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How to Play Strong Draws
IntroductionIn this article
- The basics when playing a drawing hand
- Shifts in equity and semi-bluffs
- Differences between being in and out of position
This article will teach you the best way to play strong draws. A strong draw is defined as a hand with more than 8 outs (for a strong hand) and no showdown value.
We will look at playing with strong draws from a mathematical standpoint. This isn't always easy; you will almost never be getting the right pot odds to call with a draw. The implied odds, however, are usually much higher than the pot odds you would need to call.
The fact that you can vary the size of your wager also allows semi-bluffing to be very effective. You can often generate enough fold equity to make semi-bluffs a very profitable part of your game.
The next section will give you a systematic walk-through in playing with strong draws and provide examples of how to play in concrete situations.
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