How To Play Straight Draws

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How To Play Straight Draws

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Most poker players know that they have to be aware of the odds of the game when it comes to draws. You have surely had opponents that many times exaggerate the way they are playing their draw hands. If you consider yourself to be like that, then you need to study or analyze more draws.

There a two kinds of straight.

First there is the inside straight or otherwise called the gunshot draw. This is a straight that has cards in it starting a little over the beginning of the suite and ending a little earlier. And then there is the open-ended straight draw. As the name says, this draw either starts at the beginning of a suite, or ends at the end of a suite. Both of them are dangerous and knowing the odds will help you know how to play them.

The gunshot draw is often played wrongly. So many players run after a gunshot draw right after the flop because they think the odds are in their favour, but they should know that the odds to get this draw are about 5-1 against them. Some poker players fold if they miss the turn, they fold knowing the chances just lowered themselves to about 11-1 against them. However, If one would take a moment to think it through from the beginning, one would realize then that the overall odds were already about 11-1 against them even before they saw they turn, so there was no point in betting on the flop. But they do it all the time, thinking they are doing the absolute right thing. And they sometimes win and this makes them think they were right to have chased it.

These are the poker players you should want to play against, because you would stand a big winning chance. But, if somehow the odds are bigger than 11-1 in the beginning, then just ignore this advice and go for it because you might just make it and win a lot.

If however the odds tell you to stop, then stop. Set a limit to this draws that make you only lose money online. Unless you have good reasons, stop chasing them. Some good reasons would be: knowing the cards of the opponent which is impossible, having bigger cards than all the cards in the flop, having a pair that is bigger that all the cards in the flop.

These hands are very dangerous most of the times. The best thing to do is to throw them and have no regrets while doing this.

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