Limit Hold'em: Hand Analysis (2)

In this article of our series of example hands in limit hold'em, the hand is divided into four parts and every part is described precisely. In this example we're holding :Ac:Kc. We're playing against a passive opponent and have a difficult decision to make, especially on the river.



"Hero" is in early position (UTG+2) and has :Ac:Kc. UTG calls and we raise just as the SHC recommends. All the other players fold and UTG calls.

                       Villain 5 (UTG) calls.
                       Hero raises.
                       Villain 5 calls.


Flop :Qc:8d:2h

                      Villain 5 checks.

Although we've missed the flop we should definitely make a continuation bet. We'll often win the pot here because "villain" also often misses the flop. Even if "villain" has a better hand such as :7x:7x, for example, it's difficult for the opponent to play the hand correctly, since there are two overcards on the board. In addition, on a board like this AK is often the best hand.

                     Hero bets.
                     Villain 5 calls.


Turn :Qc:8d:2h:Kh

                    Villain checks.

Obviously a very good turn for us. Now we have a strong made hand and we should...