For anyone who enjoys gambling, Andrey Pateychuk’s new book, “Think Like a Poker Player”, is an excellent addition to his vast and very informative Poker Tips series. This book and the following two, both written by Andrey, are important resources for beginners.
When it comes to poker, players can become very scared. This is understandable because as a newcomer to poker, one may not know what to do next. The most basic of rules is to play fair, so that any winnings are fair and any losses are even.
As a beginner, the best resource for you is probably the Poker Tips books written by Andrey. These are the books with which you should begin. However, even then there are some aspects that will have to be learned at least on an intellectual level. Here’s a primer on the most common types of hands that poker players use in their games.
Flat. Flush. Two pairs. You know the list.
They are all, when used correctly, the best and most efficient hands in poker games. While these hands are sometimes referred to as a ‘shot gun’ when playing for minimum stakes, they are also the ones that will win you the most hands. It takes skill and a good plan to consistently play with these hands in your games.
You should always look at these hands as being valued in terms of their value over the entire hand, which is usually much higher than the value of the hand alone. For example, if you look at this hand, your first instinct will be to bet. However, in the long run, it is much better to call, at least until you learn how to play the hand to your advantage. Flat hands are the most efficient hands in which to play and they are good for almost any situation. However, they are the only effective hands if you are not going for your Sit-N-Go or Seven Card Stud game. Otherwise, flat hands are never worth anything.
All in all. This is a hand that looks like it could be a ‘proper’ One-Card Draw, but it is actually called an All-In-One because the strategy does not get complicated. The All-In-One is a dead draw for the flop, straight or turn.
This hand has a tendency to win for absolutely every situation in a poker game. It is the perfect hand to play for pocket pairs, caddy and others, as well as for the sit-n-go. The All-In-One should also be used for One-Pairs or Seven Card Stud.
Play the Money. The Money is another type of flat, and this is the hand that you most often see used in Sit-N-Go or Seven Card Stud.
Here, the player is playing a five-card board and all he needs to do is force the flop with the two cards he has, and hope that the other player does not have the exact same hand. In order to win with this type of hand, it is very important to be aware of the quality of other players’ hands and to try to play the most valuable hands available. Winning with the Money can only be achieved with poker strategy.
Even though the All-In-One is the most likely to be included in Sit-N-Go or Seven Card Stud, it can also be seen more frequently in Sit-n-Go games. With this, you should be able to see which types of hands you should be concentrating on for your Sit-N-Go and Seven Card Stud games.