Tough fold

Posted by betlover on Dec 27, 2010 in gambling

I’m not really an advocate of laying down strong hands on the river. But sometimes, sometimes only in rare occurrences should you consider doing that. This one was not the hardest of tough folds. It looks a tougher than it is because if I am folding trips plus a low in stud/8, this is not such a big deal.

The key to making a good fold easily is knowing when your opponent is a good player and when your opponent is a nutcase. With nuts case holding a board of 6624, there is no way that good player is raising because he has a strong low hand. While he does in fact have a rough six, that’s just not enough for him to go to town here. Coupled with the fact that nuts case jammed on 4th street as well as the river and I get to kiss my set goodbye. This isn’t always going to be a fold because you’ll often find yourself at the river with two players like that nuts case. In that case, it’s hold on for dear life.

I also play a lot of limit hold’em, and there are some things which are true about the game which just boggle the mind. For example, there are situations in which you lose money when you call with a hand, or you lose more money when you raise, then call any reraises with that same hand. But it is profitable to raise and reraise with that same hand. Strange but true. And actually not all that uncommon.

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