The secret behind playing small ball poker isn’t so much in the hands you choose to play. It’s more about the amount you choose to bet with the hands you end up playing.
A common mistake made by amateurs is that they often get involved in big pots with marginal hands when they’re out of position.
It’s common for beginners to set themselves up for disaster by misplaying hands before the flop. Then, they complain about their bad luck when they lose.
In tournament play, the best players in the world usually won’t reraise a bet before the flop. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t certain situations where it’s appropriate to do just that.
You need to make adjustments to your game when switching between cash games and tournaments. One important adjustment relates to blind stealing – making a pre-flop raise with the intention of winning the blinds by inducing players in the blinds to fold.
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In No Limit Hold’em, much like video games and karate lessons, you need to master one level before you can move on to the next. In karate, as your skill level increases, your instructor presents you with the next belt. But in poker, only you can decide when it’s time […]
In a structured limit game, like $10-$20 Limit Hold’em, you’ll face simple decisions when it comes to betting: check, bet the designated amount, or raise. Players don’t have to think about how much to bet and raise because both actions are predetermined by the structure.
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In No Limit Hold’em, a standard raise is exactly three times the amount of the big blind. So, if the blinds are $10-$20, a player’s normal raise will make it $60. This is a solid pre-flop raising strategy, but you should also consider adjusting the amount based on several key […]