Questions And Answers
Play on the Flop without best hand
1. What should you do that an ace hits on the flop card?
You should essentially tight up.
2. What will actually happen if an ace hits the board with another low card?
A player who waits for premium hands can have the nut low draw with a pair of aces and probably other draws working.
3. Assume that the flop is Q Ih 10 Icl 2 Isp , you have two queens and there is a reasonable amount of money already in the pot. What will you do?
You should raise or try for a check-raise to drive the other players out.
4. Now assume that you have a big wrap-around straight draw with the same flop. Will you raise?
No, as you do not want to knock out the other players.
5. What if you think one of your rivals has a same hand as yours?
You may want to eliminate all the players with low draws.
6. What this enables you to do?
It enables to split the high with no one getting the low, to win with a high poker pair or if low cards come, to bluff your rival out.
When You have the Best Hand
1. When you think you have the best hand, what should you do?
You should either bet or raise, except on the flop.
2. Why should you make the flop an exception?
It is because to see whether a scare card or a forged card comes to knock you out.
3. Give an example?
You have A Icl 2 Idm J Ih Q Ih and the flop comes 5 Icl 6 Isp 7 Idm and it is a multi-way pot. As you have only low, you need to be cautious before you put much money in the pot.
4. What do cautious players do when they have an ace-deuce low but do not have re-draws?
They will never till all the cards are out.
5. What does it mean?
It means that if you are playing against a solid player, there is likely to be a nut low out and he calls because he usually has it.
6. As this approach works in the smaller poker games and in loose games at the higher limits, why does it tend to fail in tight games?
It fails because good players will not give tight players action.
1. For example in a heads-up pot, you flop two pair and it appears your rival has a low draw. What should you do if low card comes on the turn?
You should check and call through the river.
2. If you flop what looks like the best hand, especially heads up, what you should do?
You should punish your rival.
3. What if your rival has you beat?
He will generally play back. In Omaha eight-or-better, there is less bluffing slow-playing
4. What if the pot is opposed by many players?
If the pot is opposed then some of the players will slow-play little more.
High against Low in Three-Hand Pots
1. Assume you have a high hand which is easily going to beat and it looks as though your rivals have made good low hands or have good low draws. What would you do if one of the low hands bets and you are next?
Under such situation, you should just call.
2. Why should you just call?
You should call because you are going to split the pot, and just calling will allow you to chop up the player behind you.
3. Assume your high poker hand is weak and there is some chance that it can be beat?
It would be correct to knock out the third player.
4. On the river in a three-handed pot, if a high hand bets, a low hand calls, and you are next with the nut low, will you raise automatically?
No, as you have to analyze how middle player plays.
5. If he is a weak player, what should you do?
You should go ahead and jam it.
6. What if he is a good poker player?You should possibly just call.
1. What kinds of hands you want in loose games?
2. What if you have an ace-deuce?
3. Be specific about hands required in loose games.
4. Why does a suit add value to your hand?
5. What about bigger hands like four high straight cards suited up?
6. Give an example of premium hands for loose games?
7. What about four small cards?
Multi-way against Short-Handed Play
2. What are the important aspects in short-handed pots?
3. Why are these aspects so relevant?
4. What happens to conventional players?
5. What does it mean?
6. What does it mean in a multi-way pot when someone bets from an early position?
7. How will it affect your play?
8. Assume four or five players are in the pot and it is apparent that they have good hands. You have a wrap-around hand with draws at both a good low and a good high but these draws are not for the nuts. What would you do?
9. What if the pot is heads-up and you hold the hand mentioned as above?
10. Give an example?
11. What about hands like A24J?
12. In a heads-up pot, what is the best hand?
13. Why do you also want a low draw?
14. Assume that you have a high hand but there are many possibilities the other way?
15. Give an example?
16. How do other players play when the game becomes five-handed or less?
17. What does this mean?
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