S''iJ I.Hh ,c h ec,ks . s, _ . ' C ,ec., . iJ Ithrer:: '(S 5: 9 Or ) A e (.2 players]

Slhow d.ow
_

10

S3RO

rnw,::'

", ], h. CiO. show "'" ¥' 'K ¥

I~!.~'V. .. ;;) '_"

,_ nai r.. (,,),'f, ,"'fI .r.'-~ , i:.Il

threes ~ LI_~o.u._
,iI'I ,~'L ,U,J.U:5,U~ -.,. 'k". t, .aoe~u.l,gu

'-Q' ",.

.c

'1'
l~

"

im
L~,J.,

nlaver 'I vou l~-'" ~.,..

I(;.L"

~D,

lUI.

"W' ".]' .

..

II re ...lize
,' . l.f..i:,;.L
,~ ~

;,j, J.It.

'1',,,, .. ,ll. a,

,. U DltJ ,
,g, .

,!I.,.I

,j''(''1 1I.!iJ.

DI.

.,I.~.~l ~. b\

,i.~

,~~.:... ~.. 'Ir"""'/'o::;. ,'" ~ I.U,~

1~1i:.>L'!i !io..'

DI.

'1";;1' u.~ l

ill

'~'""lII ],IU,

,~y.~ _ ,.
,i.~

,U

i:.lLU·"

",

f:'h "1:'1 ~K

,!U

J_O": , . f!-f!-.~'~,O::;; :"i.,')!UL:I. ~

on vour
"-J.',., ,~'(- ..... ,

£,

'P'h,H,Ivey pl

to C}

much and u,Qes not take it

Alii,

seriously; he also defends his .B B 1iberally. Having said fhat, he is still a very good player,
important thing to keep in mind 15 ],vey p:r.i(');bably thinks I'm scared money,

(HIl

(lin

In ard

SB:: Phii~ ~v,~y ('\$o!9',,5i9i) BB:

j\,j'U

hi story" ] learned

C KEMSAYU"U:H

(.\$6;9 ,1'97)
I

especially tricky post-flop out, ,0:[ position,

'nn sit ion.I., r~~)'; .. I:_ .

'renop:: Hero is .E"B with .Ie, T.'

li'D:L lC',I,~.l,

be p-]avs somewh I at
,.I:., :.,,' - ,~.' ...: .;_~.. ":,".:' ',-' , ._
i:J_

stra ig htforw
_

,~

18 0'I, H' -, ",~r(J

I

II g; ~ Ita~1.J c: ,~"

1-00 '

.'

behind

fhe turn,
(Jf
'W"

but

1..30:[[1,

.. ,II !,I.

e 'W i11assume he checks 'back one-third of the time for four

,'Pi
Ii;.i', "

ICO-I~IJJ'b,j:i1I.ations,

,[-:1..,,,," ~ ~,~

"

,of,',",

IJI.JI.!,I,U

~1'~o.,.~.'.' ....... '""(1 -'"',;:::.ri, ... inlv !_~Ii)ll !,I,U II.

~IIJIJI, !i;.Ir~I, DL .• , ',~,

"',f!,!_~lil'oIP_~

....

'14,~U .. fft]"I"ji;l)" ill J. ., .1I.!,I',b

vah~,~',,,,"0-'" '1'nst ,"" i:.lI..I., 'n,'" ']'r or :'" ''"'''''1''' ~1 r" . i:.l:I.J.
i)l,~'.i_L
1.!I;iJ! DL

1i.y.I.J .•.

i:JI. '"

a better high card h.. and. '\¥e, lead b.. pot and Phil quickly raises us. With a flush, he 'would have at alf

flush there

tt)

to, de if

is enough money

behind

make him seriously consider folding,

··V, .~. ou.U, nrobablv knov [. ..·"]' "1,0(;;'rji ,1"" ;:dJ '.J .. U,1;,;.'n' ~
I;,;.' ~
<'0"

·,·ru· 0:::. .~",i,~ 'Q.".. ~ ..... , I: ...... i' ,. 'Iff - .... I:lJ "-';,11.. ~J I;,;.' 111....

nreflcn """","'"j"l~' ,''''"1'] '.J ,~,"I"·''''U·I]·t·'1\(','[" ". 'Q'.'~'.'o(;'rji(l IQ-:Lf.~ "'CLI" uu u ;:;\"",,",,1;,;.1. . .. l'Lr. i:J'Ln!Jl .. ~Il.l
V
'In".~ .~.

