Texas Holdem Strategy

I am not going to go over the rules of how to play Texas hold’em. Chances are you know the basics and are now ready to enhance your game.

So, I will receive straight into the System of Hold em.

Basically the game begins with everyone being dealt 2 cards (hole cards). Out of the 169 possible starting fingers there are only particular hands you ought to play with which I will list below.

Powerful Hands

AA, King-King, Queen-Queen, Jack-Jack and Ace-King (appropriate).

These are the strongest possible hole cards in hold’em. These make you favorite straight away and should be played quite aggressively and usually raised with no matter what position you might be in. If others want to stay in you really should generate it pricey for them, this will also drive out any weaker fingers that might have otherwise stayed in and got a lucky flop to generate a better hand. With AA and King-King you ought to at all times re-raise if there is a raise prior to you.

Good Fingers

TT, AQ (suited), AJ (appropriate), KQ (appropriate) and AK

These are beneficial fingers, an ace plus a good card gives you the likelihood of a superior pair with an awesome kicker. Also appropriate good cards give you the possibility of great pairs and flushes with an excellent kicker. These fingers really should also be wagered aggressively and raised with from middle to late positions if no other raises have been made. If there has already been a boost it truly is usually ideal to just call. Similarly if that you are in an early position it is typically best to merely call or perhaps just generate a little increase with these palms for fear of becoming re-raised by someone with a robust hand.


A10 (appropriate), King-Jack (appropriate), QJ (suited), Jack-Ten (suited), AQ and Nine-Nine. A2 (appropriate), Ace-Three (appropriate), A4 (suited) and A5 (suited

These are medium strength hands with good possibilities except you might have to take into account how other gamblers are gambling. If one or 2 players wager aggressively then chances are they have a superior hand than you and you need to fold.

Should you do stay in for the flop then you’ve got to make a decision whether to stay in for the turn card. You have to use common sense here. If you have made a hand then you may well wish to remain in except take into account what the other gamblers may well have. Could they generate a much better flush or straight than you? Is there an ace in the flop giving someone a potential pair of aces that beats your superior pair?

Any pair, 8 or less, is worth wagering if it doesn’t price you a lot far more than the big blind to see the flop or about five percent of your stack.

The reason being that the flop will make your pocket pair into three of a kind about 12 % of the time. So a low pair is suddenly a fairly strong hand if the flop turns your pair into a set. As always you might have to consider if someone can beat it depending on what’s showing.

You’ve got to determine what to do based on how they wager, again if they wager aggressively they could possibly well have a much better hand than you. They could be bluffing except as a rule its best to be cautious and wait for the killer hand to beat them with.

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