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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

'"". 't"rne. 'v, ". '. I 'I vananons


2"

t'T! '.') (,I,n

3, Combinatorics
1. P utring 4.

1. The River 'Gheck=lf'tal. se 'YO,U.'S er, li Raise

:~.tTogether

Common 1. ()t'W fM:iu,- Stakes Leaks (Ttl)

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


rz,

1, Limp ed Pots
2. Image

'I"'i; 'lC' . --- _':>l, ]-1 -- ,laUe - lh JC.vE::ryuay .m "B" -- ,IlJLg 'I
L;::;,,,,, C-~,i..,i:JLP Bl ,UJ!,:U,~ -..ru"""
J[)

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 ,,
"• 'I

Balancing

5. Playing 'Out ofPosition 6, Shc)iwdov nValue ....


i,eve n ing

14. Three-B et Pots 15, Planet ,of,A p es 16, 'Nak"ed Rat~,ge

8, Re~H:Hr!i.,g T:G()! :M:ucih ,H igh Stakes

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~.

11, Call" Call. '12 -N' ""Ii A,.. "' ", IU

II. ,_ .

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
,pi- ~ ;.0 •

i,

{re. LI-~I.~I.I_!l'b~

in

5. ExploitabilitycCole)

6, Preflon; This ¥ s '\iVhereThe Journev t"' ,~


Begins (Td)

' "I ,

'lC"1. -.-" _.:>l ¥.' ,atung 'D.]" .mns J6,

'iiI'!:' V'i,o

'L .Q._' rh~, 'Q+'A-' , "K .•. {,., ,

'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

2. The Dreaded SI1:1all 'Pairs

.1<

Tt.H;= obvious answer' to, this question


~ ,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


:[)t

:[0,(,

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

is. to make educated gu:e..~se~what holdings an

n1Jay have,

Our goal is to transform

ourselves into pseudo-superusers,


that status.
\iVe
'W ill

'\:Vehope 'by 'tile last page

)NJiln.IU

have enough knowledge to reach

U.Si

p osition,

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

and diff erem lines

to- help us define out"


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,

1,1].81

",-

sit uanons wnere ",.- wam rum ,~""-,-~,,, :L,c-we -,",-"j.'L",

IL()'

,Il:': ,]-;'3 ,wO,,!JI.j

~'11 ear 'j. Of,,-,,-,." ',- rou raise.


'V,-,

Il1!Zl_Y !LIerrnn ,U],,g


,-,;

'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.
'i?-

Their- o:ues~rl:i:l,n,ates are more accurate


~

.'., ,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
"

'Cr,_,,'

Co'

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--

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II

AI ''ii'

Clhslptelr" 2: 'The Fundamentals

fold .u() .IJI.

;::;;q' ""'.

'.' ui"1"' y.
n

(l'pp onents

:Lilay

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

(.HJl.

the it' positions


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


.~·L""'[',81 .::,U,iilL ."'"

H.!n:i~

"""1[.u. """

·j.·It·"" lU"",

~Ycr' 1 I; 51 ~1~;=-"';..:-:;;:r-~=-l\J:-=·~=~

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

I· h.i

~21j;11~
VL)iU[' ,~'

:=:=::::::;

Lastlv,
-

,r!''J

exoected
~

vrdilLle

~~t~l'----------I ~'~ I1J Ir---~05][1


~ 6

(E'V) is fhe
hand,

average

Willi. 'Ot ~,OS~ '()IiI

a ,specific

.~,?!;J
==~~

1~I

'1

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


'iI'!l

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

'1'-----

Gr/!lII,Af] ,[£ Ew.ll'WZlI!!',I,I!I

r. Mcrte G5'..Il

use

thes e

variables

;2i'1],.([

combinatorics,

which will 'be discussed These players employa

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.

N':"" ,iiiL •. ,iiL ,l,Y,' atural ~'U

''V'''''. .j: '!...J. u,

f;L. -"" ,~_t~:!i.J.I!U,

·14~ .... inu e. ont !,I,U:!i;..l ,lll


~11~,~r,I.!I. •

'J' .,., '1]'

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

lClIW'.

'[1 e

the first thing VOiU think ab Gut


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'JI;::;; lJI,vv !JI....

.1","')1 ,.... ;ly ':::'{'o,l~ 'l,..:!IIi' ""'U, ........... IK" U

l'"

""'I,

';-! ,

,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,

problems, you 'can, visit :Dal:l,y'Varian.'oe.

cl ick

011],

f,:IE 'Hquation, and pll,.11,,g in, the numb

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

V~~ in' s IEquii'ty Ia

: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

ofhands. lin hold'em, there are

: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

C;'.LlI,.r...-:'[" '''ll::;:::'' Wi ~'I"'1ln ~~ ~


, ::!!~ ,::!!

'lI
i:,;.L

rea 'J] v ,~, I ght


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c

',~V

!I. ,

-1'

~,!I. J:" Jli:,;IL,~'f~,

'r'lI~

aver
T .. /

1~'~ln ;::';"-1]-11.')' ~ 1'1"'¥ ,_i.y.

'U" TG-- ,,', 'r~~ 1 0,0/Il~ /;\'~ 'I....is ;,.'L ,,!U J,!I,~, ~,~, ,I~
_ " 'if!'

i.'}.

't'~'~I,j,l 'L '-1I'r\'i,"I" 'lI l-..J.!I. i:.lLJ. .I.~_i:&!UI,U~

']"1]-1 ,.,

:,0:;
i:.-L

regu 1 ar
,.
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t::,_'i"fl'I,;:;'V

~J

,1,~,Li:i_Lii1'L

ga m ~

,i:.lI._~.1.

~;Ii

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

,,.'1-.0::;; II.U~

t-U,P'I '1,(ijP.I, 'u , ms ,u"... ~l , l..I 7Q of 'Lr"'~' 'Lr;:;.' ftI.!JL


"U"

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

nossible '1-.,- :I(1"'-i il)'':> pUI::!o~lu ,~ ,u'DHlI.l,n,~~

'lI'" diS

A'T"~ , 'K··-T"'+ "-\J,,",,,,fi,ijJi;. Io+ ) "K·."Q"'_"",}, 'Q' I e """~

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,
'Lr,o:;,,,, ,Ui:lI.;::' 'limp au'"--,,,::;.,1 ,--, -,;:;, ....!JL I-.,o:;'-i,,,!l,,, nanas,

rus, Th
?,
(1),=

'W

ten h

:_ 'otl'j;i:!'r

14%

.exc!U.!JLm,,~ TT'+!A:'Kf' ,." .'-,''1 (1', I " " . ,.,


:1-. ,n

foldi e S Jj,'iJ .!JLm.,g


'!,~I'

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Q U t ij ,u.

·.,.f '1'1;9' ",l, [)

L.A,(oIIo

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m- Ii1Mi,,:, lJ.,'1 I. ,~, . ~ ~),~"LiII'." '1i' ~,-2'/!!J'4:, !U lY,~.OI..~


. r,lI]!Ii.
Ii

'v

'UTG

()lH~l!l;S If)! 8.:1. 4,


'~(J.

'\Ne re-raise his bet

$48,

'n' 1 _,1, in, £ ltan.1!p,e 3!


11[]

" 'I~, ~'€!i 'we :[1$11\. 1;24!o.

to

wi Ill,

"

r.... emiu
h,il~!i

,tv[i!!l~ilillm. :~.i,I~~

L3t~:'f:
'~ IilJpa:i I"\~~

L~i,~~'I~

Sl!llit,e~

AA,- 0

IT,· '0 19'9


~~
,. ,.

AK,

,. ,.

16

AIs ,·4
~QT:s,. 4

KK

,i:-·'-I,_-"

6'0

,AlQ

16

'7',i1, 5'0/ 'Il-,,- 40 I [2,i1, " V,,_ 70 uY'o ,!LI'

'T

JI o"J ~'o, 'L· ,'"

c'· ..- "A. -," -._'i;),n$tlJl.e:nn,g..


r..4oJ
'lo'L" ~:'

th '. 'L ,.I_~alL ,ne


~,·c, '"

QQ,-6
III ,• .fi

AJ,· 16-

KTs,· 4
QJfj ,. 4 ]2~ ];j ands

will Wl. "

,!I".-,];l

Jj,'O

lUi, (1),,l,

O"'i!/1 "'..;. 0," ()if. '0-,--,

a!!) C,.H,II,[ Ii) -' 7tUi" II.! u.lSl. 1$' aJ"IJ]CiL~n

"']J ,. ,0

KQ~ ,. 16
;,

..

Total:

';" '1"-1":] neutra


"'R'''I -

'.' "Jt~r·.'·i_;_·_'·-"'-.·", ','. p ,a). ,nowe, er, we


,;j." ,-; -

'1.;--'.'.,'. naven accoun'I'["~ec


-I!, II. .J·.f"·,

.u.'llf
E" ,"F'

,~'L;:">; II.U:~

n rnese""
!i.-_J.,

'.I.U,'~ ,'; - ;:;"'-' ,.'¥i:i!., ~ W Ir;::;; [:1];:11), ....,;:;.l 1. ,,-."


j.~", Dl, ,!Ioo' .
!UI.~

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lJ

l,~ .u D!.IJI.!JL
-

'I.. fj'

-e'l

--. '.' -. --,',-", - ,-,. [,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


'ilL .. 'n'

l,

.1;,),

,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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]]].

E 1 :'::t2l'[nrp',e

"1i "iI ,j .. ~ s:

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.;;:.

from the small 'blind. If we know he' s the 'l1lP to B B: $,20] e


,UJ. ,,,",

fire ..1 !;J ILl Iii} PiIil,O/.

,,'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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'.'"

,_"i'

s6'20.
.1.. '
"""'1

,."~"I...,,,,~ I,~, -!r~,


ffft"

"

'1)),-

(.:JI.~.

,.i!'"

'H' . . ".",n) b "B;fr'N, ",:. '1'u... c7" A Q ~ 1., WI 1 ", rDLls.e~ lO 524, erD, ,--.-:;, • ses j'"J'fi·L],~ H, "".o{ILt',.~, ,.ero = il,j[) f,;:jd.,"",.··
:;ii!l.fllii'"ii, Jf-!f~u"-'lJl~
C

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.f

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C/,.

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j.,

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H.eH)1 calls S53

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!\.", .....

that gives Villa in a 'FloJP:: ($160) K,,. 6. 4,. (.2players)

5:23,0, SB tanks ...

':K"·"'" KV' , ".

'.,,' . •

l ~ ..... "" ,"'"

;!",II" '''->I' ,~.

,.,

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

",,-,~ 'DLn!JI,

1001%

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

'W

ith KJ' ab CRd So on a


;80%

SCJ'iba,(I'~ slx

combinations.
--

'1'0'%
S£li%

Kxx
I".··

.. , ..

.'-'!'

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

'I ~

T,

'[

z,

"ii+t.::] D

L - ,{I 8;':' - Jr- - - - - u - th ..j. 'k_ 'u,anuS. ']..'.,e:,wOI,e :;i'DU. 'thIll, "u t=tI:t: lS .6L
'!

,00%

• C.ofi,tln • F'okl,

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" ,;;L llU,

ink
.!'I,~

Ifvif ,I,U."-J.· 'If!' ,':0]-' ""'iIi"V'" ,{"'~"im--'I!.. ']""1' 'Lr,~'~'~:~" U. .~, ,Ji:.'-LI,!,I"r.l ~u., ,. ,I,!,I
,I~

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in . .,]' 'c J~,,~


.I,!,I,

,11,1 .

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:~liJ%

raislng ran,g-e. ]I he's re-raising K.'Q and likelv .~


1'0

,I(J"

he's

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


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

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

'LHl

,.

we ,I,~,use .
.!' ,

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,

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,~,;u."

rand "~'m- -

,.I:J.LI,~,ll~.~"',, 1

"'U1 ']' vllli '.i. ,', l"' .::;.,~


,-"", -

'0.I••,I,.!i,. ,V!io., i

"' .... "n'[ij-- ;::;......t("'[--"" ,


~l,

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",ll P' ";':,f,•et --",,", -'" , smau ,- _·O....L.--ii. pr;:;d,[:j


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','.' .... ', ... _

ge V': _ et! I ;;>Ln'.


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. r,. hus
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".""" b ecause Vi] J am


:
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,I,

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


._ -~,.-. '-(-.• ~-" -'"

'0.
."1 ..

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


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

"

Let's take 2iL, loser Iook at fhe EV' calculation c

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',

successful 45.:5j)~ ofth,e


'W

even (:23 [)I instant

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

S ince 'Vi lle in .. ill fold Sf} hands and tall w

ith only 39' hands,

we show an

'prni[it

the 50 hands

d(ui]Tl '¢tOOOutU

:F:G:r is non-premium h
,2iLO()OiUI!!.t~d 'the times for

holdings,

such 'as suited

ccnnectcrs

and small pocket pails.

\Ve also. haven't

he has 66" 44,~, r 75 and o that he

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 ... ~ '"

.~ u~lm,1;;!; '. ne ,j:1r ,!,I U yo

"'Iu

~;Lr,t'"uiu ~,~ ~ULl

ke "". ," 1,-1 ,,'e... UTI, .nl1.[iJIJI, p


I '; ,'"

"" '~'f . 1 ,,"-'1.1.111. I 1:S h.

'V'! ]1"''~, '!'" .~ i ",T4', 'Ir" is smarr ne

""-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!

recognize 'we won't ha ve Kx that often and m i,glut re-bluff

U,S.

'\¥l.th such, reads, we should consider shoving over h Ls 'ocm:t 1. nuation b et


00'[

raise to. an amount where 'Villain knows 'we are commuted,

Every time Villain calls, 'we have 24.5'°4

equity since Vile have a gutshot and a backdaor


have to fold for our bl uff-raise

flush draw, Under this scenario, how cflen

does

'Villain

to. be profit able?

'EV' = X (pot size)

+ [I

=,

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


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

c = X:(.2,?'.5) + -{l-:X) [-.755

0= 275X ,~,:210 + ,21,(ji,X 0= 4,85,X' -,210

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

:UJC1i%freq uency on such flops 'we


j'

con sider shoving every tim e.

'Y.OIta,

might get SOItte extra fold


This type of

equity if

you raise high

en ough that you've comrnitted


:~f'()U,

yourself to calling it nfl'.

raise size

:may give the illusion that

want to lure Villain into the 'pot.

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'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:::.", .,.,'

to, fol d the same Percentage in both situat ions,

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,

'we should use the min-raise mere since it's

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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""I w l~, our, n ron sters .vith u.


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o~ ~,~

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usts .~l~..

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A", ~ vou
,~.!iJ

...

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'!Ii~,

will

:111.0'1 ice

P oker is. all about ,adJusting,


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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$'

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,~;"'

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,~

,'1,t"i[il'!"I' Uu."

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ust or,I 'l·:1L.~'~,J over-adi i:.l:l.llJ~


!UlJ~
l-_.I,

;::;"l"

IjJ.

~.

'I' .o-,j,

!ut.Jill,

'which is basieallv the 'same thine,


,~

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

Step :2:: sa'I'~'e'C


St-e~ j,:: Ad'di p

,.Ii. .,-iI'd J-\U;.·-'-

"'"" -.:; .... ~l !'1;r'Fi d . 'I II LE I n--'~ L!. ......


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
"l!,"i; _'3' -_,,t;.

+~ ~
"l! ,,'

.2

,-Ii)

r._

He"re's . ~

~'rlI i:)lU

example whe re ,n '''''il"!t'o;;.~""'_;:)'J."" :~, .

'!I:i,"o::;;

LII"";:::' ,~"'

combinatorics .... ...., "L!


,U,i:)'J. .,),'

J,~

to anal vze ~ irof.!'Iii,1J U,i:)lulJl"


....,

i:!U~,DI. ',~~'

'"

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 ~ .

$.1 OfS2[J1 6-:M"ax,

has the same image and .. a 35%


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'

"""---;::!I;!I-:"'--;:::'", ,,;,Onl""l.l.m

w'Q" L"\.,-

''-'I. ii. IJI, £

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.

he's representing a big king, 88 'or 44,. Villain's


j

r.an,ge also includes flush draws and

-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

~'1'[-'

"U,'\."'IIJ

K'T

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


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

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

the 'tv-'n"" l!-U"" l,~'jn';!w

894. (2 players]
1'0

,(JF. player who check-raises

'this type of flop 'with,

SB checks, H ere 'b ets S 13:5, $'18 raises

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

Plavers wJ10 check-raise


'~

ith U

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

,,'_,j

KQ"

,:J1';.",

"[(.I"J'

r:;, -- A

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

KT

on
'" -

j.'L, '.,.

l111~

'I!.., - r:;, -;'3

noam

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


.RIJ¥er:: ($,2510) tQ ..

'Understand their image well enough to know ihat 'if:!l.'ey


'W

i11,S,et called lightly or played back against,


:~O:f'a

SB goes all-in, Her 0, c all 51 all -in

]: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

this flop because be ends u.p' overplaying

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
_"'--'o'

'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

c.-,,",t1..i'j' 'iN lILH"

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., -

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.~.,. N' {)W let' e- est ",~"ate S nnau


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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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che

""'Ir,,,,,,·,'~;:1''''':'';iL~''rjI ']',.. stead . . i:111JL. lJLu on .n~


'iff ,U,

\~lh,e:1] VUlain shoved, he either had the nut So

(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


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f'

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


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cal

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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,

Heru (BTN): '$64,0 FreD Oop:: Hem is HTN 'with,,/\. 4.


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

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2if1i1 ,'u,

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ze ('l:-,o:::.~ 'I !'[" HDLV !;,!I,O",,$[iJ 'It,",,'

0:::. .... , I;,l LJ

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'-

~,c

,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

the small three-bet and would shove himself+especially

. 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

th:e:y ,(]!o':l1l.mind getting H in o:n the lfl(J!P" On a board t


l

,(jlf

ate less likely


"V,~ ] 1ain
~, ,

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

'because

:n.iJOIS,t

players check-call

97' er J9. Thus, when facing a check-raise


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."

'j"~ I~~:L~ .'I~~'~~ ~e' ~ ... ,II, i:.'-LJ,~. ,~ ~1,~,!i;..1~K

in g' 'W' uh .g~n'~."-'ly ots ,"'" ~,':l ,l~!-U,~


'[. '
.e

,~l~"

......

i.) i:.l_L!I"!I,UI, u..~

In h

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


,'UI/I:l_L l .. "~,•.

·ff'" ' ']' ""


,~f~

';.t':;"II'·~j ~II,

,J

'I"'1irf~rc]' i:J_LU ,. J.'-:' , u] 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~

00°1 . li:.l:I.l.~,~i:.lI.l1I, ,(ill !I,U .. .'lr-;:,,-",__,el "'*i"~


~'b!' "~

,~i:A.,~,

sav '-Y''''IU are: 7.· D10. [Ij'5 .I


.ri:

V.

