I wanted to share a little basics of poker with anyone interested. Let’s start with Table Position first, This chart shows a basic 9 person table. UTG is same as EP = Early Position, Middle is Middle, & HJ & CO are same as Late Position.
Next we have a chart showing percent’s of pre-flop hands & the chance of them winning
(KEEP IN MIND THIS IS PERCENTS BEFORE ANYONE CALLS & THE MORE PLAYERS THAT CALL OR RAISE THE MORE THE % WILL DROP!!!)
Now combining the 2 charts above we come to the next chart, this one tells from your position & cards what the most common action should be… aa aaWhether or not a pot has been raised should be a very important factor in your decision to play a particular starting hand. Your selection of starting hands should change when the pot has been raised by a reasonable player. If there has been a raise and a re-raise before you’re due to act, then you should only consider playing with a very strong hand. Of course this will also depend on the personality types of the other players and whether the game is very loose or passive… Beginners can treat starting hand charts as the gospel, but once you know enough about the game to recognize appropriate opportunities, you can deviate because your adjustment may represent a more profitable play.
Don’t fall into the trap of playing any two cards. Most poker players want to play hands and as a beginner it’s very easy to be seduced by suited cards or picture cards, or any two-card holding that contains an Ace of a King – but if you play hold-em correctly, you’re going to be selective and toss away the vast majority of hands you’re dealt.
When you gain more poker playing experience you can begin to open up your range of starting hands – but until then, proceed with caution and only play the best hands. Loose, promiscuous play will get you into trouble and is the downfall of many players. Now what is range??? Well here it is in a shell of a Nuts
☼ ☼ ù ☼ ☼ ù ù ☼ RANGE IS >>>>>----- Often used to refer to a grouping of starting hands, usually in the context of speaking of an opponent’s likely holdings. For example, if a tight player decides to re-raise a pre-flop bet, that action likely narrows his “range” of possible hands. If he keeps betting on later streets, that further narrows his possible hands depending on how the community cards come.
When discussing strategy, it is often more feasible to talk about an opponent having a “range” of possible hands than a particular hand. That is to say, it usually makes more sense to conclude from an opponent’s betting that he has, say, “a range that includes big pairs and high cards” than to pin down precisely one particular hand he might have…
There is a total of 169 non-equivalent starting poker hands in Texas Hold ’em, which is composed of 13 pocket pairs, 78 suited hands and 78 unsuited hands.
I WILL POST MORE SOON, TRY THESE BASICS OUT AND GOOD LUCK AT THE TABLES!!!