Some of the best cards to play from the pocket pedigree are say the stylish Ace-King pairs. And no they’re not just the Ace and King, but any pair. They’re exciting, pockets clinking through the texture, the sound of the cards coming off the table.
Big winnings can be had by playing pairs of Aces and Kings, Ace Queen and Kings, Ace Jack and Tens, King Queen and Ace Jack, Queen Jack and Ace Ten
Now these pouches are more of a collection of hands, but you can play all of these from the hole and these are some of the best we’ve seen. We like pocket pairs to drive a lot of action and they usually wins the small pots no matter what happens with the flop texture.
King Queen – We like this holding as well. Odds on the flop are you’ll win the hand, but if they don’t bite at the flop you’ll be get a lot of players in a lot of trouble with sets.
Queen Jack – Low card draw. If you’re good at chasing cards you’ll win a lot of money here. But if they draw out you will still get some value on your big hand and probably win the hand.
Queen Ten – The perfect low-end holding. You need a good hand to call here, but if you’re good at drawing out you’ll get a lot of money in the low end of the pot.
Jack Ten – Good hand but not the greatest. Low cards draw out but the pot could be a lot bigger.
Aesthete poker pro Expert didn’t play in a Typical tournament i.e a cash or freeroll, he played in a Rematch tournament where you have to buy into the tournament. In his own words he said “I remember the first time I ever won a big tournament. It was a $1.25 rebuy at a $1.50 satellite. Every person bought into the tournament bought in the $1.25 and when it was my turn I had nothing, so I used my poker bonus to get $300 to buy into the tournament. Of course they were calling all the bets and it took forever for the blinds to get up to $1.50. When it was finally my turn and I had AA, they all twittered “Hey, we bought in the $1.25 We’re all in!” Ironically, when the $1.25 hit the pot went up to $1.50 everyone went in. I actually got AK in the small blind, so that had to be the lowest hand. It was a good thing I was playing well, because I obviously would have never been in this hand. These were the types of hands that I want to get into with a low amount of chips against whomever I can thin my chances against. Don’t play the same as you would against a player who raises very little and plays a lot of junk.
If you get re-raised pre-flop by a better hand than yours, you should probably fold, unless there are three or four people in the pot. When you thin the heads up there is a good chance there will be three or four people in the pot. Be honest with your reads, if you don’t have a read on your opponent’s hand, don’t risk your chips. We don’t want to give away money (or lose our chips) if your read is that the player to your left is weak. Even if you’re paying off a premium hand, if there’s more than one person on the flop to call your bet, you’re giving away equity. Don’t play every pot, there’s no way to win a tournament in the first hour. If your read is that your opponent is weak, it may be worth it to give your chips against an over-pair of aces, absolutely not worth it against say AK. Throw in the fact that a lot of hands you will miss the flop with, you may be able to steal a lot of blinds.
This is the essence of expert QQdewa, reading your opponents well enough to know when they are weak and strong, keeping your ego out of it and going all in when you think you have the best hand, throwing away your cards when you miss and getting frustrated when you aren’t dealt a high card or a pair.