Poker Hand: Questions and Answers

Reading Hands in poker

1. What is the common method to reading poker hands?

Determine what a rival's check, bet, or raise mean and consider the plays he has made throughout the hand, together with his exposed cards, to come to a decision about his hand.

2. Will it be a mistake to put a rival on a hand early and to stick with your early conclusion?


3. Suppose on third street you raise with a high card up and a rival showing a small card calls your raise. He chases another small card on fourth street near in rank to his upcard and bets after you check. You call and on fifth street you both chase blanks. When you check, he also checks. What hand would he likely have?

He would have three-card low with a small pair.

4. What if your rival chases another low card on sixth street which looks to give him a small straight?

You should not fold.

5. What if he chases a blank on sixth street ?

You should bet and then again bet on the rivere if you make two pair.

6. How will play on the river if he chases good on sixth street poker?

You should check and call, as you have a little shot at the high half of the pot (or you may even scoop the entire pot).

7. What if you cannot beat a small pair?

You may want to bet as there is little chance that you can pick up the pot if your rival has missed his low.

8. What would you actually determine?

You should determine whether your rival has a bad hand, an average hand, a good hand or a best poker hand.

9. If a rival bets on the end, what hand is he improbable to have?

He might improbable have an average hand.

10. What is the best way of reading hands?

The best way to read hands is to work backward.

11. Suppose if someone with a small card up cold calls a raise and a re-raise by a king and a small card chases medium-sized cards greater than an eight on fourth and fifth streets, but is able to raise on sixth street , what would be his most likely hand?

He may have a rolled-up set. It is likely not possible that he would have gone so far with something like a small three straight.

12. Assume that a player on sixth street who called a raise on third street has ?? 2 Q 610 . The player with a king in the door and a small pair on board bets; another player who caught an ace on sixth street and who has two other small cards up, both lower than a six, raises; and this player calls the raise. Does he have a draw to a six?

No, even though if he has started with three small cards.

13. Why is that?

Because the cards shown in his rival's hand may give him a little chance to win at least half the pot.

14. What this player will probably have?

He might have at least a gut-shot staight draw, but more possible a fulsh draw as well.

15. When you have cut down your rival's possible hands to a limited number, what do you use to determine what he likely have?

You should use mathematics of games.

16. If on fourth street, a tight player starts with a six up, chases a blank and then chases an ace on fifth street . Now, he bets. You have a hidden pair of kings with two small cards up and are trying to decide whether you should fld or call. If two aces were already exposed, especially on third street , what should you do?

You should continue on when he bets.

17. Why is this right?

Because it is much possible that you are against four low cards rather than three low cards and a pair of aces.

18. What if the aces are all live and you believe that this is a possible card for your rival to have in the hole?

You should consider folding very strongly.

19. Why?

Because you could be locked out of the high and your hand does not two-way possibility.

20. Assume you start with A A 2 . You raise and a aggressive rival behind you, who has trey up, re-raises. You and your rival both pair your door cards on fourth street and he bets. What would you do?

If you think your rival is equally as possible to have two other small cards in the hole as another trey, you should at least call.

21. If you chase a trey on fifth street and your rival bets again chasing an eight, what will be your play?

Your play would be to raise if you know your rival will bet again if he had only a pair and four low cards.

22. What is the other factor as how to read hands and how to play your own hand?

The number of players in the pot.

23. How do the players play their hands in multi-way poker pots?

They play their hands more straightforward.

24. When else do they play in a straightforward manner?

When some players are left to perform.

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