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Fourth Street Explained

1. What in stud eight-or-better, is the biggest mistake you can make?
To call a bet on fourth poker street when you can chase a bad card and your rival chase a second good low card.

2. Why is this big error?
Because that second low card must have help your rival in one way or another.

3. Suppose you are high and other rivals chase another low card that is near in rank to their third-street cards. What should you do?

4. Why?
Because you might be against more than one four straight and also a low draw.

5. What if the pot is heads up, your rival chases another low card near in rank to his upcard and you hold a high hand?
You can take a card off.

6. Suppose in a multi-way pot, you hold three low cards, there is a high hand against you, and someone has raised with a wheel card up, showing early strength. That player then chases a small card near in rank to his door card and you chase a seven or an eight. What should you do?
Unless you also have a straight or a flush draw, you almost always should fold.

7. Example?
You have 7632 and a rival has a hand like ? ? 53. The high bets and your rival holding the low hand now raises. You must muck your hand.

8. Suppose you start with a small three straight and chase close to perfect. What should you do? Bet the hand for value.

9. If you are playing for the high hand and on fourth street, your card start to fall a little dead, what should you do?
It is better to get out when you are looking at your rival with two low cards.

10. Why?
Your hand is now playing loser, as opposed to a percentage loser.

11. What would you do if your cards stay live, but you chase bad on fourth street and are against two rivals who both have caught low straight cards to go along with their low third-street cards?
You should possibly go out.

12. What if one of your rival chased good and other chased bad?
You may want to bet, raise or check-raise and try to force the low hand that chased bad to fold.

13. What if your rival chases another low card that is a straight flush card?
It is better to go out unless you have improved a great deal or have a hand that can win on its own.

14. What is the problem with continuing to play?
You won't stand to know whether your rival is going high or low.

15. What if your rival chases a suited ace?
The situation is frequently the same.

16. What if you are playing the high hand and a player who stood a raise going in chases a live ace on fourth street?
It is generally better to give up if your rival bets.

17. If you start with a low hand and chase bad, what should you do?
Usually get out.

18. What are the exceptions?
1. The pot is very large.
2. You started with a premium hand. Or
3. Everyone chases bad.

19. What other things to do on fourth street?
Think about how to set up your play of the hand.

20. What actually happens when it is heads up?
The player with the best poker hand will be betting.

21. What does it mean when a player who showed strength on third street chases good but does not bet after he is checked to?
Several times, failing to bet points out that the fourth-street card did not help him.

22. What should you do if you have the best high hand?
You should decide whether to narrow the field.

23. What if you do not think you can narrow the field?
You do not want to take charge and put a lot of money in the pot.

24. What is the reason for not playing fast?
To analyze where the strength is.

25. Why is this so important?
Analyzing where the strength is will allow you to make good decisions later in the hand.

26. When you should consider concealing your hand?
When you have a quality low hand or a hidden high hand, such as small trips or aces in the hole with two small cards.

Check-Raising on Fourth and Fifth Streets

1. What is the most important tool that an expert poker player will use?

2. Why check-raising is used more in this game?
Because hands are frequently concealed, in addition it becomes clear as to who will do the betting.

3. Be specific.
Generally, the player who is low and chases another low card will bet, or the high poker hands will bet if his rival busts out.

4. What is other reason to try for a check-raise?
To give a free card when you are trying to check-raise is not that worse in this game, as many rivals will call your bet anyway.

5. What does the check-raise allows you to do?
It allows to gain a double bet as well as to knock out the players often who are going the same way as you are going.

6. Example?
You have two aces but also have low possibilities developing. If your check-raise knocks out another high hand or if you can knock out a low hand and play against a weaker high hand where you have a chance to make low if he should outdraw for high, you have gained a lot.

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