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Sixth Street Play

The reason to play your hand is the best way is that if you did bet your hand on sixth poker street , you first of all cannot bet down the river when he checks because he might be checking a big hand and will possibly not call you if he hasn't improved. Second, by playing your hand this way he will almost surely call when you bet down the river since he has it in his mind that you are only drawing to a nine and now shall pay you off with a ten hoping you missed.

If you wind up with a nine and he wind up with a ten you have made just as much money by playing it this way as by betting it on sixth street. Conversely, he winds up with a good hand. By playing in this manner you have saved two bets or at least one bet, you will have the sixth street bet and will not call him on the end when he does bet. The reason you can throw away your hand on the end if you have checked on sixth street is because the tough player would never think of betting a ten on the end as he thinks it is the best hand and he thinks he can check it. Therefore by checking on sixth street and betting down the river if checks to you again on seventh street you make just as much as if he doesn't improve and you save one or possibly two bets if he does. Few variations have been made which the reader should take into account for himself. The main point is that your check on sixth street has fooled your rival into thinking that he has the best poker hand and will keep him trying to steal it on the end as he doesn't he has to.

When you do actually have the best hand on the board on sixth street you should give some considerations to playing your hand differently than what would seems like to be obvious when you are up against a strong rival. When you are up against a weak rival you should play rather straightforwardly. So if you have an eight and he has a nine made you should merely bet.

There are chances to bluff on sixth street that should be utilized. One situation can arise where you catch a baby on sixth street that has paired you and he catches a bad one. You should bet if the hand has been played in such a manner that your rival may have paired earlier. It is important to bet in the expectation that he has paired even though your best poker hand is not as good and even though he will call if he hasn't paired.

For example, if your rival has started with a 6 followed by a 4 followed by a 9 and a king and you started with a 3, caught a 10 and then an 8 and then a 2, you should bet on sixth street even if the 2 has paired you. In this case you have a 10 made and are drawing to an eight low. He possibly has a nine made drawing to a good low. The reason why should bet is because of the possibility that the 4 that he caught on fourth street paired him. The reason why is this a possibility is that when you caught a 10 on fourth street he would have bet even if the even if the 4 did pair him and then would have continued to bet on fifth street. If that 4 did pair him, he will be drawing to a nine and facing a three-card eight which he thinks he could easily have him drawing dead, he will fold. The point to this play, once again is that there is a possibility that he paired 4s on fourth street . It is truly not correct to bet

Into a three-card nine showing when you have a pair if it is certain that he has a nine low and you are only drawing to an eight. The reason why this semi-bluff can be profitable is because of the probability that he has paired. If he actually has paired then he is incorrectly folding a four-card nine against your ten-eight made, therefore you gain through the Fundamental Theorem of Poker.

The other play which can be used on sixth street is the play of raising on sixth street with the intention of checking down the river if you don't improve. This play is only worth it if you have scare cards showing. For example if the rival is low with

 

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And have a seven-six-five low you should raise on sixth street if he bets. Down the river, when he checks, as several players will fairly do, you should check yourself unless you have made a six low. The reason why this play is better than just calling is because you do a well if he has a good seven and you don't improve. In that case you lose two bets on sixth and seventh street because if you just call him on sixth street he will bet again on seventh poker street and you are forced to call. You can also do well if he has an eight low and you don't improve. In one case you win two bets on sixth street and no bets on seventh street . In the second case he will bet on sixth and then check on seventh possibly to call you when you bet. You also do just as well if he has a good seven and you make a six. In the former case you win two bets on sixth and one on seventh and in the latter case he bets on seventh and you raise him.

In the particular case, where he has a nine or an eight and you finish making a six low you may gain one bet because when you raise him on sixth street and bet on the end you make three bets but if you just call on sixth street and he has a nine or an eight he will check and you will make one more bet.

This is another one of those situations which come up in razz and stud games where a certain play is better because it will either win as much or more than the alternative play. It is also possible that it will either win as much or lose less than the alternative play should be specific set of events occur. It is true about these plays that we assume we are up against a particular kind of player who will check if you play it one way and will bet if you play it another way and will always call and so on. Against very fancy and tough player we shall alter this particular kind of poker strategy thinking.

Here we have given few kinds of plays that can be made on sixth street .

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