What Are the Odds – Large Slick Suited


Posted by Angelique | Posted in Holdem | Posted on 19-10-2010

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Just about every list of hold em commencing hands has Huge Slick suited (Aks in poker shorthand) near the top. It really is a extremely powerful starting hand, and one that shows a profit over time if played well. Except, it truly is not a produced hand by itself, and cannot be treated like one.

Let us appear at some of the odds involving Aks prior to the flop.

Against any pair, even a lowly pair of 2s, Huge Slick at very best a coin flip. Occasionally it really is a slight underdog because should you don’t create a hand with the board cards, Ace superior will lose to a pair.

Against hands like Aq or King-Queen where you might have the increased of the cards in the opposing hand "covered", Ace-Kings is roughly a 7 to three favorite. That’s about as very good as it gets pre-flop with this hand. It is as good as taking Ace-Kings up against seventy two offsuit.

Versus a greater hand, say Jt suited, your chances are roughly 6 to 4 in your favor. Much better than a coin flip, but perhaps not as a lot of a favored as you would think.

When the flop lands, the value of your hand will possibly be created clear. In the event you land the major pair on the board, you might have a major advantage with a best pair/top kicker situation. You can generally win wagers put in by gamblers with the same pair, but a lesser kicker.

You’ll also beat fine starting hands like Qq, and Jj if they do not flop their 3-of-a-kind. Not to mention that should you flop a flush or even a flush draw, you is going to be drawing to the nut, or greatest achievable flush. These are all things that make AKs such a nice beginning hand to have.

Except what if the flop comes, and misses you. You are going to still have two overcards (cards greater than any of those on the board). What are your chances now for catching an Ace or even a King for the turn or the river and salvaging your hand? Of course this only works if a pair is able to salvage the hand and is going to be excellent enough to win the pot.

If the Ace or King you would like to see land within the board does not also fill in someone else’s straight or flush draw, you would have 6 cards (three outstanding Kings and three remaining Aces) that can give you the best pair.

With those six outs, the chances of getting your card for the turn are roughly one in 8, so if you’re planning on throwing cash into the pot to chase it, look for at least 7 dollars in there for every one dollar you are willing to bet to keep the pot odds even. People chances do not change a great deal within the river.

While wagering poker by the likelihood doesn’t guarantee that you will win every single hand, or even every single session, not knowing the chances can be a dangerous situation for anyone at the poker table which is thinking of risking their money in a pot.

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