Texas Holdem Strategy – Ace-Seven Unsuited Pocket Hand -Let’s assume that you are playing in a Poker Tournament, and you are at a 8-player table, where you are at Seat # 8, and big and small blinds are at seats # 4 and # 5, respectively. Let’s also assume that you are 30 minutes into the Tournament, and that you have increased your stack of chips significantly to the point where you are the leader in chips at your table (4,000 chips), and you are 3rd overall in the Tournament. Four players at your table (seats # 2, 4, 5, and 8) all have less than 1,000 chips remaining.
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You draw an Ace of Hearts and Seven of Spades as pocket cards (that is, Ace-Seven unsuited). The player in front of you (seat # 7) calls the big blind bet. Given the chip scenario above, should you raise, call, or fold when it is your turn.It should be noted, first of all, that an Ace Seven unsuited hand is not a strong pocket hand, with only a 10.2 % win rate (it is only the 41st strongest out of a total of 169 possible pocket hands). Next, you have been dealt this hand in a very early position on this table, and you really have no clue what the rest of the players Poker Online are going to do, after you bet. Third, if you are thinking of raising to 1,000 chips (to force four of the players to go All-in to remain in the hand), to drive out these small stack players, this is misguided strategy. They may have mediocre hands (maybe a pair of 4’s or maybe suited connectors such as 8/9 of Hearts), and out of desperation they may call this large raise.
Additionally, there are three other players at this table with greater than 1,000 chips. So, if you make a big 1,000 chip bet with such a weak hand, there is a distinct possibility that if you lose this hand, you will be knocked out of chip leader status at the table, thus compromising future hands.Hence, Ace-Seven unsuited should not be played in this situation (that is, you should fold). You may want to consider playing this type of hand only in a short-handed situation (perhaps late in a tournament), when there are very few players left, and the blinds are quite high. This may be an appropriate situation to play, but in the noted scenario above, you would be wise to fold your hand.