Bet with a purpose

Updated: April 4, 2006, 3:14 PM ET
By Andrew Feldman | ESPN Poker Club

Editor's note: This tip focuses only on postflop betting. Remember, you can always check, but this tip focuses on betting. Thank you to Phil Gordon and those that e-mailed in to help me clarify the betting to get a player off the draw.

Tip: Bet the right amount. Bet with a purpose.

Thoughts during the hand: Am I trying to build the pot? Am I trying to avoid a call from a player on a draw? Am I trying to steal the pot with a bluff?

Explanation: Understanding why and how ...

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