took three come rolls to establish two come bets,
since the 11 was an immediate winner for the come
bettor. With three numbers working for him, the point
and two come numbers, the player stops betting.
Next come roll: 2 No decision on his bets
Next come roll: 5 $45 win on the come bet of 5
5 is now taken down by the dealer and returned to
the player along with his profits, so that now only
one come bet is working. Therefore the player makes
another come bet, this time betting five units, or
Next come bet: 6 $45 win on point bet of 6
$25 come bet and $25 odds
this point, let's review the situation. The player
has already won $90-$45 on the come bet of 5 and $45
on the point bet of 6. There are two come bets working,
with $IS and $15 odds on the 4 and $25 and $25 odds
on the 6.
Since the point was made, there's a new come-out roll.
The player will now wager five units or $25 on the
pass line, having won his previous pass-line bet.
if you find that your reputation is so conservative
that when you bet, players fold faster than Superman
on laundry day (think about it), you can take advantage
of that reputation by betting when you don't have
a good hand: bluffing. You will probably be allowed
to get away with this for a while, but sooner or later,
someone will suspect that perhaps you have altered
your style, and call you. You'll lose that pot, but
now if you catch good cards, people will pay you off.
Indeed, you may have heard players say, "You
have to advertise to get called on your good hands.
Expect to lose on your bluffs so you can make money
the rest of the time." This is one of the most
widely misunderstood concepts in poker and has cost
more players more money than almost any other "conventional
poker wisdom," because actually it is not wise
The reality is that in the course of making bluffs
that you hope will succeed (win the pot), you will
get caught/called often enough to do all the "advertising"
you need. People will remember these unsuccessful
bluffs, and because they are looking for excuses to
play, and hate the idea of getting bluffed out of
a pot, will later call you when you actually have
a real hand. This means you certainly don't need to
make bluffs you know will fail.
Bluffing because you "have a hunch you might
get away with it" is not a good reason for bluffing.
You should have a plan, just as you do for playing
any hand. The plan might be that your intended victim
has been playing very tight or scared poker; it might
stem from a scary board that creates the impression
you have a strong hand, or rely on the fact that you
haven't played a hand for 45 minutes and therefore
currently have a tight image (don't rely on this last
one too much, because you'd be amazed how little attention
other people pay to you when you're not actively involved