To win Hold’em, you need to play only with a good hand at the start. On average only 10 to 15% of the hands are to be played.
Initially there are 169 possible combinations with 2 cards I advise to play only 42 which I will describe to you below. In addition to the cards being dealt, the other important points to consider are your position in relation to the one dealing (spotting with a chip in online poker) and if someone overbeats before you speak indicating that ‘he certainly has a very good game.
So we start with the strongest (the name of the abbreviations for the hands is in English, KK = King-King = Roi-Roi, I put them in English because when you play online you will constantly see these abbreviations):
THE TOP 3
AA – Pair of aces : My favorite, without a doubt the best hand to start a game.
KK – Pair of kings : Very good hand, the only flaw is that an ace on the table is often enough to make us lose.
QQ – Pair of ladies: Same remark as for kings, except that a single pair of kings can also win.
4 to 6
JJ – Pair of jacks : Very good hand again, play from any position.
AKs – Ace and King of the same suit: Many possibilities for this very good hand. Many consider it almost as good as AA and make you all-ins (they put all of their money on the stack before the flop). Avoid following them unless you have AA.
TT – Pair of ten : The advantage of this hand is that it surprises since imagine a flop with 10-6-2 for example, if you bet big, a player who will have an AK-style hand will call you thinking that you are bluffing or betting on a pair of 10. Too bad for him.
7 to 9
AQs – Ace, and Queen of the same suit: Same style as AKS, very good hand.
AJs – Ace and Jack of the same suit: Same as AQs
AK – Ace and King of a different suit: The big advantage of this hand is what is called the “kicker”, that is to say, that if for example there is has a king on the table is that another player also has a king, in case of a tie on the pair, the highest card will decide between you, so you will win with your ace.
10 to 12
ATs – Aces and ten of the same
suit: KQs – King and queen of the same suit: This time there is no ace or pair, but it’s still a very good hand.
KJs – King and Jack of the same suit: Good straight possibility for this hand.
AQ – Ace and queen: Mostly interesting for pairs, but can also give
straight 99 – Pair of 9: One against one can be enough but with several, without a good flop I advise you to fold on this one.
QJs – Queen and Jack of the same suit: Good potential for a straight or a flush but weak cards still make you take a risk.