– First of all, it is important to be clear that, like all card games, a very important factor is knowing how to play with the cards that you play.
– Never play several hands in a row; retiring when a hand has been bad is the best, even if he is tempted to stay for a next hand.
– Always observe the board. This allows professional players to know what kind of bets are being made and with that data, take advantage in the game.
– It is very important to observe the other players at our table, looking for clues that give us the key to know that we are on the right track. Be careful because professional players often pretend only to confuse beginners.
– Be aware of the facial and body expressions of other players, as they are a great indicator of player safety.
– If a player looks at his cards too much, it is because he has an excellent hand.
– Shaking hands may mean that the player is hiding a very good hand.
– The ordered chips mean that the bettor is conservative.
Selection of the table :
The correct selection of the table is a very important point, especially for players. Choosing the right table for your budget and your level of skill in the game will ensure a long and successful career in Poker. In fact, sometimes it’s good to observe the game a bit before sitting down to play, to better evaluate your opponents.
Identify what type of player you are facing:
– If a player plays very few hands, he is considered a “closed player”.
– If he plays many hands, he is called “open player”.
– “Passive players” do not bet very often and prefer to “Go” or “See” others’ bets.
– On the other hand, “aggressive players” tend to bet heavily on all hands.
Beginners should choose closed / passive games, where the bets are low and with a lower rate.
But all Poker players should aspire to be able to play at open / aggressive tables.
When to retire:
Learning when to retire or “not to go”, saves the players a lot of money throughout their careers in the game of Poker. In fact, a good player retires from more hands than he enters.
– Generally, you should withdraw if you do not have any of the moves described in the Hands of Poker section.
– You should fold if the actions of another player assure you that you have a very good play and you do not.
When to pass: You
have an average hand and you are not sure if your play will be the best, due to the actions of other players, then it is advisable to pass.
When to match:
Equalizing, like passing, has its advantages and disadvantages. Also, it is usually advisable to increase or fold before matching a bet and it is another option when you are not sure if your move will be the winner.
Bet, increase and re-raise:
These are the weapons of the poker player’s arsenal, usually used when the player has an excellent hand and believes that he is the best on the table. Players who are losing too much are accustomed to using these methods. Of course they are also used a lot to bluff, making the rest of the table believe that they have the best play, when in reality it is not like that.
The bluff is an important part of Poker, and is a widely used tool.
Thanks to a good bluff, you can win big jackpots and allow players to create insecurity in the other players at the time of betting.
In any case, it is not convenient to use the bluff on a very large table. It is also not advisable to bluff with players who tend to call bets, it works best with those who tend to retire more easily. You also have to be careful about bluffing too much and having your opponents realize when you’re bluffing and when you’re not.
Observe your opponents:
Experienced Poker players are always watching each of their opponents. Analyzing the opponent’s play allows another perspective when choosing his move and making his decisions.
– Pay attention to the actions of your opponents, even when you are not involved in the play.
– Take note of the habits of your opponents to know them better.
– You must not forget that your opponents must also be observing their attitudes, habits and actions, and that they can interfere in their behavior.