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n" Introduction

2,,, The Birth Of A Haru:l Range

3" What's 1v!lIy Ran,ge?

4., The Pouncer

5., Offense Is The B es.t Defense

6.. Balan cing

7", The Chosen One

8". w« Are The Champions

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n2" The Exam

n 3" The F]ru~J Note

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II C1haIP,ter' '11: ~Introductiiion

'\¥ ith 'the explosion of trainingsites and p ersonal coachingand '{ewer- fish, N(),~IL imit Holdern games h ave dried up,

The answer ts tbat they exploit the bad regulars better than y.ou. NQ matter b(FW many standard plays a regular has in his arsenalor hew solid he is, there are parts of his game where be keep's

m - akin {!" mistakes over :"F.I,~1 over ."tr"";'f]- w:-,;~:L.O"II"i. realiz 'I ing it

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\¥ e Me. ,gol.n"g to teach YG'U how to re,c{},gnize these IilJiSi'akcegalldexplodl them. '\~r.e iN in be surp .-ftls~ed if'\AQLI. dOIlIi'l become '& becher 'i:'Id~yer bv the end of the book ..

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Alth:()l;ug'l:a it ,s;eems trivial, hand-reading starts before the If]op. F.:fyGii1 d6n.·'t have a goodidea of

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pOlker player, SmtilJlg that his pre-flop ran -, ge ij]r:lH:de:~ 'pairs" suited connectors, and some

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eroaeways aoesn rsay mU!G:1.I. snout me P ayer, since everyone nas l ar rauge eerore me 1 .. cp,

You need tcb e more ;S'pec~ :~'C.

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uoes: ], .~;au] .11~v'!;,::IJ!u"SI1l.1· IJrro\~lJI,vtays ·SUel.1 ,a~"~ .. {):"iClI[ .... " .01 IIll HIS Ibm,g~ ~~h . uIS posr ·lOIll:;. , .. '. ne.s

Vi 1] ain :p,l1"av' suitedconnecters s uch as 66 and. 677 Whatabouts uited OilJl:e~u:a·r-.' IC!iJiI]Iltei:;:,1Ci:r~ '$ ueh ,as

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,£,~ "".,,,-:,1 7C1'i'J' ·H,·· :Oi"" I~l:,." . .::;,,,,, 'L.,,,,," nil' "'·U pllil',~ll n'("'C.·,l"',et 'pl"l"r-~~ "",,0''1 ",,", 2:·2:' 3··.~·.tIA "".~fi~ ,:::;:,:::;: from 'j.:k.::;, blinds? ~J 0 Dl~,lI)cll ts: + ... ~~ IJllJ.Ii;.N..1i ,I.U.~ .t."' ,lqL,y. ~IU . .a:a_., ,I;"' Ii.~ _ ,1\2. ,: til ,.I~ ;:'U!LIU, Dl'~. . ~ _ ,,)~. ~" DUI,lI.!.J..ll. ~ ~ .. I:'UI.l,.Il l.!.U!!IJ U~ ... I.!I,lJl~!-

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TOI help us f6tt1],~ -ch~:¢rr. pl'lCJlure of the underlying hands ill a :r.a-rn"g'e:" we w'iJl ,arnalyze asolid

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these snOif"$ ate the 'niiG:st difflcult 'h~ll 'r'I,lav" §II],Oe: ·IJtevir·e to/ti!i.c'anv nhti"',e:d: out-of-ncsition,

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know how tq."ff:ltp;ICllitili,e SB and B B.

"V,e·.are ,going 1:0: study the [,l\mg,eof:i1l.pLaye:r n,amed TC)IJ,1 as he. takes different p.Ctsltl"CIiIJLs arcund tile table,

Sm.aU IUimild.

Tom pL~,YS about 17% ofaUhar'i:G.s froil11J the .sm an blind, 'U 5in.g[~ICik:er· sa,(we ,[M·,. We see th at this .~" ie-,e., 1..;o·'~.{1 ",·,""ip. '("Ill" j;"2~2+ .AT,,+IK: ·',9"'+ IQfl"+ -)[1",+ T'·9:'!l' ,.g'Y" '?"'"1p' "7'.r;.,,,, £.,:5··.·'" 1\ lo+ "IV.)·,,:;.+ I·Q.····· 'I::J, ,:.i: fi:lLn,b ..... Cin,~I.\.:·u.;:; ~jl l" , . .t1i. .. ,~" ,.,'~ " .. 7,..-:; "" 7, .... " .. "~,, 0,,,,. 0 f'~, .. !.J . ..-:;" I;,) ,,~,.tcl.._ , .. .f.'i.:. (, " ...• Qf" Q.F

sb Qui 225 of I ,.326, P ossible hands.

Let's determine how It'lia.nyofthese hands ate $Ull,e'cl connectors, Tber.e are four combinations each of65:s~, 76&ll 87s" 98:s and T9'S, fOI a wtaluf2f} combil"1l.ali:on.S;, or rOI;l·ghly '1.0% '()If'vill,afll!.S range, This means that ifwe~:re f~cin.,g resistance on a fJlJP such las"·6tio7.K~6, viieirel110r.e H"kel)' d1ealing liN ith a set or iW':o pea iu thanan 'CliP en- ended straight ~rtlW sincethere are four

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T'Qm 'WClillk[ check-call on the' flo:p wnll q u .. ads <}I full. houses, Vllhe!], he eheck-rai ses, it' s us ually

."j_:'; 'i,'i... ,e' ith er '" '1"'[" 10' if' '1i..1[·" .. ", '''1'0,. , '""'\1" th at 'I.. ... defend ~ '1'1Im'"- f'I"·',n, 'n'I' ,,,,;L,(,,,, 'I ,~J,"i' i'i- be surp "1'1' ",hi' 0' th .,'1' Tom '1\'" Y.lfiLU.U,. U1~, ·il,l_l •. e , u,' ..... \i:.:l~.y"!'I~_L,.,?'."I;'l.I_ ,.:;L ,I~,~U.·JJ.!,· .. l!I . .:JIr ...... ' .u,~:'i.J_C""". ,U" .. ~U,.:l'U,llI.I.!I,l,.[,). i;"',_, e , I~Uo!l'I~!I.UIi:JLlf ,,!.,J ... ,., ... ~

check-raising with, these typ.·. es pfh,andsl, since 'th,ev have decent euuitv .ag' . ainst small and

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medium pocket-pairs,

SinDe weknow that Tomnever has any sttOtil,g hands in, his rangewhen be check-rat see; .on this 'board" W,t: should CO(iltl:l]ue with the hand, The question now iswhetbe:r weshouldLbet 'GIl[ float, A 3,-b el f orceshlm h)1 fold handssnchas ~Q and KJ thst ,c{Juld in'liprove on the turn, But. we leave '0'llr,s;eiv~s vulnerable to a 4~bet shove because w:(j,j,dd we ever. play '~'x like that? Even if we ,Q"olhe won't believe U$. And ,f];atting with ,6x, or with good overpairs here allows usto continue with our entire ran,ge next timeour oprpClill'e"nt check-raises U:$: f);:i!J a. :fInpwh,ere what he t'¢pr.es,eftits, isn't congruent iN ith hi s 'p(re-:rlop :r.g;:;l,g,e-s.

'Ihereare-twe scenados that u5uaJIy take-plaee after we call the' fhyp check-raise: Villainwill

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depends on :I,HYW strong our hand is. ~Y,e w ill b et or raise tile turn with theb otrom of our t'ange ,and the tOPI .~)1fcmt :rIDge, Thua.our r,bl.llg,e t:'or an aggressiveplay on the tum consists .~)f,2."tir;,

,g ut shot S,' overcards, ,SOli]e'lime$big ,b(verp,~i:r$l and 'trips 1()tbetter ..

'0"'''' ,,,,,,,'er"" ~'" checku g 'L ",'I.. ", "~I, ";"", 'I',:; consists ;e.;-i>"" "",3,', ,",' . ocket .",',., ,', rith ".:L.;e.;., .. )J,,",,,,,,. val ,''' "I,ILI" f6lrl.,b''"' [{J'I I""'H' .... xm ......... nina .I.n~dn..y consrs ...-:. , ..... ',~.lnvl.1t]ul.n p ... !- ,iK"" ]J'-'LlI5 1i¥1.. H :al.I:".iW!JI .••• rwnva ue

because we wam to p'laya smaller pot and want to avoid making-a hard decision '(Jill the turn, '~Ii1 the occasion that. Tcu1.J!. fires thetum after the check-raise and 'W'e havea hand such as ~8-TT!, 'if 'we think Tom 'W~~. il b et 'the tum. and river enough, we should cal ~, 'the :110)) check-ra ise, then caf 'ilt,,", 'I urn i .';'I],,~ ri ver 'M' I "~'I]'y'''' .. ' I""'''' J' ,j,-;,;T'[' 41 m r']'<J - ,+ ... r, eselave rs '[',0;; ~ se .1.. e. t urn "[''''1 av ,'';;i'I'' 1 ,"1' tou eh ";~"'''; P']' ,'';,tjI

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... 'LL " .. ,,"... ,~'L.· erL ',1:1 £':'"..... .. €: ~ ·'I!..·'I· c .if" .' 11 tb 'i' .. - ."~ .: ..• " The rr ' ... --,. "', onme nver,f;:ve;n mougn irs tar Hl&)irepm'fh.biUei tIO',C,a..~.I.I.e rum anm I!I. v,er., .e 1JI]i~HI1 reason .1$

'dlal w,e Will catch his river bluffs, Also, if'vre :raise 'tile turn, we are 'al:most always behind if

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we!'r e caned. And since Villain usually hasa hand wi I'll at most six 1!JU.ts if w'e are ahead, the

value of catching a river bluff is h."ighet than rb e value of pttot,ec:t'lotL Of ,o()iur$e~. L( you have :~ew chips left. Uri the turn Le, less thana po,l,-silled, 'bet '1!i"tJiU sll()I!;I.ld gel it ill on the turn.

Big B~imild,

Tom :p1lays about 21 %, of all hands from the big 'b1 ind.

TAGs tend to play roc loosely from the SB relative to the B B p.Qisdtl.(Jrn,. Looking at thep osit ional

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:p Oh~il ion, even fh();IJ.;gh. the stat SShGH.Ld. 'be reversed, ,~,r.e need to exp:loit 'this,

Ii o.s.it ion, ynti. d'O:il't get to, close the act i~):I].!.~lld. y().o:( odds aren'tasgee d. ¥'QiH should pJ.~y more hands in :th.eBB than inthe SBbecaus;e you get better odds and. you. get to cJO:SlIe theacticn ifthe SBcalls :tJ(r folds, .J\.lanv nlavers still :n'Lav mere i1t.1:}m the SB than the En~, deSTiiit,e it is ·p.qr~;jlio:r'la 1

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disadvantase One' rea "'-0· .... 1l",,.,,.i:L.i,,,, ~"- that re ." .. '1":..:]:TfO[l' "'"o"';· ... st '" ,1:'""'0' or B'T"Ji;,T ·".;1.,'0' onen e- ·j'e;." loose ~.", 'll.~il;;_LIU,'~ li:.J1.. l_tlL,~,~ ~ '" ,U .. '" "!ioI"i:J.I.~~ '~~UI, .~'Ul~ I,U,~.~ J:d!, ,Jl'i:Al .U .. ' -,i'~L .i· .•. u"b '''L,~6_L~I.~,i.,,) , ;~L 'L... '!i.J', ,I:, J.l,' 'lfl!",U:. r I'i,)'_i,,!;.;.., .I'~ 1L,II,tl;,,)i :!I..'I;",J\S,. ~',i

gives the S.18: the initiativeand also f(J:r,c~~the BBto :arrll1:y p,lr;ty when he has a good hand, Such

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adding anether 34 cosnbinations, '!SV,e:11 if Villain kn:OlJAL$ our range is QQ+al1d. AK aswellas, gay .34$ and 9'68.l hie 'can donothing about: it because more than half'efthe time we, have a great hand, This m eans V n 1 ain is ,goin.,g to fold very rOrfoorn prrie~flfj:p. 0 r 1'1 e canstart .:S -bet ·,sheJivl:rii.,g (ji\t:e(1" our 4~bets with less than premium holdings, Of'ixRI:£.se~, in, the fO([lImS,SI1.1J,aU- and. mid-stakes

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pJ''-'lYQrO .l~~ t·O NJl)' ney e !J~l ,ai_~,\ '" nznt UiL uns ",Pl;.Jl ill __ l. W.I_I, !1 1[1 . .c.L.h;Y, It Iu[~Jyll.'-'l'pP [I".

How :marilY times have y,CfU caught a 6,~ri,l.ax multi-tabler 5~bel' bluffing fn this .sPQt?' Not trKU:!iy •. Oth.erwi~e~ you, ean ,eJiCp,l.o,it him 'bi)' 4,-'bet bluJ'l1Jn,g in this S-_iJotag.3t1:1ls.1 O:lherplaye£s ;~Hld1(J:j].1y do, it for value against him,

n, ... )i·'--'" ·L-·M"· . ~"-.' ",' ";1;1." -~ - '0-'- -,', rc - '~,' ,.-1., t ",·-'k- .' 'j' ;1·,-' '(·l"·~"B-.(-B'·',')" - - -c,.,

:Ii; .... ~ga:I)Jlmg .Jt-IJeum,g [il,~l1,ge$, It SJ; I'mpo .i!Uh .. 0' nO'I'€' u~.[,\ .m's S·l,ac. .. sge!. iJI.e.ep~ ' .. ';1.,::".$ ." m[.uIY

small- andmid-stakesnlavers an;: Vent unhalanced because 'U:H~V do, noll: J~hetw ith h,ands such as

[G ,~,~ ,~

JJ and IQQ, They don't feel comfortable .3-bettin.g th . csehands because they feel ll:u~y are

oi~e:rplarLl]g[h.em .. ~e-lJloe" th.ey~j1eml 13 = bert inglight ~~,o ugJ~ asst acks g,e~_, ,deep~nd are c ~lbng

withsuited eonnectcrs '''·I •. AI D:-·[-"-'la(1,I".;"";",!,,, m ere O.i~,e:riI' If they were to 3=~,~j,- ]1'.o·L.'j' then Q.Q'. ""':i'l1''"~ JJ

'l!T,~ U,~._,.~W,!i;.i._\lo!l!l!l'~Ii.!'I!i..f.,~i:,;L~,iI,~U"!i..:',IJL¥~i:.lL,];:,~"'!i..f.'~ .],I.._I-!l,. ,U U.~,!i..- 'lf1!'!;.;..'l.L~ !I.) ,lJ!i.o1 ";~U,l~ 1!~,.\I.!I. '_'.' '_. ~:I~,lJIl'.'

areactuallv the topof their range and thus, they would be ecstatic te J-betwith these hands, TOI

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,e;xp,Jedt their unbalanced .3~b-eli.ii].,g range.start 4~ber bluffing these p'~:ayers more, ']n the occasion

:8'i,at.yn,ur 4~het 'bhJf["$ getcaught, if$ not the ,end oftl;u.e-wo.dd .. since YCXlI. will getextra action 6md value for the 'l(~P ,ooy.Qur range i.e, J.]+/AQ+--.since opponents will start ICZl.ll.in,g and shoving

"" 0-." 11'·."bl vour A __ '14 "'lp' II u· ... ter

IUl,~i:;.l, ,.I,!I,~ ,~' U. ,~ !!J~.~ ',!I.,b'I,~, .~ ,iI

IT rnld,erf ~,e 'Gw n

"1', .. --, . -I . ,~. -I" - ! 2:nl '-'''f' .1.,.', 'IL. .-. ,1,1 .• Ii':-- ... , 'U,' ·T'G,'· Th:' ",. . ---, l~.-- .. ----.-. . - .... {'2-":;_L A'T".l.. VJ,_L lO.m p ,aY!5Qn,.y .. . (0 ,01.1• lI.l$ual]:l!l~ ].rqm , ' . ,.~" .... 1$ lS;m n;::a'I,~.)' n.arrow nmge '.' .of.' .!... ..!5, I .I:'i..$ "

Q'l 'JT= 'T{1I= CI,Q - 0"", 7't!.', AQ" I lVQ'" -~ ,. -;l" ---, '!..'.'--" - '" I ,_ -,,, ,-- " L -,---, rl' '-"]'

. \.J So J • S, .. '" :S,' ;7 ~ 5", Cl f S, ~)S, __ ." or,-! :I!:'I.'C (,], f' JbtH!U .It puts! 11 [;I] .IT!. a . 011 (l<~ ~OU.,gI_I'"~ p-c)it$, ,:tlr,g'e: y

:GOi!np(Jlsed. (l,f ];QiW' Jcon:rn:ectedhOlllfd:s,. This is a strong range w rib. go edequiry '1l,gainst 'a great ·p·_-Jav:e-rwlll:o..is iilrl1o-sitio.!l, but Tom will often (iu}t realize: that equity, 'For ,ex.aniJf'I,lel 98:s onlv has>

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fij['e- HOI) eouitv ,of .3 6.6% azain st fbi s range, HCJw·eve;£". there w m 'be numerous beards ·wln.e're

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Tomw iII havemfold fhat ran,ge~. sin1!ply because ,opponents win correctly deduee that his range

is often p elarized ..

1'0" 0' 'i[l,1 ofhis 1.."" I (~I ,", I 'g'" ""'-", ""i ,'1'" h '" ~ f,:'" ~1il,D/ ,e" :"~" :::' rh f ,j. '~ '" ,I, ,"'"e't ~ j",c", 'Il"", 'B, ",' j, .• ,Ii:','. ,,c,, '1;-.,.,,'1/1 " ,I) U,' 11.1;. ,1,1,~LrI.!..i ran . e,,}! ""U "-!11.y "'i:JL'I:,,", "TU J"ll .' qUh,y wnn rurure ,,:HI...,_· .S ~ ...... P:U::;LY. "HI, h Y ..... u HU"IJ),

9 8s, you have up to '5 3'% equity ,again.st the top 1,2% .of hands" hence Y(lill should call,

T'· ', ..... ,. ]',If"V':' 11 .. "'·' '. I.", - ... J" .~. :1... 'j, ,",'1..;. ., •.. - -,' ,··t:L 'I (iJ\'l,o/' .;'1." >." . (:r .'.- ,L. :I;!I . 'J) 'L." ., '. ~ urn ~!:!' •.. 1 . J' am I:SKJ]()WH ~,() !Jet tne rum WI 1.1 ... lUlU ((I. {}u 111~ ran,ge, we $I,I.CiU!J!. 'G~ .il. lJeK;~u:se we

still have 49,7% ,e~lIity. However, no one betshere HlO% ,of the time, SQ lerssee what happens :!,ji."T ," . L. . 'k ,Iii' L;l stheb .-t ,-- 4: '(\'o')'-'f' '1.."'. ,'" ,.. , ·)1 u.,. ts :1... 't··, '6¥'i-OL' [ .-:L··'" ' .. ," , I)''''

1] tom '~nec. ,,-,,~,Ci'~!llJ:~ ne LI C1,t om . ",i'YO Q', ,1.1.1:5 ran,ge ~l'iu LJ e S tnetop : .1jJ1 7Q. " s luIS a turn. -ca ,1 :

Vnl.aiti.!~ :pr[',e-Jloop :r:li.'I1lge"qO!llsis;b~ ,()f 4,8 ~qti1:bin,ati()i:1I~ 'o,fp~i:rSI 12. ,()o':rl~biti,ati,qf1is ,odrAKJAQ~rnCl4Eil eombinations of -s uit ed br'(jtad:w ays- andccnnectors. That's .1.2 0 combinations, and ~H)% of 12fll is

4'0 .. L'! 'IL .- _.- 'T .. , ,~ '1...' I,il" ,1,']"'" . 4IQL,. ·;'l, . -.~l 'Ii.;. u'··:· '7" 'L. ··;'l, "[ -'I ,~' . . ... "1 ~-:L .. ·-, .€:IjW.I.J.litn :rne:an5 tom 'IS CI.I,eC!K.-:U~) 'umg :Cl nanns ann neumg . ..;, .1.~;a!JlUS, JUel,S iJ'I.,gn:re OU' wnat

hands Tam willcheck- fol d. and see how (1.;Ii:' hand, does against the rest ofhis nti:Ilge.

Tom 'WiH check-feldany ,AK fhat isn't A'sKs; that's 15 hands, Hewill check-fold

44/55/66177 jg~;, fhat's 30 hands, AS1Sl1mil1,g he's 'b~tfiH.g with everything else, what isour equity

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against uns ne:w range, 'l~.e, '!I,a,\ e an equny ~'" ,:J.j '., '19, wnicn IS oecenr, Jc:~,m!jllJ),e:nl1,g we, are

getting berter titan. 2,-1;0,-1., The p:ro'blem. is that ~(e stIll have ene more street 'I'() play,

\IJI.. ",Ii, .']' "" our enu it "1J ""'IJI' ce we r eniove '2 J\Y.O/. ,,; f Torn's '1.. ,."I..-II:r'IJI' (\1'<> frorn .... ]. or 'r1 '0"'[" ran ue'l) T'L ",,~'Jo8- 2'(\'@.1 of

JV,lfi:lLII. ':~ 1"-1-.' 1!iJ~[. :a,. '.i I~l I!~.- ",.". "I!wi •. ~:, !W1"1J1!i.."' .__,'U1"(O 'Ur,l, "I~I ;,,~ ~ ,I,~,'~~,.iill' ,I'.I;$.~ ,I" ,I~I,I.J,,~ l~,',~ ,1I,J.'~!w"l, "'~I-:",~" ,I, , ,1,~16L!1. ~ .- '.O.7!IJ I.)~,

78. '\Ve!lllc(lJl it l.5 hands; three hands 'G,f76sl, three llands lof 81'S" four ltands 'Df JTs" plu:.s 1(;J:l1e

eacb n,IrTrlh", ""1]'- ,'l n,Q,,", I," i:.ll1~U, 1u.I,U. ,,7~ li:J.I"I,U 70'~iI

Vie on.ly have 2 9'% eq uity against this range, A s:~u.mil]"g that VI11 aim isbett i:mg two-thirds pot Oil] theriver, it's barely a break-evencall, This is 'the main teaSCUl why caUi:n.,g d:()~W'n 3~'bart'f;l:ls from

... solid p laver ,,(,;1.;.,0"· ,'-';ip~ ""I]' e- 'IV" T,r;' :". '1]:0,1 '''' ;u,(,,",,,,,l ides ever 'I;"'.., long 'rue, n-e-unless ri,if' ,o:""'UT:""" he ']' . .,. i:il ,~u ,!ill . ,.i:i!-,_ .c, 'n"! I, . r,J ...... ,;;:0 _ '!..Jr L;:;' ' .. t, ,i:il ~",H) IJl LIJl., ",", u" . ,lU... .... ... "." ,I.. • a.u ,',., '::;'':'" !'''U' """" ,,ao,,",,,.. '.,:)

ti Jting. So, does th atmean there's notblTi.,g we can do wh.ern .. a TAO ,opens UTGwith a st:r(llil,g range? That' s :I1I()t the case.b eC' ause we have 'r osit lcJil1 and \'\)' i U 'be a ble to represent a Vii Lde range

,,,Il"'k,,,,- ;1"" e"''''''''''':''-]'- ,."." 'l;."' ..... ""' e» ,.'L.""",,,,,,, .''''''1- ·O .... ,·'Le .. ", .. ",,].- 'l.",',,," '1-; •• ,,,,,, .~.",:" .0.''"'.,.'1:.,......,1+'''' .. , uI .. U .. nanas, """'PgCliil ,J,Y 1Uifll. lJUDlrU., W.I.11",1.,Ii' W'!;;;i .I&n.''n' .1.1:, [,<11.[',,", ,y nDl", t ....... 'u pi:!1~.IS 'L!cI iJC;,U~.r.

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.. Vhei]. the tum. card 'is fill. ._A .: ce TOiITI. is ,likel:y '~o fire ,i1til.Cifh.er shot with IIi s entire range, He"S g·0,in,g to IJ etat least ~5%(Jf percent cf'the tirne.\tVbat!,s our pla:y?

lDu:eln.;tne Hop texture, T(Jin.JJ is Iikely tobet R:S 'to '51,!], pe;me:rnt of 'the time, Let's :r:e:ma:ve l () nercent of L.-1", ran ze ""'n('1 ,,'''''e nilr '" j. ''1 anne t7.!'i: ~'V,e'I'] I tak .. e 12- ,'~'rflJI ·4 -:l t'l ,r.li).,-' ,(",f:-12,"-;1 \; "" '1 '2 'L.-""'rj; ds) "-":. ,.j, ,,,,.f

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'1.."''''-'. . -. I." C·f' 0- T·.: r-n :, c ith ."1...- ~. '1''''1°, .. '--. tn..'·--,·~·''''--C. -.' - .. ';ly<::.t-- .--, [ '~'f'-" ~. '1" - '1 ~·Oi' .I!:--., c -I ,-,I.. "-.:'>

rus .n:m:ge~ _ea\ I_I]:~ .. .0111. wnn .aIWOUl .. !u('l ,pOrmv]_m2hhJ'i:if~ on (1.1..-;; turn. .. u .. we l,a!K'e? fIJI ~H)l:n hu·CIr:5>(~

·L. •. -,ol~If'·15'!lIfo.f·IO·IO." 16-)'" "- .... -- .. "5'5 s:«: _ .. A'~OI rcomblnatk .. - ... -,fc7·~ ... A']O. 'rlC'L·· 1~·a:I'lIIJI.~ ~.'" "1) ,(;:1 I ... ,. of) 1S .. ' ' ,. w,e CZ(I], IenltlrVe .,." ',. U!lJZ'lIlI!JI.I>CJut conl · rni::ldOIll.$ 0., 'ur . ~ ,Z'lJ1lj!JI, " !i)$. JlU .I~e

check-folds with these h(~Idii!l2._. s.:bow manv of'his tun] betsare value-bets?

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Tom will 'bet-can with 27startir!i.g hands: three each ofAA., QQ .@.tTI:J. 33,. and nine AQ-; he might alsobet-call with nine AK eombinations a, Although AI<.. looks like a strong hand here, Tom is drawl:ii.g Slim if hecalls a turn raise with this h()ldh];g. Let's imaginea worst-esse scenario and assume VillalllwiH call with. nine .AK ,C;(j,lilbinalicJI1$, ~~n. total, 27 1~)U.t of ~}6 ,DC)'1l1ibrii1-attoils are value-bets, The rest are bluffs andsemi-bluffs, SOl Villain can only bet-call 2g'%oflhe time.

Let' s s:olv.e a :Sirillp,l·e:n1:E."flli. prro'blerrli ti'()Aietern:uine hC]lw ofteiJI Torn] has to fold tOr make raising flue turnprofilable ftlr us .. ~Iw.e c·allih.ef'€: is) $ . .3'9 + $33 +$33 = S 1(115 ill the pot Ifwe raise Tom's turn betto $9:9', we risk 1599' towin $105,. \$0, Tcmhaa h} fold at least 99lf99-+-1'~J5) = 4~.5% of

th .,".-. ·'.W·-· ·-·,i·-·- - .--" 'c isteb nrofitable 'C'''' -;',Il .. _'.c_ .. that Tom rill b 1~"f-lA .r.',r.:-Ocl .•... - t-·!..·I !~:e [1111: e ~,u ,our turn .r.@.J:$,e lS ·CJI!J e PIO '.l!av . .e. . _ '~lllsIIJI:e.nl1,g I.~ ~l . om. W 1 __ . !.J'~l·-. 1.0 o!JI. '![)t) 70 ,o,n II S'lt

;Sp: Ci,t" irsa +EV p-,~,av.

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Ahh0ug. h such a 'r'i,la,Y mav ·:s:ee:rn .lttU:!i.sp:·a-r,ent Tom ilJJrc<ht net T3,crti ce fhat his tum bel. 'is g··enh:li,U'

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raised everv time ail ace lands on a ·br-oad.w-ay-.gm:1!S'lIj:~-s.maj_] H:Qifll. Until he starts c;al.~.ino- down and

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playin.,g back, we should __ continue abus m,g him In this $llmltimu,

For diseussioi]Tg sake, let's assumethe flop is. Q"'2"7~, Bow often is he firing the turn and :t!Hl~V

"'iI,"",:-",,,,,,,,c,, ••. , .•. ,,,,- .. '·il']' Let's .. "i''''''''' C.- Tom iabettins with "7····S.i!ll1 of '1;:°' -,""·'g·e ,""i;;"" t rn Tt Q'~:-I'I~1·w· .. ·:e·

!JI!o..J W"" QCi u.[1lh.,[ It, rwl .~ .~l~~lI.[ne .. Ginl L~ LJ. d.[1j_,~ WIt. .' i'O"'!", 11.:'10 r i:llrn.,.. I,.J.n i:;I. . urn. .. _ • .:JI.I.I.O U .l1 .

call, f{),~d" orraise?

Torn] check --f(j,ld~ iN i til :2:5 % of his range, which is 30 combilta'lIcHiS ~ .L et' s figllr~ out what holdings T om is check- foldin,g wi th.We "!iN il I. remove .3.3 j. 44·" 55.,. '66 alta. 88 from Tom's range,

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-!·_'.-I .. ·.·.'''~'_-':',.~ ·:':£·{;··~·i"i. _'I ']-1 ,~ .. ,.".,-. ",'_ ,-,_ I -","'JI, . ,I ,-._.~._.,- .. Ii _~;_ "-,'-. ,I '_'J_- - -'-'ii' '.',_'1,."

le.2ln,SW er l$$Ometun.g Let l~, SiX" A~, t .re.e ._1 I ore e .l' t re e '! I ree " , ! one _- ._.... ,

- -- :i! IV" ---- vJ"-' 'l"i! AQ" T'k.c! 'J, '" .a, -'J- _,Il" 3'l L. . -;.]'_, 'Co. ., - ,",_1 -', -. T-·· -- ",. 'Ik., ',- - ,'k ,- ----

1~)ir!H~,!"l.'['!;..:', -OIJ1I.e['!;.. •• , ",t,. _'~; .• rnarsa tot",!, o,U, ,',-, nanas, ',_oOn,$luetm,g ,(lU.11S li,.!'eUUJI,g me tum,

-',t'h,tlfil'L. A, 'L., ,-._1,-. ·':'l~'1/n.riI,. 3·'[,o.t'f'i,'L 'i"'-. IC'- ----,--,--,-·i'L..-e,.-, 'V""l]",-'L '-'I' WI__ :7:7 H,an'!JIS, H,e call OIi11y Gal J;" "j! "y -"= . , f(!l ,() ,_ tHe dl,ne, F rOI1l1!_ 0ll1r nl!au~ aDen e, ' I, ,alnl.il,~H:; to

fold at least 4,8.5'% offhe time,

TIU1$1 when the tum, I()O:il,le~ anace, don"{ freeze, Think h,(l!w fr,equ:e:m"tfty Villain is betting ·Zti].i::[

c, --l;.i!;'i' --. ,,-"or -, ,'1·- .~,e A. v 'k_ "(~l,,, ' :,-,,,,,'1., .. ,- --, "",'f'l. """ --,. ,,- _,Il"I"~i--' --1'>' ,!j)', .... 'TA-"~:"'" -,. ' -"1""1 ,'''',,',- ,'It,,,,,ue ,-,-''- i""",- ,.'1-;.""-, W.I,kU :r~[,,",en ,iO'I._g, .",:\,.1"1. nanas maxe up. .... ,u, rns p.reUJ."-ip hl!J1.I;;o":;.' " ,1i..1Ii$ rare -s ,,,,\; er HIW~'_' W(),I,:::>e UI,"ll1

AT"-"I,L..·"'·'IU·~"7'·i ' Thismea "'" he's bet-foldir .. her rn with lots -,fL.,--~l. .. m. tl.~el!:- . _ IU .ral1,ge;, .. H_1S .1.1l1:eaIlS H.es; !J e ..uO. umg ! __ Ue urn WI II (1. S 0 ]1!,at!lU~,

Th - ,-']1 'I!.". "-- .. ,-'k .. - 'V'"ll''' - '0 .. 'L .. ·-'k' . ']1"" . ,-;l.- - --- ---";.'L A'V.' .... ]'1 ]' - , ,,'L. ," ,-

ere 'WI: .. ee tunes wnen : :1.1 ~TIl ]_~ cnec .,-C~.I H;ilg tneturn wnn ." _A as ,w,~ ,. II $ ucn situations,

he 'will fold ,tQ ,a river shove unless hie's, Imprnived h) two pairs or-trip aces"

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As you move up :in, stakes, your oprpt):rI:e:l1ItS 'IN ill. read hands i:!etter LllI1,d,1;J emore aggres sive. Th'ey

;,:,11 'g'" Q':",,~'l;., st -,u. ,ra-t'B-r of'vo ,. 'L"" )1 ' ","' , " _ be tte ' '" r~1 ",' ,';',)] l;."" able ,~"~:,, r ts lot "-'i,f, .f :~,,,,,p. ::' '-'i r '\;!; 1 , , , ,aU,!;>'" ~i I~ '" lul]Q ,1,1, 0 ' yu ur 1_I,a11 LI, fo;.<llge . eu r <!Lilli \tV h, iJ u aU ,"" I Q P Ul, <ll J., .t, 0 ,pIe."", lI.re 0 I]

"'0," Becau e'"," 'ij,~,"'''' "'~"'''in !j, 'I _,...., ,("',;1,'. " "W' 'h ethe r vou are u,ej·t:l: 'r:< g 'O~"" 'fu;'1 ,"""""'""il or "-Y""I.1I:' '0' il"'lo'I"'I on ,0;:>'1' 'iI<e' are n rrm '1: ]]-,0'

,>;"~!IIJL.. -.'. ,,--i:,;.LU~!w ,:r UI\.I, 'f-_ U,I"~, II. ,K~;~,!i...!"'n'"· -,. ,!W U .. -" ~.i u _ .i:./l ,l", ,o'_: It ,1,:1" _ u""J:~J,':'-:-L.l·vU !i.,J" ~::t u _ ' .-, a:"'Jt". II!I, ...... I.!.I~,. ,i::i_L .. - ,_,!I..IL.,U.~ ,- 'I~

'l.. j," , - _. - - ,;4. ,~, I,'L 'k - _'I ", -~. ,.1.. ~. --.' ';~]'f" . "_. . II- ,j,l. - 'lk.tfu - ,.,w', . - ,'- .". i1"'] .;l "['f

1.I:Ot, youmay revert to tne.nana-range meotem: '. you are at lime uotrom -OJ!, your r8Ln_ge, :~;p'u. , ,I,

vouare at fhe top '0';[ veur range, Gall er raise.'

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t'"e;,l~"""';";'[iJI-{l: this ', .. raxim alone-should make 'U"'!U- ,,," better 'pcl""~'r""r TIr,"" 'L.""""i"!J 'r'i,,,,",..,j, '.·.,']1,1 'Ik.,~ 'm, ,"1, .... I" .... rn nine

,lI[' v.~.1~ .. 'n!' '-I, 'II;; U.,~, .[Ui;.'-Li1\; ••• ,,' i:.;1L J!i.,,;I ~U,· ~U,!y. u.H.lI; ,J,,!! i:;.l!l\... ,,!!in'" , i:.!_L lJ ~l ' , .:., i:J_~,~'" ~ ,;II , ,U,~ ,U(i:l_ll:IU, ."'i;.'Lm,l;, '0"., " L;I!i.. IV. !.,ll~l!;.;.." ,,:,I ... ".

what YOH.fp'pf,H)inerit thinksis your ra:n:ge in. ,a particular ;sin.iJation bl'ise:!,\l 0,11 ynillf po:~id,on (tndllie line you have taken, 'Y6U .sh()lu.ld alsobe aware of'the type:s Oifc)rpp:OnernlsyOl!. face, Agail],~t nits w.hQal:w,ay~ show up w ith the nuts, you shouldfold even at the top ofyourmnge when th,ey use the bet-bet -bet lime or raise your ri verb et.

A sl:rnri1I~,e WLllV to dh'ltin:o:_uishbetw~e]]: players isto remember wh.J.c:h '1"I1iZ'rv:er$ always seem to nut

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you in di f11,cult sp ots. :~vlo,s,t likely, they're gen in"g out of line and using pure aggpe8$io:l1t,o~g.et yO:ll.I;i,') fOlld, A,gairn,St 'this lYJ'N~ of opponent, you shouldn't ft)~d the t,()P -o.fy:ollr range '~O river bets and ,s:t.~o:llJd consider .se:n]~.-bJI].mn,gthe t urn. more.

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III C.·:~;a~·lnt··e Irc,tli. Th on I-p-· 'e IUln· cer

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The p·-@lltiliC[er,is;at}'TieoJ n,lavef.,that p·-'CiU[lj!Ge~ en]: W,eakt'l:e..sses .. .When he sees §0iti,:teO{I!.i'e get out. ,(),f

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line, he will de something about it 'M,()st players usuallv cheese the safe route and walt fora

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han:cLrvVeDlfi::el1l 'l1iv,eni!~ti:mate snmeone's pouncing p otential, Fer 'example, whenwe hold .. AJo 1.'[1,

the CO and mid.dJepnsition (MP)·i(}pe:iISl 'we ,do'n'r"l~be.t feff fear iof,~ettlng 4~be~" even though our opponent hasn't shown any trait of'being apouncer, i.e., 4-beUing light, Another reason we den't J='bet is because wedon't kru~);w hQ);w he pla.y~. Butour oppo!i1ent ,doesliitknowhow We play", either. 801.) g'o ahead and be the aggressor, l'tj sway easier to adjust when yeu h ave the initiative,

T'D be a tHJ,un.cer, you have 'to 'be williPl;g h) experiment, Nc~anJ;00nt of coaching or tll,eo1r:y discussicn is o{)!l:r.!I,g.·lo, 'bel],e:[it vou much if'V(RI, den'texeeriment and trv incorneratina the advice

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intovour ~a:i:ne. That's iN hv ,:S:Cj:me p:1avers;whn aren't fundarnentallv .suund <:"aIlid don!t kmow a 10:[

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of'noker theory ,',",,'Ii'!! ("~l"l~ win They 'j'n! ,.11'1' fferent olavs an A i"I1· <';,',"", which '01",,-'1.8' '1:."eJI·'k If",,,", their

"~i,~, .r.~~I!lS.,1!w" _U:UU ,-', ~~L,!UI, ~~' ,~, r;.'~ • I'll "U,,·~~> t .• ,.1 lUi. ,,[JV!..;, ,''w, ".r--I ,i:,;_L,;r~",.,'tL .r,Il"iI., ,K.. IV'ft . - ,no '~U to-·1'i:lL:_. ~ "\ .... " :. ,WI~~nl. ll.~,'!i..I·"

gai:lne.

In a wav .,Ii:Qke.r is likealitt le k.id .. You. have 'to, t'iiu'~h vouredaes to see Vi h at y,~U can O'l cannot

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ilJn"!t awav 'W ith, You'll be amazed at howmanv peopleelect to :m')ll over and 'm:1IJav dead and let

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vou h'av't:' vour 'w:av. But V,Gu have 't()'[O:t":;J':~: \f(,)lor:selJlo pull that trlv-g"et. An. d once it bap"r'ler1l:$." \f'llil,.l

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The p0o.tiIiC[er has 'the unique abHity to :r,'e:clo~g[]iiie wh.,!;}:IJ. YCiU:f. range .is vulnerable and 'turn up' his aggression because 'he' knows yo-u can't take the heat .~.fy()u. do-nit know who 'the TN'):un:eefs are in

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YOUI' game, trunx 'O:~, tnose .armor_y"l.r!i.,g p ,ay·,ers wnc ,~ii'W@.y'g j:il,ee.n1:l()< put you mteugn spotsana

make VOl!. fold when, vou don'!t have the n.U:I$. 'Ihoseare the p,- ouncers in, voureame.and the '1..." .are

,J 'r.' 'r.' ,b... I

,fL· ,',-" ,.':Ic.-.·", .".~ .,e ,?, ,.,' ...... ,., I':' look ... "', '''~'. ,e .,,;L ,' .. "."'" 'y':.", ",,·:'1] L. , ,,:'., "l ,j, ",:L .e

U se ones wncse. games you S,!,I,iJ U :IJI, .lU(l,· 'iJ'\o er arrer eacn .s:esS];(J;.I1. , .ou W j. ". !J'e 8 urpnseu at WI.I,a[.

thev ~.el.aw.ayw~,th ..

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lasHy,lhe best 'thing :a'bOllllJeillga p00",C[~r isthat when ynu are ull1:a "heater;" you. wjJl win. morethanif y{m. werea sol id pl;ay.et whhoitl.'t pouf]:oer status, Y'OLI. will get pai d 6Jlf lighter, :arnd this adds a Left ofvalue '1:01 the top o:fyout nlngeo This QCleS:'I:!I'I[ n.ece,$"sarily meal]. you start

~~I"",j)u']''[i]·'i:i'''~ ,],,~ 'i'n, nir·,",,_·Il1,,~,p·:, V,e'iiO ,",''''''"" still p."I".,.,~ ""''''I1''r-' ".,j"']jJ-('I .. r .. (:J pre-flop ct,"'"71A 'Y··/YUJ"'i'~'t ,~vti},(,;;'J r·",,·'-IJI' g."''''

IJtoL.~b' 'I~ "l rLiL,w t'" go" ,u.J.~"'1I! l. """~I !ioI'i:,oLu, ~, " ,.~(JL.] .')"-'_ ,,~I.:.oL. ,l1L~,1lI" ·.,II,V IJ.'i.Ja .... 1~~L!I.!I,·!i;..'1I ",!i:,:.!" !Uj,i;). !i;;.\A'r._"il,Ij,..J'~,I" 6L·'I .. ;~~

more elill'ec:thl,e~.y POi$l-F.]op.

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'EX,lUli,pIDe 4,..J~' This j,g:, a "~J]lJ'l, where Hem cam be a pounoe:r'bybeuin,g the 'tum. with the intention of betting the nVl;t'. Villain's t:[trn_g.e i~ :1,11Ci:~t1yhigh cards and he is rafiely checkingba .. ck with hands sU~uill,ge:rl.ti;all 'StX. 'VCRI will get called on the tu111 @'ome of'the liU,l.es when Villain is h:()Mln.,g hands snehas AJ<~, AQ~, 88~ ttl' '76~, amd 44. But d,al]'t w,o:rry; be won,lt eften call a river betbecause your mn,ge I.'S $ti'ong when Y(!lI b etthat t urn. Thus) yO'll :1.1:1UrSt follow through on your read ,of his t urn. range and, b et theriver,

A non- IN}LnJlO,er wu'uIdl've betthe tum." :at!i(j if hegot called, would have convinced himself that he'd get 11 call on the river if an acecr .kifll,g didn' t. c (')111e\ even, .'lTI,.Qu_gh, :peCi'ple ,G(JI:I:!i.rt often checkbehind on the fl(.l'P ~ .. i th AK In, a 3 -bet put and decide to bluffcatchw ith h on twostreets,

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Ex,a mp~e, 4.1:: $.31.$6 6-M:1lx. snEk $581

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Hero (?\lP~::, ,$8:913, 00: $647

.BTN:, $1.3"

J1m'Orp:: {$165 J. 9\~6'¥3f. (2 pJ~ye[s) Here checks, 'BTN checks

T tI.rm,:: (S 165) 9'~6" ],.5., (2. pl ~y.ers) Hero ?

