How often do you hold the ace
when playing online video poker? If you are like most
people you hold the ace a lot. Did you know that holding
the ace is not the best idea?
When you get dealt three high
cards most people will hold the ace and discard the
other two cards. What should be done though is to discard
the ace and hold the other two. The return is better
if you discard the ace and hold the other two cards.
For example, let’s say you are dealt an ace, queen,
jack, 6 and 4. Most people think that holding all three
high cards is the way to go but it is not. You do get
a slightly better chance to hit one pair holding AQJ
than holding just QJ but you have no shot at a full
house or four of a kind when holding the three high
cards. And the only straight you can make is A through
10 while there are three possible straights if you keep
QJ. The same scenario exists for hands where you have
Ace, King and Queen and Ace, King and Jack hands.
Keep in mind if any of the above
hands happen to be suited you would always hold all
three cards to go for the Royal Flush.
The bottom line is that when
you play online video poker at the online casino you
should not be afraid to discard the ace.