DL,.·~,

""f u. ,U.

low-st akes 'n,J ,'-"'V-",,[--I:'.


-1:.1;

!w. . ~

,t,'j, I-~~ Jf:',o"[-' llI.~ ''ii''0,;.Il .~, ~,_. I,~,IL',~,'LJ"

f ght

1']' :,;::;"1 'r;cf,,.j·," Th rn-l!p- ~!JI, r ~lL~iI , "I'~'~,J


,.,.,J"

;::;'tJ'

,,,,:1.; ;;;,,,,,'1.;.,-'\\'('<] ,"il ~I"U,~~,K, ,~.ll_J.", llI.

J'

'f' 'I'L tU'~,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~,

,,~~

alwavs ,,,{:rt ~L,j ~'1-

talk_:. '6.LlJ~'... about II.~

'k(~'~,'ru' I ti.LI ~J( ,I,~,'i·t-·f ,11,:'" .. .D

manv

'ID'B"'/'I thev win but.,!L thev never nn II.IU,~.~, ''if'ir u LI I.U:~.>


I'.,: ' ,.

<

I"

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

"':"~"'I'I 110 !l.1,U,,II.~=K !I.! U,i:J.L n~. .il ~lJ:)

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'",:", ~

'!,0(1j,O/ 1 lUlU liij

'~--c.

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

"",

1:$p.rOd

cr-,·,jC"'t

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

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

.'."

we

.c'l> -!'.~ ,U(JI[[l l

. J> ,- -'. -.c'l ",i ,,'" I"~ ,[ieCO!1llrne:n'iJI,n smce

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

""l-' ·i:iL r."' 1i..i,r\.I~,:I, ,1ii't''L'r--1 \~.';t,..::>;1 I~l:iu-!l, I,j, "'n,,~'I~ ;::;'-1" rn'l!"I, ''iliniol {""fI'n I
,~,1~,!UI.

J" 'I ~,""I" ",,',,"'U' ,!,,.It;Ji!L '~~.~v

'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 =

reasom "]' i!. n=

,:IJI

a 'r'! ot r

'W 'L nere

1 tate

'p- 'C}sit c ,. "1 ion


"~

p~.avet 1

'Oil]

en- 1" .l'n.ilpc

'S

('(or

one

'p- ,1aver '0.'(:1 en- ]" tiili:'ll$ .i


,~ r

,~'1 ann a ',ale

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

'W

ith an:y hand combinations

that give them

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 ..

,[.",I:j.L,!u.t,b·· '"1' .•

ue

""Iii(~ 'i:J!udJl

"V" ,,,",I' 'r"" u. U.

usu'"l] ",~'? '·w' ']'1'1 _Ji:J!1 o;:~


_

i.')

a,

'lit ;::>;.::!I;'~ j,:.:~,.,.", ,1.II,uulll II. 'IfK!I.J !LI

barrel ~" ,l.JtJ.


i:.'-L "

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

,.,'k R.I-~,

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

!i.I.

'~I

]' ,I,i" 'W' '","" l !iJ


"

'it O:>'V,8 l~Ii:J_L !w


1i

'n'{",~ ""(fUl .'1'jt" "Lf v'"'1l

,"',r'fi ,i:;i_~ llt '" !i.-.J,I,!,I,

draw 1',='1.. ;:::'''''Y-·ie' ,1,~,!i;.r:i:.lL ~v .'


,'i:.'-L,

·1,1"1'' ',111, .(..I.~}I"

!\!,~,~UI,

!Io'k Ur'fi

'W',;:::' ,.... ""i"f'!,I, . !w !ioi-:i:iu,

'14 !..I1l'iII U ;::;..'

-,.,~.,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 ' ...

ever bluff . iJ, .. U


,""

']','1]' ,.,

bie r I"J' '.'iL'lr.,..... ",'!rUiV u '~ nets u...... ,u lU''"',J


~j
'iff

(.'I'U-'·1 'l!...,l•• .. " IJL . LJ l. lUI ff'l

: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

and facing a tough. decision, they'll often revert

The Nit Theorem, "He' s a nit, He can't


t.!" ""
~

'I) e

-blu:mi:!l.g

a,"'~

L ast n checked The Nit Theorem hasn't b een

"-"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


Y'CYiJ. made

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

are either against sets, overpairs, or a

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

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

,I,'I,,~""

]. "
'r-.

oil" ],'v!w,

eel
, ., ..

'1''1 ~'~'iI' '~ ..,,~~ tr .. -I, "i] r ~il ~-"~T~'Ii.l- ,D,I!l..i"


-:L",--.· .' -.. ,-

']"t» ,,;.~

'uL

""

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

{"',;""I'ii {',;::;'-riiii-·

l 'I.. 'l';UrL ,II,U~ Ie-I,u,

i._"J

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


I~~'

'!iJ.II. ~

'!w.,

;;:r~

,j.]·,,;::;.-u !L

i~i:.1.UI,

{"""rl!

oIl"ni t'l.,;::;, lJ i:J_d,J, ,~,b,,~v ll,U,!i;,;J '1l..,.~..eJ


..

.-_.]

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


Co --,,;:'

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

"', - -.,. excep-- -·t- 't.- L. ne

,-.

Iil:e.X
.0 "

-'·'1--

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

,- '-'

yOU. "iN am

,,- ,.

nt

l(JI

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

the lU..·

turn" ., l u.

Cl';U'; !I;L. 'r1!' ,~lt~,

'.,"'1111'n,""''J " tv. .t-"' r i:.lL

r m """'I] l'" ulll,


'~ ,•. J ..

m']-1 .,

'I~ icker ,~. ,b\ .' ~

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

' . '... ']8:" ::, .' .elllmg

:,

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 '.. ."'.' " ••••• ,

.......

"",

:-,.'L,....::W: 11!i." 'if¥' ,~.~,v.. ..(;I""",;~,,,,,,,,,,,


,I,LI.~

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.....

,.::;,

,"!

'''P',~FH-'i'O' ,J[) ~l!l. J.I.!I,O

the '[-';"[1]--1 ,"'1",,'0':' !,~,~


lUI", ,

Ul.

~._.

'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 •

:', 'J''';:''' [I], .uW

"",-,~, 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

-~~

"'~--

1:11 "iN '"I ,(:II

...

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


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

-:r.,.

,._.

..,

"iii' overuse I 11:5


·.·.·~:-f·..,.'·-'
--J!.

. -.,~ r-""",,,",.-, -:', -,0" 'I!..--,~", - ~e '['L-- ,"J USl ,- .... ' -'." eason m',1;;ii !!,J eCt>LU:$, ney 'IN am

,.e-. lO

'-l"'- .. P .~.":f- ,DL.;JlmDL.I.


(i> - ..

~]

p Ch
,-

"i

,.,.",.;L -

'L,,,;, -;:::"V·' -'l]"", -. ""L -,,.,,·I~(. ,~:Lo:::. " W hnOU.1L'." ,~:Lo:::. 'nu"I'"" '."!;', T-L~ILU"" ,. ,u""y ,UiW'p"": ....1 .. ~1I] cnecx .• ILU"" "

rive .'. .r.-, .:-;,<,\, thev ,J ,-"',,"' 1 n \0 ~u ..u..... can

'HI:i:iLIK.'Gi';:)'1.1], ,.,'Lr···_,.;',o·-'- U;!o .' ,r>'I~;::;,r>'-I D~ \' t_ ~"

-:':,~.:::.--, n" ....~.lr>,]- ·e_1l..etr."",;:)'L"U·


lJ
c

't-'Lrr>'t-,A,ft'·· <:Oi - ",I'-'-ef)' 1'1.1-' ,1;;$0.... 'vel QIJI.• Ua. 1;,)'" ~n !JJ.(l, ~n !j)',~1""'~ll""'l]

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

'W ith. ,:lIil. lOP er!J:~er!l,ded sft aiglu


!

rntaw b ec-~uJs.e -they


]"".:-;'''''0 '3.,11) '
.,Iu.I~!io..1 ,

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


"'m' -

Thi s L~
'1'1-'n- e"" ';,
.. , ,. ,I,: ... ~

t'--,",,:~:ri"n U ,~;k-e,~v ".,.''''r'ii,j' '.Ill .. ~~l:,~'i'!:a.,I.~'b l_ll·· u' rt 611UI.!1. '0'-

] "" .:-;'' ' ~

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

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",:.,-

") I!i.,_, I],

A"7

'!I.;j 'I-n- - I .. lJ.""

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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?-'

In addition, 'by betting and leaving yourself an ,1 di L'!''''';''''U'[''-:;'


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'Iff

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

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

is; b) make yourself a tougher phlye:r


,CU

so people can't accurately put


U,
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when
me
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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~, ~ ,_, .

stack .-:;, una player's ,u·,",


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'w eak Ilstrong) and check ,kjir fold) when ~ I;F.i ~

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


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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

hands, 'You don't get penalized

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

value. With the nuts in position, Villain doesn't have to raise


r:;, ....

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


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f:e ,.-:;,v" sh owdown ...:::. free DL ,UJ, IJL.


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'Iff

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A ..gO{U]. general

rule

:ROt·,sru.()'W,U.OiW'I~, value

is when he can't beatthe

f(YUU1h,

pail' on the board, he/so

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, ,-,~

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

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Li:)

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._" I ......
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Rill.this situation,

against a decent (Ypp():r!l.e[i1t.~ Hero's Thus, :Hero should .


'ir.'l

B,~' '. .II) I.


I. .

5!1' i;:,Or": ..~l·". ,~

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

often fold. a 'pair of kings since we'll also 'bet 'with,


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..~~, ~

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'Ie

,.;.,. .III ~ . 'if~'

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,

It's ham, ':f:orr Hero 10' call

OIl,

the river

'D'S' , ,,,,,,.I ,e""IK."" .... p.;I~,,," ,h· ,D\,


e

l .' ;;;,jo.. IL-:1I:. [U LO ....


~:_]'et,

~s""

'B''R', Gi:lL ],~,S"1. ". .,,,,:' ~

since Villain's bluffing frequency isn't hlgh enough,

'Not only that, Villain might 'be bluffing 'with, a better


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

more bands if it improves;


,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

W"'iIo'L, ,_,._' ecause nn A" 'S' 'L. b


e· ".

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.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..

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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

face-up and what we can, d_,o, about. it

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],

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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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'l'."' '.'

nuts,
. ~

([II!d 'I] te
.' . ,."

-.,

I 'I]'" d nuts, 11FI,


"-, . ' ," ]',.
J

li blame
I~

this

type Orf S5,y:m([[,IG<:rl1e fhe high stakes players, (H],


I~

He wouldn't 'be surprised HI they

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

,u!

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,_

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


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I

'-V,A •• "':Lr-,A,,,~,<1 ,~' "-"l1..li. .::oU,t,JII..II.Hi.l

onlv =»
u,

'i't:''''' IL'I.::!!~
ucn
,~.,...,--I.,;,

those
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t,

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j,'I"CI

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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,-.-: ,~
I •

'""

--""' ..... i'!:::IJ!;;.'''''['"


,['"

First

(}f

all, dOliiJ't expect people to. fold overpairs,

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,

The main teason

],: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~

outs and these outs aren't even


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,

'"]'1'''1' ,II,J., ,if

n'p'-,'n""I[ij1 _ ;:lin'j,':; "-J.":: 1t' u ,~I.LI,"'.J!

~,i!"
~u~

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• ~

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 "~.

,.'Lt;::>; 11.11 ~,~

..' 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, ~ ,,.(.

Equity, Equity, Equity

The number one rhine ~

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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.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

.,'Lr··c., 11 ~ YOU ,$.uOU ](1 ,!JI,

'I!...I]" .[f"I U ,LL"

,'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$

mead, '\tVe see players making cQntiuu,[1tio:rn,bets on '


:yO'll will

such as 569 'with ..AT or Kl,

'WbHe you de have overcards,


'jf],O,}JI

often need to fire three barrels 'because whatever

hand's. call the

aren't goi:t.!l"gb) fold the turn erA: m. e

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

Players also make "themistake

0:['

calling

too much on the earlier streets cnly to. fold


,0':[1.1,

0111

later

streets, Low and

'011. d-stakes

'1)1 ayers '1 ike to call a lcd, preflop and

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..

i:.JL ,!w

".,

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),

,I,J"

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;

,,',

A" u"""--e;ll·Lc.~.::;, b'am.~ mese 'iI" lyP

'-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"

,-

i:1I.

'B..(

!;

·',e

lo;!o '',"f,'''''-'' '\ ""'ry

- . - .... ,,~." ".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,

,0.:[ players Y';;:"H1

Against those who 'will never fold piflelflol!1'", figure eut

'what amount 'they are willing to 'put in


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.

'lD ... '1'

~~

~~u, II. ,_~ ,.I-U~,~ 'J"""

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

win ,"" P''''','I'!L,~ big ILl


¥-I! , ,,
~L J.,I ~

20

Be more inclined to bluff fish who ate passive


,,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

'~~""'V,~[-P,~ .ILO-- ~If ~ ~f6L

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. ,

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1'",

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'noL,.::;,"!' •• !I, ftft" ~ ~,~
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<._

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onl: '--. ,.-_. ,-.-'Ik· L.. e D,n ,_y rememe er--, 't·:Ite
~"i:.l:I.

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-.0

'0'-'-" .'0-" U.II.

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

'1'1:: "'-1;:::''''' ~,J..!i;f.~


a, .

when '.;~""" '14,;::;"1" ,I,U ~, iJ~',


'f.T '"nf.~

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E, vervon ,~ .~ ',~¥ u.
v, 0:::.
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Co.:

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

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

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'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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_,,' ,- "il ·4,filOj of ·,·",j;'1r po-It" , ar -,-DlUtl,IJI,'!Li 70 "-,, fhe tiirne W nn U


--.-·e '.

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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

the river and, how

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

ron ,"'" ,II, '11;

n n ;ucs

I., II,'· ',~ ~

J.j,"" [JUl,]

~]ave rs
__ .,~

,,",,,ft" e,1.11.W' end er -rjI U,. . .,11!1JJl~,

,.,~;'L'U ,~;L ~,I ~",! l~_~,.

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

He.rv ~ ';~.,'Ir"U'·' ''--';'''IU, ,~1lon-,'t .:::.I'r~~.I ~"I::t llu ..


"._.

'!.

],Il.)

"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";:::';

1'-;'.::" nor ow" 'i/"r

j"

'j-t""r ,- --',-~.,'... J C!lU ]JIiJ.IJI. -",;It"'I.,:~l-,; ~U"-'W aown

winnings, You aren't serui-biufflng

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

see how fbat ,g(}es.

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

check more than


-

VOU
,,r.' -

bet
'[(ll

Senne players ask m e if they should change 'their games


winning
~

increase 'their non-show down


I~ 1_-

S ()([' leave them . alone,

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" '~'"

1v~:yadvice: "Don't fix


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

it if if

'Ip ~ D:n:},t;.,e:[iJ,. "'i

"

'N'::

on-shewdow ,~IU,~ liI,u


loW I. !I,

'ffIf

Tj'i "I,!,I,

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


, ,.. ,II-!'!, ~

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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\,·

'::J/"IW' .'1] !au., ,:,

iI

"~, '~J'",:;,I~ :~ uu,


,~

[f

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feel

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

D.L,

are

'i-.I~ JLIiJ U J. U
'",T,

ffin U
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,"", .... ~U!l.UL

(1 out p;l.... '""" te ,~;":l' 0' u.~. . .'iA.,"j


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necolel~ .. ft· l.-e, ,


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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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I
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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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1",I to see ....Iot u.·


..1i
(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
I
-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~

are zcod to barrel in the "Evervdav,J. I'm Barrelina" chanter. ~ r~


I~ ,~

II

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


The term l~,l;.! '_- ",',
""""'p{""~·;L-"".LJ'",, .j Ib:-.'··,~~~~~.rL~S;·J~~,~ ..

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

'. ueat ton p-'2ltr. trv your


.1-"-: ~
'r!-'~

'L,

best lie)10 . :a'. , 'hie aet ll' 'I-,

monev

"

'r.'

in,

'f~(i ,I',j. ,ilL.}.' IIJJ l

'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

Ex am p le 5 I! € 'I. [l{h€2.00 'No L imit :Holdem


i,

whenever 'we over-b et; 'we 'W iU never get paid

our ,g()od hands, From our example, Villain is not

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

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


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


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on

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Co 1e cb e cks, never g(U!lI!I,aTh'old b ets €60 0,


Col e calls foGO

, players) . ~
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!U!I

~.

·tB-~

'~·'.,i , ~

are 'L!I., drawi n g


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i:.'-L 'iff

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p '''cli! it ']' "'''1].


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ou

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'YUfrti::

(€1.~60Q)5+ (2 players)

,-,]","'.in u P ,t-l yllJl.,~

,',-", ~ til.t

':-",-0/" , : ~ ',j." U o ,u. ,P '0.', s m ,':-"i n


I

'" 1.$

,,~"

JI'f,.... ] , !JI.1..u"uJ.""LII.. 't'

'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

making it costly fo:r us to draw, However, against


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

we check ..and have to fold if ·VH1~i". ·Oit~on the p


turn,

nevergonnafold 's'h:CJiws: A ¥ ,A'.

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

1,lloCI, III h_-

,E "!l!"

;;:I. """

:iCi'

~2'.'o.osK{~iilliLl ,t;="M:' IDlX, ::' ~,.,J '",.,


![II ,~, j.

] Wi. -., I nc u iu a,n," - - 41 ,"); ", 2'.~: e:»'" ,1.11],', s: $)0


(tj

b etting one- fifth

pot

U.

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

•.••.

B-OCKHU'NTER'
~ . _ " I." _ ' ,,'

.'o!!'~

~ g 008
_,. •

board and revert h) fhe explcitable the nuts" strategy,

..

C" ,-'!I'., ~5 ~.aln-"H''I 3 ,,J!,, ~,I" " ,:

~-Il.ll, , '

t;2·2

("t-j,"',-",I') fS1 drug out

This player 'W ill net exploit it The onlv


,~

,$,'k" =,o: '~':" ; I- .]I cier ,~~ '7 4""'!I


.f'l.

b ecause he is a level one thinker,


I,
0

'~'1rUC"-K'..E.. E'"~A]'SA"'J'UH-H .-(£'lI'O' '-." '$,'1 r "'°41 '. .:'L. )'


I,,'

f~(J,i,;.:._ ']1:

I",

'ri

.',

01,1 ': 10.

thought P!!,(}c'es;~his type f


'W,I

6:[

'player will. think

O(V[

, $0',':' -,-1- ,"'l< 1,;:1 !l!.hJ 11 ~,

eo

"JIJ

'C'

'Ei',T",N," ,.. ),., , ,_,

~ .lL.I"

il', 1111 _

'0 ",,'AI, I~

-'L

ten

'] -

'I_..' ,Ci Olii..lI!l,g

.i at

{:I

0-

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

A viable line Is check -raising ihe turn as a

: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

S 17:5" SCCJiut31:5 calls 817'5,.

