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missing concept

    • narefa13
      Joined: 02.09.2013 Posts: 8
      in starting hand chart u is said what to do if all folded or one player calls befor you or one player raise befor u. but its not mentioned that what to do if more than one players call befor you.
      explain it please.
  • 5 replies
    • legand73
      Joined: 01.06.2010 Posts: 4,136
      Hey narefa13

      Good spotting. The thing about the starting hands charts is that there are so many situational factors that it is hard to get everything into the starting hands charts. They are just a guideline to help beginner's get a feel for profitable preflop play and as such are just a simple introduction. The charts would get too big if we included too much. I would advise reading the articles because the articles can go into more depth in the concepts we need to be thinking about when making preflop decisions. Hope I helped.

    • PriscoInline
      Joined: 05.05.2012 Posts: 326
      Poker would be so easy and unprofitable if we could use charts for everything.
    • 7h3r1pp4
      Joined: 21.12.2008 Posts: 816
      The SHC is just a tool to get you a feeling how to play preflop. Not more not less. As a beginner it will help you to not do big mistakes preflop.

      The situation you describe is something that you need to work out on your own and for every situation on the table.

      The articles here will teach you concepts for single spots but will also not tell you how to play x hands per hour on a pokertable because every situation is different.

      To be a good poker player you need to be a thinking player. Work on your game as often as you can and you will improve fast too.

      cheers :f_biggrin:
    • Alan883
      Joined: 03.12.2008 Posts: 1,941
      Hello there narefa13,

      basically this concept is not missing. And it is very simple. If you are faced with more than one raise before you only continue with AA and KK. You should fold also QQ and AK.

      This is not written in start handing chart but few lines below.

      So here is the rule.

      Text in "quote" is a copy of text from this article: How to Play Before the Flop


      If there was more than one raise before you, one thing is clear: You're not getting involved if you don't have a monster hand. You only play AA and KK, two aces and two kings. When you do have a monster, your line of play is simple in this scenario: you go all-in.

      If there was more than one raise before you, you only play AA and KK and you go all-in.
      Two queens (QQ) or ace king (AK) should be folded, just like every other hand that isn't AA or KK.
    • RasTweet
      Joined: 26.12.2009 Posts: 4,553
      Hey narefa13

      If you are a beginner I suggest you only play premiums (AA,KK). Once you have read/learned more about poker you can do different things with different hands. But it's better not to get fancy if you just started playing poker.