Unconventional Winning Poker Plays
An unconventional winning poker play is one that does not follow the accepted norms of the game but ends up with you winning more chips than a traditional play.
Here is an example:
It is $50-$100 and you are in the big blind. You have $3,000 in chips, an average stack.
Four players limp into the pot. You call with 8s-8c. The pot is $550.
The flop is As-Jd-8d.
What should you do?
You can bet out. You can check-call. You can check-raise.
My unconventional play is as follows:
I will check, and with 4 callers I am fairly certain someone will bet.
Let's say the first player bets $400, and there is only one caller. One of these players has $6,000 in chips and the other $2,500 in chips.
There is now $1,350 in the pot.
If I raise to $1,200 it looks like I have a strong hand.
Instead, I will move all-in, to make it look like I'm pushing with a flush draw.
It works often at online poker, especially since players are more aggressive online.
What is one of your unconventional winning poker plays?
Friday, March 27, 2009
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