Poker Strategy

Doyle Brunson favors raising all-in against someone if he has a good draw, even though he knows he will be behind when he gets called. The cause for such behavior is to put pressure to your opponent so he would fold, this leaves you the winner of an average pot. If you get called, you still have outs!

This is a quite tricky move, but it works with seasoned poker players as they have the ability and the nerve to throw away decent hands. Attempting this against weaker players might be bad because they will call you too often so you can’t have profitability with this move. I saw one poker player at Noxwin online poker room who called all-in bets on the flop with AK without having any pairs or better. He caught an ace on the turn in one hand and in other hands he won without improving! Only because the opposition tried to force him out of the pot with a draw or something like it.

For example, bluffing in order to “advertise” yourself has no point against the weaker players because they “just don’t get it”! If you haven’t played a hand for a longer period and you push all-in pre-flop with AA and they have like JJ then they will never fold because they never notice that you haven’t played a hand for an hour or so. There is no point to throw money around trying to build a loose image with weak players at the table, it works against good players.

Just wait for the bigger hands and put your money in if you are sure that you’re the favorite. Weak players will most likely make a mistake and call your all-in when they are far behind.

Let’s say you have joined a poker room with racerback, like Noxwin racerback, and you are playing at $3/$6 no limit holdem. Weak player raises to $20 pre-flop, you have pocket kings and re-raise to $60. Everyone folds besides the weak player. You presume you have the weaker player beat as they would most definitely move all-in pre-flop with KK or AA. Here you already have earned decently with racerback.

Poker StrategyFlop comes 2-6-6 and he checks. You should probably move all-in right there or at least make a very big bet. If they are holding AK they will call a medium bet on the flop even if they should not. Go all-in and make sure they get the point. Even weak players are intelligent enough to fold AK if the flop is 2-6-6 and they have to put in everything they have at the table. If they call, then you will be a big favorite (you survive the turn and river 76% of hands). Do not ever bet little with your overpaid – even with pocket aces. It’s best to move all-in and if they are so keen on calling you, they will anyway. Whether you bet $110 or $200 on the flop.

Make sure you get racerback when you join with an online poker room as it will help you ease the pain of losing to weaker players who “suck out” on the turn or the river. That way you can easily say: “Hey, at least I’m getting Racerback and my loss isn’t that big”.