Poker Coverage:

Controlling The Pot Size

by Bob Ciaffone |  Published: Jun 26, 2013


In my previous article about controlling pot size in no-limit hold’em, we discussed board cards that did not put an obvious draw on the board. We saw that when you have position on your opponent, there is quite a bit you can do to stop the pot from getting too big when holding a solid, but not spectacular hand, such as top pair with a good kicker. You can throw in a check, even when holding a hand good enough to bet, because an opponent with a worse hand is unlikely to draw out. Being out of position is quite a bit murkier, because your opponent can try to take advantage of your check to seize control of the betting. This article will discuss trying to control the pot size when there is a draw on the board. This is substantially harder to do because there are many more cards ...

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