For thi:8 rea SOI1l, !' .ifyol] are in OO'I'$l 'spot" you 'should, highly COrn,S k~:e:r :betHn,g th .. e river if you. can't beat ace-high, Flfyau have ,a hand like 7'8 or

TI ,.,.,:l);,,,,,'1' 't!"'II' (1","'"" ,j""" the-river ,j,'" "" deci ,,; ,"-";'"1[1 '~l'\ n-l!l,~ 1I!j. ,y. "..1-1.1, ,~~l, t...,.. ... U" " , .... !i."., ~ U ~,~ IJLu. ,~", ~~.!I, !l_U

check-eva luate {mostlyetid up Ic;beck",c~ll.itig) or to bet the Ii vervourself deeends on 'wJn,elher vou

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h ave been betting a levi I~)f:ri.vers_ If yOt~, have, you,

River." K8Ti5\ )i¥7'!1i'S.Z-X t2 'i1IJavet's)

aremore like:ly't6;g~t {~aU,~db;ywor$e).lIsu;a.Uya ,--,,, 'I.~", ,~""',~ ,.' '--'''~.' I"'",;;' '.'

,~m2tll ]J,air ,Ot AK/AQ. ]ji"yIO'll: haven'tbeen bettlng, ._.c_.' ._O_" r _? ---'

then cille[;k,~eva]lHite is a 'beuerplay.

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,'::r.:omp~e .,., .... ~' '" JIg, is a ,c~,a~,sj!C $,atu,adCi1rn wnere

':,,,",, .. - ",- ~" ,c.,.'; i IC "1''''1[ """if, ""':tr;: "y.'. "O''-~~;''"'=' ~:",,'; <:,,6 ": i P oun cers !i!'Ii 1I1I,,~ u, "",1 .P u: .,1. "U, re ,[,111.,,,,", lJ11

posit ion 'W it'll high cards and continuation bet '0111 a :rnLs,s:eG. :no,p. Y>O'I;I. thencheek back the turn and.

';~i"i 11,-[ ,J : ~,' '-,'"''''e ~'ii the ~,> rer A, ,(,", ',l"',,",' '~.- ",01" I~;!J i":' !JI, ..... 11 unp[ ..... 'r.· urn til,. ,n, " r. ."10. Jh)U.IJl"",,,,,r '!hi U!LLI, U uI

should almost aJways bet the river.

Think of'v '-JII;'r~ '[-"[I'-g"" after the 'rllr~,e~,~,,,,,ti, '~'~"rn, ''''i'iI,4

. , .... K I,.J,', ~ , ... , . u" ,'"' a,,~.. U I"" ~,J.U,l"" ,U,lt.Jr'~~' ,a .... !JI,

turnaction, A:ssujj,]lrn"g the river "is,lllt a queen, or ace, would vou ever show unwith ahan d,

I~ r

,stl"orll,g,erth an TT 'by file river?

Exampllf: 4,,2:: $3/$.6 6-Mx.~ C" :n., ~)I 'I 7~'

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'Pl?,~ ~""l'32

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"UT' ~.r:"'., ~I '9' 'r7' '_ ,,1i;_)L ·~I'

,lI.1P'; $:!. 09'

C'O' :~.' ,Q','9',"'!'AlI, ,- .. " ~" ~~

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1ITi,-_ • o. -c", 'H', ~. ~, 'B':TN" ".'i;1-. A'" 5Q····'. cij"e-ui}I!L, 1 •• :erQ (HI ,.~ '. IN hu _'~. '.~ ~

.2 f,olds, eo rai ses to $2:1.! He r,q re -r ai SeS, to ~12" CO calls $51

rn~l· ~;C,i (Q'I :I:~3~ )'-7-5·.;1;., f? ,e]. '.' .~';)

,J['~~0'P" ~~.J ~!!,. 'II!' . '!'~ '!! t~ P .ayer.s .

CO". ~ ;L~ .... L ~ H'~ ,k -,1·"'5111 ,0,0··.·~·1 I~: ~.! 1'1 ~ .. ' c.uecKSi) ,,,e'Y"Q llJeL" '_". ". ~ C3h S ~ ... I "

l~, c I. ':~' ,,a., 2'> ~ ,JJ .. ',,' ~ ,-.-a.- - ., ... ~,- ':~'~' '." ~ .' '. -,j,' j,.' .: ~ ~ '- _: " 'I'f" 'L, . 'L, ,"" "!.. .. , . ".:'"-,,, t~L. ~.,'L .. ,1,", .. ,j:L.,

u, a SO cepencscn W,i remer )"our ,OppCl!I1ient is ,agg[es sa" e. "" II,e ,III~L: oeenacn ve, . nen eneckmg UI,,e

riveris a Snped(i![' playbecause Y>C)rllT r:ail,~e hJ{)ks like a draw, Add.ihOiI],aUy" Si:i:ilCl,e he i\§

'''(!"O''r~e''''''''l'"""" '1"",,1'1'1' ",.a::o,,,,, ... have air T'L.", reason 'J"" "I:·f L."" '1' <:' "'C!'o:-r~e"'<'''I:''''e "'n",1 '1-...",", .", 'l. '1~'O'I-. there's no wav

6L,~~,'.'~".:!I,~: 1.~~~ ,::I,!i.",:" i!UI.I!,Il'!i.,,{I.~, ,.rI~.L:,I~ il:.-L.la."iI ",U,:!Wr,,'.·_'6L.:!iIu.',_,lL :,,;!.' I, ,I],~ '~~i:J.l.bb,·I~. ~~',~',~. ·:i:J.L!I~:U l,lLi::.IL~:U ,1,[1. b.l,lL,. U,'.· ,I.~. :;li "I,'~ ''f.'1i;i;;L,~

he's reibeddtn,g the tum. because h:e' knows h,e'sa,ggressive~md, will likely get lo{)k,ed. up light,

Against an aggressiveopp onent who's ,t..;dd:rng c[(.1WI] a lot Cffnots. vou mieht haveto call

'_'·,._.f ... Ii·.i::."."',~~.,.":i:'.· .. , .. !,.'" ... ' ... I .... 1:.".':. !i:J." .. ,~ .. ' ... I'., .. · . .I.". [.I"_·'··'"&:,,,··.':'lI.>···' .. o.',,~" 1.(1 .. · .. ,.'I .... [i.:.

<':""i ~~&iil;' :-,"",,, with "':1'e~h·"'O"L ('i - the ,-.;"",.~-, ..-:",'" .cl . ~"'"""", ~,,"""-'~~"~~'" 'l,'" call ,.~; ,':l; - ~."e'af~ .'~~:- '0.;.("", ,<~],~~,.:-,:"~.", io" ~u[n,..d[ll"",,~ wI. ,H~'LO. ,.l,~I,1 ..... 1],"'" [h er, UC.li;"l!J1, n v er ""i:.\U!JLSj: ocau Gill me ri verare !,iI"",i:.U!JL p[llnn,~

,A', . -.~J . ,<ii-, ,j:", 1.,- '1 .. , -- rtha ~ . -7.", - ..... -., ;1. ,-,- ~~,~, ,Ol .. -,i,. ",l f' ~ ,..::II -~-. ,~~ :'-~ .. , j. ' .. Il"'~".' .',~". ~- , ,.·',U ..

cams :aI!l:!JL cams mal. are J,C1'We[ .1.I,2t1il, a .. since n avers uOI1. l uerenc re-raises out {j'~ nQISh~;O[ij wnn

t" r-; i"

small. .$ uited eonneetors or small p·o cket pair,s.

A n oth er .. trat ""'a'v~ ; src 11"1 'to ''', i.J,'a.-:",,~,", '-U'1'11 "",j '~:"',,,, ,,,;; ver-sorn I etim es 'c.,' 'J' ,j:L. 'L. an "]",, <'!I" o'ni~'e' r th ""I]~ ~ T I' But ,fi ol,~. , , ,'!w" 0211. ,.~.Il\.',~p;; ~._.,j . u ., ,y. .I,J: ,oitIJ,u.' 'I;:~ . '.I~ .i;,lLjL, Il,n,¥ ,:I, J, ·It ''wl, ~. ,~{. , . ~ 'Iff., I.U, ,U:i:JL ,~,-,~ ,~U, ' .. 1,I.iI:,i$'.· " IlU,i:;IL., '"'" ii, D ,i,

since that is (],i fficult 11;) dOl becausewe want h) ,st~~.'C;kOlUf' opp onent, it is' b etter :if)! "b et the tum and h()ijJ e Thor a fold,

E-· -- • '.' 11- '0" ;,..~~ .'j, - "'~ . - .. ..i] 'i,·':j'I' "t 'I~lill~' ~ 'V"'] 1·" - T·· ~ ~'I,. "~ ·S~"'~ th ~ '. 'I-. ~- ~!] 'l.""j, . ~.',- " (!::~~ . :

, x-elF'CI~e.l!.; I ~'pdl ,[1 nChepa,,",!L :al1u t 11:. ,el ,~ "'Ii. ,u~rl, . ~ 1., .allI '" ,~UIl'ii.S" ' .. "lye' ! ~ree ,i,lr2iln!JJ, 1.lls~Orr l.e$u. rqm

"',0;"'''[' ''"'~'"'''.'l'''o,,'l' , .. ;L,,:;,"1' "V"]' I] "'1"'l':]' fi' 1,""' o-;t:J-"lli,,;:;t""l ''{ 'l~ "''l':lcl'',-; cr .'(~~"'''':'[ ,;:; tr"ug''T ;"[l "':"l' ""'1'>'i'1' 'l,.'u'l' ··e- [1:1'''' "'1''1' f"'!j "'1]1' "1' g

.J'1i,J Il..i.,. ~~ ~ .~.I~. fIl"Y.1 ~.UI.!I. . . ~a. I.!I. . ~ .. v,~~. ... 1!9l ~ .. r.'. ,[Jl1 ~.II\. .I.~.,~ T' Y ~l • a ' ..... ' , .a~. 1lI.b I;,..i"~ 1i,,:.I.I.l. LJ .. .' .u~ l1...li'';; Jj!I..,J.!.i,1I .. I).,':.

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NOlle wh.eth.e:r- you are blll.ftJ:rn.,g (jit liethilg (:raishtg)~c):r value, Uy0il~ ·w,er:e ·iJetlin.,g (raisin,g) fot value, thinkof what Ls the b est hand that he w ill call vouw ith in that STI O't Over time, you will

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seea famllisrnattem in these hand hiatories .. Villain folds wav toe I!)ftel1 1:1] certain ,S'I)O:tS. These

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are t1'1:(:: snots wbere \lO,l! C,E;Ul ,atkl. a 10,[, of'bluffina ,~nd. se:rn1Ji-'bJllffiil,O" hands to your r81n,~,e"

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1 'I Chap,ter 5: Offense l~,s The Best ID'efense

''[)",,",I-"'e:r' ']' •• , "" 'n']U ch ...... ,"'I' .... r· O'''l'l'le ":., L .... 1]" ''\;I'';'' i are ,,,'L e "'o"M e"''''''''r' ",'n)J 'n ;",;,j, ,j'L e ..-!I· ... fen den ,,:1. ""C·,'I,. ,'," ~ I '1"1]' g ,£,--I~,~,-_:_ ~ _."). ~~_~ ,,' ,I _,I, u .. ~iii_I;_~.!;,;..-" Ibli;)_L_" -~ h U,'~,., ,;.'~IIUI; li:Jl ,I!io.I u-~, -~ i:.:-L;~~,'- ¢ .. iu' - ~LU!llI" ,1.tI,IIj",i!l. l_U .. , !..lvl'_ .,~JUI:'ior '-::1 1~\I"~,\",,-,\I\,-I!iJ.i:JL;I:, I~~.

btJIlh. streets ~fier the flop with amarginal hand. is neitherfun ncr ·prt.ofitaJ]1e. 'his also easier 100 balance your b ett.in,g :[',21ng'e than h) balance )FolnI' check-call in,g rar!J:ge. AJ],,d lieu~. rng ,aUOIW,$ Y{JiI1 to bhiff :a~d .. semi-bluffwtthout having a hand, You canoften fold '©oI.I:t,yout Qiprp<l(l],el],t!s ace-high hands 'that haveshew c['()WIlI value when you hold .some :r,at]:Ciptti! suited ,oo:n,neC;tcu:,$.

'-"_" ID,· j, ",,' , ,'" ' ,.,'1.., , ,'k' 'rl ,.L ' j,' ," '-,' :1' ...

.nver,l[)l.h, once YO·U cnec c-cau me tum ... Uti], ess ,Z'iIlI.

,"" ..

(Jp'pOil]e'rnt is really g'(') Q'J d, he isli.tTIlikely ltO bluff

the river s ince vou free uentlv have Qx, or WCli(lj'l

~ , ~ , ,

{old hands like g R-JJ .

"B" 'I.. '" kin . ,~1.. t" ,.- , 'j.'L 'v JiicQ" ' " ,

.;."1 cnec "m,g 'C!'I1II~.e tum wnn ,K'."!!".,,' ~, you are

checkina 'with the too ,6f'V,CiUf' raillg",e; and are

l!;t _~..-: 'II?- I

'l',;, .',-,' " alu ,,- c' -, ,',' '," -.1.. ,-, ,,~l ' , " -L.' ,', ;(I,~, ,,:1.

losln,g v9t ue '~JIJI your non-sncwcow n l~ a nas sucn

as 9Ts" JT; 7Rs~ AK" ,and. AJs.] fy:GUtlr-e'I1'll

bert i:rn.,gthe tum. with, the top of your Ian_g,e,.w'h;m are youheltin.g '[hie tum. with? You should . almost alwavs.bet K.:IoQIo on the 'IUIn, SOo yourbetting

,J'. ~. I

ranee isn't weak: and vou O'!et I11:Qim credit from

,b r!' .. ,~

EX-lID Hi. pIe ,~.1.:~ $3/$,6 ,6= M:ax 8.B .. SR21

B'ID,,, !!F 19"".l , ,D~ ~)I:, ":-',~

Hel'o (UTG):: $9'R8; M]rJ.': ·$295

CO: ~,622

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Pf\e-nom' Hero is UTGwilh K,A-Q·.',A

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Hero rai ~e,s. to S24" l'JotdsI' BTN re-mises ,j.{'~ fie 7'''1; :£1 ~ ,J J . I'J.. . ' .. ,~ J I ~ k~4' 0-

I.u' ,,J' . ,£., l' =, .xOK-Il:';' " ,f1! .... J" 0 c~, ... .;). '0

'F~on:: f~153), 1'6S¥2:!!!o f2 nlav.ers.).

~ t~ . ~ ,1- .~: .'

H ere checks, BTN checks

'T' -1- -:- - ,j ,(~ 'I oC' 3 '\ ,..,.".0:,. "lij.IQ..... ~"li . ,'1' " ", ,,',

., !I!!Ilrm,. '!(:~"J'J {~J .,.£. .. ~ 'T' !(_,L, ptayers)

H'et['o'l")

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Betting w ith 'K tl!Q. alsoallows you. to .~e:l ,away ~W' ith b etting YGur m)h-sil(tiw dmwn. hat:J~(]s that

,"""'",,, take A ,';,'tiL,·"" th Ui p - ,';'" "W" ith " 'tU:'['I]-L..""'i' W- "L, "".,.\1']' 1 ~ ain 'I' "" 'L ,,,, T?I1' II- u 13, "'n ,!l", ""U· ch ,.." "AJ IT' A' A '",'n;l QT'

1!w'=i:A..,~, ~tr.P...'. Illl'~rt ~.~, U.!W .. 14J1l". IJ1 OL "., ~- .... !I. .,- ,IJ,'!iJ.I."!,I, '_'" .~,i:J.L , •• ~, , i.' U~,,".!'~,llL I,b' .1i:J_LI_~,~~,~ '.- ,u. :i:.:l ... , ~F1_., l . ,; , '" -~'" i:J.L •• ~.IIJI, 1i_"!I ,; •

:~: .' ~ 'L '1_'1.. 'L~' 'J "'b]' 'L,." 'I " 'L LA' ~CI

Bu.t if: V,()U cneex, II iose .u21U(ll;S; are ,1I'i . eiv i,JettU"!i.U!j'11 tlre turn smce Y'Cm C;1~,ec.~,e~ tw ice and ,",,(Il!.

'r.""l' ~ I~ r." ....,

can't bluff-call,

Thus ;:j,'I'~ better t . ...:, i., .... t' bet the turn with ](,"Q .. , .... in 'l'lr']'", "'p"o:"'it' T'L,e"I]' 'V,"';~i can alsobet '":1.'[.''' o~_ JJ .. ''T;''i[''

'" · .... ""l J.l"'< IW ",l,t '" ' "-J.!l '""''' " l ll~ ,lUI. "" 'fl , II, ' .~, .. '~ u.! I.", ,~ .. l) • .. U '. ,,I u'U. "'''l.. mj,,,u IW "" . Off 11,.0 Q .', ,U!i;,J,

.')J J'f e, ". 'u..']' ~ ;iI' f'V .~] .. " ,;a ";l' Ii:L ,J.I 'L.

plr;()te·c;t~cvi1l and to jJlrev,eilll YOlIt.se, .'IU.I.'om ,g,ethm,g LJI .Uu,lei!JI. t ( .... ~ k . am cecices 10lJre the tum andthe

river Of ceurse 'we can e le ~e CiIlI[, eves [[I] d call the turn and the ri ver.B ut iti'''8:c)'metitnesb en er

: ,,', '.-"'"! .", I, 1.- ..• '_". _ ,,'"- ... ~ ": ',", 1._·_. ,I, I ... "' ._-.i ... ,' .. ''-'' ":'"~'"'.:..' _ .i}, ,I."' '." I ,L.. "., 1 "I, 1".,,', ,'''.:_ 'ill ,I - , • ,"::1 .'k •. 1,. ',"_ '_ .',,:_.,: ':.' 1_,

t,o take the J lne 'tit at kee(1l$ 'You out ""F a d'iffk~uII situat ion,

I:"' 'r.'

lfyc)i1r'"(lpPoi:llelJit starts chlil~lc;king back and raising youctu:rn 'bel, YOI!j, should considerchecking the 'tum more olfl,er.t

'II Chap'tar 6: Bal~anc~iing

Before woe ,g,et tobalaneing, we should state the re::u~o'i],~ for bett i:ng.'VVh ell Y'(JiU bet" yOll, are either i.,]' uffin g '1l;,.,,,"I,.-,,·]--IJI.G' -f"'rr' value or !l. ",,1'1' ']:]-]ig' t7'''';r: po, 'r-'''''il,<><0,i-'1: ,"""1'

'" ,ll,L· , I.J ,,-,,,I,lJI,',,,, LI "'l __ ,I;;> ,I,u, , !f,CI., "" I;,J" !J..:;ill, ',_ "u., ",!;J G!L"l· U,I_',o

',\;Vhen you. hh..i.f:f; )(I(~Ul tty to representa :m~de hand. 'tot) induce YOiUf 0:ppct;l]:enl[{)1 JI:o,'1d .. '\~rhe~, yuu

"""'1'.., e" lk. &1, ',,,',,. '.'h' '.'-'; '-r-'e" present ., ~'I' uff "',.." '''v· "J 1 "r' "p- 'p" '';;',,", ent ,-;, "'"'[1'- ","'" ~II B·" ettin 'g. "w"'[-' P- reteetion ,jJ,,, """'II" I~

"!!',i:o/_L.,U]'· .... !l.lI·~l 'rt-"u.1!II,JI, Il:l,~'~' 11.'0.' ".~ " .. ,:!i.I'-i."'iIyl,.,~, IL'-L ILl ., ,1,,1 ~!i.J1 ~_'Ju, .I~f '.~. :\.Ji:l;~,Iy.,i!~: !~nii-L_" I~i::-Ltl, ,;I .1 ".'!I...'ll ,: . ,U,llr., . ":.1, ,'Urlt,/.' _~ , '!i.lr,I,~, 'U'I~ . .:r~i:5., I, t,

...,I ~ ,.,'l • _' I

occur as much inno-limrt hold'em as it: does til pOit~linl1t O:maha" blat Y(JilB 'w~ill~aill1etj_1i,11es ,([,05:0'

when yDil.l, have a good but vulnerable hand and you "want to 'Ch,~lx,ge your opponents for d:m'w-rflJ;~ when they are behind,

By .kru.()wi!1,g why you are- bet6n,g, you avoid IJ],akingc(:h$tIy mistake,,'j $ll'C;h .. as mjIt(j:le~sly heuil1.,g

':" "","'j' ati .0,;'-, "" whe -" "C··I she ]·',1,I.,:L"",..., 'I,. ,"'" ".;1 '''i' "',"",,"',;:>1 -"'_'" :F:' -, ·j'he- -.:-,- . .,....", '-"""l'-';'O' "', ing ,I:L. """ 'e' sitr ati ''-,'--,,, 1[1, .~ ltu,i:il. 1.(,.1].~ W.n·· re yo u '.1' :. ,.111 ,'IJL CI.I,,,",,",,,II\.,,un.l), "i l!D ..... ,~ "" 'ur ~"h . lI.ll'l, ,. rI11!(}',I,' ..... j! I uCl~),~fi.i.].zl.l1,,, m, ... ~ . .- ~I, U!i:il I.,(}I],,;:.

will help you tobluffand value-bet :I11JOle ef:fuc:tivdy,

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:Ex,!II.m.p.~efi,.,I.~ This is a ,SpOil whereplayers

N",;,-'-.""'t·':;-'.::!I,~ "'L,,,,:,,:I~ ·l4.o::;.·L;"-,i1~""i·· "-,'1' ,"V'--""ri,c,~ 'U iless ;;::;"",I1l1""l 11]]...,;::; CI.I."" ... fi. I!J ""ud:1h.lll.'l,.II P iJ t .... Olh ....... 1.. _ II.I. E$

IL.,' . '1'..,.. tj- .... . .. -- .~·L·- I!' 'L' L·'.- '~'k '.- ,;a ,-,

:rCl,U nave a ee rer reason man t;II,~C,t,;.lll1,g eemnc rc

keepthe pot.small liN ith my [ru,tli.tgilJi.aJ hand," YQU should bet CJiIJi. the tum. wav 111()[,e ,(J,·t'i,en.thiarn. yo. ou

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check,

Vi llain' s range rafter the flop call is JJl. 66,. 55.!. 78.~~

IT Q. J VJ' AJ' 'IT' f1lg' o e """..,' -- ,.l i:.7· v',:"'r] ", s ' .:~., .F.\;.., .r!!.., ..... , '7 .... , Ol)~), f s , .;;tI!l;!JJ '0·. s. '._ 1J. .am

Against the ,31b O¥-~ :r EUlg-e~ discounting '9'+ 8tan.d. A+Q", we' have 60% .eq,uity. Although it" i8 unlikelv that aworse hand (ball JT and 'Q .. 'J will call

...

our turn het,.bettin,g the tUr.I1I. makes OUt hand .Z\

little easier to nlav, U alsoerotects ourtwe-

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barrelling r.~i1ge .~ild charges our (j'P'Ilolne:til tn, draw,

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CO: $.311

Hero (BTN): $~B4

'111-- inIl·- - 'H" . ' .. 'B:TIl;.·T""h 'K' AJ'A J[lfeui)IP~. ' ... erocn rs. 1"1 WIt ~ '''"''.'''

.3 folds~. Here raises to S .1. 8, I fcl'ldl, BB

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ca .~.~ -i;.\\.~

F~oJl:: [$19) J.6+5,. (.2 players)

]BB cheeks, Hero !bElis $34., B.B calls .$34

0.1].'(;: nright reason tl:ulJ.m,ald:i1l.g; the hand easierto 'play isn'tthe :m()($tp'r,evfit2l'bIe line, and that's true .. He),i,/ltev,er:" there are situ.ati-O.its inwhich we don't k;rn·!):w Out' -O:p,pr.:ltllen:tsl tlerrld.,e:n'c-J:es asw·ell as w~e would like to, . in which case 'betti:I],O' mevems our making a oestlv mistake on the river,

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whether by calling or fol,d:il1,g incorrectly .. ~·t is important to note that although w,e strive to. 'p.Jay

pe:r.fe-tt1.y and :i!JTPlke the most 'p![pfitable p,lay whenever we ean, Vi,e ()Jftei!l donlt -p,l~fy pe:rf'ec:tly n~d don't have -e:1!J:o'ugh information to make the best pl.ay.

lvlakJIi.g the most pt-olfira'ble pI ay can also increase variance, If YCHi know youhave a ti 11 p't{J!ble:m and start to p-1tav worse if.an OrjfliJj,nerlll -outdnlw'$: vou on the river, then VC(liU should bet the turn,

'r.' r-o<-r'-' 'r.' ~,~

Thi $I definitelv shouldn'tbe the r:ea&OIIl whv onewould cheese a Je~$;(liroff.1tabh~nlav l. brut

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"""" (""..1 .\') cing ."" little 'JPV "Y;;'cv" ,t"i" ,"'''''[ij' "'''''''I",tJ'·",·, •. .:>.- T:J'] aying v",,:. tr JI. 0'''''. me ; f!'~ "1"""' ']'''1':r'I ortant ""TfI/1 P'Lr,"'~i' 'I "Iiii' Lj i."I!~ly;a,:I"U.~.~,I.iI., _' l:J_l ll.!I,1l lv,£} _ ~u ,~ . .-!lJVI. !i.l.'i:A." ...... u..-tl. , •. tI,PIJI.~ ;r."'" ,,[.:.l..,'l' ,!I-tl'l_ • .1'" "'_}.'u, .!""1 :e!i:,oI" "L ~i.:"'). '!i '""".',J_. .!U •. &:","'J.'lii:J.L,," ,i:JLiI.tI,U ...,,.!,~,!lJUi. ,U •. u, It.

be underestimated,

AI'~e1rmII a.t~ve l..lmle:: We can eheck behind 'the: 1 urn. and call all blank rivers, -S lanks river fill his sitlll.a:tki(11 are 2, ;3; 4" .:5 ,6, 7',. and. Q" lNe "can. fold te .an 8-l, 9,.. T or ace .. \\~e can rais e '[1 ri ver J and depe:rndilJi .. g 'OIl the O;plpC)(rnel1t, we canalso raise a K, This lill,e I:S 'v,ety pr,evt]bbl~eag@.insl.OiPpOilJjel]ig who like to ft.oat out ofpcsition (~t· turnwhatever weak made hand they have on. the flop 'jnw

·il...I'·iLY' 'k" ]. i!" ,;a i' L 'kk'k ., ; ~ .,. . I"

~,I .Ul:I.~ at tne :11, ver. .. :1 Y!()W-. '!JJ:om t .1I'iL:i!J;QiW whether tl-I.~·s;,tr~1.taprpl1es to. Y('N,U' orpr!! G!ti:ent,$'l~rt ana .y-Z;i.tli.g

more h ",,,,,,1 "" ,1,~"L!i.J, ,,~ ,1.~li:,;Il •. ~,IJL;;!'! ..

E"···· ~~-,c,'II··· ,";, 'li" 'Th~;"'" .. '~ .... 'l;.~j, ,,' i I,k ~ ,j •. -'~ ,. llt!l.m Jil.~e ll. '''"' .... .lS J.::j:. ,a ",M~l. ,CUI ul.e tll.m .•

.A lot of ·w(jlr.~eltai'!l(l& such as JJl, T9~AT .artJ,d 78 are call til,g.

B··.'· ~ .. ' 'I''''"" I· . ~ .. ]. ,.~. '~i '-·1'· . ,j,,;,_ .. ' " j,.,~ .• ~ '1.. ········11·' ~.'

etnng m,~ turn ,a·.50 protects ,(iur rwo-oarre .m.,g

m.nge. This is espeoially iltlip ortant when the turn is

L·;.~·. ]. f·V']·]·., ".-1-- ... '. 'c'·"';;.· ,.," .. ":. 'Ii...] ... ··f·c. .. 'I'

a .lI!i.lI],g. ,. '.. .1 .[l.ll:!!lI!i.l1~)W.s vou ar e caoame C) I. va ue-

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:e.... tt" ., '·,n·.. 'I thana i ~. . , ... .jI" 'Ie" ~o .~ 'I·L. ,t .. ~

net lIilg wim tess nan a p~lI .().l.l'iI;ln,~['; 011 ne urn,

'L ,,,;!',,, 'q "'"'" e. '1']'1. ""1 .", t ,~" ,... ""I' "t<";., "r' ",."," ,',{';"" "J u, "'·rr·· .. ,:>; l,," w~· ,. it t, ,U!i.. .. ~ ,J:!w\.:~r~ ,J'i:iw.,'~ '''~ I~~ j, "pt·'~u. ,~~ 'iJ!WiI_~,llL !!,J\~" ''W' !I:~ ,": .. U,

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Unless the river is anace or ten, 'we should va luebet the river as weTI, JJ and. Tx will call "Solfteli:rnes since the king is .such a great card fer yOiU tc confinueblufflng,

Ifwe bet 'the turn, wies"h;ollldl ,~dld. ifwe':r,e check-

r ... :1' """..-'~ T1.. 8T"" 'are t· "', m any c ('L,f'·I~l!·,b·]' nation 12 cf'h "'1'[1· "J,,,,

"Ii;Jl, ~~'u. ,. ,U.'!w.I.,!i;. ,OL ,1._ · Y ,1.:,1;. ri:A.I.!I",;' I~"_J.I, .J. -, ,1.!I,[I_Ll- U.,I_!lI~ '!i.,,;I(,'. l~,;t:i I,'lll.:!t!

fhatbeat us ve:r$~.l$, the c.(Hnbriruation,Sli of ,d:raws that 'V'·, 1'1 ",."'_~ ·te, check- "",>', 0" the 1>1, .. ; \.,,:;',-L,.

1 iain iL;::; ,. !.~.'.i. ,1\. r i:>I,l's IflI.,~ HL: rum /I! 1 B.

F''I,f'~~mii'ini . .:;' ,.,;, -,;" Q'·3·1'~,f.), ";,-M· ."" ..... :.Il!..AIO .• 'IT'''w,"" U\.~,. ,~, . ,~~J tJ ,J, li::-lof.'l.;,

SB~ '$688'

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·S··1p·· !lJ'4·'· ,0,'~

,'·D~, ~·IU~

trr J,G·" o;J.2·:2·S·,

- .• _I .. ,~. \ ' __

'[iJI'""f"l<"T ~ .... A' (\ :D 1 I'll:: Ll' /9'IUI

T· !I!.II"~rr:iirn;'· ~~l '1 )j.). T'.".·)·· "IV, •. (2. pc 1 av ers)

. W~,;, '1.:~'" ."it'" " ....... t : , .', .... lU'\..,._ ,- ~ .. 1"i:,;l_L,~;."- ,I,~,

CliO, checks H',eJ /', 'r;.

.:;!i.D bI" .gbl ,·a, ... Iu .,

bill. P orf,o.~.'r :N-o:~,~:: As "11]. hand 51 if V il Tain. is '[ticky andaggressive, w,e should ·0 Jtl.'en. CIH~lCk behind OI!ilh.e turn tC)l avoid a check-raise.

Example 'fi3~ This .appeaf's to bea sh:nple spot to vslue-b et the ri ver. B IJt your riverrange ts really strong ,afh~r t'heplro-f1OPl Jto:p ,~uu~ turn acticn,

]fs difficult 'fOif' KJ (Jlt' OCT h) make hero call S (jim the riverbecausemost dt~'I.'w,~get thereand your ()P1H)Il,e;ri.[ can (Jnly bear air lOr a mis~ed'bacJ~~dour flush draw in, a shuation where :~QU rarely have air and (~on't (l,ftenllav,e a.fhish draw,

There's a smali chance that ynill.[" (,j.prf-l'(jri]!erni Is calling with 'Worse ,@:O!!3, a big chance that Y9l.[r

(Iprp onent can S'h(ijW up '~V it h hands bet tier than, AK.l' 8:C'i' vou should check back,

,oil" -

On, the :!mtl1!;~ n:!)te, since your river :r,a'i:l,ge is strong here when );'!(J'U 'bet~:'()l1 'shi()'uld consider 1 urning

AJ '0,0, "",'n,,1 ".f, 'l'n'loblufJ!:s UV,GiIJ make it to the

_ " Q';f ·itu ~,1l!1. ,- U. ,.~,~, . -.. ",r'~ • ,,...- . - "_, . ,1.. ,

river w ifh them, Thl)ge hands rarely, i Iever, "IN in

-, 'b' " ... d .. ,-, ,', - jj:l", 'I.'L. '" I!') .,.," .-, - "J 'I' "1]- ",(.,,~ '1 ""IiI' - ",'[" 'I' +!" at, 'S ' ,!)WuC'iWI1['\,u,lfl.r u I!~ 110P .t:ll1'\.!I. '_ Uf " i:iL,,",l, ,,,.. J ,.,." ,.t, ~,

profitable to somet imes bluff w ith them,

E~.9,m,plje ,61 • .3~ $3/$.6 6:"11,<1[&x. SB; $185

EHFi'· '$.; ..... ""01

,D,Q,!, ,,;t~,

"UT' . ',0 <, 'W""80' '_ "'\.)1:,, c.!),L, '.,:,7

,H:ern (}\1F,~~' $:911.2 00:' ~544

BTN~ $;635

fre .. ,fto,p:;, Heroon (:OWilh A,.,K,.,

I JaMI Hern raises to $241 3 fO'ld~r;j BI3

,,",i(; lls ~ 'I Q 1ld-i;Jt ,1~ ~" .Ii..)

f~op:: ,($5:1.) 7.K:~Q. {,2 players)

,IBn ,d]:ec;k.~" Hero b ets $46,,:B.B calls $4,6

R ii",e~.·:: rS3 67) ?":K~Q'" 6.-9:ti:'(2 pla yetf',) 1313 checks, Hero 7

Havinga pair also lessens the ch at!Jce of Y'(l'ur , ' . .

,Clpp(.Hlent havinga lOiw set, which h.tsstr(Jill,g hands arecempcsed of i~he~$ GbeC\k-ca~Ung' frcm tW() streets after d.efe:mci,i.n,g from fhe bUilds! KKamd QQ' usually t'e-'i11l~e rr'eJ'ltl the blinds, and K:Q probably check-raises the flop mosi of the '[ hu.e.

A -,;c" ,- ", ' '-'.'- ,- ... -. -. ~~' ,Il:'.._." - 'iU- TG' , -A',~.- ,- '-c, - "Il]:, - ," . - '. - - j, .. "u::;..., - ,~L. ,-, --._ ~",~: - - ~'it ] 4'!lV

Assumsng youopenea m,Oiffi_ " . '" ,[[IlIJl, your pre-ncp percentage rrom ur~U, posinon L:, ,,- :;0,

'1:1 ....... -C"'l-. .'1.. ---, ,I:L -t- C!·. -" -_. -c -"-_. with J""ii"'i' A·.T+ A'·5·· A'.' "'i. VT'-, , 'Q"'T:' J'fiil~+ Tr)

],-D,t..,'e:r~: ove :$uClW$ _tll:1t. YOllate o'pern.Il1g wun '1_£,£,T_~, ','.,., '$' , . ,-$-_, _£'S" ~,. S',' t s+, . ::0$, ,,::,f,J'

fii'8 O"l' ;iI;'Q' ..LV'Q··'··'~ TL'-,,- ,--_ .. :',-. J' ~,]', '1.-1"; 'L--,~, N' -.,', ~ t's l _1" 'j,:-- "t---'-- ,L,,--~'l ,--,~' ';1 . .'~, ('), r St, ,t-:I.'.i(Jro I' ,~, '.-_ "~) ~'. ",1,11S .range me U,'lJl.es ,,"'¥'t, ,1,1,:M;I],oiJI'Si. " :OW, ,I,el .s : ,()Q!,II\. ,~h .(JIIU cS [ong .1.I.amULS ,aJ1lu

see ifth.e\! ,a,;re IDOijjj~ruell:t w'ithoillF p-ife-:[1,op-' :[',ang,e, ]'lI'vo:u ,Meo'p~,ei]illi?'()ij]Jv 14% UT(]., ,¥O:H dcn't

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have K8" K7", and 1'8 in. your river range. Y,(;tU (}I].I.y ha ve 48 hands;' KK,) KJ.s., AK". KQ, JJ" ,8:8,

Tn ~'7:'" -~] i!; A C'·,j.'I.. ,-",- ,- ,-, . - -" - -- - -"i" - ·'1-' -- .. t "j,"'!j'j)J'-,Ii",- - ,", -- ".C 1i"I-- -" ,--.. TiL .j!!

;OO'j I . :anlJlftfi. ~o" at tile nver )'iQluare Ieplr:e~!en~lng .2fLn]()S.l:!/l!i ,(J:,~. )'10ILU p[~e~II:Qrp' I,ange ... nat s a

lot ofhands,

~.ile- ,:.,'I',H .. "",nn" e- ,tl.. "",j' C""O UI ',:., '1',] r ch eck 1'7Q":' ,,,"',",, ,~L. "" ,,['J' ""e:r' sin "-e- ,j;1.. e turn - ' .... ,"'11· m;r ,:,,01, e'" .. (E''''''' '1" cr'L,~ ""r\,,:.iI' \{V I ... h U, I~L;.i.~'!JI •• ' ,,~I .. _. 1lI"~~i;.iIJl, ,?/. _' I . rP."'t;, ,1, I _~U,IU!i..,;_ ~Ii-':D I~IU, lU,~ ,,-, "!I'", :, 5:.. . ,IU ,_, IlU,'" Ilu ... ), I!i#UI, ~' ,,,;;:,,J.Iw.l'.- .. "1! ·i:J_L ~ ,.~,.[;Ll- t~U,l~1 :oa:~.~.'U1,

what wo:ue hauds are going to.call Y'Oll.f' bet? KT is go Irn,g '10 have a tough time, and Ute tl.1ajUlrity :(j,fVm,ain,"s range is a pair plus a drawon the turn, This leaves you WIth . .3-6 river hand combinations, Now von. are Ciiilll\{tep";rI,e:se:l!.iiln"g_ 25%.of ',ynnt 'p"_,re·~fl·o'n, :(.bulI.ge. Whidl is 5till ,2), lot

~ ,J', . r! , • ,i::"" .

Let's Iook ,[1Lt ,Z\ more interestinghand with a bosrdfhat hits less ,(j:fyou( pre-flop range, Su:prpc(j\s:e

': ,i" (.: ..... - '[J' 'T"'~ " .. -,~:l ,;lL",- 'm..." '<I ,-- . i' :v '""!':S"·I"i,A V,. b -! !f1iC:I 't ,. i" -"'-1 --:';t- - A: ,-':--: "~I '-,"1,,:::.:-,--, ";L"",--"I,,,] Y()U D,pen, " .. 'U' ana tne u(Ji1I.rlJl, [LU]!j; ~ I """', :E ou _ elUJ.(),p~, urn &lnlJl, nver ... goCllJ, (Mtye:r ~.II.iJlB. ,IJI,

shove over vour river bet since you. can't have that manv ,strong .. hands "b'v the time 'Y"IOU OJel to the

'f"l ,~ ,~ : * Ie;

river,

,But hn1w nl1,1!]:Y of thesehands can call a river ,shny,e? You me~aJly have no strong hands in your

'-:.'--0-,' 'y'. ,"i :.-·':TI,.· 11 :- " .... '~:I"r"" ,i'1iil, 7"l ;,;",1 '''7:'" be .. ··, T,_'~,c'·'J"'b- "L:i;,. "t:.......-.,,·,,-:':'-,.·, 'if:-"l"!"" __ -I range, ,em 'iN 1.1" ca ,:1. 'iN nn ~'l 7)'., t.l alJlu ,.jl, _ e CaUSie'=le l s _ e nones .1],0 CJi[rl,e ,10, IJI$ ,S ets,

A- I j:L", 'nIL. of"; , the ,'Co er A A. ,"", the " .. , -e ""~ A' '¥.eLi'" If7Q":' '~""C"'" ""e "i"'" 'L"","~ to ' - ""0" 'e "'''''''"Il- ",,- .. - e """"1 e

_ ,U.~\j:[l"e:! I, '0'.11 1,,,",.n \( '. r~ . .!'L..-""'i, lo:!< u... c.;l'~Un-i:lL!i!: _.' ',/~! ".' i,Ju. iloLUa'- It "i; ,1,HiL['IJI. 'lUi lIIb:. .... i;o111l. .::0"':' ,: 'l'!.AJ'I1'~ ,"'-. U· ~

sh-O\fin~ 'wlth w'O!['Sie fhan 'K:Q in this $r1;(lilji butno one foldsaces even though thev should ill thev

Jb.. \ ,r'"' b ,.p "t;.:J',;J.

are folding "iii' 1'V1Q·.··. in ,[1. -1-"'" sp ot N' ")'W" '-V-''''''' are ~, ... ,ft-· We' .. 'j',.'L 'K'··:t'J" (":i,n, "'7' ,io':',~ ""'IlI- ,I A .... frern ':V· our

I~ I.;_, JL'!.,.III,IU 1,11,' . ,_~,lE'iLI'E,\..{" ru l~ .. i:I! 6 ... E'I,,11I! ".1 ... :1'" _:I._)'IUI, 'i:Jl,,'~ J,!ioI', I, ," :,u,~, ","'£\..'!I: 7':rJ, { : Ii,' ,.]JoY ,b_L.I,l.1l.,~ ,U:IUI,!j,:I,,' _.,Il.i _,

I. ,~ ~, ~

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,o,:r.iginal river betting :range. That's 18 hands, SO'I ifyo'll, 'bet (be lf1o:PI" turnand river-on a board of 1(7594, vou can, onlv call 'a river shove with 18J~arHi& .

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Th'l'"" is a 'lJ1,,,,I, .~ .. "L...,[ .. "" '",'f,i '1.. ""''''e- ,j,f', revert 'I''''' ..,:<;.L,,,,,I, nart ",w"<!AU'-[' '["'n6'~ ''1/' """1.11"[' '1.. ""riI"J ;"" in A······· smart , i.'- .' I,~ i:.l_L :~.r." Lilt 'in' u,~ ,I!go ,;.ir"!i"ill,.il. ,U .. uL '!f.' . - l!~1 , ,I ... !(.I!;.;..~~, l ',v. .'if~ ,UJu_Lll .r}(iL, ·!i.i.l!,,j 1j._}~!UL, ,,6LI'~'lbU ,;. '!iJ1 '" ,U,'i:lLl.~,U !I,~ .I.~,;!, I.:).' • "li;A. ,

ptayer is ,going to ki:1lnw yOoIj.l~rely show o:p with. ,a_ SltCiiill,g hand.And if'he's a pnunc)er" he win try to take the p (lot frem y,ou.