,M,d, 'we can bluff a

river cards if 'we miss,

.5'. 6+ (2, players)


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

Against this particular

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'

fat any amount .of lna:ney" semi-bluffing situation


1:.:5
or.:'

in, this

fti'&' ~~

('

!I,:~

bad and 'we should ltv cur best

ro

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


j

'Ii];~" ,J1:\,.l1\'

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

the deck and ..seem

l(jl

increase

their aggtessicn

factor 'by infinity,

Although

these types of insanely


'W

lanse ,a,ggr essive ])1ay,ers ha ve 'big

leaks. in. their gar:rle.S"

they are able to

1:111. 1.Qi1b ecause their a


would
,~)pe:il

competuion

d.CH~SIJl.!t know'

how to counter this aggressive style, ]I

0:111y their competition

up Poker'Iracker

or 'Hold 'em Manager and look at 'VHlain 1,$

po's. it ional statsl From there, :H ero would.

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

.~:,... 'j'.ur ·1:'" ~

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


U!I:.t.

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

is ra ..... 0''''' 'i:Jl",!I',b~'


~ ,

"",.,"'''' ."'!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

get four-bet that often,

The C'O or BTN 'will Wol(], lot a

Start three-betting mere aggressively-

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'

r'i+

,._. A'::· . .

K··. }

'rfi A"

I-~,

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

~'p;u., ortant
.

i:al-~Il,

'£'''''''''~'-'Ir' "M'L''''''i[I .Il,It.:l.b-IlU.~, 'if}' l~,~II,!I,

<18(":j"~{I' '1]' 0' "'",, U~!io.. ,1lI. '~<,o. 'nf l~.v

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]- ,~ ,',. ,

',_ ~,!iJr~UI, IJI' 0::;,,,,,,,1

tc ,U

'W" ··("';r·"[·t, ,i:."I,!LI " u," ~~.

about ···~~·lr",·!i- set .F.'!UI,I· lU/i:J.LII..1'!!w

(">If lU/i:Jl, ,l.!I,~ ,J.I"" ~_.I ,~.

han

j."" lu

'[",;::;;-'['","'1"",';::;0 ,,!w "i:)I. i.1(~

'W' .

-ith if '~J',',,>,,~I'.[·;e ,J' u.~. , ,. '''>ip;;n,f'';:'[ij'u.,


,l~, "
,r'-!i.,;l,·

,!w.I,1L1l.

;::;on·!i- '1-:0""<'><111""' ,K!ioi-~J"'.~

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",

go ahead and re-raise him, Them you'll know

a,

u""'" - ",.' A,ti/DLU],.'f!,l,


n"

IljjlPP onents
-·C

;n,' -I - ;n,'

--'.'L'i'

,-, ,;L,

WI,!:Ci'

J.1!K.', Ijjl
f"

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

r::; i:;l

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

.,.,,,,- .. -

H;!:-[
-·C

'->(3'.",', - iQ!" r DLm_g'e:"","]1 DL1..:5l.n~ 1."


'-i(3' ·C.

'i!1(

'i!-."" ,-,--",-lJ....

- .,.,,-_" pn man l',:y-;''''1 - -1-0'"" ed QIj"J,rrl!p D~'. IJ),

!~7~I'if ",I!iJ.i:.lLU, "B" "[/",.,.,/l,,W·


'i..),~"

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-

~F~'UI ,,!I.,~," itv

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'

lot 'Olli,seccnc",a . ot ,-i!' -..

lk.

u atrre ,:5
'
a-

1 as., ,-,. ']1 wen,

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

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

,', .'L...

w,uy

'1:1...· . ,.. nese

. rmg .(. C2l 1~"" -., :5 'I 1("-1].:5 are

.a

!'..

, 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

itself lnat!l,:Y times


,()t

and

most players fail


'~I

tOI

recognize the correct strategy


~

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

[semijbl uff the tum, m ore l


1:,;.1.

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

''1;::;. ......~ !I_!l_~R-Ll

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

'Lr ,1~,i:.lL, ,1lL1I!


,'!o

and

p L). ,u.

low-nl
'if¥

~~",J.Dl,~Pf- :1.1I-!l" ...

.,.,,~.,i'"7·g ,~",- defin, .. ·j.·e'l ''!:'' :1.3. U._ .U.J l

.,.,

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

I~'" art lJ~~i:.;.l .. ~ _ olavers because


1:.:-1""

~<"".'i:A..~t(-

.......!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

-'Oil",

DLl[H

I", Ill.g.' ,,,,-"'1,0::;.':;'.;:., - J.....


!Ut

,;:;,' - ~l ,DL, ,13 (;LI]U

11 Y 1('( U see i"'- : l"~ '.' ) ,,')'u 1.:0:0 bet LI

'14;::.-[. '~;::.j, u.... , LJ Io;ool,

'l'lTlr',u_Y 'l4;::.i· ""fl' .~ U ....l, 1 , '!{'!f

Y '0, ur ,-, ,'''I' -'''(1;::' .... i'i_ LIpp (),n


".
L'?

l,S .g,AI:";!i)" .~dn,~


,~,!"J1,

(~I'f' ,~'L;:'l; u. l!J,~

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.

On the other hand, what happens

if an, opponent is constaml

y re-rais 1:8],g me

out of the

blinds or

when he's in,positio:n? The eas iest an swer is fold


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

three- 'l;, iii


Il!,~_,~~

"",j, ~l

'Vi"'i.' v ~'f- U LLI.

ever '.';~~ ,""'1.. P:>'i"fi,c;'e' ."f


'!i ~

,j:Lr ;::;'~"" Io.--;II l-' Ill~,~,~'/ !l)",e

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

,p:>'ii',,1 h e Iji Uo!l.!I,lll w l~,.

!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;('

9'9' and think something like, r."'\Vell,


':50

loose aggressive player

and I have been

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 ._),'

opponents obviouslv',J J:"" :.


~
~,I,II,"'

.,!I,Il~ ~ U .

J..U

!L;I,i.~

,~'L~"iij,/'U.~, 'iif-I.U,I~ 'Pi

'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

hght pre Fl.apl 'b ecatU$(e. ).r{')U

w,a-nl 'p'laye:r.~ li;) :rut~,over-

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~

'~''''I -'I!.,.'ej; l'LI ,U.'UU[-lLIl.

'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

,:",j.

,C]IJf')' ... J],,~

There- ,""[-'-e t r~" ,T~....'Ii'i'p- i[-"~..,,,,/·:L,;::;.e" for . lL· ,.


,,

Dl,. -

'n' "-'

i:!Lr

-" ILli:lL""I.~,....:!o ,U,I","", l!.h",,, .

"'ir; "'-,..,1' 'l' •• ,,,,,;j. 1.,;,J',.~. .;:,' 'l.'IJDl1 ion I

!i..)

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

,,1[-.

Peonle ,_, IDl~,. Ji'< ,. rarelv


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

lain IC.,,,,'11c-'",~~ U, 'It ave n , Dl .. -;!o" lJ"I"VU U,Dl;~_

position on him and c an dictate the b et sizing and action on various

'I) cards,

You obviously get fewer

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

i A·,rji, .....th er im--ii ortant UI.Vlll~,1.··,·. '.ItO- u.


,li:.Jl!1_~,

.O/,;.:;, .... ,U_i:.il't..-lul,

tcr is

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

'm;1

est 'V"]-l];.:;, ",;1' ']'1]' ~Il '_' .


.'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~

ta 'C:I~ ,~" ,-Z;::;' ,11\, si


••

i:.\I.l ~

'J~

']!'I1l/"'[";::;'''' """"'~ ~I-~.~ ,~i:JI.i."'~i:'-

'\.,.;)

if" 'I

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

:B:+). "

';I

,.U.

]',i!'

l'L.,,,,",H ~.~,~,~"

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

M-" "".·'r;.:"'!Il ",A,

"-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

(}'P'p,Olll,ent brut isn't ,strO'ril.g enough

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

instead eVE combinations 34,

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'
....

'"

,_ ,'".

A-:'

'K

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

',' '-.

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],

',-

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


,Ii.)

I-~."

"""I'/l i)ll.~,lll

wou ,,1lI, ],~l


¥T

"-_.I

~"",,. ,ILl!.._) u.,

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!,

'"",,",t"i i" liJ',rnrn .-"(1] ,.' •.~" .... ,~'f U !L!t!l, .' r.t~!i..J. . 'L .. ,,:..

ent '.,'~. ']' 11


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,

H"e' Wi" 11 ,",- ",,,,---~.... DlI;JHJI. ,,,_" 1.1100'.ITu011.,'y .,.-"Loll ;j."l' I".'.
""'C "" •• fi-'e
,.,~,I. "~.'

'I!..),

D1UUJ_S

,II¥':~

'Io

e:;

,Y-Ji,jIU1I

A'

,--,

]!lj'UI'=ue

Ji"(",

,-,

'n...-

t- ~ ",-- 0" ,-,;.:;,,-lm,,~ IDlfil.I;!<': 'Ii-. _" LJ

o-e• 0·' -,l(;!i[--,,;h, - -- .f'. ,li-l!I..1;.:;,' ",." l] - ume" res !Dl.[S Wll, -~ .. _\
,,;k ""I]-J- I., ll~,~ 1;'

ate

,j,..--..

lU'

,j;k,[--u,;::o; 'k al' ''1.''"',"'.' 'Ii-. ~.' Dlu,i:)..·· ''liof, ,U , ll~_, ~!iJ-U ~It ,~~'liru, U ,~it 01

'r'fI-e'L/e:r-' I!iJ.Cl.l ....,'"'1~


,

""1]- !l!I, A "...~

"'l'-w'

~l." '.-'

';;;"0.,.."

",~e.;:';;I·n- ,j'iJa,j ~ ,~~~ .., It.·.l

-ii""'j. "r-' 'Ii-. o:::.~'l'lr''fI a .Jl,I('.ly,,~ LJ ~l, !I"!I'b

A:' f': ,'··Ii

,a

,;;;,

',,'." ~_u,J. 'I (--e"'"·· ~'l"

'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

and :ra-rndo(j,n h.and~


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

A play 'w'e like

tOI

use is Iou:r:-'tieni:ng the :first

!(jlt

,ge,cond th:ne a ti,gh,t -aggressive


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

re,gu.lar re-la Lse.s

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,

If 'we hold a hand such as 88/99" we should four-bet a little 'bigger


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

discourage Villain from re-bluffing us

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

effect ive st ack


o .:.

If the effect ive stack xizes are

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

profitable
i:J!-@

to

fold not J;"" ·.Il de u~

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:

such "'''' '7,'0 a ,!io..'I"~,


i:J!~ . ,.~

. IJ) ~

~IT' " ;J.".I.

.i:,;.L

and '7'f'i" ,JJl . 7.,


,J.,.

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


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

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

'['''>:!I'I' ~"... , ,16.Ll ~u

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

,iI

ough vou r
I
'~~"I

l'~I'Iln 11]1 • ... ""rfi'~' '--_J.'[_.-: [~,,!i.J ,!i;.r.!UI,,,",

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


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

'.rr "-_}.!UI, 1,,,-,('' ,. ~

h ave 'n .... ,II. ion ,,:;.']',110 :1.'\.0 ,I,U,~ !i.J'i.'l


'!i

']"1101P 'L 0(; 'Ii' "J ,II. Ii:). ,1'~ii:iLl, U

. -~"-..'Ir",-~· ..· .'!,l·:L H-. ..:,~ ! , .. 6I.tlI,Yl.U]J1I,g WI U mese

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

,J OU

/'1::,;--·1',,. 'L:'-F
IJLOI], II.

~,~'i- .' ,1!La\e ,enou_gu....

,:L:,._,;'

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

",:''',',j:L ·'1,1

wnn

ana your
-a. ,',

,",

'~I'

~·~(I·. i'~uppO.l],enl, ",·.'!]l me WL" 'f',-,-

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

bet, 'bet), 'bet ]I

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

w itb the intention of taking


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
...

,I-~,II,~!.J ,.E::) ~IL J[,--!i.J!L f"~'~ ~

'~'/.;,~ 1 ater in fhe

l!,~,.· 1-. ~~, lJ

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

'14-,] .lnlJL~, u ',- ~Je

Flatting Blinds 'With QQ+' AQ+

F latting from file blinds


~fh:ey see QQ+
,0:[

'W

ith prre:n1J ium hands is something


(Jtp'e:11l.

players don't do enough,

\;Vhe:lli:ev,e:r

AK." they auto re-mise any

without putting tan much thought into it,


d_.;;_)

Let's ,g'o

ever a few reasons why 'we should flat

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

frem h):P' pair 'with a good kicker. time bel ieving


(Rtf

U~

if he do esn't include ,AK, and ,_A..4. in

:ran,ge. This

1::S b ecause w ithout

those hands,

'value
'jV'.' .,.

t1,()im:l' r

check-raise ranze is 'very narrow, ~ ~

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

players think ,'" ~,~~ ".}. su ~


<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,

oTII>U'"'"I"r[I,,"~· i:..'-1lbi:.:l I,~ ~l

~i:.1.

,;:;

late opener ,i:.'-I,lv


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

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

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

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

W,I,~."·u.their ,';:;"I'f--'-,>(;,,..:Lr..... ,~u,ij U ld ILn. 1.[ i:ilp'p [0 i:il ,u '",:Ir,T! ,IJL

be whenIJI. the: don't U. W,U .u",y lJLun


'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.

sohnion, But what ifwe den't want to fold


'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.

put enough pressure


-,~ anu AQ"ft_'.

()(1lI

us that 'we fold, The solution is to check-call with


to
~ -.

(jut'

sets on the flop and later

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

stan flatting with hands :I. ike Q'Q+

+ .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,.

S,B: $ 8;()r2 B:.~".;;',·. iD


$'

same time !Lr,.


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

thev cal L T urn is a


,~

q'i

ueen, which ],$ a relat ivelv ~

·(~~T"'N··· ~!, ~ H"er;ol ,...D,._ ) ~ ~,"'!I'O'...;(I, ., .1, •.

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

vCUB. don't want "ttl'


.

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;"

,fl., K, nlav ers]


!~:;a.oI

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


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

raise Ls almost ecuivalent to! the amount II


)f'iZrt_g_"

the river b et that

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 ~

B18 'bets S76~.'Hero cal ls 576 IUver: ($,,263) ,2 •. ' 2 :playeirs)


('j

bets

'::!o

101., .

'1.,;.:;,]

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

~,e

port. H' [0 '.,,.....


o:::&i --

"'",. ~ I .... DL,

reallv

'.~¥

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

i '. - "";::;'ll m ·f·LII..~I;.A,!L

b Ul he '.' ,n· "

'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 ,~

F'c)utr=l8et Blluft As Stacks

lncreese
(1~oe8=id

Option 3:
'~

Ne've IF IFo 1I r ~IBet Blluff; Only

TT +/AK.,

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

C~IIIIIand CjrR,
Hops

O\J'@,rs
)

+-

G LIltsh ot

OI::SD f= IIj sh Dr',a W Ov,~r.s, ,+ 8 [) ~Ilus.h

C'~IIIIW ith :
Prelm lums

Option 5:

Call In Posltlon

SCs, If 12.088+

Call1lllCall1 ~tc: al ~II

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.~

win ,~ ~,-"'ii,01'101 'ri,";!t ~,L.l.!,. U ,r"


'lfy
~L .,

i:.l_L

ulLi!

Exam pte ",.1~Theoretical Sp ot

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;

'.'1''''1 LJ,' II.U

be profitable " " ,Ill


18
;.J,'

II.DL[J~,-

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

note
"~ ".,'

"1:1" ,~, ttns

I,

"1 ".-," n~, (]' {}e~, ," I ..•.. , ,1]:0.(,

,"

mean a
-

'-r"'

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


.i -

"I] 'e I,
.-

most
I;

f.",

p. '

fhe SB to $125

profitable play).

So if 'he li$ never b~iIlIftfjng~he must


iilJ s

CO four-bets 'to $280

'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

(2:8 (H-I,25+ 1 !lJ). If'y is

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)

398'CX -'Q -'. •388'% - , •• '. --!@ 37 .]'oA ,,~}.


,

equati ,()illl,;

OC.K-t; .A K,
Of

KK+
,JrIIlJ

II.!! '18 SCX


" 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,

Equity n-eeded to r()jlifti nus,

rJ.'.1l-

'E:'.' ..tgu f

fie

~'

f.,'2'~ -;.

Gr:a,riliil,ic

four- bet b Iu,ffh'ii.g fiiB-q,U~lm!C'y

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,

y accurate b ecause ijf we five-b et, the :nl'Oii]:ey is going

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

'E': 'He, '~;::;;',iL;',e:_ r .r.--",,{jt,l."~rs w'-;]"1 nlave ':!i._!l.~,11~~, ,J"


iii

takin 'g

'QQ all the 'way here, Against 'nlosl

,(JiPll

onent

s, we are looking at a :r.a-m,gf: of ,{ +~, K']( A~K},[tIIH], somet imes


money in preflop
()if

an, even, tighter- :ratil,_g-e.,A~ we cansee, gelti:n,g this much

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, 'liN i .n

'1.0

U,~I]_U.

,- A ~"L,

nxe 'Q"-.....r-' , i. -> " :Q"-' "' is 1


j'

E. -,"

.u.reque:rh:I,_Y

'l..

netii-t,· --, 1,,-, er a


0,"--

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

:g"""":"

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

,-C'I -

q 11 ''fJ 7''1' £I,'i'l i;1L ,~,~ Jj,lOP

'I4.r !, ,,',j,I, .... DL, !DL Ulh .h ;:!o UlL::.


,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~,

the turn, 'Your-

opponents ate

IlI:Ot.

that

crazy" and 'very


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 _.

'W:", '1"[:1r . l~,


"

,_, . _~_ .

A-- 41K' ," ErJ'A,_,-"', K' 'nlr-8'~ """P" ' ,. 1;"" ~


.:Jl

4 _~

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


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

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

"~

']'te ... ,1ikel 'v: ,,";,.r-' un .K~l,~ "


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-

,[-:L. .... j. ~I~,~ !_~Ia!l 1.0,.:.;.

']'P' .~

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

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

10

(~1II"" !Jl. ,~

'!',''''', "";'::"[,1 l!i.J !io.iUl.U

".

removal
1,:1,.

U.

'!Ii

fFt')I]' Ul~ 'I ","1i!i.,. "

'\IV' .

".'"UIUI,],,1,11I, frenuentlv I.~,l ",·,' "'''''~II:JI,.

