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TEXAS HOLD’EM POKER STRATEGY CARDS
Learn how to correct the single biggest mistake made by Texas Hold’em players.
Seattle, WA, May 1, 2006 – Texas Hold’em Poker is considered by many experts to be the purest form of Poker.
It’s an easy game to learn, but a hard one to master. Time and time again, beginners and intermediate players
break the cardinal rule of Texas by staying in a pot with mediocre (or poor) hands.
GreatPokerHands.com is pleased to announce that it is now selling a unique strategy card system that provides
players an easy to use reference guide for instantly deducing the strength of opening poker hands.
When playing Texas Hold’em Poker, each player receives a secret pair of “hold” cards and these are combined
with up to five common “community” cards to make the best possible poker hand. Players bet against each other
that they have the best ranked hand overall.
What is not immediately obvious is that the value of player’s hold cards changes with the number of opponents
who are also in the pot. The more people that stay into a pot, the higher the average quality of the hand needed to
win becomes, and so correspondingly, the desired qualities of the hold cards change to those more likely to
produce higher quality hands. If you are playing “head to head”, a high card or pair may, more often that not, seal
a victory for you. However, as the number of players in the pot increases, typically a straight, flush, or higher
hand is needed to win against all the players staying in. This critical fact adjusts which starting hold cards are
considered good starting hands, and which are considered great.
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With just a couple of opponents, having an ace with anything, or a reasonable pair, is mathematically a pretty
good hand; Your pair may remain dominant, or your ace may remain the high card (or even get paired up). With
a small number of opponents, while having your hold cards of the same suit is, of course, better than having the
same cards non-suited (because of the increased chance of making a flush), the sensitivity to the suit is not as
important with smaller numbers of players, as the chance that a flush is needed to win is low. Similarly for
“connected” cards (cards that are numerically adjacent so they could form a possible straight). As the number of
players in the pot increases, and thus the typical hand required to win increases, the importance of suited and
connected hold cards becomes increasingly more dominant. When there are many people in a pot, hold cards that
offer straight and flush drawing possibilities become increasingly more valuable to hold.
The GreatPokerHands system comprises a set of strategy cards. Each card hosts a grid of all 169 possible starting
hold card combinations (representing each combination of starting cards, both suited and unsuited). There is one
strategy card for each number of opponents up to ten. Each card shows the ordinal ranking of the starting hands –
a stack ranking, with #1 indicating the best possible set of starting cards to be holding, all the way down to #169
for the worst possible starting pair of cards. Each card is rainbow color coded to show at the glance the; Great,
Good, Okay, Dubious and Inferior starting hands.
Most poker players know a story about a player who stayed in a Texas game with a poor hand such as two-seven
off suit, only to be blessed by a magical flop of sevens and twos to make a full house and a victory. Does this
mean that two-seven off suit is a great hand? Clearly not. If the hand described above were played again (and
again, and again …), how many times would the player holding two-seven be victorious? (Answer: Not many!)
The GreatPokerHands strategy cards were produced with the above methodology. Starting with every possible
combination of hold cards, using a computer program, hundreds of millions of hands of poker were dealt. For
each set of starting cards, the number of times that the starting hand would have won (or drawn), was recorded.
All of these results were then collated, sorted and ranked.
We return to the cardinal rule in Texas, which is not to enter too many pots. It’s all too tempting to stay into a pot
with a hope that your hand will improve with the flop, turn or river (the community cards), but with these strategy
guide, players will come to the table with the benefit of having their exact situation already having been played
and replayed hundreds of millions of times and the results of these games displayed to help them make the right
If these cards stop you from entering just one pot that you should have backed away from, then they will probably
have saved you their purchase price in a single hand!
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The strategy card system is available for purchase today from the website www.GreatPokerHands.com. Each
set of cards is supplied in handy carry sleeve and is sold with complete instructions. The price of a card set is
$20.00 (or $25.00 for two sets)1. Shipping and handling is free for all domestic orders.
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GreatPokerHands.com was founded in 2006 by Nick Berry, a genuine rocket scientist. Nick holds a Masters
Degree is Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Southampton in England. He has
over a dozen years experience working in the software industry, and over eight years experience in the computer
games arena. He has a handful of patents in his name.
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Residents of WA State will need to pay appropriate sales tax.
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