How To Play Ace King. By Mark Holland. Ace-King, especially when suited, is a very strong starting hand in No-Limit Holdem Poker. However, unless you connect with the board you will have only an ace-high hand to show down at the end. This makes playing ace-king problematic in some circumstances.
Ace-King, especially when suited, is a very strong starting hand in No-Limit Holdem Poker. However, unless you connect with the board you will have only an ace-high hand to show down at the end. This makes playing ace-king problematic in some circumstances.
The Sklansky and Malmuth starting hands table groups together certain hands in Texas Hold'em based on their strength. Starting with the strongest set of hands that you can be dealt in group 1, the hands get progressively weaker working down the table until the virtually unplayable hands in group 9.
Poker Hands . At PokerStars, we deal many varieties of poker, some of which use different hand rankings. Hold’em, Omaha, Seven Card Stud and Five Card Draw all use the traditional ‘high’ poker rankings. Omaha Hi/Lo, Razz and Stud Hi/Lo use the ‘Ace to Five’ (‘California’) low hand rankings for low hands.
Group 3: TT, AK, AQs, AJs, KQs. This next group of starting hands is also a strong bunch. You should definitely be looking to raise pre-flop with any of these hands too. We’ve already talked about the power of AK, but starting hands like AQs, and AJs, are also very strong and often run into weaker Ace-X combinations.
Pocket Aces Strategy. By Greg Walker. Watch SplitSuit's AA video for a definitive guide on playing pocket aces in Texas Hold'em. Looking down and seeing ‘the bullets' is one of the highlights of Texas Hold'em. Pocket aces is the #1 starting hand in Hold'em; however, this is where people make the first mistake.
Pocket Jacks is one of the hands most misplayed by beginner poker players and it starts from the moment they're dealt to you. But they don't have to be a curse. In this 3-part series we'll walk you through how to play pocket jacks like a pro and avoid the pitfalls of playing your jacks too strong.
Pocket kings are the second best starting hand in Texas Holdem. There is no other starting hand in hold'em except pocket aces that are stronger pre-flop. However, just like "pocket rockets", the "cowboys" can also get you into trouble at the tables.
Five of a kind is a poker hand containing five cards of the same rank, such as 3 ♥ 3 ♦ 3 ♣ 3 ♠ 3 ("five of a kind, threes"). It ranks above a straight flush but is only possible when using one or more wild cards, as there are only four cards of each rank in a standard 52-card deck.