',~.

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

'~:...-:.ll

'L.T.~)l

A-" H()IJ.U ,,'

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

46;O~less likely to have a monster;

Additlcnally; A'K Can 'be a lot tougher to play'


['-'[i1J,

()II,3t

of pcsition in a

massively bloated

:POiL

For these reasons,


10

more likely

h)

five-bet with, AK, Once w'.e'i\l:e that put

much .i:tlJcm,e,Y in though, it's g,01:n,g

'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

thev can't have


'rl

The

answer l,S based

0:[1.

how cften 1'IIJ,ey iTol.l.(.vw

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

U'1].'d overs; backdo


'W he

0:['

:~,ush, raw and d


'W ith

overs) and lead


:~0!J11 etimes

(]li:!l.

lbe

river; Against a more

aggress ive 0pp onent

t ends to follow u.p'

turn b ets and

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-,

ha - ,~l '-',,,,"' u,e ,,U (iIIJlIJI, .r ;:!I[iJ,~

",,, ":-'~' ";-;-,.-1 OC " IS .n[O.IJI,,~e:[

,j.L,",,'

l!,~ (iI,1],

Villain's

hand range, Despite knowing this, it is hard


He
!(::2,H],

'tt)

play our hands out of position because Villain


:[]QJ1&; ill

:kril.'Qlw'S 'we rarely h ave a premium hand,

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,

before cont inuing

The first {~lII.,;::;'L"A ~,u ., is i(';']]1 u, ,U,h,,:'lo, IL


,",.Jot
,::!o,

'!IOUlh, , ,i:i1 'I'(ij' at ::!o '!t'!j

'V'il ]',,0;;, in' ""ran 'b'"' _." ,i:!L .,~, ~ 0',0::;.


,,

,u)'L.,

,i:iI, ,

",'0.1 (il !Jl

Ih_J '.

how ,man "x ,


,,~i:iI,

'V'

'L., '"' ,::!o l'll/"I ] LI

ets lJ),u "

'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

(lr,"",']"[ij-I· 'I~ '~,(';, ,,~;L!JUl. <. ilJ !U.

"if"',~,~'~,(';, '" ,~, " urn-- 'Il-. ~l iU IDa. l LJ "",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

g"" wi II.I,~,":i i;L


!Lo)
rtf)'

,i:J_~ (~'ii'",",.'fl'" IDI. 1lI.1.i:.1l ¥-If '""'I]'

1·,,1 don' ,ll 1lI.v.. _

j, I.".

m ind cent inui =.ll


.
VV..I.!L zl"~... 'r'''.'!!' ,!, 6Im,

'n (J ,•. !I'!~IIJ

;.:J ,,", .... ",.,;(; mon TL.,U.'0:::. ",,'0:::." 1,j',[iJIJ), q U .......


,,>,,

8~'~'" ",," - "

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"" ""

ge""DI.!]U W'"itb " .'k ,~" 1 u W


c'

nDLIL.

",",j,

'I' urn, "", ""l ,-, ""IJI.IJI.

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,~

Jj,.I,UQl;~I{ ..} '

Jl'1 i'\""~f"

iC~'[-' ILl ~"

'14,1u'ifJI" -'[--"fI ,·i:Jl·"'~~~


,.~: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~

'~n"l!I '!i..f,I~,I~~ k " "",k .:;._ ....


,~~I!iJ. ,

'U,.,~I.'.· ~

,-"... 'C;:::' I',...

.~,~,

,i:;.l

"' 'W,·k'1' 1;:::. ,'" ~_~, .,!i;,iJ

'~' ' ' ' "'-l""'''' ,-".I '~~'llL


,~I,~~

1!lJ.Il

('~ ,If '!i.i!ul,I~. ....,0,,""",[-

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

'-0'. 'n. e '["""'" .Il:l_.li" .",O"[ij-' for'


,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,

more credit the next time


not '~O'win

yQlII,

make a continuation 'bet and l,s less likely to float

0:1" bluff-

raise 'You. Remember, it's ,Q,K ,~

everv not, ,~ r
,21n~, BTN

The re l.ationship b etw eenthe 'i\.1.P;,eo"

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

the ptay'e:r..s in P osition b elieve you. T,©,create thi s image, consider

: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

when he does play.


10'

'¥OIU

them

bJi

:~otdwhen you open a p-ot so you cam get people

out

o,:f, position

play
, 'i!'l

,aoaillst
I~

V(UII"
<r.'l

Against

players who continuarion

'bet a lot" check-call

on. a

j.. JIt C

of

&1)'

:[];(Jps and ,AIKJQ jf.]_(J~ps.

The turn will likely ,go check-check, Once this happens,


'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 .

(~':PPDIle:[1lt who 'will b e firing a lot


~

I()f.

1)arrels, check -fold If


,~

miss, '\tVhe:1ll. d,~)ha ve a you.

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?

ffj,.Q':P' comes 5'ift 8'~ T¥.

Villain makes a standard __ ------------------"""lI


AI

continuation

'bet

'Before 'we decide whether to 'E"~'" -._ e . x,a.m, p,~


He wi II J. , .. ... 'ifl'],

!D" 11. ~,,' 1::

~3/1J't: '~J~J ',ax ~HJ' s: 'M' .

call, fold, or raise, we should consider what part SB: $.594,


of,~.,t~,.~ his _
'L. ""'I]~ (~ ,I.~,~ ,lll. "a
0

r an [c·- ,I L· ,~ '14 ettin ilI ze he's JlJ

vlll.J .. '10

,",'ILl' 'P."Y

'j".:!" ,II.IJ,~

'Il-.."". ill vl.

B'..B',,,' t:,~. ii1 '.'.' ,i0i U lJ


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

HI he stack ,().][['ith hands like ,AT H ere -( OJ $"7',2 W' C 9',,",5,


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

hat] ([':5 c at] 'Ill e C ontinue


':;\t

hh iJl Keep'I in mi nd tll at l"'1\]0,:: {S4';)5.' 8+ T¥ (2 players) f he


\W(JrlI.1t

he has

hand like AT

0,:(, II,.

'be tee happy

getting in on this :[lOiP; his .equ.i t:y is at b est 4!~]%

~1]?'bets $)6i, Hero raises to S 1l5J 'M]"~'

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,

'[f _ ,.., 'V]' .,

11r:;i '"I' Ie.~e:cts~ 1. ~


Cl~" •. !I,
._

j'".. uUi." l!iJ'

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

because Ul,a'l],Y tum, cards o.CJ·odanvmore, ,~

-{ :K, ,A~,7, clubs] Q"

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

strai ilIh:t draw


~

(}Iii
': 'f': !I."

the
c.

:f.l.'(Ji),.
~n-

The majority ,~J:=-' C)':E


....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

';..... C;Ue ck-foldIJI. 'I'L, . 'L., K WI,"11, ... ..... J!:Q ne

I' ," tum. i

fh ue;y ~''';e'called ,uU


,DI.[

,0, 'I 0.111.

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

who have a narrow

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,

hand, They 'will inevitsbly

'U 1;;.01 ",";'i' ,,0::, " LLi:lLIJI, u..,i2II~ ",""n ;:iL,

Broadw ._""V- low 'n'" ir DI~", g«DL".


,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

anv river 'besides a deuce, :w'lve.or ten .


•r?II!

get. plaid, off when a 'Villain has an, cverpair,


'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

to, net, ann ch . L-~,]'1 fh cnecx-to me


.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,

more often than

: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:!;..\,

'"1~ ...1., eck :

'Il.. ",,'L" "~,J,J

"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

((Ii rfi 0') ~~"'" o

'I

2:. ~!I,:f2" nla yers) ., I')"

"L,~ ... ~,.'"'

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'

No decent nlaver wants to 'be 1;' ,-'

:kIll,OIW,[lI, C"B 6,,::

{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,

rea Sf.H:!I. to raise the

tum,
(Jlf

Obviouslv, we're not advocatina .Jno}a-tilJl.u a plaver twice in heoes ¥' r~ r


·1p.;:;,j.L""

a river check

SOl

vou can bet. ~

E'i.i"uu, ..... ~ r
-,

'.' , •.. you

,U,i:iL'\ "'"

'~;:;".-!,;::>;;:;,

.'-'1,

,oJ,--,;:;.'.: .e- ,;"'i !JI.f,'-'I, W !..J,I],

ihe ILU
"V]' _.

'f!:.7··i-'1 ."",:-., l~,O P ,..,.0

'.- -:"', .YCi U

,..... -;:;,:~
!;;.c'-'l,)"

l V:-.·-:'], 1'am"-;'!");s -u..""j; ;:;, 1. LI ""'l..


... 1

,0"
.1.lI.

i ,11

j;k;::;, lU""

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
U,!I,,~¥ ~Jj. 10
i::l1,!I,llI,

I~

sm ;:;, ~l.II
, .,

'1L.,;:'2t~

lJ

~ILI'

T L,"""I' I
..
~,~I.!I,

-''II!]- i , !I.l~,~ !i...Jl,

iir;::;. rive r, V.
,,:L
'1 .

1]

i,." ']"1],i:/l. ,

dec ides U _._ .llI.~~

·tp. ~l~.~~K~ !~

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

I if 'V]',.16'1. _ 1~ ain

'L;:;,,, :;:;, ,I.~,.~ I_~,D~ CI.

;:;"i'ji,,~l

tu.,," ,;:;,... 1 ,.,...'1.., ;::;" .. :I~·- ,li·. g- the ri ver urn i:.:.I.l.~,lll ~!,~,vr.;...,r\;, .. din ·. ( if;t",l ,I.~.!i;.p". '\
.U,Il,J.

!i;.(,

.,.

k ;:;,.oiJ:L':' ·t~_~Ii:.:ll.l,~

-,;~O I,~.~. ,~' "_... ff.T

hv 'v·,'U""UI .11l1. should at~,u

'!";:'2tii- ·t·, !~,~ lJ~1l

It;::;, ri"V'er ,. ~

,;I

Another line to use in this hand is to raise the

:[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

river cards. ''VVeshould -e:r:nrpty the clip we hit


(Jut

if tum. and river. are

Broadway

C ards,

\.rVe are ob viously

'1) etl'i:n_g iF

Results: Vlllla.,i~i. cailed

WH~1

A,.~\'" and .---------------------------, .$.]1$6


Example '9.2::

str aighr as welL

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

77.,. 87~ 8'9, or 91'[. 'He can have TT


C2l'[UlI.-Ot

Dr a naked

seven as; w· en. On 'the river, his hand me st likely


'0 eat
,a_

pair of kings, If he has a hand like

:M:lP;' S-88f)1
CO:. 84-50
Hero (BT N):: $OrSO

·K.Q or JT" he w ould b et, ].:f·Villain has flopped a

set,

lW'()1

pair; at a stralght when he donk-bet fhe


would,m 'I!..,,,,"~ 1l.1_~,!i;,iJ"river ... ~-.. ~ '.. u ~IL ~.'k
lUI.

·iji1.-''Iin, ~ 'k.;::;. .U.J.~)[t'" l~,~

,Ul~

;:;, 'W' 1 Tke' onlv ...... ,.~!I, ;::;,~ .iU, .


.
,II , ,

"'_",I.~, . ~"I'

,P'-- 0,0 p': .' ern IS; : . !fe- : - -'H -- 'BTN


i" . I '..

.•

A. w ith .... Il
j~'"

7.' . •...
,,0;:.

,;_p, ,Jo.~ILi1S~,

"]I.

fJ,l;t,.

·H'. ;,!..oro '1("" _, 1.0 '-S' s: c'B:' 1"';:;']]"'" :;;",· ,_a~ .... "'4. !;;.ci;1Ll
'I,,; ;:;;"",. .:1' '.

r1Ji •.,
~'~"'"

'-1

.;1' ,J;

fl." :0l J tiLil

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 ...

with your holdings if they can't bet a pair of'tens,

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'

diss uade 'Villain from

C{)I[H~ idering

p-ot 0 dds if he ,h,aplpens to hold QT f'Q.1. If 'V~Jl in three-bets a


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).,

I"------------------------j

Exam p lie 9'.,3= $,:1. '~).f$..iN)i No L imit Hold' ern SB:' S.2323 :13,18;, $,1866

'V' "'] am '. "'l:~,


l~~'~-' -

$U],iJL

,~ can ll

'I'f hie river 'I... "


,U,'I,
< , ',:

1~

"

Ir -'I... a tourtn

.('!I'

:U,J:U~,~i earn,
'I... ,]

'~¢")IU. ,~!.~.!i..:J. _ . rlll. _,ol 'k .2]' ,H~I!i.IJI,

shoul

con ,~,-"il 0:::.[', bet tin g uv e.']! 1lI,!i;..\ L.J. _ I


]' Ii" ,,:U,

"'", ""'J'!'l"irr"]!:l'ho,J ofI vour., m _. ,~' ~.


~, , "

tJTG:, .$524.0
:~;

i)l. !i.)!I,',

ranae 'k nere, I~

'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: ~
~I"',;::I

,' CO',0; '.!.

-- , ,('Ej'T"N) H _elro_.D "_,: -

'01

percent

age -(y['the time,


In
] •• ,

"E,' ';.;0 ~'rn1Jrnll;::;, Cti, "l!: ,R.Ui:.'I.U, 'r ,,,",, JI" ?

",,~.;::;,
'iii!,~

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1~

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lu

rrn ..,

'48,..i:.'I.!LII.i:!o'~ ,,.,., "" ••eLI'Ii:il ....

"""] ,~J.,

.~'k,;;::. 'n; "",''U 'L~~,~ fift',Di,J'

l~,~

'It;::;, ~ . ~,lIL l~JDI.'Ij'~ coul ,1 'It

"",'u,","

':V'l\.I'" ~,

or
l._"

('j1'T' :t 1.

A'-' , ,_, '] .a.

1 't' 'It """'"'" !~,~~~

'[-""["0:::.1 ,',,"s 'H,DI,~'" ,DL "'" "DI, , ..... '~ Lr ...


,,r.' -

,0/'1 •• .I!,h...II.~U

sh

"""I]' DI., ,IJI,

,1 'If!f.....

'.:I'_",," -

, .. VI;..! --

ould easi 1 ,U,DI, "O"'i"""" h ~","';::;' ,J.IJI,


-

""'DIF..'!o, ,''!-~ ',," <r.'l

10' """ -

",u,.....

l' 'I"jiu a

R"; --" (Q 'I '''i;iI i:.)' ,nl •elf" \ ~ ",.l."it'D


(jO '.':- '" '_ "'~,) ',_ . checks

,,',.

A"' " ~,L., p..aye ,,-- .) ;(.....,- 'I' ir$


_,

eur

""

,-"

r ange, ~ 0:
-,", -,

C<, "

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,-.,'1...,
,,'I_. ,,", ,-

",-

,R.. -,

] A Jl':i, -, ,'!i,l,

n re

He r"0 ta 'I,," '" (i.Bl_C.."

en 'hie river,

'I...

"

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,

river and hate life?

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".,

0'1-. ..

'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 ....
-s-. .. ',",'. "., .... ',
,"'> . ,"

.a : "

.. ,'

<~

:',"'

......

'"

''1

,':;'.'

'C'

'L

,B,U,,,,,,C

eekc-r aise "'",""


('j'C

,i:!LI1 ;jL\.',,",

0(0'

"'"

"-'j;;;' ,.-" -

on me r IV er
,j;'L.c

,.. ;'.- ~;::;;"".

",W'

ir

the turn ne
,j; ,',

{If.."';.~

bile!

e ,,;1-. ;:;:"...;k· . es .,:II., .. C.I~,e"',K'='C\B~,"'''''',.


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,

';:;""1' ,""".,,,,, i:,;Il._~, i:,;Il~!U1"

.... ll,~,~,.(.

h ev' 11 -,:,,".L1 ., ,U;L!J.JJL

""

(;l

maj
"I:DI._

l-OI['I"l'~~ l'yif !i... ,J' u. Jj


I".,

'I>')' ' '


~.

DL

,t',L,"" ....-:-,=' .. ',,;:;,'L' ""~;::;,; !i;.t! ~,~~K ] i:.'-I. i.1i~~


,[I.

'T'hI""l"I~ ,("f' ..!loK


, . ,.
'IiJ.,.

,[.:1-. " '1·1:' 'iI"I1;:::'~ 'f.T,I,~,~I-!l, " """1' l~,~ ~,J.,!i;ii;l

'."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

ha 1:[ the time


[ .

V(.RlI.
'I!-

know thev have a pair


'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'

Actually, it 'is; 'better if 'we are in, pcsition


W' i11b ecome

(JiPPonent has b) b e worried that tbe pot

infl ated;
b) W'O'[lJl

he'll 'be out (Jif position with one street

10' 'p~,~y.If the ace is on

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

One thing we have going

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

lands or he'll catch

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

keep leveling himself

II

Clhslptelr' 111:'l,ilne Varitatiiio'ins

'1["-"("

rrem: -

'1"1.,,0:::.

,~ ..... .-;:,' '-I u....,Dl.nl:p ~

-1]'-" W·"el'\Ie .:-'ly.,.'i··· .. 1 we 'L,:'-'i -,0:::. '"..-,.T .., ,-,O:::' ...... T.. ,O'--:' ze .es :. '. .'. snown, W ,uop....}'au IvvO,I;;?I1I.LZ-

,""',,.casionar ,.l ,U,l()luln, wun ... ,.-;:,,,",;",: - ;.:;]1',,-, j;', 1 ·',i'L.


,1!lI.-;:"j ..

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

for these hands in your range allow s


'II?-

Y(1 U
1

to check-raise bluff more

'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' .... , .... :

Ii VeI,S (fcvr bluffs and

T'L.- t» ",uU"",

,., 'Om- e

",-- --'-"11'"", -,. Imp-Ol,

i:iLnlL

('o.'-"

",,0'I],C""p

- ,,,;::;,--,~,,

I,

't' '0, keerp 1m n]ln!JJ, "", ,. ,'''''' -,-'J .... l~i


'0,-, -',

,-.,.

Y(}lII,

,:$ u:GU

~'i- ,.,-

]'A ,;:;._. ,.-;:"Y'" ;.:;1' W DI. -"" ,U

'h-' Ill,

't' ,0 ,-, ,",clu--n ,. W 1.1!JJ. .....

,oppD:ne:i1l:ts; h) exploit,

In 'I'L e r-lr anter ,. we'll .lL., I~,.~ ~1I.~~u.,r"' u.


'J' 'iflf ~

"

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.

,('0,
!i...l

an
i:;l,

o\'iI,<1,<1 tllll.U

'iI",0, 1.r,O"'1II'[-ilL! ,~v..


L'

'g;':CI.,... - ·e.'1'"", m ake ;'I-nU," i:l..,.

v'''''''1II'[--,-:-'''"1 ,.U. o\'iI ,il:" ~ u..


