You may have already seen our previous poker tips article. Here are more pieces of advice to help you improve your game. Again, these are random tid-bits of information that are important but weren’t worthy of dedicating an entire article to each subject.
A tight table can be very good playing grounds for a poker player who can adjust his strategy appropriately. If you are playing against tight players you need to adjust several areas of your game.
First you need to understand what a tight poker table is. Tight players are those who only play a few hands before the flop. When they play what they have they will usually raise since you can count that they have strong cards. They also rarely easily give up when they play what they have since they have waited for a while for a good hand.
Knowing how to play when you are in position in deep stacked hold’em poker cash games is crucial if you don’t want to go home a sorry loser. Yes, position is still key like in any other round of poker but during deep stacked games, you will be faced with more occasions of fairly big bets during the turn and the river. It will be futile to make a big bet call when you are not in a good position.
If there is one thing in the world that I know about, it is going to be poker strategies. What many people do not know about the game of poker is that it is all about how you play it. You want to make sure that you are the one that is playing the cards, not the other way around. You never want to play poker when you are not confident, for it is all about how confident you truly are.
Math is an important tool in poker not the only tool, but part of an important arsenal. To compete in any poker game, especially in an online poker game where, because of the myriad hands played, all players have access to thousands of hands of statistical data, learning the basic probabilities and odds of various poker situations becomes essential to making the right decisions. Playing free poker initially can be a good idea to learn a few math tricks.
Welcome to our poker tips section. Each of the points made below are excellent pieces of advice, however, most were short enough snippets that I didn’t think they warranted an entire article to cover. The starting piece of advice centers around trying to bluff a bad player. Don’t do it! One of the most basic principles of choosing your spot for a bluff is knowing whether or not the opponent you’re trying to bluff is likely to fold a weak, but made hand — or fold a mediocre draw.
While Texas hold’em has been the biggest benefactor of the poker boom, it hasn’t been the only one. A similar variant, Omaha hold’em, previously obscure among casual poker players, has also seen a major rise in popularity. Many people have picked up the game because of its resemblance to Texas hold’em, but they soon find out that there are several significant differences between them. Omaha hold’em often provides more ‘action’ (more betting and bigger pots) than its Texas form, is frequently played as a hi/lo game (more specifically Pot Limit Omaha, Hi-Lo), and narrows the gap between beginner and expert.
The term ‘poker Bible’ is bandied about frequently these days. While it is usually used in reference to Super System, written by Doyle Brunson and other distinguished poker players, one volume cannot properly cover all variation of poker, much as the Judeo-Christian Bible cannot cover every world religion. Small Stakes Hold ‘em: Winning Big With Expert Play by Ed Miller, David Sklansky, and Mason Malmuth serves as my holy text when it comes to poker. I play mostly 3-6 and 4-8 limit hold’em, games popular among casual and … well, let’s just say ‘less wealthy’ players. Though I cannot cite exact numerical proof, I am certain that this book has made me a winner at these levels.
The colossal rise in poker over the past several years has drastically changed the professional gambling industry. Before the release, and subsequent rise in popularity, of the movie Rounders and the broadcast of the 2003 World Series of poker (won by Chris Moneymaker, beating poker pro Sam Farha), professional poker players lived in relative obscurity, competing in Las Vegas cash games or traveling around a tournament circuit that was much smaller than the one we see today.