One of the biggest differences between low-limit hold'em and the bigger games is the number of opportunities to bet draws for value. By doing this correctly, you can win a handful of extra bets during a session and yet be perceived as somebody who "gambles." That is, you don't want your opponents to think you play only quality cards and good draws. If they realize that, they won't pay you off when you make big hands. Putting a lot of bets into the pot with a draw is often viewed as gambling — going against the odds just for the excitement of the draw. However, with enough opponents, you're doing the mathematically correct thing while your opponents see you playing loose and wild. This is an extraordinarily powerful combination.
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