Certain hands will always pay at the lowest house advantage, no matter what your number of outs is. Those are hands that support aggression, like AA or KK, or hands that allow aggression like QQ, JJ, AK or AQ, suited (that is, a hand like 88, AQ, 33, AJ, etc) or unsuited (that is, a hand like AK, AQ, 22, AT, etc)
The first type of hand that fits this mold is AA. If you raise before the flop, and hit a monster ( ace or king), you will usually be ahead of most other players in the hand, and can take down a big pot. If you raise on the flop, and miss, you can still take down a pot, because another player took the price of the flop into their pot. Both situations happen quite often, and are not really that much of a rarity. Straights and flushes are also very common.
When you miss and someone re-raises, in most cases you will have to fold. If you have AA, and the flop is say, Q-7-2, you will have to call $10 to chase down your straight or flush. You have no way of winning a big pot, and losing is one of the most probable outcomes. This is also not to say that you will never play these hands, because they are still good hands. It just happens very seldom. The good thing about this hand is that it supports aggression. If played correctly, it can help you win a lot of small to medium sized pots.
When you hit the flop with one of the more powerful hands, like a high pair or AK, you will have a scare card, and I use the term “scare card” advisedly. These cards tip the odds into your favor, and arevaluable. When you look at your two pair potential, vs. your opponents two pair potential, you are usually in pretty good shape. If you have say an ace high flush, and chase down a straight or flush, you have roughly a 35% chance of hitting. On the other hand, if you have say 10 2 off suit, you only have about a 20% chance.
So when you flop the monster hands, if you have the right odds, you will usually be ahead. When you’re not ahead, you can get a decent sized pot. When you’re ahead, you can usually get your opponents to fold, or at least take the pot quite a bit smaller.
So when you’re playing a Vodka138, there are some things to remember. If you have a lot of chips behind you, you’re more inclined to want to protect them. The first thing you need to do is get a small sized bet out there. If you follow up with a bigger bet after a flop limp, a scary hand for your opponents, they will get out of there and not see another card. Against tight low stacks, they will inevitably call you a raise and you can take them out. But generally, especially against loose low stacks, they’re not going to see a flop unless you have a monster.