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Reverse Poker

Bet bigger and win more!

by Bob Ciaffone |  Published: Oct 01, 2010

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What is the most common mistake made by poker players? Probably, taking action with inadequate values. But aside from that, the most common error made by my clients (only when they first start taking lessons from me) is betting too little with their good hands. A good poker hand is hard to get. When you have a good hand, it is human nature to want to get action, instead of having your opponents fold, leaving you to win only a pittance. To get action, many players holding a good hand check when they should bet, call when they should raise, and bet a smaller rather than a larger amount. The idea is that the less money they put into the pot, the more likely their opponent is to stay in. I find this strategy to be unnatural, as well as detrimental. To me, it is normal to want more money ...


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