Seems like most individuals are generally talking about pre-flop system, so I wanted to talk a tiny bit about how I wager on after the flop. Perhaps I can support others, or maybe they’ve got advice to improve my play.

I feel that two of the most important plays immediately after the flop are the semi-bluff and the defensive wager. Which is because these are the plays you make once you havent hit a hand except you might have a good drawing hand. Its easy to play a hand if you flop a monster. But I feel that these 2 are the ideal methods to play a drawing. Each one is bet depending on you challenger(s) and your postion. So here is how I play it, so tell me what you think.

Early Placement – Tight Opponents:

A semi-bluff works fairly well in this position. Appear out wagering and if a tight gambler did not hit a hand he’ll most likely lay down, and if he’s unsure you may perhaps receive a call. Except watch out, if that tight gambler comes back over the best it may be time to obtain away.

Early Position – Loose Competitors

This is had been I like to perform a defensive wager. Choose how several chips you might be willing to chance on your draw and bet. It is normally a much smaller wager than regular. It’s been my encounter that the loose gambler will usually just call a wager rather than re-raise. Nevertheless, when you check to them, theyre a lot more likely to throw in far more chips than your willing to pay.

Late Position – Tight Opponents

This is the ideal time to accomplish a semi-bluff, specially if most of the table checks. If that’s the case you will probaly pick up the pot now. If a player prior to has wager, you’ve got to come to a decision if he has a hand or not. If not, then reraise and he’ll most likely go away since he was attempting to steal the pot. When you consider he does, well then it is time to compute your odds, and decide if the pot odds are worth the call.

Late Location – Loose Opponents

This one is often a bit challenging, because it’s harder to put a loose player on a hand. And if your in late place against loose gambler, chances are they’ve already wager. It is had been I usually choose to take a chance and come back more than the top of them and pray they do not call, and if they do, well then its time to wager. Odds are although even a loose player will go away should you arrive back strong enough.

Bear in mind although that these are moves I only make immediately after the flop comes and I have a reasonable drawing hand (usually not a gutshot either). Perhaps 4 to the flush or the open ended straight, for instance.