Pairs are the most common made hand in poker, and top pair is often good enough to win the pot. However, there are still plenty of hands that even beat a pair of aces, so we need to fold top pair sometimes if we want to play an optimal strategy.
Even though we have some default ‘rules’ for playing good poker, like not limping and not slow-playing big hands, there are always exceptions to rules. Let’s talk about when it may be a good idea to limp re-raise and how to pull it off.
Once the cards are dealt, you take a peek and see ace-king looking back at you. You know that you’re going to play this pot, but did you know that many players don’t know how to properly play big slick pre-flop?
Ace-king is certainly a strong hand, but it takes a bit of...
There sometimes comes a point when you and the pot go from ‘just talking’ to ‘I guess it’s time to put a ring on it.’ Ok—maybe games of poker don’t play out in quite the same way, but you should still know that there may come a point where you just can’t get away from...
If there’s one thing we know about loose-aggressive players (aka maniacs), it’s that they love to get in there, battle, and throw their chips around. In other words, they love bluffing. They just can’t help themselves from staying in the action.
The check-raise is another move that every good poker player needs to have in their arsenal. As the name implies, check-raising involves checkingout of position while hoping that the an opponent bets so that we can then raise them.