Poker strategy: How good are your best cards?iStock/leminuit
“The best hand going in wins.” The better the cards you decide to play, the more you may expect to win. Expect some heartbreaking setbacks along the way, though.
Poker strategy: Stay for two more cards…iStock/kosmos111
… if the first three cards have the same suit or form a sequence. If you get a fourth that fits the suit or sequence, keep going. Otherwise, fold after the fifth card.
Poker strategy: Watch the betting action.
A pair in the hole (also called a wired pair) is a promising hand, but not if the pair is probably beaten by cards visible on the table. The betting action may guide the decision to call or fold.