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The Gap Concept in Poker

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Make sure your hand is good enough to call with

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pokerimageThe “Gap Concept” was first introduced to the poker world by professional writer David Sklansky.In simple terms it suggests that it takes a much better hand to call a raise than to make the first raise.

This distance does change of course. When a tight player opens a pot the distance increases and you need a much better hand to consider calling. Whereas when a LAG(loose aggressive) player opens you can call with a larger range of hands. The size of the “gap” is of course decided by yourself given what you know about the original raiser and the table dynamics.

The 'Gap' essentially describes the distance in strength between the original raiser's hand and the hand contemplating calling the raise.

 

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Jon-PokerVIP

Jon-PokerVIPon 15/5/14

Thanks :)

vatopkr

vatopkron 15/5/14

simple and good artice.

vatopkr

vatopkron 15/5/14

simple and good artice.

JD6410

JD6410on 18/3/14

good

ptsp55

ptsp55on 29/1/14

pojma ne mam

Linkuz88

Linkuz88on 25/1/14

This is a very vice concept

TOMMYPICKLEPOKER

TOMMYPICKLEPOKERon 5/12/13

yer great strategy. genius by sklansky again

Jon-PokerVIP

Jon-PokerVIPon 28/11/13

Mind the gap! Great concept.

hawkcarter

hawkcarteron 25/10/13

I agree with this concept

Jamie

Jamieon 17/10/13

Nice article.

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