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Participating in Ace-King in Holdem

November 17th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Everyone who participates in holdem understands that ace/king is one of the best starting hands. But, it is simply that, a beginning hand. It is only 2 cards of a 7-card equation. In nearly every situation, you’ll want to jump out firing with A-K as your hole cards. When the flop arrives, you need to check out your cards and think things through before you just deduce that your overcards are best.

Like many other situations in texas hold’em, knowing your competitors will assisting you in gauging your position when you have Ace-King and observe a flop like 9-8-2. After you bet preflop and were called, you assume your opponent is also holding great cards and the flop might have by-passed them as poorly as it missed you. Your assuming will frequently be right. Also, don’t omit that most bad gamblers would not understand good cards if they happen over them and possibly could have called with Ace-Something and paired the board.

If your opponent checks, you might check and observe a free card or lay a bet and attempt to grab the pot up right there. If they bet, you might raise to observe if they’re for real or fold. What you want to avoid is simply calling your opponent’s bet to observe what the turn brings. If any card other than and Ace or King hits, you will not have any more information than you did after the flop. So let’s say the turn shows a 4 and your opponent wagers once more, what will you do? To call a wager on the flop you need to believe your hand was the best, so you must surely believe it remains so. So, you call a wager on the turn and 1 more on the river to discover that your opposing player has a hand of 10-8 and just a second pair following the flop. At that time, it dawns on you that a raise following the flop might have won the pot right then.

Ace-King is a gorgeous thing to see in your hole cards. Just be certain you compete in them carefully and they can achieve you amazing happiness at the poker table.

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