Texas Hold Em Poker Tips – Choose Your Starting Hands Wisely
The most important thing you can do when playing Texas Hold em Poker is to choose your starting hands wisely. If you plan to be able to give tips to the dealer you must be very selective about the hands you decide to play. Always enter a pot with good pocket cards – pairs or two high cards – and aggressively play them from the flop right through to the river.
The biggest mistake inexperienced players make in poker is to play too many pots early on. You cannot be successful this way – you simply have to fold alot of hands in Texas Hold em in order to win overall. Don’t kid yourself into thinking an A-3 offsuit is likely to win you a pot or try to impress the table with your audacity. Even if you pull an ace on the flop, whats more likely to happen is another player will end up winning due to a higher kicker.
Here’s some good tips for newer players. Excluding if you start with a pocket pair, unless your hand is nice and tight by the flop don’t try to justify to yourself you should continue. This rule is true for any pot size, no matter how small. When playing Texas Hold em Poker, if your not in a good position by the flop you have very little chance of winning. I would be lieing if I said noone has ever one without being in a good position from the flop but seriously, we are talking about good quality, consistent results here, and being in nice form by the flop is a pre-requisite. For example, if you have a K-Q and the flop comes out K-5-2, you are in a good position. If however it comes J-8-3, you have nothing and you should fold.
Choosing your starting hands wisely is the key to pulling together great hands and raking in massive wins. You win with full houses by having two pairs on the flop. You win with straights and flushes by having 4 of the 5 cards already done on the flop. You need good pocket cards to pull these together and still have enough surprise factor to enable you to have your opponent raise and re-raise. The crazy luck, final card on the river kind of win’s rarely happen in real life – its not like poker in the movies. Like I said, you simply have to fold alot of hands in Texas Hold em in order to win overall, so don’t be afraid to.
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