Post-Flop Strategy in Online Poker (Part 1)

Time to get to the heart of online poker strategies: Post-Flop. Same as we did with the pre-flop strategy, we will look into the objectives of post-flop play and then work on how to achieve these.

What you should be doing in Post-Flop play? For starters you need to focus on the situations where the real money is being made.

Play big pots with big hands

This can be applied to playing small pots with a small hand as well. Get the value out of weak players by playing your good hands and fold in situations where you can only win a small pot or lose a big one.

Recognising weak players in online poker

These should be your ultimate target and where you will be earning the most money especially if you’re just starting out. Weak players will pay you off with weak hands so you need to recognise these players which will in turn be your most profitable bet.

To recognise them you need to revisit hands you’ve played against your opponents so you have access to information about them. If you watch showdown you will be able to see what kind of hands your opponents play from which position. From there you will be able to estimate the range of future hands for your opponent. This type of players also is likely unaware of his positional disadvantage.

Spotting a decent opponent in online poker

Anyone who doesn’t play weak hands can be considered a decent player. It doesn’t mean that they’re great players but they’re probably more aware of what good and bad hands are. You have to play your best strategy and only get involved in big posts when you have a big hand. If this isn’t possible then you have to play more straightforward or focus on the weak players.

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