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Analysis Best Craps
 

It 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

The 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 $25.

Next come bet: 6 $45 win on point bet of 6
$25 come bet and $25 odds

At 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.

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The Art and Science of Bluffing
 
Naturally, 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 at all.

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 in hands).
 
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