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Old 03-05-06, 08:36 AM
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at poker tables i m unable to see the river as one or the other is going all in and i m forced to fold...when river comes it many times comes in favour of me and i have to regret for not playing,,,pl advise me how to deal with it
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It's kinda hard to give advice without knowing much more about the details of the hand. But in general, if you have odds to call the all-in bet, you should, especially if you have pegged your opponent as someone who abuses the all-in.
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theres nothing you can do if u think your beat. If your on a draw and the price is right you call but if you think your oppenent has you you have to get out. Its that simple.
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If you need to put all your chips in and then hit on the river to win, there may be a consideration beyond pot odds, namely the subjective value you put on your tournament life. For instance, do you really want to risk your life as say a 4:1 dog because the pot odds are say 5:1 or 6:1? Or even 10:1?

The math says you should because you'll be EV+ over the long run. However, the math doesn't take situational variables into account. For example, what if there probably isn't a long term; i.e. you're in a situation you probably won't be in again? Let's say you're heads up in the WSOP main event, and you're behind but not desperately short-stacked. The pot odds are 6:1, and if you win the hand, you'll have a strong chip lead. However, the hand odds are 4:1, which means you'll come second 80% of the time if you call.
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Why would you hate the river? I hate the card that comes on the river sometimes, but other times I also get that BS river card to help me out. Anyone who says they hate the river needs to rethink it. It's a part of the game and without it we wouldn't be playing poker.
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