FLOATING – The term ‘floating‘ in poker means calling a bet with the intention of attempting to move a player off of a hand on a later street. Floating – like all advanced plays in poker – is incredibly dependent upon close observation of your opponents, the board, and the general situation (situational awareness). It is one of the most difficult plays to implement well in poker. However, floating at the right times can win pots that your opponent never wins when the shoe is on the other foot, and this very quickly adds up to a huge edge over them. Similar to most advanced moves of poker, it is a sword that can cut both ways. For that reason, it must be used carefully and in the right context to be successful over the long haul – but when used well, it can be hugely profitable.
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