,~.
L' ~~

tougher o'ppo(nellrt. '\Vhelll

we used

the word tougher,


l:[iJ,6'W'

we don't

mean place a ,J.iv.~ade in Russia" tag 01l

your game,
i!i..r;I.!I.l1

,A tough player's '~PTH)'ne:i]:t.~ won't


·V!iJ.'~

when he's value-betting

er bluffing, and they will

eoiil _.,-IJ

u'p: n-;,'-;:' n!I',b ,....','" ""f 1 'k 0" ',J


_ .• 'J' ,. "l:ii}.L/- ..••

''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

your disp osal: check, fold,


'¥'-f'YUI. ,~

call, or ra ise, Thus, 1here l.~


Here'sa

a finite see uenee .of act ions vou can take 'whenever , ~

nlav~ a noker 1: ["'

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.

the earlv streets in hopes of ,~lol~J~d,:no down


,~ . Ie]:"
'0
-e

their Op-~f('lo-nei:fJ.t$in order te 'see: a chean


c

.E?'

~.~.'()W U'uW

n,

'.....Ii,,Ii" '""OU['-1!' ....~, 11 Y I;,JU[ (J P:P Q.I], ..... 0'" ....... ,"'''" 'f nt
,Ti;

""'f::

.... , -;::;,

,j.

1S 'Dl.lly

'~

,,"','

,go
.,

T.'-"-"~

CH..!I.!m,DI.

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?
~!i;,iJ ._

,A~ I
UU.!I.

the "Pre €;I 'O'illl l.l.t .r·, ,. lLl

!i. .. ,~~",

'~'l 1 ,;':;''LJ:''~ It'"' a,)

li.::I~~

sect 't'

_""rj; """,I.!I':;I

,1i"'' ' ~'<1J']' ,U,!u J.l.lI.

'1m .1,!I'f~!Lai

0" '~12

the I'~K~

'L, ~"":.

iJ

~~Il

ootion ""'1""' II.

!i,J.I.!I,;!I

B':'" ul
."

j,

J,'io,.I

et' C' ,,,,,,,"u ",',,"';::;' ''!;N.'' .... nt te ,~C1.,:


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,~,
·n.-:-~ ir 'v., , 'm~"I- '1"~ -n" 'j' .[-.,II iC~'[-' - !JI,-~~"i;JL, E:)~iL,
Vi'~'i~ ],'''-i!L_ll,
i~·;:;'n
~i:.'-Ll,~,
1~1-~:~!i;.(I··'-~i:.l:L,:,

.... ;:::...... :1.0

:k call the ,Il~

,i!1I iC~p- '1.0 ~'~'I"'1;::>'


,~.J,I~l:.I,
,1~,I ...i[_.-:-~

the t u,[-orli ~_u,~


~~"II-~,

gi'~;::;.""_ ;::;, .... ]~ (,:11... ;:::..;-',].. (>0:1.0 .I~-~~~ '~,I-~,!i;.P~,K--""",I.~,~~K~,

"'Iii "J (>0:1.0 ;::;, .... ]~ .[- ... i:j,; •. ~,UI, '~,I,~,!i;.P~K--",i:,;IL

ise the ~~ "I-U, .....

]"' h I); ~V·


,. _ ,II£;
o1Ji;

,~.II,

A¥'

~:I

C- hec k- 1::'1
...... ,. ,![; ,"

;€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,

One cookie for

'lh-DISIe who

noticed that

we

(liPiP onents who often val. ue-b et thin, Another

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?

The easiest sit uation tn recognize is after

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

,.

,e:~8~ '1-'(."'>""[' .. "·~.-"-·~-.A, lU.--...U.U.i:!o fc .. , first .U.ew u~~u I;J 1 ;:,d.l e:r I;J

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
I'"' eal) ,-," -', ..·,'1·.... y'.wU W 1.lU.
.~II.~,

-DI.

.. '~l'--"O'--I1I'''';:;'-I/l ,So Hln,t;:; .1~.CLmll ·'.. . 1

r··..,·:-.·,P:I.·C1._Y .,. .::!;u . .l.i!JI. yo U ."'~...,. solid


;;iI.

't-",- -c· lIne,.

,j.'1.",,-

..oj.- .. -I·,t L",jv.",.·L ..,-,~ 1L!.~."",'y '!i,iI.Q',[iJ II. ,1~..:1L;",·e i::iL ,Ui:1Li] ..JI. (!' '0i:1L .. i !

,.-· .... wU.e:n

·---.-·0."1_ u ,- ake ,1]::t;;iL . "'"

~·L;::;,,_.',"{""-. iU"",

;-'" •.'l... c·";k, ..·.. ·'·L'",;::;, I1\ ""'[ ',,",I,~.eC( ,'-,1. ;::iLL:)"",.

TL·'·,-·I .. ,.J[',j.·L;::;"l·',,,"-;::;,(· " ,nlJ1LK .o1J! ILU,,,-, 1.

nll;;.;."

'",,";-;·i. '-[-'o!:I'l'L'",,,,,A p"""",,.Il"I..-,.t'II ....oruinuation ,:'v.~!UL ,,~. ~~llL 1~.U..l:vl,r"" 'UI.


.1,1. l~rUII.~,1l .1.11.

'I!...:.;,t ILl~l

the l~:v

,i!1("t;'n ·C'L"" .....'I_..;::;.,~ ,u.J.1!i.J.'r"",. 1.'_,1-~,~~K'~llI. ILl _.I.~,•. ,U .~

behind the turn l~:v u ..

,I.~:"

'i:.l113~,1l

"'nA

bet the river u·


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

"

'u.."' ...... ·-lIL"'·;::,. v", ... u-~~~ ' ~~ ~ .. , 'u1u.

4:1!"
]"!

\;:11

·1p' .....

.JC..J{,DLrI.1!.r

··I-']·~ .e '1] '1 yo U ,"':lr;~·;-",:I-:: ·1·Le. .n" er .. W un _.,.;,.,..·L 1..•. 1.". cue",,1K. u.. ":"l,C
"'1";11

'IF. ,:{,iUIi.p.
'. . --"

~e , '..., ... S'SIS' 'I 0" ,_6 . 'M' "1I' 1 ,'_'.. l.".ax
. I .. . .. ,. ".

"1'

.. '

:yCHlt

midd le pair hopin .. gfor a cheap show down


,~

C"'[)'., .:.)D ,I

e 10 '1i "':i Q,~ :J.


~

and decide b) turn vour

'(I ~ •.,

a ir into a biuff if he '1:1 ets,

BIB (11:er-o):: '$9'0:6;

IJTG~ $1540

because he almost never b as anything that _go d 0


here. He
Iii

.fY]J],:-· '!

~ ..m,. ~
'~"

'11 Q,f'j til


,,~

'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'!"'~

.-:iI'

.... l ....'I.. ;:::",..l~ o DLIJl.IJI. ....0K CU:

'n...;:::"'k',,

A,".' U ..,.,1~.lrh .!L

w 1.itb u

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

'1TIi! ,. (11" -'-',i Jflrel"lop,. "!i

H'· --',,'", '!D':S"'''' ithu f'j,". T". ,.'e:rO rS WI 7~ ..'::.:;


j[);1, ..
~C

'win the pot.

,oJ;

fl.: 1.L~.'1(, '1p'T"N", _[,i:itl' ~e:.~ ll;,;.' '''"''' o,! ~ ,):0 '.... e ~,3·· ~ fl' :0
I :L~',.

.J[) ,. ,

,I',A,

t,u, .., ,er 0


'H, ':--., .•..

J~'

, ....

e. I? "':i DL .. ~ ..,.)

11

li"il

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. ,."
'0 ',i

:~Ilay'e:r.s don't gi ve credit [rightfully

(~ nla. ' '~) 'i..,.l. P Dlyers .

d .1,[.;:;;iW
,--v,-

I'

.-

" IJ.1!l.$Se.:s
._,.:--

on "'h":e t
_,,-I',·:_""

'-.

d river an.. see a


,-

j'-_

-,

-.'

_ I,

~.:-

'_

'if:

"":L,;::;,,....... "DL .~~. """I.~.",, •.K

k-raise

_, .H,

A·. ~e:'r" ,DL "" ' .-;01]

']'.!f' ,l,~ .J!

it's ,""" DL ,,\ draw til..

'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

~,(':; O.._,U, .l .... ~

··-··'k' J!.'l)[ you "'~~, Ji""':"" ....'

:' ,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 nes .....,t' ';:::"Vi,.r' " L. .~,,,,o:::. Y.P'" r,

'[.!.'I~ i:.:.L, i.l!~. . ,I, ,~

:""1 ",'~'" imeort ..... nt


"I,J.,,[,,~,, li:.'-L!I,~.,

,j;~",

'1...0::;. luLl!i.-

....

't:..,~;:::. i:.'-LLJ J,~

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"'~'

;'I4 na il.:·, "'--:·'1 CO mn "1."I"t"'·T·HJ ns are,'·

Tak .e a lo ok at Example 11.. . A t first 2

~ -o (S-'D), He•. If' -. ',' .D.I.:.


J[)i ..: .

1141 :I!!"-'; -, ,I ,\;]',.;:0

glance, 'we represent


nul if
:jN)U:r

,81.

backdo or flush

''ID'B';''

Q ~"

2'1,.0. 0

DPiP'lH],e:nl i:5 smart enough he

'UTG:' 3.2311 '.l.Y]Jr', C" 'I ""I4~ *~~iJGi. ;j" f ,.,.,]1


'ILJ-TN ~: ,:6, I,,"';; f;.t A ri,I. "
fiJi '~ .., "'!'

wi 11 reco CriJdze 'that we rarelv ,~ have a flush I;;!i


'1']]-'
. , !iJ

'"'I'u., u

'L ""ijI'~ ("iii' .I.~.i:.1l.-!l,U. ~, •. !I.

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

hold in our hand range,


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\..'!! ()

~ "l! 1.1 ~,u ~.J! - " , .. JIO ~.r;f.S), n,

'5: 1 ;:,

ero cal ~,;:. Co 0 1 .J1'.,. ,:r »: -) . 1.:., O,I{;f.S


o:!I.

"]I, .j).J

"

F ~o.ifl" {~~HJ'). " '1r-1!!I'l-'


~ , .~ . , •

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

- - "'. 'b- ,--_ .... '" " ITlJl,g.l

th h . " .' I.l.S r reason l I,e:)' G) ec 'k -r aise t'Ill"


·t-. -._
JI .~ -.
I ,--, -. I -~

'T-;(Q'I "'!LI ",II!I!fw~~ I;,_~'" rtili"'i


~1iiiiJ -

l)'

t:lA {f'ii :j ...... "._,L


"

ila e 's) P..DLY, rs


"."'-. ~

river with a stra ight/rw


the real itv I-~:.'· , ,.' DlJ. l,~1i'!
a,

pair/set some of rarel ,"""" ..... ,,~:L,;::;. :I~


, "DI, ,!i..!
',~tf.

'ihe time _ While this. ,sOUI!I:ds reasonable,


'1' ,."

,~~ero
I'

'k CO c;'J]!e'(':\, S 'k 'C 'tl t:{:._.s,~, ~


. 'I

:I

"I

,"

'1"

('l1,

,'~

,j.'L .,.,j. l,I.~.Dll

nlavers r-o,'
I

.Dl,~' ,'... .:,

~1.~,IioI!lJJK.

O'i(r;!"1 "'ILl, :":.' p.. '.. -~1"Iv-e[[',. ~~'" fii;ilj) 3.A("ii £ '-:] ajleIS- .,)
--c ••

',r--'" 'j'.~ '~ ~~;::;. ,'Ui.


C-I-O"..•••
";-,. "'1

,~;l. " ,~~, "" ll~,lv 'v.

river
:,' -

'W' 'J' ,ll~. ,~L,',8"" '",' ,~'L ll.~. U 3.I!io..

'1.0 ul, • <~ j'n 0""" "' ,!.~, U :a.1I'~',b ~

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 ~,-.~.,

S() 'we 'bet

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

'. ".

,;L_ '!iN e 'S:I.~_();IJ

]A. ca '11 ,. .l!L

cnecs-raise

,,'L, ,'''I~ ,--, " ,

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"'-

,.

.00 :: S1111. BTN'-.< :: 1!\"!jJ07'7 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.
-. _

ur,G calls $,l{}j 2jhldS BTN raises


j

'[0

$4,5

Hero

calls $40~

j-..J"

••

'~

,-i - ,.. '

manner. Ano
i' i "~ -,
,-

I :':"','

';"1 . h '".'~ IS. th "er reason w".y thiIS " a


,': --, ._: ," '-: ..-:

'[ fold~ UTe;. calls $3.5


'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"

Villain rarely has 'better than a king on

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

of. ]Q, and the times he has air

to "IN in tbe :P Qt.

,.;;l10'

~'o.,

I;'" -

.E..

"- - X,ilI m,p III, lie


'(1'

t l''."'iIi" " Jill"

!!C.t' ,'if' iI 1111 r..]i;_ '~~I~'.!.!U ,= !j)

..~''" . .1.'IjI,~,ax

In Example turn in position

11A),

OI[H)e

'Villain checks the Most

~lID'. ~D,!

~,,~'J

'-I A A ,;::'

he rarely
,~

has a flush,
I~

,II, :;'1 i1jl; S'},;, "fifO. t J!.l!I ',I,'

,~I,,;;o,l,

Q''''

'114' ,1;:1 ,E,

'(:iI~,aVlers 'W ould (JIJI.lv


~ ••", ,~

consider checkinz
f.111~b.

back a
Tricki er

"Uf'I'G'" I, ~""'ii3' '1'1 ' ",' ~".!.' '".


:11.1 P:, .$1

'tU1.:r!I:eK[

flush if they have the nut

(]~.s

players might rarely check back 'with the

second

00 ; 8428
,BTN: ~a:2"'4,

or third highest i]Jlsh draws, Let's take a momem


""1iI ,,'j 'I:;.I. •• ~,U

'I'L '];-' 1]- 'I~ I"~.,,).K

1~1,1l.

,',,," 'L ,'rI,1:","

,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],

the turn w ith a: non-nut flush in posit ion.

'B"TN'"
I, '". " ,

[~J

'.,ses tc S;35 '0,·


. ~ .:I .",.

during the last six months, Not ,oftei:ll:?'


..

j'

,, fi:"'~...if, nl;iC:~S" T·JI'e,." C~, fiJ

'I

calls •.".Jl, S"!I'O a


':;0:,

'\iVben 'Villa in checks b ehind on the hrrn,

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 ...

";.1"1 "-"11." '~r"'" 'f'

"'~ " ;::;, 'if!!' '"",':

c,'"'r'fi D1..n

",:L do . ,'-, ,,1:\1,""." 'j' ,'", ....I,~'..:;l"'" ,

ek -ra e ,."I],U iiil' . <1

1"'11;• r ul

,j"

,U, l' ,u..

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~
,.

,":Lr,';"']'" me cnecx 't'It,-,


-, -:.(; ,,' ~~.

,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., .' ,.....

~l- .. ' II. ,

-'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, ,~,~ ~

The decision 10 raise a tum. lead is related more


]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

two pair; An, ace is


all

check back the flop with

,81.

small pair with,


,(1

ace kicker

hoping 'h) see a cheap showdown,

,Additionally, a middle turn card -{7, 8~,9} is


'M'O

,good candidate as well

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

Tilr ""~~~ l1 ,I-~'~,J' '~~.'


,

'J'

,J,~,

,~ :L.l'H7~ .:.1 ... ~I,~,~ "-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

r[t"V' ~"l. !I,,~" 11,~,iI".,!I,'

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

lli5,~ S.5/S1QI ,~,6lvlax

SB:: S 1.225

prob ab 1v,', don't b eeause almost ~~" ;;.


line), then 'Vi llain
'W Il 1.

IiI,;()

one uses fhls·DoDo. ~ '12'.4'"';' DDII ~"" -,,.j


tJTG': .$,1884-

m est likely three-b et you


()f

on the tum with. the t,op

his :r.:an"ge and get the


(.U]

I\1lr:: '$J,9'tZ Hero. (C 0):: $2'0,'9'"

menev,~ in b efore 'the action ~l(}'~&J down river;


Addhionally; and let you check behind
,. ,i:) "'~ .. ,,,'., ,~'"

the

Villain doesn't want b) call


0'[[1,

:BT'N:',$.2474.

the river;
,." '" . ".'"

:H:Villain
~ .. ,

has a stron o· 'brut n ot ureat band he w i] 1 call vour


,,'

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

$422, ,IVP fo:lds

~fh:e ajority of players don't thlnk about adding it m


.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

'1" -'1], i 11., J.l!K.' enun !',i, ~ ike

,h"

",;j;

'i<{'"ce ' '-I

mo m

1lI:"",!,~:,, ,u.lu, you


,r -.;1 ',-'-,

... :1..

')'

,.,

.t'"1;..llI.u

A,

~] 1l ~~" 'I"'l 'iJL!;;.':sp

1.

e- your
'C,,'-

"'",,'

i ij)" '''Ln~ry

'C,'

'liN ,U.i:!Ll

rui n-rai se,


" "

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

!.if i:!I~V 'E, ",",n, 'J,.I!, ,', , ,,~


"''l{;::;';;'

";U·,o:::.

'lIT!;;.' ,~ •.~."" 'lIT

'h,"i"""";~" ""
i;II.

" .....,1;;;;'

reeul i:!L~,"U!;,;.l ...... ",'",',t...-,

<!I.L'i"
"!;

Ex,a.m,llde Il.6~ SS!$l{]'= CJB"'· Q'I J' 2' '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;!< -

Hen) faces a min-raise he can't mal anything unless Hen)


has an ace
Dr

I_

,a kina,
I~

Hero's e(:~ itv.~ versus 'VH.laim'!s :rM.'I],Ve u "11,


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'

...... ,

..,' .•. ..'!... .. ' succeed;~I au out


'iI-

Al1i,0./ 01], 'l'LIre ···.j!"I' "'t!U ~'I.i! !


'j

ti ,-, ime

,t' '0
C,'

'L,.,--,

sk . ".,u.rea, e'\ en,

C'l, ;:l'(}

"-IF ".' II vou


'r.'l

P,IDop,:: f S 8:5) Q+ S.

9,. (.2 players)

1\1:P' S S,(5), H ere c ~.l.ls' S[)5 'bel

'\iI!'lD!, 'Il:-. .

will 'be more reluctant


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'

J.y,u.r

'. w'e lS Q '1~}, H' e'fO ~ N £5' ')

.. '" r.8I,~,S e:.:.. toO

Q"':I3. '-0" 3,.Jl,


----1.

.t.:.. .

'I']'

1.!I.

!I.1,~lDl.