IjJ

'J'

rr .ran :go:::. ;:u~,.' "".

TL"" ;:;u s ·f'··..e ..... ·L.·'.. - ... ;.·'.- .. -."" u.. ... I.n,'.commnatsons
i.,
T .....

A"

:'""

bun

o ...

'IL.. ".,

Qn-

'.,:''',.

.~. .~:L1IJi. me

.L'ILI /11)

"'j;

C'ip.l

,O.l!.

-.["

th - t ime, -...- '1...-F. e th -'.. ne ~'. we .u2I\ tnree

a,

.. .. -

.j:'.-

ln total .•.~, lU
I[.D1.

,.

I,:CLO 0:::.

''If!!' ~

'['

I~

;::;'1';o-L ';' ,b'I-~.1l

combinatious,

Although

trying

10 fold (Jut a real hand with such a narrow :f,ange is certainly 11I.ot

great,

from our analysis there's a high ·po\s~ibd.lity that his :ratu.,ge is. really weak, Unfcrtunately;
'V'1. 11;,;;," -': . DLlIiI.
I",

the majority of

~ .1~:' .'!JI.lI!I.,~.;) u,

'1..

01,~.,- 0" beat J.,;,;;,,,:I~ 'k" !j)"'1.. I.qb-u.

(;.l' . (;.l'I;,/,!K..
[)I... ..

'~}lie re ¥~ . a

'?"C?

.j..,,,,, l ...
J

~.U,,",!l.H.

.U.
!i..!

'IL

...

(;.ll

o(;.,j.

least
.

(;.l;."!<

the time to ·l.e· ,.......... lJ

lJ

~Ill.

the example b elow, it is important to take into account. both 'Vi llait!lT.~hand ran .. and H ero' s ge
I.. "i',;~.[.. H OLU.IJI ... (;.lU,~

0(;

0(;."1' 'lIe

.•

··V:·.· ,;:)L.'J'IlI'. '1' ]1'"

..

;." l._'"

~'rlI
(;.lU

• i'l]I-'1.,. ... .
L'I.

~,·ft]·~"""i r

l'iN u !i.J....

before

!i..!....

th ..'J'"' . ll~
;;!o

.[i

1

N··· Li 1..1]]111. H/"I~)]'''''··'"I.n ·'"I·'·j ,.... u J.IJI .....

).,1..
JI'IJj,~,j.! .

·jf].'~)P similar

'O':PPQllemt£5. 'to, 5l:oiw·=:p~,ay

sets, J19,.

or .3 hu.. draw', ge

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There are so :m21Iil.yhands they ,gel actio-til. from and so manv action killins~ turn cards- that they want to .
,~'

P.r.enom:: Hero is SE with 6e 5-+. ~

'LJI
,r1i!t:'rli.,)·

.(.

.('

'!"hl S~_~,.~0 c '12QfiI 'B';'n, 'C'6L .is .:;:;.. u,' .' ..0 -..;:;,]]e""" - ;::;,<;;: ~

Q!IJI(ijQ'1 ~·Q'U

sh.. ovel a lot of .nl(J(i],ey in on the flop, Once Villain

check-calls the flop, his range includes most ly

I

'weak pairs such as 66,. T8, .A9 and draws such as

5'.'4.'" 87, and :KJ tbat are n.. s;tmjl[lJ,g enough to ot

Tllllfrnil:

(\$ 6,4(0) .A.

(.2 players)

. ,].' '.~

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.'1-:-'.;'

0 nI
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th..' me -

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op.
71

f',';"i-r

l
j,'L. ..

u '11-. IjJ.

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" ....

, ,,7.

A'·~

, .... 4'.".'_.

.BB raises t () S 18.,.0 [l~),. ro rais e s to S .1. 0:3)92 9 ,. He BE :[olds

0 •..• -;.· .... ,,,"

"0'" ur. - 'u,;:.dl!J1...n]()i,~ 11.K'· I V ].. O.K~ 1. J.IK.'v lr;,;;,' . .,d] ; iost ikelv .0 '·I~;::;. .
'~

,a. II. .

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ten '-.".'..'x. IJI. Dr A ":' '-.01[1.

that cheeked back for 'pot control and decided to value 'bet thin

the river.

