A Sports Media Network we are often asked if we have a tips or strategies for poker players who like to play Texas Hold-em! Well it just so happens that we have some knowledge in our brain bank, therefore we will try to pass on the following tidbits:
First let us explain a ‘overcard’ – a overcard in Texas-Holdem is a card in the hole or a poker players pocket cards higher than any cards showing on the board.
Now that we all understand the term ‘overcards’ the first tidbit we pass on is the fact that you can bet with just an ace or two minor overcards on the flop, however you should most often fold if a player raises your bet in this situation. If a player bets prior to you on the flop you may call with two overcards, but you should fold them at the turn unless you hand should improve. Also, you can call with two major overcard(ex A-J), if a player should raise your bet on the flop. Also, with that same hand you can check-call on the turn unless the board looks to threatening.
A small pair and a overcard kicker is a hand that you can cold call a raise with on the flop. However, if on the next round you were raised and your hand has not improved and/or someone bets before you, then you should fold. Now amazing enough, if all check on the flop you may bet on the turn although you really have nothing. Many times the other opponent players will fold in this case, unless they are too loose.
Next is that you can sometimes bluff-bet if the flop contains an ace, as in this case many of the players will fold if they don’t have pairs or an open ended straight, as it is almost impossible for them to have any overcards when the flop contains an ACE! Note! This will only work if the opponent players aren’t too many or playing to loose. Should a player suddenly bet into your raises, and you are thinking of folding, the first thing you should do is check the amount of chips the opponent has in front of him, as if he is low or out of chips he is likely bluffing with either a raise/bet as he expects to go all-in on that hand anyway.
Now that we here at Sports Media Network have passed on a few tidbit tips pertaining to playing Texas-Hold’em, stay tuned and from time to time we will share additional poker tips and information with you. Thanks for your time and enjoy poker online!