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There are 3 decision points during the game of Texas Hold 'Em Bonus: **Pre-flop**, the **Flop**, & the **Turn**. Below is the optimal strategy for the Pre-flop decision and a simplified strategy for the Flop & Turn (optimal Flop & Turn strategy is extremely difficult to publish). For an analysis of the strategy, go here.

**PRE-FLOP** (first decision):

Fold only 2-3 thru 2-7 off-suit. Play (2x bet) everything else.

**FLOP** (second decision):

Raise only if you have one of the following hands, and only if at least one of your pocket cards is used in creating that hand:

**TURN** (last decision):

Raise only if you have one of the following hands, and only if at least one of your pocket cards is used in creating that hand:

Fold only 2-3 thru 2-7 off-suit. Play (2x bet) everything else.

Raise only if you have one of the following hands, and only if at least one of your pocket cards is used in creating that hand:

- Any pair.
- Two pair, three or four of a kind, or a full house.
- Four or five consecutive cards (a straight or potential straight).
- Four or five cards of the same suit (a flush or potential flush).

Raise only if you have one of the following hands, and only if at least one of your pocket cards is used in creating that hand:

- A pair of 6s or higher.
- Two pair, three or four of a kind, or a full house.
- Four consecutive cards of the same suit (a potential straight flush).
- Five consecutive cards (a straight).
- Five cards of the same suit (a flush).