The ' ;. ~I,j, 'CJAi i'-' c J.:\",;c j. - "~ ,,,,,"',j,' ,,,,~e>:"'1 ,.~8' ,. he i-"'I --"-'e: . "UT' . 'G'" ,-, i 1J ,j:!L,."" '~'''''':I {'o, c."·; . es rli"";l'i" rainbow -, "W"'" -"m~!!$l ' .. I;,JI"inrp;1.1c"helJl ,;)IlU.'h.l~JiIJI..1;" WH'· [!J yuu op,,[!J., . ,lUlu m,vuJ,,,,iP ),..00,1"1.1,;;;. '";;1 f I ,1"tilm.I,JI;,J' .• '.' H,e:1l

you bet .andget raised, except fO,r [our .(';o[]]'binaticuls [lhree g9 and, ene ?7ly.ol;[ are ,g(J'i~g to

h b t" I .,. C J h ld ., I iderrai th [] d

r.'" ." .... ,' -, ,- ~.".- .. ,-'_,' __ --,.: ";"_' ~_' •. ,-" ,.,.- -'~.- '," '.~I'· ,- ,-. " ,_ .. ---. __ "'.-':""' .~- .-" -'-~-'-:",; -','" u',·,- ro,' .

ave a toug .', 1 D:1:,ep aymg 011. _ onverse ,,)I! you. S ... .QU".' !. s enous y OQn.s,l! er rais ing tne .', up ~mi!.

running '" "'!!·~Il..'''''IT· 'i"',J' '1!..,] .••. 9" Tilr·i "'~ ;", .. , .• ;:1-;,.". it's '1"'''''''0-'''', .11;,,,,,," 'UTGr 'r''''; ",""[""" tocall river 'Il.., ... ~ ... on p"i",i·[",,';1

"L;L , •• I-~,~ 'Cl,~ !;.:I,m, ,~, U"IUI"~,,U,,! ",U.:I,~ :lJ~' 'Iff ~_~'i' ,~ , ~ !l.~U,bIU, ,Wl!.L '. ,,~ •• J, l~lll,~V,~ l~ ,'~ "11., " ,'!i' ~, LJv'~ ",I,u ... i:Jlll ... ~11I.

bn,t;lrd'S~[.\'[iJ:d, beards Vi ith one high cardand .. a bunch of small cards.

]:t, should be noted thatthe best 'Sp-Oit s 'to m e$~ around wifhare whenthetop of your Oiprr.:K~n,el1l'tl.s tal1l,g,e ccnsistsmainly .oil pairs.

OICCIIJtsel YQushouJd.n"t try tq win e'v:ery 'POOot; ,give upsometimes so :ynur 'oppone:nt$ don't 'know what V.cUIl are upto .

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It' s very easy to p,I:ay p ost- tlOJ11 when we are able to IiLZlrtqfw our opponents' pre-flop ranges by gel' much, This Ls whv .. ·.· we $huuld, consider I,e,.r.i~aj"$i:n(r .ff.orntbe Gu.'li:,)ff or the button wheneverwe can .

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l?layer$ generally d!Ooj]!!t, :km(I!W how to play well out ,()fpo,Sjti(l,rn.! :$00 their rau,~e$ ,eni1 up 'bel:!].g Very unpolarized, f(ji['eJt~mplel a siJlid TAG opells at UTG+l al1d. we three-beten the buttcn, A

·• •• 1 . 'I",;a T' G' ""1" :11' . . '3' L" • 'L "''' J'J" Q :l7Q',. J JT _,J Q'J 'IL .1 . 'n... 'lI...'l . ",

typi:(:::~ SJ)LIi)L .. AI)Ii'Wi1, can )"()our ~.d;J·etwlh~. 'f ·t-·._.~ A"~, F.\.:...... A,.!, .... ' and ' •. '.:., .... 1.·~als.plrCl'HJlalJ'l.:y it

'R,;,;; ,··'11 . ,.J,. 1.., ~ A.···· A .Q .. Q ....• 'Il.. ." '.'. 'I:. .,' .. , -1""1".. n., 4' b .. ~ '.:1....,. H ,.c'J •. , ·.ii' , "'i, ." .'.1'1' .. ,-,'.

',1~ W I,~~ raterynav e "'_""_,"-, .... u ecause ne woum usua« y -. -ner I nese, , " .. e uiJ esn I ~.I,!K!e ca ul,ng p:!)e-

nOop with AK not ,o:fpoC)!sl.tiorrfl because if the :flO'p' comesa bunchof Low cards, he'llend up checkfb,khn,g with thebest hand, Th:IL~,. :fo!rJo.im" 4'.-iJeltim,g pre-flopis nevera bad idea, But wh,el] y,ou ate, ptayt.l.g against ClppcJ!lil,ent$; wh . .Q are active in pCIf$Hi.'O\Il and, know how to! read handswell, itl,s

·n...I", ,A, 'i'l", have ",,'n .~, ... balanced pr .. ",,~,iI"I/~iPI ·c, ..... ·1 Hn g '[', "" .... g""', TI-;", •. e. 'V,",'I" "'~"{"I,,](-iI eonside r ('· ..... ·1 '1+[1-0- ",_n...,~.", ",">",i' !,iI.~L!JI. l"., ,I~I~L'. c. ,,, .... ,, .... ",LJi:!LJi:!L • v IJI, . v ,U,J;...., .' .. i:!L ,J,. :.' ""!.U,,_,,,. , .1. h."", " ,1 "'"", ,.,.!,I,IjJ.!UL,,!J1. .... ~,.,., .... l1. , ui:!L, "., :~ ,.:,Ii lJ ..... ~o::. ""',",,1,

:o,fr'oi8~.tj;CJ':i1 with AX. someof the time as well as c aTli.n.g with. ,A,A,.;QQ.

Gene:t21Uy, iN.itb .. M -KKj, themost oplin1:;!;t1 J ine 'to. take i s basically lor) close ynLi.f i~leg and checkcall against ,anaggres,S)l:ve opponent, Don'tbe.afraidWhen the flop ,c)oi~n'e.~J,3·.2l a ,g:r.:md. player is:

e".· ... -. 'n... - T·L. - :'f' ,j:L .j, .' - i, '"' Q' 1..- i', .. ;'., .~. 'l. . j, - .z A. .... - ,] -. '. e .. _ 9" 'Le! . - "." ,~. L j,

,g.CHIl,g te- net, . nen 1.'. me rumis ~l, 1I~ S giJ'lHg ,rO rer agam.. nu '0,11 a river " ne S g'iJ1lf'lg '1.0 net ..

again, He never plldS)f'()H, AJAo'I' KJ{"H>e puts y,QH on ,~ail11elhil:!i.g such as a S!1.ubbcJ:[,i:!i: TI that will. fOj~d. 'to a river bet I ,(J,n:tl!iYybe KJ. He is also value-b ettinghands so-e;1l as AQ l KQ, :KK .<:lnd AA.

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.... "'.- ,,! "- '" 3' bet -- ~ ...... "'~, .I,~I~I1'IJI. Ul ''-'I. .·~u < t p Ch" ';":6L~.~ .•

·~Vh.en I'm out o,f'I)Olsilioru with AK:-AJ.!, :~: like to 'CaB. the .3~betrra!niJ21Ln.aggre~$ive p'l~\;reran,.& pLay

. ,.",A~'Ir'I,,,,-, 'Jr. ""I'~ check- ''''')] ,-, "'·,I··.'·I{'~-l.' .,- .... ,Ii"i·o·! -, '14.-,;:; "lie 'I' 'I, .. ,.' 'L,_'!" Qr.-.," .;)" 1"1 'e.,-Ii .- lot of'fhem

P-UIC'>lU"",P' .1. WL.I c. ',!;i'" " Cal, pn Q1,.ITLO" . every ,I.,I.P !,Je:CQ~lL, .. 1K1lCJ!W ne s ,~Qll1g ,(I [Jet a .",,1 u .. III",m.

A ,..:L~; .'1',0,]]-; "'I ~ "V' - 'ii,.,:"',,,,,,,,il-:,u; turn comes '" h l' 0"" , ..... ,.;o:[":"ii ""'""'"n;O;>O;:':l' t, ~ ~ 'V- •. ".,1..",...., '1"'iI'! I;; "'TfI ''''I' .... ··e· ~!,..,-1! o,t":;'~TfI 0' 'Il;;, eet ,t"1l1lll.L I!,- 'iJ .• .:JL- j,,~ .. , 'n.: ,I ~,!W."~, !l !~,!w , !UL ,JUI,. _- !I.J.,L!i...~i;:'! ·il}_L l~ ,=I~, 'w:.:;.a: ,IJ)'!I ~~,r~"' ~.~- IlllU"i:'. 'Iff l~,'W'.,~, I ~ ,ilJ_Uo~, i:.l1~. -, .u. ,I."" • I~UJ, II !I,~ l~ ;~~

another bet since he's g·oing·"t,(ji try to move me (j,ffnlrV hand, The river is also a check-call,

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OpV{~i[n,ej]:l':g will usually ].~bet before the flop, eheck back tile tum .al],dl fold 'to a riverbet, Thus, if the tum. goes check-check and you . don't improve by the river, feel free tob et, He's _goi-n"g tOI fold 2t lo:tbecgmse check-cal Hn.g .the t1ap2uil.d, betting the river i!$n'!t a g'OCl d .. 1. ine te take as 'a bluJ[ Bot with eur CJII.~l$ that can lead to strong hands, check-calling w iththose big .. card hands 1s ,a ,goO ad :str,a-teg_ v.: .•

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lfwe l.in{l!fCIlVe 1:6' a. p'~ir ,O'th,et than sees, weshould bet [ot'vahle. ]: wouldn't betan ace (1,1l the river to Q' often because thi s is; a scare card to, :ma:ny players, and .. thev w ill bet at it t() reoresent a

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'hig pair. You wi llQ'"[fvio,u;sly check .. call, It' sa good. s trategy to.check-call the river against

aggressive opc,'poIiFe;llts" even i:fv,ou imorcve. He's q(JillllO' tobet freauentlv after V(JU check the

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ri fie"~ if ,'('IS a broad a ca d nver I.. l ,_,IC) W'1:I m .

Arn oreimportant reason is: fo:r btll~mGe: :il:lld .. prr,(}tec;t loin for your lan,~e. Yr:I'lJ dcn'twant your :re,gu.1 ar O(P(P onents tothink 'that. YQU cannotshow up w ith a-good hand. 'Oil] certain boards in, ,J.-het

Pf)ii.S. y ou W antthem 'to know that V()lu 'arecapable of show lng, UIJ!wUh ,2lbig. " nafr ,afl:rer V()iU re-

" ' ... Il"'I '~II f'1I f"i "\L~O' 'I.. L ,~-- ','l I:~"'I~ ' .. r Q-- 'T"'"

rat .. se tne :u11'9'P,. Uel~)\l]aUI.o.p :C)·;- :£!!!·f~!iJ.",. cneca ona turn ,J."~ an~!ill, c'11:eC;r;;: ona nver <:"!. ine :&Je~t~OIl:

is you want him to be a little ,gu:n .. shy the next time he's in a po,t and: haspositicnon yUil.L That

'-',' ,- ',." .,' ,,'II . I. eh 'c' ., .... ·,.,-·~'I'c,,~·- .fi' .. ,., ",-., .. 'C- " ~',- .~ holdir , '[;""." c' ,j,,'h . '·"C,- -~. "~""',""

way,: you iN 1 , . ;gel e ,.eaper .S,!.~!O'WuCl~V. ns ,U,'O:r your margun 8i.1 , :oumgs. ,.E" rom t "ee,~amrp'J:e aoove,

marginal h 0:1 dings would be 7'6,,99 and: AS,

Orne imp ()rtant note~ balancing i~ not as 111.11' .. 01[( ant if you, are lip'~g&l:r!J.slb¢td playe:rsW'bo' dO(tiI'lt

nav ""j'1' ,""'''1',ii; on t-",;, wh r:lI,j" 'v,,,,,", :"':r'~ ,1/',,'] iii 0" in ' .... 'J' f'- "".", ,"""'" ,,,/"(1. are free tobetthe ri ve r Don't make " nlav 'i .. liL,~ i:&1l. vl-~,!tJ, ' .. I,u., u. 'n'., ,.:;.a.l ,J ..... u i:JI,'!I, ~ 1lI.!I;"J '.'~5~ ,'_ ~, 1l,IJ .. i."=' ~i:;_L~!i;;;;o J '&."J u. ~L,' ,',~, ~'-;;;" ~ lJ ~ , 101 ~,'i,oI' , , , ."" , " ,OIl .:IL! 'i.,J,I.!I, ' , ","",', i:JL v"' (.;!,]

wl th;OHt~:i]y lClgi.-cuJ j usri :fi.·ca:tkJii]_ ITrnd chalk it up as balance: A lthough tbd ~ shew s your opp:cu],etllS

,11;-",1' ,~",";" "'I;':;';·""""P"'I-.,].",: cfthe '0' ""''''''''''''''']'''0'1''''''''] bonehead move it's gene rallv ah .. ,,A: ",..,8"1' 'I''', ,""p·.rr'li[i''J,,,, r- h the I.U"Lt ,~~ ,-,'LIJ. i:iL ,,.,. "'''L .: '-'I.!LI , .... ',u, tU" ........... "' .. ~ " ,,1,",'-'1., LI .. """"",1.1,, i:iLIJI. ,,", '-' '1",.,." ,l,~, _'"""".' ,i:!L. ',';' i:iL !,J~LIJI. >T ~L,~~ ~) ~L. 'r" Ij,,!~L .... I,~, U~"

,game.

Here isan ;ex"arnrpJe where i)"g ,c]jfficli'll fo'r ViHaitn tC) call ,~3 ~btlnel 'bluff because his nm:,g;€: is 'weak

UnJ.e$S Villain is really balanced in 'this Sp~it, his :m.n,ge is ,ll.1018tly A'K, AQ, suited conn,ecf.or::h 9:9(~, TT, and some random hands that he .3-bet with.

Villainw ill clft.eru,bet JXl Q Q ,an,cl KK, and check with lJ and ,AA, once ill a longtime. There are time's

when, Villain mightcheek with J tX,+b ut 'it d:oe~I],"t

-, " ,'",' , ',' ,-ft' - -- '~,"UL- - ,- -- ---]' ,cri' , - ,,- ,'I...- -- - - ,,~ A ,

(,) OCl![[ ve;ry (,), I, en, 'I{'!{ 1~.'~11 peope .L. ~op 'Sue. u, a mon ster

,alii,at' ]-'l:Jetting plre-JJ.,op 'with a marginal hand, titer

can't. h,elp but. bet the major ity (:I,f the t im e" '

'~,'lT L,_, ld bet theflor 'I!..""" ~, ·V,"]'I'·-'L"" "0- , ••

I'll e ,Su:Ci-U ,!i,lI net rne ,1.l0P eecause ' L,,,UIl S!: range IS:

]"1.;.-, 1- ",:., _ L 'UI ',' - " ' " ""'" - ',]-'- " -, ," , -- ""'f~

.l!ll;.e~,y weak. 'I{' ,e cal]. O~'!1I.llll.ue p ,,~yU:ilg ,ag.g[,e&~ 1,\eJY

ona l:Q't of'turns, SllCI1 as 9, K" Q, spades, .: ,m,d dlamends, It is 'lir[(),'bab[!;f 'best 'to shove anv river if

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V illain calls the turn,

Ex,omple ,',.J:: $3/:sa'i, 6~M,ax SB,~ $,7'00.

BE;' $1544,

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Hero (CO): $,'900 BTN:, $4~"~l

-lITIr .. ""f.'lr"',Ii'i'i H',.::;, ,',,"" i'~' -, 'C:'O" 'r" ,; ',U .. 'Q' •• T',. J!~ !l.l'~Il!'!l--'i "",...,,[...,. ,,,,,iIJj, _', WlU,g", ._'" ,,,-

, i"",1 ;1",,, 'H' ere :""1' "'.::; ~ to "~I 0 'I fi",l ,] c'B, <' ,~,){, !i(!i)" I . ....., < <LI. ,_",-, _. ~ ::;:; , . f.) l' ' v,M,i.;~~, ,

re-raises to, $.[10~ Hero calls S.42

F~'U"IIi1' (~f\01) )', ... "'.,3:' : •. :, ("j P' ',l"II""e-'''':) I .. or'. ~. ~7t.! .. '!..~ " ,"', 'i::L. . "'':., ' ,!I,~"

S,:n, ".:1. - ,h.. H ',~ i)

'D !, .. ne IKr~",' .e:r LI ,;

lfthe board ,is ral:rubClw, H1',$ a little diffetent because Vfll.il.in.:is mere Ukeh! to ,S'l('}wp~.];ayatid ~(.1

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fora' flop check-raise orgo 1:1]. check-callmode with, cverpairs 'and sets, But a twu,40!!1e tk),p is a ,greem I. ight '~O! barrel it off.

I would bel $75 (Jim the f'],o:p. If the turn p~in~ 'the board, l'll bet $.90becau.se'lt ,ghtoe$ ihe illusion that .:1: have the handlccked up andwant 'to lure his dr~rws itt, J:Vrfill .Kol]Jaw thl(j,ugh with, a 'big riverbet,

IfUn:e' tumdeesn'r pair the-board, Pllbet something like ,$19:S $0. [ can make a pOlt-si.zeu: river shove, I 'W ill shove (HI the ti ver unless I improve to-a hand with showdown 'value such 'as a pair

'If"" ,'" ,.-, --, --" 'O'f" ,',' ,-" "·f 1;1..', ' •. - , ',;1 ,-.\ t' ", . ,--;b "-, ',"' - I ~, ' th , ,," 'I. 'rr ,-",' ]1- ],'1", 'J-'

o , lens 'Of q ueens, . I, C6u.rse" 1 me turn ana r lli er eams are: smai let l ian a JSi,e,II!i." ] WI, l!K,e .y

shove the river w ith a pair lod)" q ueens ':for' value,

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'\Vh,em we getto the 'river aga ins;t ago Cl d, aggres sive playeran.d n~:r river b etgets raised,

sorretim ',,""'10' ";~":"" ;:,,'1/'1"""'" ,.,,(':1.'[ ,"",V,>;>;", , .. ,,",,'a ,"."aI'! 'i",o~'/"'t";;'I'.'jJL,""1'1JI';(!" """'"'nl~n"l't',,,,,~'lP,e, '''', i!T.,aCr']'I'riiO" ,'',,0,, '~I uff-shove "",f!"" ... ~~ !I,J" ~, " ., ~~ 'fIT ~ !I,;.,o ,!.;J.,~!I;.r ~J'!i.,:.I U., b,J ~~ ,j:.oL,l,iI,l~ll ...... [I. l~ i:JL '!i V ,IJI. 1Ll!ior!l. . ,,~ ~E~"' J. "'" ..... l:!I.lI, i[],. '~,b'" '.'~5 Il ...... ~" ,.~,:~:i ~"l!U,u. ~ v ..... l !l~I.~,

becausehe knows our range is '!¢e;rv narrow bv the ri'vrer.

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Of course, manv low - ~l1d. mid- srakes plavers miru,oUessi,v." call bets and raises at the river,

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claimina thev can't fold,becau$e they areat the ton oftheir ranze and, don't want tobe :~x.nlroli~ed.

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This is a vall d cia ii.!n~,but {mIy against the riglu ~YJi e of opponent, Lol'W= -rtildmh]:=&t:akre-s games

. "c ..... Iii' 11 .',JI"I.,. .. , .. ~,-"L.. ,,",,- .... ; .. ", -- "j'-C] '.- O..L tabl ",-'1. ,.:L ',:L.", ,'"c-'" ., ,,,"'."" .' 'D.,. .. " :':"1'.

are so run or !Jots wno are consrant ,)I p"ayu:!I.g e , t.aLlI es tnat WHen t'I,~,ey ratse you .. r rtver Del" rt s

,WitrtQ,&,1 alwavs the nut S. You can f0:~d in this >(: ase,

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But ,[t$ ''i/rOU move un in stakes, j)iO<od op:lT;cliIl-erds wilJ tty t'l;:i! 'I''J.l0ive 'Y'QiU r(irffv .. curhand ifihehands

.~ .I'" ;I' ~,r.-.. 'r.. 'r." .;

:at the '(.!)iP of your range arenot the nuts, Thars when )'{) u sometimes call.

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E -- -- ~ 0' '11, Th" ~ , .. '. . _-, . - '1" -, = . ,10, -. . t "''''i'

xam p,leil'!'" ,I:. , " ,'1::$ ~,s ,a Sll'CH P .:~y.e:[$; onen g,e , into

butthev don't U:SlI.::1l1.v talk about it ill det ail,

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On the river At;K. is usuall v the best band we

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can .sh(:)iW up with afterthe pr:evin'll.s. aetion, This mean s we w illilave .a t{]'~gh time :~oI1d,ings'i:ii,6e we are atthe tOIp' (j,four range, .our riverrange consists mostlv ,o<f one-pair hands and, bl !.]ff:s,

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The river rs a fold ,M.ga inst the .111M. j o:ri~y, if not .off all nlavers below 4{)IJiNtbec,aus:e thev will rarelv

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bl or' ' 'L.. '. ir l _;]. 'L.. '. 'lrlt'

· 'Jin.,u.,~rais:eh~,en~ one-patr , .1I:ru1'Ii.llS '1Dl1l the ri ver, ,u.:u.·

tbey ita ve ,[1 hand suchas 76~ their thinking ptr(JCess in 'this 5POt usually goes to the tune ~)f;,

"The iL'7. ,'", ,., (I"'",,,,,J.I. "",,,.·A '1',", 'D"."",I· b ""C'''' se "j, '",

, , ,1.1.'.· ,ru,,~. lo:!- ,ot ,~u ';,,! IJ! ,""""fIJI lUI [J .... l 'v' i:)lUl~' Il, l~

IOC!HtI_gru'eru with Tri'spre-flop range, However, there aret imes whenhe W ill b lu.ffw ith air and ,,,.;]"1;1.. the risht pot ,,,,,-'i,i1" ']' ,<""1'"", Ie'''?) I' "~

'P.T ,1lI.~, ll~,< ",bl;~,l ,-. U.l ~) uu~ ,I " !i.o:i:JLII~, . i:.'l~, .•

'I!:"' ..... --- ii'i~''''' Q 1-' ~"'l/ret.: t.: iii; )II'"" LA,d.m 1I1~ ,il) a.: ,. .;:;,,;:. .i,"llJl l)~lV.l!.,D]:A

S.B:: $300

Hero (8 O):~ s ~.n6!"

UTJG:'" ~5" 0"') __]1. ~'-' 0J!

1\1P: sa 1.2 01 00;' sioo IBTN: .$:SO~)

JtrIOJjl'::' ($~, 3 5) 2~ 6'''~1~ (2 players) Hero bets S.I 05,. CO 'bets, Sl 05

T"·""""'· (Q3··.tI5'-"~ "!i.Jibl:,,·,ffI',IIiIiS·" ~ ":; 'n'l··~'He:r·s·)

IU~.lJj!lri \'?\-_.'~'- 1,;t;,'~Ii.J.···;J,;,,;,,-·· ~.£ a . .,:I:a:!t'"\,,: _'

H.E'fO checks CoO checks

'1i1I'~""e--- .rot-"')4.5) "'i!JLt.:.··'t'iIlili',::"IiiIijY JL;('"'i ·1 .. - ers) ,IU 1. r:; 1\.;;".:;1 ,' ..... ,£'!i:!'IiJ. ·?'~.'..J"",Ii:\.!~tL P ay .... rs

Hero bets S.2:68;, J\1:P' raisesall-in, H ero ?

H, ', .. " ·"I",,··ie:-·' "'''- 'n ... ,· , .. ,c. """:, ',- ."~",'I.",,,, .,,' -,Jl '.)",.-, ""g r: (3" i <"It '1'"", eher ",. :'. :."'i -"",';1'<> ',' 'L,." " ... I"'''' ,,,,,:i.-I],,,, "..,-f'· ,",",~~ .. ,,-,W Q'!f" r, ,tA·::> ,J'u!,!. n1DV'~ u.p UI :"1L~1!f,;;.,",,., ann P'~91'y ,9L"tAJ.[1I0l. l' ..... U'""U I '''-'ppC).I]',",l1I.l'''' wno '~lr~ .... i:.<I'a[J'"' ''9 . i:.<f:D.!J!

wining to fH.I.lI. the trigger YCJ,u. are gQin.g to have to close your eyes and call. Does this mean you l1L1:e gn,inJig to callall the time here .si:r.me~UiU ateat the tap {J(fY(lurr:@:Il,ge? N,~. For one tl:dn,.g~ although vou :rately·· .. · sh .. OfW" U.p·'i with .", han d .. stronger than one nair-on the river. the fn~.(luet1i!cv with,

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W-· L..']",,':Lr 'iL·',,,,I. ':;'r"" get tin g' bluf f-raised '1',,,, m rur'L..~'O·":""""r· than ; .... theorv Thus ""'(}~·U' are O··TiI~'i." <"''-'!'I'l''''''g .1_~.·.!iJI.~ .. }IU·II,JI. ,'''' .'~l, ~ n. .JUI.,.. .J.u: .k:, ,,(11 .:3I"~I;.l1: .'.;:' , .... !i...\U. ~,. "'Iff U .1~!Cl:.. a !I.U .. 1.~.!-i:fI&.J"\I.,] _, .. ,U.UL').." "". ' ... ,Dl,~ "jt<l,d'.J '!J-1JI.!,.i.,I.lI.\_ .

some oiJf the ti me, The reason for calling is to protect your river range S0 that yourO',PPQiii1ernIS don't CO-e'l. [I:!H~ idea that YOu are censistentlv :bet=[olditllg.· the river ill this :Sp'J)t o ti1e:t:4wise., vour life

Q' 'r.' .... '_ • .. T.'

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'W'~. ~,~. ne liJL~.:u,H'Cll.~.t

YCH.I. should susp eel Y~Hlncypipcm.en.t is turning his m ade hands into bluffs on the river if you are ccnsistently in this spot against him. ,"~::r you are. he is likelybl u..ffin.g: ]'of:tU, because .eombinat ion-

, .. :' ""e.' ,',1' l~iO' '1','"", !jJ:"_' tosh ,-"iC'" ,- , : I .,r. '" lfh ", .-: ,~"', CJ1 1:,""" ,i~ I"r - this "L. .... ,,,, '''''i ;"ll , ... .,_"" 'i"'- I' h :

Wl,,;:; , rrs ICil.l.,t;:;I.~, 10 ,:$ ow u.p WIll, li:.-l g"_'Ot:! nana 0.1], ! TI.l.;;I!IJOi:iLIU [.II. , m,,,", ume .

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"]··f··cv· "'UI- 're IlI-- ,,,;'1' sure 'a.. ''''o'il,' .. ," resa .. , .... ,Il .j. 'iJC '" rive r ra '1' <"e' 'i'·a.. <'i'" .,.,;L. ecki r!i U the river '1' C!; iO!I. ',' 'I.' iO!I~I'e~ '~'nl~ ;""'r\I

"I, ,.(,.I"_"', , ,1< ,. ,u.I!!,. ~u ,IV U''I,.}' ~ J..,' ... i". "'l::"a~~ U11_~!JJ" 5.'.- I ,i:iL , , , '111' - , 'J 'i:.LI, ~~. , ·It U,I~I-~, ~.U,'i;!, ...... ,- .UI'lb I I • ." , "If '. -_ , ,';!I i:J.L 'Ii' I i:.H.U .. '."· 1\....!1r..-l,:I,\,J'I,~.

However, betting H!H~ river is better ill small- and mld-stakesgames because y.oiU 'wm: get some light cal l-dewns and )f'Ol], iN ill also be pOOJN;ciill,g r(fo.r river bluffs. After all, if YOll aren't b etting wi til A ,K t, fOlr value here, 'lb. ern wh at h ::trH~,S are Y(HlbetHng 'IN i fh on the' :dver"::' Y Gut river :r,3m,g'~'

,·.,;'1'1 '!!..;.,<>, liI'~'~I,;;'j"1'"'!',"';""J :;:;.'",(1 ']':t 'W' ,.jn '1...,,;;. wei 0"l..;!,,,,,~;:J 'W' ,i:t'l.. ."1 ~'O" 'j. '"""'i!" 14,1 UI ~fl''''i'O- ''7':;'"";;1,, 'If>.' ,'" I,J 0;,; .• 11l,IJ ",Joi:''I.O".v""lll ",-",,1,.11.,. . LlJ, lJ ",. i'!' ,~!.I,I .... IJI,.. H. '" I." l U l L! " "U"I.lo.",~ ,i,I,,,,,,,,IJI"'J.

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\~lhe:rn. thin:kTn.g .oil! sitIJ,ati.p;r'ls ill which (ff3-brrnel, look :fot flolp~ where '\l i llain al:nlcis:t :r!le:'~Jje:r has the 11 lit s butwill cheek-callofienwith marginal h:oldingfi. Ex,arnp~.e..~ of suchflopsare 442, .AAS,. and, Q2T. You j ust have to trust. me .. They fold a lot ,of·rive:r:s.

Y· ,'., zh •. ; I""" .{"'::;;ii;' - • .::;.~-. '.1· ..... 't·· .. / i"1 ... ,1I·t·· - u': "'0"'" -,; ",J. ii;." -,~.j " ii; ;.-"11.;.,,, ... jJ' ·-,1,"'P.e:··.,.L1,· ,~.' f.::;"r"4 etti .'g ··-i,,;,,,,.,l.- .•

.. au SuUU!Jl us ..... an ,,..?ljJ .oi .1\ ';:;1..!I.·i:iL e,!;;)" '''L~i:iL1.n~l arnau urs 'L"-LIIi.IJI, 1!.J2.lJ,.lI. P~"'-~J,[$ L1) bV ... a,!_h .. >H .11._ lIl!v"-UJY

"~"'I' "' .... lue Thev .'1"'li"jIl'i '\,:"',~,1 "'''ld thev d· .. on't "· .... re if'vou "'~ on lv overbettinz 'u, ith the nuts

IlJ., "!f i:.:l, ,!Ui.. - iI "l~,~" Uu.I.!I. l .lll~ ~1.i1, i:.tl1,idJI, UJ,. ,J 1Jl.· I,~, II. '"" i:A. ,!wo "U, ,J ~ ,i:JL~,:~ !i..."". I ',J U·", . ,ILl !wl.u'l~ 'n" ,Il U, "~ ,1.iI, ,1L·i:1!.

P'eople den't Iiketa do thingsoutsidethe norm because thestandard play t.()oks. mere ,correct

A· ftc ... '1] ,".j' " .. oj.·,-·,'1 .. ·.,°J .11"( .. ' , .... " ... - 'N'·,,,,· ' ... , .... :.,.: ... '., "J ,., ;~ .. - '["i, ,~, lf'vc ". ·,··j"t· :"- '-1-."-'"

Arter a .. !, l:l rs sranaara ror a reason, , . .0 one can cntietze yuur Ih~tY. UUl 1,. X()lI. w am .0 ln1,prOV,e

as anlaver, voumust think trv to think outside the box In certain situations, One example is.

~r·"' 'r." ~ 'r." 'r' ,

in1:p,le:me:rn."tlltg thee overbet In yCUJl' ,gi:'tl.lte:. N~) {jiiTIle will disagree that adding the 0v,e:r.1H~t 'bJi YO'llr

ar.semal makesvou a. very t.ou~b,llbv(;!r. But V'Q'U must 'balaI!H,:;;e your ranee so-that Y'GiU dOIII.!t

,_' 'Il"' '!!or" r"' ~ ,r.: 'r.",~ or'

E., .. ,{_.'. ,.-. -,iI,' ,,··,t. -D..,I,·

u ecome exp ~.O iI. au .e.

l.u:ckily" .~lr.ll0i$t no one in. the small- and :mi~"-st~tk.e~ ,ganles wiU lie able to .e[1l;.ploi.t Y'CHl. except for

'" ''-''''''Ii' ti 1· tv "''''1 I' '"' th at 'L ",1"Irn e n tob "" r '1· ohr n,] avers .... j, this level arer !'j. 0"('."'" ,'I e ... ·'" u oh to beat '",~,., even i:J.L ,~:bo·~_ 1;.' "-,pl..: 1!iJ.i:lL'"a ~,~Ii:J.L "UIi:A.;.:.";rl. n 1t;·:.llJ"Iw;.'" ,i;ttU,ltil'[- !i:J.~'~"~ ;i:JLII, ll~:'i:1i " .. ''i;.A', i:.'L.,I .. I.~,1L ,b!l "U'IJL'.~IIJ,UI. ,,~I,~, 'U" LJ .. i:.:-L!,,~"r'u.iu '.· ... '.·I~,

if~O:1J have am, tim bal:aHced r.a:n,g,e b~tau~e vih,e;:rn,ytJll] oVer-bel, it'~s',eifhe[' air (11[ nuts, As Y(JlI1

,. "]~'~J A 'I!.. '.. I!': '1...1 " "1 'I:.. 1 J'L

impreve; your nut range wi'.J. wl~lil.eli. ... '1]. overeerrs prrQ:irt8i.l)o:e prnnl@ny because payers liketo

:tlo,ld and wait fora b etter ;sp 01.

An .()v.e:rhet can be effec flv1-e when Y{j,utP1P'P onent h as a '\h-e.1)'· :m(,itr:Qiw cal Jirn.g :ral1l]ge .. For example,

'" ,,,{-",,~;A nlaver with ,('!.~,,,,'ii,,,. of I (,:0"-: ·if~ ... ,o:' ',U· ··T''"!,+! '''':n,ou",,,,·r;,[·.,,,-·If1'·jif'i1 V "',',' ,-',""·11 with "7·t;_: "-"'l' tit ·c,,,j'.o·,.W The

i:iL .,."'~" IJI. [" ''''.,. ",. 'n u.~. 0) l",-l·" u, . U YQ f:Lr,,, . _ ,. 1i;..!11 l.u r~ ...... "."> 'f~" ';! ,1.1. .. r"" I: u 'I;lI. ..,.,i:iL •. , 'IT'. n~, ILl u." ! ~, l,. u.. , . .1.1,:

.1!l1"", ,"" 'Q'':':' 'P'"" eonti ., ""j'.'''','.-. ·I!.. .. e· j.".'- ·""·-,"1, ' .. :,'" · .... ''''']1 -],-- -[·L:.., sinratlcr '",,c"1 ""·0'::;;., e.' ,e:.' ,1i'!"';!VI; .. 'g .t·L:",i+'l,,;,-,

u ..... p .I.;::. ..... ~):b, n son muanon-ee lS i:iL[ilu you '!;;'-i:iL., n unssi uauon, you are 1]:. '1 .. r ,~,t)J.lJliIll uns BUP.

'H··-' .- 'I.. ,-, ,- "'I..' 'I... -.,;(1. . •. ,eJ' "., - 'k ~ '., -.j .. , ·1, :', _.,.,.. ·iI·· b tt ' 'L. ,oJ .1.·.·, 1.. '. :1.. '1... .. _' H

rre can .1,1,,", veau .0'[ II.1gU C ams, .ai}l!JI .y Q u na ve cans 1,0 U1lJiP.n::F1i.e loa re . er nana to WJ.lliCI I, ,1.1.e '\hi 1. H

havea hard, time folding, The turn is a 4. H~ bets, Ri:v,e:(' isa .3 and be 'bets a.gairn .. You want to tum, your hand fnto a bluff here andeverbet-shove hi s riverbet,

M.any pJay,erSI13tvr€; a bet-·f~)ldni!@rltaHty inthis .SitllJ:tiClil1. They don't want to. checkand lose value to hands such as QJ,. QT and 11'. Thev alsodcn't want to check and call. a 'brio: bet, So thev

~ r: b·.,.

L.~i· ,. ith - .'.L ., - .. ~ ... - t·;- rof f·lT-I'·.. 1D:. '_;]. . ts . - 'L - j". .. . ~l· .~.L". .!. - . 'L· C-/.'? ]·'ii ... ,'h' i:1.. ' hs

L.lt:il. W n .. me inrennon lq l.fO~ um.g. o·es iaes se ~~WI~at, can cau 11~,l,S. n!ile(r$I.I,(j" e, irs un~ll\;.ely ne "as

a 5 in his [ru:u.ge, considering that he is So tight pl[E~-fl.(i'p, It is ;e~~sy f()r youtn have a :5 in. your

Since hie can h:u]d, few hands that can call on the river, you, should tty 'the bet size HUH, willmak,€:

.... im , :~h!I,~1 most 'C1C"fi' '''''1' "', basic value 'n.,;;>;;. ".']']1- induce <"<":;im'--'" , • ."0,, -f"''-,1(1, 'ip""i, h"'!;11 iO",~:", ... -Ir,""'.t ... 'K'''"''Q+Lre' r,e" ,u .... ,,' 11l-d.U. ,iU .. 'i,.J. ~IL, '. . ~.'~'II! .ft tJ~ .. " """, "!Ii toll ,~IJ 'i.t-l YI!",... , •. !J). ,~. ~ ,zy~, ,,!i;.OI ~,!i,.J jJ,:l_. ,1lI .• '1iI:ll~!l. ".~ .~, !i,.J.,~ 1l~1,~, 11.[;.I."!Ii ~ "' ":. ,U,·,,· ~,

and, 'Q:l],c:e hie bets the river" he! H tend to' call this b et beea use .he'i,~ getting -D dds ,and he is e urious,

'H" o:l;ll] '10.\11'- ,.:;,..., tough 't" -- e ,"'~ll:"'i'O' wher .r"'l- ':o!;' the rive "UI_;::;., i,.:;,.:;,~1 tobala I'J-':;' ,"'I --',," -0-0::;; "";-'i;, ,?,,' j", ..... '" '"" l,', ,U,[JlV,.., ~l UJ''IA _ U ,[111, ""~L, .l.1]',b W, h.,l], J ~)U J I!Lm ,,", nv [_ 11' "'" [iJ"" ... IJI, v. LIJ'-'L,I"i:!lno\", ~)lIr I6In,~"- 'o.:~. 'i:oJ.;;!< t .....

'bI'e more capable of ~hnving on 75 or at bare:; here. Toward this-end, we <COlli shove sets Om the river, and 'lW,O pair wUl be fine a,g.aiil~t people 'w ho !.-ike tc make hero calls .. er jll.sn, hate lfoldin,g.

h'Q 2llly ease, Villain w_m rarelyhave hands that cam. call us, Whenhe does -sll~)w up with the nuts, he will seeth at we are ,cap 2a'1J'] e of shovij]._g a whi,e. -rarug'e of value h rnJid;s in this situationand will have 'M! g~v.e us credit thenext time \!;l',e make this play.

'I' ,.' • , '!,... I.. ] '--,l ·Jl 'I-. bl '. 'I.. tt 1$ impcrtant to rernemaer thatas veur vaiue :r.~Uli(p;e wi,liI,ei'fiS" y'--ou wi" ne JIlJI"ehlc ~et awav with

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

'1"'1,-",[,...~'1- uffin 0' '!.r ",,,,,,,:1,"" ,~,iil"'.; .,;;.'1'1' j;,iil'~[]-1- 'nl~'" an ",'~,",(n' 'I' -po 'ti1[1 .... - flop 'Ill I, ;:; 'v ~'f-- "'''-','' ,"0;.''1' re- ra ; ","", ",' 1"~1r 'Q'" 'Q- '., nre,,;I, ~. ~ I!.J .!UI,I,U, .I.!LI~ l~I"L!I.~,l!I,i:) ~.'::' 'IiT!i.o.I', oil -,;.~ ~:,h", I.r" l'i;.o- i:.IL, li:,:.Lh.J,~.F '. a r_.-" ~ JJ.!.,J , ,&'_" ,i:.:l r."-. 'U"'.1!i"J.1I,.i. ~i:,:.L!I.!I, , ,~ "ii.ll~'i;.;i 'D". tU, ", "." . ,t'" v

1l'I,,001Ir'Ii the n 't"'Oi" I'C' ..... '~i;~>~ '""1-' ore "".",<>;,[1, LI: ""i'jI ~~:", '+,(~ "1-, our nre -~ '''',1"11 re-rais .. ];'"", 0" C["'''' g.<» ]-'f,' cyn,-u- ,'0" ,"" I '!' value re-

LLu.t.""J ll.l· I !I. ,.;rJ._.IIJI, < .:A.U, -i:.LlIJI.l.l ,1.:1" u, ,!i-1 'I(-lf ~ .. -1\, ,I-~!.;A.!I.!I,U~ l .. ~ ,,',: ~ ..... , .f'" .. - 11l).,t"" ".:A , .. ~ ••. !I,,~ "i:.Iu.!I" 'WI .. " .. ,.' ~ • -,I.!j, ,,~~ '!111m .. ~ ,.

,""_ 'j' "'e' .,ii., ;.;!1.. A.- A' 1;1.. ':;'-1]- - ,;,'1.;. e' n ex j. ti m e 'V'~'" .,-e, '[-""1' ""e ti o:ll;'''p' Ire. 'f.!-r,:;, 'g'" '1"[iJ- g ,i-A .-'-~ I] ",;"" n ..... ,,o'e'i'iI :IL;.':;"·'""U";::;; 'lI'ii ;"" ,I"a ,j'" t·~ un. ,_ , ._ ;',' l,U,I~"., u.~,', ". -~ At,· " ,; 'O~. ,I,'~-" 'U_L' ,~. " .~: .. IgJV ,. I;,., li:,IllI, l!i;,;ro ,~_ .IUI' I" __ .' 5.\,01' 1~'i:..Ll" ,,'!iJI .... lul,U.lI_.::-",I.II, !J V'ioI'i:JL ,;,'":i!i;;;;;l I.~:V

onehas AA that o,f{eiJi.

'0"· i- ,-:.- eta-gai ne ,"'1 -,,,,",--,l', -,,",,"_",.,,-.- "" 'L,..,,, •. ,_ ,~.,,~ "",,--,l,';. cot ;'f,' 'i;!')i" '--;5"'''''""'''~'I-'; "'iV, 6- be I' .'1.,.:;, river F" --,~l '\!'-", .(.,

, _. ,ne ,m ",,1,"1 ,,_aBT: ' ' ~n"llJl,~r;aH''''',1l ~s ll,u'ff l,LI 'O:iUlJlj lic> . 1 '_ ,J '9 UI. [g .... IOAln, Y 'LI ",.;;[iJ. 'l. t!.I,"" ' . 1 v o[ ,tUJI,!Jl ,1 u Ll ..

