Perhaps the most exciting game of Texas Hold’em is when a player makes the bold choice to go all-in with their chips. Going all-in means that you put all your chips into the pot when you place a bet. If you win the hand, you will at least double your chips, or maybe a lot more if more players decide to call you by going all-in. Many Sting tournaments have 9-10 players, so you can potentially earn 10x your money by making a strong All In bet.
But if you lose your hand, you are out of the game and your money is gone forever.
So it’s a really exciting moment when someone moves all of their chips into the middle of the table, claims they have the best hand, and encourages everyone to call on that play. But the question I hear most often from many new players is, “How do I know when to go all-in?” I will try to answer this question as best as possible in this article.
The first rule I always use to decide if I should go all-in is to decide if I have a realistic chance of winning if I get called. This doesn’t necessarily mean that I have to have the best hand to make this move, I just have to make sure I have a chance. Many players go all-in reflow with two low cards of the same suit, such as 4-8, hoping to bluff everyone pot-bitten into the small blind. In my opinion, this is idiotic, because the person sitting opposite you with two aces will call you, and you will inevitably be out of the 온라인홀덤.
After deciding if I have a good chance of winning the pot,
I try to evaluate my opponents. Should I take such a risk? Is the jar big enough to try to buy? Will someone catch me in this trap I set by calling me? These are all questions you need to answer before playing like a cowboy and moving your chip stack to the middle. Remember to have a broad view of the game. What are the chances that another player might have a higher hand? Don’t forget to mention how many players as fewer players increase your chances of winning. What happens if you don’t win the hand? What bad shape do you want to be in? Are you out or just losing most of your stack to another player?
Besides, what is it for you? Are you in a heads-up situation where the winner of the hand declares you the winner of the game? Or it’s the third hand in the game, and if you lose, you’ll walk away from there with a slight advantage. Remember that going all-in is not always the best solution. Sometimes a solid 50% raise is all it takes to win a big pot.