Saturday, January 31, 2009

Categorizing Your Opponents in No-Limit Hold’em

It is extremely important that you are able to assess the quality of your opponents’ play. You have to play very differently against strong players than you do against weaker ones. This is of crucial important in no-limit Hold’em.

There are many very good poker players failing to adjust their strategy when they are in a pot with a certain type of player.

For this the following two general rules can be the guide for us:

Against a low-grade player: You don’t try to get fancy when you are in a pot with a weak player and don’t try to make subtle moves that’ll be far beyond his capacity to understand or appreciate. In a word, you outplay him.

Against a higher-grade player: Sometimes you make an obvious play against a strong player---as you always would against a weak player---and other times you go at it another way and make a play that’s not so obvious. Most of the time, you have to put a play on or out-maneuver a strong player.

Of course, there are even very good players who know that that’s what they’re supposed to do, but knowing something and being able to execute it are two different things in poker games.

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Moon Ⅱ said...

One word: selective.

Lucilla said...

We should always have a clear mind when playing poker. Be sensible and sharp.

Poker Kingdom said...

Poker needs skills and strategies.f