Most people recognize and often speak about the star of their favorite reality television show, Jennifer Lopez, and the rising star in her life is none other than former “solo” player, one and only, JEREMY Ausmus. Aside from his professional poker record, the King of Bots has won numerous money games and a multitude of tournaments. Being able to spot these and other “in-shape” poker celebrities on television can be fun and entertaining, but you need to keep an eye out for the game as well.
As mentioned earlier, Ausmus is the star of PokerStars’s “Big Money” campaign. These commercials (not unlike the “Mean Girls” and other similar features) highlight the stories of a group of women who all belong to a professional poker network.
One of these women, Christy Matheson, is Jen’s sister. A long time fantasy tournament player herself, Christy is also an avid PokerStars member. As a result, she gets to watch her sister play the game and follow her dream, which Jen has always admired.
After meeting the men, Jen reveals to them that she has been part of the fantasy community for over ten years. Her secret to success in the game has been discovering her assets and keeping them hidden from everyone. Her strategies in this respect are quite different from hers or any other woman’s. For example, at the infamous ladies’ night out at a casino, Jen bought all the women’s pajamas and dresses and then invited the men over to “do her makeup.”
An easy reference card might give some quick insight into the actions of Jen and the others. Check it out, and you’ll see that most women’s cards are within easy reach and action. This can be good for both casual players and those who want to keep up with the action, however.
Jen’s is an aggressive style of playing, so if you’re looking for a good example of aggressive play, you might want to look for the ones that lie on the top of the pocket. You can check a few out for free with just your hand. However, if they’re turned down, you’ll have to move down a card to take them off your hand. Once they’re in your hand, you’ll find that it’s really a “set it and forget it” type of deal.
Some people think that playing cards a set may not be the most strategic way to play the game’s rules, however. Playing the ace of hearts as the second card is quite different than most people think it is.
The ace of hearts (either face up or face down) becomes the second card, and once you have an ace in your hand, you’ll see that there are two ways to go about this card. You can either play this card face up or to protect the face from a flush (three of a kind or better), you can check and “raise” the ace.
If you raise the ace, you’ll have to check it once (and you don’t want to do this if you’re a straight player because your opponent could have a five in the hole) and once you check, the Ace will be yours. Play the ace face down and that way you’ll have to check and the Ace will be yours as well.
In the two-card game, though, the Ace of Hearts becomes the fourth card (which also means it’s the third card in the set). This can make it difficult to determine whether the Ace is legal, however.
One strategy to use is to check for the Ace of Hearts before you knowif the Ace is legal. Then, play the Ace after your opponent checks and decide if he or she is bluffing.
If you’re a Jen fan and looking for a killer advice for a “whatnot”, use the Ace of Hearts as your starting point. It may be just what you need to get to that next level.