Understanding How and When to Fold in Poker.
To fold and throw your hand into the discard pile; the discard pile itself. Nuts The best possible hand that can be made in any given situation of a game. Playing the Overs An agreement among the players left in a game who want to play a higher limit. Rock A poker player who has a reputation for playing consistently low risk poker. Rounder A poker player who plays a game nearly every night.
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There is nothing worse than getting pocket aces, raising to your standard 2.5x or 3x the big blind and watching everyone fold preflop. It is even worse to progress through a hand, acquiring the nuts along the way, then watching everyone fold because you play the hand in such a way that you make it too obvious. There is a lot to think about when playing the nuts, yet many players simply sit.
Pot limit Omaha is basically the only game in poker where there is a good case to fold the nuts in certain spots. The clearest example of this is the nut straight in specific situations.
In an increasingly changing world, poker games are evolving rapidly. In this episode we tackle the subject of game selection and how to go about it. To round things off there’s a strat-chat hand (26:00) from a home game where our hero flops the nuts, but fails to fold after one of the worst possible run outs.
Each poker deck has fifty-two cards, each designated by one of four suits (clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades) and one of thirteen ranks (the numbers two through ten, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace). Therefore, the odds of getting any Ace as your first card are 1 in 13 (7.7%), while the odds of getting any spade as your first card are 1 in 4 (25%). Unlike coins, cards are said to have “memory.
Guys might roll their eyes when they fold rags that would've hit the nuts on the flop, but in general I don't see people lose their shit over them. It's the close call ones that actually happen a decent amount in everyone's poker life that can be frustrating. Debating that small pocket pair to call a raiser and after you fold it hits quads or a full house, the A-8 you almost called the min.