Raising forever with the best hand

Once in a while, you will get into a raising war on the river with a single opponent. You have the nuts, and yet he keeps raising. Once you're sure you have the nuts, how many raises should you put in? If you cannot be tied, then of course you should continue raising until your opponent stops or one of you is out of chips. If you could be tied, then you can probably stop at eight or nine bets. A good dealer will recognize the situation and keep your bets and those of your opponents separate, simplifying the subsequent pot split. If you suspect at all that your opponent is overplaying his hand, or doesn't recognize the true nuts, then happily raise until one of you is out of chips. Some players at your table may get upset about this if you do split the pot; ignore them. Even a slim chance that your opponent is wrong justifies unlimited raising.

If the nuts is on the board (e.g. JV-K>-T>-AA-Q*), you might occasionally try a bet or raise to knock out oblivious opponents (the pot is split among all remaining players). However, don't take this play too far; very few players will fall for it.

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