Decide whether or not to see the flop with your first two cards is generally the most important decision that you take playing hold’em. Choose whether to play or fold your cards means deciding whether and how to invest your money on a plate with the hope of winning it. It is a decision that you are to take every time you play a hand.
The key to a successful pre-flop in hold’em is the selectivity: put yourself in a situation that you would be offered shares in favor of the dish. If you are in a favorable situation, you have to play aggressive, is to get more money in the pot when you’re a big hand, and to eliminate the competition when you find the kind of hand that works better with fewer opponents.
How to play your starting cards:
What should you expect to find in the two cards you receive before the flop? Sometimes you’ll get a couple. If it is not a pair, may be cards of the same suit or not. Or they can be connected cards (KQ, 8-7, 4-3). If they are not connected may have a jump of one, two or three (KJ, 9-7, or 5-2). The cards which are not of the same suit or coupled, or not connected with a jump of four or higher, it should be played. Important: If a player raises in front of you, you make the game considerably tight, and fold most hands you’d rather play if the pot was not raised.
Complex situations ranging from uncertainty about how to play your hand, the response to an action of your opponent. What you should do, for example, when you get a couple medium or high in early position? If your high pair is Aces, Kings or Queens, you should raise, or reraise if the pot is raised before you. If you are the first, raised with each pair of tens or higher, and occasionally – to add some tricks to your game – raise with a pair of sevens or higher. If you find yourself regularly to make choices that you’re not sure, try changing table or slow down until the toughest players have not gone away and the game becomes a little ‘softer.
Playing small pairs, medium and large:
Couples with smaller, unless you do not find alone against an opponent, you will want to flop a set that is worth going into the game. If you do not flop a set when you got a pair of two, for example, you can be sure that every next card will be a overcards. The only way to win in such a circumstance is that the board does not favor anyone, which, when the action is varied, it is highly unlikely. With middle pair, to win the pot you will flop a set. If I have a pair of K, only an ace on the flop might give someone a couple superior to mine. But if I have a pair of 10, each figure on the board creates a pair potentially superior to mine. When you get a pair, it is generally better to raise before the flop. Your goals are to limit the number of players, in the hope that your one pair is high enough to steal the pot without having to improve, and give the opponents the chance to miss, for example by call your bet even if the odds would not let recommend. However, if a lot of people makes you call, you will need to rethink the strategy to see if your pair is still the best hand.
Play a high pair when someone raises:
If you are holding a high pair before the flop, you should be welcomed a raise before you. Your reraise will eliminate all but the real suicide bombers, as well as players who have in hand a score prize. The secret to playing big pairs is to do it against a few opponents instead of against many, closing these opponents in as many hands as possible.
Again, the lesson to be learned is that in poker you have to be very selective when you choose to play a hand aggressively. When you raise, always made this question: with what I are raising the opponent? Many beginners do not play the opponent’s hands. The error only play your hand is common, and often pay the price beginners and low-limit players.