In poker it is important to stick to protect your hand. The best defense is a good offense. The attack is essential in poker to avoid loss of money or chips in one move.
Let us see to what extent it is important to know how to attack.
Suppose you play preflop with a certain hand, for example, an ace of spades and a king of diamonds.
Increases 4 times the blind to eliminate the maximum opponents in preflop. If all goes as expected, most of the players at the table will withdraw, leaving the game in the button and the big blind.
The flop brings a king of flowers – 7 of Hearts – 2 of clubs.
Go to the flop with a pair accompanied by Kicker Max (the Kicker is the card that accompanies the strongest card of the combination formed). At the beginning you will have no problem, because your opponents will find it difficult to follow your raise with cards as a 7 or 2, and you can play with two pair on this flop (unless the player has not lost head, it is inconceivable for someone to do a raise to 4 times the blind in a preflop from 7-2).
So far everything is running smoothly … Unless the flop comes two flowers. If one of your opponents has two flowers, he may be trying to get on the turn (next card) to complete its color and pocket all the chips. In such a situation, you have to attack to protect your hand from potential adversaries, minimizing their financial capacity, making it more fragile in front of the pot.
Take the case of an actual pot on the flop to $ 100.
If you make a bet light, say 30% of the pot ($ 30), offer a wide range of movement to your opponents.
If you bet too strong in the order of 120% of the pot ($ 129), is likely to give the impression of being bluffing to try to win the move, although it held the opponent’s weakness. In response, the opponent will try in every way this move, drawing your stake and, in turn, trying to guess your color. This is what happens most often.
In this type of moves, it is best to settle, or to bet 70% of the pot ($ 70). This will reduce the financial capacity of your opponents (leaving everything to see that’re hiding something), most of which, in turn, will retire after showing straight, a flush or a hand even weaker.