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Don’t Be Afraid To Go For Full Value

by Jonathan Little |  Published: Aug 28, 2019


Card Player Magazine, available in print and online, covers poker strategy, poker news, online and casino poker, and poker legislation. Sign up today for a digital subscription to access more than 800 magazine issues and get 26 new issues per year! A common leak that many recreational poker players have is that they are deathly afraid to value bet when there are a decent number of potential hands that they lose to. This is a huge mistake that results in them not extracting nearly enough value with their decently strong made hands. I was recently told about a hand that illustrates this point. In a $5-$10 no-limit cash game with $1,000 effective stacks, a loose, straightforward player called $10 from middle position and our Hero decided to raise to $40 with J 8 from the button. While I am fine with this raise, I would have made it larger, perhaps ...

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