Oflifi onent folded .and d.id:ntt see 'YOur cards, The scluticn ls rai:tly s itiirlJ'l,e. YaH fJive:rb-et a ~a-jn i.1t~HI

,1"",(-" ,~ 'r' R'" I~

this part icular ,oppnrD,en:t starts calling, A Ithough ii, .:8 eems I ike people will. start C'2fl1.I I:O,g if you

ke;ep'.,1()!y·e-rbening· .. this isn'ttrue, Some p.laver.s areverv goodat taking: abuse-and will, fold. until

,. , .. 'r',~ . '

the::y have a :reaJ.!')' _g:(J.o:d hand 'to call with, Some 'players> i.e., recreational and 'had players, get curious cr till ed aft er seein g'. 'Y'Ou making 'lWI()i r iver overbets and wi ll start cal HmO" vou, But: manv

,,.I' , I~ ,.,'l ,~

players, '~sp ec:ially tight regulats, j ust fO:ld over and over,

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'YVith . .:5:01 much. monev behinden a draw-heavv

,~.. ..,;

Jf.l.(}P" Villain. Is. go'ii1:gtor check-raise the floir

maJ·otrilY·iofthe 'lijj,re with. ]Jrreti.1rIUnl hands $UCh.M. twopair:s~ sets, .and S1raights. Oll~ :r-ea..~,()n is to pr.t"Jrtect his hand, Anot her reason is: toget .a i'Oil {lif ll1qii'!lffY in. before a ~~C21re c;~fd comes on. the turn and we SI(YIN' ,mi:YI,1V1l w ith .AJ orbetter, S ince Vi] Lain. i$out {j'[ poslti.(jiru., it's hard foe him 'to attract iii alue on later street sbecause we can check back '[he

turn and 'O():i:!Itti()~ the IHJit.

A.:f,·~""· '~:Ir" .. 11'\"", ,." 11 ·V.']]·" '. i !p. """'ri:g - ie . .". ,"", :'e:·,...(L,·, I" _ .. l,,,,r lU,e .u.J.op '!;J;;U .. ~ . l.' . .'DLHJl ,., I'9ll.'.,e .I." . ",cun. ">. u,(i·

d:efl.rlIied:. He .w·m have :in:0sNya pairplus a gutshot suclr as T J" g9'" TT, (lil99, He [nIght also have JQ-

AJ [fh '1..:. "-1." c·.·· "j" .,'1·f ~'~.O" with 'Q' .•• Q - A A.'. ·,t'i",.

. , ... u.e,~ .. ~rwp.,aye!JI.pre·-.IJ0'P ':_,1 H .·.·-..:-u.j I."

not a .great flop fOlr him; he'll tI.~ua;l.Fy play oassivelv with. those hands forfear'cf ,()ty,e:~l@."vi:n.rt ..

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

them;

ExamlP~e '9'. t:: 8.3/$,66=M:ax C'IB'" ~ 1 '1 A

.:l,11 .. : ~ ,J.'-', , , ,~

iIJI,j[), < o 1::.2 t: !D.D. ..glll) '.J!

UTiC;'. ~,,,·o.'r'I' . 'i..]1, _,. {oJ;l7

l;,1P::$15iO,2

H (C'O' .. ) SrJ 0'2;'0

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ero .:.~" '. '.:: .:.'.

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"ITIJI.- £11 . -- - H' .. '. 0- of"'O" Co' ' '1.. A'¥Q··· ... . JT[['·e~.lIlop·:: .. Jem '~H'lIL _ WItH. c '.' .'~

:I. fold" lvlf]ll raises to S:l.2, H. ere r e-ra ise ~ 0, S 3, 6, .3 fi)!d~r;; ,M:P' call s $24

Turn: {S.224),J''' 8+7", K~"· (.2 players) .M:f-l' checks, Hero bets Sl 9.5

A .g'(>"'; "'.1' the .!f1/"ii'i, .~ .. ; O",~ · •. 'i,'e have O-"i·',·e.;L.,r:o-. i .'iIl ''Rr,. ,~. , o:J.",c 't' r .;, "'cf ·;·;L.",,·I!.:.,lv~· the ..... "'i ''',i' ,C'" '"1 '~A,' hin ,

.• ~, 'Lll1l.;:;!. t .. eu""'l' .b:.oLl'lI.,~,", "iff .. !.~wr_ e;l 'If' .. n U11.1],. t.I. J:"'i...~ bll!i. uu,e .urn l.SPIOUi:lL!.J '.. . .. e WbLn..i:iLT.!JI. .u.' .... I .1.111.1.1.

Y~U '1.. 1 ;.!I ., "L." hel .~ ,~ j' ~ • 'L,L 'L, ,.

'W!{,e snou q contmue LJ1etHI1gl1e tum: ann :U")lClrflJtLng tnrougn (:1111 h~ . .e fiver,

\eVe are confident 'that he can't call a river ShO\il€: whhoutimprovingbec ause cw l:lh ,~)ur tum bet j.if hie has a 'made 1:TI,[1t!J:G stri()j].ger th an. tw o p'aits! hewould've check-raised al l-in toend the handand avnddnl.akhl,@". an jn!con~ect decision en the river, There's (jtli.lv onenet-size bel left aA:ert theturn

~ .,. _r."

actionand the beard is S'Ci' drawv It would he disastrous for V l~ lain if we held ,a hand suchas

i:.i_, . '.", _ .• ,. .., ._'. _", 10",1,"-',.; ...• i:i ' .... .,. .... , '"."'" .. ":-, _1,;', _ •• _' •• ";', ", •• , " ,I.", '" •. , ••. ' •. ,i:;i_ ,.J _ .,. ,';", .•. " .. 10",

A ¥T • .or Q Ts and he [ailed b), ei'Dd the hand,

lt's possible that Villain is check-calling with. tWG :p2ak~ on the turn, 'hut it is h.ighiy unlikely due to stack size and b card texture .. 'C.oi£iJ.sider ing there' s :$0 much monev in. the not .already, a. In istake

I • .,'l Ji:"' ,~

onfhe I~ .. ver is 'very costlvand he should trv to avoid, it

• - - ,~. - - 'r."- - - - ~ .

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Players oflen have a hard time :phlyin"g small pocket pairs fmm the bllndsagaiusr a good cutoff ,a;nd button openet, ~lrl!plied odds aren't great because when YCjIIJ hit aset, you dailll get p,aidoff

that '~"'i'~,e''i' since ';'.I,("U'["- ,""irl,rl''''ii''ii,.:!IiI]-' ,j ",,'I '["';:;n;,;a-,o::;." ;.:;r,.;;. wide ,';:;'riJ th ev u """ al I '" ,1' on -I,." 'It ;;;.,~t,~O""",-;,,-,?I· enou eh h ;':;'O"ji,"1 '"

U.CL. Ii.) .U,I.· !I,ll. """').. :I.iI . ....,.!ioJ ~"If 'i._,,1 " !IJ &""',i-o': U!I iL~ • ,It.:). ",[.i.l '1~V.i:) ,i:JL!I,:~ ~T ,u. [,iL!I-iLU It ,U,~ .i.'lu.i:JL "',J Ul.u. ,It ,U,[':L '!i !i..,,;I ,i;i~ u.·U L ..... iI.'i...! ,e;1~, ,UJi:JI.lI,iI,IJI,i."

to stack 16ff~ Y CHi .afle ,out (l,f :p. osit LO'1ll andoften fd,ld rite besrhand,

Anoth,e:rCCI:mll1CU] SL:r~te,gy is to re-raise w ilh these h.LiiJdl:i:il,gs: against loose c;u'tcd']; andblind

open ell. Youusually t ake it ;(]!Cl"W':i:!J, pre- i'].'C1J\ ;arn.d. if y,ol[r opp Oif'l:eillts. 'pby fit-or- foJd,p oker, you, cantake it. d.Cl"WIl with a continuaticnbet, lfvour c-bet doeso't dothe !o'bl,VOiJ. will o.fl,eil s~e the

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tum and :ri:ver'f;()1t free,siilc,e 'Villain. will fFec_!'lH:'r.ntly g'~ check-cheek, It's not the end of the world

ifycm'Lre caught running a huge bluffwith a $lnaH !NJck.et Flair, since yom'!ll be re-raising out -;Q,f

,Ii. '" "Co. I in ,_l"" 'CW- ']"1.. .~ "10' T:I ocket 'n;.:; irs '."I]-":J '-v- ,-,'II, r]; ;o-e" t'I '" ; ,;J ,-, ff' ',','n ,-['L ,Co; ""e L ,_,1. ";I;n UfO

·U.~i!W I!.J!,!I ••. 1lL3 ", _ I ,t I~, LJ' I~ ~~. :_: '.;.. K· ..... I 1~\i:,:_L_~<, ~ '~.' ,'!LlI .. ..; I~I~ - ,~, ,e..'- I, .rJi:JL ~d~, ~I I" I, '~II.~, _U!L! a." 1.~:~J.'!;.l~ol'~'I~"~.

Tho::;. ,j:IL." d st -"'t'·- g-" " "',,; "",;:;I[] ,-(-""-,j;'),,, .. , - ,r"", - ",-.,;:;1'1,." '1;~8' '·1""'" ,'f!. '~',c, ":1- eek -""""11 1 ",' -,,-, ,Iii'l .. ~ '1"" ." ,iI;I ,,;.n'~ ,-",,~'Lor,... nhIu, 8'. ta e,), l,$ ~'u' 'Cu: , pr",,-,I,h)'P'- r;",l~IJI:!"[i:ilH],), LI_I:~ P,UI~,.I"o::. ~'u''"'' ~v ,t.,-""u , ,,'Ow ,I,l .... ;p.'" (}ru'~{!r"'" wun

Oti.Iy one card h,i,gbe't than tenand hope fa,-r. ,111 cheep s'l:il,()wduw:t:J, Of'D,OUJs.e, if your (f,P!(KmerUS&tte O"<CiiQd.~ this sll:Ci,wdtlii\\"'[il l811"t usuallycheap and that's where most nlavers are Lost ,~:f onlv thev

I~ -e ; . i'" ..( -e-; 'r'

knew that one can check-raise the river,

Youcan check-callthe .1I1.0ip on htKlrdS with .. a broad w,ay and: two smal i cards, and if the turn goes check-check, )'G(JilI. should ~e:ri(Hj$ly consider check-raising the river, 'On boards such as Axx or Kx;{~ enee Vi llain checks behind the turn, hie rarely has top pcairb eanotherwise hewould bet

th e 'I"~ urn {~,;'r' H',;:;I" <> !',:'"'O·'I when 'y' ,,''',,, ,,,,'m,.'""'~'1_,- the ri ver 1.""",'1111"1'[I!(!" '~/"I 'p,;::>;o::;. '" <":1.. ·OC·IC'.'iL,/lnl'''' n ,""'r;<,~1 "',;":;'1 rr ,,,,,-t1!r'i,O·-· il'[l·e::- rf',j, - l ,!!i-" ,~,,1U1, ,,~;!..J, '!Ii ,6L, ,U,--",'! ;:'l . ~ 'I(-y ,I.~" - \I,~, , r !.oJ!IJI, !w 1,!lu~1I\. !tU .. , ",' ~, ,I.~,u. J'" ,I ~'I~ ~ U. .i.~!i.,.d!i;..' .i:A, ,~U, - 'If't",11I,!i,.J. 'If¥' I.!I, l:iu.~,U ~v uJu, U .to-I" - ,I.~,. - 1.:I,l,

--'l_· -o'i'I,_'L'j"(j.,-- ._- 'L, lA- .. ft --- ·'L ·I~.-', ... !tic-]. ,j,''1- ,iL.',: -. ~".- --.<.j,L •. 'I-.r-----L .--'11= .,,'1.. uoesn lOU' ,1~e". you S,I.I,OI,Jl1u ,[JJ' 'en cnecs-raise, r-eopie l,a.!K:e UIIS .same nne W lUI Su'Ol1g nancs sucn

'" e sets .<>:I'1'(J,I '-["W' ",'" 'n,;:; '] 'r'" ,(e,c'1 '~"'Ci-, ""'[' Pir'!ir'!i',r[ll pn,j, ,41,-""",-", ... !,~ ,"","",,,,<1. '" '1''''1-( i;"';;f, '''''''~'I] d ,I' nei '1"iI 0" '0,c'1 'if'Al .,1'7:1-'''' margin "!I)

,tIl~ .i:? : q,"~ ~:I,iLl~.1l , u. J~ i:.:l , ,;.11, ~'i.!'- ,~tt·._ !LA" ~ 1'''' .t'" ~ . ,~I ",,~, liI,u ~i:':i.,~, It. l_il,"""", ....... !;..lL i:,I_l, ,.u. , 'i"J." !i;.I~" y- ,1.~.!10.\ ".'~5 '''"'"' ji,U'1 1lI. ,u. r..~ ,. ,. i;.'L_ "I "I.:llili_Ll

holding,

Bas edon p ersonal e:xpe:r ience and .. th"do,fmanyo,fmystudenlsj YOllwi U geta tot ef folds at (be

" I'L' ,'l 'I Ii' I'A' 'I.. '" " 'L'

nver ... ne times yOiO: IJIJJrn t ,g,eti() JliI,R; are wli,erli, Y(iiUr {.')'pptjill,erilt .I.I!JtLF't<ove,s to two.pauscrfuts . .a

gurshet, As we all know ~ h.,~viflg'two,p'airs (}if better 'in a hold'em gaD]e is :pretty difficult,

'L'. --.'I!-. ]..... - ," - ,'I.. .. ' -]~:.I"] ... 'L.· .'k .-- "', .• .'1.. .-_".-. .;.;_ ... _'.'.'1.. ~j.---. -10- holdi -6:- '0" --'!I' '~;:.. - :c, ,,"_:;.l tc J -

F' :O:I t]!i1"a nee, ,~QIJ ~II;OU.I!JI a se cnec ,-[,(U se HI.e nvers WIt U 'SitT:OIJI:$' 11,C1!1JI_']_[[,I;;>S_ I,Cm l !--l9 anaia oiose

- -r'1 :. ;',; fhe ,.' 1 rt that ,;I.·L· . '1...-; <l, ;,. 1:'1... ,,1-', ,~'I:l.," . h 'Y" -:.-., ","'i'i' ,-.,'; . ,- ~ .,-. '1] .' ~ , 'Lr -, ','iL:'"li, ; ,~' va ue in l eo even. rna , tne nana lS cnecseu mrougn ... OUI eppcnenr W1 ' see Wll~[ you nav e anc

know that you ate capable ()f check-raising the river with Slti0i],g"ho,lditiJ.gs. This willadd credibll itv to your river check-ra ise bl uffs .

• .,'l ·oil

,= 33 ~

Thi s i~ a very ittlfportant c:OtnlC;~rt. Uti hziitg it in the right s ltnations can 'be Ole diffen::noe between a break-even player .at 2i4N'L anda ·bi.~ winner at .3/6N'L. lttcokme a Jnt. tal p' ut it '1:1]:1:01

• ,~r~ •

pract ice,

Th· . .,. .. . I' "L' _a ' Q"" ],. T"L _~ 'f~' ], .'k" '" 1- ' 'L 'i-

,e concept 'is not comptex, :1:iJ:CJi[' n i$Ui,i:u:ICtLt to ,grasp, , ,1,I,e 1JI,I>JICi..Ltuiln.,g iSI'i.I1I:0,w.iJ1:g wnetner

):ou are ,applying it in an actual game. I didn't know .1: hadthis leak until 1 started 'pl~tyillg ,P,LO" wher,e '(](11l the river it's mere difficult 'l,()'ex'tr,~a.'C'i value from thin :bands than .II], h61d!,eltiJ because

'.' <--c;., ._,:.,.- --~, .".J] ·O.··-]-Jj,'L. ... 'I.. t'L> , .. ;] 'fl'11'lO··'L.-..oJ" .. rJ]~" ·· .. ··.-"'-~-,t·L.,I,].·· ,:1,[

ranges are mere JJ'Clli3i.r.lzel;,!t, '_H,,:)' tnrcugn uousanas 0,1 E. j : ,1,~;~H,'1J!;5 IIJI.loI.j"u, n~C;0.'gnLze I~Jh, ,W~'$I1,

checking enough [iJI. N LH lE,

Tile bet-bet-bet linels very 5t1'Gng ill NLHE. This line igrar:~ely used with marginal h 0,1 din,gs,. - )'~U usually haveeither tl1,e nut's: or air. L et's ,g.!)i to, an e.N:amp Ie.

Exarn Ilde l],.J: Unless you have an .e;Lggr essive and bluJfy Image, youshould check the river 'here more often than "IOU bet, .KfJ.' is the bottom . .(jf vour

,~ - . - -,~ -

'v~h.r~ rangeIJ1y 'the' thIer' when. yn;u are t~king the-

bet-bet-b et line" Thus, you, \\1'0(([1.' t '0~fl,er.i. get W()'(5e hands to call,

You're not O'~)ii:1li[) to 'be Very :h2ltntJl\{ when YOu check

- - I~- Ib - 'r.' ,r.i."'·.,.. ,..;"

and see hands such as KT I' A 9, :91', and. JJ ,$h()i1;1V,(hJw:i]. 'But unless y,!)u.iv,e been gettin.g -nU'1 q,jf

:1 ~r!I"" those L. an ;''''. aren I',. I"'"" ~ / h .. a vour river 'n.""",1 ''''"'; .... l ,II" ~,_ ,I ~,6L- 1!Jl", ~, .... , •. I, ..... i:)LJI,~. '-"",b ;.,. "-' '\iL .a '. ,. , I,J .... i.

Tl..e· '['-e ",'r"" '1' ~'f1IO";, e ,'e"'-e:r-'" ~ (1,·"".· .... ,,, tb ""~ ,C'j'Ci", •• ,/JI.. '" "',o:>. !~. , ' ,c '''WI, .... ,i::iL~.~!>-! ,"-, "',' ,'~L~, rn,,~'rr'~ !~,~l,. . "",I,IJI. ,I ~ ~ " ....

For ~'L o:>.e"e '[-I""'''' son 8l Vi",U ",'L.,,,",;, I.J che ck. ","'r> ~~l &'1", ~;, '"'~,''' ,I[' ""',' l!.I,~'9.c. , . Q"()l;;> I;_J .. "." ,J oj _ , ,,,I.I,I;_J LIl:L!Jl . ,II ' !u< " '<'!-I.I,1Jl G" ~l4!o:a ,""

Th d " . h k 11 '11 k ~ J d d J

I"', ,~~ ,·""'il',:-,'II',,','-',- '_.',-;;;,r:' "'--;"-"":'11','1', ~ e , '11"':'" i.'·I'~ -",,-! "I~

,~ . ,.eCI$a q 11 to c :e:,(L' c~. or to c ,ec, -p ; ,. ep em .,.

h.exwily on what type ofplay,er Y(l'l1 face, Is V illain

the ,j'~"I9"" 'I"Ci. '. turn his han A intoa 'L.~ .. -w.f." or will L""

,l~i~ l).i~~ 11..,': ""'-." , I, ,m~ , .. "'t ,UJ~.I,U, .I.~,"-'V u_L ~IJ,!l.:t.lL '~' '!i.i, , 'IfI!': '" ,U/,..

'L"p-r"p- '1'1'" ,,,,'I.. Ci"W- : "~""'·V·'" ,i]:V or TT ~'II1-- ,,-I 'k''''n'''' ":""'-11 'L,,,,, ... "",

,I ~-.;;L ,.," '.J ,~u,' . "," Uurt! ~ U" ". A I ... J" " " ,jiJ.l) :1lI .. .I.~I~r)!...Jl .] 1 ..... 1 _ ,!o~,i:Jl"'i '!ioI' 'til

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'E'.,..,,--- 1110:. 11· ~. ~3·:!qt:_ ,t!: iv~"'.~~nm'IfI.~' . J!" ~",_. ~,u u-,L'.laK

SB: $4'93

l!J":'D'., !/['.'....... . . .rt11'i .D.O '!. ~,,",'I[J lull

:Hero o(1JJT'G ):: $6i80

M111Jo• 95':O··1fi1 :t-" ~- . l.I

00: $,72.0 m'T N" "$ ,",',",',11,

,II:). , 1·· Ii - .11 {U

D,[,- =,,Q;_,I1~I'Oin,'~ H' ere 'l'p, U""T:O·,. 'W' o~"1;- 'i~:r .' J'., .£' ,,,,",' I.~, II'" " .. .,.. ,u, ~ __ .. lI' .•. U~ ,f.'\.. -, ..

Bern rai s es to .$l8, 2Ic)'lds'j B TN calls sr g" 2folds

F~o,'~ (:~45) K~ gt,'. s~ (2 players )

H b $- 38 "BTN" . ~~ S38

I I I . I I .. ~ ·,··1". 'I· .. I·.·· , ... ~" ..... " .

.. ero ets ,,' .. ' .. . ca .. 8 _,'

'T 1-=--" r,'fif.'! .,. '1'\ ·v .... f'i.'"' .oL'l'., t -s . ',1-" ,.-,)

,IIli!l"IiI. q~ ".:!.',., !' .,N..~. 7~."!!Z.JO. \ b pillye:rs

Hem bets S 114,~ .BTN calls $1:1.4

Aft;e:r the turn, unless we have a. erazy iI11Z'[.ge~ VilLalt.i.'$ :r.2tI1,ge ~:s.Kx .~tr!id clubs, '\'M~es;h0l11d gCY ov·er.

what flush draws band Villain c all s with on 'the Fi o,:~ {$45) K~ 8~3," (2 pI ayers)

turn "H" .", couldhave ",",.11"",'" A,AQ .. ,'-' A····.ii:.J·.,. Hero bets £41.; CO calls $41

!I,.Il ... III •••• O!i..l u llI, ,1.U)i:lI.'~ ~ fl.."""". iii"\... ""'" , . .t:-1. ""'-, __ , II!:!":~ _ .. ,~ ."""-" :.!

A.'*'T',A ;\.5" AA41A AA.i,A K,j;'Q": K"}- ,~tr!id

,;. ..... ,' , ..... 'c ,_, , ..... '_ ..... ~ , " ~ , ...... '!II ,., ..... " ' ..... '~.',' '.',-, w~' ,' ...... [1 ..... , • ,,_.

~~"T'&. .H: ',,," could ,"'~ "","".!r"'''i",:·n'''J·'' 'Q, r: AT. ',&T" h.~ ... '!::". . .. ..:;; U.J",,", !.,.I. q.[ "i;,J H<J!' '" N!' .~ . ~, ..... ~ .... ~ ,. 'c' '!1'1!' .. ~. , .

.... ,..,.-'1 Trlliif'1IA CJ T]' """'8 ''''"u'r' ''''1'1'"11 '~"Il- ''''''''' I' i j;} ." r""8O-' ,I "'r'" .... 1] ,~I 'm ot ~i:Ju,lL'l1I. .: ...... ". , .... ~ ~ .1.lL'u·· I~ .: lu1r, l~~\j" I 'w. •. ~,l '.'~ i::;,L , ::- ,b!LIL ,:[;.a, , 161. ,I:U ,I.~, .. Il,

a random flsh, it is. net often Villain calls our turn bet with a naked. queen-high flush .. Fer the sake of :Rl~rer:($]27) Kt8f(j.. :2. (2pta:yer'~) ceq uity calculation, wie W HI "i:11l.·cl.ud:e Q.J~ and

Qf!.TII! [11 ViUahl'8 range,

'E'··. -- -eli 11111. ·nTl-··j,·· -., .~'., f~" t, _i_ .

c xam IPd~ .I!.I! •• "". wnar TS~ yo ur acttcn l(:l'r eacn river

card?

Before wedetermine what 'Vii" e should do for each river card, W'e :sh:Qiuld :1J.gU:N~) nut ViUaLrtls.:t.2!Ili,ge afrerthe turn ac tion . Once 'we- .kfilOW this lour river decis ion b,eoortl!-e~ much easier,

"0 .: '. - the ,~,,; ~c 'V' ~~.'" :'.- :'"" ''''''''~ :'-i.g '-'I'lr '!'"iE( 00 '3"3'

. .£1L 1.1.,", .II.UF 1 ~.LL;;'t m ~.'" "",Dtnln., 'Ii.';' 'lUI. ~'I; oO!. . '1'

~ 8 A· 3 Iub d .' 9'9 Q'Q'

'~." .,- .. _.' • .-_~ I· I. ,-- 'i'-.~. ,-' -1.1 ~;'-'·I' 1-'·'-- _ , ~-. ,_. _" _. ~ ... I·I .. ,

• c. .., • x,. . $,. C,. u.s" [m .. · sometimes .

''\ ~"ll' - ..... ·~I.,:l - ,·· ... bbor - .' _.··tl. '0 .••. - "J .f"fir'i, 'Q" 'Q'" ·· .. ;or ¥ 1 Ham, ,e O!JI.H.ll gel .S UII.!J"().m. W 1. 1.1. oxramu. "";'"";' - .'. . ..... ·aI!l.IJI,

call (Jut 'tum bet lf'he feels we 2- barrel to 0 much,

E"""'--- ,'~I"'· 1'1 "1,. i['?!~·£C.'_M·.·· "'.~ ."".u.lJITI]pm.l;., . """,_ ~'.~ .:.1!D o J .. i:!I.X.

CJ·B·" ~A'lijif'il

~,II .. ,~ ~'~!u!LI

11),~" ·"".5.A.0 DO. ... ~. ~Q

'U' T'G'" 'C""'''C' ,C' 1.'_ .. ,,'1·;1: 1~,i,J,j

H"e'-:ol f7lll[n"fi.,.~£"I!'!D ' ... II" . \_J.".:I!.:Il ~" ~,u "'),

,CO~ :$,'766

'O"T'N'" • '!iJ' '" ""!!'4 D.I. .. , ~ .J.)"..J.J I·'

'Eli·: ·fil··,-i·- 'P'- i', '-'i - :!'%lj)' ·,:- .. ifh .;!..AA·· :.-: .If lrel .. 1I0p,. :n'em Ofil. .!I.'!i.U.- W Lu.Mi. .......

1 fold" Hero raises to $1.8" CO calls $.:1.8,

3 r..,J . .J',,,. .!I[~I~:I['ii1L"

NQfW IVill.aim·"s r~nge h .. e®.di'i].g tC) the river i~ {K.KC-9*

88, :_r3il .A"Q&~ A6J.f!., A&T6, AIo5,~, .. A:641~,. . ... ~.

A" ,A'lI* !K"]'·";f- 'Q:,3J," 'Q' '''T'A "K·Q .. o·_l '~.1I.1,,,,. n,""'fil out ID .. ~.

- .~£..~ ,.. .. ,:10 'I"~" .~. , .. ~. .~, h. . F" 'I''!{!G J.~ .. "" LIl '--- ----'

A6 ]{,." ecauseVi llain will usually re-raisepre-

:[lop with AK. Now, lers :[igure (H,d whatour river ~.c;tilj\1] .$ti:CJ!uld be .

A ... K.

'lD, ,Q - .•. :

. .I[)"! .

... 'l'f'~'L' -"'~"--'".' u;&; ,.:L. :-··· .. ,i' .. --· , .... ;-; ·I,~J:··· ... ·L,,'I-. .. -,; ... - I,:lc ... ····i- '1' 'I·f··r-·· ..... ,··L.:I, ··· ... it

.. ~" .... ,. tUe nv·er LS'a .f.'L'!'" m.e ql,ll.estl:on H~ :S!.I.OIU . .IJi, w'e 'CI~,eC.K ()iT SnOllJl_.lJI, we ~',et ..... '. Wr;;; Cil.leC,K" is 1 .·a

check-fold or check-call?

S inca Villain has a h)lt of busted dnrw:s in. his range and may value-bet W(l,r~e, weshcmld check instead of'b etting .

. A!!ainst theabove ranze on a river K+,. we have 6:5'% euuitv, Thus, ifw:e ktil.GiW Villain bets, his

I~ Lb , ~

entire river range, we should check-call. HG!weve:r~Vil.laill is rarely betting his entire river range

- .3.5-

L· et's assume ·':L.""l·L.,,"II~ check '4,"{'o:I, .cW·'],~L rtir'i, IT JJ' ",·n·A· "".,]'*' because thev '1]"',,;:::. Ii1,L,~) .• ",,,:l',,,,, .. ~"" ; .' ,'~ '~L~.Jj .•. J,:~ unu ,U,'~ ,1 1!I..i ':u(..~t;.. E.:J\I:.lI.I~II\.', .ur "'7~. '" ~ _'~_',~. il'-l_il.~,'!ti:.!I, ,fi, .... ...:.~ 1LJ'~!i;.i'tlLlUr~." It. r:~,..: ,IJu.·'!i'~ ,i.jlll.lj.:,In-''''.lI.u.lri,I.~.

value and with. the excepticn n,fJJ,. not ,iia lot (),fW{li[Se hands sre ,caili.ng a riverbet, This is; because a pia ired. river card. us ually discourages 'people from bluffing with a mi ssed draw, That means we should check-fold :111:1!('I,re often w ith our bluff-catcher hands.

N '.' ]' -~i', ,I .... ",. vm ,",-, -- . u- ["'Lj '''''~ -l. ' 'H'-'i'" ,i!::-L~l';" 'r- ,- , ,- 'I 1i"I-- 'l.. .;a:-- ' ... ' 'I,'L",. 't' --

{'!w'j ers maxe .~ l. .am area lyll,gl.~'l :r!;',gull.,iiT,,e-S f:!OiB}llI1l,g amy non-nutnusn 1([['(tWS; onme urn ..

He's "[!jO'L betting with anything worse than Kx fOif' value en the river, either, 19 the river ,~tiH a r.,,,,,'1.] r;)i' 'N:' ; ..... , 101'"'>· •• r eauitv ·~It, 2"1 'i'D./ "'Ii);" ·I'ri.col ,'" 'r'':;",(f'e "',f~'K")!7 ~OQ '3")' A-.a..QAo >'I.,.J..... ~ AT·.... ,;, .. JL.",,&

,",,0:11., ,'! .' \J.,. 1(.., ..... IQ' ..... l,,i' 1." ~. I' (~'~,I;;;Ii:l!,.",:;'l. '"1· .,,,~..,,~, u.u. 1', . h. 00"", .. '], . ,"!:!"..~ l' .f.'\.._ '!I!!' ./"I;.,~ ,. "!:!".,. _~"!t!'.)'!i:!".).

A"41f.!.KJs+!. KQo!. AA 1, Since 'we usually get 2.5~to~1 Oil] a river pot bet, l:ri's a check-fold, lf

" . j,'ll,", ,'1,. -v. "11'" "'''\ 'I]'" '_-. ' .' ,('I'_-' - ~ '.- ·,·'ll.. "::.'5'" --;.J 5·~A" .. ,,,] .... '11 '1.;.] ff' the ~"'- '''f 'k-

WE::UI.IIJ),IIji .. u atnts C~UJl.g our _pr[,e~H.'op' nm.ge WIHI. '~)...:-_ ·",an.l!L ',., ~"';t':"'. \~IlI.!;,il '\NIH enu .. r 1I.e river .I. .. ne

misses, 1ti.S still a foldbecause AA enlv has 29,% ecuhv on. the river,

,~ " .~

N ·~t" 'I:L .. t .,·k,-, "i:L. 'v',-'_-' c, ':,--,. ,-,1.., . '4., .• ,l "V' '.]] '-,:'.' Ie . <P, likel ·j·e L.i. 'f·f· .'r-,.:L._ ,- "k,,,'!, "I 'I"'" ,lro."" , .0 e mat wnen W,e:E'... paliS hl.e 1j(j1t.l:['I;1I.l' . J .. :allJl. 1 .. Si .eS'~ .lIK:e~.y liD mu ... 1 WU.e:11 CmeC,IK,6!.,l lO~ .I.,ewe:[

iC()nilJ'lnatl:OIlS -glve him made hands (piatttic:ulady triPLS) 'to value bet, $!) hers more Iikely to be called, This is where youenterthe level liN at but as .~ default, the river i~ .~ check-fold.

D ]'f' ";L.::. . "v. """" .,;,..", ,Q..... ",.L, ~.-,,~ ,.: '''~<iI'' ,. '. ".L."" c.'! ... ? .0. •... 1. H~f,,-,:[1 ''''''1. 1.1$ 'LIL.,"·" ;;ouO!J.J.'IJi .. W,,", !!,},,",IL or '",,11' •• ,,1::,1\..,

]:f we b et, we get Kx Cit benet' h) tall and ,e-ve:ryth. if:ii.g: else 'I'Q' f('~ld .. However, by checking, the

tr .. me 1'/',. or .~ etterh ... .,:,,1,1 ~ 'W' ""10] ·1 '\1""'1 ue ·k-;:::'I.~,ve .,:., 1'11 ~''''e· e 1"·'~' '1",..." ," '11 air '" or .~ etter 'Ii... i,j·· we \('o,""n stil I u"'J; 'n :1:1!6_u_., '."_ ,~10" lJ~ I!ior., ,~.~_bL~J,U;;"., .. . ,L . ,,",-, '.-. ~LJ'~l '!, "-1"y I. ;ry _ ,~Jl~I.~I.. ,~I t'n '~:r :r/iiiL ; , ~ 1!i.J., [J'L>!l, I'i.i-" U1u,lL, '!"."!" '. ~ '¥i;l~,~: .~ l J., I~'i:.;.l, I~:

:'" ·~;;:;.t from UJ'", and .,,"' ..... ",",:::': ... p d ,,,",L ,",,'ifL"" se '0;;'::' m .is ~'.""cCjlr .. P't ,"11 [,;::"W' _. "~' or :" random :n..,] " ,'ff,' '.'

"""" lJ !I;,.ol, J1_, ~ .. , , f.'ti. _. ~~. !:,_L, ,L!L 'n" ~ ..... ~~_~, I :I, ~h, 'i.J ,U .. U, :;0.... ",Il~", -0.-i:) ~1Jl II U~~~, lJIl, i:J_L. ~!I,J;, i::-L ,i:JL, ,IJI,'-.J,I,J,,~ LJ ,!UI", ,~

Since the river doesn't pair theboard, Villain's bluffing frequency will increase, A:I1e:r all, he'll rarelv win with ace-high.Villain may also value-bet with worse hands such as ·KJ·.$ and KTs.

~ , ,~

TL.· .", I"~'I.",.:; ",:L"",.- .. L .. ·C"'~' HUI,~" h,~ 'i:IL ' ..... I,~.u.,.dlj;.·-., 'i:IL~.~ .•

'C''- ] f the river '1'",·", Hi. should "IV',,," bet ""i:r·I":k",,,.-,d-']' . _ • . .. ~.. 1"-" .. J. ...,. .:::, '1:.11. :1 ,~." ~I,~.~!, .... , Ir;]. ,_ ""' ,[). ,'_", ,,",I,~,v .... t,;. , •.

C'I"i"iI ce '·W· ,',"" A'''i",'I',j, hs 'V· ,;:::. ,.,'1..,,," .>'!o.,. ., .. , ..... ",:It""i' ,]' "'1 'C;L."",]~ N'· "'(iil' ·L. .. ·.i]'DI' g the A',. inc rea ses "0',. tr ,'>;ir'l:P- """1' .e:'IJ). ,j,i.", ~,!I,ill~._:_" • !i;.(U,L!I~,l",!I}i:Jl !i;.;I!l,IJ,!i;..1.!"1..".....,~j 'i!'Y~.-~I~,"'}!LiL,!JI,.,I.U,'io(~K, ••. 'l"U)i;.!1'~ .,\_ 1..!!iooo" ..... 1,",,1 ,.'i;Jl-;';'.;Jj '."-11., !i,,;I_r.'" U1U,,'. ,It~

number of :~u.sJo l&f,~WS 'by itt least 50%" wlrlch means that more hands will beat lui. Thus, after ,cJ!J:e.cki:rn.g,. if Villain. bets two-thirds- P:lil on the river, tt.l s a fold,

If'we have the A: ,iii and the rive 'r :1:'''' ",. '("~·i'L., "IV,;!> ,,,,,"" ... ,,,.:;f;:::,,1'!.1 bet-fold the '["1'"",,,[, ,'0:,,'[" havins the A',' ," _u, ~.¥!w , !.:JL ~ ~, J!i..l " ..... 'i;l "u 1tI.~" - ,!I,!.1i, - , .. ~ 16L ~ ,I,u~, 'If _ ""-' Li<1:A.1I.!I, ,~i:A,U,Il,..:.:! 'W 'w1L ,~'l.J. ..!JL IL _ ,. - " '~!W,... !u., ,U,i:.tL,!! "'I~ u.u!._:_ " .....

r:en:lJOiv,es .;;a 10:t 'I(),f Bush dt'awS' :[['(~n:n our (}:p'p(}!le;rqf.$ r,ange,. ,®.IiId he:'ggo-in,g to havre some K..x [1"'1 his

-J6 -

'lJo.hj C~lilhet-'.Wold. to . extract value [r.qnl calling stations bot ,ge:riI!erally don't val ue-bet thin or have .~ cutiousmind, W'e are rarely ,geuin,g b luff=la,i$ecl in thissp 0:[' 'becausJeQut line i,s reaHy strong, _4dclitio:tltally" ·sin.Cie there's a flush draw on tile flop, ifVillain thinkswe are bluffing, he's going h) call wavmore 'P,fh~Ii thanturning .ti.' pC1ait int'8i a ·bh.1ff,

.~ , . .

"!vVe can check-raise ,1lL'11-111 (.l'I1111ile river toget ;1lL few here calls [rom 1{;Q or KJs; that value-bet file

. '".''''''' .",;j £,,,,,'1- t· ... e.- ,A'-",-, 'i· ~'--.~' ,.~ ~.C, fold the '1'-)''-'1 of ,u.., "' .. '-f>' -;cr,- !C" -·lr·.·- ck- -,- "", .. :"-'.- also 'c:-' ',ol:.-., '" ,._.;--.--. n,~ .... f ,,,,,IILlI. J!!.A~ .. 1.1 .. 'y !JlO[!J. I w::,m.t. ~!J, .to .u. l .. ' l( 'P v .. !.uel[ L .... riI.,be. . -_ I~.e .... , .•. I.i:lHo::< m.gi:iL' ~0, 'IN l!Jlefll.:::- t'i u[

,,:t, eek - .. ":'."..,,, river - ... ,- 00';'" ,;:;.--;1 ..... 111,'". ,-<i- ". j,I'; 'O"""j .-- I';'-~- ;.., edit - .............. '- -'''' check . -".' "',:;. ,j,'L.",' '. "'i""' c· . .", ... '!;.\ l,1C] lK=I'D!-]_~'" .BY' r fal1.I';3''''' anu rdLJ l"J1'1i'!.ia us ~v i.;;1C]1 .. ru'v.r~ creui WIJ~!I_ 'IN'"" ,,,,,I_~.~,,,-,·-ri:iLl,~,,, tu.·,.. rrver i:iL~ ,i:iL

·D..,I .Il'lf'

!.J Uu ..

A, a the river is the A" I check - feJ,ld.i:n,g' is the best option, Jnadditi on. to. file' 9'9'an,d, 'Is: hands 'Utat V]U,aiil :may hold, nut-flush draws also beat us,

MU'[,e0V er, since our hand 1 (HJks like a busted drawl 'i tis unl ikely that V HI, ain is turning 9K~ TT and small.pocket pia irs; l:rU(J bluffs,

Villain doesn't have that. 'maIJf\>" drawsat the

- - - . . ,.,. .

river' .since 'the board pa~:t'S; the [urn, This

'lolwe:rs T8 and non-nut-flush draws' ir,np,ll;e~, odds, These handmight 'also be draw ing dead,

-]'i'!' , ·-·i, " ". '. J' '.7 , .- 'V" JI ;"-. ,'1.. .. " -, ,,',~'L

,1,::$ ,11001 11I1lUSUa, ~O see .', ~ , .am ,SnOW Up W un

'9x or TT-QQ at fhe :d \I:er~

;A Ifthe river ',,", T" ":','1'" ... ,,,:L,,,,,,,hll";.,~,~a

!",.o, "'~, l ],' []Y'"r ~:s; '~1 ,,'~ I' ll,:., ~1 CI~,,,,,,,,h,-~,'UH_!l,.

Y 'j '[j TT' 'M'

" ,-, -I . I, "', I' .-::. -! ; .. -!. I - ,': _. -' .. , . - i : • ..-. 11-" i - -'~··i· ':.. .

[) U flU 110 Q mge:r . eat .. .., J . oreQ v ~["

handssuch as9 x or 8'8 are less likelvto

... ,

,Ex,a m p,~ e 11.3:: :$ 3/$66-Max SB: $48'0

Hero (DB):: $',~8; 'UTG: $5[lO

r-1II'1!fIo" '~"'\""I.t;;, I"f,lJj .(,-' r. .~, r u

00: s 14{J, 'lBTN:' :$22 a

PreftnlP'~ Hero ~)ijL B;B wl:'tb J" J.

1 fold,. MI~' raises to $::1.8 I' 3 Jotds~ H eTO c all s S 1,.2

F~olfJ~ ($.39) 9'fO~3t; (2 'players)

'J_] ,"'" 0 -, he ,'Ie (; 'M··· '1p calls (i' "i", 1.1' ""f ." '1... ck ,,,, , '0;;'" r" rren en CK'dl' L .~-', ~L,.o;l! ~'.J""" ;-]!,'!..._ICJ cne .. , -rai .. es ~u

~'l I'" M·,. 'iIj'iI' calls !;J;O,(ii1

,:;. ] ,,,",.l';[ : " ,l- , 61.1:."1> .:J> ClIL;I

TlI!IIrw~ ($2.69) 9fo7!tJ~71' (.2p:layers) Hero bets S .188~,Mf' calls $188

'lDlo'i, F: :,' ('Q.t:.j '5')' n,,"'A3.7'" v (2,'1' "')

,,""~~ er'i\ ~lY'" 7'~ r',,,,- .. ""- .' '.' ,A~, ... p,@'y.er-l'l

~H~~ra has S427lDehinQ. \Vh,tU, is Hero's action if the ri v er is,:

A,A,. 1B,2" C.T •

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Vi ll '" '1\'" 'r' "'~11J 'I.,,,, '" '" pair of " tens 1'''i''' the river-after the '~/"ii11 act '1",{';IItiI' '" inc <> havinsr ". ten ;1]' his hand

_ ']"Ii:.l.L .!U, J' i:lU,'~ ,;{ I,li:.l.l~~ 'i:JL .. 6L., !I,J" 11..' ,~!i.J,I.~, U, ~ ",.!Ii \, ~i;.j- , .' , l.U,· 1J.Y.i"' ,i:;IL.,..'I, ,!i.,):I.~, '~'.I,U"i~ ,I~i:l~,!t , •. iI\~ i:.'I. !I. _I.!I, J"., " • .:-:-, ,i5L1.~,!.,lI.

meansthathe will have a c!om'bo: s:tr~ight and .. flush draw, Such a hand will likely J,"het'ttu;: :Il1QP and 'tty to getall the :I1lOii]"ey in {Jij] 'I lite 'Ja,op,

D. If theriver is: a Q+!, if!s a close spot It:~ a check-fold againstmost players, Against a :~ecw good legul2ats!l it'sa check-call, The H~aSU::1] is ,0:I1,oe Y(]iU ,check the river, ylOu :[;~[ieJy have 'Ox beat,

, " - ):"',"',<" OrO, 'L..""'1,e Ix .... "" i.cl 1\7 I? ]"'T'-''''i -, . ,'i'!'~ .. ,. -, _. . ,I' "p ,<'" ,",,' - i",:I4,~' of ": ,..;. "'IOr' i ,.' :. ",,~ :g 'i'L. ",,,. 'I.. "" <'i L,"', - Lf~ 'II '.':

UIiI:I"",,",e> ::rOU .I.!l<.t\ .'. ~. a5Jl!!JL ,h,h, •.. u your 0ppo.lJle:.nl l;:;!O uapa.me L! .r,e!UO,t;>I1LZUl," rrus, 11, ... ,,1!lu,UIIJIill rum

anveairworse than Q",. N, into bluffs,

'I?- .11:."

