Holdem Poker Starting Hands

Playing a Hand in Holdem Poker

Playing a hand in unlimited holdem begins with bargaining in preflop. Here you claim for the pot with good hands, get rid of trash hands and try to steal cheap pots when you have a chance to do so. This game stage offers the biggest space for styling and inventiveness. As soon as the flop appears and common cards are opened there comes general understanding of the right and wrong moves and good player should always know what’s right and what’s not. But in preflop all players look at a clean sheet and there are so many things to do within reasonable limits of course.

How you play in preflop depends upon your basic approach to the game

Each of the three styles described below differ by their gaming style in preflop.

  1. A conservative player prefers to play only a few pots. When he really plays he needs either one of the best hands or very high gain from the game. He tries to minimize the number of difficult decisions, which he can face after flop.
  2. An aggressive player is ready to play more hands with weaker cards. He prefers to see more flops than a conservative player does and he is sure in his ability to read the board and avoid traps when his hand is second after the best one.
  3. A superaggressive player participates in playing a lot of pots possibly up to 30%. He tries to steal a few pots and see a few flops cheaply. He counts on his own skills which helps him to get off cheap when his hand is beaten collecting at the same time major pots with really strong or accidental hands catching great pots.