Texas Holdem – winning starting hands

August 17, 2010

While playing online poker, a good strategy is to play only the best starting hands . These hands are: A-A, K-K, Q-Q, J-J, 10-10, 9-9, 8-8, A-Ks, A-Qs, K-Qs (the “s” means that both cards are the same color ). You should limit yourself only to these hands, if you are dealt any cards that are outside of these hands, then fold. The goal of this strategy is to have youwin  some money, build confidence , and create a solid base to start learning from. The best way to do that, is to win as much as possible with the hands that give you a winning chance and to minimize your losses on hands where you have little or no chance to win at all. So ,play the good hands and fold the bad ones .

Let’s imagine you are at a poker room, and a hand is just about to begin. The hands are dealt and the blinds are posted . If you have one of the best hands, that have been  listed above, the best thing to do is raise your opponents. Raising does more things . First of all, if someone re-raises your bet, it tells you who else may have a strong hand, second of all it forces players with bad hands to fold and last but not least it gets more money into the pot.Now the flop is dealt so you must realizethe followings :

  1. Your hand got stronger or weaker
  2. Or you have a hand that can win the game.

If you have a hand that can win the game, or even without the help of the flop you still reckon you have the best hand, a good thing to do is to raise. The next card has been dealt, the Turn, again if you think your hand is the best with or without the help of the community cards, you should raise. The River is dealt, this is the last card of the community cards . Here do the same thing as you did on the Turn. You should ask yourself these questions at every card that is dealt :

  1. Did I make my hand?
  2. Do I have a good chance of making my hand?
  3. And most importantly, is my hand good enough to win?

If you think it’s the winning hand you should raise, if not, fold . Be a raiser, or a folder, but never become a calling station . This way you will be giving your money away little by little.
This Poker beginner strategy is easy to learn and use. Practice it and you will improve your game dramatically. You can try it out with the betmost poker promotion offered by this online poker community.

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