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Reading and learning to beat | Reasons to Bet !

In order to learn more systematically, today, the book that Win Poker brought to you is “Simple Game (1)”, which is a book introducing poker theory. The concepts discussed include: betting reason, understanding win rate, isolation theory, 3bet pot introduction and more.
This book is used for pioneering thinking, and rarely uses mathematics. Most of them are theoretical analysis. The analysis is easy to understand and suitable for friends who already have some experience. Win Poker has consulted a lot of people in the industry. They all admire the “Simple Game” series of books and regard them as necessary books to learn and improve!

To understand this book, you need to know some poker-specific terms. Before we elaborate on the important concepts, we can understand some simple terms.

Cbetting (Cbet) refers to Continuation betting, or the offensive side (the last raiser) before the turn makes a bet immediately after the turn.

NL means (No-Limit)

3-betting (3bet) refers to making a third raise / betting (before the flop, a blind bet is considered the first bet; the second bet is called raise, and the third bet (Bets are called 3bets. Per logic, 4bet, 5bet, etc.)

OOP means “Out of Position”,

IP means “in position”

CEF means check-fold, look at the card and fold against your opponent’s bet

C / R means check-raise, see the card and raise the opponent’s bet

C / C means check-call, look at the card and then prepare to bet against your opponent

flat means to call a bet or raise

A wetboard is a wet community card. It generally refers to a well-matched community card structure. It has many high cards or many flush or straight draws.

A dryboard is a public card structure that lacks collocation. It lacks the ability to form flush or straight draws.

Implied Odds refers to our ability to make money if we hit a good hand (for example, if you and your opponent both have 200BB chips, 22 has a fairly good potential pot odds, Because if it collects three 2s on the flop, it can win-a lot of money).

Reverse Implied odds means that although we hit a good hand, it gives us the possibility of losing money (for example, when the effective chips of both sides reach 200BB, if KQ is on the flop Concentrating on a pair, it has a high reverse potential pot odds (you may win all money by AK, AQ); but if you only have 30BB, KQ is on the flop. Concentrating a pair of reverse potential (Pond odds are low)

As long as we play Texas, we will definitely encounter the situation of “bet”. This is one of the few common operations in Texas! So, have you ever thought about what are the reasons for our bet? Why should we bet?

Win Poker points out that there are only three reasons to bet: value, bluff, and dead money!

1.Value

It is defined as betting to get a call (or raise) from a worse hand. Just because you may bet with the best hand, this bet is not enough to be considered a value bet!

2.Bluff

It is defined as betting to give up a better hand. Just because you cannot win a bet in any other way, this bet is not enough to be considered a bluff bet.

These two reasons are very simple. They depend on the mistakes our opponents make-they either call too much or fold too much. It’s human nature to call too much. We are curious creatures, and we want to see: what cards do other people take, what will the turn be, and if we can hit flush on the river. Players are more likely to make too many calls than to fold too much!

Therefore, bet reason 1 will dominate our bet. Value betting is always the best way to make money, past, present and future. In low-stakes games, almost every player at the gaming table often makes stupid calls, so that bet reason 2 becomes more or less valueless.

In high stakes games, almost everyone in the game can be good enough to avoid paying too much for value bets, so betting reason 1 has less effect and betting reason 2 becomes more important! However, in general, even regular players in high stakes games are more likely to make bad calls than bad folds.

So what about using continuous betting as a reason to bet?

Suppose I say we raise with KQo at the button and the big blind calls. (He is a loose and passive player and he will not give up any pair on the flop.) The flop came the A75 miscellaneous. He checked the cards and it was our turn. This is a pretty standard bet, why?

We can’t be called by any worse hand depending on the win rate, even with a hand like 86 against us we still have a coin win rate. So we cannot bet on value.

According to our assumptions, he will not give up any pair, nor can we bluff with bets, because we have the possibility of holding the best unpaired hands. But we still bet, why??

3.Capital of dead money

This bet is defined as whether the opponent’s hand is good or bad, forcing him to fold and take the pot money!

A: We gave the opponent a share of the pot that could be held based on his win rate. On our flop with KQ on A75, if the opponent holds JT, his 6 draw cards are still very likely to be caught. We are forcing him to give up his share of the winning share of the pot (if the opponent likes to play bluffs and we have enough hands to catch potential bluffs, this is

An exception that can be made without making a bet.

On this A75 public board, if we look after the flop, the opponent is likely to look at all his air cards and bet with all his pairs or stronger. In this way, the opponent is unlikely to bluff, and our cards are not strong enough to allow us to be a bluff catcher, so we cannot look at the cards later.

B: The profit of dead money should be more than the loss when we call and lose money. I played at a high stakes table with a very famous and extremely loose player named X. He was deep in the CO position and he was countered by the button player. X raises, the button player is 3bet, he is 4 bet, the button player is 5bet, he is all-in. The button player folds and X player shows T9o. The X player obviously didn’t raise to full pressure for value (it’s very difficult for him to be called by 9 hole cards).

He can’t be sure to give up any card better than him, because X player is famous for his loose style-no one will let any good card fold to X player. But he still raises, why?

After the button player 5bet, the pot has a lot of dead money. Player X only needs a relatively small fold rate for button players to make full play the right play. As the game becomes more aggressive, more players will play bluffs and use weak cards to invest in the pot. That equates to more dead money in the pot.

In small stakes games, continuous betting may be an extension of betting reason 3 (like KQ on an A75 public board). This is because people rarely get out of the normal game and play a hand with little power!

A: We gave the opponent a share of the pot that could be held based on his win rate. On our flop with KQ on A75, if the opponent holds JT, his 6 draw cards are still very likely to be caught. We are forcing him to give up his share of the winning share of the pot (if the opponent likes to play bluffs and we have enough hands to catch potential bluffs, this is

An exception that can be made without making a bet.

On this A75 public board, if we look after the flop, the opponent is likely to look at all his air cards and bet with all his pairs or stronger. In this way, the opponent is unlikely to bluff, and our cards are not strong enough to allow us to be a bluff catcher, so we cannot look at the cards later.

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