11 Brilliant Ways To Improve Your Value Betting


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Last Updated: June 10, 2022

In poker, if you choose to bet, you’re usually either doing so for value (to try to get called by worse hands) or as a bluff (to try to make a better hand fold).

In his book,No Limit Hold’em for Advanced Players, Matthew Janda takes it a step further and says instead of either polarising bets into “value” or “bluff” categories, he says that players should bet for two reasons:

  • To make the pot bigger in case we win.
  • To deny equity our opponent(s) the ability to realise their equity.

In any case, both definitions would satisfy the more commonly accepted “value bet” – where you think you’re betting with the best hand.

In this article, we’re going to delve a bit deeper and explore situations for when we should value bet, as opposed to taking alternative lines of betting, such as checking back for pot control.

To find out more about betting for value and how to recognize the best spots to get some extra chips from your opponents, be sure to visit the 888poker Magazine to read the full article.

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