Free Poker Online — How to prevent the Dangers of Over Bets
One of the best ways to earn big pots in buy in or free poker free online games is to know when and how much to bet. Easier said than done of course and one of the biggest mistakes I see in relation to this substantial goal is over-betting. Here are the type of scenarios where you might fall strong of this and my suggestions of how to play them out well.
There will inevitably be an occasion when playing where you have a great hand. To built up the pot, you need to keep other players in the game. But, as we all know, this is poker and periodically it won’t go to plan.
If, on the other hand, the fail is such that you could be outdrawn and you don’t want to take a chance, then bet it accordingly.
You are in third position, (three seats after the small blind), with pocket sevens (7 diamonds, 7 hearts). You raise three times the big poker impaired and get two callers, the button and the big impaired. The fail comes 7-clubs, 8-clubs, 9-diamonds. This is bad and the good. You hit your trips, but there is a flush draw and a straight draw. What to do?
What I would do….
#1. If the impaired table bets, say minimum or twice the impaired, I would improve the minimum to see how the button behaves. If he calls, and the impaired calls, I can assume they are on a draw and I have the best hand. For now. If either one re-raises I collapse.
#2. If the impaired checks I would bet four times the impaired amount, again to see where I am. Now if the button calls or raises I can assume he’s a strong drawing hand, such as two big clubs, or he’s a made hand. If the impaired also calls I can assume I am way behind. Still, there should be enough money in the pot to rationalize a call hoping to fill up on the turn.
Regardless what the turn is I plan on checking. If the turn is a six or ten and the impaired table bets big I collapse. If the impaired checks, I check. If the button table bets the pot or more, I collapse. Now, I have lost some chips, but I am still in the game.
Whether playing free poker online or pay poker, the over bets I have welcomed in situations like this is that the trips bet 80% to 100% (all-in) of their heap regardless of the fail or their position. If one of the other players flopped a straight you are in big trouble. You need to be pretty lucky now and get a full house or else your game is over.
The thing to remember is that if you have gone all-in, you cant change your brain later! If you are new to poker then i would give you advice invest some time playing free poker. This should help you improve your game no end and help you move on to big money games.