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Controlling the Turn and River

The check-back range and the float

by Jeff Hwang |  Published: Jul 09, 2010


Note: What follows is a special preview from Jeff’s upcoming book, Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha Volume II: LAG Play. Both Volume II: LAG Play and Volume III: The Short-Handed Workbook are slated for a fall 2010 release. In past columns on variable-ratio reinforcement and continuation-bet frequency, I have discussed the importance of checking behind with regard to LAG [loose-aggressive] play and deflecting check-raises on the flop. That said, once you have checked behind on the flop, your control of the hand on the turn and river is a function of two things: Your check-back range on the flop The float The Check-Back Range The first part is your check-back range on the flop, which must be wide enough and have enough value in it to make checking back on the flop work. Let’s say that you open with a raise before the flop, and are heads up with position on the ...

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