Texas Holdem Tips

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I have articles and a question and answer section on this site where a lot of strategy is discuessed. A lot of the time though, I think of something that is useful, but it doesn't fit into anything I already have here, so it kind of just goes to waste. What I'm going to do with this section is just keep a list of different tips; some may be a few sentences only, others a page. I'll keep adding to these tips as time goes on. There will be tips here for both no limit holdem and limit, as well as cash games and tourneys. If you think you have a tip or lesson that is helpful, send it in and I'll add it.

By the way, if you would like to, I could put up your email address so that other readers can get in touch with you to further discuss the matter. But you have to explicitly tell me in the mail that you want me to put out your email and I don't take any responsibility whatsoever for any possible misuse of your email.

Texas Holdem Tips

  • Carbon Poker WSOP Satellites
    A big part of online poker is the opportunity to win seats into big tournaments like the main event of the World Series of Poker, and Carbon Poker several methods for winning your WSOP main event seat. Read more...
  • PlayersOnly Poker WSOP Satellites
    Do you want to go to the World Series of Poker? Well PlayersOnly Poker wants to get you there, not just as a spectator, but with your own seat in the Main Event. PlayersOnly has updated their look and feel to let poker players know that they want their site to be where the players go. PlayersOnly has some great WSOP packages that anyone can win. Read more...
  • PokerStars WSOP Satellites
    So, you want to be the World Poker champion? The first thing you'll have to do is get a seat in the Main Event. Unless you have $10,000 to spare, this can be a challenge. If you don't have that kind of money lying around, you might decide to do what 2003 WSOP champ Chris Moneymaker did and win your seat online at PokerStars. Read more...
  • Full Tilt Poker WSOP Satellites
    The World Series of Poker has nearly every poker player excited, and many online poker sites are making efforts to meet the demand for seats at the big dance. However, only Full Tilt Poker has Main Event Mania, with a variety of different ways to win a free seat and make millions on top of the WSOP prize. Read more...
  • High Stakes Online Texas Hold'em
    You've been playing online Texas hold'em for some time now and having considerable success at it. You see the big action taking place at the top of the games menu and would love to be a part of it. However, are you ready for high stakes action? It's important to consider all the factors before you jump into the big games. Read more...
  • Bodog Poker WSOP Satellites
    Bodog poker wants to send you to the World Series of Poker in 2008. Bodog is offering $12,000 WSOP prize packages which include a main event seat, $2,000 travel money, plus the opportunity to party with celebrities and the Bodog crew. How much do you have to invest for all this? Believe it or not, you can earn your way in for as little as $1.50. Read more...
  • Betfair Poker WSOP Satellites
    Everyone's trying to get to the main event of the World Series of Poker in 2008, and online satellites seem to be the way to go for most players. If you're one of those players, Betfair Poker may have your solution. They have a variety of satellites at low buy-ins to allow nearly any player with the skills and a bit of luck to make it to Vegas. Read more...
  • Party Poker WSOP Satellites
    If you have played online, you've probably heard of Party Poker. For years, Party Poker has been at the forefront of online poker, providing millions of tournaments, cash games and free money games to online poker aficionados. Read more...
  • Top 10 Texas Holdem Tips
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  • The Poker Uniform
    The poker uniform has become as ubiquitous as the garb professional athletes wear (in fact, a basketball jersey is often part of the ensemble). Clearly there are no requirements as to what to wear to your no-limit Texas hold'em game (and if you are playing online poker, no requirement to wear anything at all), but you might ask yourself what the merits are of various poker accoutrements. Read more...
  • Maximizing Your Poker Profit with Rakeback

    Everybody wants to be a winning poker player.