OUt

goal is to fold. out

weaker pairs and draw ~.~ hich make 'up the ma] airily of his hand range, w
will ....
,~l .I!.L!.!Jl

"'1"1]'7,0'" '1.,."'" ~ .v .... U~

,"'0(;'1]1·"1'.;",:·t·
!;.-a. .. U!U.

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"",".,' ;-._ -. ' '-C,"'c' ,~OtnleO,Re is

-- '.' 'I.. " -. ." !.~.Uil, nJaKlmg _ a 'I'Lr" - bet ,', i a ,1~,al])JJ.rh 'I ee on . 'lrr'"' i,)l lU,ZL

'L."

,"~ ,Co, nears me, ]' ' ,'-i': "_..~ ,--,CU,eCK raise COIIlSh.!Le.r . :It, '. :I~,_' -,' ",,-

,:'".

U.1W'1i .. f"~

'il'iI .... ' ],l'''''''jJc,

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ere The oni".j' 1 ",I,!I.~ u
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,,_t ~,!i;..I.t'"
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";~o""~ '1'If!"'!g.i:A,~

p- ..:;irs
.

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that irnproved 'were ,AT,,A. 9, ,A3, 43~, and 44. Let's assume he defends ,A30 half of the time and check-

raises the t.l.Olp 'W ith .AThal f of the time,

His hand ran,g,e bas a 1oral of ,2.4- cernbinations raise, ,J.\. lfhough that sounds
,a

[0.:; x 9

+ 9' + (2 + (.1'.5 + 2 +]_] -that cam call our x9')

he w HI [urn, into biuffs -{ :5 5, ()6" 77), 22,
\$45,,8()(li 'l-c) 'win \$29'~4{.1rJ1iso 'the

lot" 'tile numb er of combinations

88~,5\$d,~, 98i, ~Jr7'.\$~ J8~" 8'6s" heart draws] bluff has to wotk at lebtst.61 % of the time

'~(J.

he profitable,

Considering there are so many combinations

,Exam 'II' I S 3~ ,','" -' . ::'--"" .: ,.'.' Limit "", nte .'-,,' -~ ~2[l!DifS400N'o .u,
,I ,

'['1]--

our b luff here

,j.'L.""
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~I

is profitabl e.
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,I:A,;

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'E·....... ,r)'~ '10 '3' ',."""" [b~L I'" mnle ,. . !l)';;:.f' _ ,A;DLI_~.1l 'ri
I

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river , .... It m,~,., busted ~,·I'j-'L , " 'v '.' ill .~ 'l.I-U

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four fl ush b oard, Since

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'(S'D')"
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1·1i

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"0"0"0'
• .

is never good here, we must 'bet to

,..:1...

tne

,', ",

-nme,.

OJ: S45,,l,(lO
l."
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t " 'he I.... DU.I[,-,bet ,!SlZ, e ,~.'.--, 'not matter , --'::;'.'.- u..... ~,' IJLO """" --'''~ ",.,~,,·c 'i:>L:5PU' W H, ......
., ." .... ,C

J, ,

'L "

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s.n1JZL:,, makes
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t,

tne U',U:"", cneaper

t,

'Ik. ]

ff

t,

in case

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ero ,[]" Cl D, ,,-, '",,'L, 'Q' ,_ J"_ r ,. ro l~ i.l W h. n_, '" '!!''' 3ft fa. 'BTN' :nllse~to ~.•....'" I, s totas .. : ' ~ 1200
'rr_]' ',t.'"

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, ,,12.1'0

ca,l] s, c 'I 000 I fi Id +,,,' ,0 .._'

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-- T 1lliI1r,1niI::'[ '~"I

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Hero checks, I3TN checks

b. 1u ff"" - o UG ,\$ m ",0,1d"l[iJ,g out. a p!@Llf or-- ace- hl ign, - "-- ,'I] ",m.g - ... inf
'j 'I

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Hero raises to S27 AOO, BTN folds

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you
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mere

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l~ DI::.WDi..J'S a d!o .l,~IH ""U,i:!LI]:_.·

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it

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• ...

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others ,.-. '1......,;".". i,J1 u· l..;. I!.-QI ,~UUIW.,

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w! ten YCUI 'f:' - ,,'I.,. ",~:Lc' '.If,S: l near me

1.

