Seems like most people are generally talking about pre-flop technique, so I would like to speak a little bit about how I wager on right after the flop. Possibly I can support others, or perhaps they have advice to improve my play.

I feel that two of the most essential plays after the flop are the semi-bluff and the defensive bet. Which is because these are the plays you make when you havent hit a hand except you’ve got a great drawing hand. Its easy to wager on a hand whenever you flop a monster. But I think that these two are the finest ways to wager on a drawing. Each one is bet depending on you competition(s) and your postion. So here’s how I play it, so tell me what you think.

Early Position – Tight Competitors:

A semi-bluff works fairly well in this position. Are available out gambling and if a tight player didn’t hit a hand he will most likely lay down, and if he’s unsure you may get a call. But watch out, if that tight player comes back more than the best it may perhaps be time to obtain away.

Early Place – Loose Competitors

That is were I like to do a defensive wager. Make a decision how quite a few chips you are willing to risk on your draw and wager. This really is normally a much smaller wager than regular. It’s been my experience that the loose player will usually just call a wager rather than re-raise. Even so, in case you check to them, theyre far more likely to throw in additional chips than your willing to pay.

Late Placement – Tight Competitors

This can be the greatest time to do a semi-bluff, specially if most of the table checks. If that is the case you’ll probaly pick up the pot now. If a gambler prior to has wager, you’ve to determine if he has a hand or not. If not, then reraise and he will possibly go away since he was attempting to steal the pot. Should you consider he does, properly then it is time to determine your odds, and make a decision if the pot odds are worth the call.

Late Placement – Loose Competitors

This one is really a bit complicated, simply because it’s tougher to put a loose player on a hand. And if your in late placement against loose gambler, chances are they’ve already bet. It is were I usually choose to take a chance and appear back more than the best of them and hope they don’t call, and if they do, nicely then its time to gamble. Chances are although even a loose player will go away in the event you appear back strong enough.

Bear in mind although that these are moves I only generate following the flop comes and I have a reasonable drawing hand (usually not a gutshot either). Maybe four to the flush or the open ended straight, for example.