IlL.,

,,~.i_L .3!

~,!I'I~

ij)"

'J' "" . .:1-

"'

DI.

"

.",IIl.,.!

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.

come up with some analysis like, ,;Hmm, that's

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

look down at your unpaired

cards an..m click fold, If the previous monolcgue did not invoke amy memories, the next time you
llilillIll,)" tOI

'play,.

a donk bet,

E xerels e 11..1:: Next time


:yCRIl.
'r.'l'

play, record how '(lften.


-

V()IU

fold h) donk bets,


-

donk bet when you don't have anything, this


'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'

,,1,0:::.';:' ·j:1Ir at vou U~i:.lL ll~fiJI.. ,JU

shou ,.!;Jb.!I. ldn't I~_!~'~'

",.L,;:::.",:I~,_'r"'j' ,,"':" !t.i'~~,~!i..i\~., OL/~~

'i:.OI.,'.'b.II,~iJli:::I

""giiJ.;";:::''''~ ive v

avers butt. rather lea ,1 U ,.~i:Jll!l


"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

see a free shewdown,

"":if' .... "'~",';:;"rji'j. J ;:,.u.~,!J1. ,.",. i:!lul

'.',Fi,

lLo;,J;;:0

p>';::;.e, ,j;L 'e. ri t",,",,Ii" ILU ",'~ "".,


""',

"",~ ,Fi,1 no' ,~',,'Hu"lio i:!liL ..... !LU, 0;.) 'lnf u,

p", i['J'",."" .,' '...........

TLr; ,.:1 ',~,'"'"'i:!l ~[':"1"·I·'I'fi·g. mi.. iI' '"' ;;'!l~,u u ,u "I.b;;:.

" ,u'l

s....r' "'"
,j'

I1

;::!Iif"':;'1

n~ ~'rji ,':;:'!l,!Li:iL!JI.. ;:;U~,

de

.... og,r';:::.~"" i:!l,I;J.. ,""'..,.... '~"", . :;

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

(1,"-"",,'1,. lJ llI.u •. ~_K

·n.,.e, ts .~

,0(3'0'8 "II":I"-'ir'lt' i:\I.!I. ~ .u. J.U,["' ~

,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[",-,"

'" : I']" e.xlfiLm!p ,e,

' eni a

"c,!'I-.if O,~,".a.:. ILl, 0 ,4,., r.."t: HO,P

0,'

~ ,:lr wneni ,,'


I

we

;;l,· L 'u(HlI.K

bet '1·:It",'-' ne nrs

J!;I'-"i'l

J!liJp

",',"

we

"'1"

'1 IJJ1,gu.,'1' 'l)",""'t'

have ,I~ll

'1/ "'"

4,.
-

._

,..o'"tL._"

,Ii;.

''7''9'''.'' , ,44, ._ ..... c,

~f '??, Ii,) 1i.1" (1) (1),

"'i'

0(3 i,e0(3'I~,:,,,- u \, uf ,DL ,~Jll.. DL,~,y ,.<'!<;-,'f,e


~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

'~"'-"I II. (! ,1;;.....

re-raised and i~ mere w'il[in,g to

give up

'10 'OUf donk bet, Conversely,

±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

'ViItaim can make a tough lay-down

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. ,-

'I!...

~ U et
-

'l-'ne lr
TL;::;.
"U,!;;o'

.j.

-I lUI'-', n rnor ,,-'fft'· en ,- .I!:'.i., ,I,U ore 0 aner

'Il."cj"j."'.-,

u elllJij,_g

j.'Lr,

rne

,13"II'i-I' ,U, lOP

'-(1 .an.1JI.
,j. -,

,j.'L

'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."'""

""

1.,':-"

"c'L;:;".;

wn i:1Ll

;:;"--",,,

6L[ '"

the H'""

,~~}!i.)U

O"t";""~

e. - "'11-,",'''~F'i,J ro
l-'';;

,uJI""

C;:'--""

",;::;.,,,-,",,--)J sec..... '[iJ!JI,

,6L£ii.!JI,

;:;" -,,~

1':1.,',--A

mru

barrels?

The simplest answer is boards where a lot of turn and river cards strengthen
'W"

'OU['

perceived

hand range and -c,o:llS1eqently u

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 '

Take ,a l!CH).k ,2ft Example

11'11 '11~ ('",!!'!Q£.. £.. ,I"",, ",,I,, ~'.JI1,~ Ii)

} ,t ;:;,-e- J.Y,U, ax

stren arh en 8'


,,' ",~ ,,', _.

OUr'

'~'<'-'''_''''

nerceived
",',

ran (Fe '\lVhen 'we fire on


". "~,,. "' "',, , " "",,'"

i. SB ~80!2: Brn;~ ~'c"''-O''I


_ [I
,I _.' I .. " •

iDli

~.l"_t.",

fhe jfJ.'OiP"

'W' e

can have

sets, overpairs, and, overcards,

'UTG: $468

On the turn " w e can sril 1. have s ets, ,~)\J:e:rJ?lairs, 'and

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,

3Io,lds~Hero raises to $21" .1 Jo.ld" :BB calls $1.5

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.

T~I- :-- ,. 1lliI~[mt.

{-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

hand range (gets" two pairs, combc

draws, flush

draws 'with, ovens)" his equity "is at best .35%.

Hi" he

calls. our turn decislon 'win 'be difficult since

we know

h,e 'will likelv re-raise


,~

U~

onlv 'with ihe top- of his


,~

An important criteria for barreling

{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

'~~le, h eu ](~ ,.-::.1 1:':'("1 ,....onsid er ~ y~ !Jl ,~~.IJI._


_",Uu, ..
i:'L"1'.) !;;.U

'Lr,(O'iij:~,· I;J, .. ,u~ 'Iff '''''(UI'-r-

,(O',r1ln,,,,,i"i""'"[ij-' '~", ,I""DI:,,,; '111] url:--l;,Jn .......l;;!'

av outl ~,~, '11';'" ,o"f


u,

,G""I;J,;!!, u

"",'J'

t ion ,

To.L·I' lU 'n

th the_"J:'[-' I,U ..

;;:oil. ,1;,J~'~'b Hi:lu.~,I;,L"!o.

stron

of.r 'L ";;'"" ,~l!-",'

Do

they cheek-call

or cheek-raise with, a set on a dry board? De they check-call or check-raise on a board

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

read is people
,['H1V them 0:[[. J::-' ,~

it ion because lhev hope ,~

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,

or call. the turn ,only

fold the river; ,A. gain, 'we bl arne the high

st akes

community

for corning lil.'p ith the "Don't tun], your 'W

hand into a bluff" concept; players pb.ry worse when they

don't know in which. situations .il .aprpli,e~.

The above guidelines are to help

Y'QU

recognize which ,spots are g'ood '10' continue 'barreling.

Now, let's consider which spots are bad to fire barrels,


Bad sp>c}tso fire barrels t
,aLi.,e

when the flop comes


.0']: tutu

h)'iN

and the

tU.tIII,

and river cards are ten ,or less,


to

'\<\th.en. eople check-cal! the Il op, t'tH:U~'S the kind p

and river cards they are hoping

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,

.E. '," ·v"iI'u'.l'p,le. '12 2':, ']'('i. JlI;"i:\i, ' "~., .~

'-::"1]' i:.'I.,

example
~;:U

l.,L~,,< ,~

"O"'~

'IW.L.

whe [',8 n's 'n.,,""'1 te think 'Iff,U, ,~ , ,a lJ l~.hu,


DIU. !i.J

",'R.,.C"'I"~' i:\lU,~ u.!I.

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 ,_

'I f'il ff!J!2

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

'<1 "'f ,a ],Q, 0"


.. 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. . ' . .

'1

I:

'I

rh rne

,~-"~I ,U,lUP

~!ii: .I.j, :1.., n iI.

,gOU],g
: ,,", ,.,

,j."

to

'!f:"l"'il ,U{) ,IJ),

'l'" .o

.' ,a

rn l urn
jo,

'IL;.

LI

et,
jje

Wi'"

C"B··· C.neC:!I!<,s~, I'],e.:rO . :1-. :I~," ILl '.

u, ,"';;; e...

' UJel!."., .;)",140'

C<'liJi.., ,WiD rCa,

1] .S;;. ~'" '14'. iq ~ iLl

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:',

'l. _

'1.

':

:1:

·0 ..

",

','

'.'

,::

..

;',

0.

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

ptay out' nut hands as 'wen.

II

Clhslptelr'

113: One S~ize Doe,s INo,t :Fiij'tAlii II

"8';'o::;;j,

". ""l,

"",,

"";iQ!" '" ""l.ZlI]',i;gi;b

,;;;'; 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,

"..-,;::;,-j.

Y ....
l

',~

;;;"-:'1 .. +''''C f:',C!\;::;"..cl It '", I ',are"~,}, uis usseu is

,;;;,:-,",,:--~ am uI[I',1;i; nokerr nlavers P )1" ' ..... p ,DL,"f' rs,

In this section, we'll learn how to use di ffer ent bet,


-(jipfHJIlI,e:rIlts, ;2U],(], to get a che

sizes t OJ

gain informat ion, to confuse our


(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

IS that they're harder to, read if ihey maintain


everv street
'iI?-

'®,

set b etting

'(1 attem,

]:1],

reality, 'by thr-ee- fourth, p otting


'r.'l

(Jill .£1105;1 hands, V(JiU


<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

read 'an,opponent's hand well ifvour


~_, r:'l

On-r'lu:l1l..e:rd 'varies ~..,t'"

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

'l.;::;,'L",U..... I ~.l"l]ju 'LI',i],

_,2l ,"",'- '1'L.e u.'.,

turn or check-call,

However, if'our 'bet sizes v~:ry"it is harder


81.

to put '11:5

on a range and we can get value


are two examples
OiiJI. ,bOiW' o t

out of hands that wouldn't call

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'

Heru (c!'Ii) 'fL" ~'.D.JI.


, LI ,I ...

Cl' ~I

1 ..;Ii,iI!' '1!
~\~,~

standard three-

''([).B';'· ~"IiJ'", D. .J: !!J"I£34


I._ •

_'

fourths '[1 at bet, try b ett ing half -p ot ($110) or 4()r%

'O:F the pot ($.1. '~15). Tbis rnight induce Villain

·~C~

'!i;,iII'lOl ,', f,V:.U •.IC, .Q. ,~,~'

Sl 3?A
~'" ,,_ ,

make

a reckless

ra ise,

whi le

simult aneously

"Cl·O··· .' ~:I 'I '11


.• ' [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, ',

Example 13.2 demon snares a comm OI1i.


error,

.3 folds" .BTN raises to $.3O~


Hero raises to S 120~ 1 fold~, 'BTN calls $90

Instead of varyin .. your b et size, you decide g


yflU.

to. near pot it b ecause


: Or 'I]" , 1$ ~
,I

want

[,01

make him pay

rnraw.

'F,~op,:: $25 0) (
1

3. 3~

,2+ (.2. players)

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

'[J([.ot.ecl. :}NJUr hand with ,6\

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.

'] ,j:1

,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

pot bel'. You fold. because you think he's trying

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•. '.'

'l.I]' U ffil"I. lJ, ",UIl,g.


,(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/'

-".10' .,lzlm,1;i; "" "'."'1UDLlluIiL.'!I lo;!!;:!o1 """~"""''''''"

,.:.,,'1. 11 DLI 1.0:'10.... 'n" "

W,I~,b'[.....

.'1r""'""U It ',.,

IIJL'I;.)

,11,,,;," e- ·1,., i;:.J'1lI. I

,",,,mi:iLI

atter r what ,;j;'Lo::;; bet . ,I,!LDLI u..... lJ'....


'n'

.<',"> lZ,

e 1.~. 1'0" the ',,,-, .,n lU:·

e.i'tarup 1es
',' "---r~ .-~

h '" lUllS. ar e sucn srtuat ."


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

For ihcse who at,gl.ll.ethese smal! bets get 'b1. ff-raised u

en the river, just bel bigger 'i.e) avoid it!


Y(1ilIl"

First off, bluff-raising


'player who sometimes
[~ ",~

(Jill,

the river doesn't occur as much as people think, especially if


out

ate a good,

'bets one-third pot 'with, the nuts to tty b) extract value


'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
,I;;;i

of how '[j:1an,y times you got bluff-raised

(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,

,("~if""' ,"",0'1]"1 ,'" !i.J.,~J., i:.'-L

,~'U."LII",,~

fon

i I]:~'LJ 1..'U'j. .11.,

'W" ,I,!l!..r, h '""1]1 :]""j' ,..... .11., vu."J,.~~

om ;::;;",~~""nu
1~_.I,~""

1] J ..,-I,!,I",

in g the tri ·g.a-;::;;r" '""'V rarelv ,)1("',''''~;;''' Tit ;::;;p'ljl ,j-'It !,U,!i;.i ll~,!w,~"f U~_J. "l~,~,y
-"I.C!io.I., "i:A,-",~' .1tUIi

.ll,

,~'L !LI'~"""'I

ink "Th

"tU'Li.~

'J' '"

'J' '" .i.').

i:.'-L

.,.

go i""'1l u~.dJI.
'i()'

,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

'W eakness,

he's ,g.cl'od enough

b),

recognize ifa 'pnl size bel is weak

on the action and beard texture, Don't 'be afraid of getl.in,g bluff-raised,
I~

M:.o,.st of the

time when ,~ ~ raised en the river after showina Ib srrenath on the nrevious 'VOu zet i:'-:
TL;::;" f .....,111. ,u..... ,.,
"8'!''''' ' ";",
1;.)'

streets vou're likelv ,~ 'beat. ,~

,,,-,'Lr:;,, ";::;; ",,,


.1'

I~

"."iI' '->Lm,.....1111.,foldi -g ' It'sn nCh. i]"'I~" ,)',';)U ,1~,'jL .....,''';::;,c, V,'u'" 'l,.] ,U,U,! ~''''),;1JI,l.n, Jl,l!\;e " ',", ,- 'L."",:,~o::;; 1]:1;;01 "",[ iJl '~e;l \'
,,!I,.,'

0(3'" 7. ,t'L"'" "" U 'DLnOILI.~, I .....

fore p1,,-',"" " 'I!.",e,WL!'.f'. , ,a,)' e:r LI


C

: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..-_ .
D.,.,,.
1

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
6H],d,

~'B' ~, ' a ,

!;;' .!) t)

£2':4 rc ;'." ILl

who call. very ,Kew re-raises. it was a great beard


'~l)

The flop

betting 'W8LS; ormal; n 'UT'G~: $.:241

make

a
F

.o [)I
,~

continuation

bet

.0111.

K bet and once 'Villain called

co.
..III

$120.00
,i

'lITI'ii"',eiAl,;i"~,m Here !lJI! ~'It'" I. ,[], ~

~e-

!I.~".

'B:B,with '4./6 4:'':: .lllU, .


.

'fr-"!'

""II."

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'"
Ijli:.1l.1l
L~

!.J.~,

, ,. '10

' ,i:l.

"ifl('

~~

'" ":~",,,",ol:I'~~ 'F.T ~i;.'l.!J'i.1I

,0'''''

I. !I.

'Ill~.~ JLr,.:::.

turnI
I " •

'~

~ I~ ero ai ~.,_,
~,_ _" 'I' ,~, DI. .:. .... :.'

If,") PI,'L

C< ~ "!I JD: ,,', ;c; !;,J .Ji~,

'!D'T"N" ....,.iiic ,~ €'4S' ' ""' ...1] "" ~',

:~: 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
'W

"I[N!

Ci, if'Iif'il)' -, ~ (Q .I:",IOP'~ '\.~'""7.UU,,,

'12

A-" t' ' •'J. -' lit (2 p .ayers '5 ... ';';~ -1' - -) "
u.

Hero 'bets S72, .BTN calls :SI2


'T - --- "urn:
1i'C_;;"i;-~'3 if'Ii{ijl) ,",,'. '\~"£' f.', .!UU ,. t ~ ("i; -], 11,;£

as getting drawy,

Once
:[or a

's) 'p ,ayers'


c

'Villain called the turn instead o f shoving, h is hand :raI!l.ge


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
Y(l:U

'Like :~:have said :rnan,:y times, when


,~:h:CFWd(Jiw:n is

p1ay' against a go ad player" 'the cheap

Jj,

11 'W' Ii$b.~ .1:-"' [I.i:Jl'[ijl]]- :]' ol:I,...," '1111 ol:I '"1"0' . ~I.~.b.
=.,'

'~"""I 31~,u."~. ,Ai'" II.!I..J.

sh

"e ....'[iiI 'VI~. ',~

'M!l i ~[-- nd ~ 1.ll ,1.:,1.'!Ii l..~, i:.;.l,

j,'1t

l,I=~,.-

,e·

;"",L'¥'_ ...,U .Il u .~"U:; ~ _

it

60
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,

U:,eroiT1ri (S,]il ): $60S:i,2'~,


:1E~B~ ,Si696.75
-:1"

Again I got a timing tell

0:i1 his

:[lop call that indica ted a

'U ,I, ...... ]

'Fr,~.

~"

'I !(.I ':i ',I,,f1i, ~ !wi O,..l


ill

'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

'M':, '1[11'.' ~.' . ,J],_.

01.

Ii( ..o",!U.J.i

'I,iil(~~ 0", IJJI•.

ii1, ILl

no,' ,", l!l il"; 11 "1i""fti 'l' _..iI1,O", '_Ol: .. ~,J'~'~I"I.~'


,i

a 'Hush draw because h,e would've raised


.01[11.

0:11

the

,J[lf!L-

1111=","'(11 ,-,.
..

(~[ij'IO"'(ij,\ lOP Ii t,~ 7'., d),

H'.'en.')1 1!5 i.:J JC!i ",','",~ C"D, I"

", ,",,'L.

W ,liL U

'K- ,.",,. A',... '",;;';;,

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

.2. 4+

].' (.2. :p 1ayers)

called, ]:was shoving

M.IiI.V
'r'

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)

R,es.~;J;'l .tJ',O'th VUla'i'n,s Johled because ts:

that1s 'wha.t most

people do after call iJ'1.:g;,pr:ejlo'P; fl()'P~ and Ot1' the tum,

Hero '10 ts S 3,9 8.2:5 ,a~,in, :CO 'i anks e 1.

aaa

II
e-e e:"- ~ ,•,e, rns .

Clhslptelr' 14: Three-Bet IPots

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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

:p ots that should improve yo ur 'p lay

]:111

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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avers UI.V..I_!l. ,-".), .... n't

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Now' let's get

'It)

a scenario where 'we Can visualize what I just wrete,


'~Ol1.

