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  • Double Barrel Cards - Poker Double & Triple Barrelling
    barrel card would be a T 7 2 With an emphasis on the T The best barrel card is any card J or higher This is generally because when the board pairs that makes it very unlikely that you improved your hand If you had over cards or a draw of some sort they know your hand was not improved It is also less likely that you had that card that paired in your hand since that would mean 3 of the 4 in the deck are now out obviously not impossible but less likely Other good spots to fire a second barrel is when the first card is pretty high and then the second card is also pretty high So for example you have a K 9 4 flop and the turn comes any card above a 9 Why is this you will frequently get folds from 9x mid pairs and ace high floats which will be a large portion of the villains flat calling range compared to Kx and sets Double Barrel with the Triple Barrel in Mind There are other spots where you can fire a 2nd barrel when you think your opponents range is weak but will call a second barrel and fold to a 3rd You can only bet the turn here if you are going to bet the river One example of this is when you think your opponent has turned equity but doesn t want to raise their hand For instance if their bottom or middle pair turns a straight draw or a gut shot They might call again in this case since they now have added equity but their hand is still very weak and will always fold to a 3rd barrel Also the equity they get is fairly obvious and when they hit the river will usually bring 4 to a straight An example of this is if the flop comes out 9 T K and the turn is an 8 All of their mid value hands such as J9 TJ QT KJ 79s and T7s will call the turn because they feel like they have added equity but will almost always fold the river if it blanks Against good hand readers these second barrels will look obvious However the fact of the matter is that in these spots your range will be improving with the turn over cards and it puts them in a tough spot when you have the threat of calling a big river bluff A lot of the time regulars will think Ok this looks obvious but will still fold because they think they will have to fold the river or make a hero call which leads to lots of variance As you start getting called lighter you obviously have to start betting more for value and less as a bluff So for example you have pocket Jacks on T62 flop If the turn comes a K you can often bet for value If the river comes

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  • Poker Triple Barrel Bluff - Triple Barrel Online Poker Bluffs
    open ended straight draw They will call your turn bet because they figure to have equity but fold to the river bet when they miss that equity A good example of what I m talking about would be say 9T4 flop where the turn is 7 or an 8 Hands like 89 when the 7 turns will be a pair and an open ended straight draw on the turn they will call the flop and turn but fold the river when they don t improve On 8 turn 78 becomes a pair and a straight draw JK and TJ will all peel the turn and fold to a river bet when they don t improve Your perceived range gets stronger their perceived range gets weaker These will frequently be river overcards that strengthen your overall range and weaken your opponents range As the preflop raiser you are more likely to have big cards in your range so turn and river overcards to the board will in general weaken your opponents overall range For example your raise preflop with 89s the flop comes down J42 you c bet and he calls turn comes down T you decide to barrel your straight equity he calls your now putting him on Jx The river brings an A and you decide to barrel hoping to get your opponent to fold Jx The reason the A is a good card to barrel is that lots of your semi bluffing range would have hit that river you could have KQ AQ AK AJ in your range quite easily Your opponent would struggle to find any complete air in your range and will most likely fold his Jx a high proportion of the time You can never be bluffing You want to look for spots when your

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  • Randomization Based On Equity - Online Poker Randomizing
    draw IE we have no showdown value 2 We are betting this turn very infrequently and giving up often with most of our air hands so should get more credit from a thinking player with a medium strength hand 3 We have some form of equity so that when we get called we will make the best hand on the river and be able to value bet it 4 A scary card could come on the river for our opponents range and we force a fold with a 3rd barrel 5 It makes us hard to play against Another concept that is in the same vain is betting without a ton of equity on the turn because its a good double barrel card For example You have A4 of diamonds and raise preflop from the cuttoff and the big blind calls you the flop comes down 23T You bet and get called by the big blind the turn comes down as a queen In this spot its a mandatory double barrel because the queen is much better for your overall range than his overall range in this spot you will frequently get a fold from all pocket pairs that peeled a good looking flop on the turn you are likely to get a call from a ten The river becomes a close spot but you will often get a ten to fold on most rivers especially any card 9 or higher that doesn t give him two pair Basically what im saying is the extra equity of a gutshot and an overcard gives you more equity in the hand just enough to make it an effective barrel spot Wheather or not its a good barrel spot without a gutshot or two overcards remains to be seen I think it is

