You trust Kenny don’t you? It’s the second thing he says in the chorus. Just listen to the man. Sometimes you’ve just gotta make
like Circuit City and fold.To many players, folding is the manteau canada goose femme most boring play you can possibly make in poker.
You’re not going to win any pots by folding, and mucking your cards takes a lot of excitement away from the hand on your part.
But what many players don’t realize is that this seemingly boring play can save you a ton of money in the long run.
In fact, knowing when to fold is what separates successful players from bad ones. But just talking about the benefits of folding
isn’t much help so let’s take a look at a scenario where folding can make all the difference.
Assume you’re in a 6-handed, $0.50/$1 No-Limit game where you haven’t gotten any decent cards in a while. The players at the table
have all been playing loose/aggressive, and you’ve got the third largest stack on the table with $170. You’re dealt pocket jacks
in late-middle position which means you’ve finally got the cards you’ve been looking for. With the pot sitting at $1.50,
the early position player raises to $5 prompting the player before you to fold.
Let’s say you raise $20, and the late position player (also the biggest stack) shoves their $220 in the middle causing both blinds
to fold. The early position player who raised to $5 makes the call with their remaining $120 stack. Now with two players all-in,
you’re forced to make an all-in wager if you want to stay canada goose chilliwack bomber sale in the hand.
As you might’ve guessed, making the call would be a bad move since an early position player is all-in plus the late position player
could possibly have you beaten too. You can almost be sure that the early position player has AA-QQ or, at the very least,
AK and the late position player probably has at least pocket 9’s.
But even assuming that both players only have AK and pocket 9’s, you’re still going to win under half the time against the field
so an all-in call here is definitely a bad move. Althoughcanada goose jackets online store it’s hard to muck those pocket jacks when the cards have been running bad
for you, it is the correct move in this situation.
Some players hate going all-in during poker tournaments, and avoid this move as much as possible. However, there are many players who
frequently use the all-in move to their advantage and employ it whenever possible. It intimidates opponents and can help you to
steal many pots over the course of a tourney. Of course there is a downside to going all-in as well since it puts your tournament
life on the line everycanada goose constable parka sale time. That’s why you definitely need to pick your spots when making the decision to go all-in.
One time when going all-in is very beneficial is during the later rounds after you created a very tight image. When players think
you’re extremely tight, they’ll be apprehensive to call your all-in bets allowing you to steal many blinds and small pots.
Another time when it can be good to go all-in is when you’re up against somebody who is much more skilled. If you’re down to the
wire with a very skilled player, going all-in pre-flop canada goose jackets online storeis an excellent time to steal chips from this person since their skill
will make it difficult for them to perform such a risky play.
When the bubble comes around you’ll also find the all-in wager to be extremely useful too. As always, many people will be playing
tight so they can assure a cash and this is your chance to steal lots of chips by going all-in. Tight players will especially be
susceptible to all-in bets at this stage of the tournament.
One place where you want to avoid all-in bets is pre-flop during early rounds. The reasoning behind this is that you stand to gain
very little since nobody will be likely to call this early on without good cards. If they do call you, they’re likely to have an
excellent hand and probably have you beat.
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