Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Several tips for playing Texas Hold'em online

No matter what you do, you will find it much more easier to do things with some tips or tricks. It’s the same in playing poker games. Here are some tips for playing Texas Holdem online. Wish they are of good use for your improvement of your skills.
You can bet with just an ace or two minor overcards on the flop, but you should fold if someone raises your bet in that situation. If someone bets before you on the flop you can call with two overcards, but fold them at the turn unless your hand improves then. You can call with two major overcards (eg A-J) if someone raises your bet on the flop. You can also check-call a bet on the turn with that kind of hand, unless the board looks threatening.
A small pair with an overcard kicker is a strong hand that you can call a raise with on the flop. Though, you should probably fold it on the next round if it was raised on the flop and you haven't improved the hand and someone bets before you.
If everyone checks on the flop you can bet on the turn even if you have nothing. Your opponents will often fold in such a situation, unless they are too many or too loose.
You can sometimes bluff-bet if the flop contains an ace . Your opponents will often fold in such a situation if they don't have any pairs or an open ended straight, because it's impossible for them to have any overcards when the flop contains an ace. Please note that this will only work when your opponents aren't too many or too loose.
If someone suddenly bets into you or raises , and you are considering folding, be sure to first look at the amount of chips that the player has in front of him. If he is out of chips it's likely that he is bluff raising or betting because he knows he will go all-in on that hand anyway.
Unless you could get most of your opponents’ information, you cannot make your decisions immediately as your turn to act comes. It’s much better to learn as many tips as possible but just remember that tips are not automatically functional while you need to be flexible to take full advantage of them for your good.

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