Reverse hand history

Definition of reverse float

Usually a reverse float is a bet that is made in position. A player who has the lead check out of position while we are in position. We have the info that he check and we go for an opportunistic bet, no matter what we have. That bet is a reverse float, but a reverse float is when we reverse float out of position. It's kind of like a probe bet, but after the player in position has bet. Simple situation: Button opens, and little blind calls. Small blind check, button bet, small blind call. The turn is revealed. The player in SB position decides to go for a donkbet (a bet out of position without the lead) for the reverse float.

What is reverse float worth?

The reverse float will embarrass you more often than you want to be embarrassed. In our example above, the player in position showed no signs of weakness and the player in SB position bets. In addition, good players in position will interpret this game as a sign of weakness or even a bluff. You will rarely have an easy life with a reverse float. Unless you make this game with full knowledge of the facts and have the perfect opponent for this type of game, it is a game to avoid.

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