Texas Hold’Em Poker is an easy game to learn for the beginners compared to other poker variations. In other poker games you would need to calculate odds constantly and which may be difficult for a beginner. In Texas Hold’Em Poker too you need to calculate the odds but it is relatively simpler. It can be learnt in a matter of few minutes. The only thing that is required is practice.
As a beginner most players make the mistake of playing all hands. A good player has the wisdom to play only those hands which have a chance of winning and discard most of the hands. That is why a new player loses heavily when he/she starts to play poker. It is important to know at the very beginning with the pocket cards whether to continue or fold. Some of the best starting hands are a) AA, KK, AK b) QQ, JJ, AQ, AJ, KQ; c) TT, AT, KJ, QJ, JT, etc. If you get a medium to low starting hand it is better to fold right at the beginning.
The next thing that matters in Texas Hold’Em Poker is the position of the player on the table. The best table position is to be as far away from the dealer as possible. In this case you have the advantage of seeing the moves of the others and can take a guess about their hand before you play. The two people on the left of the dealer are at a disadvantage as they have to move first. Two players on the right of the dealer have the best position as they can observe every one’s game before moving.
There are some tips as to which cards to play in which position. In the first two position play only with high cards like KK, AA, QQ, JJ, or picture cards of the same suit or of mixed suit. In the middle position play with high cards of the same suits and high pairs. Since the last position is the best and the game becomes clear, you can take chances with consecutive cards, pairs, or high cards with Aces.
Bluffing in Texas Hold’Em Poker is quite common and that is what makes the game so interesting. But bluffing must be done intelligently. It is not wise to bluff in every other hand. You must choose the correct time to bluff and pull a winning. It is better to bluff in a late position. Also, you must be aware that when you are bluffing your opponent might be having a strong hand.
Knowing the little things about Texas Hold’Em Poker will help you to judge yourself and your opponent better while playing. It will also help you to win more hands.
Filed under:Texas Holdem -