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Crushing Live Poker With Twitter

by Bart Hanson |  Published: Mar 18, 2015

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January 25 — Waiting until a later street to raise a nut hand is not always the best line A lot of players, especially at the lower levels, get overly excited when they flop a big hand and, as a reflex, always want to slowplay. Not only is slowplaying generally a bad idea because of lost value, but more importantly, slowplaying can backfire if our opponent does not continue the betting lead, which is most of the reason why we would just call on the flop with a big hand. Also when we wait until the turn or the river to raise, our hand looks very strong and the action actually may let our opponents off the hook. Let’s take a look at an example from one of the podcasts on CrushLivePoker.com, Crush Live Call-ins which streams live on Twitch.tv/crushlivepoker every Sunday at 4:45 p.m. PT. In this hand, a ...


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