Group 7: Suited Cards in Holdem Poker

Part 7. How Do You Use Suited Cards to Your Advantage?

Suited cards

I have one uncommon move that I like to use with suite. If I’m in first or second position I will raise on them in 15% of cases pretending that I have top pair. I have to bluff from time to time in early position and suite as randomizer keeps my opponents from reading my bluff. When liaisons turn in a strong hand on the flop, hardly can anyone suspect me of having it, and when in the end I open the winning hand my opponents remember it for long time.

The remaining part of the chapter describes ordinary bets on suited liaisons subject to card hierarchy.

We’ve already discussed suited liaisons down to queen-jack hands.

With suited lack-ten in early position at a weak table I would enter bargaining with limping. In middle position I would be more aggressive combining raises and calls in correlation fifty to fifty.

I would fold suited ten-nine in early position, limp them in middle position (having of course made a few raises) and raise in late position.

I would fold suited nine-eight and eight-seven in early and middle position, fold them in sixth position and raise on the button.

I fold seven-six and six-five always but on the button in which case I would raise if I see players contributing blinds fold their cards.

And I usually fold suited five-four, four-three and three-two in any position. These cards are too weak to play them.