Ait i~, c p .-." ,-~ .'L,,~" .-.;1 ,~1, uea, 1 IS very ,- DW.-errui] "wnen -- app~I'(;}IJI, orrecny, c
-a

For
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amnle

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, ...

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m l.A1.~, ea c· ier nuch

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,_i:,;Il.:),

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sh eve ;.~I.~,"-_.'!i".

,(3] uL"

']-']""1'

<.~, ~,l~,ith ace -hi ,I.~'!b.l~,

~,iL"
DlV_

(;!"'L.

":iL·:Lr en ,..-y.IL

',l!iJ!IJI.

t~lOit"

th ink l~_I.~.K

'P'O'-·-,'
.~II_!lJI"

L~

weak. However,

'W ith

ace-high even if you

know yout (jlppoine:tU is 'weak. The reason, is you, don't 'want to bluff-call,
Yillr ,I.~,v. ., 0::;,1]V1i

b)

1"1]1'C_ .,. '

,I_~_~.r."' . -,-roo,

'k .... nte

i,.,-7' ,I'i.,,~j,":"-"']''[]I' 'Ie ,~' u f"''i"'Irn,'~';"i',i" ~"" ran oe' n1!-r~ zhr ",u.ot u..;::;. kn -,c (! "'I;I'I'''ii en !l. n ~~ V,r'-f-"'
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enough,

an,10U]],'[
~''l.r

,a

10 be able

IbIU.·.

has to be enough so '{bat

'e..""'l:I'~ JLI l.i<DLl
,ol:! I;.lI. ILJl
,!lJI ..

geed Villain has to think twice before ,callhl,g with ,a

,,!..r-I:.ll, ,I ~:!iJ1 !i,J., I,..

that c .... Iu.!,"il~~ 'I]--- ("'1]~.~.i:.Ll _ I...rl:,;.l

).

'L!..l"'w ~Since ~"'~"e"l'~,1 ,[---;::;.",,'.LL.:v 'j;L",,1I- ';n,,-, " ~1."..;::;. ll.~li:,;II.ll UJ,r;;
EI_~:!io..'I.· v.!t '.... i:.4.

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e e-~~~-[- .... tbe ,. "'1" after thev 'v,I.~.tl..f!io.r.K 'L ,'.~I~.L~ !I.I.~,·· '1]Ill,~,.··,~~ ,.:L.""'{"]~
...
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'L!..'" ,Il" coma inati ons (JI~,IlI1d 'L;~ are 1 nancs ow,
~",~, . 'L.. ,~,' , ,A situauon r.··:ir·_--·- ge l[iJ,g In fh "as bet uoe ..1JI. nav e a wnere . ettim :',- ne ], --"l' net ,--1.-·,
'iI-'!:'-'(-

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11.,

]--"1' of ,.0 0,

foldin .. .U!OH.!lmg

··s' ",..--~ IS .eqUb,) ", 0.,1]

1'--"-

urawy
,J,i'--, '~,.""

',U.l0!JS 11,..
0.",-.,

such as. 6+ 7. 9+

(1'['

T'iJ!!' 5+. The reason is simple: 'Your :raI!l,_ge is fairly defined when you take the 4+ when
yOUT

opponent raises your flop donk bet, he most

likely has a plan if you 'Wiele to. shove, ]I he doesn't ha ve a plan, he would elect to call instead because be can, gather more informs tion on the turn and the river; ,His hand can, improve as 'well. Int erestingl y" gen in,g 'the 18L:-~tet in b Ranges are narrower and more pelarized,
(.)1111 the

turn, is more

'(1 OW'

0:0,

lit is; difficult 'Ie) call a bet/shove

d'GI
,-,'L,.f--.

d]_,etum with
tUU:l.!I,

O:ile

pair agalnst
"I,'" -, "',-'-' ",-

a solid regular 'wh,(), isn't tilting. 'One of the reasons is when 'we
j" ---,j."",,,",' "1-.,.'] I

'bet the
,,-,-

'with. one
:"'-1

.. u e .,u.Q, ,P air ~ Our intennon IS '1,(I·,'L.·I-I'~-].2],u. TLruis, ':.oir,-i ,-:. e do bet . anu. "\/'11 am, ,~"I,~,ove8, ,, ,I wnen w uo LJ e 1 i .r .:Lr,'-",·,,·-, our

';,---, urall15

are ,.,,",--,2,] w irea

11],

,:1.. .sueu
'

bet/folding the turn, Equity wise" unless our one pair hand Lsup against a stone cold bluff" it is an understatement 10 sav cur eauitv agains; a standard :r.-.a'l],geof a '[]]ousler
r..'l
~J

'ir.'l

combo draw Or a set isn't good.

