Playing A2 Suited

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    • #23869

      How to play A 2 suited from early position with aggressive players on the table ??

    • #29147
      richestuser
      Member

      call ..if u get that.. in early position….
      raise if get that on button..
      then act according to flop..

    • #29150
      Simon Mint
      Participant

      I would fold that…

    • #29154
      richestuser
      Member

      Raise from Button.. if no body is their in pot… else play cautiously ….
      aggressive players will raise with wide range of hands….

    • #29209

      It really depends on many things…
      You could just call in a cash game if you have a decent amount of BB in front of you (ur not on a short stack), because u want to be paid of if you hit it(implied odds)…Most Often you would prefer to flop 22X or A2X than a flush draw…Remember to check for the implied odds before calling on the flop during a flush draw…A2 suited has big value as everyone is put on a big-decent hand when they limp UTG…and certainly not put on a duece…
      Also remember a minor point, A2 suited also has an advantage over AK suited, and that is of you being in a spot where someone has a King High Flush against your Ace high flush…Very rare, but does happen sometimes…
      Tournament is a bit different…If it is not shorthanded and the blinds are high, you should let it go…

      And most importantly, when you are just starting to play poker, you should play the lowest limit and play how u like, because if you follow certain rules and play you will never get to be the player you are…
      Well also let me tell you, any way you play it is correct at this point…because you are learning…In trying to figure out what is the correct way to play them in a certain spot, you will also discover a useful bunch of ways of how not to play them in those same spots…

    • #29222
      Denny
      Member

      Also remember a minor point, A2 suited also has an advantage over AK suited, and that is of you being in a spot where someone has a King High Flush against your Ace high flush…Very rare, but does happen sometimes…

      That statement\scenario is impossible … both hands cannot make a flush and even if they could both make flushes (which they cannot) since both hands have an A the AK would win.

      Indeed it would be rare .. as rare as rocking horse shit.

    • #29234

      Also remember a minor point, A2 suited also has an advantage over AK suited, and that is of you being in a spot where someone has a King High Flush against your Ace high flush…Very rare, but does happen sometimes…

      That statement\scenario is impossible … both hands cannot make a flush and even if they could both make flushes (which they cannot) since both hands have an A the AK would win.

      Indeed it would be rare .. as rare as rocking horse shit.

      It clearly seems you did not get what I was trying to say…
      If you have AK suited and hit your flush, the next highest flush (not counting straight flushes) would be a Queen high flush who would now have to consider an Ace high flush and a King High flush before calling a big bet…

      But now lets say you have A2 suited and hit your flush, the next highest flush (not counting straight flushes) would be the King high flush which would be tougher to lay down to a big bet (made by A2 suited)…

      Once you start playing a lot of poker, you will encounter situations where you are beat by higher flushes…
      And many other sick situations…

    • #29245
      Denny
      Member

      Also remember a minor point, A2 suited also has an advantage over AK suited, and that is of you being in a spot where someone has a King High Flush against your Ace high flush…Very rare, but does happen sometimes…

      That statement\scenario is impossible … both hands cannot make a flush and even if they could both make flushes (which they cannot) since both hands have an A the AK would win.

      Indeed it would be rare .. as rare as rocking horse shit.

      It clearly seems you did not get what I was trying to say…
      If you have AK suited and hit your flush, the next highest flush (not counting straight flushes) would be a Queen high flush who would now have to consider an Ace high flush and a King High flush before calling a big bet…

      But now lets say you have A2 suited and hit your flush, the next highest flush (not counting straight flushes) would be the King high flush which would be tougher to lay down to a big bet (made by A2 suited)…

      Once you start playing a lot of poker, you will encounter situations where you are beat by higher flushes…
      And many other sick situations…

      Apologies .. totally my misunderstanding in that regard .. However I certainly still do not class that as having an advantage over AK suited ….

      OK the posters question is playing A2 (soooted, look at the pretty cards mummy) from early position; for a beginner the advice is to FOLD … It is a hand that is simply destined to get you into trouble more often than not.

      This is not a hand to recommend beginners play from early position … PERIOD

      A2 suited should only be played from a late position; where your chances of seeing a cheap flop are increased.

      You are only approx 8/1 to hit a flush draw (two of your suit) on the flop

      You another 2/1 to improve (if you get to see both cards) or 4/1 to hit the turn …

      If someone re-raises .. you cannot call .. If you do call a re-raise and miss .. you are playing a weak Ace out of position. If you hit the Ace you are also loathe to lay it down which is a disaster. (AK suited certainly plays better on all rainbow flops and you can certainly entertain calling a re-raise preflop) NEVR LIMP with a HAND you will NOT CALL A RAISE with.

      Even if you get the only dream scenario .. where everyone limps and you hit the nut flush on the flop. Unless you playing with “beginners”; it will be very difficult to get more chips into the pot.

      But a long term positive strategy this is not.

    • #29405
      jeezuz bhai
      Member


      limp..if ur table is full of losers. Fold..if its an aggressive table.

    • #23870
      Jake Witcher
      Member

      The short version: Dont

      the old addage applies. against loose players you tighten your hand selection, against tight players you loosen up.

      A2 from UTG / early is fraught with danger. and unless you hit 2 pair on flop (49-1) or trips (MUST be the 2s and thats a longer shot), your not really going to be able to play this hand for big profit or comfortably.

      generally in cash or tourny pass it.

      If a player is likely to get active preflop with KQ, QJ, KJ, pp 22 thru 99 then if the ace comes that player isnt putting much more into the pot and you called to hit one card to win with no option at further profit, if you hit your 2 then its pretty irrelevant as you still dont know 100% where you are. what you really want for a big pot is one player to have AJ (anythign higher is goign to create preflop action that probably wont stick around for).hit his ace and you get you 2 at some point in the hand, (the later you get it the worse you have played the hand).
      now that requires a specific set of circumstance that simply dont come up anywhere near often enough to make A2 profitable.

      yes you can bluff ocasionally but from out of position this is rarely workable.

      in short : Fold and wait for a better spot.

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