Ten Tips to Improve Your Game
10) Thank the gods: If you’re opponents
are obviously inexperienced, or playing very poorly and seem
helpless, than this is where you want to be! Maximize your
good fortune and exploit their weaknesses.
9) Adjust to the tables flow: If the
table is playing very tight, start bluffing more. If the
table is playing too loose, maximize value by raising with
medium and strong hands.
8) Attack the blinds: When the blinds are
playing too tight, take advantage by raising the blinds from
late position, either the button or the cut-off position.
7) Socializing: If you must socialize at
the table, be sure to make friends with players who act before
you, but never with players who act after you. Players acting
before you are in a positional advantage on you so make nice,
so they will feel bad to steal your blinds.
6) Borderline betting hands: When considering
a bet or raise with a borderline hand, consider what type
of player acts after you. If he or she is a frequent bluffer,
it is usually more profitable to check and call.
5) Avoid fancy play: Avoid fancy play to
try to impress weaker players. Since most inexperienced players
don’t know the game well enough to recognize a fancy
play to begin with, play solid poker instead and impress them
with your massive poker chip
4) Value betting: Avoid betting for value
when you are loosing and short stacked. When you are short
stacked, bet to win the hand right there.
3) Slow play: When you are holding the nuts
against two or three players, try slow playing your hand,
especially against frequent bluffing.
2) Bluffing: Only bluff into a pot that is worth
winning. There is no point risking $100 in order
to win $20, unless you are a massive chip leader and are doing
it to intimidate your opponents.
1) Know your table image: Make sure that
you know how your opponents perceive your play. You may think
that you are playing tight, when you’re opponents think
that you are loose. Too pull winning moves successfully; you
need to know how you are perceived at the poker
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