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Three of a Kind Wired

1. Assume you have high trips and it looks to be that several poker players will be in the pot. How should you play?
Play fast and stay to the end.

2. Will it make any difference whether you are heads up or multiway?
No.

3. What if your high trips are kings or queens?
It will appear as though you have only a big pair and are raising to thin the field.

4. What if your trips are between eights and jacks?
You should play slow in order to trap one or more high hands.

5. What if your trips are small?
You should play slow and let the high hands in.

6. What will happen if your small trips turn into a low hand?
You can push it hard and the jam the high hands.


Concealing Your Hand


1. What happens if you play against players who have hands fairly equal to yours and you raise occasionally, What poker strategy would you use?
Just give away much of the information.

2. What if when you raise?
Your rivals will be able to put on a good low hand or a high hand.

3. As many bets are automatic according to how cards fall, what will concealing hand do for you?
It will force your rivals to make automatic bets that are wrong.

4. Does concealing your hand always mean that you are going in the opposite direction than it looks like?
Not essentially.

5. What else could it be?
By concealing your hand, you may make your rival think you have made a low hand when you in fact have only four low cards and a pair.

7. What such types of play do for you?
It could make another low draw or a made weak low fold. Furthermore, it enables you to value bet two pair on the end into a high hand.

Ante Stealing


1. When you should not try to steal the antes?
When there are two or more low cards behind you.

2. When it is easier to steal?
When you have an ace up.

3. Which is the other good hand to steal?
A high card when there are one or two poker cards ranking nine or higher that still left to perform.

4. Example?
You have a jack up and there are a queen and a nine behind you. The player with queen up generally will go out unless he has a pair of queens. The player with the nine up almost always will fold, even if he has two nines.

5. What about when you attempt to steal into low cards?
You should either have an ace up or a medium low card such as a six.

Getting Re-raised on a Semi-Steal


1. Assume you have a medium small pair with a small kicker and you raise after everyone has acted, expecting to steal the antes or to play heads up with the bring-in. You are raised back by an aggressive player with a low card that is smaller than your pair. Do you have the best hand?
Usually.

2. What should you do?
Raise back and play the hand aggressively.

3. If you chase a baby on fourth street and your rival chases anything from a nine on up, what will happen?
You may sometimes win the pot right there.

4. What if chase bad and your rival chases small?
You will have to make a difficult decision which may be to throw your hand away.

5. What if you both chase small cards?
You will likely still want to lead.

6. What happens if you both chase bad?
Your hand becomes stronger.


When an Ace Raises


1. Will you play many playing hands when an ace raises?
No.

2. Should you throw away high pairs like kings and queens?
Yes.

3. What you need to continue the play?
Three very good low cards.

4. If you have a big pair and there is an ace behind you, what will you do?
You should be very careful. Be doubtful of raising or even playing your hand - particularly if the ace is held by an aggressive player.

When the Bring-In Raises

1. What does it mean when the bring-in opens with a raise?
He has a good hand but not a great hand.

2. When the bring-in raises, what does he actually hold?
Three small flush cards, three small straight cards or a high pair in the hole.

3. What is most possible hand from these three possibilities?
A high pair in the hole and he is trying to thin the field.

4. What is the exception?
When the player is steaming.

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