Preventing Online Poker Gambling Losses – One of the best ways to get big pots in buy or free online poker games is knowing when and how much to bet.
Easier said than done of course and one of the biggest mistakes I see with regard to this lofty goal is betting too much. Here are the types of scenarios where you might break this and my advice on how to play it well.
There will definitely be occasions when playing idnplay download where you have a good hand. To build a pot, you have to keep other players in the game. But, as we all know, this is poker and there are times when things don’t go according to plan.
If, on the other hand, the flop is such that you can be pulled out and you don’t want to take the risk, then bet accordingly.
As an example:
You are in third place, (three seats after the small blind), with seven pockets (7 diamonds, 7 hearts). You raise three times the big blind and get two callers, the button and the big blind. The flop comes 7-club, 8-club, 9-diamond. This is both good and bad. You reach your journey, but there are flush draws and straight draws. What to do?
What will I do….
#1. If the bet is blind, say minimum or double blind, I’ll raise the minimum to see how the button reacts. If he calls, and calls blind, I can assume they are a draw and I have the best hand. For now. If one raises back, I fold.
#2. If it’s a blind check I’ll bet quadruple the blind amount, again to see where I am. Now if the button calls or raises, I can assume he has a strong hand, like two big clubs, or he has a made hand. If the blind also calls I can assume I’m way behind. However, there must be enough money in the pot to justify the call hoping to fill the turn.
Regardless of what turn I plan to check. If the turn is six or ten and the big blind bet I fold. If the blind check, I check. If the button bets a pot or more, I fold. Now, I’ve lost some chips, but I’m still in the game.
Whether playing free online poker or paying poker, the over-bet I see in situations like this is that the journey bets 80% to 100% (all-in) of their stack regardless of the flop or their position. If any of the other players fail, you are in big trouble. You should be lucky enough now and get the house full or your game is over.
The thing to remember is that once you’re all-in, you can’t change your mind later! If you are new to poker then I suggest you spend some time playing free poker. This will help you improve your game endlessly and help you transition to big money games.