Winning Strategy For Low Limit Stud High Games

Just like in every limit game, in Stud High it is also of key importance to choose the right starting hand because you cannot bluff out most of the time your opponents from the pots. The best starting hand is very often also the best hand at the end! The preparation of the winning strategy at แทงบอลออนไลน์ is essential for the players. The establishing of the restrictions and limitations is beneficial to avoid the money loss at the online poker room. An increase in the bank balance of the people is possible with bonuses and rewards.

However in low limit games many players have no idea what the good starting hands are in this game. Whether they’re in Vegas or sat with guides open and www.Poker.dk running, some people seem to find it almost impossible to establish what works and what doesn’t. There are many different ways to be successful in online poker. The easiest is to learn the basic rules and see some hand histories. I teach you how to be a winner in low limit games so pay extreme attention and learn stud poker in the following article.

It is very interesting to read no limit hold’em tips on the web. There are thousands of websites describing the right strategy and trying to teach the players how to make the right decisions (just like the site you are reading now). However in no limit hold’em many players do not make crazy decisions without any reasonable chance of winning. And it is also hard to teach the bluff factor in no limit texas hold’em. In Stud High the situation is different. People have no idea of good starting hands; they call you all the way to hit their miracle and most of the time the miracle will not come. It is a limit game; this means you do not have to be scared that experienced players will bluff you out at the end. This means you should not try to bluff too often on low stakes, choose the proper starting hands and win the pots!

I do not want to go over all the rules and strategies. You can do that on thousand different sites. I write down very briefly some important issues to refresh your knowledge on Stud High, on what you should remember:

  • play few hands preflop and be very tight
  • when you enter a pot do not only call but raise
  • do not play small pairs with low kicker, like 334 or 558, these are huge underdogs against high pairs
  • play high pairs, or from late position if you have 3 higher cards than what the other players show as their “up card” then you can enter the pot with a raise
  • do not play small straight or flush draws
  • play your high straight or flush draws if your draws are live

Now let’s see an extreme example. Why do I say extreme? In the following example I will start the hand with a set of aces. That is the strongest possible Stud High starting hand. Getting dealt three of a kind in Stud High has the probability of 1/425 (0,235%). In Stud High you should play your high pairs fast and strong but three of a kind is so strong by itself that you can let yourself have another card to make the other players improve their hand and then build then a nice pot.

In the given hand I have: AAA. The game is $5/$10 limit stud high with 8 players. All the opponents have small cards as up card. In this situation I have such a strong starting hand that I do not want to scare all these mediocre hands away and only make a call. Two other players make the $1.50 call for the bring in and four of us wait for the 4th street. I receive the K which makes my hand even scarier than before. The other players have the following up cards: Q3, T9 and 42. It seems like no one has improved and I do not want to scare them away with my monster. I check and hope the other players make some action so I can call. Everyone checks.

On 5th street I receive 3. The hands of my opponents are the following with the 5th street cards: XXQ38, XXT96 and XX428 (x stands for the unknown cards). Now it is possible that some of them picked up some draws. It is also important to mention that if I want to build a nice pot it is about time to start. I bet $10, the following two players call and the XX428 player folds. Three of us wait for the 6th street.

I get the J. It is hard to decide whether this card is good or bad for me. My hand has not improved therefore at the end someone might beat me with luck. On the other side my hand does not look dangerous at all and some weak two pairs or draws might call. The two remaining opponents have the XXQ384 and XXT966. The first of my two opponents seems weak but the second one has improved for sure. The player with the pair of sixes bets $10. I do not put him on straight because he would have bet with it on the 5th street. He also cannot have a full house because he would have bet with two pair before. He might bluff and feel weakness or he might have two pair or three of a kind now. I raise $20 and the next player folds. A bit surprising but the original bettor raises $30 and I reraise $40 (to the maximum in this round of betting) and he makes the call.

On the 7th street I get the 5 and his card is not shown of course (as it is the last card). Unfortunately I have not improved. My opponent checks (showing weakness of not hitting at the end what he was waiting for) I bet $10 and he calls. Now I get to see his whole hand: 76T9665. I win $140 with three of a kind aces against three of a kind sixes. My opponent picked up three sixes on the 6th street, we have built a nice pot and neither one of us improved at the end.

The conclusion shows two facts: starting slow with a monster paid off because I gave someone a chance to catch something strong and build a pot. The other is what I said in the beginning: choose the right starting hands! My opponent played with 76T. What kind of a trash hand is that? You should always fold those kinds of hands to avoid trouble. Of course at the end he could have caught full house and beat me but I had the better hand all the way.

Viola

Viola

Viola Bonfiglio is fond of playing casino games both online and offline. When not playing, Viola loves to write while drinking coffee. She also owns some micro business across Atlanta.

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