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Understanding Powerhand Jackpot Events in WSOP
Powerhand Jackpot is an event frequently running in WSOP.
In this guide, I will explain what a Powerhand Jackpot is and how to get more chips during these events.
I also will explain a secret trick that can help you play better postflop during these events.
What Is a Powerhand Jackpot?
Get Extra Chips From Winning
During Powerhand Jackpot events, you will receive extra chips for having certain poker hands and winning.
It is important to remember that you won’t get extra chips from Powerhand Jackpots if you lose the hand. You need to win.
It does not matter how you win the hand, though. You do not need to see a showdown to win chips from Powerhand Jackpots.
Only Certain Hands Win You Extra Poker Chips
These events only reward chips for stronger poker hands. In most events, you get chips from having a flush or better.
You get more chips for having a stronger hand, and winning a hand with a royal flush gives you the most chips.
But some events will reward chips for weaker hands. When this event is active, you can see the current list of reward hands on the poker table.
How to Win More Chips From Powerhand Jackpots
You Can't Make the Game Give Your Better Hands
You can’t change the odds of getting better hands. But there are a few things you can do to win more chips during Powerhand Jackpot events.
Play Higher Stakes
You get more chips from these events by playing higher stakes.
By playing the highest stakes you feel safe playing, you will win more chips with Powerhand Jackpot hands.
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Remember to be careful, though! Powerhand Jackpot events are not worth potentially losing your entire bankroll.
Play Some Omaha Hold 'Em
Due to how Omaha Hold 'em works, you will see bigger hands much more often. Knowing this, it makes sense to play more Omaha Hold 'em during Powerhand Jackpot events.
I would recommend learning to play Omaha Hold 'em. It is quite different than Texas hold ‘em, and it will take some time to learn.
Play Powerhand Jackpot During Crown Hold 'Em Events
You will win a lot of Powerhand Jackpots during Crown hold ‘em events.
The game won’t give you as many chips winning with hands at these tables. But it still adds up!
A Secret Powerhand Jackpot Postflop Trick
You Can See the Hands People Win With
When a player wins with a Powerhand Jackpot hand, the game shows the whole table an animation that shows how many chips the player won from that hand.
You can see how many chips each Powerhand Jackpot hand rewards by looking at the table that shows while playing poker.
This information allows you to see what hands people win with! You match the Powerhand Jackpot reward they got to the hand that gives that many chips.
For example. If winning with a flush gives one million chips and you see a player win one million chips from a Powerhand Jackpot. You now know 100% they won with a flush.
There is no way to fake this or hide this information when the Powerhand Jackpot event is active. The game is forcing the player to show their hand.
How to Use This Information
You can learn a lot about players by seeing the hands they win with.
Maybe you think somebody has a strong hand on the turn card. They bet huge, and everybody folds.
If they don’t win with a Powerhand Jackpot, that tells you their hand was weaker than the lowest eligible Powerhand Jackpot hand.
If they win a Powerhand Jackpot, you know the hand they had because the game shows you.
This is a bit advanced, but knowing this, I have caught people betting huge with weak hands.
I have also caught bluffers because I knew the hands they were winning with.
Remember People See Your Hands Too!
Most poker players are not watching the poker table too closely.
But some people will notice what is going on.
If you only ever bet big when you win with a Powerhand Jackpot, a few people may notice and stop calling you altogether.
This has happened to me a few times. Because I often only bet strong. The Powerhand Jackpot event can ruin these plans sometimes.
To compensate, I start to bet a bit weaker and throw in some semi-bluffs. But this is advanced.
I recommend that beginners change tables if people never call your winning Powerhand Jackpot hands.
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