:tand,()~J.l blu:l\, V HloiliI"l. ,Sh,O,ldd :sbH 'bJuf[wtfh 9iJ{ inthe 'OCJi\),®.SkUl you :t!),~'Ve<A9;s and KSh~l' TIlM.n,d:, JJ and 'W illfold to, a river bet a lot, hi's rare for y01], toeall (1111 this river If :YOlO. check on, a Q~,

Im,p orf'a,~:t :Note:: A Iilaj(}'tity o'fp,!:ayet:.s;bel,c'Jiw 6:0 Onl, if'not all, won'tbetuming 9x il1i.t()oblu:fI~ iii th is :silC}'( and 'W" ill. Hkdy have trips, a full house, {lit a flush when 'Of! .aPffears cat the ri veran d they bet bl:,g. However.fhis i~ a greatspot t~ go, overbecause when you take this line and, check ,():tlI the river when a draw hits" vouarealmost .alwavs ,check-ID'~)'](Hj]~ V(HJ:[, entire river ranee,

i'r!- r!- I~ ,.,. I~

II C·IIi.-..-: 1,.-. - 1-1"" T---:-· 'h-I ••. I-E- '. -

_ . :,113111"ll.er- I "': e :--_xam

F:Q1t ~:~e~e Jii"ob.fernsl, assume ~d~ Y(Uii.r CrppO'ftieets areaverage TAG t·egmiiru~,r.s~m a :$Jl$inl 'ti;· .rvlaxga.m:e .. TlI,·eir pre··,OIJ<P 's~a-ft;s are 2:2/] 6/,2.5 ..

'lIT!;. "lll - - 11, f;;'''' I~ c t::_ M"· ,I[" Iftio.~l~em.[~ ,:;;;,_).~'n 'LH .. "a_x

SIB: .$235 BE: .$548 UTG: $289

ilc;ITn. Qt::.'7'3 !.VJL,llt' ~ ,.t'H.J ~., ',.

H,eroo (CO):: :51n130 RTN: :$!oi""

'I1l-'i 'iAi ,-:" ,M· iC.'-:'.':.< ':C'O" with A',' ,.'-':. clf~uOIP" "em 011_ '_ WI. u, ,,,,_~.:h

2 fi,.,,.-,,.p,,, Her H, rai 10,;,.'"' s '"h,S'P H': :TN:,.' ",.,.. lls ~, A ..."

. ..If:,~Jj6~L~ ~ .. ~I:. U _ U .. L, ..... ;:]!::.I",J .L.l731 '_ . _ !i:-o' ~ ~.~ ~,,,,,-,.:.t,~ ,r£.

fo ~'. ,.t . .,

W!,t!L'~-·"",

,F'~o,p: ($S7) A,@!.T.2¥ (2 players) Hero bets S44j BTN calls $44

T~r.-:-I·i fC'14~) A· ,.,T ... ·~· • ...,-:.&· 12: "11'<;'11;'0;.,··,) w flril •. !(_ ~ ,I --:.J " , .. , ,,,,",.!:, ,'Ii}", \: - P ,i;LJ_ ~.rs

H "''1"" 1:.0. .~..:; e 1 0,5 B· :IT·N· ,,,-,,"'1 )'''!, t: 'I ,Ii'll'':;:

J':.O lLJe ~~.';.;) .. , .. ,. ' ..... '-'L ,J~ ~'" U"-"

~1i:IIo ".,."",..,., .r~-"_l.~;:) A.&T·+2·¥t:., J'¥ t» . ··I<y ers] "l~.I!',,··~~ ,i ~.;;l'_J;.Jl,) tci.',~ ""'..;. ,.lJ'·, '. 'L-~ n ,oOlY,,:TS ..

[""' Ir"

H' .. , '1')' .ero ,:

Vi 11 min. is unlikely 'in tum. Tx and 'Q.J.ln10 bluffs because thev p-,ickoed up.' Sh(ii~'td0iW,,[!I, ee uitv. And

,~ .. , ,~

sine e, the-beard is ·dry,~, Vi 11 ainmight s lowpI~y

hands such as .22 lolit,d TT. AJ is also ,~ big part of

'--- --' VilLal:l]r,~ river betting range.

p'ro ltd em, 1.: $3/$-6 6 ,.l\,~~8!.x c;l[)', ii1'2"~5

~.D .. 'oD', ,.:J,"

B,B: $548 UTG: .$289'

~_.II~' C'''';:'''3 IV,U, lit' ~ .~!~) I , - ,-

neflO (COO): ~$.!6\30

D'T- ""T" 'il" a "!'''!' lD, , ~,~ I •• ~!']I I; r

D,..;,,_;f!IO· IIf'i" ILl,. "-<">, ''''''--- ,C" -,0' ". with A'-"'· ,.5' ,.L C~.'~ UII,. il,e.'''_''ull. __ .' WIt, ,,~ .. ,!:!!,

''lifi'- L..l' H . ., - . !.~')4 !['i'TN" ",-' "1' .t;..'O'~iGC.5')' ~e¥ (i ral s, E lj to ~"""l .([) , _, ,- Ica j,s,

$24·" 2folds

"mIIO- ,1'1,' (<2.5'1') A',JL"T'.-21f of? players)

,II"~,IJ .Jl-r.r! .' ~'- ~ ,'.'; ~" "-. _', ~,-" . ,~l!'w~,,~:

.I::I errol) et s 544) BTN cans $4.4

T~r~:: :(:lj:.:I4-5) A-tlT.2¥,6.· (,lplaye(8) Hero bets S I05~, BIN calls $1.05

]Uver~ .($355) _A,6T.·2'.6t,J'. (2 players) Hero ?'

Answer 1::' ,A common Iine p"llrn:vers like totake on

. ,..,

th . ,--·':~'t --:":, t.,', u..., j-f-,II~j A- ,~: -'. '1' ,-,-",-, It," ,I:lr

!,~.e II.\ er l$ .0 l.Jel ,U,OHJI, .• ,' H,er ,a .l~ we u.a'IJe- l!.~,e

h]gh,e.~t, pair and noflushes. or trips are possible,

An . d if we bet 2ltiid qet raised, we ate Iikelv beat ,~d

,b. } 'r:I'

can KdJd, ourhand,

AI- ,~'l;-,> 0"1.. ,.:L' "'-, '"'''''e- n· '," 1 "I~:",,"" ".,1'."",-.; ,·1",,' --;, (i-" ''''Ii' ,Ii",,: bet.!'1i. U~l)!lI.~I.~ u~.l, ... au" I .. S .11\ ....... .;:,i. ,.~li:;LFlI!JLi:;Li.\.!I. ~PLl~. lU I!.l .. l

'P"'~ 'lJ unless "':''''''U' 'L "':-V' Ie· '" crazv ,;:.",,,, .g'''' y., eushould

.wu.tl.u, . ~!" ~-o..:JI :';"'f: 'i.,:.I" ,~.~Ii:Jl , ;:!L ~. ~L.:.;.. J lU.~ulii:.iL. __ .~~, "","!i...l1I,.iL ~! ~,!i._"~_U

~'1. - - 'I ~,., '" ' . "L - 'I". -;;!I. . '1- • ,t· . 'I., ..

aimos . ZllW:'-l) s CII.eC,!K. l111'1,J!. eva rna e nere,

TI.,- + . - ,:-.-. :", " , - .,L,. ,~-"'--, ,-,- ,"1;1, 'f"'] ,1 '1...' ,p:; 1"-ne l!JLe,G:l~H)m om wnetner [Q ca ,1 or . .I) l!JL neavi .y

depends em game-flow, The :nJ~j o:dlY offhe time,

:I;~'I,,,, "" check _ {,o,tll·'~ ,'"' 'I:'IJI-' ,"''''' {"""H draw ~ 'IJI-g 'L. ""IJI-' ";a,,,,, "'''''IJI' 'c· "" ~ ~ ,I .;;> ,DL 1;,.'" 1.0 ..... .'. ,WI"J. ,!JL. ;:;>. __ .!J9 .U!b n !ilL. Ql 'fl '- _, II.iO~ , JilL:;>. "-"~t " " DLj, j

the ·if!,·-·I I ,-, ,'(1 ,'1-', 'J :', '. :-'" '11;,,,,, ,I, .. - :&'1"", "1,"" l' 1,\ ·:K·· .• :Q'"

~ ~GUop i:Hlllil OO.l1IdI1l.U!;li Ull .. IIG lur 111, nDLIJlIJI,':>. ll1i<.e. _ . , , , _

,ur.KtJ., are possible, butthat's a reallv narrow

u ,~

."-, ." "M. 'I i--;'" -- ',[_!7 t,]'" :!:- r't L..- tt:; -, - th .. -·',f .. -, /C' -,-f~

r.an,ge. lOf!:'over" h.,. " I,SrI I.H~' mg ne fl\ er ana

w.~ lose to K"Q t.

Aru'~erlii ll'tive LMlie:: Analtern etive Iine 't,o lake Oil this hand is to ,ch~t;k the turninsteacl urfhethn.g, 011 ace -high fl'O'l'iLS~$ orne regulars like to float confinuation 'bets w ith gutshot S .such as KQ1KJ/QJ andw ill stab Gil the tum, C:lteCik~caJ~ l:IiI.,g theturn a llows us. [G' pi,e:k up a few bluffs iitl]~ W'e also

b alan ,0" ""1 n'r' ",,,, ... ,,'1, ""'''1 'l 'J"',., U '''''-''''''ge O' .... 'IJI· '['1;" 'er·~ ,.,,;1.. "",,,~ ,., urh ""n ,;(I"., fiJ ""IJII,~. 'im -l"Ilr-- ''''1:ti>. barr ringspecific

li;."~: ,6L ,I ,:'¥' I!I.~!'UI., I~U"U!i.l,K' .... I'4o"~L , , "iI(~~~ ,I,I~'LI,~: . ,." iI I,..,_., I, '" y I, ,~''t~ ,U,I!w,tI, !i.. '~'!UL, •• )Uu ~,I~~ '!Jh.)l I, IL .. ,II'" I'"' ,'!~.i"ll1~, t:Jh.lL, "I , _: .• ., _:, v"'_; - ,U.J.I. - '

reads, it is a check- fold,

!f,Il"',. ~;L-·':k·. ,-:1..-, ,- ,._rJ '\/" 11. "-- .. L ... ;1, , :1-. -. '1- ,,:L. .-- '-:. ,'L. .,- .~ AI .n.. .. -" '1... .. ' "' .. - 'f' .. - -, 1- "" T" .. - _rJ J'.--.u,t VI! ,e 'ouec:, tne turn .ana : 1 .llam C;1.I,eC:lK$ oacs, U len we $1.I,Ci'll.l.!JL iJ-et tne n vertor v?t, ue, '.x, anc , .,X,

. ""gl.." O'.""j, ;.., 'r' ..... ,· ",~,1[e .' -e' -'",' -<>~ - g'- i't'-o- ·~·'·I'- "~'-' -,,,:' sedo - ,(',1..0 ,-",- erbeeai ee it's '" - nbelie -,.,I!..I,11:11, Ib, .~';,Jl, ' ..... UI. .i'L'U"" '1":. ·,~t[ I,""r, ..... l.y :_-.e'l I.n~ i..Y ,U.t.l.-I,""I ..... IJI. 'LI,11 !.~,e I1,V,. , E.J'~i:lLU.zy_ 1. .$ '[;1.11 lHlI,IJ!....,.1- v,i:IL!J'!e

line te take as bluffs, Small- and mid-stakes play,ers just don't bluff-raise rivers often, ,especl.ally

,"" - .. 'I., -;1,';·. '!..-L.;:--_':'l ,j:I..-, ,j. I· 'B'" j .. j,",'O - the -';' 0 -. 'I'· 'lr : -i"~-' j'....- ,'O,.~ . ,.,;L, . k bet 1- '-" - he

aner cneexmg eenmc lU,(!i urm, "''O etnng [ ie rtver a SCi' protects 'OUI VeL'~CHeC; c-ue .rangeon ace-

- 4-1 -

)'nIP Orhll!i:~ NHI~,e! One irflip(lrt'~U:TIt note to take Oil thi s hand is that the rivet pI-~y is based ,(1,1], what

h"';-', ,.' ~1 :'. th nrevicuastn -~- This isbee ."0 the strenathefc "'-;-i,·-,(,,~--'t.l: '-:"'~" ',",.:0;' ", .. ".

,a,ppeneli,!l. HI ne pIeVl.OI;L:$ ,5 reer, ,. rus 18 !;J'ect1LlI.~e _1.I,e 5 re:[l~l.H, G,. OlU oppol1en. ,S river fal],_ge V21.ne.~

greatly d,epel1l.di.ng on Out tU[1] action, Th us , ifwe 'bet tltref10ip and turn, w'e should check the river, If we bel 'the fl:OiP2lI1i,,d, checkthe turn, Vi e should bet 'the river,

,IF' rob lem ,2:: SJl$6 6-M:ax S'B~ $389'

'D'D" 'QO"'!',<II'9' .D:D I. r~! ~ ii,1,."

H,eroo (lliT(;): ;$,''22 MIP'; .$485

00: $399

BTN: $6,79'

'1I1i, ... ,l'IIl· -." 'I!_]'. "" :' " i j. 'IU' "T"iG. ," -,," ,j;L, A: .J. J[r~uop,. nen) J~.,;_h_ ,Iii, Whu " ,.,'~"

Hew raisesto $24, 4folds, B.EcaHs '$,18

- 43=

But forthe sake ,Of (Hg;f;U'~sh~'ri" I:eti$ dissect BH"S - .,.,-- s - ~"U,' ~_l. '7"7' J'J "!l1 J""'" -" , . .,. - "C, -e 1"'1,,"'1''-' ,j.""

I o;ill,e.'I{v Ttl U _ - ~ __ '~' V ill ;allJ IS '!iN.a), :mo:r. ' 1~~~-'- l;U'

check-fold or check-call than check-raisethis flcp

because those hands have li ttl e -eqo_i-~y wh,en b ehlnd, Thus, when Villain check-ratses, his fan-g€ is consists of 3.3, 0-0-, AK~ A:Q" AA" 45s:!, 67s:; and some

1--------------------1 random hands,

P roO htem :2 ~ $3/$6 f)-,Max S 18:;' :$389'

DB:: $,,'4,'9'

H,ern (lliTG):: :$1'21

'~.iII'iIi'a" ~Ao'5' l\']J.ll(·~ ~,~,o-,-

00: ,$399' ,IBTN: 8679'

1TII,",,"",-}1!IIO-'Fi"~ H( "1Ii"i"l ;," at 'm']'T';(\ with .I!.-, .... J' • . I-:=- .11. ~ JUli. . ,r" ..... ~II, LI tL~ l It .. 1. ''l.,JIi . . _ l~, .ft II.::! .;.L.

Heroraises to S24; 4,fO':ldslB18 eall~'S 18

'E'il (')Fi ,. ,(".:;r..:;: I) ;\t;"I;:&],. t2 players) ,jflllJ,1 ,Ir,. ~ ~,~,.} .!.'"1_. U~-. _" l. J':;1.::.a.~'r 'W, ~

IIP::'P~ 1000L ec ks H ",", .. /" 'r ",",' r;; ;;;:·4· 3, 'B, ': :B,: io:"1r,~"" t-,

D 9 ... ,U,"",_" "',. ' , .... ,' u ILl .... ~c_ • .., , " .' "",IU,...,,,",,,fj.

" ",", ",~,-!iJ' '120 H' I - 'f)

I.a~,ses t'() ~'" .-[l~. . .efrO ,:

AII1 S;Vif,er .1: Afl(~p call Is lTI10Te diffieultthan It locks here, especially WhieriiwedJJ2lve '[TIC], backdoor equit,Y.

If'Vlllain i$11 &©,lJd. I'eglllat and doesn't check-raise light, "\~i.e should fold, H©,w ever, $Oi,nep,l,ayers like to callthe :f]'op and fcdld b) aturn bet, or call the flop and the I urn. and fcld to a river 'bet even 'th.()ugll opponents !',@t,ely check-raise ace-hi gh F],.(rpr b ets EUl,d $'IOiW' dUIWIl ill future ,~{r.,~el$~ Addi:l ionally, 10(11 ace-

hieh ra in 'l,.,l';,;:i~' board ""_E'1;l"':"i""r-'~ don'r .,., ~;r;~ enl yge ,I ~I ,~I,~, , , u'l ,!L)!i.) 'ji-¥ U"-li:J_L ~ ',1ta~, r_o-I (;A ~"f. ~ ,~ Ul.Ij",}.,., ,', l~uJUIill~!I.~, ',)' ':. ;Ir.}.

crazv ,'" '111- ,1 start '~,~., ,Qr:;I11- 0- aeai 111; "'I' IU" T,'G':, cp ""111;''''

~ ,~L..,;'''' i:J.I" ,!Jj, ,i:) i:.Il" LJ~,!I,JI"UJJ.~", 'I~ -II;:/'~" I~ _" !W .-,~ '~iI

Since £'Q'lid: regulars d.'OI(!J,!1 often defend withsmall suited cennectors out of'the blinds against an, Ul'G open, he '\V'Oln?t have {I Sltuigh.l. ,(It,a'w that ,oft,ei1. Ad:ui'rl{Jr:lJlt"dly, 1110lre playet.;s arestan Iil,g '10

1IJI·,a -"". 3 'ft-' -- th ·B"B·" ,- -ith '" 'I!7 ;1 ·1 ... '''1' 1:-- ,- - -c.'"";h ji,'Q'-' .. ' "'tl . . . 'LL ,ir. - 'V"]]' ,' __ ~

natraises 1,.'Cu,n t ,.e ',,: -WIL,:.o'-1R!i..,@.IlI.u.a mesrarways Wh.: ~', $01. Sp0S!1S11Jfe rer _1.0.1.11 ~Ol

s1owp-_~liilvih(llgeh<il:lid~ P :re~:I?l()p·:'bltiii dee:id:ed to .p.: I_.a;vlhtan[~s.-l en sucha dD.;· beard,

~ " 'r'" ·"'r.}

:P'o:kerSt(}\/'e shows that A!!!J~ has .24.3'D/Q" equity :a:~~iiJi:5t a r.ang.e!)ol1si.sting ·of3JI' 66,. A.K; AQI' 45~l and ,67$~ VIle didn'tinclude AA, since it is highly unlikely AA check-raises on the 'n,o'P.

H- .. ~ -,'V;H',- - relv h .4.'~.· ,·1.:"'-·1----· ,.--..;9", ,'1',-.' ;1 .... -,,-",'-. ,~,.;.I:'·.,..,."I',-~-,'Ik. 'L"--,~~ 1"fo .

• i •• owever, ... utarn :rare., u,a~ ··.·,,)8 :01t!i:) ! S . iere, .aril:l"lI. we re ,IJI.!"awm"g iIJlea-~ It we re lJellmU. ,[ I, we

remove A.5," '-"'[ij-j r..),7:", '''[-''''1111] Villa in's ranse our eouitv nlum ,,",,,,,..,j,,,, 'I',n 101°! ~',,'j;, ,"'""""'" if our ,P;,'nifl-~'in'e",'i' , , '"' ." "" '< . _ "'I: - , ~ '"-. ,1JI, tJ _ ~ ,,~, '.... ,.., , .1:,01. "u.~ , , i:;L".,~ . " !i.J _ ' ,",._,-" ,t,] 1"" " .. ',J"Lt;;;<t", l.... ,!U i'iJJ~ ~ ..... ~, .... " '" a.u, ,d, ... _ ' "' t~ r'l;,J .-,,, .•. "t

addsa :~ew :r~:(!Jdr()imhliJ_:ffs" we should fold here,

N(jIW~, lees movevour nosirien 'to the button, whereveur ·!)eroeived[',a,IlIe;.e is wider, Y()ushould

~ &'.- or) g''- .,.,..

call ,11 check -raise mere r[),fte:m '1) ecause prlay,elS are more likely 'to check-raise w ithbluffs and.

draw' in,g hands, V il 1 alnalso has more AX hands in his r:,r,ulge. However; if he b ets the turn and

"'}"';;I the ri ve r 'it_""",.; should ,~~,~ ,~~I '1,,", 'I:Lr e river '1:,. et sinee 'I' ,1, 'I· "" obvi ,';,1' '-" """'U- 'Lr ave ,"'1 I east '" 'n,'" ir nf ;., ces i:A.~I,~~ !,~,!u",'1f '_ ,', ,') ~~, _ .. ,m.h,_)",_, 'JL '~'~lL!ill l~ l!.~ .. _ ' .,'1,; .~" !;J ~ ~.;!I! .I.:i,!i.".· "I ,i., 'lJ.L1 y ,U.UlI~ ,'~ - ,U}t:,I,i'I,'I.- L1.f., "." -i:.;l~l i:.:L ,r'.:J.L " ~->.I!, Ict~.~ i:1!

with adeeent kickerat that (1. ~,oii1t and run, one is '~'{)iin~ to try to move vOU fjrff AJ+,

,;""' .b ,.,_.;-- 'r." ....

UVQ'U_ find him _3-:tll~tn,ell:r1,g· . YOU two or tlimeetillleS"hels likelv ~e'ttii1i,Q" '(jut of line .${;ll vou should

.... '. ,,,, .. r." ~,~ ..,.

b e ecsr atic to: GaH a river b et w ith AX.

'~m- nurtaat 'N" ,o'iIi-:e·" While Villain could '!,. exnlcit 'l'[ijiO" U", "~'i'1' ,~''r ']0" flop bv getting us 'iI,,:~, ,~,:,~,..;9, ., '!r"'1'i'(1

,It I . 'It". !I ru u.wlll!. ,. ~. I. \fV,U" J. ~ , _:I" 'i;.r' ...... '_ ,,~ p ~.,&=-' !i,J l ~ "I;:i _ <~ U.,iI.!I, l U,.~ .Ii.J,~, ' lLI'iII-' , __ ~l !I.:1I.~,~ _ ri.~ I~ .)J:uH,lI, ~L ,I.~_~~,II,!JI,

- 44-,-

'I;L",.~ '~8l near the j""'n 10f 0:"]'"' ranee ," ... ,;::,; ,"""riI safely 1:"0'1)1 j't' the ·f'I', .. st time "T'~"'l1-.<1 e. ince rarelv does llUi6u. ,~,~ ,1,~,1!i;,r:61; : IlU,"_ 1t.11 •• .i.t~ .: ·,1, ," 'u.- ,'~LI'~'IO~~' ''Iff '!i.o 1!i.r'~U.~, dl[J~,mL " _.' ,~I.'"·,I, ,li. ~, ,u.~, .. ~ ,', -~.,~ !.. o· "I;~ ,6.L ,ILr~ . ,lUi. ~ .I.~I~·_ "u_L :~.I'J IU!:..J, - ~

arnY{Jine exp,loi't this particularspot, Hwe ,at~ 'bei'ng exploited, cD:i],s,icie:{in,g VULaim'$ check-raise range, :~oJdi!lo is merelva smail mistake that f'i!r,eve:l]l~ Us from F]o.terntiallv makingmore ccstlv

,b. ' I~ ~ If''"' If" ~', ~

ni!i~ta'~es Oil latet streets,

- 45,-

'IL); r'O' 1O.1111lL1itl 1l" r:J' "'lr;u; r._ M'" 0\11' ., I[ w 'In 10:.- ~ • .J ,. ~,.J.' ~ ~J l}- 1., Ci:/LX

II:.' 'II), "Ii:' ,oil:' Il:'~'

1~1Ji]i I •• ~\~\~'UI

H,eroo {BB): :$64.'9' UTG: S8[)~,

i!.1iI'iIi'i!', !iJ"1 A!Ii"'i, lV.IJ,.W.=-"" ~'" ~ u

OO~ $:9[)!) UTN: ,$,723

1?re,.f~o,,:: Hero on B~Bw'itb :oc..TV 4 foki:r;, SBop'e:l1I.s to $18), H ere ?

n'--.,l..ll. -- ~;. 1i?3'/'Q'6 r.. ... ~' - • £ If 0' ILn em .) .• ' ~ > .:(l '.' ~) - J.v:~,a:x

8B:: $5156;

H"""-lO··' (.1F"~(1I" ,","'JilI!9' , .... If .oII1!D.,)!" ~U"lli, .

'lJTO: S.gl[)4

'~~iIi'II" Q' 'I Aif1i1 ~,y,u, lIl:=- ~ .:0'" ~ !U

CO: .$'~m o IDI!"J''N. • !1J"7'''i; 3 ,01.·, ; ,~, ,',,{;,,.,.

You don'tmindtaking d(;l\iVn 'the pot b ef;ciif'e the 1flo,!"" and .3-betl~ng also discourages y,C!.ur()iprponie:mt from {)iileIll.ll1,g light ill the SB) giving :you" a walk in, future hands,

~--------------------------~

lITi It':""- £il10' ,m'i 'H" ,,,",it;,,;;, ,of'irf' '18'" 'P' H:'~'':'7 Y'.T\f

,(,- Ii ...... ' lI.mJ .rl. " ."_;o,!I,'I..,J. !iJ1~, .' .,J[) ~ !I,U,~, ,E'\.." " _'

4Jofd:!i1, 8JB: opensto $1.8" Here 7

The q uestien 1:S d,C) Y,(jl,l eall nil" :f7e-t(~~i.~e?'~te give '~)Ut' 'OppO-,[[H~I1l:tS too much credit for 4-iJeerfin,g in, this Silu.afiO'Il, 'FeS ulting ill curnot ] -b etfing el1uugh,. You should J-bel at least 75 % of the t ime here,

In theeverrt that he does call.slnce :it'~ .2,\ bE:r!i,(ft-'ven;u~-'blij]cl ,SitoatiCjill~ his r,an_ge consists of bands thatyou dominate, suehas JT" SH'~, .K9' and T8 .. He w.il1l1ir,6bably 4~:bet with. hands such . as KKjAK.!, KQ, in which case you can safely fold,

A~~erOOif1_UVe 1Lirnle:: :l'f:yCl'l,l feelcomfortable playirrig post-Hop ,anij you are D(m!ITI(]t-nt )I,elll.! 'c~\rn ou.tpd,ay )"lour .Q'Pip.orllernt in, la ter stre ets, ,ta liing is better, The only exeeption is, i fy.ou. feeJ 'yCH.~.r (~l'iiponeilt calls ]~bets 'MG' wide '()i1l=o,f~ti()saio'i1 ,and is unlikelv 'It) 4r~·betV{l'li. In this case, 3~

.1:-', .~: 'r.' 'r.'

bert i:ll,g "1.:$ far sup erior,

'Ei' B' '" ,it" ill!' ..;II J])i I"." ,. I~IU(~~I

UTO: $,188

'M' 'iF),. !!J'A-","'II1, ~:. .[[(" ~ ,~;r,;t' l U

Heru (COO):: $6,1'0 B1N: $,731

F'I'e-~,~Oll!t: Hero on .CO with 7'6'.

'2" fii;"',l'"~J" Hero ra 'I' c "'C, to "., ". 2' fil"'"{ ,.l;" B,"!P' cal :1'",

,C" 1.11'.>, IC:I, .'ow .. i:.'L"_/'_c:! ... ~'_'I" ,-C" I[(~>" "J[) .... i:!l"'.~

$,18

F~op'~ .($.51) K¥T" 6. (2 players)

'lcfB" , 'L,- ,-'I" I:.JI 'IL. - -. 5,1 e: "[):[:l, 'J]' .;?'-<'I C ,D:' '" CI,I:eCiK,$,.~, er 0 I!J ers: ~ ~~" .J[).D ea ,S' iD."""~}

T- -- - 11'''''1 -"'~)' viffT.oI.r.:'3" (2' -1 -- - ) I!!Irrll1ll:: 'I..~ !'"tt',_1 ,1:'\;. __ ', ''!:!i!~),,' __ ' ,',' . payers

BllJI' ch ",,,,:1<0,, Hen ,,,li-.,;;,,,'i,,, .Ie) l.,-,. I~"=-,",K~,, " .. !L:. '\.J '!..,;{{I~.~!LiL""'_::I'

'Iili "",,,,, ... ,,, (~'I ,II -'11), t:,r "T""" ell< 3' ~J'jIj .r''''i-] '" c -ers) ,AhC~I,' ",,?, ,,+.2l , 1"- ", ".'~~)"",_ ~_'~_ teL. P,ulY' ,[;:,

BIDI' heck - 'I~ , 'J J[) 'el,l,eC ,~, !] E:rO ,

,_ 4,8-

A good. regularexpects us 'to, bet ailY Kxorbetter on the turn.When we are betting on the river, we

R.II\'er': ($14.3) K' .• T~6.36J~ (2 p.layers) are ,M.:ls(},re-prt,e,Se:ntin,g asmall value range, i.e., JT,

B~' ... hecks Her ''1 QJ, AQ! Al, Q9, and JJ. The pF,oblem with

. ,I[) ';':;I.~0<' ,;.i" ,i rn "

l__ __J representing this .mn,ge isfhat {Jut -O'Plf10!lien:t

,exp~cts us to bet, the tum. with gutshots, Thus, on H:!H~ :r.1:v'er" OUf' value :ra[ij:,~ecO'j]:si,5tslTtos~ly ,of TJ and JJ hands fhat 'W anted to ,oqn:lf()l, the put 011t the turn.With such a narrow range on the river, a ,g.o ad. regular can call 'DI1[, riverbet with a-hand as weak as Tx,

P.fo.IMem. 4:: $.3/.$6 6~r..,1.,~rx

S'B'" iii"A~..iI

.~.', I.,: .. ,~'~'O~'

'Ej'JIlI'" ,Q.'(:'.l!'AI JI)i D I. .-~!U(~~I

IU' T'G" Q"I!IJI!IJI

1_ " ~II~ ,~",o.o.

M:~': $47~)

H,erco. {CO}: $8,1'0 BTN: $.131

F~op~ (~5l) K¥r:!!!6., ~2 player~)

B 18. checks, HeI'O be ~ s $4 6~ ,]3 B ca US' $46i

TlJlr~:: f~,1~,3) K"T!!!,6 .. .3,1! (2 players) HBch~Qks, H ere ,(,: heck ~

Am S'W eil~ 4,: This is kind of a trickvauestion

"" "'1,

because it: depends heavil Y' on how good YOiUr

'oprp (),:rne:lit is ~r[iJ)d whether-he .Ifi:ghts YOir' 'jJ'()tS.

Against 'b~(lreguLru-~ who fold a 10.( O,:1l 'the Ii-vet! 'we should 1 urn our hand into a bluff and b et around s 115.

Although w'e dOil1!texpec:l to fo-ld outany ,OCX that

:'"Jfl.,e; thev '. :'~1 ~:,I ,]' T'.- ..... ' ,.L,I'!· ·e, ,'- ',-. "L. j, '-.' "" ~ ,,·,;L Un, n, I.h ... y wsu 11'0,1!JI., ,.K, nlh.l!I;,lI. .e pecxet pairs ~UGI.I.

as> 9'91, and Q Q a g.Cl 0 d amount of the t i:m e.

A,ga.in$:t good regu.lars who read hands welland c an. call down light.we should check behind. on the river,

'F'C)'f this FtatNcular ,S'jJ>Oll" if you can't decide whether ycJ'~r (}PP'oneru isa regular who js eapableof check-calling with a marginal h,am1.,beUin;g is b,elter·'lh,a:l1C::h,ec:k.i:[[glJ.eJD.in,d:,i;:m~c[tIl:Sie there ,1:5 dead 1l1(HJ1e:y out there and you rarely win the pot at showdf)rW:rL, A dditi Gtil.2lUy " wre ·OflBI1: giveour oprPCJI1e:lJIl more eredit than deserved, which. means our fold ef1uitv isactually hizher than we

. , ~ _. ,J I~

th . ought I.t would 'be.

P,rooh lem 5,: $3/$ 6 6~ ivlIa~, SB; $:58,3

I8:B: $i668

'UTG: $764

:M:IP': $159'

He roo ,(00):: ;$,':8'41. ,IBTN; $81g

'1TIJ'--"'_if!~IOIili" 'H' M- :c. ... 'C'O' Co, ·",tl. A lllliQ' ",;'" J[ Ir\ .. ~~,~,Ii"'" '",."..:0' '~'U' ',' W 1 l.l..t"'Ii.'~,', ,!:!',

2folds! Heroraises to S24~.1 falal SB reraises to ~80" Hero calls ~5'6

I.i~op: (~166) 9+8'.3,. (2. play,er$) SBhets '$12.4" Hem ?

P~e--.illop:: Hero ,()ig]. CO '~'V ith A,. Q+ 2fO'.td~r;) Hero raisesto .524, I fold., SB re-raises 'to' $8")~ H.,e;H1 cal ~.l!i S56

Frunp~ (S166) 9.8'.3,. [2. plmtyet.sl

C'B' l!.. j. '" ~'I 2"4 'H e " "

.,." ILh l'di~· .. "', .:.' 'fu ,

The best 'P1~.,ay is :~hQvii:1l\g againstthe flop bet when uacksa .,- d HJ.OBB '. ,. "]1- if'v .

s -a.c " s are a[(JUll·! .. ' , ."". I' ·es pec],a . .y I ... ), {JIll[

oPP. onent has ahigh .3 -beningpercentage and ahigh o()ntirm~t ion-b et perc;el]tag'e, 1:1]. 3-1J etp ots ..

. By hol ding A:Q lW'el remove a lo:~ cf hands thathe can call a sh,ove with. To.be specifk';jwe remnve 17% of hands, ]:Jf'we hold 2J,o,. Villain's :r,tlrn,ge usually hasat least . .3 6 ,ccu:nb inatien s (),f }\ __ A~Rg to, call ,~}~t shove with. ~y removing one ac eand one queen, we

rem ·."',d,,,", ;~)I ·.,. . ands from that 1"""';;'0'·'"

, . I. , U. V ~ Ii.J ,a ~ltAl.!I,l1I.~ .lUI" - I.!,I" 1lI1Lil.1l" ILlll .a ,I;;i~1I

]'.1\'1.. .. ' ,]) > "..-11>.,. 0". the endof'th '""'1)1 - ..;.1 ... · '11' Co /

..I .. H.ecaL!$, hiS not me ellIJL (hu,e wor.'ll ,an!JI, we .. ,11L\e

18% eauitv.

, ,~

.Aqoo,tdin.g to H:H~ fold equity equation 'Q].Ul";/fd.ailyva-riarnceAx)lsn'fe~c;akul11Ltfrr.php!)) Villain (1lrn.ly has te); f6h1 :5:5 .22 % of the time for the p~;ay tobreak-even, .• ~. f our nppOil]el]t .3 -bets f[.(]Ii]] the iSB wi'[h :a-rny :h~gulati~y" ifsa prO"fiHibleplay .

. E]ter,ds:e 3~' F igu:ri:l1,g out how regulars play' TT and JJ wtl1 do wonders for' your win. ra teo GO" throuah vour database, J.q.ok at vour .M and. KK hands and. see if~anv -r;eo-.ular shows 'U:~" with TT

!~~ J.' l~ rl' ,Ci E·'-

and Llwhen vou check- shove the -flo:pt. If vou rarelv se,e It I that means regulars are givirll.g ';!,OIJ. 'a

lo~ (j,fltred.it fl)t yonrfil,opi rl&rn;ge. To take ad.v,~mtageof this ima,ge~ 'Check~shO\'l'e n1(j.~ ,ofle:n-with

L ... i(~'" s: ,;1; '! , .. Q ..•. J. ··K···,Q·' A.':"Q. " j.., ,o··r·;i ." .. c'i--. \- ,,,",'i .". t -" .. h'" '-'," .. ' . .ii:'-:,I(r'··, ". ",." ·'·t' .. ,e . .:" "::'''''''.'

II£U!l.!JI$ ;;;.UCI~. as < •• , •• ' ',' l . ." e~c .... t. J)0u,n,e, GIlC.,e you ge caug .lJ. ytUU ~'IJ .!JI1Illg 6qlllltygCie~ W,dY

(1"'i;"'"1' 't'''IJI-IFl''u'r-,''"' ·n""t·<i P,v·· ·t·'t"'"IJI·' ,·.1;0"[1 ,""""n reverttovour norm ""i i)"';;.;r,]''''' oll·tji,1· ,1,Oi;;;'I", check-shove 1i·g.·l;-·t'

uu -n .1 !I. . .. llll.1l. _. ~ J"'- Lf. ~" .D r." iU.~ 0 ,~, '] _. ,b:D11.l .. !.;~ ¥ 1d!.1 I U J _ . u. .. !I_~,l.J.!I.!I .. u.d, ,~Ol..!.!:. ,.IiSl (;.'.l I. ii, lJ). 1Jl_ '_,I:lI. I, !i..,," o.g, " ,ally .... ':,! Y Ii!:;i d.!I.; - .~~,

as semi-bluffs but with QQ+.

Another way ·to· figure {Jut 1~J;:tm. whether the-regulars at vour stakes callorfold TT and JJ in. this

;,"I , • \,."l "

sP ()il. is; 'h.) lookat their TT and. J J hands. See i flh:ey evergetto sh(j!WG:(l'WI"D. in a .3 -bet pot JO!r2i

L.., Q',e P' :~"1ii;' ;;:ii'l·l·L;.{'",U'·' hi '~""'.'i' u ..,,,,,.:Zril· ]"II'!.". imeor II- an '. './'" rem ""'1~'1- be r ,j'''' -:;; •. 'n ost-fl !O"P'! ·rl,.:; "v' ·'1: '" ree I , '1"[' ~EI ,r; ."": in ;(; lb.l.,I:;:;" .. !W1l ~. llu. I, ,u, l!ll,u'il;!i li:.IL ,~~Ilil ,I,~ "I!.v:-",!..."Il'i:JL ,Il 1l'i,.J. "~ J, ~,:L,,[J .. , IIJIi:,l_~"" .C".,u.;;;t·- ,,',U '. t"J,i:JL,,."l" ~ "~'"1~ ,~U;; 'l]"!W ,,1'~'11;!i

all-in pre-flop with TT ,and JJ do not count, Uyo'll don't Find :manY'pOlt$ hk!e this, that means they are ti'bll.dirn:,g alot of T T ramd JJ .J.I1i. 3 -bet POitS',.

- 51-

Fljc-O,~'~ lem 6" ~3,' W'~ ,r..-IM" r"'" ,If" II'" Ih .... ,., '.',' o!;I, I ~~) ~)-L .: ~LX

SiB: $539

D'B"~< 'r;;!',r..,3""'l; l[)( ','f! ,~~J .. ,l.

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'1'<",1InUl!" ,(r'?3,'~'

~:Y,~ill"-- fI ~"iIoOI\ 7-

00: ,$.3g7

Hero (B'TN):: ;$.,"1,0

"EI"',""-:'~"'O"li'ii," H:' .... ro ,"'111-- 1p'T'kJ ';:iL;'I',·'1-, T,.n,;il, I~ ~-u r" _,_~,u ~_D,_l~ ~UI ,=~-

UTG :r.~\iSles 'tCH ,$.18) :2Io,fd~~" Hero re-raises h-; S63, 2 fold:.r;;" UTG calls $4-5

'El11--'- - if;;' '-13,"5') ').0.3,',& if? : 'I, -', -';' oF' wo._p:: '~~'''' -' ,_'" ',.: Eh~,";' i_. .... prayers)

DD'L, 'I. H "

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00, !1:"·3·~-:

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U', --.' .(nT-N··· \" '!l'''!'11'OI :tlrO .' D ,_ .I '" 'ol!' [ "I,

A!tt\i s"1j'\{ff!f' ,ti.:: Thi s situat ](j'rii (jOC~I1t'S :ITe(~lIIe[1l'l1v and. n1~I1Y small- ,3,[!Jd, mid-

1I.or!- Ir.'

stakes pl~ye:rsl]]d.splay it. 011 the surface,

it is: 'ezu~:yt0 seewe have an up en-ended

"".iI"';' ·r"g-I..", ,:3 .• ., .. ".:. 'J' . ." .;, 3.' 'i,.. ,.. •. 'n"';' A- ~'" umin g

I~!I.!I, II:JI. ',. ,U.!l. tW. i:,:.L rt .. ol.~, '':;L .. ,_ !J!io.'!l :~'lj,.Jll", _ •. ;;:;~ _ ,!I. u - I 'l~ _.

'!1(\ 1i"I,II)'B', ~.' L - ';.~' - ,- - -, '-"-"- ."'" . ~cl .~~ .. t.,.. ·1'

.. !LI!i..lI[),." S!l21:CK-8l n 1.:$ never [UO l,lia!JI ~O eet

and gel i1 all-in if'we'recheck-raised, \¥Ie a1W,[:lV:8 have SOIlt1:e euuitv in the p-: o't and

~ • ..... ~.~ - l - •

are rarelv .am·wing.·. slim, "But it's U.$LKtHv

~ I . .~

belt er to check 'back the flop in. this

situatlon (Ii£, anv ITo.1:';:: we have 'the same

..' , • , ',.,.. • •• - J".' ..... -_ -

amount of outs against a p'()~.,atijZl-ed :range.

Eljc-_ IL.,!'I - 6,' ~3" ~t:_ C.-1M'" : • . lrrro.Ullem .. _,i ~I f~n t)'- •. ,,(R1'\:,

SiB: $539' ,I8:B: $632

U' T,0" '~9"1'3' ',,,!'

, , 'l~I,. ~I, -,' I

~ AliIp" .Q'.2: 3,n, lY,mJC,! ~, \ .".

'IITJ'- ~I---'i 'H" ---.'-- "1DI"rn-" .- -a.e '·.:L TAn,. c,re--.u-o'P" ",en) .('[Ul.D", W.J.m, " .•. 7\~

'IUfI . 'n, raises '.',("1 ~ 1 Q '":;fi:""l:.JI:,,,, H,,,,,""''"' """'I..:r""; "'''',<; t;r'o, ['£"1

.. !i.l .. ,(jL -C>' '" t_! .p._ ~j . .:;" 'L?l!Lil",,~ ... L~ U ., '" __ <!]_' . .cJ!U3, t'W ':;'[j.J,.

