One of the most noticeable and glaring factors that a player can see at an online poker table nowadays is that a majority of poker players will readily play an ace anything.
If they see an ace in their hands, they will immediately think that they have a strong chance to get the cash pot, end of story. This ongoing misconception about the ace card usually lands the player into more trouble than they could possibly know.
There is a certain looseness and irresponsibility that you find in an online poker game which means that players are likely to try more hands and the "ace anything syndrome" will definitely come into play at some point in the game.
This troubling mindset by most players is not just limited to new poker players although most of them fit in this category. Seasoned veterans also fall for this kind of trap especially while playing in an online poker game. By having a loose format, online poker games put immense pressure on most Texas Hold'em players that immediately makes many players think of playing every ace in their hand.
So, how should a player play an ace?
We all known that the aces, ace king, ace queen and even the ace jack are appropriate and playable but what if you have an ace 10 or an even lower valued card? One good way for a player in a Texas Hold'em game to review pocket poker hands like these is to ask for help.
Usually, when an ace is paired with a card that has a value of 10 or even lower at the table, their value is smaller at best and it would make a problem for the player later on. There are a lot of poker players that initiate pre-flop raises by just using their ace 10 or even a smaller poker hand because they believe so much in the power of their ace card.
Even if the player calling the raise with his ace 10 or lower will get an ace on the flop, he will have a problem because his kicker is not strong. Some of the killer hands in an online poker game are the ace ten and the lower hands that are usually out kicked. You may win some of these hands but for every hand that you will win, there are many that you will lose.
The only optimal time for an online poker player to explore playing a pocket poker hand like an ace 10 or any lower hand is when your opponents are having trouble themselves or if you are playing a shorthanded table. If your hand is an ace ten or lower and suited then you can play them with little thinking.
But players must always remember that they are still a weak hand, they are just enough for a flush drawing chance. The most known rule with an ace 10 or lower hand is not to act rashly and play them warily or just do not play them at all.