The plus-sign is a bet where the outcome of the next card, however, is factored in favor of the other players. For example, plus-two means you are betting that the next card will be either higher or lower than the two before; plus-three means you are betting that the next card will be three-four or higher; plus-five means you are betting that the next card will be five-six or higher; plus-seven means you are betting that the next card will be seven-eight or higher; plus-ninety means you are betting that the next card will be ninety-nine or higher.
Although the minus-sign is generic, it is always advices to use the plus-sign instead of the minus-sign when writing checks, because this signifies moreirms the bet you are making.
Let us try to understand the plus-sign, using an example. The game is $5 places and the minimum bet is $1. The table is crowded with 8 people. Lets say you have $4 and everyone puts up their $1. You next places down $2. Everyone calls this is the minimum bet. You now have $4. Let us bet for an $8 bet and have a little fun. Say the next card is three-four. Everyone folds and you take the pot! Definitely, it was a wise decision to bet $2, because if you checks to your opponent, he is more likely to fold than not, unless your opponent has a monster.
But what if you don’t bet, what if you just call? Suddenly, you become a blind defender, a bother free grinder, but a very dangerous opponent to play against… a tactic to slyly Nights of Cash.
Other players will now be thinking your hand is stronger, weaker, a value bettor. They might concern themselves with what you have, or how you are going to play your hand, rather than whether their hand is stronger or not.
This may be a great tactic to fool your opponents, but it is a terrible tactic to use against them. When you play poker, especially against a skilled player, you mustinge to value bet, meaning, you have a very good hand and you bet to suggest to your opponents that you might not have as strong a hand as you are currently representing.
To do this, consider offering a feint to get the most you can out of your hand, while still keeping your bet small. Suppose you have ace-jack. If you are in good position, and your opponent is new to the game, he will not believe you have a better hand, and you can get the most you can out of your hand. (See my article on Young Invincibility.)
After you have done this, you might still get a warning. This will happen because your opponents are taking you up on your offer. They are warning you to slow down, or not proceed, and they are also suggesting that they take your offered hand, if you have it, with caution.
Next, with any pair, you will have a strong hand. Now you can take up shop until you have better hands, or until you scare the others away with your proposition.
After you have done this, you might win the pot with either of the hands mentioned, or even better.
And, when you have a monster, you will know that you can get the others out of the hand and maybe take the pot!
This goes for anything, whether you have four-to-a-flush, or four-to-a-straight.
What this technique does is get under the skin of your opponents, and they start to make these bets bigger and bigger because they are trying to scare you.
Then, when you re-raise them, they will think that you have a better hand, and get scared, and drop down a bet.
This works quite effectively, as long as you are positive that you are stronger.
If you want to be a more effective Naga303 player, you will have to continue to practice this tactics. Once you think that you are better than your opponents, you will want to play more seriously, and try to win as many pots, in fact, you will want to make a career out of playing at the high stakes poker tables!
More soon, happy poker and see you at the tables!