2fi' JA. 'IU'" T'G"·, ,,,,,,,~,,,, Q'A': .. iJ~I('~S" . _ ., _ '¥""~,~,'" ~'"I- J

1Ijf!lom' ~Q'I 3';::')' J.o.3. ~2: players)

EJ,~ ,11r~ I~I:~'~' _' J." _,';.,;,.0',,,,;, ,"_ ~.- . r) ,i:lL~ ._ ~ "

IBU cheeks, Hero 7

'Players tend :rI!o·'ttQ check beck thi s :W10'P' in. this situation; they "feel tile need to betto

L_ ~

continue representing strength, A fterall, that's what one does with s;tr-(m,g hands S-1J:ch as AA'""QQ~AJ, J8, and ,AI., Thus" wh.,en:cJ~:ec;kir!i.,g back thie f .. Gp,. playersate afraid that their range is face-up and OP:PClIi:TIe.ilts 'are ,going to take the ]_J0t.:aW',ay f["01[11 fheni by betting the turn .. But this isnot thecase, Youcan win 'th:e- '[wt with a delayed t urn 'bhrff

'~."HI... - - -L ... ,~.L. ~ ,Jl'I • - n a. ..." •. - '1- . C. ~.dl .'. - 'I' - - 'I..' O'.!.. - , - :1'1 rr ,'-. . t~ - ." £. t 'l., r' -..-II. .... - T'L.I.. .. - _._J, V1f H.,e:I]. we Vel tne uOp~ we WaUl a .~,(I·l.'!JI, $I.I1,c:e reo-mgn IS.IiI,~·,CN.rm:g e w m ,a$:II:OW'iJl'()W II, .. ne .11,am-IJI:$

thet are ,goin.,g to fold are ace-high, suiied CGiIIIl'6ct,0!rs" and some ran . dom .small pocket pairs.

A- ... ", __ ~'l th ,- 'L. ,-,1,1. ,0'1..', . --, ...•. "'-- ,~ .... 'I...' 'I- ,W' 'l;a ,.,L ..• ,-- .' ._ ".,1,1 ,---.-, .---, . ·'f'i'1.. . j'" - .. ",,-,-,,- ," m.' ]'.f,

gal lIS , mesenanes, ~u;e'ya'[1eg(,)iI.ng ~O 'C;U,eC,II!i..-Ji'CJ' 'til ll~ . e mma g'OCiu. amourno I, me rime anyway, ,J!.

'111:011" fhey will fold to a bet :(:iiril, ,a tum 4'1.i1ie~I!I.:,k]n:g (ill ace since those cards hit the ln~j(j't.l,t:y of ' out

[J '11 k-b k 0'" 9' T' ll aturnb d 1 heri

'_. -- 'II - '-I - . _._ ''''1 ~ ,- -. ' - . _ .. '1 t -- '.' ,. '--'.' I ,:. --, - -, i - -" ,--., , r 1 ,- - -~ -.,--- ,--- - -:- jI _- ,- ',' _." i -,,-., -, ,-, ,_- -,

! :op C . ec .'" . aoG, f[iJiJ,ge. '.n a turn '. or .. ;' we c an ea . a turn : etanc eva .uate I te n ver,

~.·'H- - '1'-'-" 't.,._ '.-- ~".'I ---,'I.. ·~·2.d. -.~''tr·]',·-- 'j"bJ'-·r;x;", netirr .. -.d! .. ".!:;. ---

we are cauing a L)lm on a :r~,g urn sucn ,21;:;;,..;) "* Or J. 'v 1.~,i1m: WI .J.Un som Ime%, ,21Hl!i, _g1''I; e Up on

the river because our ;[fi:ll~e ~:nnean~ to 'consist mainlv ,()f~l9·-TT!, 8X; and AK/AQ, Villain 'will he

C Ii-"',r·'- 'r.'

afra id to bluff againstthose h,ands",\Ve also have Iafrl YiN-en di:$guis.ed nut outs en the river and

are ,g,od.tn._g tl)' get p,1.\id (llf\["wbern Villainhasa big hand. lrViH.~inbet~ the rjver and we do:mI'1

'. . '.' h 'I.. i • £: _r" iII':] ~l - f 'I, .. '

I.mp![cl<ve toa str.al,g it" u{tffi.n,gi1atlly .$1J'eGLI~lC reads, it$ a 1(j,':liI even .l'~ we 111'['ilK:e ,2l!:-}J2i.lJ.

'~"i:J - ': .·,r]' al :-'1 I·",,,,,l~ . - ''-1 !. 'W'-- , 'L· j",. ,', I . 'i·-"": " ,'.-: "Q' A',. ' ..... ' """ , . -',,-., , :' .f --.- ... 1'-"-'-,1' .. .' , ,~L,·I'. " it '. ,.:'-., I .r' ",)1

vv e W n ,E-!,. so eau . .I.!l10 st .rll ve~.sj; on a rum f or '. _, rum rats e is '1': ery~lT~ 11_g 111 l HI,S: $lU@.t.l!JI[[I, ,~I1IJ1 .

. ;-,-1-"" h .;,-, ,r, that are g" i' -,' . s.acti "" ,..-", i this ,I· 'n ,c'-, cg-""", U. ~::, U·'·.f'-- ~ actien 1'0'-' - ,.'1;-,'::11 ':""c·_',c.--'

.I11Ci:"t ",i:lLI]JJ1S 11~1 tar." ,_::l\lTI,_g us.acuon 1;).(1], ms nrrn ar~ .. C!m'b t'C!,,~ne usacnon .. ·n ~.II,,,,,.nV,,,,L

Additionallv, callins allows Villain 1-0 .. contirruebluffinz tf'he W@:-$ bluffing the turn. A call also

'''':.! ,~ 10 1

"I-"'i' cts .. ·, ,-",j. '''-I "". 'Il.', " ...... "', ,,", ~I,·i., -.' .';-, " ,.,: :.,-- nts ft,-;:-'o I 'f-~ -'. -i"J '-,-,~ ]i'~ -:'1:·' '14." ,-J ,"'i -f.'.- '-;1:-, -IA', pIO e c s our turn '"' a .u ng 1 ange ueiers 0 ur Cipp enen S ,., O.['Jl, .. unng .1]]1.1,. dp. Ie narre s .l n ]U! ute nanas

'bVrtlltt hlU' us ()'111 hands such as .AK, AT and .K:Q,,',

,~r I~ •

AtI,0lher reason we d,on,it w~nt to' bet the !\lOPl too; ,o::Wi:e\i1 1:$ th.at h,an,d,.S" tlt~tt. are ,goil],gtql c-allthe; f']'opr be-twill frequel1tly ,c.heck-r.~al$:e <lH~ill, KQ,r.cl.:l1_g uS 'h) pLay mo:r~st~ck$ wHh. 'thewurs.t :oK' it And

- 53-

",1""-, '.,.... ",I, .' -: ' - ,.'1.. , ,('1.'- , • " , ,-, --F -- ] - - • f' ,':, ' , ',' ~.' - -, , ",j, .' - - , .)l' 'I.. ' ,- - ,~', ,iL: ,',' - , ~I~' Co' 1

IJ!. we.gl;;lU.I, IiI (lim I,U,e ,I.J,UPI w'e. are J.~'LI,e .)11 1._'. lev,er; getdmg u; l.l1gaolJl., oecause mere are 1JI:(Jo uI9\~ s

fhatwe can, dominat e.

Vn,r~.a.ti:OIIfi1::~V.e should almost ,mIw::!;t:y:S bel theflop 'if it. comes J~.8.3. in,$i:eadQrf J~.8~3.'. There are less: flush d:r(tws to c:ilecik-,shove the ·f),uiP and lD()n;:;e us toO fold. ,sill'oewe are ,getlir:J,g il1,opneCl 1''',;I,":~ e: tc jOf""" ~I- 1\" ,-1 ,~l ,j"";1',o:"1111 allv ,e:'j·r-'C'''ll1I.O" h an 1 ,-,;,"" such p'e A A:" ,"Q'- "'Q" ". IJ' ",,,,:,~ o,~,""r-e' le """ 1 ~,L ec 'I 'U 'tn, j,l-IP""."flI1",p u. U!JI,~ l "-. !l..i-i:JL 1 , __ " Ul1 ,II.. u. .. c .. "] ~I t~ 11.., 'J)' ';~ llLi::cL 'u~ ~. _ 'i.i,U, i:,;,l~ .!'4ii...! " -.' '-.' ~ ,_ '" ~' i:,;,L !u.14 ID~O~ ,i:;.l,. - ,- ~~ .. .LK. - ,} 'I::! ~_. \!i,J. ~ ,[" lll._.l.,]

because the board isdrawy ,and those hands want tr,i get a$ muchm C!'tiIe'"y inas Ji,o!~$,ilJ,l:e before a

7C ,.-,-c, ",' ,--;cl -' .. '-c-,' I't .--,.j ,"~~r"-.,, "l ",--,-- 'i·1. - , . ,-" .. ,,-

scare cam cemes anu S~:QW8 11!I:CI,'li¥ III me EtCH on,

Once we bet 'the flop, a rCQ:I1.1imQoIil, lineto take is to s.ize file turn bet so that 'we can, make a pot~izecl. sh()ve on the rive:LAfter all" that's what we ,(jo,iIw,e have Albest in this Spot 'B.etlin,g 'the flop and. barrelingon the turn also i@'UOW:5 U~ 'I ~)p'fck up :1,tJJrGii!iie,)l from le G::5e:1] ()PI call s that eannnt ",""'1,"" 'I' .. - ''''"''''t' 1'L"",."" 'l."" idsare .ori fil'T 'IT" ,rin ,,-,;~ ""i-e: - JT ':1'7 'J'

'10. (it~.I, ,(it tll.rn U..:;i, ,.i.I:",,"v ,1.IJ(itnU,," '(it[ ol'l "7" "7 "', " .. " "7 "7" ,(itUl!I. I":;; 'i/' 11 , ' .. '~,hn '.

Proll tern. ":: $3/$ 6 6~M,n

C'<~'" Q' t,:'_,oj G ~I[)" ,~IiJ"iIol'l

:IB'B: $1149 'UI'G: s."i'~U) rvnjl~ :S99'.2

He roo {[CO):: :$:9r72 ,IBTN: ,$.582

<PI~ e-H,Olp::' Hero on CO with. 6;f!5'~

'lI"fP' raises 10' $'18; Hero calls SI8" 4folds

'li'!ij'"".,,--,i ".:c-::; 'I 5') ]''''"''5,IIIP ..... ?" A, '.' of, ,]""- -ers)

,all".,_,rr,i ~:.p,.:J, ,_' ,!~ _' ,',.Jt'!;.'!'"",.',,~,t1.' l~ P ,'~'I)[VJ.'~,

'MIri"~ -t r;::"2)jCl H, '- !J 1 r He So ~";",tto1'l " ,€-r() ,

- 55-

Alfhough these hands are strong, 'they areonlv bhiff-catchers ]:1], this spot sinee :VQu~te r a:ttel';

..,. ......

:S:h,ci<"\!~:I:!I.!ZW" ithworse for value, Thua. ill YOU

...... - - -.. J ~

have a ,$101 lid, imag e! 'You can ()trlel1 ire-t awav

... ~ IQj - .,;,I

with 'this,

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Proll Iem ":: $JIS 6 6-M,u SI8:: $648

,~B: $,1 :149

'U.: T'IG.'· 'Q''''A[fil

_ •• _I LI ,~, of,,*U

i\tW~ $;99~2

HellO (CO):: ;$.,'9'72

IDIT"'-T, q.,co.-.; ,I[) l J.'\1.. .~'J 0.,£..

PIr'~tIl,~)lJ!l':: Hero-on CO with 6,+5,.

:M:JP' raises to $:] 8, Hen} call s S 18) 4Jot.ds

LTnLlflil: {$123) J,~:5'.]Lfi.2Lfi. (2prlaye:rs) M:P' bets $9:6, Hero t~~.I'S. S96

'II'!Pj f --. t"'3· '15··) J"&"5·· "'1!_,.'''A·· .. t, . l' - . ','l. ,1"1..1'1 elf',. t.:;.i""· . _)~ .. ,.J'_"""'~,_,,. \.__ P ~ye[$)'

'1M,·· . '~' bets ~'2 A ,0 He ','"" ''t'

,', .~-. u'" "' ,4', "itoD" , __ fw "

Answer 7:: Ifthere Is ev-er a :S.pOl to bluff-raise tile :riv.e:r"this i:s it

A. :rais,e onthe river IS 1,e,gJ.limah~ :fo,t a straight since ihar's hew you. would pl ay 'w ith 54 and

44 Som .e. j'l:' 'I]' J:- 'e. ,8 this I· ine ".,,-,,,-,,[-1,. <1: '0:.' ith ,r....'1 ",,'0'fI,,;1 ;/!..<I !!. Wi." \ • ", if,,; "''1!, IlJl~, ~ ,. ...... 'J!-l"~" 1\ . .:1' 'J!"'" U.~. ~7 i:JL~.J,llL ... ~,~

as well,

The great thing about, this spot is that the ,.4.. increases Vi llain's bl u.:ffi:ng jf.[,eq:u.e:rrrcy because he's trying to n10V'e you off JX., ltalso imct;e~~es his value-betting range .51:n0e be

ish h AJ' A· ~ . J' (]' 2· ·H·

- -. - Ii ,',r. '~-. - - w' • ,- , -, .-,'. 'r-:-:-' - ,-,.- . _, • I ,_. '-, '. -- '., ~

mig 1,[, nave :',. :;), .A. "al1[. A, ..... e can also

have Aa,

:~:[y(m':rekl]:Oiw:rn as a great aggressive pI ttj',er,. then YC;liU 'WO(I],I''l likeiy get peG'pIe to f01~, .AS or better, since those handsareat the top (:vfv:emr.q:l1JjJQI].'ern'fs ran,gebv -the river,

. ~ r~,. I,~

Lastl y ,.rl1o.k,e sure tha stack s illesan~ [Dar:roeCl wJn~:nshoviltg 'the river, Y(Hl donlt w,tl!]t t,() offer :yo;ur .opponent 4-4o~ I odds amd sigh in disbelief when he calls vou offwith amarninal h€lldjng·.

. 'r." ,b,

UT[G~ sses ~AIi1i'tl'. Q''''i''3 'I I,VJ!J.lC ~ ,~. ~ , '. , ,

00. 'iJ't:.o-""'! [_ ~,~ lJI~ l

Hero (8TN)~ '$[{'OO

1!£',run,[~ f~H.35) Tt3t2if! (2 players)

BB checks, H ~:f.iO do es w hat 'W ith each hand?

,- 57-

00:, $687'

Her<o {8TN}:: ;S;,'~'OO

!,' -. ~. -- Q,- 'nJ"~'''' 'v'Q'" .' , - '.' . h." "'j'" 't:_. " . ' )1 ,.M.n~W err '01:; 'if" nn ,~_' "l you 'C~11 , 1~'l:flPI Y eer auo ..

get it in, on the flop. Y CUff hand is It travori te ~g.ail],~lapait ofj 5I:Cks er 'ij\l',():rse~ There isa g(md

chance vour hand dominates a lower flush draw,

,_

P rob~em, ,8:::$3/$6 6~Ml,ax SIB: $.522

18:18:: 8,6m)

UTG: $I6U5,

'~.;II'ifi],. Q'''1'3 'I

lY.U.l1[·fI ,~, :,_-",

Pre .. :f,IDo'Jil':: Heroon ,BTN with K',Q.6t 7.,5. tITG raises 'l,o. $18, 1 folds, Hew re-raises to $63" 2fo,lds" 'UTG calls $4:5

1IjfIIO,[}" tS' '1.3,"5'" T."'.",2,A (2' ,('11] ave .. ~)

Jr' ,W It"'" \'" '_" "".,J. ,~~ " 1_" _"l., " ..

!D'S' ,,;a.. - ,,~_~. H J -, ' :L, "v'.1i- ",,,,. L. h ".~ '1' ,D" I ',: '~I ~,e:,,,,,.f.;::'1!i,, .r . ,e[o '_!ll e:s ','\.',1,1 a~ ~'. ~u I '!U'''lC., ~ ~1:r:J.!JI:

!lP'~ayen; often mindlessly bet and get it in, because i'tl:S a 3~'bet P'Olt and Y()UI1,a,¥e·,2l flush.

,;a ._,.. 1\ Ii::~ ··c . 'III',.. . . II, 'n.. '~l. ~ '~'" ,01 ffiI' ,t ,j,a.. "" -;:". , - IJIlaw •• ~I'e:r a .lJl it Gal], I iJ e u ~ at utllJl" J[) ut l nere .are

definitelv better alternatives,

. ~ ._ . --

r;-L "",,:1- "', 'i g ].,.,~ ck ""1'1' ""',c, c.' .,-,.' , toco i 'j;" " - - 0" i "" II' """j' 1<"; If t rn e: ,"'" ,,:a.. """ A'. j '5'· i:. ,,,,'-;1 '7' 'y' ,-, c""", ''!..",i,ll!U'bo,!KJIJl.· 1Jl'l"", a ':1,.,1''1,\'" ),,,,,1(11, lU' onnnue on 'm .!~J'l. Uf .11. .III,~ sucn <!I" ~,~, '9, '. , Jil" ana ,. .ou <!l11

]"eO"J timately ,1l'I"J .. ,j, '0' 'r7J '" nrrn J IQ.··· 'Eo" si ... ce J·X···· 'Q"X' """I]. ,;1 V 'X"' '1']-"'" I,. e "TI .. huee nart of Y- cur ranee

,1~,~,JJ..U;i:JLII,"-~I,,~: lh.·li;:lt.'._\ •. ~:,i:.lL U"",."~' .. ,_·"h.~·,I:~:~ -"'d'~. '-._""-., ~Il JliI,'f.!ii.." ,o·"a;~Lf,j.i· !UI'J~I,i:J.L ,,~,~._ [Ji:J.L. '!4I', I, _,-,'U'-:L. ,,;I:1L IIO~'"

Y"")iU "-:""':111 '~'''''. the ·['1"'",,,,,, .. , '1"''''' 'L,,,, I .... 'l;."""h~ A' .ddition "') ~ 'y' 'J' If;:; :"f]' .... • m .('i'1' ~i 'L its :"'i'1' ".'a..,,,, turn ('if' '-[.1-; river ·Y:(·"UI

"- ,"""'- . lJ""t U"", ""'" "1. ,1.1,,,", bol,I, ..... ""~". , . ,1JI,1.,iI I '-",I.WLH" I' "U, i:iI. IJl ,,,,-,, , ""."U ,Ih ~ ""H, u,~.'" h ... , , L!.. H , .. " .. ,~ ,_' u

can stack V i ilain :s ince he'll exp eel you tob etthe flop with. a flush drawa lot of the times,

"V", ',a-II"-;I.,,'~iii);!iII'iI"A~'p'<""m- -l';;"i':g.· ""';',~ che , :1, back withbeth 'Lr"'l'id", ":!V'''' ",1t'U-i")} I"'''' 1] '" beton tum ,fiji •. ~ f'we

' , , ,IU,itlLlJlW"" ."" .... _ '_''',_' ~..-"'" ""I,U, 11\. ,lJi:iL,"", ..... ,' H 1l,J,) 1.1, U"L •• ,IJl,,,,) ,_ bo ,,,,I~, ... ,llJl, ""'[.Ilil" ilL I!,Jbo, .... , .u , ~ ... " .. ,7~., .. U"U, , ,

dou'il i!1'upr,ove ontheriver [such as ,<'1 river4i1), we should give lqJl. The re2l~OIl is the 9~ mcreasesa lot of draw ing h~I!J:dI.s s uch ,as 78" Ql.) and J8 in. 'Ll,ljt r;ange.~v.e .a~:,$>ci: bave ,a lot of cl ub draws, Thus) it's 'best to ,give up and check back on 'the river,

0, , , t ," ,,;:'. ,-, -, 'L .'. I~~' ~I·· 'l.. c,!, 'H··-·· I ', .. ,' :b]' ,·-'1, --", ' . __ ,,,:l., ·2'.'·, .'L ~ ;a ILl' 'f'f'~'l.

I 1121 Urn u'!!' l we' .Suf:m u, ,GaJ . .a !J et ... , . .o,w e\ ,er! ona ..•. alJl.1K n ver $I,.iI.Cu as ... ""." we .sUClUI'lil lJ' . .l.I., I"" me

,-;' .. ,.,,;',~. 'l. ,,;I_ 'i·, The r . ',",. -:; .iiL·· ,I,,· ,cl-- sn't ',-, -,- ·.',c·.-, -,. ,;I,,,. ,,-_';-: ,'L·, ·,~I;.'·· ,', ,-, ., .. ,- ']'t ,';<"

nver 1..1, CiueC<1I\. d)' •.. ne reason is me turn ut1'elcSfll. . increase ,iTb@:IIY m:@.W),I1I.,g.lrEl:!JI.uS; JIlI,OU[1:am,ge. "l, ts

reasonable for us '~.C! check back thef1:o:pv.dth hands such as 9Tand TJ, \Ve caualso have ,S-1:11JaH,

"''''k' j,,-",., "'I' . L, ,~1"k' 4."· 'IC"",t'L"c ", .. , , ,.,- ,;a..,- '1_J,1"~-'i"t'L- ,"",,-, !JOC cetp 2111"$ OI a nana j,l ce _. 'J .. .£' 'O'I ! rese I'ea~CU'1l5" '\hi ,eSI,I,[I UI.,l!l. I.J e L ne n \> er,

KQ.s was used in theexample to illustrate the huge difference between Zl king-high Ilush draw and, a seven-high flush draw,

,-:58 ,~

Beru (UT'G):: :S!6J9 n i\.1:['-': $.:1.21

00: $.351)

BTN: $.57.3

Pre .. fIDop:: H ere isat UTG W' it'll .A.K.

H ero raises 'W S24~ ] folds, SIB; calls $.21, ,BB calls $18

59

:lPro.tdem, 9:: $3l$.,fi 6,=lYltlx SB ~ ~$,5,8\3

:B lFi'" 'a'/;t;;,O'C

,D,. ~~]. 0.

OO::ll:35,[)i BTN:' $573

1i!i~", .. flIO'lii'Ii.'~ Hi' ere 1""", .;;,1' 'UT'," Jr,'~ with ,J; ","'Y_,' .f"'lI,'~ lI.iIJlf''' •. · .. u, 'i.J <L') 'u.l '_ .. !i.:1.1 n', ~] .. ft'~£'\.:.."""·

Hero raises to 524 . .3 told~r;1 S'IB call "" '¥','" '1- PB,:'

;0 J rt;_. . lL~ ~.& "J D, -,

calls S18

Jf~o,,~ ($72) g,. A,. J" P p16'tyers)

S,B checks, ,18,.,13 checks, H ere bets S 64" SB. cheek-raises to $1. '9'8, I fold, Hero ?

A-,,,,,u,I'e.;r ,(i"" 'lih" ~ , i5' " "- ,c"I' ,- -h , ,__ - 'I-. l"'l

_ W~,30",. '?,. " IS,1::!' 2l: :!>lH,h w. .. er:e you SI~'OUiJL

fold a Tot of'the time even though "It:i,$ tough, to, do :SOI b ecause our hand looks so geed,

A,gainst ,6\ :rl\u).g~ of Il, 88, K:.Q,f;~Q.J.~! J'~T~

a' iJ T.,n,...,. 'L.,', ' 2' 'I 0:'0121 I TiL-, '... ,- ,".I '; "

ann ,,' ~ 7'r'" we ,nave ".,J !''(iI. ,lU,e ua[1J:IJI, IS much

closer HVi1Jain can 'show up with, AQ in. this 'Spot because thenwe have .:5()i% equity against, that range, However, Vi1'lai:rn p([cibably :re .. raises 'pre-flop with AQ an,d, l-Fh,e didn't, ,it!sotDlike~,y that he's going cmzy p OIS't-I'l,OP w ith [t on this 'board.

,- 6~) ,-

P~~ol)tem 10:: S3lS6 6-NKax

'1[1' -. ("Ci 'm! ii- 'il"";: "I' ~ ,n!eIfiO [:",'Dy,' ~IU' [;;:1'

ID'B"~' ~.3.· fLo1

,l[)i, I e- ~ ,~, .. !~,J~

'UT, J,~, Q' A A,f:', ._ ,,1I...JIi'! .~~~!U

:MIP'; sseo 00: $,3[[} 0 ,BT N:: 'S 1'.3:2

pr'-e-r~(Jip:: Hero .on SIB with 6.6&

.3 fold!!!, .BTNnii~es tQl $.18" Hero calls, S 15, :I. fold

T"··FIiI'1i<" (f!? 'I 'I q). V~fI'!f1A°,a '2' 'p- 1 aver s)

rwljtlij,Wtllrjo t~ ",I'll .f.'ii;..:.1I.::!'~' .. ,~', ~~1 ... , \.' 1;,~l~If.·-.-',i:'-.

Tc.J t.:I ru ,"1'- .. c ks B'TN··.·. ".'L. , • .'1- ....

.:I."""], I .... ',. l : ...... Hl...... '.;,::<,. _I :.' ",.' 1!i;.I'.1,~,~''i..!!f,J~

R.wer:: .($.11 ory K+5'¥2108fioQf (2. playe[s) Hero checks, BTN bets S78" H ere ?

There is .a~.80' a chance he decided to turna small p~ir intOI a. bhl:f[ -0 f ;co:u.[~e"we beat his bluffs arnywtl:y but check-raising is a better

play than cal 1 Injg $lD,'oe he's gO'in;g 't .. ofold a lot

'--- _j o.fh.is "range on the rrv,er after his turncheck,

'P.f"ohlem. 1.0: .. $id.$6 6-~!lIa~ ne[1(li {SB):: $o,{;5;

,BB: 831(j~.

'UTG:' $441)

.M:~': .$1~ [l [ll

00:. ,S][)!)

El'T~T,. 'Q-,",'3'''!J;

JI]i, ,,~,"Ij Iii r~II:[, ,",-

f're-Hb,p:~ Heroon 1318 iN lth 6¥6f!i!

.3 feld:.r; ~BTN raises "to $18 ~He:r(} c al :1 s S 15 j I fO'·ld

F~op:: (842) K,~4~.2'''' (2 players)

H ero checks, BTN' bets ,$34,. Hero C<1l1~ S34

T nil ('iii:: :($ I, I 0) K:~4.2''''' 8 ~ (.2 p lavers)'

. - .

H. ero checks, BTN cheeks

~IUver~ [S:I i. ,0) :Kj15.¥2'~ 8'~Q.' (2 player$) Hem checks, BTN bets; $78" Hero ?

Answe r ]0:: This i 8 :l.'a good spot '[() check-raise the riveraince 'Vi llain rarely has 'lWI()i plair sor better, He Is. ben trig the bI~ with KQ tbe i:!llaj,o:rhy of'fhe time,

The only Iegitimate-hands that he can callthe river check-raisew ith are QQ and Q 8. '

H is range for b etting the river might inc hide any KXtha'l go es ::Ii'or P Qt '0(Jilt(Oll on 'the tum" He:w(l,!,a"l d also bet AQ and Q,J .a g,oodam!(lUn.t ofth!e'li,:me" pu:Ui:i:n.,g you .cliO. smallpairs ,s.:i:riice youare likely bet tIJ]:g the river w tth KJ{ .. Both. KX ZIJ:1ld. 'OX are g,o,in,g .tOI' fold a. l.a.tt'QI a river cheek-raise, Arter all, ycmt line i~ ,c~!I1I:~i:stent with. what y,cJ.u are tryingto represent, You. CM1!i. ,easiUy have ~et:5aIiJ.d~Q.

Lastly, den't WCHT)' about ,gerhn:,g caught. ]t I:!l.~ppen$l:d ,everyn'j]:e l~uDd very ;olfb~i]tOI fhe best players ill theworld because they are p]~yillg .against theother best p]~l;r',ers ill the world,

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Problem 11:: $3/£6 6-M';ax

Ci~,,·.,. ~o3,' nI, ~l[).. ,~'Il'!i .. 7.

'B"'B'" szce

,11-.1 , .... ~" -,!LH.J

'UT.:' J,r~. iiJ'-"""i;3',

., u .. ,~t.'£\

M:P': $4·-77

'JI1I' -- '. '("'"' '0' ). 'a' ",,'"'!I'C' lf1I!e[1o:''l-' s- ,~!n, ,0'

ar N,i ·r;l'.i:::',iI,Cl<

0.,._.'· ,. ~1~1';1,.:.J

Pf,e, .. n(j.p:~ Hero on CO 'with Q.T1¥

Hero raises to $24, ,BTN calls $24, 4-fa.td:,

.F'~o.p:: (557) '0 .. 4.5"" (2 players) H ero b ets S48 j BTN ,era lJ~ $4-8

T".,"' .... ,i {~ 1-'S:"l)"Q,.)I .. ·,,,,JiL-:t¥ t2 players) IWlI liB.,.· 't~ ,_', ~ .. --,: ;",;"""".;J~ '_" 'l'- l, :U~l ~ ,n.,

Hero bets S 133, BTN calls $1.33

.~ 63·~

Thusthe river is a clear check, The q uestion i:s do we check -call or check-fold? Gotts.ide:dn,g that 8RJJ 'iN ill check b ehind and the turn psirsthe iJ card, [here aren't a lot cf'hands 'we can beat. Thus, the river is acheck-fold, though it's tough to recognize this SP{Jit 'W ltheuta deepanalysis because it is 'so 'easy to, J:' ust bet -fold andmove on,

'i!- •

~:fw'e ,get' called by KQo!r QJ on the river, we JURI

n~o,v~ onw I.lhDut pllJttlll,g muchthcught into .it, because hl,$; :$<0' standard,

~------------------------------~

Di"'io'!!..!!em' '1 'I '" ~"!i'/~&:'6' 1I-jn'"",, J[iIl_ ILI!1l; , ... 1 .. I ,. ~.;J_ ~lll ".'-.f'wiJJ:1UlI!1'L.

C'1Lh ,~'? 3' ,riI,

L)D.fI ~o, ,7

in,j[)" 0iJ,2,' ~01

DjE)." ,~ .. !UJ!U

IlIT' ,'~ 0iJ,",'''23

I ,,1"'_JIi~' ,~, t. _:', '.

~1f': .$4'7'7

'JI]I' -- (C,,,,, '0' \. ,g:o&:,,,,!IC' .EII!el'iO ',' ',." • .!;Ill!' to'

'EiiT" ..• '&!"iIl!'I9'13"

:II) , ,.," Iii ~l~: ,-

'Ei'c ,Gi., --,i 'H·· '''. " ro·' """'t:a.. Q,·"'Trlr,e.-uOp'i .,eliO en '!.,..,' .. WI I.~ .. ,'!I"' .. "'.

Hero rai ses In $24" 'BIN calls $24,,4'Jolds

f,rop: ($57) Q~4,.:5'f! (2 pl ayers) Bern bets. $48, BTN calls .$48

TmJrn~ -[S I 53) 6~4'. 5-~. (2, playen;) Hero bets $133" :BTN calls $,1.33

Am sewer :1:1:: This I.'S .a: 5'p:OlW here 'phryers like 10 bet-folda lOit, 'eventhcugh thev rarelv ~et called by

• ~ lr.' ,~ ,b 'r'

worse hands, Even fair 'the times they do .get .cal1et~:

by hands suchas 81:hJJ" tltaf!s nota reason to bet,

8 8~,JJ has a totalcf 18 combinations, Since we 1llC!DC1!,Ult '€6rr .88~JJ ;g~ttln,g t(J.1 the river; we should ,~C\C\0tn~t [Ot 9,9 .a$wellKQ and, QJ will callour river 'bets aswell an . .tl. that's a total rv[ 16 ,CGimbi.:lilati(Jiils. Additionally, there's ] mere oOimbirn,atJ,ciillS of ,99. Thisalone makesthe river a badbet, '\W.e ha ven'raccounted ROt hands suchas Q9" 44"55,, and 45.

Th If- -l' -': ':II '"ii",,'I' wher .... n ... ~"'tll,I,<>o 0",":.' ,'l'r? .;<11 '1,0,'. of trouble ;"'"""I",·:L"',!j"., LIiI"H,;;·'i;"l'n,U' ,.'10;0..,." are in ,0' I ot ""''"t[-''''')I''LI.''II...;],6

, " .!',;;;I!." ~ i:;I_L .:':I.r"' ...... !1. )tlf U,1gI , !ioI' L~~" 'i;.I"'i;".I" it'" '~i~"""l, .1.:1, i:.l_L. ,!I.} II. !I..oI, ,~ u,....... 'Iff ,U-~rlj,.,;.l !I.;iI,l ,K .. ,'&..;.I 'IfY !I.!I'I~ Ill~,~,] 1:Jl, \of .UI, .:JL 1.!i.,.I !.,.J,Jj, _ I,j. U ,G' ..

The rea$OIII is it "is so easv to :[lUlt;Q,n1ial1"e.aJlv ...... ·bet~·[(),ld. here.What usuallv hannens j,stll,emrajo:rl.tv

II"· ...r. ["'t" .,. ,..,

,-,f i;L.:::. ,f··~ ":':::' '~,'; ~- j, "", i} ft<;i. ,"''''1'1- ~ll,.!i.l ,K: 'Q' 'Q' ...• J' "-',i] 'Q' 'T ;:;' ;:,~' "'7""- move '"'I i ;' .'I;L,.,,,, I, ";,t-:;":',;'f"!' :'0" "t,

O.U. ll.ll,,", nrne, yuu 'llJel, ana ,e;,,",l """[.I., ec 1J',,1 ", j'" ,t!IIil,"-'!, .... " i:1LIJI.U .;y'4'lII. nh,\, , ..... n Whl.luJUl..l1"".d ... ,lIll,1';!; h.

'\tVhleri )"OiU go oyer your sessions, you,wiB l(lQk over thebig pt}iS rhat you win or lose, Even. if '¥©u (J:o, over this h a'l1Id. '\N;)',U won'tnotice the mistake "that vou cornmitt ed .

• r) ? (' .~ .~

]fw'e bet the river" our Iine fo,r the whole hand isbet-bet-bet, which represent rremeadous snen ~l'''' 'n',j, 'i~ too '''''ini''~'n''1!'I:1 stic '';1,,;.[' V".",I' llain t, ... " nut 'i,::o, on A·' "K', or A 'J' <;ri~ decide t',0, b iuff'here Thu t» ~u, !i.o • '0 lL. ,U.l .!I.i.;'1! ,LI~:! !IJ ,&:-"' 1l,:I< " ",<&;') •. ~ l'u, , .11.1, i;,;ol' < .iI. U ~." u.. ~ . .;:t! IiJ ",.',.', !i.)" ,!""\~ ,[;.ll,~)i.l llI.~. .ll. '1.1.. lUaU. ,U, U.~II" • ",I.t .... ,. ~I

whenwe bet the ri vet, ViJ] ain is ,gb1llg ~o fold hands th at we b eat, Th'eS8 hands are JJ ~44 and ,a'mv.· random ;5[11lt ed 'Qx tbat he mav have,

r.' _', ....

- ,64-

Since Villainalmost never ,shaw' up' with air 0;1], the :dv-e:r! h.rs bIu:m:ll,g frequency is law', The next q uesti en is can he value-bet worse? The answer is no, 'Hecau$e whatcanhe ,exp eets us 'Local I wl,th?,'F'llf these rea,~G,ns" the river isa clear check-fold,

A~~ern a:,tl,re :L,m,e:: Against players who float .a lot .and 'like h) take stab at pots, check -cal 1in,g tum is best

kilp nrl,a,rn\i't NOI~ e~ The c o:mU1Jo:n .. line 't(l extract the most value (Jill 'this tYF e of situ,3ttl:():rn.S is: to 'bet

il'!I 'L., tt A 'I.. k Ir 'I -'Ii" "f A 'i't' }i,' j, '" ~' 'L ] "1. t

I iflP", ne turn, 'anu, C:1,I:ec,""~l')J,1JI river fl, 'we non 11TI(P![(F1le . .ftgalllsl cuneusplayers wno "lite '0

makeHero ca IJ~, a river ,sh()·ve i.s fine because there are times tiley can call IN.1 til 'wot$le, I tis ned, out ofthe ordinarv ttl' see Z\ curious nlaver show un with T'l and JJ in. this sp:: 0,1.

. .,. r ,.,I 1""

:Prn"oMem. 12~ $3!~6 6-,MaK SIB: $541

DB:: $o'.tZ

UTG:: $320

Hero (M "j:: $73] 00: .$513

BTN:' $4[l e

'1ITII1I-,,",,_'fiiIO"IjlT ~ 'H,;' 'I""r-"", on "JII'Ii]''''' l:""lr IQ'. :, ,,,,,'T,,,,, Jr' ,110:-' 1.1 ,'". ",'w, ,!W u.' ,,1:Y-iJLi=- rn- U~, . ';;.;0;;" ;';';_;

, -

l fiJ.liJl Here raises to S 18" ,~.f(Jlds" '1Ba calls $12

Flolp:: ($ 3'9) 9;~6,'. 5., f2 players) 'B.B checks, Hero ?

,- 66-

11I·, .. o ... nl.,. -- 1- "1- e~ se«: i.: '!.111·",,-Ii.- .W'II} ~~ m . .:. ::.:(j·.Jf ~ l)1 l).-[lo'],91X

S'B'" ~,':;:A·I ~ .. " ,~,~"it"

AmI~w,et 12;; This is a 'sp®i~where '§;fll11;e nl~.a:·ver.s {eel the need to bet, After all. that' s

,i:-' 'r.' ...

wh,at thre:y do w ithoverpairs Sf)! they want '10

balan .... e the times thev don't have ,""'i'ji evernair lJ i:A 1i:A1.~,U.· U,. - 1l!..I.!',!w;~ U .. ' .;_"r Iillu,., l~Ji:,ll '!Ii.~ i:JU.~, u. '!Ii ~.'.r/' i:A!'. ,iI

!Ej,!Ej,. 'Iil' s:. 111 '''!o .IDi D:. ~IUI .. ll..~

UTG: $.321[}1

H,eroo r(M")~ '$,",3 ~ CO;' $5.33

BTN: $41[}O

"11-' -I,.,,· . ._,.L"',~O'" ,---,,--. ,,_,".k lettin -, -"

'" Ire-roe snom In:i;;!; WT,o:ng W un ii, e- U]g yCi'LPI

(itim'i{)<:i!Je-rli'l kill(iiWS tb at vou don't have an

r~.r ,~

overpair on a Jillopthal hit his pre-lIIoipmngeo

:~:I] this spot, you ,S.h-CH1Id check back the :lflop a k1L .].f'yOU~.6 ,G,edde '(0 bet j: yClriJ shcr!.lldHn~ the t urnand river ss well, since his checkcall i:rn;g range on the fi.-a,p andt urn. ~B g{)W,g 'to

'L,,,,, p-'\"";re p-ij .. ", ,""" .• shot e- '~'f' "",-"i, I;':<"i.-;,I"I' p1'-"rjI en BJ~v : i:J.LJ. ,,"" ;.,.Uri.-, II;:IU,I;:'I,~,~ ... ~~. ,U"'.j UU U~I.!I, l ,-.h; ..... o~, ~ ,

firlng melt iple barrels, esp ecial I yw ith a river

1----------------------1 bet" yfJ<U should check behind here. Betting

the flopand giving u:p is burning money,

"I'~nop:~ Here -Oti f.vnl'i-wiffi 'OtT,.

l/();tcij, Hero raises ~-o S 1.8, . .3 folds" ,HB calls !iJ','12·-

,~." '

.F~ o-p:: f~39) 9+6'.5" (2 p lay er s ) B!8 checks, Hem?

''!u ,.. ]'Il"'L 1l"I' f:i 6 "" ,ii"l b " rr:' .. - d "11 [ ,Ii':

';'- n.n,o.'boltii:: .' :i tne :u.J.'Ci'p! rs 'joi;!;,','t~ 1oun.J{')'p-eUII1I,_g :U.r1eqlle:j].C)f i:f:iJC'f..e4u;;es ,tiJ:t'~:matl:c:a:,ly. In ~:a.ct" :)'0;1.1.

shculdbet the flop ,every 'lime. The teas-on Y'OH don't get check-raise very o,jfl:,en. ~vkj,st im'lJ,odatlL'll.v, there are 111\ extra :I ifJ, ~5'!'iiblde cards V«J-U 'cam ,OCU1'l inue 'beuin'!: am([ trv 'to'IDo,hl .oU1 hands

J.'" r!' .r"'. ,'" . ,~ .... ~

suchas 9T, '9'8,. 88,,@:nd, 77 that are check-calling the :~.-c)iP' 'but usually .~oJ:d, toa tum bet, There are

also a 1 Cit, of g'Qo:d: turn ;c ards for our hsnd .. These cards are A ~ K,~ Q, J, and T.,

Pr-oliJiem. t3~ $3j~6 6-,M,;rx SIB: .$639

BB: .$4rJ'8

Her<o (UT(;):: $9',3 0 1'\."." ,!iJ'.,2,~,?,'

,.I]llr-~ ..,\)., ~Ir!!

OJ: .$699' mT iN,' ,.~ "!''"Ii '"Ii D .1. _, I.·~ l ,~,;a;;;

'1I1f; - 111111 - - IL1 ", ' r 11'T'G' """ 'L, T' 'TA J[tre-uop:; nero I::: 'i<,,) I' " wlh~, ,.,' ',~

H erorais es to .524, 2: folds, I8TN re-raises 'to 578!, .2 fa;ld;s,~, Hero ?

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'If he is; inaggres sive 'rn CJd~; then 4·-liettii;il,g '-------------------_j .and gelhl1l;g Itin is '[j:rlH~o

P"foM em 13 ::' $3/.$6 6-M,~rx SIB: 8639

'ID~B:,~ , !12, A !f'i10l D..I .. ~ ,~.~!Uo.

H:,eru (UT'G):: '5.9'30 ,MP'; $24,8

co: ,$6:99'

8TN:: '$,'22

rl',e.-fl!~)p:: Hero is 'UTG with, T~Tfi.

Hero' raises to $24,. 2Jo~d:s~, BTN re-raises to $78, 2.jo,lr:J:.r; .Hero '7

Answe r 13:: You (Yp ell at U TG w ith TT. A so,lid r egulatre-t.t:aLses you (Ui] the B TN. h f(j,l.d{> 'I,Ci' y,ou. ¥'OU[ action,

Unless Villain has beenpl:31.ying aggressively er has a tendency t(),l~bet vour U T,G (lin ern a

< ~" r '

lot, y011,l should fold In, thi~ S,IXJ,'i. A lthough l.t

seems w,ea'k i,i) ft'JIk~, here, against ,a iJ'l.~ry·e:r with 'Clo,mpar.abJ..e ()ir better skills than :yO u, ir's tough to play T T out t'lfposit ion pr,!)fi.tably ill

'tills ,S ituat ion, '

Preblem 14: $3.1'$6 6-,M:ax, S,B:S175

j['j,j['j,. ~"!i"'i; 'I DD~ ,~',.J!,J!."

'0 !f'~1 H !~ AT11'll "'L A 'J

,F- r:e .. ,.: ~OIP: ,; tero on 1\'1],' Vi! rt..i,.'+. , ..

