Questions And Answers

Reading Hands

1. What is the common way to reading ss?
The best way to read hands is to consider what a rival's check, bet, or raise mean, consider the plays he has made throughout the hand, along with the exposed cards, and finally to come to a conclusion about his hand.

2. Will it be a mistake to put a rival on a hand early and to stick with your original conclusion?

3. For example that before the flop, a rival calls after you raise. On the flop, two small cards appear as well as two suited cards, and he raises after you bet. An off suit eight hits on the trn, but when you check, he also checks. What is the possible hand for him?
The possible hand would be a flush draw.

4. What if a flush card comes on the end?
You should not bet into your rival.

5. What if the fuslh card does not hit on the reiver?
You may want to check and try to persuade a bluff.

6. But what if you have only a low made and cannot beat a weak high?
You can bet, as there is a fair chance that you can win the entire pot.

7. What should you actually determine?
You should determine whether your rival has a bad hand, an average hand, a good poker hand or a great hand.

8. If a rival bets on the end, what hand is he improbable to have?
He might improbable have an average hand.

9. What is the best way to read hands?
The best way is to work backward.

10. Assume someone cold calls a raise and a re-raise before the flp and the flop is A9J. The card on fourth street is 6. and your rival is able to raise on fourth street. What would be his likely hand?
He has a set of aces. It does not likely seem that this player would have called on the flop if he had something like a three-card low or a big pair smaller than aces before the flop.

11. Assume that the board on fourth street is J278. It is a multi-way pot and a player who called the bet on the flop now raises. Does this person have the nut low?
No, even though it is likely that he started with an ace-trey.

12. Why is that?
As the pot is being contested multi-way, he would fear of getting quartered.

13. What about three of a kind?
He do not have trips, otherwise he would not have raised when the straight card hit.

14. What this player will probably have?
He might have the nut low and a draw at the nut flush.

15. When you have minimized the number of rival's possible hand to a few, what do you use to consider what he is likely to hold?
You should consider mathematics.

16. Suppose loose and aggressive rival just calls before the flop. Two high cards flop which gives you a big set - you bet and he calls. An ace hits on fourth poker street which can make a stright and this player bets into you. What should you do?
You should raise as he possibly has aces up.

17. Why is that?
This is because he is not possible to have made three aces he would raised before the flop.

18. What if you get re-raised, that is you are against a straight?
You have more outs to improve.

19. What if your rival is tighter and more conventional?
You should call in this situation.

20. Suppose you have AK1010. You raise and a rival after you re-raises. The flop is king high. You check and your rival bets. What should you do?
If you think your rival is having a hand like ace-deuce-trey as he is to have a pair of aces, you should call.

21. What would be your play if an ace hits on a later street and your rival bets again?
Your play is to raise if you know this rival would again bet if he had only two aces.

22. What is another aspect of reading hands and decide how to play your own hand?
The number of players in the pot decides how to play your own hand.

23. How do players play their hands in a multi-way pot?
They play more straightforward.

24. When else do they play in a straightforward manner?
They play in a straightforward manner when some players are still remaining to perform.

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