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Raise or Fold Revisited — Part II

Some flop examples

by Barry Tanenbaum |  Published: Apr 29, 2011


In my last column, we began to look at some examples of raise-or-fold situations. The column started with a definition that I wrote for the Jan. 28, 2005, issue of Card Player: • The pot must be multiway. There are no raise-or-fold situations in heads-up hands. • There must be a bet before you. (Obviously, you cannot raise or fold unless there is a bet, but I like to be comprehensive.) • There must be no intervening callers. You are the next to act after the bet or raise. If there is an intervening caller and you think all of the other criteria are met, you still might decide that it’s a raise-or-fold situation, but it’s not mandatory. • You must have reason to believe that you have the best hand or are choosing to represent having the best hand. If you have a draw, raising will reduce your pot ...

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