We all know how a flop can affect your hand and can simultaneously improve the hand of your opponent. You will certainly need to decide how to progress once you have evaluated where you stand post-flop. However, you might want to consider a few basics of post flop play when playing online poker cash game in India.
When playing the turn and river
Turn and river give you the benefits of many strategies based on your poker experience. If you notice someone not playing deep into hands and looks as uncomfortable, then that indeed serves a splendid opportunity to make a raise or bet, as putting extra pressure on them could force a mistake. It also becomes imperative here to make a large enough bet if you think you are winning.
When you flop a draw
You have an awesome opportunity to make a monster hand if you flop a double-sided straight draw or a flush draw. You should fold when you can no longer make your hand, bet heavily as soon as you make your hand or in the best language to see the turn and river in the cheapest amount possible. If you have a position on the bettor, then it serves you a brilliant prospect to raise on the flop and won’t cost you much to see the river.
Get rid of small pairs when they miss the flop
The odds of making trips on the flop are almost 8 to 1 and let’s say if you don’t get that opportunity then odds of making it on the fourth cards are 22 to 1. You should improve to three of a kind when you have a small pair and if you don’t improve, then your hand has pint-sized value and will easily be mucked.
Better you realize it earlier than you regret later!! There is certainly no harm in folding to the same competitor several times at least when he/she has pushed you off two or three hands. You should recognize the time when you should get out and condense your losses.
No to aggression
It is often believed that most post flop players are aggressive and being aggressive give you an edge over others, but it must be toned down by the hands you have, the nature of the table and your position.
It is said that position is crucial before the flop rather than in post flop, but a modification should be made for the position as the later you act, then most of everything will slacken off.
Bet most of your draws
You should always call or better say bet when you have a flush draw i.e you have two suited cards and two more of your suit flop. This betting will give you an opportunity to win the pot in two ways, first, the flush card might come and you win anyway (touch wood!) or second everyone folds immediately.