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bet to find out? - Tue Aug 20, 2013, 02:42 PM
Bakelants's Avatar
Since: Aug 2013
Posts: 2
Hi, recently I was said no to be shy about publishing my hands. I'm a definition of poker bigginer and I keep running into situations like this one - http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/rep...ash=0BB792B89A
Is there a way how to play differently/better with boarded overcard to my pocket pair?

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 05:57 PM
geoVARTA's Avatar
Since: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,306
Hi Bakelants,

When we have small to medium pocket pairs, sometimes we call a raise sometimes we re-raise ourselves, and other times we just fold. It depends on our opponent and on the depth of money.

On the flop, there is no point in betting. We will fold worse hands and get called by better. I would take a check-call line to let our opponent bet his missed hands and then re-asses the turn card.
Tue Aug 20, 2013, 07:53 PM
TrumpinJoe's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,557
If your opponent is on the tight or passive side, I fold pre as I prefer 20:1 implied odds as I am less likely to be paid off when I do hit.

If they are reasonably aggressive I agree with the post above.

Good decisions.
Wed Aug 21, 2013, 12:57 PM
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Since: Jul 2011
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Hey Bakelants,

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