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I believe in poker the way I believe in the American Dream. Poker is good for you. It enriches the soul, sharpens the intellect, heals the spirit, and – when played well, nourishes the wallet. ~Lou Krieger

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Nowadays, there are numerous variations of the poker game that might make any person interested in starting to play a bit confused. However, regardless of the niche of poker that you will be playing with your friends or in a casino, you will be glad to learn that the basic rules of the game are the same. For starters, if you want to start playing poker, you should understand the order of cards in the deck. Like in most card games, the weakest card is two, whereas the strongest one is the Ace.

In addition to understanding the deck, you will also need to familiarize yourself with the poker hands. The weakest hand is the high card, even though according to some rules, you basically need a pair in order to wager. However, it is necessary to mention that in most poker games whenever you are the first one to wager, you are not allowed to bet unless the high card is a figurine card. The highest hand and also the hardest one to get is the straight royal flush. The straight royal flush implies having all the consecutive cards from the card of ten to the Ace on the same suit.

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The main idea of the aforementioned is that A, K is the best hand to be played after the flop. After you see the flop, you need to make the right decisions in order to change the odds in your favour. Before the flop, you have already defined the range of your opponent. Now you need to narrow the range and play accordingly. Using your assumptions about your opponent’s range, you can calculate your outs and your chances of winning the pot as well as the probability of winning the pot by bluffing. It is very easy to play a hand like A, K after the flop but do not let this hand to mislead you and to make a wrong decision. Any hand after the flop is to be played based on your experience. The more you play A, K hand before the flop, the better you become at reading your opponents and making more profit when you have such a hand. You will understand better the strength and weaknesses of this hand and then you’ll be able to act according to your plan and careful consideration, and not based on intuition only. This will enable you to play the hand with a profit much faster than if you stay committed to the intuitive games.

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Weak players play more aggressively before the flop, hoping to recover their losses after the flop by the money they’ll get forcing their opponents to fold during the pre –flop.

Good players try to make profit from both sources: thanks to the aggressive play during the pre-flop against tight aggressive players and thanks to the play after the flop against loose aggressive players.

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A, K is considered one of the best hands in poker. This hand provides you the advantage to get the highest equity in most situations. Bear in mind that you should realize this advantage after the flop, not before. Knowing the flop will allow you to get out with minimum losses, if that is the case.
To call with A, K draw is not a very good idea. It should be applied only in the following situations:

  1. If you want to lure your opponent into a trap with absolute nuts.
  2. When you feel that your opponent is bluffing but there is a chance that he has a better hand. In this case, the most important thing is to control the pot.
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