Hero Royale Poker Heat Guide

How to Win More Chips Playing Hero Royale

In this guide, I am going to give strategies you can use to win more chips playing Hero Royale. Hero Royale is pretty simple, so this guide will be quick and easy to follow.

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Hero Royale is one of the event game modes in Poker Heat. If you want to learn more about Poker Heat, you can read my review. You can also see more Poker Heat posts I have written here.

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What is Hero Royale?

Hero Royale is a combination of two Poker Heat events. Hero or Zero and Heat Royale. You only play with the Broadway cards. That is T, J, Q, K, and A.

You can only call or fold preflop (though I have seen some errors where people went all in preflop somehow?!). On the flop, you go all in or fold.

A Heat Royale Table

Hero Royale Preflop Strategy

I call most hands preflop. I fold most of my small blind hands, though. Playing out of position is hard, and I try to avoid it when I can. But since people can’t bet or raise preflop, I tend to call more hands overall.

Hero Royale Postflop Strategy

Good Hero Royale Hands

My Hero Royale strategy is very simple. I have a list of hands I will go all in with. I will play these hands whenever they come up. Only play these hands!

Top Two Pair

Top pair is a hand that has a chance to improve to a fullhouse. So I go all in with it sometimes. Not all the time as this is one of the weaker hands you can play.

I will go all in with these hands based on what I know about the current players at the table. I am never enthusiastic about going all in with two pair. An example of a good two pair is AK with a flop that is AKQ.

This hand is somewhat weak

Trips

Trips are a good hand to go all in with most of the time. Be careful of very tight players going all in before you though. They may already have a fullhouse or something good.

An example of a good trips hand is AK on a flop with AAQ.

A trips hand

A Good Set

Sets are great hands to go all in with. Often you will improve to a better fullhouse than people holding trips or two pair. An example of a good set is KK with a flop that is KQJ.

A Fullhouse

Always go all in with a fullhouse! If you lose to a better hand in the end, so be it. But you should never fold a made hand on the flop. A good example of a fullhouse is QQ on the flop QTT.

Four of a Kind or a Straight Flush

Surely you don’t need me to tell you to go all in here, do you!? Go all and LOL as people call anyway.

Losing Hands, You Need to Avoid Playing

Straights

Ah, straights. The hand people are so fascinated with sometimes. Even in normal Texas hold ‘em people love to overvalue straights. Hero Royale is no different.

In Hero Royale Straights are a losing hand. Never go all in with them!

Your hand will never improve to anything else, and people will make a fullhouse and beat you most of the time. The odds you of holding up are just against you with such a small deck of cards.

In Hero or Zero, this would be a great play but not in Hero Royale.

I have made a straight on the flop

Straight Flush Draws

The other hand, people massively overvalue in Texas hold ‘em. I wish I could understand why people act like flush draws are a made hand.

Just because you got lucky and made a flush with 84 a few times doesn’t mean you did the right thing.

The main thing is that in Hero Royale draws of any kind are a losing hand. You will not make a royal flush often enough to justify calling. Trust me on this one.

If you want to waste chips chasing it, by all means, go ahead and call with these hands.

But keep in mind that if one person holds one of the suited cards you need, you will never make your draw. You will never know if anybody has the card you need either.

Any other hands

Any other hand other than the hands listed above in my list of good hands are junk. You are going to lose huge amounts of chips if you go all in with worse hands. You might get lucky occasionally.

But don’t be fooled. You are going to lose if you keep on going all in with random hands eventually.

A bad Heat Royale hand

Hero Royale Strategy Overview

  • Go all in with top two pair
  • Play three of kind (trips and sets)
  • Play fullhouse hands
  • Go all in with four of a kind and straight flushes
  • Fold everything else

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