Some Favorite Hand Types of Weak Poker Players

We all know that starting hands are crucial in poker games. It often decides what kind of hand play we will be doing in the middle and last part of the game. Strong starting hands control most of our play.

Unfortunately, most weak poker players don't realize this. They may know about this but are seldom able to apply the same in actual plays. They are apt to play any hand they find in their hands. The following are hands that weak players are apt to play pre-flop. So don't get caught with any of them in any poker game.

Low pockets like a 2 and a 7 are among worst hands that weak players often get caught with, pre-flop or post. A lot of times they just hang on to them, never folding even when playing against considerably better players. Even if we try to pair the 2 or 7 with a card on the board, what would 2-2 or 7-7 do to us? Even if we should end up with a straight (2 to 6, or 3 to 7), it'll be a lower straight-type that could easily be beat against an 8.

Weak players seldom appreciate the wisdom in starting strong pre-flop. Their hand strategy often is the face-card principle. They think that having a face card in their starting hand is a strong pre-flop hand. No matter if the second card they hold is a low card, the face card makes them feel secure. No matter if they're unsuited. To have any winning chance at all, we need to have the face card paired in this situation. And that would be a long shot. If we fail, an ace could very easily put us out of commission.

Poker losers are also often fond of keeping A KJ or a KQ and pit them against an AK or a KK. Most times they end up losing. It's like playing unsuited 8 and 9 each time we have this hand. Another favorite is a J2, and unsuited at that. It's going to be an easy one for the poker sharks if these hand types are kept pre-flop up to the last minute of the game. Weak poker players would even dare re-raise with a non-nut flush hand even if there's a three-bet.

Basically, losing hands played by most poor players is characterized by disregard for well selected starting hands and sometimes even being a bit daring with them, while actually in a loose playing mode.