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Return to Thailand after a month of freshness on the old continent again friends, family and rediscover the flavors of good baguette, good cheese and good wine! It is 3:00 in the morning and time shift, I do not sleep. So I thought it was time to find my keyboard and rewrite some crap here. I will not tell you...
Advanced Texas Holdem – Why Check-Raising Is For Losers
It’s a confusing advanced Texas Holdem strategy to implement. Read this article now to find out why check raising is for losers, unless your a WPT champion.
I know that advanced Texas holdem poker professionals, WPT champions and the mysterious ‘Texas Poker Gods’ all tell you to check raise, check and raise, check first and raise later. However, for the most part I advised against this strategy. If you have followed my blog or articles for sometime you’ll know this. The bottom line is this:
- When you check, you can only win by one way. That is to have better cards then the other players..
- When you raise, there are two ways you can win. That is to have better cards then the other players.. and the players can fold.
I would much prefer two ways rather than one.
Check raising is for losers. It doesn’t work most of the time. It’s a weak, wimpy play. It’s bred from the poverty mindset of ‘I have to save my chips. My precious chips!’. « I can see the flop for free and raise if I hit! ». Or the...