Questions tagged [betting-strategy]

Betting strategies are the application of various betting options (check, bet, raise, call, fold) and amounts to achieve a desired result.

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What does “volatility on hand” mean and how do players use it?

Towards the end of part 1 of "Harrington on Hold'em" in the section titled "A Sample Hand," Harrington writes the following: I thought I was one of the better players remaining at ...
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What hands are worth raising with in late position to capture the antes in five card draw poker?

The game is eight-handed, the antes are 1/8th of a bet, meaning there is one bet in the pot to start. You probably wouldn't want to bet two small pair in early position, because of the possibility of ...
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How to select hand ranges for calling frequencies?

I've been reading through Ed Miller's Poker's 1% where he advocates analyzing calling frequencies after a session. He says calling/betting should happen 70% of the time at roughly each street. He ...
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Take advantage of your equity vs. Force opponent to make a bad play

Say you have A♠ A♥. Regardless of the action pre-flop, let's say the flop comes A♦ T♦ 9♣ and the action is on you. On a wet board like this, you probably want to bet to protect your hand and perhaps ...
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high straight vs low straight/flush

The table was a bit loose. BB is 2000 and I had 45000 and the opponent 35000. I was under the gun with suited 78. I limped in and no one raised but got some calls. The flop came 456 rainbow. ...