Here's a typical scenario for a three-bet port

,o.p-en in late position

to

steal '(he blinds, One

'0iF. the b 1inds re-raises, Q76 flop, The turn

~(JiiJl,

call with a hand that isn't AAlK.KfQQ, and it

You face a cominuation bet on a


Y()U

Is a nine

goes check-check, River is an ace and

face a river bet. What

do ,~ do in, this sp--ot if'vou have ,K:Q·, vou ··JJJfIT .,~ .

or seme type of'middle nair? The most common answer is ,~ r

to, Flip a coin

'I) etw eel]

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
(Til

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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also check 'back sets {lit ,A,Asome


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file time since his hand


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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
i)

profit?

Flndin g Brea k... ven .Foh:U,n~F requ eney E


SI:H)V,e And Get Called = ,_ 11(J O. S, $0 = l,r]so(x)
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'that' '~ 'i::-l rear na ~ "" reall

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the river and you, shoved over a river 'bet
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'1@\¥a,W~,that's 'a high, number, I'm not sure if n can make him, fold that onelJl on the river," think
times you held ,~ strong hand
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all the

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often did yoru. gel


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T'L' type orf P ] worKS even 'nbetter L ... ims ,8ty


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"f you 'L A" nave an _','ID,L: D

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trick,

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'UTG: $2311

P osition,
g(){)-G. flop

'You re-raise

'W ith

,AJ b ecause 'VUla1.'I],op,ell:5


':$0 '11.1':5

:M:P'::

$,:1. ,[l'4..5

wide from late 'p osition, The flop comes Q 76


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CO;, 5428 m'T ~T ~ _$:11;J ''''!I'll!' D,., f~ I. . I' ~


'ITIiIiJ;i,.:..fl ,r·lII.'~ ,I

continuation bet, 'You get called, Turn l$


River is an ace. You

'a nine and it g'oes check -eheek,


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e re is DJ[). ,.t~"j" .th A""· .'... J" :ID'~: ~ I,~""


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'bet three- fifth s .(yf. he pot and hope 'Vii. lain has a small t
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ulave t. ,r /i:A.,:'

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,R.iver:: ($ 6 (5) ,A

+ (2 pl ayers)

H eT'!Jbets $3,60) B'IN raises to S875

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the bl ind ~ an .1.~1lI,~

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,oa

,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
:r,OtL

S() you folded and h,e showed you 87.


or check-folded
6:1l

Looking back at the hand, you wonder ifyou could've cheek-called

fhe river,

Unless the opponent has a 'prop ensity to float and b et rivers, ]: don't think checking is the most +EV'
nl ,.,.;~s r
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protect y()ur f uture hluffs, and most of the time,

Y(H,l

aren't ,geltil1l.,g bl uff-raised

0'1],

the rivet

If you de

decide h) check, IIthink the majority ef the time file 'betting will ,go check-fold,
Iran and Iike

Unless y()U are Kenny

to make

sl.. k c

calls, y(}u:r- opponent likely

W'

ill check behind all h ~UJl,J.s ttl at

:ycm, b eat and

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·.·.
iI

OIl,

the river, bluff-raising all ciay in this

lUO S'l

of the holdings in Vill aim!s hand ra'ng.e are Ax or bluffs and he' 11
Y(Hl

rarely hold ,astrong hand. The sallie goes fora king on the river as the only hand that can call
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II

Clhslptelr' 15,: IPI,anet of the Apes

hard .',''':rv 1~,i:.>LllI, II. ~ t ,~'( , 11.,


",

,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
"

",~:

V'·,"~,'UI ,,,",o:o'n ,,1i,," U _, ~i;j.!IUI, l.!I.~

is ,~

t.r'

=-p '-'.1

'~" .. 'I~'.:::.;;;,n! Il~' ,K~~.El:-'


.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.,

random aggressive monkey] 'W:hOI' s constantly trying b) keep 'p(re~suteon

)1'.fjiU?

HGW

do 'we suat e,g~ e .z .

against such

(jip'P onent

:5?'

'1..L!LI ,0:0 lsm !',~ 'i:!L"""-'1.1ble 11., 6


" 0;, -

,0:0'-1.-

1 , .....

'Ii... ,,",0:0' "''''" !LI.' '...'i::-I.U.i .....

it's th L ~ur

'ee -,UDLnlJl' IJI, DLI1I.IJI, e:L, DL,u,LII.,i;i;" 'I.. de 21 A th -e's "" L. oe u, n


,0:0,--

,0:0' -

;.'!o

lLiU

c.: ,,'I.. m, l1-'1., e ,tilDtme~, ',U" ~,L,


,"-·c

y-oU
,-

-·T·'

'L .... _,.. ,

u i::-I. Ve: lO' IlJI.ei::-l.~, W l. U ,nUII!.


T

,j,

.2]'-,0:0

,,-

,.

ith

'1..", - ,

"W)I U'['" .}i!i..-_. _,

stan A ard for absoh,u.. ~ ~. II .Il,i~" Dl:LJ ~v. .'t;:l.


DU"!I,lll~L.,
',~"f.

L ol3'n !I,U ,1 !I.~/Dl •.

strensth !,I'b
i:!ill,.· •.

I-~,

'jk .:!o,,,"'ol3'l; ':'-0:::. . l~,u '::;'1"['" 'L -::"1] ,U tJ ~ b':i:,;.l!Ul..:'~bI 1~,i;Jl.

th

,1
!i,J,

'[-',0:0'1]';
"Ii)l,

yo:::. 'b.~

:1' .~ t»

'.1'" ~,1er :LU~_


'If1!'

tb

,0:0'"1' ol3 ~.~~iJU_!l,i:.ll

.I.!I.V. .. , ,

normal
3. .,

i:A

l"ir;l't:!'''''ii']i,e:';r'jI~' ~ .It' r'" U II!.!.. : I.!I,II.~I

,00000""P" u~ .:~~ .. ut..

eciall

'"i

whe ,I,L
'ifr'

Iii

UI.

the l !.L

a,,o:o'rfI-le'_ I;;'~~.L

'J'

p.•,~_I.~ , _'I., ,o:o'"Ii,1~;'1 <L"T~lr"·I' 1_~IUI.._!l,llI.~UL, "'-'.

'F" r o
,!i.J,

!::;,; ....

~,UI.~,J.,

anrol. -:" e., I'Q_'J' on .r. .....


II
l'

,o!!I' CL

J'y'V flon us...,o:olj .I""' . ~~}~l


.£'LA, ,

"r!-

'j' ,~I.II, !,..' "'1I'lI I!."

stron . ilJ e ou eh u.,


'10 . iii
1.II,V.

'Ib~·~'

,~'-"" '41
l

stack off for

: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,

'("inin-O-:i",,~rji't 1i..J.r; ~.... 1 !I,~I~,

,("i,n, ....~ ,I.~,~ has 'o:::. ~ I,!I,~ l~r,-"l~

'Lr;::;.

fhat I.~,a.

ij)", ..... IbV.1!l..1·.

,'j',r;g

fer him !1~'


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

'L--),'f'-O'''i' ':,' ,I,U,\') l,IJI.l.I7.i,,~S~

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:::.

Ji1l",,-, ,....",;-''-'" ,u"", p cernes

:r.c~7~
IUI,~ ~L"

5.~, giving Y'l]u a pair plusa backdoor flush draw, ,A strong


~i:.J_L~,
I

aggressive player 'be-h. While most


,=

usuallv call in this !I.l~,


',r.:'
=,
L~

;;).

",:'11,0",(- .. .E~'-: U"

'-ILr"",['.:::.',,"
~.~,~, ,~

i.'1I

'[ij-[~;t1r'I"rjiiU , ,~!I,lU I-~'I!;:!I

wrong whh puttin'b. rai ~e.. U" _I.~, . .


~" U,I-!l'I'_. 'lfll',
=

~L

o!!I

"i:.l_L

"i:')~

]"-1]1 , ,!.~,~" ~II'

here

First ,F,'
~,,~l~1

,!;j-"'Ili )'i U!L.II,

usuall v.''Ir,o:o'll;:;;; ,I.~


!I,Jt';:'! •• JUJ_L,
"r.l'.

i:.'-L'~

,j'1r;:;;; ll,~,~

'u....

""!,, 'I.., '-I I'~ nest nana,~" ana

", . 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(

,you ,'I a araw On '" ~l,' c'-"


,,',

. ," '1~ .bl.1!J.1JI, ,", ca

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-""

;.'!o""'1.l1!l ,~'L..lllUI. 'ff" '" U

,0:0' 1),3 'DL[iJ1JI. 'c,",o:o' 'I~ , ,.' ,[.i::-I.f!l.1K.

up

the ,",",;:;;;'''"",""i 1 t u. 't' urn,. re ... h 'e ,"~.!L.. pI ..... Ul· m,


"!o."!o

Exam p ~e :t s, 1.: $,:1. O/S.20 'No L.L"nU SB~,,$.1886

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,~:",

.Il"! '0' ,U,J.' .

',P-

raising, Here decides bets again,

tOI

The turn is a jack and 'Villain

:BB:: 5t~''14,S:

'Usually" players 'would. fol.,(],here because they


'liO'

"_era (BTN): '$2fi;7'O


Prenop:
Hero is .18TN iN ith 8~, 9~

don't have the odds


don't know
,."J ' -::
I \ ro ..

call to hit their straight,


,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~

I T'h ,.,us" p'] layers O-'l)"r:""''''''L<l''~!;:;:;' 'i:.lL,b.b :l.r.~~"'!i 1!i.,.1


,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]

.,''lJ" 1~_L,l .... v.,

,'i;~ilt ,,,; 'Iff.t~,!i..J.l

often tw .fl."
I-II... '_ ~'r:;
!',

'("I U.

arrrel L~' ""

.:;.'Ir ,-.. v~'iii ~ th e :J"I.!I'b I.~,I..

turn -

T'" 6+ (.2. players)

'It",,;;::;. ':'"" ,uboI"", l~

'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) (

'k,;::;' '1~'r)i';"'i;:~O '~"",,;, • • l~,~ ,K!I.!I.u ~ ~ ,~v.u.!UI~, a

r 'It l~JDu,!I.U isn !,.' th ,a •. It 11.,


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,

On the few occasions he calls, lids calling :range 'that

BE b ets $78:5 H e't() tan ks __ .


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-.

ueruadcal.y
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 '!

to ,g.ain)x(y()ut' hand's equity) 3""i;35:x • 'I0"'ii'] -.£ _ -_- " it'Ll.

=
=

'I fii;il,;::,X' ;" "jI !U1J,

I T

i'l' ,-,ft ['-,,i, '1'1,;::'., .,0"'10 'V) "'i; ". J X 0 0 ("

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

3X = '1'14'1 iii "li >:, ,.!.",."


'./." 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 ,":.

{..

JJ'} mne "" ,- "--".,

{QJ}" three {77}~, three -{ ~ four -{ 66} 67,s},

SIX

{AA},

six {K.'K.} ~ nine {,A'Q}'


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

'P -!'I 0'+.


.8L

[i'=-

3.'. ~.of'] , Ii.) I'(i!

aggressive player, h,e I1Ji,gJ1r1 bet/fold


'welt
From our calculation,

hand like QT, 89, or JT.

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,

1.5 . .2 is interest l"mg for a number

of

SB:: .$9'5.0

]:t',1 S ,a,

great board ,feu 'ViU ain

f.O, fire

SeClOII],,d

Deroo (B B):: .$JJ.n 0


,J[).I. .

barrel 'and :1' ossibly run a three-barrel biuff

Any time
.

D"T'N' ;. ~ .. Il,h.H.J c"l £


(Ij (,'j,
-',i 1

when
-

ills; ~

a Broadwav,

'r!' ...

low,..

Iow flon and the turn is


,['''' .

'Ei"=efli1o Jr,lf, ,!LIP ~

,,f.]..

Hero£'....' 1:$ .D,J[) ,W"."",101-. A,, ~ "" D~D' ,b u .:L

,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.

-J ' ,~.,_ P..ayersj

Q1'B" !.,,JelS ,.;!.I.Il.)i "'£5" Wi_'


'~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 .,

'L.,., 'iI' /!I ,1'~Ii:,;.lUI.U

ra
"DL

'I]"

. 'I: . ~

ig;::;.

'I

-I' -:--" 1ILIIlfiliL

''? 2,1i1,'f'i,) 't,~, .U!LI.."

Q.. " 'P ..a",":y'


'I,,'~

includes {flush draws, 4.X, '7X" maybe 88199' 'but that's

'I]

elL~ ''')

SB bets $.178~ Hero raises to 5688"

s.l8: tanks

~,~~

~,o:::.~ '"

i.~

) 1. :]"1."'0:::.] ',~ .~,~

v b ec,,,.., "W,. ','::'~ ,.:~",,.,, ",..;;::;'~ i)l!IJI,a~


!i..Ii.

!.J'!UI,

••

])3 ,11

,U,J,i:JUL ,~:.-" ~.U,J.u.r,-'"

'r.,.,~·urefloa
:[Ot

,""iI"~ DU,~,llI,

"K"0,~,¥,'J ,f;ll ,7 F'it.n l

Thus" on tbe turn, l.t is correct range again,

Villain to 'bet his

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

while b eing out

'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"':-!

e A 'I 0 c ."0:-1 ,~q."O~JliII,L.

:your
~,i;iL""''''''

,011'11'

onenf s h and .'nu],,ge ()([' your- hand '[,ange is'~'11"71

I4B:: $:2484, H ern


, LI ,I

f'" ""',;;0;_.IUI.~:<_ 'lll

,~.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

situation that players get into with hands like TT/JJ.


"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
" '-

,Il'h,,...,.::;,' " liDl!I;..1"'-U:P.

"H' e-" _['DLT', X -", relv

A' 'K'- '+-

H' e ,m"ly.s 1,,",,1.~,eIK, '14;,:;,,C;:k, ,---;,:;:' ,...:1.- -"C:I~ Ui:o... "' ,


I" ,',

Hero raises t,O' S80~,2' folds,


: 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
",

more oflen than

ern the turn

tOI

balance the time

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_ ~,,,,;.

river hoping that 'Villa in gl ves U:PI instead OF leading


-'u",-IiI '
I.LI.

~--------------------------------~
Let's g'o 'will fold,
-l]<Vet

Hero ...

,j,b ll,~,. "

e.-'river

~.

. l~-~,u,,,.;,

th ""m: -('''''e·- 'Ii!' , Ive ,~.


~;,t,

the results if we were 10' bet, There are 1.3 combinations

of TT-QQ that Villain

Half of the time, Villain 'will have ,AQ/AJ/AT and call

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

ith ,A~Q,O!AJ()lATb. B etting also prevents

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<']!

1.... 't;r,,;;o;~ 11 J.,!.Ii;,,\i:).


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
'

,"",ll" .c'l",,,,,..., fii'"~" i"';'or 1IJI.l!$'"",lb~~I",-".m.

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

the long run

C~ 11$ 17

out of. 3 rJ times,


U

nai d off on later hands .u,"'

ec

",'1r'''''''''18'~'1'tr::.'1 Ui:lL,'y!oJ ",t"1 o::.U,u !JI.

w .....

!.-'-'::;"i"""""",c-,,,,:',1/',,f'14u,~, r"'" not DL,~.r i:l~1!JI. 1' !LI

ffing in re-raisednot un 1.1], " ]H a re ra L"I;..1!J1.P o


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

we 'will eften fotg:r='toatwith, 'a hand like '


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...

i}aC; '. ... 'W' 1.~,BL'l

t,

j,"

is the best II h. U !;.c;;:ol


lUi..
t'k;::;,

'-W,:,"~.'l... l:
i:lL...
,~,~

to.. pla..... Hero checl:s,),CO checks l"-'


l" i:lL 11 _..

,il'L,

aga -81 ,,,,,]],11'"

"V"""]]"" -'I"" range: L .ains .... ·-o;:::;.?'

_ ,m 0--

't UIriI., ...

:r'il'L'll~;e:[' t

".. j"1-,

tha 1",,'[iJ,

Tl!I fn: (851 Oi)A.

(2 pl ayers)

'bel. When 'we do

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

:r.all,g,e since th.. are 24 ere


IQ'"
'M· ..... ·
,', '-,',.01;

,Hero 'lbe:~s$9500), CO tanks ",


kn "'I~'~'" u~
,~.

at

""'''1 ,Hf'it.. !I.J..U. .il; V


,j'

"'i'ii(;a .......,._ A i:.'-L I. !,I, U.

,1jJ. ,U!i.-_ "!Ii

creover sin tr',;::;;


i:1!
,1.!I,!i;./r~

UII,~

-].,a ,II-!,p .11.

..

i)L

'iiti ,o'i ,ar",~_)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 ']]' ~~ .,

',1,U,!w'1~'I]-lf'i~,'IHe ,(-:a., .. ,~, '·W'.:';:::;. Lt,;:::;, ,!K.. ,~ 1.~/i:.lL'" !w


'Iff ~

·Ir;:::;. I''''''[-,i!I.] ,I-~,!w "Ii:.'-L

,!r..1 ,'~

'~.r 'L .. ", .. '1]'1 1-~,i:JIi-~i:.'-I""


'r.'l

'i:.>l~1~

'iii,,,",""

but,!I" LJ _

'j,'lL~

",,- ~

u. ,...... 'n• 'k,("iL1 ~i;& UI .IU,~ lUI,

"o".if ull~

t,.'1'

iF, .l!

,,!~L.,~

'['''''''1]'1

'ge S'"",,, l1.,e''1 ~ ·_.u


...
:I

1'",,- ,a,...... "']'1 ']"'"1' aj ,r::.


~(;.lI";I., ••

(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·,·~ ,'.

,'_

....

,.-.

[-,

_.

-.~

.",-",'1

-.~

--,

"

Q,..LQ,..L.o,.LCJI]
(1)

! oJ)

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,

.,.,II",j,'L;:::;. 0.1! l,U,,,",

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}

check J!"-] A cnec ,'= J!,O :!i.iI,

the river

most of the time,

That is unless
1:111,

Villain "isthe type of OplpOoI!l:e:ntwho wiH fire the :I,naj'o,r.ily of

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.,. ~ .., ~,

';'~"~l'~ comnosed ,J. '14,;:::,; !io_"u. , ,. ['" u ~~ll U!IJ


'if¥'

J..

'u f' .~. ""I' vlV,~TT' " .,

..,",1 r relv A.'. A.'T' .....

--- -~l, . E- x,am,pIIJ;!: 1~


C1E" ,•
~ I ",'o! , I e- ~

(It • .]! ,.

'1~'i

~, .. '!jj_ '~',

f;it'i

ii"'i1

/G'2iflil,IL! N""-,-" Limh 'II' ", -., '0'

'.j,

,~

~4'I c '1i 0:-1 ,OI~JliI'L.·'


('I
,.

En Example 16.3 our range is face-up, 'V;.!e o st alm


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

'&,.'I1l['1!'" ~ I~,~\~,t~,..£ C' "',.t:;,"'ii l"JlJ,--

1:

A 0' 'i'fi "",j; .~,b.i:.lL 'J',1~!,I,~!l

1t;t.L

....

