|Written by Reggie Anderson|
|Wednesday, 25 May 2011 09:23|
Play now!What do you do in Texas Holdem with those hands that are not great but not bad either?
We all know what to do with Aces and Kings and hands like 2-7 but what about some other hands that are almost playable. Let’s call these hands “marginal” and decide how to play them.
You get a lot of marginal hands dealt to you when playing Texas Holdem. In online poker where the action is fast and furious that means you are getting a lot of hands, many of which are probably not playable. What do you do with these hands? You could definitely just fold most of them but are there some playable ones? If you have a K-9 suited or a Q-8 suited then you are best off just folding. With the K9, if you catch your King on the flop, you’re feeling pretty good but your 9 kicker is awfully weak. This is a tough hand to get rid of and it could cost you a lot of chips if someone else has a king with a better kicker. One of the best flops for the K-9 is 10-J-Q, and even then someone might have you beat with AK.
Forced to Play
Other Marginal Hands