Even if one of your cards is an ace or a video card, it is often a problem that someone else has the same ace / ace but the auxiliary card, or “kicker”, is bigger. Thus, for example, when an ace comes to the table, you often lose the pot because of your smaller help card.
Raise with good hands, look at cheap multiplayer pots
Don’t be afraid to raise pre-flop with your good cards. You want to get a good return on them, but you don’t want to let every Antonius look cheaply at what the flop brings.
Being in a good position, close to the dealer mark and multiplayer ‘limp’ (paying only for the big blind), you can bet yourself with hands that work well in multiplayer pots. When you are in late position, it is safe to limp after others and assume that you can see the flop for just the blind. Such hands could be for example 56s, JTs (s = suited, same suit) or even small pairs. You can flop, for example, a flush and a straight bet, or a completed straight or triple, and you are also likely to be the payer for your bets and raises.
In a similar situation, if you have a really good hand, you need to raise just because a hand like the one mentioned above will not pass you by looking at the flop cheap. So with a good hand, you want to reduce the number of your opponents on the flop.
If you get all the money in the pot (all-in) before the flop with hands like AA or KK, you have been playing as you should. As a novice player, you can play a king pair just as you would play a pair of aces before the flop. Of course, when you are sure your opponent has AA, the right solution is to fold KK.
What are good hands and how much do they raise?
For example, when playing at a table for 5-6 people, you may well raise with, for example, an AJ-like hand without a position (for example, when you are first in turn). At a table for 10 people e
On the first turn, you can throw AJ into the deck and wait for better cards. So it depends a lot on the type of table you play. Of course, other players also need to be considered in addition to your own cards.
For example, if you find that a player aggressively plays only a few hands, you can expect him to play only high quality hands. You should be careful when playing against him of.
- Always raise and re-raise hands AA-KK, possibly going all-in.
Raise hands AK, AQ, QQ, JJ, TT, 99, you can also raise again depending on the table and position.
- At a bigger table, you can ‘limp’ in any pair or raise from the late position, as the case may be, if there is no bet yet. When you are unsure of how to deal with a second pair, for example, tipping is not a crazy idea.
At the 5-6 person table, you can also raise hands AJ, KQ + all pocket pairs as needed. Avoid playing Ax-type hands, for example with an A5-style hand you often lose against a “better” ace.