There are going to be moments in time when you’re playing a game of skill when you’ll have to make split second decisions, and at times things can go either way towards winning or losing. This happens often with poker, where you can either go in and fight for a pot or you could simply fold and wait for another round of betting. If you’ve been trying to figure out how to move ahead and start winning, you’ll have to look into a cash game with different eyes. The thing that you’ll have to make sure that you’re doing is going all in at two very specific times. There are several times when you need to make this decision firmly, even if you aren’t one hundred percent sure what’s going to come out in the flop. This will help you, if you just wait for it, as it will happen. Consider the following 2 major times you want to go all in.
Suited Faces – The first major way that you’ll notice that you need to go all in is when you have an early position and you have suited face cards. With the exception of the pocket jack’s, you’ll want to go all in as soon as you have suited pairs and even an A/K combination. This will give you a very strong hand going forward. Your confidence will rise as people try to fight you, and if you have a pair suited, you’ll hit the table hard and most often make serious money.
Pocket Kings and Aces – When you have suited pairs of either Kings or Aces you’ll want to wait it out from the middle position (assuming you have a middle position in the round), and wait for a raise. If someone raises, you’ll want to go all in with a re-raise and hit hard going all in. This will force others to serious consider the bet, and most often, when challenged, you’ll win big with either a king pair or an ace pair suited.
The above 2 major times to go all in will help novice players make serious moves with any cash game. Try this method out online, then move it over to any given game you end up going forward with. You’ll most likely find yourself nervous going all in at first, but if you play your cards right, and you don’t show any “tells”, you’ll end up making money each time.