In the three previous lessons we have built on the Poker Basics course and focused specifically on correct pre-flop play in no limit Texas Hold’em cash games. There’s a lot of information to process, so here is a summary of all those essentials, as well as a chart that you can print out and keep handy for cash game play.
You should also try your hand at the questions at the bottom of the page, which will test your knowledge of cash game play so far, and also hit the PokerStars tables again to put all of this into practice.
It is worth repeating yet again that there will always be exceptions to every rule in poker. But stick to these guidelines to build a solid game in no limit Hold’em cash:
You should take a few minutes to remember the rules above.
We have talked about the general concepts of the pre-flop game in no limit Texas Hold’em. The following chart gives a firm idea of what kind of hand you should be playing and in what situations.
First column: Your cards.
Second column: Your position.
Third to fifth columns: Action in front of you.
What to do if somebody raises after you:
This is quite easy but does not feature on the chart.
There is a final easy but very important rule about the starting hand chart: if your hand is not in the chart, you should fold.