Starting hands and charts

If you want to not only play poker, but also win some cash, you need to study our high-quality training articles on online poker strategy. In this section of the site you will find articles on basic and advanced poker strategy (mainly for no limit Texas hold'em), the strategies of tournament poker, as well as articles on the psychology of poker and poker math from well-known professional players.

Playing your starting hands in poker

The correct use of your starting hands in poker is often a challenge for beginner poker players. The articles presented in this section of our site will give you basic recommendations about how you should play your starting hands on all streets. You should not only read these articles, but also try to use the described techniques on practice. Only that way you will be able to learn how to play with your starting hands in No-Limit Texas Hold'em.

There are no general rules about how you should play with any given hand in poker, because a lot depends on your opponent, board structure and other factors. In our articles you'll be able to find only recommendations about the correct and profitable playing your starting hands. It often happens that players do play very well on preflop, but are extremely bad at flop and turn. You should learn how to play most profitably on every street. Moreover, you will be able to achieve this only if you will be able to evaluate situations from logical and mathematical points of view.

Remember, that in our articles you will find instructions and recommendations about playing with different starting hands in Texas Hold'em. That does not mean that you will need to play these hands exactly the same way as it is stated in the articles. You should just read them and make your own conclusions, because you are unlikely to be able to play the same starting combination in the same way twice.

However, that does not mean that articles in this section may not be useful. On the contrary, they will show you how you should be thinking when you find yourself in one or another situation with a specific hand.