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Poker Strategy: How To Play Texas Holdem?

Sunday, August 15, 2010 posted by sunnyboy 11:13 am
Jaturont Thanapura asked:

Texas Holdem Poker Strategy

This poker rule is the most famous rule. It is quite simple, but still the most strategy of all poker rules.

While the five cards known as the community cards. Your hand will have 7 cards which consist of 5 community cards and 2 hole cards.

And you can use any five cards out of the seven cards in your hand to put it in the a form of hand ranking. And this is where the strategies should take place.

When playing poker, all players can see the community cards of the others. When we play the poker for money, we will have a betting round of better after a round of cards that are dealt. Therefore, in total there will be four rounds of betting in poker game.

Hole Cards.

Each player is dealt two cards face down. Most of Texas Hold’em game starts with two players to the left of the dealer. The game then start putting a predetermined amount of money into the pot before any cards is dealt.

The Flop.

Three cards are dealt face up on the table. After the first betting round past, the dealer discards the top card of the deck. This is also called burning the card. This is done to ensure that nobody will see the top card, and to prevent cheating. After that the dealer will flip the next three cards making them face up on the table. These cards facing up are called the “flop.”

The Turn, or call “Fourth Street”

A fourth card is dealt to the table. The dealer will burn another card. Then the dealer will play one more face up on the table. The “Turn” or “Fourth Street” is the fourth community card. The player to the left of the dealer (the button) begins the third round of betting.

The River, or call “Fifth Street”.

Finally, a fifth card is dealt to the table. The dealer will burn another card then he will place the final face-up card on the table. The final face-up card is called the “river” or “Fifth Street.”

Betting in the final and getting a winner. When you play poker you will have the combination of the seven cards. The five cards in your hand are called the community cards.

The other two cards are hole cards. You will have to use these seven cards to form the best positive five cards in your poker hand.

The final round will start with the player to the left of the dealer. After this round of poker game, all players on the table who still in the game have to reveal what are in their hands.

The player who made the initial bet or the player who made the last raise is going to have to their hand first. The player who has the best hand ranking will win the poker game.

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How much does Full Tilt Poker charge to play with real money?

Saturday, September 19, 2009 posted by sunnyboy 1:56 am
bully66 asked:

Does anyone know how much they charge to play with real money on full tilt poker site? Do they charge you when you transfer funds to bank? Do they take a cut from each pot? How does it work?

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A Quick and Easy Texas Holdem Poker Lesson for Beginners

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 posted by sunnyboy 6:51 am
Michael Vall asked:

The great thing about Texas Holdem Poker is that it is easy to learn. Even a beginner can quickly develop into a winning player. By following a sound strategy and playing the best starting hands a Texas Holdem Poker newbie can dramatically shorten the learning curve. So what are the best hands that a beginner should play?

The best hands for a beginner to play are Ace-Ace, King-King, Queen-Queen, Jack-Jack, Ace-King suited (example – Ace of clubs & King of clubs).

I strongly recommend that you only play these starting hands as a beginner. In other words, if you are dealt a hand other than one of the above then fold!

Folding is one of the most difficult decisions for a Texas Holdem Poker beginner to do. The mindset of most Texas Holdem Poker beginners is to hang around and see the flop in the hopes of hitting it just right and improving a hand.

While a beginner will hit the flop and improve their hand occasionally, more often than not they will miss it. The Texas Holdem Poker beginner player that plays poor starting hands will end up throwing more money away than they will win.

When you are dealt one of the best starting hands I recommend raising the pot which will serve two purposes. First, it will force players with weak hands to fold instead of allowing them to stay in the game and see the flop for free.

Secondly, by seeing who raises and calls you get to see who feels that they have a good hand and who may be trying to hang in for the flop.

When the flop is dealt you should look carefully to see if you have improved your hand. Even if you have not improved your hand, because you started out with one of the better hands you may still have the best hand. This is especially true if your starting hand was a pair of aces or kings.

If your opponents raise back this can be a strong signal that they may have a powerful hand. Ask yourself, “What could my opponent have?” “Could they have improved their hand?”

Ask yourself these questions after each round of cards are dealt and try to “read” your opponents hand.

If you have a high pair a raise after the flop can help you assess whether your opponents feel if they have a strong hand or not.

If you think you are beaten there is no shame in folding at this point.

When the turn card has been revealed, if you think that you may still have the best hand I would raise the pot so that I could obtain information about my opponents’ hands.

I would follow this same strategy on the river card.

To summarize this basic Texas Holdem Poker beginner strategy:

– stick to playing the best starting hands

– fold the bad hands

– use the power of the raise to knock out weak players and to assess the strength of your opponents hands

By following this Texas Holdem Poker beginner strategy you will start out winning more hands than you lose. You will start out winning more money than you will lose.

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