Seems like most folks are constantly talking about pre-flop system, so I wanted to speak a tiny bit about how I bet on immediately after the flop. Perhaps I can support others, or perhaps they’ve got advice to improve my play.

I think that 2 of the most important plays soon after the flop are the semi-bluff and the defensive wager. Which is because these are the plays you produce once you havent hit a hand but you have a good drawing hand. Its easy to play a hand when you flop a monster. But I consider that these two are the greatest techniques to bet on a drawing. Each one is bet depending on you opponent(s) and your postion. So here is how I play it, so tell me what you think.

Early Location – Tight Competitors:

A semi-bluff works fairly effectively in this position. Arrive out gambling and if a tight player didn’t hit a hand he will most likely lay down, and if he is unsure you might get a call. But watch out, if that tight gambler comes back over the top it may be time to obtain away.

Early Position – Loose Opponents

It is had been I like to do a defensive wager. Choose how many chips you are willing to chance on your draw and wager. That is normally a much smaller wager than normal. It’s been my experience that the loose gambler will usually just call a wager instead of re-raise. However, if you check to them, theyre much more likely to throw in more chips than your willing to pay.

Late Place – Tight Opponents

This really is the finest time to accomplish a semi-bluff, especially if most of the table checks. If that’s the case you will probaly pick up the pot now. If a player before has wager, you might have to make a decision 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. When you believe he does, properly then it is time to calculate your odds, and come to a decision if the pot odds are worth the call.

Late Placement – Loose Opponents

This one is a bit challenging, simply because it is tougher to put a loose player on a hand. And if your in late position against loose player, odds are they have already bet. This really is had been I usually make a decision to take a chance and arrive back over the best of them and hope they don’t call, and if they do, nicely then its time to wager. Odds are although even a loose gambler will go away in the event you come back strong enough.

Don’t forget although that these are moves I only generate 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.