Texas Hold'em Hands

Murka Entertainment Limited See more. The Hendon Mob Poker Database. Download and print out our poker hands ranking PDF, or save it to your phone. This strategy involves playing relatively few hands tight , but betting and raising often with those that one does play aggressive. The most common suit ranking goes in this order from lowest to highest: Although California had legal card rooms offering draw poker , Texas hold 'em was deemed to be prohibited under a statute that made illegal the now unheard of game " stud-horse ".

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Knowing how hard it is to have a set in a situation is very useful when you have top pair against someone who is representing a set. In this instance, say Rafi raises the flop vs our c-bet with the above range. Our overpair has Effectively using blockers is a very powerful tool when selecting hands to use as bluffs, pre-flop and post-flop.

If we select hands with the right blockers, we can lower the likelihood our opponent will continue. Flop A — T — 7 BB checks. Turn 2 BB checks. River 2 BB checks — which hands should Hero bet with? On this board, which runs out AT, deciding which hands we can value bet for three streets from the button is relatively easy AJ or better. These strong value hands are displayed in dark green and total 98 combinations.

However, in order to make ourselves more difficult to play against, we need to ensure that we also balance our bet-range with a number of bluff combinations.

We can use blockers to identify our most effective bluffing hands on the river. While not always necessary, we can also use combinatorics to make sure our range is well-balanced and unexploitable. That means our range needs to consist of two value combos for every one bluff in order to remain unexploitable.

Given that our value range consists of 98 combinations, our bluffing range should consist of 49 combinations in order to be perfectly balanced in this spot approximating is fine.

In this article, I will go through the basics of working out hand combinations or "combos" in poker and give a few examples to help show you why it is useful. Poker combinatorics involves working out how many different combinations of a hand exists in a certain situation.

Using combinatorics , you will be able to quickly work these numbers out and use them to help you make better decisions based on the probability of certain hands showing up. If you were take a hand like AK and write down all the possible ways you could be dealt this hand from a deck of cards e.

Similarly, if you wrote down all the possible combinations of a pocket pair like JJ e. As mentioned above, there are 16 combinations of any two non-paired cards.

Therefore, this includes the suited and non-suited combinations. Here are 2 extra stats that give you the total combinations of any two suited and any two unsuited cards specifically. If you then take these 4 suited hands away from the total of 16 "any two" hand combinations which include both the suited and unsuited hands , you are left with the 12 unsuited hand combinations. How many possible combinations of AK and TT are out there that our opponent could hold?

A Full House is three cards of the same kind plus a pair. For example, 3 Aces can be used plus another two cards which are a pair. The hand with the higher three-card combination wins. If for some reason the three pairs cannot be determined, use the two pairs to decide who wins. A Flush is a hand where all of the five cards are in the same suit. For example, cards which are not sequenced in the proper order can form a winning hand if all of them bear the same suit.

When the Flush ties with another player, then follow the rules for High Card. A Straight is a five-card combination which is ranked in order but does not hold the same suit. An example of this winning combination is The Ace can be taken as either a high or low card. For example, it can be used as one in an A combination or it can also be used as the highest card in a J-Q-K-A combination. Three of a Kind is a combination of three cards of the same rank with another two cards not being a pair.

A player can use J-J-J and form this kind of hand. The hand with a higher 3-card combination is declared the winner of the game.

Getting Familiar with the Texas Holdem Hands