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Strategy conversation with a student

by Bob Ciaffone |  Published: Feb 18, 2011


In my last column, I explained that the questions a client asks are a good indicator of how much progress he is likely to make from my instruction. I now would like to continue my conversation with a client who has shown a lot of promise by asking good questions. Client: My post-flop play pays close attention to your philosophy about the number of opponents being very important when deciding whether or not to make a continuation-bet. In making my bet/no-bet decision, I also factor in heavily the texture of the flop. Now, I want to pick your brains and have a discussion about bet-sizing. I am referring to when you have one pair, good kicker, and think it’s the best hand. As a general rule, if the flop is draw-heavy and I have the lead, I am going to value-bet just a tad less than the size of the ...

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