Floating the Flop to Bluff the Turn – Poker Strategy Power Moves

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Published on 8 May 2015 by Pokerlistings 6580
Spend three minutes right now learning to float the flop in order to set up a sweet bluff on the turn in the latest Poker Strategy Power Moves video. Good fundamentals are important in poker but there are tons of special poker moves you can use to win more money. These days when a player raises before the flop, you can count on them making a continuation bet on the flop almost all the time. Because most starting hands miss the flop about two out of three times, you can catch those players continuation betting with really weak hands. Floating refers to calling their continuation bet on the flop with the intention of winning the pot by bluffing later in the hand. To float the flop successfully, make sure to remember these three things: #1 – Floating the flop works better when you're in position because you can pick up on your opponent's weakness if they check to you on the turn. #2 – This move is designed for heads-up pots so don't bother trying it if you're up against more than one opponent. #2 – You'll win more pots with this move if you use it against weaker players because they're less likely to bet again on the turn and the river. To float the flop successfully it's really important to know your opponent. Look for players who are opening a lot of pots and continuation betting every flop. A lot of players know they should be aggressive but have a hard time going beyond a preflop raise and one continuation bet. Good players, however, are tough and they won't roll over just because you called the flop and bet the turn. If you do float the flop against a really good player and they bet again on the turn, it doesn't always mean they have a good hand. If you still thing they're bluffing, consider raising on the turn. Calling the flop and raising the turn is a really strong line and you can force even good hands to fold. But remember, this is a dangerous play and it should only be used when you have a really strong read on your opponent.
Man 1: You're good, kid. But as long as I am around, you're second best. You might as well learn to live with that.

Man 2: There are situations in poker where the right move at the right time can make a huge difference to your bottom line. Today, we explain one of the best moves, floating the flop. These days, when a player raises before the flop, you can count on them making a continuation bet on the flop almost all the time. And because most starting hands miss the flop about two out of three times, you can catch those players continuation betting when they have a really weak hands. Floating refers to calling their continuation bet on the flop with the intention of winning the pot by bluffing later in the hand.

To float the flop successfully, make sure to remember these three things. Number one, floating the flop works way better when you're in position, because you can pick up on your opponent's weakness if they checked you on the turn. Number two, this move is designed for heads-up pots, so don't bother trying it if you're up against more than one opponent. And number three, you'll win way more pots with this move if you use it against weaker players, because they're less likely to bet again on the turn and the river.

To float the flop successfully, it's really important to know your opponent. Look for players who are opening a lot of pots and continuation betting on every flop. A lot of players know they should be aggressive, but they have a hard time getting beyond a pre-flop raise in just one continuation bet. Good players, however, are tough and they won't roll over just because you call the flop and bet the turn.

If you do float the flop against a really good player and they bet again on the turn, it doesn't always mean they have a good hand. If you still think they're bluffing, consider raising on the turn. Calling the flop and raising the turn is a really strong line, and you can force even good hands to fold. But remember, this is a dangerous play and it should only be used when you have a really strong read on your opponent.

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