Tag: starting hands

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!...

Jul 02 2021

How to Play Ace-King (Big Slick) in Cash Games

Is Ace-King one of ‘‘those hands’’ for you? You know, the ones that make you say "it looks good, but it never wins." Regardless of your personal feelings towards "Big Slick", there's no doubt that it's one of the strongest hands in the game. Learning how to play properly preflop and after the flop will be very valuable for you in...

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