Starting Hands

You've got to know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. That's why it's vital to know which starting hands are worth playing. If you're not sure of the cards you're holding, don't be afraid to fold. Rather hold onto your chip stack and stay to play another round.

The following starting card (your pocket cards!) combinations should help you make the right choice.

The top 10 best starting hands are:

1. Ace-Ace (Pocket Rockets)

Ace-Ace (Pocket Rockets)
6. Jack-Jack

2. King-King (Cowboys)

King-King (Cowboys)
7. King-Queen Suited

King-Queen Suited
3. Queen-Queen (Ladies)

Queen-Queen (Ladies)
8. Ace-Jack Suited

Ace-Jack Suited
4. Ace-King Suited (Big Slick)

Ace-King Suited
9. Ace-King Unsuited

Ace-King Unsuited
5. Ace-Queen Suited

Ace-Queen Suited
10. 10-10


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Texas Hold 'em is one of the fastest games at an online poker table. The best way to get on top of your game is knowing which hands to play - good hands versus bad hands. Here is a quick and easy guide to use when you're just starting out at the lower limit tables:

Hands to raise with:
These are top cards you want to hang onto before the first three cards are dealt (Flop): Hands to raise with

Hands to call with:
You want to see the first three cards (Flop) with these hands and then decide. Do not call three bets with these hands, call only one or two.

Hands to call with

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