When playing No Limit Holdem, which is the most popular type of dewabet, you need to know when to reduce the action and when to increase it. Although there are many examples of when to reduce the action, it is much more common to increase the action.
Is the current pot worth winning? If someone makes a bet and you feel that you may be beaten, you can reduce the bet size or toss in a raise. You will find that a bet on the turn will often take down the pot right away.
If you are holding a hand that is likely to be the best before the flop, you should bet out rather than check, unless your hand improves on the flop. Those holding middle suited connectors, high pairs, or other cards that improve on the flop are not in too much of a hurry to make a decision. They can consider a bet, even though the current pot is low, because they have a good chance of hitting the flop.
When you are holding a hand on the flop, although not the best, you should bet out rather than check. If you have a half decent hand on the flop you should bet it out, this is because you are positive you will win the pot if you hit.
The next thing to take into consideration is the position of your opponents. Position is everything and you want to take advantage of it as much as you can. When you are playing late, and there are no blinds, you should be doing this. When you are in early position you may not be sure whether you have a shot at the pot or not, so you should only slow down when you have the first card.
The more people are in the pot, the better hand you need to stay in the pot with, and the worse hand you will want to stay out of. Don’t be caught in the situation of feeling obligated to call a bet because it’s what you feel you should be doing. You will be much better in the long run if you let these decisions be more of a instinct than an inner voice.
There are some instances in which you will want to slow down and play more hands. If you spin out in a streak of three or four hands what is done clockwise is that you take a little longer to get into a good position. When you play in the latter stages you don’t want to be on the weak side. If you have a good hand and someone bets big you don’t want to call a big bet, but you do want to play after a raise. When you are last to act after the flop you can look at a lot of information that will help you make a decision.
The more information you can get the better. If the flop is large you can assume a lot of low cards will have hit, and you can assume some high cards hit as well. Use this to your advantage. If you’ve been driving everyone crazy with your frequent raising and re-raising, show some weakness by checking the flop. Then, make a continuation bet when you get a chance. By doing this, you’ll get a lot of information very cheaply, unless they decide to call you. In which case, you’ll have to either chance a bet with the best hand, or give them free cards because you’ve been too confident in your hand.
The ability to understand other players is extremely important to a experienced player. If you are just starting out you don’t want to be shown too much weakness by your opponents. Show no fear in your face, and be confident in your game. If you are a beginner, you want to avoid the situations where you are clearly outdrawn, but by giving your opponents as many opportunities to read you as possible, you can make it extremely hard to read you.
Skills like bluffing and disparity are a huge part of the game. You basically need to win at the emotions. If you own up to the fact that you can scare people with a well thought out bluff, you’ll have people with you. If you can control your emotions and intimidate people without going on tilt, you are well on your way in to the bigger pots. All of these elements are concentrated into one situation in which you are trying to win at all costs.
The emotions of scared money players:
Another important guideline to follow is to try to avoid or at least limit your hay time betting when you have the best hand. This is mainly because of the fact that any time you bet you want a high percentage of people to fold. However, if you have no hand, but a very good read on your opponents, betting into them when you are sure you have a very high hand could get them to fold.