15 tips for getting started in poker

There are several stages to learning poker. As a beginner poker player, you will learn a lot. It might be a good idea to read this article. These 15 introductory poker tips will not only help you, but also save you money.


These poker introductory skills will not make you an expert in poker within a few minutes, but they will put you on the right path to become a successful poker player.



Important tips for poker beginners


1. Don't play too many hands


One of the most common mistakes made by amateur poker players is that they have too many starting hands and playing methods, and lack of choice. Don't fall into the trap of thinking "everyone can win". Therefore, although this is fundamentally true, it turns out that some players are more likely to win than others. The choice of hand is very important, especially when facing players who are more experienced than you. It can make a difference between a loser and a winner.


2. Don't bluff


Bluffs need to be part of your arsenal to win... occasionally. There is no doubt that you have seen some spectacular bluffs on TV, but please don't get me wrong. Bluffs are established. You must tell a story to your opponent from the beginning of the action. He still has to listen to your story...


If you are a novice, trying to bluff is like taking a risk on a slippery path. Players are more likely to pay you than they actually are. However, online games are a very interesting platform that can be used to try everything to gain experience.


3. Consider the opponent's hand


One of the most interesting parts of poker is reading the strength of the opponent's hand. In the process, try to guess the opponent's card based on the opponent's actions or reactions. In each round of betting, you can improve your reading style by eliminating your hands.


Maybe your hand is good, but do you put your opponent in a better position? Therefore, it is reasonable to give up. Or on the contrary, you put it in a very good hand, but you have a great hand? Maybe it's time to try to get all your opponent's chips by pushing the chips in the middle.


Guessing the strength of your opponent's hand will give you a clear advantage. I think the opposite is also true...


4. Fight against opponents weaker than you


It sounds obvious, but you will be surprised that this very simple commandment is rarely seen. In theory, if you are the best player on the table, you will be the winner in the long run. On the contrary, if you are the worst... your funds may suffer losses.


If you are at the poker table but do not know which opponent will be the pigeon that night, then it is most likely you.

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5. Think about your location


Table position is one of the most important factors in poker, especially in No-Limit Texas Hold'em. Without a doubt, when you speak for the last time, the best place is the button. This gives you the advantage of being able to understand the strength of the opponent's hand when speaking in front of you. You can take corresponding actions and "grab" the blow to turn a losing hand into a winning hand. You can also enhance your winning ability by removing as many chips as possible from your opponent.


Location plays a bigger role than it seems. Sometimes it is even more important than your card, and it can mean the difference between winning and losing.


6. Pay attention to what is happening in the game


The best way to tell your opponent is to watch every hand of your opponent. Even if you don't have hands, you need to focus on the opponent's game. -Ideally, you will get information about your opponents, their playing habits, and the way they behave when they have the best hand or bluff. The more information you get, the more chances you have to defeat your opponent.



7. Don't jump too high


There are many reasons to skip these steps without letting beginners play too much money. We only mentioned two things that should be enough to convince you.


First of all, the level of the opponent you face under higher limits is much higher than the level faced by players under lower limits. Then, you should only play to the limit you can afford. You should not invest in unbearable losses.


In short, you are more likely to beat low-risk players than high-risk players, and low-risk learning will make you spend less. Never invest the required funds. We invite you to read articles about managing your poker funds.


8. Don't get excited about your printing


Sometimes you are close to finishing a straight flush or straight... the next card. The problem is here: the price of the last card.


In principle, if your opponent places a lot of bets, then in the long run, to complete the payout...or your draw will not be profitable. On the other hand, if the principal is small, it will be profitable for you to pay and hope to touch the card you missed.


9. The matching connector is not very good


So-called connected and suitable hands such as 8c 9c (cue 8 and 9) are often overrated. The color will not drop often. It may be that your opponent's straight flush is higher than your straight flush, which may waste your chips.


Compared with the second card, fitting the card will only increase the chance of winning by 2%. Reluctantly agree. Know how to fold hands that don't have such interesting potential in the end. In the long run, you will save money.


10. Know the rules


So yes, we agree to your request, it is obvious, but there is no other choice: you must understand the rules of poker. You don't want all your chips to think that you will win with a straight if your opponent has a straight flush. If you read the poker rules and poker hand rankings correctly, that will never happen.


11. Take the initiative


This is impossible! Your print is not suitable! You used [Js] [9s] to defend in the big blind. The flop is interesting for you: [Qd] [Th] [4s]. You bet 2/3 of the pot with your opponent. Turn: [6s]. You also have a lottery now. The villain keeps on betting hard and you pay without hesitation. River [Ad]. You have not won the prize. You check, your opponent too. It displays [Ah] [8h]. Ace makes him very good and he wins.


Then you say to yourself: "But cat, he has the trump card!". Most importantly, you have to think about yourself: "Damn, if I knew it, I would be more aggressive when I raise on the flop and/or the turn. Indeed, the raise may be enough to win the flop Blow.


12. Know to sleep AK


You have [As] [Kh], we agree that this is a good hand. You raise and the player pays.


The flop is not good for you: [Qs] [5h] [8d]. Nada your opponent bets, and you say to yourself: "I call, if I turn, I'm fine". You pay.


Turn [8c], your opponent keeps betting, you keep telling yourself "If I hit, I'm fine". You pay.


River [Ks]. Yes, you are moved. Your opponent bets, you will naturally call. He turned [Kd] [Qh] two pairs and won the bet. You have just fallen behind by 3 bets. That's a nerd, isn't it?


13. Learn how to change the race speed


You don't have much confidence in yourself, so you will play passively. You have not raised your hand for two hours. Suddenly, you moved [As] [Ah] over. Yes arrow! You raise from 3 times. Everyone folds. Do not! This is not true! Well, yes, at the same time there is a big hand marked on your forehead.


This example tells you that if you participate in the entire tournament in the same way, your habits will betray you. If you just raise your hand with big chips, your opponent will read you like an open book.


Know how to change gears. Sometimes revived with Meguz. Try to play in a way that confuses your opponent's cards. Being a little unpredictable will make it more difficult for you to "get started".


14. Watch out for kicks


The kicker is the second best card in your deck. If you have [As] [Ts], the kicker is [Ts]. Usually, this card will be important.


When your opponent raises, you call with [Ace] [Ts]. More suitable for your [Ac] [6h] [6c] flop. Your opponent bets, you call. Turn [5d]. The opponent keeps betting and you keep calling. River [8d]. Your opponent bets, you call. It displays [Ah] [Kh]. He kicked you with a kick.


His best combination is [Ac] [Ah] [6h] [6c] [Kh], two kickers against K. You have [Ac] [Ah] [6h] [6c] [Ts]. Kick right 10. Oops. [As] [Ts] is an interesting attacker. But this is a defensive hand and may get you into trouble.


15. Dare to face victory in failure


No one likes to lose a game. Even less money game. Keep playing fair and avoid marching in front of your opponents when you win.




If you get lost, try to learn as much as possible. First of all, self-criticism. In fact, you must criticize yourself at all times. Including after the winning link. By stopping progress, you have started to get worse.


What about you


What is the best advice you heard? Let us know in the comments for this article.


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