When determining the range of hands to play, there are several factors that should be considered. The position of the player, heads-up or multiway pots, the flop, and the percentage of cards in the board will all have an effect on the postflop range. To get the best postflop range, consider the following guidelines. Remember that your opponents are likely to have a variety of hands and be aggressive and passive at different times.
The best hand wins the pot if it contains an ace and four other cards of the same rank. A player may have a low or high four of a kind. In this case, the player must announce his hand or risk losing the pot if the other players foul. In lowball, the best hand wins the pot. Straights and flushes do not count against lowball hands. In a lowball game, the joker is assumed to be the lowest card. The best hands in a lowball game are generally higher than the other players’ hands.
A player should always treat his opponents with respect. Avoid giving your opponents the opportunity to make mistakes. If you are teaching someone how to play poker, you should avoid making fun of mistakes. It is against the rules to make fun of your opponent or point out his mistakes.