9 Secret Texas Hold'em Poker Tips: From Pro Players And Dealers(P2)
Have you learned more about Hold’em after reading through the last episode? Some may think that to Ace in Hold’em one may need more than those 3 skills, and that is correct. To adjust to all sorts of situations, we do need to learn more proper game concepts.
9 Texas Hold'em Tips From Pro Players And Dealers(P2) Game Introduction
Have you learned more about Hold'em after reading through the last episode? Some may think that to Ace in Hold'em one may need more than those 3 skills, and that is correct. To adjust to all sorts of situations, we do need to learn more proper game concepts.
We are going to make a detailed introduction about the remaining skills. Today we will be focusing more on the game concepts and how you may apply them to your games. You may also monitor it with your experience and see if it helps. So let’s get started.
Secret Hold’em Skill 4: The Ace Theory!
According to the rules of Hold’em, Ace is the strongest single card you may uphold. It’s a card not only matters for the player’s hand but also for the board. An Ace on the board brings so many different factors and momentum to the game.
The Ace theory is a risky yet extremely aggressive play. This requires not only the player to know the game well but also to be very confident in themselves. In short, the theory suggests we go blasting once we got an Ace.
There are two types of games in Hold’em, the cash table and the tournament. The Ace theory acts differently among these two types of games. In the cash table, raise when you got an Ace in your hand. Make a re-raise if there’s already a raise before. Doing so will increase the pot size and then you may act according to the board cards. In the tournament, we may act a little differently since the goal for us is to last in the game as long as possible. So to push other people out, the theory suggests that we go all-in once we hold an Ace. This will certainly push all the passive players out of the pot and gain you extra blinds to survive longer in the game. Once we survive till later games, we might face other players who are willing to gamble with us. An Ace in our hand will keep us a win rate of at least 30%, maybe more.
Secret Hold’em skill 5: Bluff the soul out of you!
If you don’t know what bluff is, you need to read the 55 Hold’em Terms article first. It’s a special term in Hold’em, meaning pretending how strong your hands are. It’s a very advanced skill since you are telling a story. From how you select your starting hand to how the board helps your hand get stronger. Those who’re good at bluffing fear no one, since they may always take down the opponent with the right amount of bet. All in all, we need to know how to act and bluff playing Hold’em.
If you play your hand with 100% honesty, you will for sure lose in Hold’em. Since it’s not a game of luck but skills, skills that one may manipulate others and knowing what others may uphold. So we need to learn all sorts of ways to bluff. Lesson 1, control your facial expressions. Those who can’t do so are basically telling others what they are holding.
Normally, we would be disturbed when we are trying to tell a lie. So the key for us to see if someone is lying is by looking at his expressions and some small movements. With that being said, to master bluffing, one needs to hide the emotions deep down. If your sell the story strong and show no signs of lying, then no one will be able to tell if you are bluffing or not.
Secret Hold’em skill 6: Suited cards are hidden weapons!
I believe you all remember we’ve mentioned how the pros like to play with suited cards in-game. This skill is about how we should apply it in our games. As long as we hold two suited cards and we get two cards on board that show the same flush, then we have a flush draw. Once we make it, our hand will be strong, only lesser than straight flush, 4 of a kind, and full house. Some players forget about the flush and make their calls or raises at the wrong time. So utilize this opportunity and maximize our profit with it.
After reading through skill 6, you will use the suited cards as one of your hidden weapons as well. We all know that there are four types of flushes in the poker deck, making each flush contains 13 cards. So when you are holding suited cards, means that you only need to hit 3 out of 11 to form a flush. I don’t need to stress again about the odds of making so.
When we hold suited cards, the thing we need to do is to see the flop so we know if we have a chance or not. So as long as there’s no huge raise, then we may call and see the flop. If we flopped the flush draw or flopped the flush, then we have a good chance of winning. Though if we didn’t hit it, we can still pretend our hands were connected with the board and bluff our way to victory.
That’s all for today. You can tell that the difficulty of learning the three skills we introduce today is different from the last three skills. Today’s article is more about the mental strength of a player, which can be trained with pure memory. It requires us to study the game more and also know more about our opponents. These scenarios are where the fun of Hold’em at. We still have three more to go in the 3rd episode. Stay tunned and I will see you next time. Have a nice day.