Betting it all Before the Flop
Attention Beginners: If you have A-A, K-K, Q-Q, or A-K before the flop, bet it all!
Ok, now that I’ve said it, let me explain it. If you have one of these top four hands in No Limit Holdem, you can justify shoving in every chip that you have before the flop. It’s actually a very safe bet. Of course, the more advanced poker player, it may actually be wise to fold this hand before the flop, but that’s very rare indeed. It would take some serious evidence eluding to the fact that your opponent holds K-K or A-A.
That type of evidence would come as someone who you know plays very timidly and all of a sudden, they move all-in before you. Even then, it would be one of the toughest folds of your life and only a few pros would even fold at that point.
To get some serious online practice, I recommend playing a one of the newer poker sites, like Poker Ocean to avoid any potential “sharks” that may steal your stack.