I

Against

an oprp-O:i],el!lt who has s pr,Or]ensity to. ra ise your- iurn donk bet, you shoul d ccn si der a gutshot with ene overcard
liSr\i:lt t'hlat 'bad. 'V~Jlaii:fl an!t c
~;

taking the bet/three-bet nne with ,a 101 ofdraws;

,~ 'r.'l

ha"i.f,ethat :mat!l,-Yh,a't!l,d~ if h,e !~)fl:eiJI.:rai-se:s 'l(VU. ,]E:ven if. 'Vii ~,alnkl1l:0iWS fh-e:re":\$ a ~o 0 m dw:n,oe

'.V.

oru ,ate th:ree=

','8.;

'bet shoving with a draw, he can't call with a high, card or whatever mediocre hand that. he bluff-raises vou 'w ith,
'Il

Not surprisingly, getting the last 'bel, in, on the river is the most powerful,
narrower and nl-(yr.'e olar ized than, the tum: You either have the nuts or 'You don't, 'I) ~.'"
,~

Ranges are even

Unless

'we ha ve a
ctlv "" out
,I

'[-,80(;]] , ,~U1.

".~

'-V'

l.r., i:J_~L..o,l

('0'[-'0(; ",":'U ']"1]-'11,0(; 0',0:::. ,. ~~ a,b~'

be../three-bU 8'i' shove Ill~,~" riv ,o::;,r-' for, ,1£ lJ ~\[[),D. P "'ii;i')j tJ. I1ll~., ~l ~1,~,~_."Ii. . ~, .u}u U D
Q.~ ,j-'L,8
,J,.

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th

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ired

,1

ides
,i:.'-L,

M':, L,

,....

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!oJ, , .....

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av

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ere ;" no
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notential in ,r."
Ii.J. !l~ul.l,

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ni

makes

wrona ,i:,oLl. -in call .,!,I'IC all

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and

ke

lV' I/KY,'".

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Tit "" rea """O'i"7 ,.,I_U,~,,!iJ:i:;I.,i::Iu.,.!I

'j!/~I~fi:;l.. ""

~ K~',J ''U' J...']"1-:

el

ma'win_g dead and, there are more eombinations of'a set of 44 and
-(Ji(:lfr'l{li ~~"' ["'
I~ ,~ ["'

A](,.

Against loose a,ggr'essive

'I:'

neiIlts who have 'been solashina around, we obviouslv nrefer KJIK T all day since that is considered 1:-I

a nut, hand, '0:1],a total ly dl,ffe:remt tangent, -it s not a bad idea to hover the mouse over ()iprp onents' screen names to O'er-\$(J1Ifi e reads based on 10 cat Ions, If it's somewhere in, S candina vi a or Russia, alwavs cl ick call,1 I,u, it' SK a ",~:,o",se. oecis; On '14,,·-t···' .. .I!.'O.u.1.ng anu,1', ai~],'," .c'l" if'll,r i:·· .. ," c ,:m,g. . ca i ",, CJ.iJ LJ e ween
I~ ~ ,~

'!,Il"

",,,"'!,,,,,

'W ith

the nut \$" though such 1~)pp()I!I.eiJI.ts are a rarity. The

:reaSCtn,they ate so rare is (iiIJH~cannot 'win a big po;t iifn:i],e cheeks with the nuts, As a rule of thumb (a'i:Il:d l use the same rule for river bluff-raises ),' it'ls probab ly safe to assume tb.. aren't that tricky unti 1. they e:y'
"L prtove otnerw " ise,

Example

1.9,]::
L ',1'_-1,"
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, I ".D.lil

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• - -, •J " .~. , Ii ., ,:., ~ " '. , .. '

'8'

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.\$ ~OI""'O'1,IZ.'O' !. i;;J.

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' I, ,".~: ~\",~,~,o.liiI'lii ~ S-'8 - '!J:!"1ii ~ 0..-i11 ~'AIiiif.

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