second approach is to preserve the win by betting
another $30 and continuing with $30 bets until the
player hand wins.
Or you might bet $30 on the fourth bet, and if that
wins, increase your fifth bet to $35 and add $5 onto
each additional bet.
And finally, an effective approach might be to start
all over again after three wins, with a $10 bet followed
by $30, and then a $60 bet, hoping for another sustained
streak. Since no one can foretell when a winning streak
might end, these methods all have their merits and
pitfalls. An interested player should examine all
of these betting methods to find the one that best
suits his goals and temperament.
Some players, after two wins, like to nail down their
profits, but still want to take advantage of a longer
streak, should it occur. They bet in the following
The first bet is $5, then the next bet is $15 if the
first bet wins. At that point they're ahead $20 minus
commissions of $1, for a net win of $19. This kind
of player wants to come out ahead even if the next
bet is a losing one, so he only bets $10. If that
bet wins, he increases his next bet to $30. Should
he lose the $30 bet, he'd only be out $1.50, with
the chance of winning $47.50 if he had won.
draws are much weaker than flush draws, and there
are lots of reasons to drop them. There are many levels
of nuances here, but they all boil down to assessing
your draw with the utmost pessimism:
- First of all, we're talking about outside straight
draws or better (see below).
- If the board is paired or triple-suited, check and
- If a low is already possible and you don't have
low prospects, check and fold.
- If making your straight would make a low possible
and you don't have a good low hand, check and fold.
- If the board allows a flush draw, you can check
and call with a draw to a nut straight but not to
lower straights. - If none of these hazards are present,
you can bet for value with a draw to an ace-high straight.
- Drawing to the low end of a straight is a losing
proposition. If making it would put four straight
cards on the board, folding is an easy choice.