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Tag: value betting

Rivering a Straight on a Scary Board -- Check or Bet?

To value bet or not to value bet? That is the question Jonathan Little faces in this hand.

Maximizing Expectation When Betting For Value

Steve Selbrede continues his "Donkey Poker" series with an examination of value betting.

Cooke's Corner: A Little Variety in Your Bet Sizing

Learn to read opponents' tendencies and start varying bet sizes to extract maximum EV.

Jonathan Little Splashes Around From the Button

The poker pro and author thinks he could have played this hand differently -- and better.

Jonathan Little Decides to Slow Play a Set in a Three-Bet Pot

Flopping a set is always nice, but the challenge comes to try to extract value thereafter.

Cooke's Corner: Elastic and Inelastic Bet Sizing

Recognize when your bet size will affect your opponent's response, and when it won't.

Betting for Value and Protection with Middle Pair in a Multi-Way Pot

Jonathan Little analyzes an early level tournament hand involving a somewhat unusual line.

Bet Sizing and Value Betting After Flopping a Full House

Jonathan Little analyzes an interesting tournament hand with a twist ending.

Bet or Check After Top Pair Becomes Full House?

An exercise in range-reading in this hand analysis from Jonathan Little.

Deciding Whether to Hero Call When an Opponent is Polarized

He was either super strong or had air. Danny Tang talks through a hand with James Chen.

Flopping a Small Set Out of Position in a Multi-Way Pot

Aditya Agarwal discusses challenges associated with set mining with a small pocket pair.

Playing a Straight on a Three-Flush, Paired Board

Jonathan Little breaks down a hand in which he flops a straight but may not be best.

Take Full Advantage of Reverse Implied Odds

Learn how to get value those times when your opponent sticks around with second-best.

Hand Review: A Disguised Straight on the Turn

A tournament hand illustrates how a loose-aggressive style can get big hands paid off.

More Value: Overbetting with Matt Berkey and Andrew Brokos

Poker pros Matt Berkey and Andrew Brokos discuss overbetting for value and when bluffing.

Five Adjustments to Make When You're Playing Limit Hold'em

In limit games, you must consistently press your advantages at every opportunity.

Rivering a Straight Flush in a Multi-Way Pot

Jonathan Little backs into a monster and has to decide how to extract maximum value.

Excerpts from Zachary Elwood's 'Exploiting Poker Tells'

Two hand examples from the author's forthcoming third book on live tells in poker.

Rethinking the River Check-Raise

When playing the lower limits or "micros," think twice about fancy river plays for value.

Getting Value: Poker Strategy with Matt Berkey and Andrew Brokos

Two top poker minds analyze NL cash game hands highlighting the theme of value betting.