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My Strategy Tips
I believe in poker the way I believe in the American Dream. Poker is good for you. It enriches the soul, sharpens the intellect, heals the spirit, and – when played well, nourishes the wallet. ~Lou Krieger

If you want to gain a wider experience in the poker game you should know all its variants. Rocket Stud provide valuable information about stud poker.

After the evaluation of your hand and your opponent’s hand, you need to count your own outs and in case your winning chances are less than 50 % you should not continue the attack. In case your winning chances are more than 50 %, you should re –raise. Take into consideration that the cards which give us over pair should not be mechanically counted as outs. For example: In case you have an Ace of spades and a King of spades, during the pre –flop you raise and get one call; the flop is 2 of clubs, 7 of spades and Jack of diamonds, your opponent plays check, you place a bet and get a call; the turn is 10 of spades and your opponent places a bet. It seems the situation is quite simple – you have 9 cards to a flush, 3 to a straight and 6 overs i.e. you have total 18 outs. But never forget the hand of your opponent – this means that the overs are not to be considered as absolute outs and in case a King or an Ace is revealed, your winning chances are less than 50 %, let’s say they are about 33 %. Then the number of your outs should be calculated as follows:

Σ (outs) = 9 (flush) + 3 (straight) + 0, 33×6 (overs) = 14

In other words, your real winning chances are 9 % less than they seem to be at first (4 outs are approximately 9 %, 1 out is about 2 %).

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