How to Win Texas Hold ‘em Poker


The most popular poker game


When the game of poker is mentioned, one name stands out in the classifications; Texas Hold ‘em poker. It is probably the most played poker game in casino worldwide, either online or offline.


Texas Hold ‘em Poker begins with two players left of where the dealer button is situated. This buttons refers to the round disc being passed on clockwise on each player. It shows who will be dealer if the deal was move forward from one player to another.


Half of the required minimum stake is placed on the first blind. The first blind refers to the player situated at the left of the dealer. The second blind, on the other hand, is the one responsible in placing the full minimum required bet.  The betting starts on the first part of the game where the money is placed into the pot before dealing the cards.



Here are a few strategies to win Texas Hold ‘em Poker


  • The table


The best thing a player who is looking to play Texas hold em poker can do, is selecting the table. Because players, regardless of their skills in playing the game, will be constrained to give their best shots if the table is too assertive, too rigid or too loose, or if it consists of players that are more skillful.


The bottom line: Even if the essence of winning the game is directly affected by the skills of the player, it is still best to play on a table that has few raisers but many callers.

The logic behind this concept is based on the fact that the more raisers there are in a table, the lesser the chances of winning the game. When a player is in the early position, it is best to raise with K-K, A-K, and A-As, then, with A-Qs, Q-Q, J-J, A-K, T-T, have a call and then fold everything else.


For players who have a high pair, say JJ or even higher, do not hesitate raising it before the flop.



  • Don’t take it personally


Chances are good that someone will happen to irritate you while sitting at the poker table.  It might be the guy’s sunglasses, or him chewing on some gum.  Don’t let it get to you.  Stay cool, calm, collective and objective. Remember that this game is a game of bluffing.  But don’t think when some guy was bluffing the previous game, that this will be the case in this game.  Think twice about every move.  What cards do your opponents have?  So when deciding, you’ll have a better chance to be right.



Winners know when to stop.  Ask yourself: Isn’t the cards in my hand the same kind of cards I had when I folded a while ago?, and now I’m raising??  This might be a sign that you should head home.  Keep in mind that it is just a game, even when money is involved.  Try to enjoy it, you will make fewer mistakes. IF you are tired, depressed, sad, or under the influence of alcohol to the point of intoxication, abstain from playing.  If you can’t play having enjoyment as your goal, then don’t play at all!



Author: Shaun De Kock

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