The most dangerous card in the deck
Everyone knows the most powerful card in the deck is the Ace but which is the most dangerous?
In Texas Hold-em and with a flop of 10, J, 3 many unsophisticated players who have missed the flop themselves would consider this a good flop to bluff at. They couldn't be more wrong ! If your opponent hasn't caught a pair, (or two pair - a very real possibility !) there is an excellent chance that they will have some kind of draw and call.
The four tens are key cards in Omaha, but beware !
In Omaha many players do not realise how dangerous a pair of tens is ! Not to say that a good working hand such as 10, 10, J, Q isn't playable because it obviously is but many players will play two tens with almost any other two cards thinking that if they flop a ten they have a good hand. This is a very real trap in Omaha. If a ten does flop it is very likely that there will be a straight draw with it. Just think any card from a six to an ace provides one ! If there is a flush draw as well you may be a huge underdog to any other hand against you even though you have flopped the temporary nuts !
You may be aware that some players, Teddy Tuil in particular, understand the problems with playing Jacks in Hold-em. To that extent many players don't play tens in Omaha because they know the troubles they can bring.
The next time you flop a set of 10's in Omaha just stop and think for a minute before you check raise your entire stack. It may well be odds on that you go broke !
Next month the ProTip will show you how you can use your personality to your advantage at the poker table..See you then..
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