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by Bart Hanson |  Published: Apr 29, 2015


March 9 — Oftentimes you should bet or raise large when you back into a hand that you perceive to be the nuts. We all know that backdoor draws are very profitable in no-limit holdem. Especially if you have been the preflop raiser, it can sometimes be difficult for your opponent to see when you make a strong, backdoor hand, especially after continuation betting the flop and then checking the turn. One of the best situations you can have happen to you is backing into a set that is lower than top pair on the river or backing into a straight. Backing into a flush is valuable too, but most opponents will see a three-flush on the board, and if you raise their river bet large, they may think twice about calling with a hand like top pair. However, if you run into something else strong and they bet on ...

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