How to play Texas Hold’em poker? That is the question on every beginner has to ask before they start to learn the ropes. With all the information available on the Internet, books and TV, learning how to play Texas Hold’em poker should not be that difficult, but it is.
In this article I will give you some basic pointers and secrets on how to play Texas Hold’em mega88. First, we will cover the hand rankings. The truth is that there are not very many hands in the deck, but they are still valuable. They have potential to win and will at some point. Value is found in the hierarchy. When playing a hand like 10-8, you don’t want to see a flop with a 5 and a 9 on the board. You would prefer to have hands like 8-6, 5-7, and 9-4. Some people go for the low end of the spectrum and start with K-4 and work their way up. Either way, it is important to not only learn the basics, but the advanced techniques as well.
The next thing to take into consideration is your position at the table. Be sure to remember which position you are in and pay attention to it. When you are first to act, you should probably wait for the low to middle hands and the action will come to you later in the round. If you are the first to act after the blinds, you should be mostly or all aggressive. You will be able to steal blinds with semi-regularity. If you sense weakness, be sure to re-raise a raise. Many times you will find your opponents fold and the hand will not go to a flop, so it is important to be aggressive when you get an opportunity.
In the small blind, you can loosen up slightly. putting in a small raise, with hands like 10-8, 5-6, and 78-77, is a good idea. With these hands, you want to steal the blinds as well. You might also want to re-raise with these hands, especially if someone raises after you. A situation like that will let you know you might be in a good spot to make a good play and will support your aggressive play later.
Middle J berths in the table are very soft and it would be to your best advantage to steal the blinds here with semi-regularity. Don’t call a raise with these hands if you’re in the blinds. If someone re-raises after you and you have a good read on his hand, you can get out of the hand. Often, you’ll find the next hand will not be good enough to chase the pot with, so you can just save your money for other opportunities.
Late J berths are where you want to shine. These are hands that you will want to play aggressively every time. Don’t call a raise with these hands if you’re in the blind. If someone re-raises after you and you have a read on their hand, trust your reads and play aggressively. Often, you’ll find you pay off heat in these situations. If you don’t flop a monster hand, you can often scoop the blinds or get paid off aggressively by other players.
The most important thing to remember about no limit hold em is that it is an extremely aggressive style of play. Even when you have a tight image, if you are aggressive, you will still get action. You opponents will not always have a good read on you, and it is simply part of playing aggressive. Take away bluffs with aggressive play and it is very hard to read your opponents.
Concentrate on the aggression and it will pay off for you. If they know you are willing to fold or turn the cards over, they will not see it coming, which is what you want. They won’t know the difference between the two. Playing tight will not always work. No reason to stick around when you’re already a fish swimming up-stream. Remember; if they call you, it’s just the cost of doing business.