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Even many poker pros assert that you should act to limit the field when you hold strong hands. They think that fewer opponents mean you take less risk of losing.
The risk part is correct. You’re less likely to lose if you raise and chase away players. But do you really want to do that?
Usually, the answer is no. You want to invite risk with strong hands. That’s the business of winning poker — inviting risk when you have an advantage. Yet, these pros are successful. Why?
It’s because the illusion they’re acting in accordance with often works in their favor. They raise to chase players away, but the value of a raise is strictly to win more money. So, they earn more when they’re called than when opponents fold. Their failure to realize this doesn’t cost money unless they succeed in limiting the field.
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