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SIXTH STRET: A SUMMARY

In this chapter, Peter had pointed out that the sixth street should have been just a stopping point for you as you had proceeded on to the seventh street.

When playing stud poker, if you had found yourself staying in a lot to see the sixth street and laying down a lot of hands, you should have taken the time to review your play.

Poker odds would have been that you shouldn’t have been playing the hand past the fifth street, and laying it down there would have saved you a lot of money.

Or you might have been too passive, and you would have been laying down decent hands, with which you should have stayed in to see the last card.

Even though most of the time you would have been staying to see the last card, you certainly wouldn’t have been doing so all of the time, in stud poker.

There would be situations that would come up when folding at the sixth street would be the right thing to do, as Peter has shown you. One would be holding the drawing or decent (but not great) hand and looking at two bets.

When playing stud poker, you should have evaluated your hand carefully whenever you had been faced with two big bets, and you should have stayed in only if you had felt confident that you had held the best hand or that if you had got the card you had needed, you would have held the best poker hand.

Finally, as had always been the case in poker, when you had felt that you had had the best hand, you should have played it hard.

Because you had felt that you had had the best hand, you should have played it hard.

Because most of the poker players at this stage would have been staying in until the end, you should have gone ahead and banged away when you had believed that yours had been the best.

Most of the time, you should have been coming away with a good pot at the end.

At the same time, you should not have been worrying about not raising if you hadn’t been sure about your hand’s strength.

While some of the more good but not great hands (such as trips) had needed to be protected on previous rounds, having raised at this stage in the hand wouldn’t have driven out your opponents that often.

So you should have banged away only when you had felt you had the best hand, and called when you hadn’t been certain.

QUICK QUIZ : SIXTH STRRET

You should take the quick quiz below, and then we shall move on the last stage of the hand.

Here all that work that you have done – having studied your opponents, having kept in mind live cards, and having remembered the odds – would pay off.

1.)You had held four to a flush and had been in late position. Five of the cards you had needed to improve had been gone, having left you with four cards in the deck to help you. On the board, a pair of nines had bet, and a pair of fives had called. There had been several other callers, including what had looked to be a possible straight and a possible flush and straight that, if made, appeared to be lower than yours. Would you have called or folded?
Ans : Called. Remember, the sixth street had been just a brief stop on the way to the seventh. You may have had five dead cards, but you had been in it this far. You should have stayed to the end and hoped to complete your hand.