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Betting on the Basis of What Your Opponent Thinks

In deciding whether to bet, it is equally important to think about what your opponent thinks you have. If you know your opponent suspects you have a strong hand, you would tend to bluff more with a weak hand because the chances are good your opponent will fold. However, you should not bet a fair hand for value in this situation. Your opponent's fear of your strong hand will probably make him fold all the hands he might have except those which have you beat.

Conversely, if you know your opponent suspects you are weak, you should not try to bluff because you'll get caught, but you should bet your fair hands for value because he'll pay you off.

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