# The Term Aces Up In Poker

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In poker, a player has a set of five cards known as a “hand” and the strength of the hand decides who will win the pot. The strength of a hand depends upon the value of the cards in that hand. There are almost ten different hand rankings ranging from high cards to five of a kind and all of them are played with different strategies depending upon different situations.

Here we discuss another hand ranking in poker, that is, Aces up.

## What do you mean by Aces up in poker?

The term aces up in poker refers to a hand which consists of two pairs where one of the pairs is aces. For instance, if you have an Ace-King pair and the flop is Ace-seven-seven, you have aces up. This naming formula can be applied to describe any card combo such as a Queens up or Kings up. The method of naming implies to use the name of the highest card in the pair.

Aces Up is mostly played aggressively because this hand does not play well in large fields. Against two or three players, you might be a favourite, but when it comes to four random hands, your Aces might prove to be an underdog in the game.

## What Are the Rules for Aces Up?

The methodology to play along with the game structure, rules and setup is very easy and not at all complex. Remove the jocker from the standard set of playing card and shuffle it so as to make it ready to be placed on game board. A very little space between the 4 columns of the cards is dealt as single and individual face up card. Further Stock pile is utilized which contains the remaining cards placed in the face down position. Make sure that after the setting up of game, you must be clear with one thing i.e., clearing the tableau of all the cards (except 4 aces). Now your object should be to clear multiple cards of same suit from the game board. Be precautious while doing so and remove the cards with lower value than the ones in the similar suit. Make sure you that you choose the playable cards. For example, in the initial deal, if the board contains a Q♣️, 5♥️, 10♦️, and 7♥️, you can remove the 5♥️ since no cards are above the 5♥️ or 7♥️ and the 7♥️ is greater than the 5♥️.

Make sure that you can move the cards freely whenever there is an empty column provided that only this sort of movement can be seen in Aces up. You can tap the stock pile to place 1 face up card in each column whenever you notice that at point f time no moves are available A plater secures a win when he is able to eliminate all the cards (except aces) from the game board as well as the stock pile. If the only cards left are Aces, and they are stacked, the game is concluded when they are instantly moved to vacant positions on the Tableau.

## How to play aces up in poker?

How they are played completely depends upon the situation in which they appear. They might be dealt in a cash game, a tournament, heads-up, playing limit or no-limit. The strategy involved is generally to raise aggressively pre-flop and to continue betting you meet the resistance supported by the board.

❏ You must avoid the temptation to slow play: Many players choose to slow play from early position by just limping in. However, it is too tempting to slow play as you raise with Aces only to pick up the blinds and get no further action. Therefore, you must avoid this temptation unless you know for sure that someone for your right will raise for you.

❏ Your bets are what matters the most: Players must try to avoid the mistake raising just the minimum as this might lead to suck a big hand such as Aces or Kings. Always remember that your bets matter the most in the game and by raising the minimum value you tell the table to perform some action.

❏ Play Aces postflop: This is one of the biggest decisions when you encounter an Aces up as your opponent can get very aggressive on a big bet. He might flop a set or two pair to push you off the hand. Here, try to take the safe route and fold to come over your opponent’s raise. Remember there is no money back guarantee in poker. Hence, even with the best starting hand you should never ignore the capabilities of your opponent.

Most of the time, Aces win small pots and lose big ones. The players who keep all these vulnerabilities in mind as they devise their strategy are the ones who can win big pots and lose small ones with Aces. So, the next time when you are dealt with a hand of Aces Up in any game of poker, you should take a moment to decide the better way to proceed based on the situation and the variables available at your end.

Now that you know all about Aces Up, it is time to practice what to do with it in a real game. To play poker online and win big money, register yourself in the GetMega app now.

## About The  Author

Kanchan Sharma

Kanchan Sharma started her career as a learning designer at an MNC while pursuing poker as a hobby. However, she soon pivoted to becoming a professional MTT (Multi Table Tournaments) player. She is currently a leading player, who has taken the male dominated poker world by storm. During her stint as a poker player, she has bagged many titles including India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) for Rs. 17,98,906, Winter Celebration Series for Rs. 6,62,500 and has final tabled multiple tournaments. She continually seeks to improve her poker game and work on her mindset to win the WSOP title soon. Her journey from being a recreational player to a poker pro is inspiring for many people out there.