What Are the Odds – Large Slick Suited


Posted by George | Posted in Poker | Posted on 18-01-2011

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Just about every list of holdem commencing hands has Big Slick suited (Aks in poker shorthand) near the top. It is a extremely powerful starting hand, and one that shows a profit over time if played well. But, it truly is not a produced hand by itself, and cannot be treated like one.

Let’s look at several of the odds involving Ace-Kings prior to the flop.

Versus any pair, even a lowly pair of twos, Big Slick at best a coin flip. Occasionally it is a slight underdog because should you usually do not create a hand using the board cards, Ace great will lose to a pair.

Towards hands like Aq or Kq where you might have the increased of the cards in the opposing hand "covered", Ace-Kings is roughly a seven to 3 favorite. That’s about as very good as it gets pre-flop with this hand. It’s as great as taking Aks up towards 72 offsuit.

In opposition to a better hand, say Jt suited, your likelihood are roughly six to 4 in your favor. Much better than a coin flip, but perhaps not as very much of a favored as you’d think.

When the flop lands, the value of your hand will probably be created clear. In the event you land the top rated pair on the board, you could have a major advantage with a leading pair/top kicker situation. You’ll often win wagers put in by players using the same pair, except a lesser kicker.

You are going to also beat fine starting hands like Qq, and Jack-Jack if they don’t flop their three-of-a-kind. Not to mention that should you flop a flush or even a flush draw, you is going to be drawing to the nut, or finest achievable flush. These are all things that generate AKs such a nice starting hand to have.

Except what if the flop comes, and misses you. You are going to still have two overcards (cards greater than any of those on the board). What are your chances now for catching an Ace or perhaps a King about the turn or the river and salvaging your hand? Obviously this only works if a pair is able to salvage the hand and are going to be great enough to win the pot.

If the Ace or King you would like to see show within the board doesn’t also fill in someone else’s straight or flush draw, you’d have 6 cards (3 outstanding Kings and three remaining Aces) that will give you the best pair.

With those 6 outs, the chances of landing your card within the turn are roughly one in 8, so if you’re preparing on putting money into the pot to chase it, look for at least seven dollars in there for every single one dollar you are willing to wager to keep the pot likelihood even. Those likelihood do not change very much within the river.

Whilst playing poker by the odds doesn’t guarantee that you will succeed each and every hand, or even every single session, not knowing the chances can be a dangerous predicament for anyone at the poker table that is thinking of risking their money in a pot.

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