4 Texas Hold’em Practical Skills, Moves Of The Pros! (Episode 1)
Those who know about the Hold’em practical skills will be able to improve their strategy and adapt to all sorts of situations to make the correct move. Today we are going to learn about them and use them to our advantage.
4 Texas Hold’em Practical Skills, Moves Of The Pros! (E1) Game Introduction
No matter which type of player you are, you must have faced a difficult situation of whether to call or fold. Those who know about the Hold’em practical skills will be able to improve their strategy and adapt to all sorts of situations to make the correct move. Today we are going to learn about them and use them to our advantage.
We will be focusing on the introduction today sharing all the pro’s practical skills of Hold’em so that you may try it in your games. If you wish to increase your income by playing Hold’em you should memorize them well.
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Texas Hold’em Practical Skills 1 | A Quarter Of The Pot
The first move we are introducing is a betting skill called “a quarter of the pot”. It’s the ratio between our betting size and the pot. This is a really important advanced skill since the raise amount gets piled up due to the player’s wish to play big pots. Therefore the pros normally read the attack line with the amount the player has raised and the times the round has been raised, such as if anyone has made a 3-bet or even a 4-bet.
Nonetheless, players raising might be aiming for value or fold from their opponents, so we need to tell between the raise that was bluffing and the raise that’s aiming for value. The first skill we are talking about here, a quarter of the pot, is hard for others to know the strength of your hands. When there’s already a player who bets a blind, you may raise it to a quarter of the pot because you wish all the players to call so that the pot may go bigger. If you bet big or even go all in, then you will have to show your card on the flop. Bet a quarter and see how things turn out to be.
The pot on the flop is normally between 8 to 12 big blinds as long as there’s no pre-flop aggressive raiser. If we are playing 500/1000, then the flop should be around 10k. If a player bets a big blind, 1000, then we can raise it to 10000/4=2500. It’s a raise to show that we might have strong hands and still the amount wasn’t too big for the players to stay within and see the turn. If the player re-raises you or even goes all-in, you may take action according to your hand and judgment.
So you can see that planning is very important in Hold’em in practice. Even if we need to bluff, we need to make our storyline believable so that our opponents may fold their hands. On the other hand, when we are holding a strong hand, we don’t want to scare our opponents away. We want them to give us as much value as possible.
Texas Hold’em Practical Skills 2 | Win With Weak Hands!
Every player playing Hold’em wishes to get hands like Aces, Ks, Qs, Js, AK~AT. Though after rounds and rounds we played, we knew that the chances are low. Though since we are not newbies anymore, we know that with strong pre-flop hands, we still might be losing to some median hands. Therefore the second skill we are sharing here is how to counter strong hands.
As the sub-topic stated, we ought to win with weak hands. In Hold’em there are all kinds of things that may happen as long as we make the right move. To win over the strong starting hands, first, we need to start with the player’s position. Attack from a good position will match the board with our possible hand selection range and then we will be able to win the pot. So if we wish to compete with the big hands by using the board, we should be in later positions such as button, small blind, or big blind.
The late position gives us the edge to ambush for the strong hands pre-flop. Since we all know the UTG is the first to act, then we get to know how wide our hands may be to join the pot. So if we wish to play 2,3 suited at a big blind, then we need to know how many players before us have already joined the pot. If we raise at the very end then other players may think that what we are upholding is big. So if the flop comes with small cards then we can take all opponents to value town since they won’t think that we are holding small cards.
That’s all for today, there are three episodes in this category since all the practical skills need to be illustrated and proven with examples. As a player in Hold’em, we all wish that we can do whatever we want and gain profit, though only by learning from our mistakes can we get better every day. Thank you all and I will see you in the next episode.