'Iii 'l''.' I-!,I,·,!I."

] '"! n"Il ;;1

"~i'~, ~(~ ,r,'ulU

'i:.lI.

0(0]

,J,

(~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

'C.'" 0'. ,,"~ ,~


"!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(

,.I!. ILl~ . i:.l.L -

because

~~

he's l!L.·· ~

'M 'bI.

nhl and .. nit ,[,11.


11:&

i:.Il

ru:waY,$ has it=end


rti., "7.""
I

,():f.

Si(J1:ry,

Actually, against a majority

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!,

In this type OF sifuation,


j;1-,

the ma] oirily .of players 'will. 'e'ni'ough .. ~_)


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

'I.. o(O'rn,,~ 1.~,i:,;.I;l,!,I,U

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

·g"i',f",1 U
.vu.

'~/'" ,.... eek-r :1-,


IL~}.

!.;;.!,!L!ior-!w.

~.

r:; ']'.o-,~ "i:.i_L ,~!io.#'1

'~'UI,j· ILl .11.

'li;j'-II -.f.",~op,:: If e 2 s: iflil .... ;Q,,~h)

"':i.a. .'T " rti.a. ,.J~ '7'''' :.7~

;('"i' '\_3!

-], 'p:,aye.rs)~

.g'o0 d enough
behind,

to' get. val

ue

out

marginal hands,

lt

is

C"B" .:., ",:


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

ca ]1 '165 i'fl' 0_,I'd.'"oS "s, ,)".:

";0..

;c:

Twr~:: ($';'9[11) 6~, (.2 players)

::sp ,-'OJ. ot
~. -

.-, .-1-,

e --, w' e W u: re ,-,"


tt)

",'1-,

.:5.I~:CH,l 'C;I.~:e ,f,;.,:!JI.


,T, -

1,,"l

~'Lc

:I~

CO checks, Hero checks


R~,v,er::-($590 ) :K+ (2 players]

raise the majority ofthe time ifwe get

fhe

river, If 'we

have a hand like 81~"8Ji" or. 87 and hope to see a


m(1IWd'(Ji'WI'ii"

we should consider cheek -raising if Villain


'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.'}

P,']'.j,. ~ 0(0'. .1l"~Ll

'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 .....

,"'"I'i!" .... .,--",-·,--o(O--o,;:::.,:;, L U .U, IU(;'::U I'i:lLIii.,g'l;..>o:'!o.

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.,

left ~.',""iI;I-", 1.· , wnn

'!iN-eak eDL,

'I-,,-'T'- ngs, 0''''' ,1~DJ;,.IJI.l.


,O\t'

'\¥l1ile this advice is s great idea,

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 ,--"" , • -"

Seerit1S ,C;CriJliJ.te:r--it!ltlll.itive. You, :rnay ha'v-e re~Hzed that 'lh:ig

" - 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

said earl ier,


1~i:.Ll.iI,!I,

'P.'T ~

'I!-... UI'~ .IJ. "W'," ,";:::'~ U, .,U. .

look
LI ~

,._

Jrij" ,u:!·_"

'r-' ,~&~.-:-.' soots


-.1, ~

"W' '.

I.., ~ ~,I~

;:::'r-re "Co)' UI'['


,,"_ ~.I .,

"'-",r"l'n '1i.J. &,)t"'

'0." _.J,I~,11io.r ... ~,l,~ <'? 'I.. r;,',",)] '"" ;:::.' •. 'J'! l~li:,;IllI,!I,U

'[r;,'1'7l 0;:::' ,. i:.'-l.iI'~',b~

~"" :J/~

"w'"
. ,"

eak and
~i:.'-I. ,'_
U:t,I!

'W' .t, ;;;,r-e ",il"'e . ," ,I,~.~, ": ,..-yo.: ,

....r;,'... cred ':1"11..] ',l' ' ~,ulll. U! ',,""

,'~1~',~~!u'I.!.UL

reeresent ,~'~' Ci"* 1 "'.:"iI


DUL, ,~..i)l .. ~l

'1-

,0:::."1' ~I-~.

con ibi '"1'"iI-t']'ens U


~ II,J. i
.1.!I,iJU •.

.!i:);1

V]'] 1 r;, '1""1' ]'.,., ,I_!l.


.,' 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

F,ID ~$.2,7],0) oJP::

4-+ A .. A.

(2 'player s)

profltably;

This is; one of'them,

H@~f 'checks, c £$687 bets S ,I. 6:5~ 6


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?

One poirrt if. you

f' (

':[o,].d:s ·;-~'Il..l g"",j,,,,, .!'1i. K'/' A '.J !ior1L..:~


'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'~

"w'" ith IL.I,~,

,.,..t";'1'li !,?i, ....,rli,i, '!w"~.ill,~~fI.;i:.'-LI.~,l

.... O"Or;;;'(b(· 'j' (iL~CI,,~~~·,'Ii.JlI-~,

"','I'll

in the 'nl!-"iI'J~,,:L ..IJU.IL~I,~"


,I,~,

!,U,!w,

'~,T]' ] ,i:.{L <I,~, I'I'[-"""Il.. ] y. .. .... ~ft":I, ,'!i.l!LIIi;Jf,;U

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

his raise is god:n,IJto be a bluff an, overwhelming

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

needs it} work .2 9 % ,of the time to show

profit, Who said money do esn't ,gn:vw on trees?

.. 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"

',B"D'. ~4" ,0 3'. ,f'i --.0. U


,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,~,~

king .of spades, There


'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!'

in the world did he get to the river with fhose


,...... :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'

ithn .... ." - ....~l u. , 1. i:JL, .:'!oP;;;.L'U,""

}f,~oJ!1::' (S,75 ) 96 }~, 6~ (.2 players)


jot";

l'lo,;!' U,i:lLVe

'I., ;:;", j'-

1II,;::o 1l,J ..... ;;.-.I;

,f'

'J!,., 8;:;,'1'

Since Villain

isn't going to' can another raise 'with


tOI

00 checks, Col e So ufh b ets S60


CO calls $:60 T1IlIr~:' ($195) 4~ (2 players)

'wOi[::5e~, ':~: as. curious and 'W'

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]

00 bets $.1 rJrl~, Cole South raises


Slhow d.ow
_

10

S3RO

00 rai ses h) $ 659" Col e South call s S27 9


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

C'--.·]-Q'T,,- ,iI-'k ::s,I.~.'O'W~ . _ Or ,e Wi,DU!l.u ~'L-_.,,,, ""

Jt-· , ':' _,: ,_.". . ,~


'-Q' ",.

.c

'1'
l~

"

A a ,~V- u.. ,ft iii' 'F""'U ,

im
L~,J.,

pCI[-,nl~"";::" ''''", ,'" __ U "Ii !i..I i:lI.;'~ ., DI.

nlaver 'I vou l~-'" ~.,..


I(;.L"

~D,

lUI.

"W' ".]' .

..

II re ...lize
,' . l.f..i:,;.L
,~ ~

;,j, J.It.

'1',,,, .. ,ll. a,

more urofitsble r" u. ].111.


,. U DltJ ,
,g, .

,!I.,.I

,j''(''1 1I.!iJ.

-rl'~,,,,,,'L' DI.,~6_l m:J. DL.~V


DI.

,"'0'''' inst we... er nlavers 'I.. i:.'-lKu, t'" J. DI.~'


.,I.~.~l ~. b\

,i.~

,~~.:... ~.. 'Ir"""'/'o::;. ,'" ~ I.U,~


1~1i:.>L'!i !io..'

DI.

'1";;1' u.~ l

'U-:'"Il" ~I.U, . ,~.

chips in 'n,l ''''''.~.' ,~ .It;- oJFV_I.!I,


ill

'~'""lII ],IU,

,;"o,;;:;"r'ji 'ii""O::;; ~i:.'-ll-!l, LII,i."~

vour sunerior readin g' '.Ii:,,!i;..I, ,


,~y.~ _ ,.
,i.~

,U

i:.lLU·"

",

f:'h "1:'1 ~K

1 '~,~'" . '...'J"\!' of, 'nre.--',nut .u.t .' .t-"


,!U

J_O": , . f!-f!-.~'~,O::;; :"i.,')!UL:I. ~

on vour
"-J.',., ,~'(- ..... ,

£,

'P'h,H,Ivey pl

ays a tough heads-up game but sometimes gambles

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,

hand is to put 'Villain


(HIl

(lin

a hand rang,e. From 'that 'Villa in can b e


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
_

il I "i' ,:\fev :r,aLse~t()l


,~

C' ('j ,~ ,. ,I-,'t)

18 0'I, H' -, ",~r(J


I

II g; ~ Ita~1.J c: ,~"

1-00 '

.'

behind

fhe turn,
(Jf
'W"

but

there are only

1..30:[[1,

comb inati ons is low Thus" On


.. ,II !,I.

those hands, The chance of him checking 'back those hands

the t lim, half of the t ime

e 'W i11assume he checks 'back one-third of the time for four


,'Pi
Ii;.i', "

ICO-I~IJJ'b,j:i1I.ations,

,[-:1..,,,," ~ ~,~

river the ,I ~,~


"

Fh •,,,,,'It draw ',I.~,its K.I.~,I.~, l.!lll. i:.'.I. . _ It ,II. ~

,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

least thought of what size he 'wants


flush there

to, raise and


tt)

'what he 1.5 going

to, de if

'w-eshove, Even if he has a

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'

'1]1 u ... ""'iiu.

rr .ran :go:::. ;:u~,.' "".

TL"" ;:;u s ·f'··..e ..... ·L.·'.. - ... ;.·'.- .. -."" u.. ... I.n,'.commnatsons
i.,
T .....

A"

'1''''1..-· ij)"'L. :'" l!.~:DU.b<I.~ rt

:'""

bun

·-1:'·1~o:::.~. ,. ··e ..... ~;l.-~"".· .1!K. .l.Y w WCH,1~.U


o ...

"Q"Q' "i3 P~,6Iy.;., .J '.,


'IL.. ".,

Qn-

'.,:''',.

.... .... or Q ".li) ".- thismanner •. in trus manns r, it "-, 1 ts

".. " ].ine

.~. .~:L1IJi. me

'1.. .--,~ nann

.L'ILI /11)

"'j;

C'ip.l

,O.l!.

-.["

th - t ime, -...- '1...-F. e th -'.. ne ~'. we .u2I\ tnree


a,

C:OU1iLIIlI],adOII1l.$.
.. .. -

.j:'.-

ln total .•.~, lU
I[.D1.

,.

I,:CLO 0:::.

''If!!' ~

'['

, .:'enl["'e',",'~1iii i' .. t~,.' .. . ~vl-lL~

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

.[--'J'p.'l-:--J"iI'O" .;:!oK '~'~"I;:o

~ J oJ)~, 5,C'ifiil U lui

'?"C?

.j..,,,,, l ...
J

'W,".-j"iI' ~ ..J! . j= U l U . .a.u, {i',""f' 2(ijfii

~.U,,",!l.H.

so the bluff.I!. .U,m""!o to workK has


.U.
!i..!

'IL

...

(;.ll

o(;.,j.

least
.

(;.l;."!<

,£·I{I.I lij ILl..

'C"'I'1l" ILU .d.

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,~

nerceived .'~ ""IJI. .r": .. "".'

0(;

0(;."1' 'lIe

.•

··V:·.· ,;:)L.'J'IlI'. '1' ]1'"


..

;." l._'"

~'rlI
(;.lU

• i'l]I-'1.,. ... .
L'I.

'iJO"i':~;"" 1p.••·r-·'~"'irle.o(;'iI'jI JK.• ~.. 'Iff.U .IC. 'I,!L . "-'.Il.' ,mu

p-I] o(;'''~,e:-[" ].. (;.l.~V.' • .•.

cr~"i~"ioil "" 'Iff U u. OL

'rJ. in .u. .t.'

·m .•. J ... u.~.!L'I.l

~,·ft]·~"""i r

•.11-;:::. ''''i[-' ..... u..

iI.,.: •. ,.. {",

l'iN u !i.J....

before

!i..!....

th ..'J'"' . ll~
;;!o

Let's analyze Villain's hand range first, On


.[i

·'1IT'''i.i'0liJ .E...A,j',I.m -- Ii"" ~L

it'ii~e '1'i) ,~ ,; 'il'!I",_


C:"'iilffifil!fiJ'·4JC'i1l1 .. ' ) ,g;.£ u!U ~,.!U!U


1

N··· Li 1..1]]111. H/"I~)]'''''··'"I.n ·'"I·'·j ,.... u J.IJI .....


).,1..
JI'IJj,~,j.! .

·jf].'~)P similar

to 'the one all ove, it is rare for

'O':PPQllemt£5. 'to, 5l:oiw·=:p~,ay

sets, J19,.

or .3 hu.. draw', ge

.Ii)" K'E, J.}.Il-Lli,._, ]1 _ D.,I,. '(.$" S..0[ •. 7\/~UC" .,' 'l\lI1'C A'J"lj"1L1I1· ".", 1; 'Or"'" 11"11,0,) . ,-",)_ BB'~ S'Urnd~o M .~k'kOr·($.:;3-'9\44\ _1 _. .
I
• • I.

1;.

..

, •.

<

l~'.

"

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

F10t?: ($.2,4tlO) 3. 9. T'~,(2 'players) BE cheeks, Hero b ets 52 Q 00 B B calls .$2!D 00


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)

BE cheeks, Hero checks

. ,].' '.~

ay ..:o.r .:·t·acxs u s"


·~,'··i--

.'1-:-'.;'

0 nI
';"'i

th..' me -

.I!l.

"1"::-.(

op.
71

f',';"i-r

or this I......: ;'. i rne rus eason,


l
j,'L. ..

u '11-. IjJ.

,U , ,0, ;';;"[',1 ·['U·"" <.?


i:.;.l. zll,!I,~

T',.,_"7 n\fi .:J ~.'


" ....

, ,,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. .

""

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

There iSo a go od chan .. VB lain ce

·~c",.] ·jolt...., e· "" .U,,",.!Jl)rl"iI'gl!i' '!.r.;",,] u',.'~ II.UU~v

"'1"1]'7,0'" '1.,."'" ~ .v .... U~

,"'0(;'1]1·"1'.;",:·t·
!;.-a. .. U!U.

'Ii-. o:::.o(;'~' ;:;1 .D.l;'!i .....a. ''!-f~ ~ 'l!I'~ ·I!....;::;,t· • lh:nlll "" ·'-;;:~s,o:::.1i" ,~.od .... ILI..-

"",".,' ;-._ -. ' '-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~,_' -,' ",,-

'!!J ,u,u"u,m"g. I!..,] 'CIf"', i


,:'".

'-...n- the 0'" U'.


U.1W'1i .. f"~

'il'iI .... ' ],l'''''''jJc,

'l.""" ,-., -, {f'e "", "'I~ -'1 c -:;"" -", .,,-~ ,-11 '- ' ms r DLU,I;i;" 1.-,'],1!f,iJ~:'.y'1<"'> 'l,. e .., ..... '1_,pl;,dr", anu 'd.I -.,' W"'~s, 'I,.)'!LI W "",.. uiK,
i:iL

'~irl.

'i!1! nen
c

--

he .-."L.;::;, ..... .. u.': CI ~.'", ]_ ,--.," •,. ~ iL -. ,--."c Fe:r- 'Lx-rai "··e·f" me ru , ne .
ere The oni".j' 1 ",I,!I.~ u
~~ ,,_1'

1:5
,~

"... '0--'"u.::1!J.,j' reoresent in 'g. "" ;,;;ron g ha 'n,."'l '~'Ir",iI- ,meroved ,. bvi t " N·'·' U Ill~,i:i_L1l 'J;" v.'~ VllL~
,,_t ~,!i;..I.t'"
I ~~.

UI,l,· •.LI.·.

I~

., U,!I'~'I ..

,t~,i:.I_L,I.LI..

'J!

',."'in;::!o U I.!I,~

'-o·"f:
'"

,j;It e. U. ll~~,~

dr of,..:i""""
,I~

'Iff

i.1I

{r,<"r" l!-~,~, ,bUll ,~;l.

";~o""~ '1'If!"'!g.i:A,~

p- ..:;irs
.

(iL

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

is over i,I()O. ''fiitVe are :riskin,g


'~(J.

he profitable,

Considering there are so many combinations


,Exam 'II' I S 3~ ,','" -' . ::'--"" .: ,.'.' Limit "", nte .'-,,' -~ ~2[l!DifS400N'o .u,
,I ,

'Villain will turn, into a b luff


'['1]--

our b luff here


,j.'L.""
",l~lv
~I

is profitabl e.
''ifi[
,I:A,;

.lL.I,

'E·....... ,r)'~ '10 '3' ',."""" [b~L I'" mnle ,. . !l)';;:.f' _ ,A;DLI_~.1l 'ri
I

I[)

OIl.

""

1!i;..I

river , .... It m,~,., busted ~,·I'j-'L , " 'v '.' ill .~ 'l.I-U

queen high, straight draw on queen high

ZL

four fl ush b oard, Since


W~I!I,"

'UI'''''ii'\O' .0,,,"1..

',"

'(S'D')"
. ,I,

I',

1·1i

~,.

~-..iII'O'1

I~l

"0"0"0'
• .

is never good here, we must 'bet to

,..:1...

tne

,', ",

-nme,.

OJ: S45,,l,(lO
l."
'i "".

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weak. However,

H is infinit ely m Ore di ffi.. It if you have h) call an all- in, cu

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ace-high even if you

know yout (jlppoine:tU is 'weak. The reason, is you, don't 'want to bluff-call,
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such as. 6+ 7. 9+

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T'iJ!!' 5+. The reason is simple: 'Your :raI!l,_ge is fairly defined when you take the 4+ when
yOUT

donk/three-bet line on the Flo-p. Additionally,

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'

erful than getting it in on the flop,


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pair agalnst
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a solid regular 'wh,(), isn't tilting. 'One of the reasons is when 'we
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'bet the
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'with. one
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are ,.,,",--,2,] w irea

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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
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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
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taking the bet/three-bet nne with ,a 101 ofdraws;


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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

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oru ,ate th:ree=

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'bet shoving with a draw, he can't call with a high, card or whatever mediocre hand that. he bluff-raises vou 'w ith,
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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) ~.'"
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Ranges are even


Unless

'we ha ve a
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ma'win_g dead and, there are more eombinations of'a set of 44 and
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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
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o~prpnne:i]:t is tricky enough -to check 'back the tum,

'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

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UT G:: $;2"',501,'90

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,:fi~op':: (S300) 5,. Tt ,6+ (2 players) Vill ain checks, Hero b et s :~ ~ .p 250.
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1

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