Hold’em Poker

July 5, 2010

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Most people start online poker with Texas Hold’em. This article talks about a few aspects of that game variation.

Basic thing is to know what starting hands to play in what positions. First position is left of the big blind. Starting from that you should raise with AQ up to 22, leaving QQ, TT and same with second and third position. In fourth, fifth and sixth position you should raise with AK to AJ and KQ, including all pairs. In positions after that you can raise with AK-A2, K9 or better, any two pictures including JT. Also with all pairs. Keep in mind that if someone raises before you it is not very snappy to call with mediocre cards.

If anyone re-raises you when you are in the middle positions  and you have QQ-AA then you should definitely re-raise,  you should call with other good picture hands  . You should play the previously written hands in that way if there are more then eight players playing  . If the table is full (10 players) then the game is tighter, raising is more regular and not much people see the flop  . Picture cards value will rise  , drawing hands and made pairs lose their value. If the game is very soft then you can play a lot of drawing hands already from the first position, like JT suited or 54 suited.

If you are in one of the late positions then in No-Limit you could test your opposition  by limping with all suited drawing cards and maybe cards like 97 suited, hands which have a card missing between them (opposite to 9-8 i.e.). Advantage with this kind of hands is that your opponents will not put you on them very oftenly which makes their analysis faulty . These kind of hands are very good against tight players raises who are in first position , if they have an overpair and you have flopped a set in a late position then you probably get all their money  . It is not very good to do this oftenly and definitely not when you would be the only person against the raiser  . These kind of hands become profitable when the hand has three or more players involved .

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