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1. Will you play with middle-sized cards like 4567?
2. Why not?
This is because you cannot make the nuts without an exception.
3. Why a poker hand like 6789 is a worse than a hand like 10JQK?
This is because if you make a nut straight, the low is automatically out.
4. Will you always play two aces?
No. A pair of aces without going anything for it should be thrown away in an early position.
5. What if there is no raising?
You can call with a weak two-ace hand, expecting to hit your set.
6. When will you throw your playing hand away that has an ace-deuce without anything else?
You should throw it against tight players for a cold raise.
7. What about a weak ace-trey in early position?
It will generally cost you money.
8. Is there any exception?
Yes when the game has one or more live poker players.
9. What about four low cards without an ace like 2345?
Such hands are so bad because if an ace comes, your lows are good.
10. If you play these hands in a multi-way pot and no ace flops?
The best play is to throw your hand away but it depends on what exactly comes out.
11. Is there a big difference between ace-trey and deuce-trey?
Yes. The difference is that in good position, ace-trey is always worth playing before the flop but deuce-trey is generally not.
12. What about high pairs with two other big cards?
They are normally playable.
13. What is the problem with flopping a set of aces?
The ace puts a low card on board.
14. Does it mean that you should play two kings stronger than two aces?
No, as an ace can come to beat you.
15. Will you raise before the flop if you have a hand like KKQJ?
No. Many pre-flop raising in this game is strictly done to knock out players behind you.
16. What about raising before the flop to gain more profit from the pot?
This is not the good approach.
17. When you should go and raise?
You should go ahead and raise when you have a hand like AA23.
18. What about position?
It is essential and you should play more online poker hands in the last positions than in the early positions. But, you should ignore playing middle-sized hands.
19. How does a lot of raising affect you before the flop?
It adds little to your profits but adds more to your fluctuations.
20. Before the flop, does a lot of raising affect the number of hands that you play?
Not so much. You should still play more number of hands.
21. What is an exception?
You should throw away your average hands that you sometimes play in last position.
22. How can a big pot affect your play on the flop?
You are induced to play a bit looser. For instance, you may go for a back-door low with an ace-deuce if you have anything else like back-door nut flush draw.
23. Example of a trap hand on the flop.
The flop is 569 and you have a trey-four with a jack-high flush draw. You should throw away this hand if you are against many rivals.
24. What if you are heads up?
You can play this hand unless you are against someone who will not contest.
25. What kind of hands you will generally play?
You should like to play those hands that can make the nuts.
26. What is an exception?
You are heads up and the hand has many different probabilities.
27. How do completed low hands affect the high hands?
Completed low hands affects high hands to lose their value.
28. What do back-door potential or more outs do for you?
They may make your hand playable.
You have AKK3 and the flop comes 1084. Even if you are drawing to only a deuce for the nut low, a king may win the entire pot for you and another spade gives you the nut flush draw.
30. What if you make an ace-trey low?
You should decide first whether you should pay off a bet.
31. What if you are trap in a jam?
You should throw your hand away.
32. How will you play your hand if you are going low on the flop?
Carefully, unless you cannot get forged, you have an ace-high flush draw, or you have other potential.
33. What if you flop top set?
You do not care going into war if there is no low draw and you are against a foolish kind player who easily can have a smaller set.
34. What about you make a low and get quartered?
You should certainly discard your hand.
35. Give an example?
You have an ace-deuce. The flop comes 567 and you are last to perform and five rivals ahead of you bets, raises and re-raises. In this case, you should possibly throw your hand away.
36. What would you do when you play an ace-trey in a multi-way pot and flop a low draw?
Discard your hand especially if you do not have anything else to go with your low draw.
37. Example of a poker bluffing opportunity?
The flop comes 1093 and someone bet. You can raise sometimes without anything. In a short-handed pot, your rival may bet an ace-ten thinking you do not have anything.
38. For example, you have an ace-deuce, made your low on fourth street, but do not have anything to play with it. How would you play your hand if there is a bet and callers?
You should just call. You do not want your initial bettor to re-raise and drive the players out in the middle.
39. For example, the original bettor is a tight player who always goes for low and you have a medium pair to go along with your low?
If he now re-raises and drive out everyone else, you may win the high.
40. Will you raise on the end when you have the nuts?
Not really. It is sometimes right to check it.
41. Give an example?
In a four-person pot, you are last to perform and the board is 2345J. If you only have a wheel, you are against one or two wheels and a flush as well.
42. You have an ace-deuce. How does play in a four-handed pot different from the play in a three-handed pot?
If another player has also an ace-deuce, you lose money by raising in a three-handed pot. Hence, it is correct for you to not to raise. You would break even in a four-handed pot. Therefore, you can raise.
43. In a three-handed pot, what are the exceptions to not to raise?
You play good and are certain that you are not against another ace-deuce, or you are against a rival who is very live.
Note: that the remaining questions pertains to the high-limits games, where the approach is sophisticated. You will be playing against many rivals who are experienced poker players and hope to have a good result. You should also play extremely well.
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