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Increase your chances of winning at poker

With poker, your ultimate goal should be to play actually as you planned without making any mistakes. Here are the key rules to a good poker game:

  1. Calculation : Make sure to know all about the possible poker hands so that you can accurately assess your opponent’s chances.
  2. Variation : As you gain more experience you will definitely develop your own playing style. However, it is important to hide your tactic from your opponents but alternating various styles. It Is more easy to bluff when you are known as a fairly tight player.
  3. Position : Make optimal use of your position. Late positions are seen as the most profitable positions, because you can more easily collect information about your opponents.
  • The perfect poker strategy does not exist. You should find your own way of making the most profit. So, try out different strategies and give yourself time. Almost nobody wins all of his/her games straight from the beginning, so it is important to keep your head cool. Don’t panic if you lose a couple of hands in row.
    Suitable situations to try your bluffing skills
    1. If there are not that many players in the pot.
      • The fewer people, the easier it is to bluff. Chances are high that no one in the game really has acceptable cards. You still need to be careful, because bluffing with less players is quite common and you should only do it when you really know your opponents.
    2. If you are up against fairly tight opponents
      • Players that fold quickly are your main target. However, if you bluff against a very tight player you need to reconsider if he is not biting. Again: know your enemies from the inside out.
    3. If you are in a late positions and everyone else has checked
      • This is quite common and many will players will go along. That is why you need to maintain this technique for a couple of rounds in order to achieve success.
    4. If the other players ‘fear’ you
      • It is all about your image. Once you have won a few hands with really good play, then most opponents will definitely respect you and they would be more likely to believe your bluff. The main trick is to play weaker cards in the exact same way as good starting hands. You should try to let the other think ‘here we go again’.
    Mike Caro’s poker tells

    Mike Caro is a known poker theorist and he wrote the book "Caro's Book of Poker". There he mentions a few poker tells laws he has observed. Some of them are listed below:

    By looking at a player's chips, you can see what type of playing style he uses: orderliness means conservative, while sloppy means careless.
    A player who bets and then show the cards to a spectator while he waits for someone to call is most likely not bluffing.
    A player who bets with a trembling hand, means you should be careful.
    A player who smiles for real have a good hand, but if the smile is fake he’s bluffing.
    The nicer one player who bets is the more likely it is that he's bluffing.
    If there are no other tells, always call the player who keeps his hand over his mouth.
    A player who checks immediately after checking his cards has not improved his hand.

    Limit Texas Hold’Em

    To play a good game in Limit Hold’em you should consider a few things:

    1. Be selective with your starting hands, just play the best hands.
    2. Choose the right type of table. Don’t play on tight / aggressive tables and try to avoid the good players. Play on the tables where you can see the flop at least 30% of the game.
    3. Only call when the pot odds are good enough.
    4. Try to figure out what your opponent has in his hand with the information you get when they bet.
    5. Remember how your opponents play. Observe what happens, when he raises, what hands he calls with, etc..
    6. Bet and raise when the situation demands it. Try to avoid calling. If you think you have a strong hand you should bet or raise. Never give away free cards.
    7. Always have a good kicker in case someone else would have the same hand as you, and the kicker can make your hand a bit better.
    8. If you are in a late position and everyone has checked before you then here is your chance to steal the pot, depending on the types of players you have at the table.
    9. Switch play styles to avoid letting your opponents read your moves.
    10. Don’t play your hand too far if you think you can’t win.
    11. Don’t bluff often.
    The importance for the poker player to record data

    Playing poker can be very difficult to craft. It is certainly not all fun and games and lots of hours must be spent to be better in this business, and to, sooner or later, become a pro. There are a lot of professional poker players out there and in order to be able to make a living playing this game, you must take some analytical approaches. Do not kid yourself, it's not all fun and games but more analytical you will be and more results you will get.

    It is therefore vital for a poker player to keep an account that includes the data of past performance. The convenience of online poker is that this is done for you in your account if you use a trusted site.

    For example, calculate the hourly rate in a job where you get paid at the same time of the week or month is a simple thing. But in poker, the more you play can become more difficult to calculate these rates. The reason for calculating the hourly rate for playing poker is to assess whether the management of your bankroll is adequate. Also this way you can know whether you are a player winning or losing.

    To calculate your future income of poker you have to have tons of data. If you kept meticulous records of the last five years, on a spreadsheet, showing for example that you have been playing poker for thirty hours a week, six days a week, plus the exact wins and losses, you can likely to be able to predict future revenues for the next five years. However, if you have been playing three days a week for ten hours and you did not keep any records, you have no idea where you are, and if you can become a poker pro.

    All records must be kept accurately about your winnings, losses, and hours spent playing; all the notes can be important. All the poker pros do this now. So do it, especially if you're a player who spends a lot of time on this game. There's also the question of the IRS and don’t even think you get away without paying the share of revenue.

    Keeping records allows you to calculate the revenue, and it can also be used as an effective tool for learning. There is no better player than a player informed, no matter what the game is.

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