Avoid This Poker Trap!
The most profitable plays in Texas Holdem, are situations in which your opponent thinks he has the best hand on the table. Time and Time again when you watch play progress, you will see new players going all in with hands such as ACE, ACE or King, King or even three of a kind without even looking at the cards on the table. Savvy Poker players will set poker traps which separate the newbies from their money. Quite often the beginning player will feel it was just an unlucky set of cards or that the poker room was rigged Etc Etc when in reality they did not watch or even look at the possibilities of other hands that could be made by their opponents from the community cards on the table. Below will will go through some simple examples of this common poker trap. After reading this you will become more aware of the flush trap being set and also be able to use this great play yourself.
The Flush Trap is set on all rookie Texas Holdem Players: Memorize this sequence, The Bottom line is if there are 2 or 3 cards of the same suit on the flop and you do not hold any proceed with caution, if another card of the same suit hits on the turn or the river be ready to fold on any big raises by your opponents. Note Even if you are holding a High Pair, 3 of a kind, or a straight.
The Flush Trap
This trap costs new players by far the most money in Texas Holdem we will go through some example below, but the most simple advice for the new texas holdem player is that many players will play any rank of thier starting 2 cards of the same suite, which means they are trying to set a flush trap.
Unless everyone folded don’t get too excited if the flops comes out in the above example.
Savvy Poker Players will sit and wait not even betting on the flush they have, An opponent with 3 of a kind pushes all in and here he comes with his flush to sweep the chips to his bankroll.
Remember a flush trap may be set if cards of the same suit hit on the turn and the river. Red Flag! if your opponent bets on the river when a suited card hits that should be on little value: