Seems like most people are constantly talking about pre-flop strategy, so I wanted to talk a tiny bit about how I play following the flop. Maybe I can support others, or maybe they have advice to enhance my play.

I consider that 2 of the most significant plays right after the flop are the semi-bluff and the defensive wager. That is because these are the plays you make when you havent hit a hand except you have a good drawing hand. Its easy to wager on a hand when you flop a monster. But I feel that these 2 are the ideal approaches to bet on a drawing. Each one is bet depending on you challenger(s) and your postion. So here is how I wager on it, so tell me what you think.

Early Location – Tight Opponents:

A semi-bluff works fairly nicely in this position. Come out betting and if a tight player didn’t hit a hand he will most likely lay down, and if he’s unsure you may possibly get a call. Except watch out, if that tight gambler comes back more than the top it may possibly be time to receive away.

Early Place – Loose Opponents

This is were I like to try and do a defensive wager. Choose how quite a few chips you are willing to chance on your draw and wager. This really is usually a much smaller wager than regular. It has been my understanding that the loose player will usually just call a wager instead of re-raise. However, if you check to them, theyre more likely to throw in a lot more chips than your willing to pay.

Late Position – Tight Competitors

This is the greatest time to perform a semi-bluff, specifically if most of the table checks. If that’s the case you’ll probaly pick up the pot now. If a player before has bet, you’ve got to come to a decision if he has a hand or not. If not, then reraise and he will most likely go away since he was trying to steal the pot. In case you consider he does, well then it is time to calculate your odds, and come to a decision if the pot odds are worth the call.

Late Place – Loose Competitors

This one is a bit difficult, simply because it is tougher to put a loose gambler on a hand. And if your in late place against loose player, chances are they have already wager. This is had been I usually decide to take a chance and are available back over the top of them and pray they don’t call, and if they do, properly then its time to wager. Chances are although even a loose gambler will go away in case you are available back strong enough.

Remember though that these are moves I only generate following the flop comes and I have a respectable drawing hand (usually not a gutshot either). Maybe four to the flush or the open ended straight, for instance.