The power of the upcoming updates

By Tommy Angelo
I was watching a tournament of poker on TV when I heard a commentator say: ' he goes all-in! "Upgrading all in is the strongest that can be hold ' em no-limit '.
It seems true, but this is not exactly.

The fact of bet shows much strength, especially when you have a lot of money behind you. To bet $ 500 all-in on the turn is not as powerful as the fact to bet $ 500 when you have $ 2000 behind you.

Fortunately, the fact is obvious; for the same update, having money behind either shall not be treated in the same way. But currently the power of upcoming updates goes further than that. A small update with money behind can be stronger than all in.

This idea is based on the concept of reverse implied odds. Run cards made us often benefit from reverse implied odds. You may be a relatively small amount for a chance to win a larger amount. You call a bet of $ 50 with a "gutshot" for the chance to win $ 1000 of your opponent stack. Your potential loss is small and your earning potential is very high.

Reverse implied odds work the opposite way. You may amount relatively big to win a small amount. This situation happens most of the time when you have a decent ready-made hand with a slight chance of improvement. And if you're more out of position, the effect is even more powerful.

An example could be:

KH - Js

on a table

JD - Ts - 7 s - 6 c

The pot is $ 500 and you and your opponent have every two $3000 behind you. You check and your opponent bets $ 500.

You could easily have the best hand. Your opponent could bet a good number of prints. Or it could build a made hand that beats you already. You are not sure.

Unfortunately, you cannot simply call the $ 500 to know if you are ahead or behind his hand. You'll have to deal with another update. Or maybe not. This will be your opponent to decide whether or not it put on the river.

If your opponent is hard to beat, he will build the river when it will have the advantage and checkera when it will not. Having the advantage does not necessarily mean having the best hand however. It means having the best hand, but also the opportunity to bluff. This will be a good mix of both strategies. If you lie, a few times, you will be amazed and if you call, you will make a few other times pay by a stronger than your hand. Neither one nor the other games will work for you.

If you pay $ 500 and you check the River, you must pray for your opponent checke also. Suppose that he check behind you and you win. Excellent, except that you earn $ 1000 for this disorder the $ 500 original in the pot and the $ 500 from the turn. You to risk your whole stack, $ 3000, for the chance to win $ 1,000.

That is why the upcoming updates are so powerful. If your opponent was all-in on the turn, you would have been in a much more advantageous situation, even if the in all had been $ 1,000 instead of $ 500. If he had bet $ 1000 in all, you would have had $ 1500 for $ 1000 or 3 for 2 sides to make the call. With money behind him, however, you would not at all the same sides and doing much to earn little.

Final considerations

When you master the upcoming updates, you draw advantage in building your weak before the last round of placing hands when you think that your opponent has a mediocre hand. Other hand, you do not use this strategy when you think that it can make you lose money. In practice, this means that with a good hand and a deep stack, you should often checker turning it against a player who may have a weak hand. A player with a weak hand will be tempted to lie down after a bet on the turn with fear of placing on the river. However, if you check the turning point, it may be able to pay you on the river.