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  • Practice Texas Hold'em Online
    The advent of Internet poker has probably contributed to making Texas hold'em the most popular game in the world. If you want to become a master of Texas hold'em, booking as many winning sessions as you can, you're going to have to practice. A great way to practice Texas hold'em is online. Read more...
  • Poker Bonuses Explained
    Are you looking for a place to play your favorite game? Today there are hundreds of online poker rooms competing for your attention with various bonus offers and other promotions. Read more...
  • The Most Common Methods For Calculating Rakeback
    If you're considering joining a rakeback program, you're not alone. Read more...
  • Rakeback vs. Bonus Offers

    Hunting down great promotions is a big part of online poker success. The major promotions online poker players are looking for are online poker bonuses and rakeback deals.

    Due to the proliferation of online poker sites out there and their need to drive new traffic to their sites, there are a great many online poker bonuses and rakeback deals to be had. As a successful online poker player, you need to know how to negotiate and compare these different types of promotions.

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  • Table Image
    It cracks me up when I go into a cardroom and I see a bunch of people with sun glasses on, their collars up and their hats low, trying to give the impression that they are forces to be reckoned with. The main reason I find it so funny is that if you were really so good, why would you want your opponents to think that? Read more...
  • Barry Greenstein: Ace On The River
    I don't sell books here or anything, but I would definitely recommend Barry Greenstein's new book called Ace On The River. Read more...
  • Winning And Losing: Stopping A Session
    This tip is about how you know when you should leave and when you should keep playing. Poker is like gambling in the sense that you never want to leave the table. Read more...
  • Betting Amount In No Limit Holdem
    Learning how much to bet in to no limit holdem is one of the trickiest parts of the game. It is always a battle between risk and reward. For example, you would like to get paid off on your good hands, but if you bet too much you chase everyone away and if you bet too little to keep them in, it runs the risk of backfiring by giving them odds to draw. Read more...
  • Baby Steps: Online Texas Holdem Cash Games
    One thing that is easy to do when playing online poker on multiple tables is to kind of get spun out. You see so many hands per hour that it is easy to lose perspective and you start to get involved in too many pots. Read more...
  • Idle Practice
    While learning how to bowl, I was reading a book and in it the author mentioned that if you go to the alleys without a clear idea of what you are trying to hone, your efforts are largely useless -- idle practice. This is true in poker too. Read more...
  • Beating Tougher Games
    There are different kinds of games. Some games are easy, some are tough. The same play that beats one game won't beat the other. Read more...
  • Why There Are So Few Winners
    I've heard figures thrown around estimating what percentage of poker players actually are winners; sometimes I hear 15%, sometimes only 10%. As hard as these numbers are to believe, I do believe them. Read more...
  • Urge To Play
    Note: this is for cash games only, not tournaments. I'm looking down at a piece of white printer paper with the following notes jotted down in black magic marker:

    - Submit to position

    - Dry cards, urge to play

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  • Know Your Weaknesses
    So much of our time goes into playing and very little goes into thinking about the game away from the table. And the little time spent away from the table finetuning our game rarely is spent on weaknesses. One major tip I can give you is to understand your own strengths and limitations. Read more...
  • The 2/4 Rule For Calculating Odds
    One of the hard things to do in holdem is to calculate odds on the fly. Regular flush draws and straight draws are easy to figure, since you run across them so often. What is difficult is calculating weird drawing hands. Read more...
  • Entitlement
    Fundamentally, winning at poker boils down to you getting paid off on your good hands and avoiding your opponents good hands. Many players have a problem with the latter of the two. Read more...
  • Remember Winning
    Yesterday one of my buddies, after going through a dry spell, finished up the week with a good sized win (at one of the larger limits he plays at). On the drive home while dicussing the days events, he made the comment how he had a few hands that he normally would have gotten involved with, but he wasn't going to today because he didn't want to give any of it back (it being a little of the 7 racks in front of him). Read more...
  • Don't Overthink It
    The vast majority of the time, things are as they appear. As you become a better player, you run into the problem of losing touch with your prey. What I mean by that is that you forget how they think, and you can overthink hands and end up making fancy plays at the wrong time. Read more...
  • Betting Versus Calling

    New players often overvalue slow playing. It is ok to trap opponents, but with marginal hands that are worth calling, a bet is usually a better play.

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