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Raise or Fold Revisited — Part III

Some turn examples

by Barry Tanenbaum |  Published: May 06, 2011


In my last column, we continued our look at some examples of raise-or-fold situations. We 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 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 the best hand. If you have a draw, raising will reduce your pot odds, as you ...

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