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Pairs are always good hole cards, but you should play them wisely.
Everyone loves to see a pair in the hole. One of the most anticipated
pocket pairs are the pocket Aces which tend to cause amateurs to bet
the whole farm thinking they cannot loose. If you do not comprehend
anything else in this guide, comprehend this...pocket Aces are not
Yes, they are indeed the best starting hand you can theoretically be dealt, but I have seen way too many players lose all of their chips with the "all-in" pocket Aces. Having said that, let's start with the idea of "slow playing" your pocket Aces. There are a few things that you should consider before doing so.
Now suppose that you come out strong with your betting and you get
multiple callers or even a raise. If it comes to the turn or river card
you do not improve your hand you should typically lay down. More
often than not, you will lose a substantial amount of chips - especially
there is a possible straight or flush hand showing on the board.
Remember, it is better to save your stack and live to play another hand
Other pocket pairs such as the Deuce/Deuce is not as strong as many
would think at ANY point during the game. I would recommend never
holding this small pair (unless you are a blind and can check through to
the next card). All it takes is someone holding a single Three card and
then seeing another Three show up on the flop or turn to win the hand.
In general, the Five to Nine pair are usually not good pocket pairs to
on - but can be a good hand to see the flop on if the betting is not
beyond your comfort level or if you are a blind and have the option to
check. If you don't hit at least three of a kind on the flop, it is best
hold these low pairs unless you can continue to check the hand. The
best advice I can give for playing pocket pairs on the Internet is to
which pairs have recently won, and which ones have recently lost.
Keep a mental record of the “wins” verses “losses”. I say this for the
simple fact that if King/King in the hole has won three times during the
tournament, odds become favorable that they will not win the fourth time
online casinos state that they use random number generators when
dealing or determining cards (I’m not saying they don’t) but after
countless hours of real game time, one will begin to wonder just how
“random” anything can be.
ALWAYS, ALWAYS be aware that when any pair is showing on the
board, a full house is possible. A full house Threes full of Twos will
Ace/Ace or trip Aces every time. Whenever you see someone betting
hard on board pairs, you should at the very least be holding an Ace or
King with the pair, and it is recommended not to play against a high
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