Set Mining in Texas Holdem Poker
of the most exciting things that occur in Texas Holdem poker is
when you hit a set. Most of the time when you hit a set you are
going to get paid off and oftentimes in a big way. Set mining is
a term in Texas Holdem poker where you have a pair in your hand
and you are trying to hit a set on the flop. Let’s take a
look at set mining.
The first thing to know about set mining is your chances of actually
hitting a set on the flop when you hold a pocket pair. The odds
are about 7.5 to 1 for you to hit a set. Those odds are really not
that high so most of the time you are not going to hit. To make
set mining profitable you have to really understand what you are
trying to do. If you do happen to hit your set then you have to
get paid off big or it is not worth calling a preflop raise in hopes
of hitting a set.
In Texas Holdem poker there are very few cut and dried situations
because things are always different. Your image, your position,
the opposing players and stack sizes all come into play when you
are set mining. There will be times you call a raise with your pocket
pair and other times when you will fold.
Set mining is fun, exciting, and it can be profitable when you
play Texas Holdem poker at the online casino.