Posts Tagged ‘poker’

4 Gambling Mistakes New Poker Players Make

Poker is a game of chance, but there is still a large amount of skill involved when playing. Many new poker players make gambling mistakes that cost them a lot of money and get them out of tournaments. Some novices play free poker online and never win because of terrible gambling techniques. However, by knowing four common gambling mistakes that are made by new players, you can greatly increase your chances of winning games and tournaments.

1. Going all-in too often or in obvious desperation. In many tournaments with play money, some players go all-in the first hand. It may work for a few times, but after a while, someone will call you. In that case, you better hope that you have actually good cards. All-in can be used to get players to fold, but it should really only be used if you have a solid hand and could possibly double your stack. People should bluff very infrequently with an all-in. Going all-in with a bad hand is what many people call “bad poker.” Sometimes you can get lucky, but the best players bet carefully.

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Hold’em Advanced Strategy – Aggressive Betting

How many times have you been dealt a AA, KK, QQ and called the bet or checked figuring you will limp in and build up the pot, only to lose when someone else beats you with a better hand. If anyone says it never happened to them…they are either lying or had Texas Holdem figured out from the start. This is a novice mistake and we will look into how to prevent this from happening. For this article, we will focus on no-limit Texas Holdem. Limit Texas Holdem relies more on odds and less on bluffing and strategy.

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Texas Hold’em – Bluffing Strategy

Many Texas hold em poker players understand that it is very important to be the aggressor when playing online Texas holdem. While it is true that aggressiveness is an important Texas holdem strategy, some players take it too far and forget to fold when they are beaten.

Many players who have a losing hand will opt to go all in when raised, instead of folding when they know that they have a losing hand. This may work on occasion, but in the long run the player with the best hand will call your bluff.

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Texas Hold’em Poker Tips – Low Pairs

In a perfect world, we would all get high pairs as starting hands, but, in truth, that rarely happens. What players will see more often are lower pairs of cards. For newer players, a pair of anything looks pretty good, but be careful, especially if you are playing for real money, when it comes to low pairs.

In general, there are no hard and fast rules that say what constitutes a low pair. For my own reasons, I consider anything below a 6 to be a low pair. As you gain experience and learn your own style of play you will be able to set your own standards as to what is a low pair and what is not.

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Texas Hold’Em – An Overview

Hold’em Poker has, in a few short years, exploded into the most popular poker variation of the game and Texas Hold’em is a game that started some time in the early twentieth century. However, it is only in the last nine or ten years that Texas Hold’em has mesmerized poker players and taken over poker rooms just about everywhere poker is played.

No-Limit Texas Hold’em is the mainstay of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) which is the highest profile event in the history of the game and is televised around the world. Texas Hold’em is the main game played in the World Poker Tour (WPT) that promotes worldwide poker tournaments. Celebrity tournaments particularly as held in Las Vegas, feature Texas Hold’em and are extremely popular with spectators. In fact, Texas Hold’em tournaments have become highly popular spectator sports and are televised to enthusiastic audiences.

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