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Head Games: How Do Different Board Textures on the Flop Change the Way You Continue in a Hand

The Pros: David “The Maven” Chicotsky, Rex Clinkscales, and Joe Tehan

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Sep 02, 2015

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Craig Tapscott: Can you share the best way to play various types of boards on the flop that is essential information for a player to understand? And how do you vary your approach against different types of opponents? David Chicotsky: People are creatures of habit and having a general semblance of how your opponent plays will allow you to interpret boards in a more logical fashion. For example, some passive players like to limp any ace from any position. If that’s the case, the frequency of them hitting an ace on the flop relative to a typical player (with a more normal limping range) is expected to be extraordinarily high. As a general rule, raisers and re-raisers have more leverage when representing Broadway-type boards, while the player that just called preflop is more likely to represent low-to-medium boards. With that being said, a striking amount of players are simply in ...


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