5 Ways to Know When to Fold

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Knowing When To Fold In Poker Is All About Understanding The Expected Value (EV). If, In The Long Run, A Call Or A Raise Costs You More Money Than Folded, Then The Best Way To Play Is To Know It. When To Fold


5 Ways to Know When to Fold

1. Your Preflop Hand Is Worth Nothing.

This May Seem Simple To More Experienced Poker Players. However, I Feel It’s Worth Including In This Section. Because There Are Still Many Players Playing With Unprofitable Junk Hands.

The UFABET Rule Of Thumb Is That If You’re Not In Late Position, You’re Better Off Sticking To A Tight Opening Range, I.E. Focusing On High Card Or Suited End Play Will Greatly Improve Your Post-Flop Play.

2. The Price You Have To Pay To Draw

The Problem Is Not That Players Do Not Know The Draw Odds, But That They Are Overly Optimistic When It Comes To Implied Odds.

So You May Want To Study Reverse Implied Odds As Well, Which Means When You Try To Call To Hit Outs Something. But When You Can It Also Allows Your Opponent To Develop A Better Hand As Well, Maybe Even Better Than You.

3. You Have A Tight Image.

This Is A Little Next Step. But Imagine You Sit Down At A Table And Play With Your Junk Hand For A Few Hours Until You Turn Into A Rock. And Let’s Say You’re Playing Against A Tight Player When You Launch The Game And Get Checked-Raised By An Opponent You Don’t Know About Their Play History. But This Time He Didn’t Play A Tight Game With You. A Loose-Aggressive Player Who Tends To Fold Against A 40% C-Bet And A 20% Check-Raise. Do You Think It’s A Good Idea To Play Tighter With The C-Bet Range And Fold Against Non-Made Hands? The Answer Is No. Yes

Remember, What Other Players Know About You Is This Is The Only Hand That You’re Open-Raised, So You Know Your Opponent Will Adapt To Your Tightness And May Play Very Differently From What He’s Used To. On The Other Hand, He’s Still Loose. So You Shouldn’t Fold As Much As Your Normal Range Play And Don’t Throw In Top Pair. It’s Best To Bluff-Catch With Your Strongest Hands Such As Sets, Overpairs, Top Pair Top Kicker, And High Implied Odds. Your Hands, But You Should Fold In Case Of Weak Top Pairs, Although This May Be A Bit Frustrating To Play With. But This Is The Right Play Against Your Image.

4. You Have A Strong Hand, But Unfortunately, It’s Not Good For Raises.

Often, Players Find Themselves With A Strong Hand, But It Turns Out That It’s Not As Good As It Seems. For Example, You Have A Strong Hand But It’s Not The Nuts And Your Opponent Is A Tight Player And Reraises You. However, If You Look At The Perceived Range Of Competitors, Things Get Easier.

A Raise On A Turn Always Means Nuts And A Raise On A River Always Means Nuts. This Is What I’ve Heard From And It’s Often True. So Understanding A Good “Second” Hand Relies On Range And Relative Hand Strengths, And As Kenny Rogers Puts It, “You Have To Know When To Hold. And When To Back Down?” Still, I Understand That When You Realize On The River That You’ve Done Nothing At All. It Was Difficult To Step Back Or Find A Point Of Withdrawal.

5. If You Have Already Told (Tells) Your Opponent

This Is The Least Convincing Thing To Do. But I Believe That At Least It Helps To Give You Some Framework To Make A Decision.

In Live Games, You Can Observe The Tells From Your Opponent In Many Ways. But To Play Online Is A Bit Difficult. But It’s Not Like There’s No Way To Notice It. From The Experience I Have We Can Judge By Some Actions. For Example, If You See Someone Pretending For A While Before Reraising, You Can Guess They’re Faking It To Cover Their Nuts.

In Short, It Can Be Difficult To Determine When It’s Best To Fold. But At Least When You Have Your Own Rules. You Won’t Make Mistakes Or Make Fewer Mistakes. The Important Thing To Remember Is That Part Of The Art Of Being An Expert Poker Player Is Setting Yourself Up For Honest Decisions. And At The Same Time Create A Difficult Spot For Your Competitors.

The Easier It Is For You To Decide. The More Likely You Are To Make Good Decisions. And All Of This Can Begin With Planning Ahead.