Playing Ace/King in Texas Holdem

Friday, 26. February 2010

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Each and every one who participates in hold’em knows that ace/king is one of the very best opening hands. But, it’s simply that, an opening hand. It’s simply two cards of a 7-card equation. In just about each new situation, you want to jump out guns blaring with Ace-King as your pocket cards. When the flop comes, you need to analyze your cards and consider things through before you just suppose your overcards are the greatest.

Like most other circumstances in hold’em, knowing your adversaries will assisting you in gauging your position 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 possessing good cards and the flop might have by-passed them as poorly as it missed you. Your assuming will often times be right. Also, do not omit that many poor players would not understand good cards if they tripped over them and might have called with Ace-Something and paired the board.

If your opposition checks, you could check and see a free card or make a bet and try to pick the pot up right then. If they wager, you might raise to see if they’re in or fold. What you want to avoid is basically calling your competitor’s wager to see what the turn results in. If any card instead of the Ace or King hits, you will not have any more info than you did after the flop. Let’s say the turn results in a four and your competitor bets once again, what will you do? To call a wager on the flop you must anticipate your hand was the greatest, so you have to truly think it still is. So, you call a bet on the turn and one more on the river to find out that your opponent was holding ten-eight and only had second pair after the flop. At that point, it hits you that a raise after the flop could have captured the money right there.

A-K is a beautiful combination to see in your hole cards. Just be sure you wager on them astutely and they will bring you great happiness at the poker table.

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