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Wagering on A-K in Texas Holdem

September 14th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments
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Everyone who participates in holdem understands that a-k is one of the greatest starting hands. But, it’s simply that, an opening hand. It’s only 2 cards of a seven-card formula. In just about every situation, you will want to jump out firing with A-K as your hole cards. When the flop arrives, you have to analyze your hand and consider things through before you just assume your cards are best.

Like most other situations in Texas Holdem, understanding your rivals will help you gauge your situation when you hold Ace-King and observe a flop like nine-eight-two. Since you bet preflop and were called, you assume your competitor is also holding great cards and the flop may have by-passed them as badly as it by-passed you. Your assumption will often times be correct. Also, do not overlook that most poor competitors would not know great cards if they happen over them and possibly could have called with Ace-x and paired the poker table.

If your competitors checks, you might check and observe a free card or make a bet and attempt to grab the pot up right there. If they bet, you can raise to observe if they’re for real or fold. What you want to avoid is simply calling your competitor’s bet to see what the turn results in. If any card other than and Ace or King is shown, you will not have any more info than you did following the flop. Now let us say the turn results in a four and your competitor bets yet again, what should you do? To call a wager on the flop you need to anticipate your hand was the greatest, so you have to surely think it remains so. So, you call a bet on the turn and one more on the river to find out that your opposing player was holding ten-eight and just a second pair following the flop. At that point, it dawns on you that a raise the bet following the flop might have captured the pot right there.

Ace-King is a wonderful thing to see in your hole cards. Just be certain you participate in them astutely and they will achieve you great happiness at the poker table.

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