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DELAYING ONE ROUND TO DRIVE OPPONENTS OUT

In structured games the size of the bet doubles on the third round of betting - for example, from \$5 to \$10 in a \$5-\$10 games and from \$10 to \$20 in a \$10-\$20 games. In these games you may want to wait until the bet doubles in size before putting in a raise - not as a slow play but as a better way of driving people out. If in \$10-\$20, for example, you raise a \$10 bet to \$20 on the second round, some players behind you may be willing to call, but if you wait until the next round to raise a \$20 bet to \$40, these players will not be so willing to pay the price. The greater likelihood of diving opponents out with a big raise on the third round of betting offsets the cheap \$10 card you allowed them on the previous round.

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