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  • Fighting The Semibluff - Learn Online Poker Strategy
    you raised preflop versus the BB You have AA and the board shows T 9 2 two hearts one spade You bet your opponent in the big blind calls The turn comes 5 of spades Your opponent leads out Even if you strongly suspect him to be semibluffing in the hopes of taking the pot down versus an unimproved ace high hand or similar you still probably cannot afford to raise him If we expect that his range is as likely to be a big draw open ended straight draws flush draws as it is to be two pair or a set for this example ignore how we can be so sure that he doesn t just have a hand like A T then we re in this predicament Half the time we re 80 to win Half the time we re only a little bit more than 10 to win On average he has the edge This alone means that we shouldn t raise But what if the proportion was that he s semibluffing 2 3rds of the time Two thirds of the time we re 80 to win One third of the time we re only a little bit more than 10 to win Surely now we have the edge Yes we do but only up to the second before we make the raise As soon as we raise our opponent has the edge again but one third of the time he s might re raise with a hand that crushes ours The fact that through raising we re opening up the betting for him again is what makes all the difference We really can t fight the semibluff with aggression In fact there isn t really a defense against the semibluff other than to call and re

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  • Betting On The River - Guide To River Betting In Poker
    this If you intend to bet on the river make sure that there s value in it What does that mean It means that if you bet you either hope for better hands to fold or for worse hands to call Of course you re hoping for that on any street but it s accentuated on the river because worse hands no longer have a chance to improve Let s look at a not entirely uncommon example You re holding 2 2 and the board shows A 10 8 6 6 You re heads up it s checked to you Do you bet Against somewhat decent competition the answer is no A worse hand will not call here and a better hand will not fold Of course if you re playing truly awful opponents it s possible that you might get called by something like a pair of aces because they want to keep you honest but don t count on it If you get called you will probably be beat When that happens you will regret betting If you bet and your opponent folds did you really gain anything No he most likely had the worse hand anyway and so if it had gone to showdown you would have gained the same amount anyway This is a situation where you in most cases will simply not gain anything from betting but you stand to lose one big bet if you re called In conclusion If you re betting a legitimate hand ask yourself this Will a worse hand call Will a better hand fold Will you win the majority of times that you re called Making the right decisions in situations like these can be the one thing that pushes you from being a losing player to a winning

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  • River Blocking Bets in Poker - Poker Block Bets
    to make a small blocking bet to try and get some thin value and get to showdown cheaply Problems with the blocking bet The biggest problem with the blocking bet is it makes your hand look transparent to being a weak made hand Which it almost always is and can induce bluff raises Also if your playing against someone smart you will have to make block bets with stronger hands to avoid getting exploited by your opponents when you would frequently want to value bet your strong hands larger However the counter argument to this is as follows your opponent rarely has anything better than Jx So whenever you can beat Jx you can make a block bet as a value bet because your opponent will not frequently have a strong hand Also you can make it with your weaker Jx range missed draws that you played slowly This will in effect balance your whole range so you will have a slew of hands from missed draws to Kx to Jx all played in the same way and your opponent will not be able to peg you on a certain hand when you reach the river and make a small bet I could also argue that in this spot your opponent will not frequently bluff you especially if there are not many missed draws if there are lots of missed draws I would argue for a check call on the river and hopefully your opponent will put you on either a weak jack or a missed draw and try to take you off it If there are no draws I would recommend that you just check fold because your opponent will not frequently bluff you This is something a lot of new players find hard doing because they think there

