Texas Hold Em Poker Tips – Playing Hands of Middle Suit Connectors and Small Pairs

In a perfect work we would all play premium cards every hand but, in reality, this isn’t always an available strategy. This Texas Hold Em Poker tips all about all-roundedness and resilience as they are favourable traits. You can play smaller pairs or middle suited connectors some hands given the right situations.

Middle suited connectors are hole cards that fall within the middle of the stack so they have room available above and below them. Of course suited means they are the same suit. Examples of this would be 9C-8C or 7H-6H. It is fair enough to see a flop with these cards as long as the price to pay isn’t too high. Don’t be afraid to make small raises though as these hands have the potential to make alot of money from you opponents if you actually hit something on the flop.

Personally, I consider anything 10 and below a small pair and you can debate this as you will. You can take my Texas Hold Em Poker tips or leave them. Lets face it though, the average poker player’s chances with a 10 are quite similar to a 3 or 4. Don’t move to the flop unless noone has raised before you, or after you call. Small pairs are one of the easiest hands to make a decision on; if you don’t pull trips on the flop just bail.

Middle pairs are much tougher to play and this is the reason its small or nothing in my books. If you can flop a set (a set is three of a kind) thats great, if not you can get yourself into a pickle. Suppose you have yourself pocket 9′s and the flop comes J-8-4. Even if your opponent had bet first and its your turn or if you raise first and they call you, you have a dire situation on your hands. These types of plays require the utmost skill in decision making, with instincts playing a vital role in the process. Lets face it, you probably don’t have what it takes to make a call any better then a pure guess, and if you are playing online poker then you may aswell be playing with your eyes shut. Solution? Don’t get into the situation to begin with.

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