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TLDR: You can do this...once in a while...but it shouldn't be your standard play. Rather than "double bluff", I would usually refer to this as "disguising your hand". Obviously the goal in any hand is to maximize the amount you expect to win (or minimize losses), so let's look at what impact just calling with pocket aces might have. You say that the point ...

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As I stated in a comment a big pot is not the proper objective. A big pot you lose is not not good for you. The proper objective is to maximize EV (Expected Value). AA is the best head up hand Lets say bb is \$2 and you can get QQ to go all in for \$80 you are 80% EV = -80 + .8*(163) = \$50.4 Let's say you limp to get three plus you in the pot - problem is ...

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I think you played fine. Villain had nothing and you got him to pay off 0.46 on the river. Certainly a hand to call with from the blinds. No reason to bet the flop out of position on a draw. I would have checked the turn hoping to get the villain to bet. You don't want to announce you made the flush. On the river you put out a proper sized value bet. ...

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"Protecting their hand" means when a player is trying to deny another player the proper odds for catching up in the hand. In other words, they would be making a mathematical mistake by calling.

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"there is a decent chance they are already behind" Is there really? Let's break it down and see. Provided we have T♠T♣ and the flop is 9♥ J♥ T♦. Our opponents might have: Any two hearts. Any Two pair with a Jack. Any straight draw (Any Queen, any 8, or K and 7) Pocket Queens or Pocket eights (interesting straight draws) All the above hands might ...

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Yes the board could have a made hand that has hero beat. That board also could have draws that a made hand should chase off. Are you going to shut down with a set? Giving up a set on the flop is not a winning strategy. That is a very wet board that is very likely to have draws. Need to raise to not give draws odds to continue Raise to find out ...

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How often should a bot call a human in this situation given different bet sizes is what I now understand the question to be, and with no previous information or statistics to go on. The goal then is to stay the least exploitable as possible while calling enough to start gathering stats to use in further hands. Here's one possibility that I thought of that ...

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I would lead the turn here because I would do so with plenty of other hands as well after the flop went check/check. You should also be mixing in some donk leads on the flop as well. Basically if you are going to flat OOP against what is probably a decent player (given the description) you need to be more active in taking away pots and especially in getting ...

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You are describing a strategy called "Slowplaying" or "Sandbagging." It is a common play, and should be in any poker players arsenal, and works best against highly aggressive players who bet regularly with weak holdings. It is a mistake to slowplay strong holdings against passive players, who'd have simply called your raises had you made them.

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