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Winning Hands in Texas Holdem-Which Hands Should You Play to Win?

Author: Sean Moronse

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The poker tournament we usually see on TV is the no limit variation of Texas Holdem. It is aptly termed as no limit because a player can bet all his chips during the game play. This form of Texas Holdem is perfect for those who have mastered the game and loves taking high risks, but for those who are still learning the basics of Texas Holdem, it is wise to start with the Low Limit Texas Holdem for practice. Low Limit Texas Holdem is a form of poker which sets a bet limit for each round of the game with the limit ranging anywhere from $2 - $4.

If you want to win in Texas Holdem, you have to take note of three things - position in relation to the dealer, patience, and power. Choosing a starting hand to play with is the most important decision a poker player must make. It is very bad practice to play too many hands so better avoid doing this. The best strategy is to be patient and wait for the powerful winning hands in Texas Holdem before making your call. Since the player's position also matters, various types of winning hands in Texas Holdem must also be played relatively.

One common mistake that novice poker player makes is holding onto the wrong set of cards instead of folding them. Thus, if you are still learning the ropes in Texas Holdem, it will be well worth it to memorize which are the winning hands in Texas Holdem.

Luck is definitely on your side if you are initially dealt with a pair of Aces, likewise known as pocket rockets, since this is the best possible starting hand. A pair of Kings and a pair of Queens are also great opening hands of Texas Holdem. An Ace and a King of similar suit is also acceptable since you can form the nut flush with ease with these cards. Likewise, an Ace and Queen with the same suit also increases the chances of you being the winner.

Other potential winning hands in Texas Holdem include a Pair of Jacks, a King and Queen of similar suit or otherwise, an Ace and a Jack, a King and a Jack, and an Ace and a Ten. You must remember though that the mentioned best opening hands will have greater chances of winning against these cards, but when played intelligently, these cards can out win the greater hands.

These are just some of the winning hands in Texas Holdem which you can play on. But possessing these hands is not a guarantee of you winning. The game of poker still relies largely on how you manage your cards and analyze your opponent's skill. However, having the mentioned winning hands in Texas Holdem improves your chances of besting other players in the game, just make sure you do not become so obvious in 'telling' so that you will not fall trap to manipulative measures from your opponents and end up losing your precious bankroll.

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