How to play your hands preflop: You must consider your position in how you play your hand in Texas hold'em. You must know what kind of action you want with your hand, and play accordingly from your position. You obviously must play only very good hands from early position, because you have very little control over how the hand will develop.
On this site you can find all possible combinations of preflop hands that can occur in Texas Hold'em Poker. As a bonus you will also learn the nicknames of the different hands. The hands are ranked from #1 to #169, where #1 is the best. This ranking is applicable when the poker table is full ring (9-10 people).
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Preflop Hand Ranges in NL Hold'em. Pre flop hand ranges in Texas Hold’em are the framework for any hand that is played. Without a proper understanding of which hands should be played pre flop, no player will be able to effectively play post flop. Imagine players who were blindly calling raises, or even making raises, without even knowing which cards they were holding.
Preflop starting hand selection. Choosing which hands to play and which hands to fold is fundamental to playing a winning poker game. The best hands to play in Texas Holdem are: Big pocket pairs: AA-TT. Big suited connectors: AK, AQ, AJ, KQ. Big connectors: AK, AQ, AJ, KQ.
Preflop is the most common and important street in poker. The decisions you make on this street will greatly impact the rest of the hand. The hands are organized by position or the order in which you act at the table. Play starts out with the Under The Gun (UTG) player, then moves to UTG+1, UTG+2 , LoJack (LJ), HiJack (HJ), Cutoff (CO), Button (BTN), Small Blind (SB), and finally the Big Blind (BB).
Connected Hands: Connected hands can make straights! The more connected your cards are, the better chance they’ll make a straight. For this reason, 3-2 suited is better than 7-2 suited, despite carrying lower preflop equity. The chances of 3-2 making some sort of straight is a lot easier than 7-2 suited.
In general, the best hands to play in pre-flop will be big pocket pairs (Ace-Ace being the best), big suited connectors (like Ace-King) and unsuited connectors such as a Queen of Hearts and a King...
Whether you are new to poker or just looking for pre-flop range advice on which hands to play in certain situations, you have come to the right place. I have been playing and winning at poker since 2008 and have put together some charts for you. The chart will work well both online and live, in cash games and tournaments.