Sep 20, 2018


Texas Hold’em is one of the popular form of poker where there are three rounds of community cards. Each player starts with two hole cards and can use dealt face up with betting after each round. The game looks easy to play but is made up of thrilling difficulties. The game is misleading and many variables need to be considered while playing Texas Hold’em. While we do believe, pros have their own personal playing style based on their experiences, we bring you a list of some of the tips for playing Texas Hold’em if you are just beginning to it.

Know your opponents

Players who know poker well plays a tight and hostile game. If your opponent is playing weak hands, you indeed have a chance of making money if your hands are better than your opponent’s hands. Many players play loosely and all you need to be is careful to make a lot of money in poker. So, observe your opponents carefully how they are playing.

Avoid playing every hand

Do remember folding is not a symbol of naivety. Try not to make a mistake of playing as many hands as possible as you will lose your stacks very easily. Know best starting hands and take time while making decisions.

They are just suited hands

Do not overvalue the suited cards as many beginners do. It does make your hands better but understand the difference between value and unused. You can consider throwing a hand like ten-six whether it’s suited or not.

Know the significance of position

Sometimes, having excellent position can win you a lot of money than having excellent cards. Always try to understand the strength of your opponent’s hands if they act in front of you. You should make your bets accordingly and understand your position in respect to the blinds which is indeed a key factor in winning the hand.

Know when to call

You can close the betting action if you are on the button or if you want to hide your excellent hands to raise the stakes in later betting rounds.

Know your limits

Join the tables which your bankroll can afford and do remember your financial limitations while pondering over table limits.


Pocket cards? Suited cards? All you yearn is for two cards that have the best chance to win in Texas Hold'em and pondering over it makes it a really maddening game at least for beginners. Knowing which hands are playable or not is one of the primary parts to become a strong Texas Hold’em player. Here is a list of the top starting hands in Texas Hold’em using pocket cards. Note that the belief does differ on which starting hands are best and it also depends on the other aspects such as a number of players in the hand, community cards and your position.

Pocket Aces or Ace- Ace

Pocket Aces are considered as the best hand in the starting hand when playing Texas Hold’em. The ideal situation for the pocket aces is to head up on the flop and do not slow play. However, winning chances of pocket aces may go down when more players enter the pot. So, the less opponent in the hand the better.

Pocket Kings or King-King

Pocket Kings are considered as the second best starting hand in Texas Hold’em. Except pocket aces where it has only 18 % of chance, it rules all other pocket players with an 80-82% chance to succeed. When you hit the flop, you can slim down the field to one or two opponents with raising. Raise and re-raise are indeed a successful way to go when playing with Pocket Kings.

Pocket Queens or Queen-Queen

Pocket Queens are considered as the third most powerful starting hand in the Texas Hold’em. Your position will certainly define the way you play pocket queen pre-flop. You might get up against pocket aces or pocket kings if you get into a raising war. Statistically, the chances of your pocket queen getting up against pocket kings or aces are very low but you might need to assess the situation if the betting gets very heavy before the flop.

Pocket Jacks or Jack-Jack

Pocket Jacks are considered as the fifth most powerful starting hand in the Texas Hold’em. They are considered as the weakest and need to be handled with care. Playing JJ can be really tricky before the flop and get really mistier after the flop. The best thing about JJ is that they are one of the best hands before the flop. Raising and re-raising will help you to decide whether or not you are beat. If an opponent has come in for an early-position raise, then you need to be more cautious.

Pocket Tens or Ten-Ten

Known as TNT or dynamite, having pocket tens can give you a head-start. This is the only starting hand in top starting hands without a face card. Chances are that dynamite will fair well against other premium hands since many people will be playing premium hands. Nonetheless, they will still win against over-cards.

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