He ",', C',," ",., (:.:-,,/1 'IDI'TN'" calls ~J4'- 4' fi' [,;I,

• ,,,,,.1'"0 .raJ!l!,!:::':,"., LU .;).::."t" £),' " ',,","L ".~ ~,,,,,,, -' Ot!(;r.S

F',~op'::' ($_:57) 3.8.5, (2 players)

:u .:;: I..... 'c: l. ':;'C,I, c 'ICi:T- N'," 1,,:Lr ecks ,n, "".r~) , 1J.v., ,l"...", ,0; '" .... u'""'-<" "

TiilIirm: (~57) 3+~.-5.2,+ (2 players) Hero bets $4-7" ,HTN cans $47

P'-- I!._ lem '1' AI. r;:t 3'/fit' 6'6 'M" '..", ' 1I~IJItJI :". ,,'"t,. ~ ,~"',~' ,i:;I,iN:

SB: $17.5 !D,n !i:i'32"1 D.,D~' .;:0 .. - .. _-'"

UTG: $8(lD

Heron (}\1f1"):$1"g, CO:: '$lo,lR:

.BTN :$.344,

Ei r·",,:-:,t1I;A;'n,'~ H' "'[--;I", ,"''"1]; M' '!P' ",.,';''-'_''.Ii. ,""'J "'" c, I.-~,Uu,~" ""1,.' ..... U.,J".JC 'I!Y.u.~,!4I.!!:!',!:!'

H ecru raises. mS24l, BTN calls $24" 4folds

F.IDoJl~ (5-5.1) ],~8.'5'. -(2 players) Hero chec ks, ErN checks

R~v,er" l:¥;,'1 51 )" 3," 8 .5''''2~9,'' '"2,111] avers).

- . I. 'l-." ",',,;.6,... . , ,.,,;,; - ,.... 't Jo':"i:,;l-,~: , ...

He '..." I"J' ,1,- ~rlU .:

.A 111 ,sw er l4,~ You should usually checkhere, There' S IllO,p oint i nbett ing, No p,air is g(J.itTI,g

~'''''' fold afterthe ,Il'i ('''P'I acticn A,l',t:k,t'""(r'I..~'I.""[--;e'l,, tu ,U" ,~i:.il,U, ~, ,l~,. l.Ju . i:J.L"._ ,U!l·~, ..... ~" -!~,U.lLlLr~U, IU,~" ~

a non-zero chance VOU w,ele .skJciJ,N'·p:~av[l1g·. the

'r-" 'r!'

'~'O!P- 'I h . .:>i'itl ,'?'I",,- if!"(~'ij'lI'fi a 'in, 'r'illl.i' ·",nll i ,""Iji' '''''1]' 'U' '''''P- ai red .LI. ..... " _!~'!wl.(.' i:.iL., ~ ,b ...... U,ilb !I.U, J:"' ,,"'";.'Y!..J, ~ V,I-!l, ,i:,J.L., , ,!U .'i:J.L" ,~1lI"

I.. andan .'~I ,'.""1 ~ 1 '" r ']'CV"ciI[·' 'Ik.",,!, .~~ fl'ik '11''''i;' ,(",-"11"1]" "''I'(}

I ~.OI.l",1JI: ilL ,.IJI, ""o;;tJ.., ,m " ,. v, I!J ~l. ~'1f.' ,lU, I"' U~, .J 1lI,IJI.Clo ,ou",IJI,

y,Gu:r fl:Ocpl play, it's a right ri ver call, Thus,

vou ,,,,,'I.. ," II ~ ,J,I,,,,,'I·t 'Il.,. .... t' .~ IU. ,"~_1~,1u.1 ,~, IUI,~, LJ!i;..o ..

"

Till '" [1' ." b t thi '" th

.' I ~-:-"r. - . , - : '.- . 'I i . -I' I'_-" -I '~ 'j "' , - I-"'~ ,- : -, - , i

,ean .. w en S .. lpa co 1.11 U . t.. 1$ nme, . .e

coin is hea vier 011 the call ing s ide, ]IV(U~

I 'r."

have a strong hand, YUill} \\I',(yul.d:'veb et tile

river already, Addit inlnalty~;rol[lr iO''pP onent

"'~'I h '1£ b k lotof hi ]1 ',. Th

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'\AiL c.~C" Z1:C ,a tot {J. .... IS 81111\1.. p1l1.1I $, .... e

turn put. a flush (l,tsrw .out there, There are also rimes VIllain is checking back some s tra ight draws such ,as ,f/'}' and 89'.

This is also a tvpe (j,fsnot where he rarelv value-bets thin as well. Themaioritv ofthe thne.the

~'r·_' _.,~._, or.' ,.i,r.I . .,.

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". h k b '11' d ith h d h ' 2 4'4 66 ~- S6 j

" --:_ _ ,I -, ~ . ,_,'. _, '. - _ .-, , ••• - _ .• '-, , •• _ ", ' , .. ." ., -, ,'.' '., _ •

go]:n.g to C .lec, "e., 1m.' wit ... "an' 1 s sue . .I. a's. .A '" .. ,." ');"'" an !, .. :'" a .n,L

A~I,e[,IIi:l~ive Ijme,l::: '\,Ve"Qtlll check-call the turn ,~nild hope h,ai](Js~nch as KQ and 'OJ take stabs

.,i, ,,c._,., ... 'rlce'ii' and O'l"'-v''-e' up ""'i'l' '':Ir,'" ri , "p'r' T'!.;-"" reason 'I' "'" ,,<"1"\1,1"1'" we ,'c"'_"""c·,L·-'''''1'I'! th 'e turn i our 'a,.""'7,',l 1"",."(":1 ... ,,,, rue u.~,'W r" )!I. '~L _ ,U I~ . _, -. U.I-!l, lU,!;i " ,lIl!i.' ,. "U,~, ,'!W' . .:.:-L;;I'U,I-!l, ,-,~ !i,.,.UIJ,!i..-:~ 'l!T.- .-.U,~< ,til., !iJ~" l .. lu, , ...... "' .I.~Ji;.:U,!I,U ,"""' ,1.i~~~

like a small ll'a it (lit' a pair w ith .a dtawmaj ,otity Cl,fthe time ;an,d h's unlikely those hands :an~

,"'1.. ",:,..,L~~"'hl]l n g to ,"" riv .... r ,,,,, . .,...,,..,, ~ ~ ,e' ''''''[1'1 ~I,~,v~K ,~,I!i.oI UJ,~" , 'I _' !iJ i:J.L , ,~, '!i !i;..o., li:.1I!,I,~"a;i:J.L~,~, , i:J.L, IJ),;!

A· Ilj,-c ~,~l:r;J', 'L"- . "!i" A···. .'. ". -",j. :'," """, -- -i''"'C .!.." ",..p.~'" ']1 I" ·h'i' ',",',' '-'r,", '[1,:1 'E.."j' th , .. "',;,~ . , ft', "

. ~ 11 elr II au" e" . ,~m e . .:iO '... g.alrlSl. Cipp C! f.1le[1ll~ wu,am.!,~,Ly l: al. .. .lg .l" we S,I g,O U1JllI. !.J el, ~ ue n v e::r ,a" er

'I., .'1":"'" ,~'I... t .' . '~:il·. canfol "I ut k .. , ,.,.1, ., :1.. .'. ",. e« e:« ,.>14 r» ·;1 A.Q'" ';'". ", ' 'I' th .'~ .. .'.., net JIl,g tne urn .. we can .~O:.'IJl,@U . nanns sucn as ) D.,. tlLl', "'t"." anu ,!''l'.!'"1.,g3I.ln$'l "lie Il}()re: .c'U£1l}US

typ h . . ·to' 'R' "11 . h Id b k th ".. ·T!] d "" isd ib d b

' '- ,,~.-, 1';;" I' - '-1'" ~_1 ", I .. ·. "', '! .. ',c:. ,'_- <, '. ',' -'I'.' L.', -'1''-''1 '.1,' II '~' : < II'.' -', ,.!'. '1:1 '. "':".," ,' .. {;~ I'.' ,':1 .: I"', '1,' --:. '-';" ,.-.

e \N, ,0 ern] Cy~ .Ina, l.!1g .. " em cas. VI' e ,S ... Ol!.. C .. e~ , ..e In er. ,." ,e . eel.s l.O.l'1 1.8 e~cn e. a 0 v e.

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P,m-oh ~ em, ] 5,: $3/$ 6i 6- M:ax SB: $648

BIB: $,149

'UTG: :$-74U)

~AIlITI',. ~,,;II,'9'~ ff. LILI,-' I. ~;iI, ',,,-

Heroo (,CO): sses BTN: $S~2

'Iill - '111111" -,i H' ""," ," " "c'o" ",,',.l. 1% ... 0 ... ,F"lfe-iUOp '. ",e-ro (~.j]" "." !jI!-,i" u I~, 7'!:!iL)~'

'MJ.i' raises to $2l, Hes 0' cal I"'~ S21l, 4folJs

Tll!Irrn1::('$48)"Q"8.5.'K~, (2. players) 'MP'''bets $42, Hero cans, 5.42

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£ .• : "'tJi,-m, .':,;::1': ';;'.)!.~'IIJI ')-lv:u,aN

SlDI. ~~..II 01 _ ,J[).. ,..gJlJ~· [!i

lDI'B, , '. ,'!J, 'I .;:I,ctl_' , ,0., -,." ~,,"it7

UTG; S.74r[jl

M-" FII'" '!l:'..iII'gi"!!

,.,','! ,(-',. '-~flit,l: "'~

He ro (CO):: ~~16n5, ~~T; Q','::~2:

,lI[) l 1"1.. ~.]I Q, .

f'[\e-nop:: Hero, {H], CO W ith '9~ 8~

,MP' raises 'Iog21~, Here calls $21, 4fo,M_5'

Fruop: {$48) '0.8+-5. {2players) MP' cheeks, H ero c 11 ecks

T~nil:: .(S~,8) Q'8.,~t:K:ti: (2 players) 'M:P'bet~ S42! Hero calls S42

B]ver:: ($ :1.32) Q.8.5tK:.~T., (2 players) :MIP' checks, Hero?

Answer 1..5;: You should tum vourhand in:t·() a bluff (Jilt 'lite ri ver, Fromvcur '~FPO-[fJel!J.t 1',$ perspective" the Tt, :mUS:i.~bi;; the W:(}I,s:t eard in the d,eGk~(}[' him. SlIH::;,e it 'Oc)n1p,letes almost all the' draws, Ad,dit ionally, wh en. Vi ila In, checks, he is unl ikel y '1'0 h ave a $.ln:)![D;g hand since you will check behind on. the rivera good amount 'with, ene-pair hands.

I, mpn~ta~:f N olh~:: Am, important [)i:ote' regarding this situation is if'everv draw :1]]1:8

._ -

un ('iiji] the river andit Ischeck '~o VfuI.V{JiU

,&:-' 'r.' ~I 'r.' .. -

should turn the: 'b,l)!ltO,ili!, of your range mto

bluffs, In this p.artlGuLat sit uation, ;any hand W' ors e fban Kx should be bluffing thi s river.

,_ 7.3-

UT[G: '$6:7'J :M:IP': $29~ 00: ,$589[

Hem (BT_ ):: '$[7134,

Pre-Bon "i 'ILJ' er"-" ,i">' -- DTN- ',.:, .,-.~ .. ':,.L A··.·· [.T-,a" ,IT,\--.u .ljL ,[],.- ,U !.,J,m ,0 " Wlm, , ~" ,.

'UT' ["'-:', -" """",,,,, •. ~ !C'OI 'fl· 1--l[. H' '- - - , ,- -''':;'::;' '. -.

_ " 'um,l;:;......-.:jo l()I.;li~.· " ,~ . O,IU.'i' l ' ,ero n::'-T[1l1 _, .. 'S ~{1<

~ 6 7 ~ 2 fbids !, UTG calls ~4" '7

F~np:: {$l43) 7'!!i!8"9'(2 players) '[fT',(··" " ,h,'-' ,L," H '.' 'I'

_'" 'J C "ec,!K,~" ",er'll '

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p',rnt!~em [,,6::, $.31$6 '6-t\;l{ax. SB: $.573

,BIB: $627

UT'G:: '$16,'7]

MIP'; $29'41,

00: $589'

Hero (BTN)::$;34,

'IITI,-- . ,;fc~i'--'i 'ILr ". " ,- S":T"N." , ",',j,l. A 6I • .If ire-I, wop ,i H~er:OI (}Il, , ,. ,,', W h! I, ,R,~ " ','

UTa raises to $.2{:lI~ 2jhhf:r;, 11 er t), r,e'-rais,es[o.' $67" 2fold:r;" UTG calls .$47'

,F',~OIJl ::' ($143) 7!!! 8fi. 9 "(2 players)

'll"T,G'" ,,:1.. ecks H '" . , '1' '_, """,1,110''''',.;;>" ,!GIn"

OveiJi,airs <ate :g-ol:ilg to cheek-shove a tOil, ,()of file: time and Y'[JIll 2lrego,ing to' play f0!t stacks w ith l2%eq'uity. 0 fo()ur::se,

. ,,- ,',1,1,"" ,j:L j, ,-, ,.' 0-' t' .' '1<" . "f' .i,},I ',', ;,~c.-

consieer m,g mar .) 0111 ge .some ,:[:iVJl 6!f lI.llly

()iii the occasions that :y(JiU:re'pp()i[iH~'[i11 has AK" AQ" and -AJ",: its not bad h) b~t here,

H "",_ .. ~L .', ,'L:' ,'L '. ,,";1 .• L,-, - ,1,1, ,,- " ~ "L '1',-, owever, rncse rugn-c aras ,I,I"H],'IJJ,~ are uxe :y

'kl' i\CiI,d toaturn or river bet anvwav, When

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,.= .. " ,,,:,,,,,,,",,,,,'1- bac ;1" 'j;L,,,", 'ifl':,,,111 "~"".~ have '" lotof

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,,! __' - '"' . (Je th "t ," - Ito-' __ I fi- I J P:1alI,S; II] your :r:an"e,' .! a aren' :~OIll,g . 'fl' :':.0 .. I,

to a '[urn: bet sothat discourages Villain fnJIt!l] b~i]ffh]g·"· en the turn •. ,a~,l(l,w [mg", VoOU '~Q'

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bel.

Anotherreason 'why we should check behind is .ilf'VUlaill check-calls 'this fJ.o-pil' his range :i~ likelv tllait$ 'with a str,aivht draw ,o.r JT and those hands aren'tllkelv to' fold toa turnbet,

r.' .[" I~ 'r.'

I,as41y, c:beckln,g back protects yout flop check-back [,btn.,g,e .$l:IJi.,oe 'we ,c;ile.oe:kin.gback wifh hands such as AKa'i],,m AQ almost alw ays. The str.c)nger hands in )I,our check-back l@:tlIg.e are ';;n and ST. These harll~s aren't vulnerableena Jut of 'turn cards and W'ie can call a lot 'OF tum bers.We wi Il also check back Q'Q ~_4A some 'of 'tile 'f imes, especially when stacks gel deep, I f ,st acks are IflOIS B: it's b est 'to 'bet and, get it in,

Ifw '" "k"" ./;;:0; 'L, ,;,'r;.c'l~, ~U,,;L ~ "" 1--'1'" ,0:;' ..... ,1 J'J ,'iii' e ""I, ould 0:;1"-]'" st ~I"".' ".:I\,,!'~ 'm.. et 'j:L ... ,1>1 '~F' - T L '" reason 'I; ~ th ere

,I, ri'~ ,1~:i:,oL.\'!i;:.' '!~IOLIJI.'Uj.~, I~IU, ,iiJ_L~ " .II. 16_~ •• ~:t!l "_, ~'._. ~~ -!l,'I.} , ',11lI. '~L'_I.~"cL!I;.J! U',fl',DI,",!,',i:) LJ~, 1t~~,I!ioI 1.J.1~1 .,:~ ",m~,~ ,,'~:i:.'-L..j0I~, ,',;,j l,,!i0.4 ,'~

, ~

are lots of hands such as 6-6l sn, 8Tl, and AT that .are check-raising this ~lflo!p'. Against hands such

a~ QQ~AA" ourequity is .3Z%'s.-o itls riu)'i teo bact B"~J:t Vnll.aifllSIJi'lt ,g,oin.,g to have a lot ,ofQQ~AA because he Ismere likely to 4~'1Jet pre-flop '[hall flatting, especially in situations where stacksget pa~s the 125BHs level,

.A more advance .appiBiolach . is 't,t) J-bet Villain a rot but :[1;0'1' tothe p'ul:rnt wherehe realizes what is

0'''''']'''''Ii;)' ''';TlI f"A, he ','.,',",," I,., ..",;lJ' 'I' e'~ ""n ,},I 'V' ""I i "'""'n "";"'n'~~ 'n., e ',," I!..r" sin Q' 'L ]"'D']- T'L ']' '" '1:" 'i-"e:n~ ,J,i 'I"~ ,;r::w.:l' C'UI J'i' 'I·", 'I!.. ",",1 ~'Ii"II""""e C'u'~~',OIU.I, •. ~, a:!.j,U,I.- ~IU!I.!I,l.:A}tll, U,~il 6L3.~,11,(-.'Iil!'!UI, 1~6L •. ~,I!Uu.',I.!I.IJ".,!I,!UI,,·: ·bL!LIL_tI:~'. I,~,I~,:,'"I;;; ",I.~,,'a .. ~ ""' .. -.:.} .. Ill',IJl,]I.- "I IU. lJlulj,.il:ltl.!I,I~.':

""f 1]' di h 3' b hi I' tl' J' I"]' h fJ' h' b k

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SO 1 y~m 1,1 . 1I.tOUgl, ,Y'l1U cam et urn ree:me::S$lY urn. ie ,g ,JS: lac ...

,-75 -

1lJ- L.!I - - 1 "l'- Q1'll(;o6. 6. 'M" - '.I[ rOIHem. . t:: ~,.J\. ~~} !l}- 1. .. ,:!IX,

.;'lB" !;:,j Of1l,

i;) -,." .~~'Q7

:rn~ 'ElI'" 'il' t:. Or"'!

D:Drii ~IU'. --I

UTG: S.2[m ·M···· '''P'' ~3·· G,fi,

.a.: .lIe .. ,.:0.', ,!OU

H,eroo {,CO}: '~n:6,1' BTN:' $2 :SID

F'mOJll':; ($47) 866.2J~ (2 players)

BB checks, Hero does what for each hand?

- 7{), -

'lPr'obtem 1:7':: $3/$6 6,~M(lX SI3: .$489

[OD" 'a' a '0["'"

II]iD I. ~IUI. l

An:S'\\I'er li'::\~it'h. A¥.s., y,®u shculdbet

h ere '~'f" 'v, "''Ii get ",:1., eck rai ,""",jl V'" I. ""'''''",, ,It"",:,! ~ "-,, -'II Jj, , ."., 'u.I~ ".'. l, ,,",I~: ...... !w", ,.:-, ,1:.lL ;~U~~'''''' '~'u 1!W;i:J_U.!I . .IJ,i!i;_.I' ,IU

vourhand without much 'WOrry, Your h ~i'id,

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UTG: $2,QO 'M:~': $3810

Heru 'leo): $,':8," BTN: $250

is dJffi:cult tiC) i:mpn)ive and :r~ar~~:~& y has shewdown value .. Addit ionally, the flop is very d:ry 'so its di ffic~ult forVillain to. cheek-raise with a hlgh enough frecaue:rnlC:y

't,,",, make 1"'1"'[' IC"'~'i.,.,j·'I"'I~" <"~ ion 'n..,,,,,;I, '" 'D...,a<1 'pc;~ ""V l~' "" i:iL .,.... '"' .... , '. ',""I J,t , "...,,,,t, ,,",,I,J, !.J ,..,t· ,i:il !,J, IJI. •. '~,~L .• ,

,_

Thus. b etting isa lot better than checking,

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2 finJe'... H ;:.:II('''' T ,,, 'J' "e'c- '"'''', 1f2)' ·2··,fin"L/,.. 'B: ':P' I'"'''' 'l:1 '" ~] f)' ,

, ' ... .?-,~~lt~,~") ,., ,,!&.,III:. "'""' i::JL.:'1. ~I I/ . .'J;,..J. _:;) . ..,.,;;;...Ol r: 'I..dj~,,").~., ~D Wi::-I.I" i::t! ~" lJ

'\iVilh. A'.:K'.¥. 'V<Q'l.I$h!(J'u:ld, check back S~me

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().:~ the times, especially agamst opponents

with. a hi,tth check-ra lsi n,2:frern uenev,

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F~op: {$~7) 8'f!.6.'2,~ (2 pl a;r'ers')

BB checks.Hero does 'what fur each hand?

V--I- L.-" ,-.---.- . -,~, 'iI""-'-"'"'J .,;aL",-

.1, ou nave more outs dJ rmprove ananave

r"lr"'YI:.:·'<~'I';;":."'" val ue ,"'O">!"]""'jCJt A.i!),_A:T If'vour hand T",,], rlf!':O' ,'l,"''''· vou'Jl domin .... te ''7''''"7.'1,,", sueh ",,~, V,Q.··.-~T ~~, .. ) 'If)!" !JI.u '1!"1!" .1·11. '!t ·[.l_L ,U.. i:JLI;J.:.:L .1,ilci.:'1!1I. '" 'l ,", ,. iI ,.l .:,,"Y' -, lUI., l~,i:,ll~.~,l!l, .1i1,J'.V",I~" '!i Vi.~~ .]'U" , ,~, Uu,.", .U,i:lI., .' ,1.~J[.iL~IUI.U1..1! ..,~. !wo.1~, ,i:.'-L:~ ,E\..~'~'" ~.,;

""",,;~ A:·IQ'·.~A'T ''''''''11 g .... .tract 'I'W.· ,', streets ofvalue '0·· .. ,;:a,.", ,,", ..... ·C''"''''I'.·~rjI''' '1;L""t vou ,"';l"·'IJl-'!·i·i·""l·I'I'''II"",'''~'''''' 't'(''''lI-!~1 ,,~""e'

1i:jlI!l,lcll _,. ,,_._ !:""1i .... ,i:..i lEI. L.lI. ~l!,81..· " !l . ~' ~U.'··~',~!i.J_ '!Ii ,D1,. _ .~. '_ .• .•• 11. u~u.u ~~u .. ·: ~~'.'ld, •. iI.~ rtUJ(,l_L ... ;r'tJ, . ILlh::.r ... l .!I.,II.~, ,C:",!.'U'II' [;~ .. J ~ . .I.,. I~V .. ·

op ip' : onents "';"'0· '1"'" 'J'T)l'j:r ,1',0: ...... ,''1' ', .• , ith A,,'Q> -A' T ""'1']]' I ..... 'e. tho ,,:,'e. L """"":~,,,,el""1 ha "'~,e.· som ,e ",;1..0.1,..,//',0' ".',,'n '~",'" ,I'" '"

L': . t;J',I,',,", ,~-J ,;:011 ... "" ".",~ !Jl. >T,'.', >T IH ".' ,,;0' ,v UI...,::, ,1,IJi:iL"'I..!I.e~ !Jl,!, i:iL Y' ,!,~J,.,: ,,;I'!I ... "." !Jl .. .".. .... , ., ~L, U""',

Y"i !]"1 . ,1.":1: ,- - I". ,:-, ... :a.;. "':'1'; 1,D..,:1 of:t'", ''':' , ,,'" ... i' , "''- ,"i' I"::' I'll' ',:,'i-'L.,' :Or 1.- "]':': ht ,~, ,.]." , '." '-,'~:" 14'1, ,~ (J U .' aiso get c a I""'B ~Q Ill! e LI urrs SInce a turn ace or ,1Jji.,U!i11;:i 1 S me gr een . sgn . tor p ayer s Jet Ell' ,U,U"U,

A· lilt·. -- - . ,j, .• ,.~ '[,"-- • "JiJ~:i't A" .:17,. "Iii'. '-"','.' 'c ._,j. ~ .•. ' ,.'.Il':',. A· ." 't·. ., 'c <c- ,;l

. W !I.'elrrti lld" e . ,~m e:. 1{'1{ III ~, " ""'~".' j n S; more ICliPPL!,[[j,tUh .~"P ecinc. Agams :p'as::~u\' e ana

,Straight:b[war.d players, checkingback A'K" isbetter, The reason, isthey are rarely withworse '[l'[[I!([ win@' .. :.i'itevoll. ·fr.ee ;sihowdoiWn~. A ~ inst trickv ,a~iTr,e:5 sivenlavers. vou ,sh,ould b'et the nCf~1

~ ~ I~W. ~ I~~ r~ ~ i ,~ a'~

. ".:j,t'L .j; P'" . '0" -.", ';{.::!o-:!l ",,,,,,'-,, " l'"lc ~.~'r,,:;, C'., >: ,;!I.~~ , <,;'~' ..... :tc eck "''''~ 1"',· g 't'L. <>. ;Il"l,,~ c ,',n~· .. ","',:<~ '" """'''', , '" ..... h >:iI." A"· 'Q" wn j I. ,~,. ne reason r~ l. 1,,",.:1 ,~L.I:,"," ' ,i:iLp'i:il!J,.l'Je 'uJ!, ,:,.; 1v"'; .' ::",u.J, J..I1, . lU,~ 1tulJ! W lU,1 wor ~ "" aces $ U"" Jl as ,'.~'

and .AJ. Additionally, ,g,(100d, a,ggr:e,,~siv.e ptayers who can read hand 'V(~lJ know Inajairily OfyUiU:f' rang ,e is aee-hiah andwill o-ive- vou a hard time bv value-bettinz fhinor ficin,cr .. tum and riveras

,b b' ,I;!j II" Jr!- ,~ ,~

bluffs,

77

n'- c,le,. !I- - - ,)-, Q. ~ "l' !it:'r. s: :~r' JI'.. .. ~:-,rrOudl:m, !DI,. ~-~ . .c!lJ' t)~,!.¥,.t,i:!l;X

SB: $,.325

11). 11).. ,~~,..,. '0' DD, • .:1;;]11:. I

'UT:' 'G' .',' iiJ,3'2:,fill

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MJ~I: .$90

H,etio {CO}~$a02:2

iIDIlT"I,_I < ~'7'O,i"ij1 D.I. I~ .. .:o'.'!D1U!

Fl\e-:fijOlp: H.e:r-G1 ut!J..CO with 5-+.5". 2jo;td:9,. Hero raises to 8,14, . .2fo;ld:w" ,B.B calls s ,I, 8

p,ruo,:: ($.51) 'O·,9.6,f!; (2 playets)

B"'B" ,,'I.. "L: 1;'],.."- '7 ,",' " ,c'I,~,eO,!j;.8" ,"],'",fO "

Cltec]dn,u back also causes U$h')I:11] istakenlv I(>aH

,b 'r!'

a turn 'bet because we will feel w,e under

represent our hand since our range consisted

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mo&tJv (jIJI ace:hi,gbOiflc:ew' e check backihi s non"

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However, ca llinga u:Q;ll-5t,urn:bel ig :I1Oot p!fOn table beeause we m ~gltlbe ,d:rawirn~,g mead and if'W e

are ahead, wewouldn't know what 'h) do against.a river bel. Tbus, it's bestto just 'bert the IIlop and try tnt end the hand,

B'B' , ehe ";1,.,, H' ""F o 'I")' 1_.,'1: .. I~U).· !i;JI.~a'i I ,,!.J,Il,I.- ,:

,A~ !ffi,"er ]~I'!;: Inthis sIt uation, you, shoul d almost .always b et 'to, uYlakfrn_g dnw:rn the pot

P-- .L!I-- 1 0" ~3.·jC'i::,' c ~.III.,. Il"'Ou resn liIl'" .p,., ~Q u-l'I!c],;:oiX

S18: $12:5 BB:: ;$5;7'0 'lIT:' 1"""-" ,!lJ',3' 2.rti.',

_ "V"~'" 7

~lfIiIi],. ~,rtiif1i1 ~,Y,~ll{' II ,~7.!u

Hello (CO):: $1012:2 iIDIl"T'N' .... • 1;2,-70 fil

,Dl , ~.:o. QU

Onen;1uht 'wOomler 'W'hv.' we are betting on this

,b 'r.' i'

flop W:h.~11 H:Qi better hands will :fol(], and H:!JlW'Q'[g,e

hands win call, M:,()<t:e er less, it: is 'a protection bet 'VV.el()ld, out h ZtI1(]:s wi til decent 'eq uity such a.~ T8,. AT ,a:I"I!(], $(jlmetidle§ K Tan:~KJ a, Betting

l· k th 'to d " . '1 d

I "',. . ,-_ - ,- _ :'. ~ ""' - . -" - _" -. _ - , .. ,-,' .- r.. r "" -~ .. ", ,~ . - .,-"_

RS:Qi< makes ie IEUlI,I:I,e@:SB,er to pa;j21i],' more

Il:tt!!'o:r.tantly" ii, prevents us from ,g;etti:rn.g bluffed 1(l(11 the turn,

Pr,e-ifl Olp.~ Here) n'n CO w-ifh 5.5., 2fofd;~, Hero raisesto $24!, ,2 folds" ]B,B calls $l~

'IiiIIIO,Il" ItfI'~ 'I)' 'Q··.0 •. ...::),-, 1'2 p'll ayers)

,JI"JIJ_.r'~ "-.~;.!'" _ ... 7_!iJ ... , ~: ..... ,·'L,i:.,.L,)~~'~_'

O"'f' .' . ,', - ". ,.II' , .. '1'1' '."., ,j, ,~, .. 1., , ,-, '~j'I"'! ' , . th ,1l:"J." - .' - ,,~' ,- ." .. 'I-;"j' ,', - ,-,j',~,' nst .. " '11' ."L'\~ ..

'.'. ' course, yeu IllIJLUll. wam to ,1\\J,w,a:y~ eemng 1(Jrn, 1,I.lSi; ,HOp ;~m:llIr:J]1.gUt W;~U],l. til rCCU]'S ruet a cnecxmg

'L.i·,';k """ - ·g.·,e· "y.". "', I ".'1-,':;,' "1,'·1 I"", ~ ... ~')I'" . eh ,"'('0;1< - Q" 'l,."",,;h "·.·i' ifb h ",," ... l" " ich ,""':' TT' fil ,"'-AI ':::i.:.~'Lt,,:,!',"''')I'.,v,

I,,! 2lG " r mlJi., , .• , "u U ,,,I.I,CI 1,1" llI. uU 11L:;.hJl,GT. b\ . ,,",.';olI'Ll,n,t;;> I.J 2l1...iK. 'W 1 1,1, ] tlll!;,!l" .,ue; . ~l" ' .,! "'X, ",-lIlli, ,.Jl1iJ IJ ",-.;;>11;"",:;1.1 ',';

hands that can call a turnb et 1; ecause ,orppo:iterds :m,ig:h.t 'he bett ing the tum. with. w(1J.:r se hands and on the occasions YOU "are behind, you'll havemere than [w'n, outs tiD' h1]p'ro~re. To PI[,o'~ec.tV{H,n

:fr1:op check ml],ge)~.c;()mStk~"er ,cb.eckil],g back 'With QX sometimes, "~

If'anepponent hag ,1\\ high. check-raising frequency, you should DOimsid,erch,eckin._g back hands like 44 or 66 and trying tC); get. It) $'h(Jiwd;G;wi].

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P""'O L II "'m- - '1: "9'· ~,.3,· JQ (.1 ~-M'-·' ("'V' .w IJJ! I! """" .. , .I. . l. ~, '. ~ l} It] 'I.:.:.a.~

SB: .$478 BIB: .$249' UT'G; ,$663 ~1:f': $508

H,eflo (CO): ;$16,20 B'TN: '$1' 1.5,

m!1 ,'" {?4.c'S') K,'.",.T.,f;","", ,("; nls .. rs) ,I:" ~op" !,_.;\'J " "'~"" ILJ!!:! 'i,:L:. P ,ayers

H b t, S3° !D'TN': • -1,1, {''"l'Q , ern. e- s, OJ, IIJI; .. " oC~lS, 4;;'.l!1,)

Tu rn: :($121) K~ Tt6 ~ 7-~ (.2.play.er$) H erob e!:M S 114, CO calls ,$114

'Ii];'j't --" ;['~-:'l4.n:...,v liiTt,r.:' '"1 .. A·.'" • (2' ~,I' ") ,.1:\.1\ ell"',. ~.Q.J'-, 7J ,&'= ,,_' ~)~ L" ",' 1(..' p ,ayers

Hero ''",I

,I . .ll,I ...•

The r iver ismobablv a check ~ fold :rtI{)t:e (j,ftern

~'" 'r)

'------------------------' [hall a cheek-call, The reasonsare QJ got

tbe:re.]{X .. Isn't ,g{),.illg tn, 'tum. his hand into blu.:[f~. Villaindoesn'thave that many flush draws in hisranze since veu have 'the nutflush draw, .. Wh,ettas a hand such as .J,.T~ or J:!!in!!!. he's lik!elv

,.,.. 'r." ~ ~ 'r."

raising the 1I1.(jiP.

l?l'O blem 1'9':. $3/$-6 (1-- M,aN S'B: S~78

:BIB: $249'

'UTG: $663

MIP'; $·.5,08

H,e 1'10 (C OJ: :$,6,20 BIN: $7];5,

, i:'e-f~o,p:: Hero (jill 00 W Ith .. A:+9+

2fi.;,·~;r,,, IL'I'",","·o· raises ',0, t: I 0 'B,:·'T"N··· calls ~'Lo 2

. ~"~'~&"'~'[ :1 . .." . lIL'~, d ~ ~ Q l '. . . I;J'-'!- .. ., ~. 0:, ... -

folds,

1I?~IO'-Ii'Ii'· ,wtil.:e:'\ v,.TJ+,...::). ,(2:. nl ave -roo,') Fl. "It"'. ~~~J I' lU\..."", , .. ~J,"",~, C'" ,~L~'(. !I,~'

Hero bets. S38,. BTN 'cans $38

T" .-._.," (!?:·i2.·I)··v ···T'''::.-7··c (1,],,: 'iI" ) . ii.ii [['m,; '(_ ~ ... _ .r-..il: ., .·Ll.~.'~ ~~ pr..a:y~ .. S

H ,,,,,, -,0' 'L ""iI>~, ~'I '1 iii ,of"to···. ,";c; ~ '''' ¥"I 'I A . . !..c,L I!.JI"jUI'.,c; .... "it" II,._... I;J'-'L~.~,,~,~ .. ,"'it

'ifl]i ;;-"""iI'" (f:;' C' >:I [I,). 'K' .T'.,. r..). '7"':Ii. ., t2" nl ""V""I['''' '\ J],\..iJ "i' ''""~, I!I '~:-~ J.~'7. ,[ r.' ,;I,; " • ![Ji , ..... ' .... , rl, 'T ~, to- .i:,;.L,~. '~ , =''':1''

Hero?

'V' .'.~] .; 'I' .. •. l"k xx« . . .]. I' 'L v'!. t

vu am s rarl.,gei .. s , 1 ce A". or WQ'[8e, .. t' s .1 i.Zt(-l!!'Il)

imagine him not raising two pairs orbetter by the l --_. TiL. "' .. the -_.!. er he's O'.'! _. g l' 'L.", e · u. . lim.. . .. I_I.L!:::> J' '(JIl . I_I! £IV' [" u: ;:;> dOWl, ... '0 .1_I,(\l·V'

a 10,1 ():[ K.X and plair- plus slt.a.igl:u. draws,

A pair plus .s-rr·aight draw ism.'it goLrn.g 'to call a

r iver 'Ii., C31l' '" in "",," ,vo· II L '" ,,~"" A-'V '" g'''o' "I ""'m- - - "". mt '" 'f · : l.'\, .' [I, LiI'~ ;-~ .I.LI,~~ j)_ ,I, .. 1.~Ja:ir' I~ _', ··.A lUI. " .J!;,j '·'lil DI.:. jU'IUl.I.~, 'lLi I,

the lime. K.xw ~.U fold a ge 0 d amount ,of times

~··ll·'B;' '~'Ic-"-··L-'- .... , ,~.Il'lI-~'L.

as we,., .eSl,!JJ:e.S YU'u.ll.aVUJI,g amlS~se~. :uU$U

draw, V il ~ ain isn't g. o[n.g .. to b eat YOU verv

I I _. ..,'l .,.'l

often, Considerin (f. that the hoar-d. hits 'Y;O:U.I

,= ~

Po. f[,e-fl,(J,p·' ra:ilg,eand: vou ha v",eSI:K)'Wrn.a h)'i of

,I ,oil

strength, he's gO'iill,g to fold a lot ,ofwo:rBe

h d to AX"

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

· an S man .. , , .

There's ,[11 ~(), :a go ad. chance 'that )i"C)cli ha ve .[1 pair ··of aces ,at].d he's I1Hyt gphl.g 'to 'LT)' to move y,(jiU (yff t,~,p·: nair On such a draw-heavv ·boi&tnl. :I:fhe: bets fl:!J:!~ river, hi,S 'tCJI Q",~t veu to t:old the same draw

t.- ... .~ ;,0

that IH~ has, But sl(],cie there's ,t;t Lot of tl']idd.l e -cards (Jill board", hel.S orrerngoi:rn.,g '1,C) have ,31. pa ir 1:0\' ;g'(J'

with hisdra 'IN, SOl if he p'lit~ :J'!CJcu on a draw, .be'sgo,bli.ghl checkback the river a lot.

i!;11'~ ·-=-·fi,,· IL"'·· ,i, Asainstc .. -.,(, = -. .'.,." '-J] _,'L", . " 'L"~1 ,.--,,-- .. , •. -,., V"·_·(j" H'· -. ,. '. 'lJ; -.- -,.-.,.'iy". '].A

.~~ lILerrlril ald1 e 1.1l1Di1 e,. . .,g~~.ns[~'PIN,}n,e:ru,s; w .. ;0 U ave .a rus .o,£], 01 .1ll~!I'ii.l.Ili;;Jl' .,erG} ca .s, you . .su,c),u- .'liI

." ""u-LI e" '1- ""~ '1,U it L A .... n, •. n.,. ,~L '" river if T ",·n·,II '1- etter -L a· ... ,d., "'r-''''' '["" 'J ,;:.']' . .., 0' th e ,1i:'I ",.p- ''''r' .~·L "" turn Q'J- 'W' ,.]' II '!(.lIL1_..: "'l.l·~l, 'Iff .. ,!~, f\.',~7' . .1.'· 'lj",i.l.lL ILU;!ior, ,.,'1t' '-or, ,-;I "['\.,, ~a~,~,'u l.l>~ I~, I~I _1_~,'1lI:~ ,i:JL ,llj;.o-, ,iil~,,:~'II~j;:1 ,·U.'." ,[.J !I.i .1 '0 , !lU,~ iI,;.!I:.l." I,u '. ""., " .", C_.

have a ha-m. ,[113.1 e cu.llirn,g the (Urn. bet.s ince h\~3t iw o~t{][!leflop ali:€! (iiUr bet is big, V illain can h~v-e-Q.J;!!!-bu.t. that JS only one rQo,n:1Jbirn:ru;.iarn. in. his t2tng.e~lld. he-would p"l~:y it :Fast ~ij] the fl-op

"':I·-·· .. ",A ",j .. _.",. '''' T'L. , ",' .. the rive ' .... :.",. :"~.. ·.e ·f· ...... ·c.··· .... ~ .. jll" .... 0''' :'", ]{'Q" YJ' JVf'i,,," V 0", 'Q""I' .~.~nl:Q\~t 'i:.-l:I.W'-'Ly~ •.. HI,[..Si,. cuI], m.: .1'. · ..... ["maJVl1.ly '(I'.qur op',p~,m;Hh. So .ran,l;!Ie l~ .' .. : .... ,' F.'\;...~, .E'\..'7~~, .~.[l-;)~ '. ' .. ";'

IT j and T~L Again st :a tarn,ge where weare ahead so oft·e:illheltil1gL~ b est. 0 f i~XJii.J.tse, .againsr seme OPP-C:iine:rnit$! the river is check- fold,

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'I" rob lem .. 20:: SJ/$ 66~ M;@.x. S B: .s.?'l?'

BB: $.2~)1

UTG: .$6.34·

:M:f'; $789

,eo:: $15018:

Hello (BTN):: '$''.3'9'

'IJJ-- ,'~1' -, - H' ,-.,', - B'T'};.T - ,'~h A'¥Q. c Ir~-uop:; I .. en) IQII1 .. ' .. J."l Vii Ii I, .. , ,~, •

.2 fold:<i, CO raises 'M' $.12',. H, erore-rais es to $3 tl~. :2

frJd"", 'C'O", ",,,,, ~ I'" o;J'l 01

t..d~ .,. 'I '. _ ,_. 1!iJi:A.~, I • ., '~'" Q

T~t'iil:: ,($.155) J'8.7.K.'~ [.2 players)

CO" 'L.c.~I,,, '1:..1 If' 'J : __ ·CI.U.eCK·$,:lI~_O .

- 82. -

'!TII- .I:...!,.- - "11'0' Q'''1i{fiJ'i::. iC M.· ~. If" ro.Ulleliti .. ..::. .. '," ~,Yc .:;in l).~,L, Jax.

Cl'B'; ~"""" 1 ,",'

~" ~,I" s

iIDI,D,., ~,"'j;rl'l

DD'! ,~.:i!..!u ..

'UTG: S 634, :M:~': s,"n~9' '·C·:'O· • 'Il' 11 '.::'0'0'

-.',". ~I .. IJ,~. 101

~,;i!I, -10·' [·('Ei~'T- ~T\. 'Q' ""3' ·[9·' :If]I,,,,,[" .. JIl1i, ,!"'I.!!'" ,~, t, , .

Alilswer 20:: This is a good, .$(Hlt. to overbet OEI the mrn and Iollo,w through en the river,

,·O·'·Ii'jI, ..... e 'V'·":]' llain [".""~ 1,""""'[-' ,O'~[]',;'"' I~ re raise he '1',0' ~. ", •• !I,~ . ,ll'i:Jl,I.!I, ¥i::l~~,,~ '~IJL, ~",ti;Jll~ ,.1.·-,,~1,~.'-, ,I~i,'_ ~

goingto have QJ1 JTI ~g,1 99'1 'TT ~ KJ~, and AJ almost always,

F~op:: [,$(9) J¥8" 7" (2 pla.yers)

CO checks, Hero bets, ;t;43, CO calls $43

On sucha drawy :fln,p, ifVflJ'abl has A.J+, be would've check-raised to eitherendthe hand or charge a ~nt fora d:t.iw. On0~ V,iU,aim check .. calls the fl():p,. his :r,all,ge has a lot of flush draws, JT, TT" 99'" ;[1:1].([ ~9.

B@:si cally hands that !cook good to check ~ call brut not st:roll,getfJ:c.ua;,gh to check-raise,

'Fe-.f~OIIP: Hero ,():i1.BTN with A'.Q+

,2fo,.lds" e'O raises to S 1.2" Hero re-raises to Sj.O,~, 2. folds ,. 00 calls $18

The turn imarnves your :n,:r,e·,n,qini range, Bv

It" _ l~'""' f,"' ~ ,~

overbetting the turn, Vii e representall sets l

9T" A.K.:. KJ" .and AA. n'lS. ,oo:mm(u] to (liv.e:rb~t with QQ on the 'tum. as well, If Vii lain calls, wfth QQ. Y(Hj get to check

'--- ___J behind otll 'the river for a :fr.·ee 'sh;():wdo'WrL

TilJlr'w:[S :1.55) J"g.7lfK.,& {2 players)

,C' ,0··· , ..... :It .:;.[t;:k .• ~LJ· ere . .., . _' ,""I_~ ..... ,"" .. ~,. ~II .. ,'w ,.

