Even though I have been playing pocket kings for years now, I still find new ways to implement into my game. Today I am going to share a way that you can play pocket kings and it will especially work when you are in late position.
If you have watched poker on TV, you will have seen and heard of certain players making a move with pocket queens or pocket jacks. While these cards are very powerful, they are not unbeatable and they have a fairly weak kicker. What I find is that when a player has two over cards, they usually have a stronger hand and while sometimes there isn’t a whole lot you can do about it, you should not commit all your chips to the pot pre-flop when you have a less than perfect hand.
In any case, I want to let you know about a new site that features starting a low limit Texas hold’em game called Pocket Kings. They have an extreme popularity amongst their members and some of the poker world’s best players as well as Martingale maniacs. Seriously, if you play in Dominobet, you can think of Martingale as The ClubApp.
Pocket Kings features to use a technique very similar to what many professionals are using today. They call this “suited high low” or “suited high and low” play. In essence, this means that in the early stages of the game, you should be playing a few different hand combinations, playing through the pre-flop, and covering the flop if there are no more than three being played before you. This style of play is particularly effective against very tight players who often fold to raises pre-flop because they think you have a great hand like pocket aces.
The best strategy to play though is to use this play against loose opponents and those that like to raise very often pre-flop. Either against these players, you should loosen your range of starting hands from late position and play more value hands from early position. This will allow you to be the first to raise and crack the bigger hands they are holding whilst at the same time, winning more pots because of their aggression.
When first to raise pre-flop, you should raise with a wide range of hands from all positions except low and middle positions. Play these hands more aggressively than if you are playing against a tighter player, and you will win more pots than if you try and be the first to raise with a wider range of hands.
It is virtually impossible to win the big pots you want to, if you play too many hands. Simply do not commit your entire stack to any one tournament or one cash game, especially if there are huge limits that have huge pots that you may have to get involved with.
However, you should look at taking home multiple chip stacks every time you risk less than 10% of your stack in a pot. If you always win chips, you can look for a nice raise after a long period of very conservative play. If you get re-raised pre-flop, you need to make a move with any half decent hand, mainly hoping to get a big flop.
This play is especially important towards the end of a tournament when the blinds and antes will be larger. There will be a lot of desperate people fighting for their share of the money and if you can constantly win small pots without much resistance, this will give you a steady income for a long time, even if you lose some big ones.
It is quite satisfying to win a pot for doing some work and having your own strategy work for you. Even the best pros in the world fail to win many pots, simply because they know so much about the game and play so well. If you learn to play good hands for multiple cards, you will be able to win many pots and make a nice amount of money for yourself.
With the popularity of poker, there are now poker coaches that offer their expertise to students. Placing a few hours after every big hand to review your latest profitable strategy, and receiving some honest feedback will massively increase the rate at which you profit. When you are working with a coach, the point is to always listen to what they have to say because they will be telling you what works and what doesn’t. Be grateful to have someone willing to invest their time in coaching you.
A quality poker training course will offer higher depth thinking and analysis than the average poker DVD. In addition, the coach will often provide many videos of prepared lessons and explainations so that you can watch them any time. Many of the better poker training sites offer both theory and practice videos, as well as articles and reviews about the most popular strategies.