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by Bart Hanson |  Published: Dec 07, 2016

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August 15 — A Check Raise For Value On The River Is A Tricky Play — Use It Wisely Before I get into an interesting hand that I played at the Commerce in a $5-$10 no-limit $500-$1,500 buy-in game, I want all of you low-stakes players to understand this concept. Betting your very strong hands for value from out of position, when you have had the betting lead for the entire hand, is usually the right play. The players that you are typically up against check back far too much to get tricky with a strong value hand and it becomes a disaster if they do not bet in position when they would have called a large bet. However, for you mid- to high-stakes players, and even sometimes at the low-stakes there are certain times when we can implement this technique of checking to go for a check-raise. About two ...


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