It is always nice to win a poker hand regardless of the stakes or your opponents. But a lot of online poker success is dictated by how much value you can get out of your great hands. It is also crucial that you are aware of some different factors when trying to get the most out of your poker hands.
Be aware of your table image
One of the first factors you need to keep in mind when trying to get value out of good hands is how the table regards you. If you have been extremely loose-aggressive, then all of a sudden you slow-play, chances are your opponents will know that something’s up.
The same can be said if you’re tight-passive and raising a lot while you’re holding the nuts. You need to understand how your table opponents see you and bet accordingly.
Consider Preflop Raise Sizes
It is crucial to throw opponents off and avoid being predictable when trying to get the best value out of strong hands. The best way to accomplish this is by keeping uniform preflop raise sizes.
Do you really have the best hand?
Sometimes you will think that you are extracting value out of a good hand but it turns out that you don’t really have the best hand. This is extremely common with two pairs, sets and a nut flush. In these situations, it would be best to study other players beforehand so you can make a smart laydown. Knowing when to fold is after all just as important as getting value out of great hands.