Betting on A-K in Texas Hold’em
February 10th, 2011 by Miranda
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Everyone who gambles in Texas Holdem understands that ace/king is one of the greatest opening hands. But, it’s just that, an opening hand. It is only 2 cards of a seven-card formula. In just about each new situation, you want to jump out firing with A-K as your hole cards. When the flop arrives, you need to reassess your cards and consider things completely before you just suppose your overcards are the greatest.

Like most other opportunities in holdem, knowing your competitors will assisting you in gauging your situation when you hold Ace-King and see a flop like nine-eight-two. After you wager preflop and were called, you presume your opponent is also holding good cards and the flop may have by-passed them as badly as it by-passed you. Your assumption will often times be right. Also, do not forget that many lousy competitors would not understand good cards if they fall over them and could have called with Ace-Something and paired the community board.

If your opponent checks, you might check and see a free card or lay a bet and try to pick the pot up right then. If they bet, you might raise to observe if they are for real or fold. What you wish to avert is simply calling your opponent’s bet to observe what the turn results in. If any card instead of the Ace or King is turned over, you won’t have any more info than you did after the flop. Now let’s say the turn shows a four and your opposition bets once again, what do you do? To call a wager on the flop you must think your hand was the strongest, so you must surely believe it still is. So, you call a wager on the turn and 1 more on the river to find out that your opposing player has a hand of ten-eight and only had second pair following the flop. At that point, it hits you that a raise after the flop could have captured the pot right there.

A-K is a gorgeous combination to see in your hole cards. Just be certain you bet on them carefully and they can bring you amazing happiness at the poker table.

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