Weak but still useful hands

At the end of our beginner video series, we'll take a look at several weak hands that can still be played profitably in late position.

Some months ago KTU introduced our innovative new beginner strategy. It consists of individual videos, each focusing on single hole card combinations.

In contrast to previous strategies, you won't just get general rules to follow. Instead you will receive specific strategic tips as well as an explanation as to why this advice is important.

After discussing a whole range of strong hands, we will now round off the series with weak steal hands like Queen-Five suited or Eight-Seven offsuit.

How to play weak steal hands?

In poker, some hands can appear quite weak at first sight, especially to the untrained eye. Still most of these hands can be useful when it comes to attempting a blind steal once you are first to act in late position.

Besides explaining when exactly to play these hands, we will also introduce a c-betting strategy that's particularly profitable against micro stakes opponents, while further discussing your other postflop options in case a steal doesn't work preflop.

How to play weak steal hands

With our new beginner strategy, you will learn how to play individual hands step-by-step, always topped off with the theory on which the strategy is built. This enables you to deviate from an overly static approach at the table whenever you feel it's necessary.

Our overview matrix provides videos to all the hands that we've explained so far. Just click on a hand you want to learn more about to get to the video:

AA AKs AQs AJs ATs A9s A8s A7s A6s A5s A4s A3s A2s
AKo KK KQs KJs KTs K9s K8s K7s K6s K5s K4s K3s K2s
AQo KQo QQ QJs QTs Q9s Q8s Q7s Q6s Q5s Q4s Q3s Q2s
AJo KJo QJo JJ JTs J9s J8s J7s J6s J5s J4s J3s J2s
ATo KTo QTo JTo TT T9s T8s T7s T6s T5s T4s T3s T2s
A9o K9o Q9o J9o T9o 99 98s 97s 96s 95s 94s 93s 92s
A8o K8o Q8o J8o T8o 98o 88 87s 86s 85s 84s 83s 82s
A7o K7o Q7o J7o T7o 97o 87o 77 76s 75s 74s 73s 72s
A6o K6o Q6o J6o T6o 96o 86o 76o 66 65s 64s 63s 62s
A5o K5o Q5o J5o T5o 95o 85o 75o 65o 55 54s 53s 52s
A4o K4o Q4o J4o T4o 94o 84o 74o 64o 54o 44 43s 42s
A3o K3o Q3o J3o T3o 93o 83o 73o 63o 53o 43o 33 32s
A2o K2o Q2o J2o T2o 92o 82o 72o 62o 52o 42o 32o 22


If you have any questions or if you are unsure about the way you've played a hand, you can always start a discussion in our beginner's course forum:

No-Limit Beginner's Course

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