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  • 4 replies
    • ivgrivchuck
      Joined: 20.06.2016 Posts: 1
      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 22,030
    • metalmonkey80
      Joined: 15.08.2013 Posts: 2,501
      Hello tomerrr,

      Welcome to

      You should take a moment or two to Introduce yourself! to us properly.

      Where are you from? In fact, why don't you get yourself added to our Member map. You never know, the nearest PokerStrategist may live right next door. :f_p:

      What games and limits do you play? We should be able to link you to some strategy and/or videos specific to what you play. :f_thumbsup:

      If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.
      Good luck at the tables.


    • kvisko
      Joined: 18.06.2016 Posts: 2
      How good is your hand?

      The first thing to decide is whether the flop has improved your hand or not. If the answer is yes, you’ll need to understand the strength of different poker hands to know how to play it for maximum returns.
      Ace high

      Not as great as it sounds. If no-one’s betting after the flop, you might be able to carry it through. If your opponents are looking confident, then fold.
      Top pair

      Finding yourself with two pair after the flop can be good, but don’t forget, your opponent can use those cards too. Bet early before they get the chance.

      Trips, or three-of-a-kind, after the flop is a very good thing. But again, you need to move quickly before someone makes a flush or straight.

      A well-disguised straight (one that’s not obvious from the flop) is good, but not if your opponent has a flush or full house. Again, your chances of winning are better before the turn and the river. If the flop contains consecutive cards, then your straight is obvious, and much harder to play.

      This is a great hand, but don’t forget a flop of suited cards will benefit your opponent too. So, unless you have the ace (in the case of two flushes, the top card wins), a check and call might be a good idea.
      Full house

      If you find yourself with a full house on the flop, you can afford to take things slow. A higher hand is unlikely, so take it easy and let the bets build up. But keep your eyes open, because if something bigger does come along you could take nasty hit.

      Virtually unbeatable, but also quite hard to hide. Your best chance is to bet slowly, let your opponents build their hands, and wait.
      Straight flush

      No-one can beat you with this hand. The trick is making them think they can – or you won’t get much for it.