Poker Betting Strategies

Latest Casino News 25 Apr , 2019 0

When you eliminate Texas Hold em betting strategies from the poker table, poker is nothing more than a game of luck. Nonetheless, when the monies are on the table holdem develop into a game of skill and mental shrewdness.

The game of Hold'em calls for two mandated bets (per round) called the big blind and small blind. When the action comes around to you in a clockwise sequence, you have one of four options:

1. Bet - When you are "under the gun," you place an amount of chips equal to the big blind. This goes into the pot.

2. Call - Calling is matching the amount of the previous bet.

3. Raise - To call a raise requires you first match what another player bet. Afterward you can "raise" to whatever amount you choose.

4. Fold - Folding is simply dropping out of a hand. Nothing to win. Nothing to lose.

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When you are seated at the poker table, you will quickly notice there are two extreme bettors.

1. Manic - The Maniac pushes the action, whether he has a hand or not. At first, the Maniac is quick to double or triple his chip stack. Neverheless, the need for action often leaves the Maniac eliminated out of ring games or replenishing his account.

2. Passive - The Rock often checks or calls and never raises without he has a monster hand. Due to his lack of aggressiveness, the Rock constantly loses chips and is finally out of the tournament and having to replenish his account.

Texas Hold em Poker betting is not just throwing money into the pot, or paying to see the flop. Actually, there is a strategy, which should be involved. David Sklansky states there are five reasons why you place a bet:

1. You want to get more money in the pot.

2. You want to drive other players out.

3. You want to bluff (or semi-bluff).

4. You want to get a free card.

5. You want to gain information on the other player (s).

Here are five poker betting strategies you can use to improve your Texas Hold em poker play.

1. Value Bet: With the feel bet, you are prodding for information. The feel bet will always let you know where you stand in the hand. If you never bet, you will never know what your challengers are holding. It is for this purpose you use it to get a "feel" for the strength of your hand also the strength of your opponents hand.

2. Stealing the Blinds: A strategy worth expanding in poker is taking down uncontested blinds and pots! Stealing the blinds over a period of time will win you more money than you will lose. There some things you should think about before you start stealing the blinds is the type of players at the table, your own table image, sensing weaknesses at the table and the size of the bet.

3. Check Raise: This is also known as trapping. The check raise works by acting weak in hopes of hiding your strength. With any luck, this will encourage a bluff or at least a misinformed bet from your opponent to get him to put his chips to the pot.

4. Continuation Bet: Representing the Flop is showing strength before the flop, most often with over cards. Oftentimes you will miss the flop, but continue to show strength through betting, as if you have a real hand. The recipe to successfully pulling off the continuation bet is to limit your opponents down to one or two at the most. Here is the rule of representing the flop: If you make a pre-flop raise, you must bet after the flop. Period. This includes when you do not hit your cards. Do not be one of those idiots who raises with Ace-King before the flop ... only to check after the flop when it comes out garbage. Players who do that are fault of heart.

5. Squeezing: You squeeze when you think someone is on a flush or straight draw but does not have it. Raising in this circumstance may keep the player from staying in the hand, not wanting to risk his stack on the odds of missing his straight or flush. Keep in mind, unless you already have a strong hand, this type of Texas Hold em betting strategy could fail.

Try implementing these five Hold em betting strategies and watch your Hold em game rocket skyward.


Source by James Rice


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