Develop Your Own Winning Poker Strategy
If you want to improve your poker play and set the poker strategies that you have won more pots, then you need to review it. In some cases your knowledge may be sufficient, and you may have it wrong, so it’s best to assess your skill in each area.
While it isn’t necessary to know anything about Poker history, you should know the rules of poker, and how the game is played today. This would include knowing the ranking of hands just to make sure you know what hand beats what other hands are. It’s a good time to also review the terms used in the game, so you don’t feel like fooling at the table 오바마카지노.
Next you should become familiar with pot odds, how to calculate them, and how to use them to make decisions. Why is this important? While all players play a small pair are hoping to make it into trips, while starring at a board that can help make a flush or straight, and they don’t know the odds of making three of a kind are pretty low. Conversely, knowing the odds of your opponents is making a hand out of what you can do for you, if you already have a strong hand. For example, there are only two cards (called outs) that can turn a pair into trips, but fifteen outs that can make an open-ended straight, flush, or straight flush. I have written about it in a previous article, and you should research this important area online.
Now that you know about pot odds, turn your attention to learning what good starting cards are. Here are some basics rules of thumb:
Strong Starting Hands:
· A pair of high cards (Aces – Kings – Queens – Jacks – 10’s)
· An Ace and another high card Suited (A – 10 of Hearts)
· Connected Face cards Suited (Q – J of Spades)
· Ace and King Not Suited
Medium Strength Hands:
· Face + 10 Suited (Q -10 of Diamonds)
· Medium Pairs (pair of 9’s, 8’s, or 7’s)
· Two High Cards Not Suited (A – Q, J, 10 or KQ down to J-10)
· Ace and Medium Suited (A – 9 of Hearts)
· Medium Suited Connectors, (10 – 9 of Spades (no gap), 7 – 5 of Hearts (1 gap))
Part of your strategy needs to be used if you want to play a medium or worse? This leads to the next area of play, your position. If you are early in the rotation, then playing medium strength hands is a mistake. If you get a raise, you will find yourself paying more to play and you will be covering the whole way. If however you check and no one behind you batch, then you might play your hand or even raise and try to steal the blinds. So your strategy and choices of hands to play are modified by your position, and not set in concrete based solely on hand strength.
Now you need to focus on betting strategy, which again depends on your strength of hand, and position, and takes into account what your opponents are doing. In general, if you have a good hand, you will not be able to play hands, unless your hand is a monster hand. If you play quality cards consistently, your opponents will figure out, and as a result you will occasionally bluff and get away with it. A ‘tight’ player will be far more successful, a bluffing than a loose one, and bluffing is not a strategy, it’s a tactic to be used sparingly.