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  • How To Beat Micro Stakes Poker - Micro Stakes Online Poker
    to make an overpair and bet bet bet to get value from your opponents calling weekly Play small and medium pocket pairs the same your playing for a set if you don t try to get to showdown cheaply and fold if your opponent bets hard Play un dominated hands Your opponents biggest mistakes will be playing dominated hands like ace rag queen nine etc When you play unpaired cards try to have hands that do well against your opponents range IE ace king ace queen ace jack queen king Play speculative hands in late position These are suited connectors and suited aces Play them only when you have position and can act last preflop You want to be making trips two pair or a strong draw with these hands and play them fast and aggressively Anything other than that try to get to showdown cheaply with your medium strength hands if you cant and your opponent is betting hard into you just muck them How to play postflop Bet with your strong hands check with your weak hands David Sklansky has said a lot of retarded things in his career but one thing he said which was clearly correct and pretty damn smart fundamental to winning is that when you have a strong hand you want to be betting and raising with it When you have a weak hand you want to be checking calling folding Slowplaying for the most part is wrong The biggest mistake your opponents will make is paying you off with far to many hands when you check your set or your flush or whatever strong hand you have you are not exploiting there biggest mistake Bet your strong hands Players wont bluff as much as you think On the other end of the spectrum you cant go wrong by folding too much with your medium strength hands when someone raises you People will be bluffing you far less than you think so dont be afraid to fold a strong hand In fact I would go as far as saying you cannot go wrong by folding very often when you get raised I cant give you specifics because everything is variable in poker based on your opponents what you need to know is people will bluff you far less than you think so fold your hand when raised Position is everything Position in poker is very important if you look it up in poker tracker you will profit most from the button and you will loose the most from the blinds Try and be position orientated IE you can raise call more hands from the button than from early position and the blinds Position allows you to act last postflop it allows you to take down more pots when you have the worst hand Acting last is a seriously big advantage so make sure you do it often Its much easier to play with the initiative and position As well as position having the initiative

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  • Poker Multi Tabling - How To Multi Table In Online Poker
    your win rate drops to 8 00 per table per hour You are still making 16 per hour so this is still a no brainer decision When you add another table for a total of three your win rate drops to 6 dollars per table per hour but you are still making more money than if you were only playing on two However when you increase to four tables in online poker you notice that your win rate drops to 4 00 per table per hour making it less profitable to play on four tables than on three Each table you add splits your attention and makes each game individually less profitable despite the fact that adding more online poker tables increases your overall hourly win rate As the calculation above shows it is important not to add more tables than you are comfortable with In addition you are going to get tired quicker when you are playing several tables at once because your mind has to cope with more decisions If you can play three tables for four hours straight but find yourself exhausted after just an hour of simultaneously playing four tables then it s going to be more profitable to stick to three tables because you can play longer and thus win more money I Robot Playing on a large number of tables tends to make your play switch to automatic mode leaving you clicking your mouse like a robot This happens when there are simply too many decisions to make and you are struggling to keep up so you take mental shortcuts In doing this you are actually stunting your poker education because you are not learning anything new Instead you are just going through the motions of playing This is especially important when you are moving up levels in online poker For example if you have just shifted from micro stake games to low stake games then it is probably more worth it for you to play on a single table until you are comfortable with your new level You will learn more about the game in this way because if you try to multi table and play on automatic you will probably discover that the tactics that allowed you to dominate micro stakes tables no longer work on the low stakes ones However playing several tables will enable you to see a huge number of hands every hour and thus gain you a lot of experience very quickly So you need to make a tradeoff between knowledge and experience Once you do have some experience under your belt and are familiar with the level of the game you are playing in you can begin to gradually increase the number of tables you play on As you become accustomed to the tactics that work and the types of opponents you are likely to face so you can rely more on established playing patterns Your decision making becomes faster and you can comfortably increase the number

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