Hero fold

Definition of hero fold

A hero fold is an fold (lying down) that is made with a very strong hand. For an fold to be considered a hero, it must be a good fold. If you fold KK preflop and an opponent shows you AA preflop, it is a hero fold. If he had QQ, it is a bad fold. The hero fold is against an opponent you know well. If you have played several hands against an opponent and you have a good idea of his rank, the hero fold may be possible.

An example of a hero fold

You open 22 on the button and a very conservative opponent you 3bet of the big blind. You call the bet. The flop falls 2-A-K and he bets on the flop. You hesitate between the call and the raise, but finally you go for a call. The turn is another A and your opponent bets again. This time it's a very obvious call. The river gives a queen (Q) and your opponent pushes all in. Here you don't beat AA, KK, QQ, AK, AQ and your opponent is known to be conservative. You decide to fold your full hand into a 3bet pot for a hero fold. After your fold, your opponent shows you AK.

Hero fold


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