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by Bart Hanson |  Published: Jul 25, 2012


June 21st – Assume opponents don’t play draws aggressively until you actually see it. @rivermen123 One of the more common excuses I hear people use when explaining why they could not fold an overpair is that the board was “draw heavy.” These types of players are usually fooling themselves. The mere fact is that, especially at the lower levels, people do not play draws all that aggressively. Just because the flop contains a two suit does not mean that a player showing aggression against the preflop raiser has a flush draw. Let’s take a look at an example. We raise under the gun in a $5-5 no limit game with $500 effective stacks to $20 with Q Q. Two mid-position players call. The flop comes out 6 4 2. We bet $50, the next player folds and last to act raises to $200. This type of decision is really common ...

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