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Evaluating hand ranges, and bet-sizing

by Michael Piper |  Published: Jun 25, 2010

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In a recent column, I looked at the two different types of board texture — dry and draw-heavy. So, how can you use this information to play better? On draw-heavy boards, expect to get action from a wide range of hands; on dry boards, consider slow-playing the nuts, as there isn’t much that can call. Vary your bet size based on the strongest hand available, rather than on your actual hand. Whether or not to bet and how much are two factors closely linked to board texture. Evaluating hand ranges Let’s say that you’re up against an aggressive, bluff-happy opponent who likes to chase. He raises preflop, and you call in position with the K J 10 8. He leads at a K 10 7 flop. Draws have good equity on this board, and there are many of them, while sets are still in his range, but your hand is ...


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