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Poker Coaching — When to go All-in in no limit holdem poker





Poker education — “When to go all in” — Discover the time when going all in is actually favored about a scaled-down pot sized guess. From the TestYourPoker.com poker education collection.

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34 comments

  1. I've been playing for about 6 month and understand exactly what you're talking about. I have really had to work to stop doing the stupid crap of calling big bets I know probably have me beat because I think they're bluffing. That is the #1 thing I am currently working on to move my game to the profitable side. I'm getting better, but I can even talk to myself about it, reinforce the need to wait, analyze and fold. And I'll be damned, 10 minutes later I'm doing it again. Absolutely maddening. Got any good solutions to stop that? Anyone?

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  2. Always fold aces pre.

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  3. Pocket aces go all in pre flop is a good play. Your opponent will often think you are bluffing.

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  4. A pot sized bet would have cost me almost 70 bucks. Thanks for the advice

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  5. This was very helpful. I rarely go all-in, but this is a perfect example of when you should.

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  6. Very helpful video thx

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  7. horrible example!

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  8. Not that much of an art to stack somebody with set over set though…

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  9. I'm pretty sure the correct move is to check the river for various reasons.
    1. If you check he might think you missed your draw and bet his trip 8s.
    2. If you check you give him the opportunity to bluff his missed draw after all he wants that big pot.
    3. Even if he had second pair since he's a "bad player" he'll bet the river to try and bluff you off top pair by representing 2 pair or a set, either way you have him crushed.
    BUT if you shove him he'll simply fold when he's missed his draw and might even fold his bottom pair (88). DO the math.

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  10. this is basic stuff

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  11. you should have also mention that since he has a set of 8ts, he is a bad player and all the draws miss, going all in is correct because he might think we're bluffing with the missed draw and it's even more probably he will call… excelent video, you're totally right

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  12. you rather win $100 twice or $10 8 times?… sure there's more variance in the play but its more profitable in the long run 

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  13. Lame – he's not a bad player, set over set is a cooler. No way any villain folds there. A small bet or check on the river would have induced a bluff from any busted draw. Anything other than a set is going to fold to an all-in. Small bet is the play – get him to raise busted hands and call with mediocre ones. All-in only has value against another set, and that's only going to happen 1% of the time. And bad players will most certainly bluff the river here 100% if you give up the lead.

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  15. I don't disagree with what this guy is saying but a different example should have been used. When is the money not getting all in when both players hit sets on a board like this. Can anyone really say they would fold their bottom set here to a river shove …when playing low limit?

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  16. Sounds abitt like chael sonnen

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  17. too right i do think that is one of the best ive seen cant look away

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  18. try and slow play what is the nuts on the flop. just do it. see how far you get. if you wanna see a miracle happen for your opponent or to prove to someone who believes the online poker deal is totally random. just do it at a micro/ low stakes game so you're not losing much. watch how the foe catches runner runner on turn and river, it's a fun experiment.

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  19. This strategy works when you are playing bad players, With good players its much better to set traps and small play pending how dangerous the board is. More often then not good players will fold instantly when you could have value bet, and will begin to play much more aggressive against you.

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  20. 'because you watched Eric Boneta vs Johnny Chan we recommend you watch "when to go all in nolimit holdem"'

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  21. I hate pocket AA

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  22. i had an affair with 'calling cassie'.

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  23. this works especially well on someone who is having a good run. his confidence level is through the roof and he feels invincible. he has been bullying the table and your shove will look like you are just fed up with his aggression and are trying to get him off his hand with whatever holdings you have.i used this today on bodog. i had the nut flush draw on the flop and foe was betting small out of position, and giving me odds. i floated and hit the spade i needed on the river.betting fast helps.

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  24. Often a bad player there will call and think hero can only have a pair Q like AQ and doesnt wanna believe hero has a set, all in there will make it look like a steal or like hero is pot comitted with top pair top kicker. This works esp. with deep stack (>200bb).

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  25. 3rd he will never lay down a middle set there and will call a check raise down, be he good or bad player, and chances that he call the check raise is higher than he call a pure push out of pot odds there. Unless he is an extreme rock fish, who never bets actively, a check raise is more proper here i think.
    All in over bet is more suitable in this situation: hero 9T, villain KK, flop Q99, villain bet, hero calls, turn 2, villain c-bet, hero goes all in .

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  26. think we should check raise all in in that situation. 1st, if villain bust with flush draw, a check induce his bluff bet on river (and will fold with busted draw when we go all in), 2nd, he will check behind with middle pair and fold 99% to an all in with middle pair but will often value bet there with top pair and decent kicker and often call a check raise behind there too,

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  27. Wait until you see me PokeHer Face =P

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  28. Wow this is an awesome video man. When it first started, I was thinking "yea whatever buddy" but man well done, this is great. Also, as I'm playing this, I'm playing on full tilt 5cent/10cent blinds…. anyways, Im not really paying attention, just kinda playing killing time. I get 33 on the button, I flat call.. big blind, checks, flop comes 3JJ. he checks, I bet pot. he raises to $1, I call. Turn comes A, he bets $1, i go all in, he turns over J4, i win. I would have tried a small bet usually!

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  29. well, that's my bad then. I guess I should have clicked the other option ? The option I clicked was, "Give me my score and report." It then asked for my email then wanted money. Can I still get my score without having to take the test over ?

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  30. Yo, you're free Poker IQ Test was lame.. I'm sick of these stupid tests where at the end you want money to get the resultes. LAME LIARS !!!!

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  31. Plus, that play does not help you balance your range. Unless you over-bet the pot with a shove on busted draws/2nd pair regularly, that is….

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  32. Agree with Tom. 95% or more of the known universe is going broke there.

    Personally, generally speaking, I'da bet more on the flop & turn, creating a bigger pot for the river, then value-betting 75%-100% of the pot or so. Then you get yer A9/A8 donks to call, but not laying down to the shove.

    I think yer concept is good, but that example is horrendous.

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  33. fake the signs of weakness to try to force a bet, and then shuv it in.

    this has worked great with me and my homegame groupe.

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  34. great tip. although it does rely greatly on the profile of your opponents. its always good to know how your opponents play. in the situation you gave, you provided a typical "small ball" poker player, a play who likes to call a lot of keep his marginal pots low, but will just call and not raise.

    if we change the players at the table, to a lose agressive player, or a gambler, then maybe the best play is a small bet or maybe a value bet to try to antagonize a huge bluff. ~continued~

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