Flop Betting Strategy
by Bob Ciaffone | Published: Sep 18, 2013
The result of many deals is determined by the flop betting round. The addition of three new cards at once makes enormous changes in the evaluation of a hand. Two black aces are destroyed when the flop comes Q J 9. The worst hand in poker, 7-2 offsuit, becomes the nearly unbeatable nuts by the arrival of trip deuces or trip sevens on the flop. Of course, this radical increase and decrease in value given in my examples is quite rare, but the fact that hand values can easily change by hitting or missing the flop is an intrinsical part of Texas hold’em. A good poker player will adjust to this big change in hand values. A weak poker player can easily lose a big pot by being too inflexible. There is a huge difference in whether or not a pot has been raised preflop. Most big pots and large ...
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