Betting management is a crucial part of the game, especially in the game of No Limit Texas Hold’em New players think that betting is the easier part of the game and think that there is simply betting with strong hands or bluffing with bad ones. Good players realise that there is a strategy behind every bet that you place. Let’s have a quick look at some of the reasons you bet and how some basic strategies can help your game.
Protection betting: This method of betting will put pressure on those players in the pot that are behind you especially if they are on a draw. You don’t want to necessarily push them out of the pot but at the very least you want them to pay over the pot odds to chase their flush or straight.
Value betting: Value betting is the art of making as much money out of a pot as you can. This type of bet works best when you know you are in front. You want to build the pot and win as many chips as you can. The secret here is to make the bet amount just right in order to make your opponent pay the most they are willing without scaring them off and making them fold.