This is a discussion on Starting Hands within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; Starting Hands are probably the first of the key concepts that every Texas Hold'em Poker player has found himself having to handle.
Many of the best
Starting Hands are probably the first of the key concepts that every Texas Hold'em Poker player has found himself having to handle.
Many of the best players in the poker scene of today and yesterday, from Sklansky to Pescatori, have tried their hand at identifying and subdividing the starting hands according to their strength and the position from which they are played.
Although the majority of THE players know the strength of premium hands (AA, KK, AK, etc.), only a minority of them know how to correctly handle intermediate strength hands such as Ax, QJ +, 56s, 22.
Many players tend, for example, to overestimate the strength of dangerous and easily mastered hands such as AJ, KT, and even worse a large majority of these are totally unaware that there is a difference in the strength of the same hand depending on where you are. find seated.
I think that this is due to the fact that there are many articles and videos where it is told that you need to play aggressively, but unfortunately, many players inattentively watch videos and read articles and do not quite understand what aggression is (you are absolutely right) and they start to play aggressively with marginal hands or forgetting about position !!! It ends very sadly and the players again and again complain of constant bad luck !!!
Really starting hands are of great importance for those who want to be successful in tournaments.
It is necessary to be careful with the opponents so that we do not have undesirable surprises.
A wrong decision and the tournament is compromised.