Putting Down a Monster Hand in Hold em

by Gaige on October 15th, 2010

It might come as a surprise that laying down major hands in texas hold em is the single most difficult issue to do.

Can you lay down a full house, even should you feel your conquer? Ego and denial are working in opposition to you here.

Your up against a gambler who hasn’t entered a pot for 40 mins. Yes, your up versus a stone cold rock. You’ve got the boat. You’re all set, right?

Well, let us look. You’re dealt pocket 10’s and the flop comes Queen-10-four. Immediately after the ritualistic preflop button raise there is 2 of you that remain. You’ve got flopped a set and you are feeling strong. You’ve got him!

You pop out a bet five occasions the Major Blind. The rock calls you. Fantastic! It’s about time you obtain paid off. Around the turn the board pairs fours. You have the house. He’s toast. Stick a fork in him.

You place him on Q’s and 4s ace kicker. Don’t scare him off. There may be still a different bet to go following this. Do not blow it!

You hurl one more bet 5 times the big blind and once again you obtain the call. River doesn’t help you but eureka, it is the 3rd club. Maybe he was on a draw all along. That’s why he is just been calling. Yeah, that’s it!

He is received the flush so he’s not heading anywhere. This is your moment. You bang out a bet twenty-five instances the massive blind and he is all-in prior to you are able to even receive your bet into the pot.

It just hit you, did not it? You recognize now that it’s probable your beat. You begin to peel back the layers of denial. It starts with I can’t be beat. You adjust to, is it doable I am whip? You migrate to I’m possibly beat. Finally you land on the truth, your conquer!

Which is OK. Everybody makes mistakes, You’re a solid gambler and know when to reduce your losses. Yes?

Enter ego, the trouble creator and destroyer of money. "You have a full house for crying out loud. Who throws aside boats? Nobody that is who! It is definitely not going to begin with you." You push all of your chips in the middle despite the fact that you realize he is heading to show you pocket Queens.

Why did you do that? You know your up towards a rock. Rocks don’t call huge wagers on a draw alone. Initial you place him on top pair , top kicker. Then you were convinced he had the clubs. Then he went all in following your huge wager. You walk into the fire.

Why indeed. Admit it. It’s far far more preferable to lose all of the money than to endure the embarassment of tossing aside an enormous hand that might have wound up the winner. That ego factor again.

It’s incredibly tough to throw away the monsters, even when you’re quite positive you’re beat. Even the pros struggle here.

Daniel Negreanu and Gus recently faced off in the Tv show, "High Stakes Poker." To quote Gus, " it was a sick hand, " and Gus won it.

Daniel’s acquired pocket six’s and Gus Hanson pocket five’s. The flop was nine-6-5 and the board paired five’s on the turn, giving Gus quads and Daniel Negreanu the boat.

Daniel made an enormous bet after the river and Gus Hanson went all in. Daniel was surprised and I am fairly sure he understood he was beat. He even verbally declared what could whip him but opted to call regardless.

Numerous folks claimed that if it had been anyone except Gus, Daniel Negreanu may well have been able to get off the hand. I’m not sure he could have layed down those cards versus anybody. We will not know unless it arises once more versus a different player.

These conditions occur extra generally than you may well think. Who you compete against is an enormous factor in making your decisions on bets, and whether or not to stick around. Don’t just consider in terms of what should take place or what you would like to see.

No clear cut answers here. You’ll have to rely on your instinct. Be alert and be mindful of what can conquer you each step of the way. Can you muster the daring to throw aside a big hand?

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