Holdem Techniques – Top Opening Hands

by Carmelo on July 23rd, 2013

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One of the biggest difficulties that I encountered when I first got into Texas hold’em was figuring out what cards to play in what Position. Often I would get burned on a hand that I thought was a excellent starting hand. Come to find out they were excellent hands, just not in the position I was wagering them from. Here is a pretty basic list of what kind of hands to bet on and what placement it’s suitable to play them in. Bear in mind this chart doesn’t factor in raises or suits.

Bet on From Any Location

Ace, Ace KK QQ Jack, Jack TT Nine, Nine 88 AK Ace, Queen AJ AT King, Queen KJ

Play Mid to Late Location

Six, Six Five, Five King, Ten QJ Queen, Ten Jack Ten

Bet on in Late Position Only

A9 A8 A7 K9 K8 Queen, Nine Jack, Nine Jack, Eight Ten, Nine Ten, Eight Nine, Eight Nine, Seven

If you are just beginning to play poker, wagering these hands at the suggested positions will aid you always be in a safe location prior to the flop. As your casino game progresses, you’ll be able to add more hands to this list and know how to bet on them in particular situations. In case you are just beginning to play cards, I would advise betting for nickels and dimes at household or for free of cost at a web-based poker site. Poker web sites are nice because you have to see a lot of much more hands per hour than you do at household. Some goods websites to bet on for free of charge are UltimateBet and PartyPoker.com.

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