Tag: starting hands

Oct 04 2022

How to Play Ace-Four Suited in Cash Games

Like it's brother Ace-Five suited, Ace-Four suited has become a quite trendy hand in recent years. That's because it has so much potential. Ace-Four can hit the strongest top pair, disguised straights, and nut flushes. In this article, I am going to help you get closer to...

Aug 30 2022

How to Play Suited Queens (Q9-Q2) in Cash Games

The medium and low Queen-high suited hands are quite versatile, and they're worth playing occasionally. If you play these hands too often, you'll find yourself spewing money. If you never play them, on the other hand, you're leaving money on the table. In this article, I am going to share:...

Aug 26 2022

How to Play Ace-Jack Suited in Cash Games

Ace-Jack suited is one of the strongest hands you can get dealt in No Limit Hold’em. You should expect to win a good amount of money with it (on average). There are, however, some fundamental mistakes that you should avoid in order to win the maximum amount in cash games with Ace-Jack suited. In this article, I will break down the...

Aug 16 2022

How to Play Queen-Ten Suited in Cash Games

Queen-Ten suited is one of those strong and silent types of poker hands. It’s not a premium Rolls Royce like Pocket Aces. Instead, it’s more of a Volvo: fast, reliable, and safe. Nothing wrong with that in my book! In this article, you will learn the following: How to Play Queen-Ten...

Jul 29 2022

How to Play Pocket Sevens in Cash Games

Let’s talk about the hockey sticks! Pocket Sevens is one of those "good, but not easy to play" hands. Middling pairs are strong hands that are very frequently worth playing preflop, but most flops will have at least one overcard. Misplaying the Sevens regularly will make them feel less like hockey sticks and more like walking canes (another nickname for Pocket Sevens that...

Jun 17 2022

How to Play A9-A6 Suited in Cash Games

Middling suited Aces are pretty strong hands. You should often play a hand like A♠ 9♠ when it's dealt to you, but it's obviously not always strong enough to VPIP. The exact situations in which these hand types are worth playing, and how to maneuver with them postflop, is what I am going...

May 17 2022

How to Play Queen-Jack Suited in Cash Games

Queen-Jack suited is a damn good hand in No Limit Hold’em. It can flop strong pairs, strong open-enders, flush draws, and gutshots. It often has useful blockers on Ace-high and King-high boards (blocking hands like AQ/AJ/KQ/KJ). And if all else goes wrong, Queen-Jack suited still usually has some kind of backdoor draw with 2 overcards....

May 03 2022

Should You Ever Play Offsuit Connectors in Cash Games?

Most of the time, low and medium offsuit connectors are pretty worthless and should be folded. However, there are some instances, mostly from the Big Blind, in which they are worthy of being played. For that reason, I am going to cover: How to Play Low and Medium Offsuit Connectors Preflop 3 Tips for When You Miss the Flop (As the Preflop Caller)...

Mar 25 2022

How to Play King-X Suited Hands in Cash Games

Low Suited Kings don't get talked about often, but there are many different situations in which you should play these hands. In this article, I am going to cover: How to Play Suited King-X Hands Preflop 3 Tips for Playing Suited King-X When You Miss the Flop (as the...

Mar 04 2022

How to Play Jack-Nine Suited in Cash Games (Preflop & Postflop)

I like getting dealt Jack-Nine suited. It's a very versatile hand because it has a ton of playability -- with an above average chance to flop able to flop any kind of draw. But Jack-Nine is also dominated by a large number of hands that your opponents can have in most situations, such as AJ or K9s, so you have to know when...

Feb 18 2022

How to Play Pocket Twos in Cash Games (Preflop Advice & 6 Postflop Tips)

Since you will usually flop either a set or an underpair to the board, playing Pocket Twos is usually pretty easy. However, there are still some things you should consider when playing the Deuces. In this article, I'll cover: How to Play Pocket Twos Preflop 3 Tips for Playing Deuces as the Preflop Raiser (Single Raised Pots) 3 Tips for Playing Deuces in...

Feb 02 2022

How to Play King-Ten Suited in Cash Games

King-Ten suited (KTs) is one of my favorite hands to play. It's just so damn good-looking. It's a strong hand because it has great playability and solid blocker effects. However, you often need to be careful with King-Ten suited in case you're...

Jan 14 2022

How to Play Middling Offsuit Aces in Cash Games

Middling offsuit Aces include A6o, A7o, A8o, and A9o. Playing these hands correctly can be tough, even for experienced players. They aren't super strong hands, but they're still worth playing in some situations. If you're always folding middling offsuit Aces, you're leaving money on the table. However, it's arguably an even bigger mistake...

Dec 21 2021

How to Play King-Jack Offsuit in Cash Games (Preflop & Postflop)

King-Jack offsuit (KJo) is one of those hands that looks super strong to newer players. That's why Daniel Negreanu calls it "the rookie hand" -- it's easy to overplay KJo and many players make mistakes with it. But after reading this article, you will be better prepared to win more (or lose less) money when this hand gets tossed your way. We will...

Dec 03 2021

How to Play Pocket Eights in Cash Games (Preflop & Postflop)

Let's talk about the snowmen! Playing pocket eights can be tricky. The middling pair is a strong hand that's very frequently worth playing preflop, but most of the time the flop will have at least one overcard. This makes them difficult to play, so I wrote this article to make it a little easier for you. Here is what it covers: How to...

Nov 22 2021

Poker Tips by George: Thou Shalt – Play with Rules

We live by rules. Every game has rules. For instance there are blackjack rules and there are also poker rules. To succeed in either game, you must observe certain rules. Years ago, I developed my original “Four Basic Rules for Winning at Poker.” They have been modified over the years as I gained experience, and now there are six. To be sure, I'm...

Nov 16 2021

What Percentage of Poker Starting Hands Should I Play?

When you start playing poker, Texas Hold'em in particular, you will want to learn all of the different strategies and ways of playing that you need to be a success. As part of this, you may wonder how many of the hands you are dealt you should play, and how this affects your chances of success....

Oct 15 2021

How to Play King-Queen Suited in Cash Games (Preflop and Postflop)

King-Queen suited is a pretty premium hand, but that doesn't stop your average poker player from playing it poorly. It's hard to mess up too much with super- premiums like pocket Aces or even Ace-King. But I see players overplay and underplay King-Queen...

Oct 06 2021

How to Play Pocket Queens in Cash Games (Preflop & Postflop)

Who doesn't love looking down at Pocket Queens? The ladies are the third strongest starting hand in No Limit Hold’em, and you should expect to win the pot very often when you get them. Despite the raw power of Pocket Queens, not everyone knows how to play them optimally. With the help of this article, however, you can increase your win-rate and find...

Aug 24 2021

How to Play Ace-Jack Offsuit in Cash Games (Preflop & Postflop)

Ace-Jack offsuit is a solid starting hand in No Limit Hold'em. It's usually worth playing, but there are certainly situations in which you should let it go before the flop. This article covers how to play "ajax" in a variety of common preflop situations. Plus, tips for playing it postflop when you hit and miss the flop. On your mark, get set, go!...

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