U: ViI lainends up check-call il1i:,g the turn, 'yo< IJ should ,1llh~':ayg followthrough on U:H~ river by shoving, It Issnchadrawy b~,a:rd, that if'he has :a~8t[(j'H.g made hand, he would've check-raised all-in, By check-calling, his, range is mostly pairs withdraws. U:a draw hits '(Jill the river, we won't know if it hits VlJl..aim';$ draw but we should sheveanyway ,SI,I]Oe hemight have a different draw,

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~'~" 'Q:',O 0:9' :OJIli I. ~-o. 0, .

Hero {UTG)~ $,840 :M:P':' :$47,6

00:' .$921

:IBThI: ,$827

,F.~o.p: ($7.2) 9~9'.K'f!. (3 phlyers)

H ", b 'I'· (;'",'~)I 'I iJ 1...:1' "B"'B'" , t, c ",'I. "r;" ~, ' '1,,' , .ero , e'l~ ,;o:i"it) ,,)Ol~-Ji!, ,',', C;u6G~-r;:11$'e.S eo

$1.55" Hero calls Slo1.

- 84,-

To analyze Y(!,Ut river decision Y{JI!J. sbould check whether you areat the b ottom "I].1r~.d:(Ue" or t,()P' of your range, At first glance, it le ok;$: like you. are atfh e top of your range b ecause you have l(l'P' pair, toip kicker, Hr:iiw.ever,. after

'--- ____J the :[1c),fj, and turnaction, Your hand is actuallv

[Co ~ ~

the lH)UCnD ,OfY'OUl r,al]g,.ebecall~e lJl'S ,Q.iff.ic~it few you to gel to the river worse fh,2ti1A~Kt! YI)U

can eaaily have 99'" 9.X.) K'9'; and. ·KK .. Additionally, .if$@.ls·Q a KpoJtwh:e~ Vil.1aill is unlikely to bluff VOU since VCm almostneverhave air CII[ a draw in: vourrang· e and V.QiUr rang. e isv erv st tong ..

..,. _ ~ r.'! ' • ..T.' '. r.;' I

'after calling the If]:o~p check-raise and .. the turn bet.

IITJ'-,_ .,,,1; ,-- - "Ii, t. 'Z''':!'!!!E''J:: i:- M· ,,~:-.IfOLHe.m ..... ,_. ~.~ ,l,llJi l1~l_'],ax

S,D,. '~I'OI'1:~! .0,. ~I" ,":;;J

'Ej, 'Ej'" '!!'il il .9" D.O,. ~'!Ilo.l,."

H,erco. (lliT'G): $640

iI\jfl'iID!' , !\1'A.'"'!·,f,

~, . f,U.ll(" fI ~,~ f ~J

00: $9:21

i['i!T'l< T ,. !\1' O'"'i;'"'!' D1 J.~~ J.)'O.~,f

'EI-- III - 1LJ -----'U· T',("'l .-'j'l. A;Iii;'l",,". JrIf,l?uQrp:; nero, Om .. "-1 WId!!. ""1;.'~~ ,

H em raisesto 524, 3 fo'ld.~l sa cans $.21" BJB

calls $18 . .

FW:o,,; {$72) 9'~ 9'.,Ki!!; (3 play,ets)

H erebets .$54.,. 1 fold, B.lErc;h~eck-r.tli~e~ to $155.l Hero calls Sl (n

T[I['Iil: :($382) 91~9.·K: .• ]'. (2 players) 'B·'rp,Il."",~"" \l1'"?:""') IH ""'''0; c '--"~ ,I.;: it: 27?'

...II]! ~ .... l.' ~~ 1'_ ,. ..,., •. , .,".II .. _ .:!;;1. ~

,'. -~. ~-,- -c ''1:'11 ~ 'y: " ',- .-. ,',':'(' '--;- I ... -,.j, ;'. e'-' - , .. c' - i'j.: -". t" -';"1

.t"l.m.S:" err ." . .Ii ,. . 0 ur opp 0 meri.l. iI: S .rep([eSerndn_g . [IP

'[nines or better- :Onoe h.e check-raises, Tofigure out 'what his check- raising range is I check to, see if'his line is congruent '!NUn. hisp1re=[l.:Clip' range. S ince he defends frcmthe S.JB:1.lt is.

'kT. ..·k· i'" .. ' - -- _')e 'y.- --.1l"I -.. --. . ,It':.-

l'llOw " wnar IS your range, • JQurUJo.pmn,ge .~.·el'r

betting l:s likely air, TJ" JQ~. 9x, Kx, and .M.

Y·-,· - "'. ·L,j •. - "J. - '.' . 1'1' -- it!"., ., j:l. . IJ ell. ~'. '1.. - .... J... OQlnrgl.l.l. ena U.p' 'C~:· Ulb WItl.I .. 2\ .. nese nanas

except for air l jf' ),'QU don't bel ieve him.

3 14e,I,t: . 0" the £1'-'-- ': . ".a. ",":-. ,,,,.-- 10';'- <>on!' ",~, ,1.. ... ,;Jc> . '~.R.J.l Ull,~ m ... U!op Wl.m. 'i:dr 'U'.[ 'J .. '''iN' u~Uh'y u;,U]J!JI: ....

snail ,as TJ or JQ is nile' since yOiU J-1Jet with g'X ;S:Cl:i:!i:le ()f the t imesas well,

B t he t k sthech .. ' . k .. ~ .. ' ..... bei b " J ' .. - ... -".- •... A -11 .. ' .. -.( reat t1tITU .... of'v . ",

.' 11 .. e a .es,\ re c tee .. :-r;::,u:se~·~\et~ et .meanyway .. m smce you are a te 0·. om ,(), YO:IJI.[

ran.ge,. '!J.at:drn.garny s·'pe~iJic reads wh.e:re he'sa li:1Q![fJ:t!l (jir;a hYp'er:-·aggr,es~iv,e p'l~y'e:r,. Y'(JU, should :[o~d..

Thi s example Illustratean illlflh)tt.aru 'OOficept n~g31.~cth],g balance. ]:tls .oK to be ,dClnlpJet'ely unbalanced inscme $TII:;:lIl"S where V()Ur lZl'plPlQl1ellt IS; ranee I::;; SOl unbal au:ced, and is heavily

~ ,~. r ,b ,~

weighted toward the nuts.

_ 86 ,_

1P~(libiem. .22:: $3/$6 6-M:~x

C' ·EI'. ,~,E""!I '0 'Ll!':O:. l~i;)I,",. I

j['j,II)I"'" ii:1'''!! t:..I'I .DID; ~ . .JI'l}'iI·

UTG: $·7©1) .M~': ,$,856

H,erco (eo):: $.12'8:

BTN: S6~4

'ITII--· AI - - 'H'" -,.'- "CO""-' j.l. '17 .10 . .I!-:- f'1~I,lIio.lP ~ " ,ern, on _ . _ Whulf'\;;.'~,ol'l'~

1. f(J~lri5" H. ero rai s e' sto S 18, :I. fold" s.IB: calls .$15" lfold

_ 87 ,_

Forthese leMonSl it IS ,i} spot where' yQ'LP shouldcheck back rhe ma jority, if not an the tim e: and try ~o ,get to sJ!I:f:i:Wd(ji'\iVr'I,

l__ ------' Icl1I.e:apl,y.

iID'~':". ¥.,3.·,fA, D,ID. ,~ .. IlJ"tI

uro: $7rJO ~'; sass

Herco (CO): $".2;'8:

BTN: $644

Pre- 0 op::He:ro (jIll CO W lth K,~ 8+

.2 /fJ'lfis" Hero rais es '~O $18j :I. /Q,l'dl, S B calls S 15, lfoid

!ID E:I' . ,.'l, •. eck -. 'H ' " "1 DID GI,~,eCi, s, "eID"

H: Vi llain 'hi as a small po eket p\~ir orahand

1"L"" t.:-.,' '1- 'e!l] be 'L"" -, -'.J' to' 1)<- , •. " ,_.,'L",,-r.; ",;~", ,~,I.."",,", q s ~ ,1L· L¥I~,(il,PP,Y ,I' i b"Q ~c)' :c>I_I\;,-W'IJI;(jIWIl

since y,(m,l.ikd~ haveace-h i,~h, or ,s;n:~tI. ~', 'il:f),,"k,;::;.t 'illl"'l-'I1'~ ] of L.;::;. h r,;,", !ill. m - 9,h-UI1>;' p-e ''''''L-[-' tt 'I e.

t" 'i..' ~ ,.~, f .1""i:A, .~, ~ ~ ,u, ,u,~ 1~'i:A~ ,i:,\_L , .. " !ioo<1Jl_~" ~Il ~ i;JoL "~' . .~

likelv that he hasa 'pair with,Sllraigtu draw,s t,o go with it and w.oi:!l,!lbe~ ti'o,ldin,g the! F.1:op

[1- or the turn - _;\ dditicn ·,]·I-y~L·",il"'ng- .. kinz , ;I,.i" l ~ ~.,. I.. _ ' " .l ,. ,:l''::'IdJl,:llI,' .J '~1, 1,i:;!L , I ',': ,. ,1-lLLi_L"!i . !I ~,' CL, ,~, , ... !LI~

helps vou a Iittle bit in. case he has hands

, 'r."

'$U.,dl~i.:S.KQ and KJ. You'll also have mere

(jill'S a,g~in st A T ,and JJ.

,_ 88 ,_

Pfo:lldemn l3~ $.3/.$6 6-~1~u; SB: .$.3.36,

.BIB: .$6,~H),

UT-,'G',-" 'rIl'C'Ai,iI, ... ·1,. ",'O"il':;O

Hero (MJ P'): '$,ti2'9' 00: S.8'~)3

.BTN: $416

liJl-- - ,,m, .. --" ''[_]'--''I'' 'M" 1111 -- ..• ' .• ·L -K,.n""

r [f·e."uQ'IjJ,' ,ne:ro on , .f. 'IN luu, ,.'i'",<, ~

;UT" "'". '-""'''"''''''' ';-,:-, ~"'I'I 'U, "('0 i)'

. ,. ,,":if .£.<.'1.1"",.. .. I CI ~cL.,." J:"],.e.. . ;

_ (lin, _ ,- 07 ,_

The interesting part is what do we do againsta s,()Ud. ~agg[ie~giv,e player whose

l__ ------' "''I'''''f''''l'q stats are 2:2'/ 'I "7' ""n;~ "'P- <>; ... ~",,'k"':U'I'

:'i.i1i!io.l'. ,i:A,.1 -i."":I. i:;I;fi.;;). i:.I1. .'~ .. "" "" i:,IU,!I.'U, '!i,.J1 :.I~UI.i:I! i:,;t!L!u.··It.

14% UTG. Although KQ() isa ,good tHH1G, against that :tJ:ng,e~ 'calling is IiHJt F1[():f:italjll.e. N(!iW'~ Vh:: are leA: 'with folding {]or re-raise, Against a really ,gOOQ" oppcnent, :fo,Mil1g is flne, ,Agains.t the I,nt~j{)i[ity of H~,gHiar~J ,2$. re- rai se is pmfi fabre.

Probtem 13~ $3/56 6~Max COlD. ~33.c.'

L;'ID~ '~" " .. -,_I~JI

A~il'SW er ~23:: $,(l,n,te: pla:yeI$ call h,ere,~O:ltlH~ players foldhere, 'l'1];(j SO.:ITlie 1""1 ayer~ reTrllis;e here, A H three dedsloii]$ seem close,

l!. ,g. ,.,1rf1P" ,,,," "1:0' ""~",,,,: p: I,'·'¥·'""'[" "1':,;'1'", ,'" , .... ",]~ or re,· '-["':1' ~·e·,

.. ~ ·_J~L"'.~~;;''"bl, i:,;i. •. _,!i.Ji:':l"'" ,: ,"'L~;!i;.,r .". ,I ~ i;,;.L !i,;l-id.lliL . , ,~_ ,1i:,;.L!=,,!.

since V ill aln is :gn'iltg to' h ave a lot ,of KX

''''''[iI1 (1: 'Q". ···.·X' :1"-111 b. ;'", r ""rjI, 0';::::' that we 'Ii.. eat H' ,o:!!; :".) ~'"O~

i:;.l" ,U . '.,' ,., _ ,~.~ "Ii:JLI!I'I~~ ~l~1 I. ~. 1l,J. -i:,;Il;; "'~ u.~.~"-f

:iTI~)'112aVe(J,thet ,oonne,eMir,g such ,a'$' T Joor T'9,s.

iD,n < "" t: 4 t:

D.D" ,~J~J~!lJl

UT'~· ,,,"c',;lI'·9·1

,,~:!r,. ,;i;!O'.',·

1t11'''''r-O '(~AI 'F[io"'li. 'Iil'ti""'9' .F.I.I'&;lIl,1 i _: J~IJ Jr,-'J. I. ~I .I.~: '

00: $81[B

D'T"'" T, "" A 'I t: .D .. l~ ~ ,~.""it' .. [~)

This gibJ~ftion is a little ;<ftwkw,ard because we have a good .. hand, But wh . enwe re-raise, we are oflen turning curhand inte.abluffbecause it's rare fOir V,iHairn. to, 'call our raise witha worse . hand, HOrlhi'.ever, due to card removals, I<:Q'0o takes :a lot handssuch as. AK~, AQ) KK" :and Q Q out ofh.is 4~bettill,g range, '$0 '3~beUill,g inthis spot is! profitable, For the same :reas.on"KQo isa good hand to .5~bet all-inagainst an, .Op:poIIIe;llt wh .. o 4·-hels:l.ight,

A~®erlila:nv,e Lille:: lf'fheU'I'G 'player is a looseaggressiveplayer andtheelavers behind, Y.·. ou

,~ I _ ~ .t" I~~ 1:-'" ,p'l '",'

],;'1-.,"", ,~,,,, snueeze j.~!~ "",0'[:""""1,, snot 'l,'-" ,0/:1 ""~ '1, ands "U,,:,:L ;0""," A' A ~'l.7'l7 A"K': 'lI:rrd'Q" ,'Q' and 'L",":I'1"" t'L",,;I 'V'O-"lI ,;I"tI\ .. ~ !I.!W" ~'1I . i." . - '.::..~-'I" it r.':'! ''<1 ,b ,!W'i;llil r.:JIr_", '-!J ~. ,U.~I,'uit. l~,i::'L , ,l!I,~ ~ ,~U, ,G~ ,. ; ,.t;\. "I FU'\;..,: _., ._ '~I '.:Ju,iLlll '._-' -"," 1~1 , ,1lI. ,Ij,~.r."' ~ H,i:JI,!l or.";·" .'

get squeezed, On the same :I] . ote, you .should highly conaidertuming marginal hands such as l{:Q ~:d ATo int(),bJu:f:fs"'in this sp{ot. '"Vith, card remcvals, youlll ,o,ft:ell take d;ownth:e po~. plf.e-fJio,p'"

Additionally, V'CHJ. can get hands such as ,AQ.·· and TTh} fold" because vour lineis OOt:1l.u. ruent to,

,~ ,~ • 'I'. I~

Vl. .... 1 ",,-~;a A'·,'IV'O·'f''''''''' ,'{!;,- )I-,,,'!',. - ,,,,,,~;a'- "L"", -~.--, Once vo 0'''''1 caughr stor doing this ,-~I"",. ,Ii";"," '" ~;T ana ,~,p.,." . ,1 . ...,ull.[;:;,e1 aon l :(,;li\f'QfuO rms pJ.&:y. ' me j'c)u ,t;;>'''' cauzn ~ <>t'P '!JI!uUl·. ms PJ.()lJ hl1r.[)l

whi ~ .. ebeca use you iN ill 1 get 'C2a lled b:y :matgi:mallJj,()Jd,il],gs~ The reason. is it.! S a 'type of ,S'lh):t that OPfH)in;enlS remeniber really wen ifYoCl:U get [,0: S:b(l,WUCJoWI] with a mar,gij]~lIHti'i:d" especially ifyoIJ giv:e then] ,a_ bad, beat

.rtiiflil

,_ 7lJ ,_

'1'1..05,,,,, - -,.",""" ',to;- behi ;] "N - "";'or"::,), "'l: 'E..8/i' nll~ '''':'PP';,.irll!..:;;IJI.I~.!,.J mnn you I ~u"',I.y ,:!=!]''';I.

:mm,l!'iorh.uil:~ N(iih~:. 2~ ]fvnu feel veur ctmonentsare 'rll3lY:',i"lJg' tit!ht ,('\g: ainst va,ur 3~'bet$;. v,o'l,l should

K 'r." T. .r"'.r"' ,t.- '. "~ .~ ... ~

consider car 1.i11l_g their p1re-:l1evp U TG raises 'with your premium h:(jlld.im,g.s., For example, a ~s01 id

r:egu.lar 'tlpe:i1'S UTG and Y(JIll are CHt the BTN with A.K, you should iQ()lTIsicfer flatting if ylcm feel

lr,l,:' • ",,', I" , ' ,', ''t'}1 o.Q,-T'T, A", J' ,'I" ", ',:', '" ," ,,' I", ~ '," ""'-', '," ;' ,_, 'A'Q, l 'y, ,':', - ';,~", ',,", '·,."1 I ... " ' :, 'c",'-: '--':f'(' "I j,' j"

u,e ~ ,go H],g toI!:OH.1I" 0 0 " , , ,. " Or w 0 rs e ace~1 ~O ~:l1eu rnes , ",' "au. w ant lUl!'!..eep yo ~.r opp O,Ile;1lI1

",l 'I "~~ .. ~~l 'I.. ~I]" 'I.. or. f '.' if' '.' 1 II': I' ~~l "1.. 'I.. • j

an!!;..!l t Ile<lt '!JIomjna:te(i!i.~!ai]dts .in 't.. if; pOL !u :,;o~u.r se~ l.u, youtQiPih)n!ffillt isn l'~OI(i!J:r!l,gl11!UC.llL, 'b,I:e'ililt.$ an

easy 3--1J et pre- flop,

E".,.ilf'c"" 'Q"'-!I!lI' ",,~,'""i;O"""" YII.lL.,""I,L,.",IJI.- ,-~'" would V""','I rather ,WI",I' witl .. '1:'11","",-,["1""''111' s:« ;'-"i'T"'](' i")i ]llolA.1IL 1:1' - .'/. "--3! fIL.l1i .hll.tllii Vlf,U,[)_Ll, ,U ~L 1'1lIQ. '0"1. __ .1 ',IU, ~.IVIUL. ' ,i:lI.jlU,·~ , ,~.Ib::~~l 't~. ~,U r'!I, 'w"-,r J~ ...... .r""' .!""L~ lUi. ,~ .. _ r

Extra Amsrwer:: At. first glance, you .. would, rather ,:f1@j, with AA because-you always havethe h~lte.~l~ pair- ,bm,J can g'et value out (I,f a lot {If ha tfids PC)s;t- ft, opo"V jIlt K.K, '~.f! S 'tough 'I o play wlue'n

,t'L.. ,["1--", '.' 1..;'0'1.. "H' ",~. 'I -', ',' ,,', .. - ,~,,'. - ,': .. 1', ~,.'~,' '", ,t, ,iPI'oTl' 'I .,-,~ .. 'C~""i;L, '[""IV ,~:l ,.~-, ,.~,-,

me UUIP.lSi: ace-mgn, t, '!~)we'\ er; equny-wtse, It s nerterto HUl. more onen wnn ~"l,Ulu a~,11l:1H)iS(,

alwavs re-raise A.Aliinj~flop.::. The reason Iswl1h AA" YO'!J win cooler 'e:leop':lea lot mCUi~. Sin.'c;e

,''' ,E'". ,~a:'"

IfitlJ"'{Hitv cf solid P' 'j,a'v,e;r.s u:i],lv stack off Vi!' ith Q', ',' ,Q' .. +/ AK nre- lIl:op~',., "I{(JilJ, want tOI g,et ito, asmueh

_,~ .'''' ,.,. .' " 1('- .;J • .,'l I

nn)t!lffi.V as -n'olSsfbl e with AA since VOU havea g. ·reater'1lll.ltv advantaa . .e = 84'% to beexaet, 1< K

.,'l C·'- .T.' I "1,.~ b

("),,,,,],,)L,,,,,, ,::;:"l'or: <>;cr.,i:t,." "'0'''1;;''''''[ ,j'L"" same ranse TL,I',<\. j,,,- '" 'L.'u."0'o::>J /:!:,;,Ir.Ii:'''''r,::;,n''-·'e' "" .... ;1 ,H' would be I _" 1iI_~, ,j ,U;m~ ._}./, lU ~!w:, UiL. ,J 1i:a..oi:A' ,.~,~~ , 'LU, 'WI ~i:JU ; '.'-_ ,;'''ll'~'I~'.'~'' ",U_, ,;$. i~ i:.<L .I.~" ,O!..,l IU~.IU.'~ :!W1U,u. 11:i_u,~,U .:Lt, ': 1 .. ~l!1.J1" JllI, !1~Y·-

disasfrous if we slawplay with A.A."IDdftlilt.cJ: get it ht pre-:l1:o;p wh.e:m ItHJr·npp:CJilll.erH has one ,of the premium hands til at he w ill 'Stack off pre- flop 'VIi'll1L

,f'rub lem ,24:: 53/$'6 6~ M:Zl.X SB: $5(1)

BB: $i9Or"

'UTG: :$677

Hem (1\4 P'):: $,10144 OO~:)M1,~H BTN":$6,J3

'm'-- I,m -. - '1tJ' - ..- :!;_ lI'iVil"th Tlllrir:illlri ,F rr~iUo.p; ,nero on 1,V]lJC wnr ,,'~,jol~:

'I f:'i!';>l,l,i., H: ,"'1"'-', ' .. " :l";;'::;'" ,~,,, ~ I;;;; "l fi",I,l,''''B' ~~' calls !i;·12·' ".)IL}·l~.!r.-"'~J lu , ..... _,u 1j,1:JI,' ... wil] Ii!.:._.! ,;),,0,;). .tL?'~~:~''''~J' .0 ~'i:lL "i.:),~"

F'~on" lS'l9'). K "5,."lt, (2 nlav .. · ers)

, _.~I!I '\. __ \.J ' .. " _" ~"Ji .. , ~,;a;,;;; ~.O'l i:_,~ -. _ '~.~

"UfT,r~ che .... L, H ".' k eli- .. C' ].' 4 :U" T,n' ..... ] ls fit-]. A

_, 'u '. "eu,!Ijj_,!:io,. "er,C) LI ~.,.:;, -:' ' u 'eu .5 ;;','4'

TliIrm~ (S ]'(7) K¥5!!!3!!!,8-., (2 p'la~er.$)

UTG Checl.s" H ern '0 e ts S 97 "UTGcalls; $'97'

ft.ifv~r:: ,($.10:1) K.5~3,.8,~2,'fi. (2n,]avers)

\ . [. ,~

iU' TG', c:'L.""C,L . e H'",,,..,, 'I!.,.",." fi:2tI4' 'IUT'O"- 'C,"L"",,'I .. '-[-";1"""""8'

_ " ::r ,",! ~,!i.r'~._ ~, .. ." ,,:!i... Iii I,:,} t.J !...l.;:'~. ~. "',' . . I. !,' ~U.I!W'.'w,!f\;.~. ·.:JL' ~'!i.h~

all-in !iJ'·5', '1...:1, ·1,<,;, ,c·.-:;II H,"'J[-, .... ,?

'i:.;Il •• !'... .. ill I! •• ~. • • ~ u. < i:.;Il •• " .• !..i', ,!;.,.J .1

~'.ai.r P~u'$fr]ush draws hands in his f~i]ge are v""Q"', ,J,J A'. V" .. ' ~'f' 'V"ll· ' . ", ·-t'·"·· it's ~,~ ' .. o ,a!ll~_, '~£'iLIO.~': I .iain IS ·eG(;O'. l,e" 1 ,:$

p cssible he has A'.Qo and A,~Jo., H'Ow.~v1er,

'-- ----' that is a riHle toooptimistic,

'rciIi·l!..l, . - ,'Ai - fiI''''ffJt:: r.. M" .

I[ ro.IHem,_'"ft!:: ~,.J. ~'~JIl}-!. .. "tax

C"B·' ~''''O' 0'1

., I" ~,J;, '

'Ei 1pi'" 'e','9'.·'0,·r,," DOl. ~,. _.

UTO: $677

lI"II' e-[['-'" ·(M.· .. , 1iflo\. 'e' 1110,..11 till fl .. _ ,lUi '.:.' .' ,(,-- J iii ~! .11· "t~J

00: $;661

B"TN'" . f!J' r.. 3 3' , ',I, " : ,:CO'll), ,

Preo-'Rom" Hero 01] ~1J.-1' with T.P.

, .. _" . ~ III I"" ., . _' .,' • ,. " "",';J ~~

'I 11 ,L':!',. T,J.., .'" ,~"",,"O;;;' ~", '5·· 10 3'fi'" ,L.l!',. 'B"'B" ,,,,,,,:11-', ~ 12 , , J 1[:']fC,tS ,. ~ ,6, .... .1:.0 .r'I:!I.L."e:_.1 ~w· "D" '. "jf.l,tU.S ,.' .... '.' ..... ""J. ,,$ ,~ '" '.

'F~op~ [$39) K.S,~3,~ (2 players)

IUT' l"':".'l- ... ,:1 .. ,> I'.1 , "'. 'b' 'j. "'34 'UT' ,0",·, alls ~")4

_ " .... 1 c!l.e,CII\;$~ Hero . e~~ ,"' ~ _" ,.ca ,1S, .;;I,.];

Tliilrrn1:: [~,l G7) K .5~3,,,,8. (l players)

'U' JT,'G'·', I",'L"" ,:1<,-, I'.1,u" .... , bet .... o::n-, "UT' ,h'. 'a]'" ~(ilr'7' . ,." """11:",,~il\C5,,,,.--:I ",f'u .... L. .'"' ';1 v : ,,"-J ,e: . ,~$ ~'7 .

Rivet': (S3fJl1.) 'K: .• 5!t3,~8~,2,~ (2 pdayers)

"UT,'G" ., che .:1"", 1..1: e " 'L.,. ets c~14"4 'UT' I~' cheel .. "_....,.,, ,; """",,",

'. " ' CH.I, .• c;~" l",],. ICI ILl. ~". ~,,,, -t -I'" . _ ,,11...111 "",I,L· ... If.. ·,I"i:1I.l o::; ... ~

,"" 111~'I'1[i ¢','O: 'I A. 't,O"'1 call Hero '';I'

i:1I." ,I,', , •• " ~,.,J,,"'it ....... "', '" .• ,W "

Vl'l t'" ~1i"iI' rar ..... '1 '., '] ,f' ever ,,:1.. "" ",1< -'[''''''1' ses 'i"L. e ri ver

_ 'I. 6u, •. u, "i:J_L ,I~l." ~ " I, " J'!i'!ioit,~ I!i;,;.U,~"I.,,JI~;"-, I[)~: ,i;.")'< ~ IlU,· ,,", '!f ~,

:lDo!£ valuew ithworse hands, The: key question Is h,()w "):~~:rI is h,ebi.u:ffi.n,g when, l aking this I. ine?

H i~[:~ng,ealftet the flop andthet urn. action i s set s, El ushes, and pa it pl us f ush draw s,

Sets are unlikelv to check-raise the river because it's, raI';' fot betterhands to' fold a nd .. worse hands to can.

13". n . ·,Ik, -...iI'. " .. 'I...' .- . _. . .Q .... J'. 'K.Q···.·

,".el .ernancs 1iJ1. !.iH1; I,a'IJI,ge are I' ,!%,,~:~ ',,~:t "':

'K' .J'''' s: .. ';:... :Ii. oil< A • A .3. "". )l A .2.

, ', .. ,,, .... ,. L!%:II < •• !"1.~,!:!!._11!1!:! ~I ,t"1r.~~- .... .; ~I .!"'1,;,~,..,;;; .. _. '_;,~, i:iL_I]'~ .t"1i.:.'. ~;;;";';'~,

.A!!.K~ 'likely J·-het pre-flop so we will

,)l 1''''-'';'- i nt iL;:; -l 'L;:;,. A .if ',""i n- I 'It:' '" ' ',",,: I 0":"'"' IJIJl.$",P UI1 . m,a U anu rr un] HI.", r ::.dll.,;;."'.

Com -,:t:., ']"ijlo; tion- , .... 'J' ·iii'··e ,.l. ere 1"['le'"',~",e:' IMi '1...'1' j)"L.""r· ''i'I ushes that .~ eat 'i "I!' :\':i'rid seven combi I'jI "lI1I]',,,,,1'jI "" I,,,,'f' 'K'·· '.'Q' ':,,,,;, _ ~ .a,. ,Il.} ,1.~Ji:'iLfi. I;. \I-~, 'Iff ',;~.' ,. ~.u,~~, : 'i:.tL ~. ;;tl~y '_ u. ,u. ,I;:iU........ .1.'1 ~U,!i..oi;~ l.n,i:J.L lJ ~ i;,oL ~UL~ li:,ILI.~,"',JL ~"-r"!f~,., ~'_' I-~" _' ,u~_Ul',V,I,~~ U. ", ',~, "', L!"

and tr.,.,K'·· ,"", ,j:L,r;.,j, w ","" beat Howeve r ""10- ' ... ""l>J,J"'r~]''1'O"~,oiI<,Q'·· "'I "", ... A ~,"'!K"·'"", Lr""'u,,,""" 'J1'·a· '1;[ of kinas V'I' ,]'1 ain

, nlJl, .~,~, , U u.~, ... t , .,..!J.... ~. ,J[], .. '",... '. 'l .... I,',~ U"", .I~'"I;!' £'i;.,,!:! •.. ~'i:!L""U,.ft'!:!!' , ." ,j l'i:!L· • .,. ~L 1"" ",""., ,.I·"O~l _ ,.~,'i:!L ,I',

,; 11 11 Iii' ,; . A' ;Lt.I'" '. 11' V'lr" 'I 'Ii.. :1:1' ;l 'I... k .: . L.'" ':";L

'Wl, J. cai someer tunes ... :lJLlI.iU{)lua.y!,: i tam nas to oe reany goeu HIli cnee c-raise hi[S river wnn

a h.i,gh.e:r. :8:pa.(ie' as lab luff, So. we lDoid.

1m,po.rfilU1i:1 NOih~:: This isa spot where fedding seems exploitablebecause y~)U:lt.e fo."ldin,g:l vie!)' sttlt)il1,g hand, ]:f':Yt)u[' (liP:P 0'!],ernt has the A.~!, he eeuldeasily expl(Jil't you. H:OiW ever, l~llp'r{Jn,en'lS

;l-· 'I., "",.,. '10 "j, this <', - ," j, that ofte - ('1,." ",.'1"", 'O"K '. '" be ,Ii"", 1;]' '0· ,r ", ........ e-a that '" e . .;; II '. ,,",-' ",~," ''''" . ",,' . I\.l!QII[·l ~p on uus '''''P:~,il .u;:u, "'.i','l'. n ,;:\...,. h:.ai." l(j' iJ', ro .IU,. .~, 0~h.lLI~e" I.U,;:u, L~ unrn vou 1Jl:i,;1'l~J..G1",," vour

0· .', .... ' .' " "".', -, .'.- ... ,',. ,e " -(':" - .• ' :., ,',>. ," .". '. c· ... , " I' ... , ..... '. ".( , .• '~ .. ' " .. .ea ' ':'~"".,:

uprponemt LS b egmmng to. put press ure .cUI you. 11], tins .sp ot, Th,2U.s when )i,QUI, need 10 ,taU W ith the

top of range.

Just remember not [.Q: mindlesslv click ,the cali butron because VGU are' at thetop ofvIQ;Ij:[' f$UJlI!,e"

~ 'p" ,~,~ ~

'v . -j'-' '-'-j'-" -.' ,. .. ,'1.., .' - , ·-t 'Il"- - "- .. _" .• " _. _ .. " _··t _._._,.- --. - 'L·. '-. ,.~ t -A·

,ii, ou ,[tI'e (m.:y app .:ym"g ,SUCu[t ,OOil1IGep l .. :u. YU'll ,ittn:~p'I,@;)'m"g :agaulS' 'all (Jpponen.tw.I.l(). reau 1,;:UluS

'Wen and vou Keel he Is .e.x.nlo,itinl!\;'ou ill Sri()its where vour rang· e is well. h!:s;at disasterto .ati1rillv

'i-' r L~ ~ ~"' ~ , • t-"',r-"' ~

this 'CCl(i]:6ep:t !(J;e[susa nit whol alw;ay:s h~rve th,e nuts. "

Prolll1em, 2: 5,: $3l$·6 6,- :M,fi SIB: $~[)O

niP, ¥' A 'I n

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UT' r;, 'Q,' 11 "!iii'n'

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Hero {~~ ,}:: S;fcf;'.3 00: $.544

,BTN: .$245

D, ",,11'0 - C ,i "H e: - "'r" 'l'c,llrli]"'" th !;jI ... '7'"

,J[~ ' ' .. ,. "l ''p'" "'_ r{J1 ' .... 11 .IYU, WI . Q~ ,'~

UTG raises (,0 $,18, H ero re-rais (}s 'to S48l, 4

frJ'!,,, 'IU'T'G"li ,".-:;11'''' !\1',~,ifiil

~"~~ILil,>" '_ " _ "'i:>I., ,0::. ,~,2i' lUI

,flruo,p:: ($105) T;'9~5,' '(2 'players)

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Turn; (S 1(5) T¥.gfi.5.,'9" (2 players) UTG checks, H. efD Cfl e cks

R.ii\1er:: n~l f]5). T'9'~5.9: • .J'· (2m:1lavers)'

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UTG cheeks, H. em ?

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Hero {i\1I'):: :$8,1'.3 00:$.544

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r re,.fi)op·: Hem), en :M:P w it'll g.~ -7,~

UTG rai ses -to'$18" Hero re-rai se S, EO S4 8 ~ 4, folds" 'UTO calls .$3 I)

Flop,: (S 1,!)5) T¥9'fI!.$., (2playe:rs) UTO checks, Hero ChECk~

T mlI.rm:: {$l [lIS) T'¥9,. S.9.. (2. pl ayers) lITG checks, Hero the dots .

.Am S1'Ver i~5;~ Whencverbetting, your range is polarized themajority of the timete air or 'the mrts, C (jlr!lS ki,erl:mg that V~ 11 aim checks 'three 11'111e!i!, irs difficult for him to .sh:OiW· up with a hand better than TN:. Vi 11 ainwill havesome random small pairs some pe:r1CelJlt~g:e of'the time but wUl fd,ldnl0n:::'qt1'eru thannot, Also, since fhis isa 3~lH~l· pol and stacksaren't thml' deep, its difficult for \rn.1aimlo h avesmall pairs .aH.VWaV. He'~,8 g-ohlg to havea 1(').'[ oface-high :alls kl:l1g~,e

high hands 'that wi nba~e atough time call i:-ffi;g the riverb et.

One would reason thatwe representinga really narrow value :range ,b[tsi"c ally flushes I so ir' 8 a bad b et.Whil ethis is true,« 1:001 of te_gu1.at$ at s;m~n~ani1 mid- stakesare ineapab leof doing .allrthillg about it They j ust pull their hair mud. Ir J ;.a

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.A~~errn1f1:nve L.ille:: On, the turn, lOUT ,eyplponle:rd'.s :['~:n:,ge is :re:l.ativelyw.e~tk~. lt is ,1:118'6 a turn where w,~ rat,ely get cheek-raise, '\Vith.lheSle two E(lJctO(S.! we are prn:;t'ha'b'ly better off betll:il,glh.e tum and ,oCiintirm:e 1lpplyi:i!lg pressure ()Ii]. good rivers, Taking 'this line widenscur value range on the river, Good tl\;r;er.s are A" K" Q" J,. T" and diarnonds, And of'course, :3 six,

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fro.bID em, .26,:: $JfS 6 {)'-f.l.1:ax 518: $443

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~\1F: $458 00: .$562 BTN:: ~$ROn

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H",· .. o 1"''' ises to C" ~ "'2' fi.n f_..;J", B··TN···· re raise '.'"'. r;f'1f:_1i:_

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2folds, Hero calls $48

The an£:wer' i's vou should check-call Ot~

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most n{)li'S~ and check-fold :(,)[11 dmwy :11,orp:s

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freauentlv, es 11 e,c:iaIl:v when vounlav

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,agaii!J st decent IegLilJ~r:$ on 'the button, Pre-

flop 1.8 a call themaj ority of thetime,

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un ,""~.. : 1', am l~ ,CI, CIt'tZ_Y P ,"1:' erwno U:"l:>

been J~betlh]"g :y.ou a lot,

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Hef10 (UTG):~ $'] 0.2,41. :M:P': $4-58

00: ,$562-

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~l ere raises [0 S! .8" 2.folld:~, JE~TN :re-r.ai:$etl;i!$66~ 2.joid:s" Hero calls $48

Basically, in, tl1i,s type of scenario, here'swhat usually :h~tprpei1,s!, A flop C.01[ite;S, X~ XX :ani!1 Villain willcenrlnuation bet and he 'will shut chjiwn afterward. Vi.ll..ai'j].I'~~ttare_gy is agood one because most ,s:!UaU~ and mid-st akes Il'layer.~ eheck-fold p:Ci:S't-I!1"Q:i) if thev mi$iS,.'t'u check-raise If th!~y have

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.'. 11 rne river, L S a ,g;:une: 01 CII,H;,~en .anlJl. W 1.I.O_eIVer eers usuai y V\ ms, ,,!JIll. ,Sal,UULa I!JJ.l!I.u, me II\ er lou,

veu (~l"'in'!'", ~:I1"'F1ir-,\f':'''--e- 'nlf' the river i." aoueen 'V,~o"" shouldbet "'ii"II' "''':1· re Ifthe -[:1.''-'''"'''[-' "j'e; an A.- .. ,"''''' "'-'/'";'''

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should check-call a lot more than beUin.g Oint The I',e2l:S(Hl is Villain will bet at that carda lnit of the-time, both fot value and as ,ab~.ufflsinIQe it is such a great card to bet in 1lL .3~bet pDt

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... VIi l. . ce geary at nrst WHen younrst play,' '.', In, rrusmanner PO$I.-'-] jcrp, Dtl wn u some ,SU:ODess"

voulJ1 feel c(lnfident in Y,@lI.r p~J®.v and decisi(l![!i~:rrKlkilllg· ... abilitv, Start in(:!()mGi[Cltjng.thi~Jvil>e of

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play against 'weak regulars first. The .. ~ etter and. moreaggressive regulars will put you more

fireSSH:n~: J(J:I:ll vOU .~'IIil!(l ¥Q<iJ will c;et CUS'6cH_[ra""ed about ·p-Mrvl.:llg .. ·nQ1st-:f'I(iil'll. As; V(JiM] irIli1;:tCi':._V'e p'-lav~li.(r

.f"' r' ~ ,~ ,e ,;- '.. a:-- I~:·" . .,. ,t, .. ~ 'r' ,b.

in this -.-,,,,,·-t··' c ,- ~"'- " .- "·I~ - ,'I ,c'''''· ._.j'''' ..... iU;I.".nl'··;u '- .• ith . '-'--~,"'~""'i ;!I,,. "'0."":" -.",i' better 'i""g- 1 ... ",.

111 BJ..Jo P ar l.;,Uil·i:iLI' .• ,p~) t, yo ucan S Il~LU .IH1JLi '[il,~ Wit u 111ct[ enanns agamsr I.J..., ~'"",,. resuiars;

Don'tbe afraid 'M' 'n,t~v ·.,c)iI's .~g··ail1st themRemember, the better regulars in V()1JIJ o-a:mec.~ are onlv

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slightly 'better than yOfU" Theyare not thet much better, Or else they would be p'Tayi:ru,g at higher

stakes alreadv,

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AUer~Iii'~ive Lim.:e 2!. H"ViHain.is ~c;:r.ewiill,g around, Voi·e ,cat!1 4~'bet :at.!i(~ fbht fJ'Iay,e(s 1~.8nrt 5-'bet bluff .(:i-:f.l ell in this ,$ibJc)thec-aLlrSe'\i'{J;u am at UTG and vour rang . .e is very ~lr{Jr.il.v (),:rtFCe V,(jILi 4~bet_

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n,, __ l,11'-lc",'~ ',"1 ,f c, 1p'T'N, ,,' -ith 'Q,.;LQ'. J[re, uop" narC) 01] .01., WI H:'!:l!"",'"

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re-mises W Sill :3 f()ld: .. ~ MJi' re-raises h) $16~ He:rD?

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'Here is some ,simple math (Jill wh,:)! 'W',e should fo,ldj_[!j,g. The total pet :is :$1.3:1.:1 if'we g~l it in, Si:l]i()~ w'e have 401% 1equity j 'w':e "W' ill win $524.4 on :~ver,a,ge. This is bad. because 'we nre risking $570 ttl, wirn, $524.4. A,cl{],itic)j1],aHy" whena sc)h~, :re:g!11a:r,'(:klles,~omefhi~~ weird P'1[;e:~ 'Ill·op", heel s mate li:k~e~'y to h ave .A A. than

L.....- __j ,AK.

IF' ro'h]~em :2'i'~ ®J/~,6 'o.-,M:n SB: S634

IBB; $2~ll,

UT'G~ $16'8,"

MJ~~ 'S"4i5,

00:: ,$6:9'4,

Hello {8TN):: '$.164,,2

Fr'e..:il·~IDop:: Hero on BTN with QfQ¥

UTO t,al:~eg t:Cl' $18, M"Jt~' c.all~~·$I, 8" 1 flld'!H-e'w re-raises to ,~721 3 jofa;<r! M,P n~-:(~is:,e~ to' $,164),

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A,g~ditst a range-of .A..A., KK.I and A,K" yu,u have 40IDA. C(')ii1~d dering tl] atthis '~ype of piay iSI1L{](Fe '[jlften aces and ki:llgs. than -AKa fo,ld, is better.

0'[ ,qouue! in the heat ,(j;fth'e' monrent, it 8 diffic ult h) fold but.after careful consideration, you Vi'" HI see ir'.s a trivial foT d •.

PIfOI!:l ~ em 1: 8:: $.3/$ 6 6~~(tzrx SIB: S472

BE; $,1'44

Hello (U T'G) ::$'9i2'8:

Ml~': .$622 00: $8!}4, 1iIT.N ~ $l3'9'

Prre-iUop': Here on UTG with, A¥Afii

Hero raises W S24~ 2JiJl:if~If" ETNcstlls .$24",:2 folds

F~op ~ ($57) 9. 7 '7i~ (2, players)

Hero bets S4.:Sl ETN raises ~()$138" Hero calls S£G

TmIlfrn1:: [.$333) 9-7.7e.3'. (2 players)

Heru 'Checks, BIN bets S195" Hew calls £ 195

R~ver:: ($723) 9"7"[7"~3.Q~ (2 pkaye:u) Hero ch ecks, BTN 'bets all-in, Here) ?

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