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Betting Two-Way Hands — Part II

The best strategy when you have a big hand

by Michael Cappelletti |  Published: Aug 20, 2010

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In my last column, I discussed the merits of making a big move against one opponent in pot-limit Omaha high-low when you have a possible winner in both directions and judge it to be very unlikely that your opponent has you beat both ways. Of course, it is also “routine” to make a big bet when you have the nuts in one direction, to try to shake off an opponent who might win the other half of the pot. But if you have a good hand that is quite likely to win in both directions, you usually should not make a big move, because your opponent will often fold — and that will cost you money that you might have won. So, what is the best strategy when you have a big hand? Perhaps the main consideration is your knowledge of your opponent’s tendencies and your previous interactions. Against a ...


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