Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Observing your opponent!

Watching the opponents, making quick adjustments and knowing when to give up poker hands and games. Opponents are often predictable. When you first sit down in a poker game most poker players do not scan the table and make notes.

The most important thing that you need to know about your opponents is whether they are capable of bluffing or not and taking down an unexpected pot. Make a mental note of each poker player you have played with previously in the past. Due to the success of poker on television a larger number of players seem be bluffing. This is due to seeing the players on television bluff. They do not realize that the most dramatic hands are for the viewing public and what is more dramatic then the bluff? 

When an opponent who you do not think can bluff check raises you. What do you think he has in his hand? It is close to the nuts. You just have to figure out how close compared to your hand. Second pair may be enough as they might of checked raised with a flush draw trying to get you to lay down your hand. Play the hand over in your head before releasing your hand.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Poker is an investment game!

As you know online poker is a simple investment game. Yes you’re making a series of small investments, each with a profitable and or negative investment side. These are called equity. When you invest with a profitable equity you make money in the long run and when you invest with negative equity you lose money in the long run.

Poker players can start for free and play free roll poker tournaments right up to as much money as you would like to invest. My suggestion though is to start small. Invest $100 or Less and get your feet wet on the poker tables. If you have 100 dollars my suggestion is you play $.50 and 1 and learn. 

Keep working at the investment game (poker) till you become proficient. Then as you become good make bigger and bigger investments at the poker tables. Learn as you go along and try to improve your poker game. So register today for free and remember to have fun but invest wisely.

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Finding the right poker game !

If you just started playing poker and you just found out the best style that’s fits you as a winning player on a consistent basis, should you start to wonder, is that the correct time to move up limits? Are you ready to step up and get out of the comfort zone you set for yourself. That is a question that crosses all winning poker players.

All poker players need to remember, most times when you move up, you’ll be playing against better players. So I believe you should move up when loses at one level to the next level mean the same mentally and the players you are up against are worse than you.

That means you’ll still enjoy the poker game the same way and how much you lose doesn’t start changing your way of playing (mindset). Playing in the correct mindset makes it joyful as well as profitable. Once finding the correct mindset, you can proceed to find the correct game for you.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Poker focus.

Players tend to put little focus on the non-winning aspects of the poker game. They focus on winning pots. They think about ways to get more money in their pockets by winning it from their opponents.

Obviously this is important, but internet poker income is made during an exchange of money. The different players shove money into pots. They take money out of pots. Money moves back and forth around the poker table, over and over. A single chip may be in the possession of a dozen different people within the same hour. Poker income is not made in a nice, regular, easy to see fashion. Money is made in literally dozens of small, innocuous, cumulative ways.

Money not lost spends the same as money won. But also, the nature of poker is that you must lose in order to win. You aren’t going to win 100% of your pots. Except when playing head-up, you will always lose most of the hands you are dealt in. You will usually lose most of the pots you play. The door to poker income swings both ways -- money has to go out for money to come in.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

What is poker tells?

A “poker tell” is any clue, habit, behavior or physical reaction, that gives other players more information about your poker hand. The following are tips and you can apply against novice or advanced players. Remember, in poker game there are many contradictions and exceptions to the rule. Also, experienced pros will give out false tells to fool players.

Watch the Eyes
This is why many pros wear sunglasses or visors/caps when playing poker; they know that the eyes rarely lie.

internet pokerFacial Expression
Again, many pros try to disguise their entire face by wearing a cap and looking downward. This is to avoid the classic stare-down that poker pros are famous for. They may try to study your face for nervousness (detecting a weak hand), or even look for repetitive characteristics like a body "tic". You may have obvious unhappiness in your face when your hand is weak, and conversely, you may show a contrasting show of confidence when your hand is strong.

Weak is Strong/Strong is Weak
In its most simplistic form, this usually applies to novice players but frequently applies to pros as well. Basically, poker players like to be actors, and when they have a monster hand they tend to look disinterested. Repetitive Betting Patterns.

Betting habits
Usually the most revealing poker tells are based on the way a player habitually bets during particular situations. For example, maybe the player always checks when he has made the nuts, or a player may regularly fold after being re-raised.

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Online poker has arrived!

Due to the popularity of no limit hold'em on televised poker players who want to not only expand their ability to play; they also want to punish their opponents. Poker books are not the best selection on going to learn this type of poker game. Online poker you must read poker forums and study from players that are playing and giving instruction.

These type poker players play multi games and many play up to ten games at once on a few different poker sites. They can not only learn from each decision they learn at a higher pace then poker players that have played fifteen years in less then two years. They quickly build a poker strategy that works in order for them to make money. Is this not why we enter the game in the first place to win money!

6-max no limit hold'em is exciting for the gamblers and the regular professional players alike due to the high variance in the game of this style of poker. But yes the basic strategy still holds true for most of the game. You will have to tweak this strategy to for you to gain most advantage.

Over all number one rule of Hold'em poker is that it's a position game. The player who is in late position has many more options than the poker player in early position. When the poker opponent checks in early position you have the choice of betting or checking. But the opponent has made the decision first and if he has not bet he is probably weak. So a bet with a marginal poker hand may pick up the pot without a fight. If he has a hand and bets, you may wish to fold with the same marginal hand.

You are most often in control of the hand and you will want to keep it that way. When he/she bets you can raise him if you have a big hand and gain extra bets. He can only gain a single bet is his downfall in this situation. But one of the most important parts is taking a free card that is the foundation of the game. He may react by checking and you have nothing you could take a free card or a cheap card. Saving and gaining extra bets will definately build your bankroll at a faster pace. Which means a higher rate of return hourly.

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