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Card Player Pro -- Thinking About Bet-Sizing

by Joshua Pix |  Published: Jan 08, 2010


Game: $100 buy-in 50¢-$1 six-handed no-limit hold’em Opponent: Unknown player on the button Stacks: $104.40 (mine); $95.85 (his) My Cards: J J My Position: Hijack seat The beauty of no-limit hold’em is that you can pick any bet size that you like. Depending on your hand, your assumptions about your opponent’s hand, the board texture, and your reads, you can use bet-sizing to manipulate the pot size. This means that you can build big pots when you have the nuts, and keep pots small when you’re weak. The best players in the world are masters at this, and it’s a skill that you should develop and add to your game. In this column, I’m going to look at how we should use bet-sizing to our advantage when we have a big hand. In a recent poker training video that I produced for Card Player Pro, I encountered an interesting situation ...

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