Poker, Tips For Beginners

Poker, Tips For Beginners Part 2

Make sure you know all the rules well

Make sure you know all the rules well

In poker, as in any other game, do not do without knowledge of all the rules. To begin with, you need to learn to deal with combinations, to understand “what beats what”. That is, you must understand how 2×2=4, that the flash beats the street, and the full house beats them both. But that’s not all, you have to deal with bets, with opening cards, with side banks, with different formats of tournaments, etc.

There are many different resources for learning in today’s poker world, from books and forums to tutorial videos and handouts analysis. If you prefer to play online, you can start making your first steps in poker with a game of conditional money. There’s no shame in it. We all used to start and learn combinations. And there’s nothing wrong with doing it on tables with conditional money, where you won’t risk anything.

All poker rooms online offer a game with conditional money. There you will get used to the game, you will understand all the rules in detail. But remember that there you can not win real money. And the goal of every professional green carder is to earn poker. So as soon as you understand the basics and feel comfortable, go to the game for real money. Otherwise, you can get stuck on a safe game of conditional chips for a very long time, and lose precious time.

Do not be fond of drawing a dart

There is a bug that is very common with beginners inexperienced players – they love to play dro and are willing to pay a lot for them. Here it is important to understand the concepts of basic poker math, and above all the chances of the bank.
You can only collide your wood hand if the odds of the Pot allow it. That is, your equity (chances to collect a winning hand) should be higher than the current chances of the bank.

Do not play the highsteix

This advice is directly related to the game of bankroll. You need to play as part of your bankroll. But even if you have a big bankroll, you should not go to limits for which you do not have enough experience.

If you are just starting your poker career, I would advise you to start with the lowest limits – both online and offline. Most often online, this limit will be NL2. This game has a maximum buy-in of $2, and the blinds are 1 and 2 cents. You may be bored on such low limits. But this should only give you the incentive to beat this limit faster and go further.

This game will help you form the right poker habits, and above all discipline. If you are inexperienced and with money immediately go to the clouds’ limits, the regulators will be only glad to see you there. But for you it will end quite quickly and sadly. You should not overestimate your strength and abilities. You can’t do without experience, distance and a long work on yourself in poker.

Do not play too many tables at the same time

Do not play too many tables at the same time

Beginner players should not hurry and quickly move to multiteaming. In online multiteibling is very profitable, and thanks to it you can increase your winnings. But for this there is a necessary condition – you must be ready for it.

Each additional table takes away some of your concentration, and you can start making mistakes. So you should start the game with one table. And when you feel confident, comfortable and even a little bored, only then add the next table. Adding tables is also recommended one at a time. So you can gradually get used to the new format of the game, and can stop in time if you feel uncomfortable playing and you will notice some mistakes due to loss of focus.

Understand the importance of the position

Understand the importance of the position

Position is one of the key moments for success in poker. You should try to play as many hands as possible from a position, and then your winnings will grow. When you are the last to make a decision, you have an undeniable advantage – information, and thus you can increase your profit on the course. Information about your opponent’s actions will allow you to take full control of the handouts. You will be able to place a valley or bluff bet. You will be able to check back and see a free card on the next street. You will have everything in your hands.

But your opponent will have to act first and guess exactly what you will do. So try to play a lot of hands from the Button and Cat-offs – from late positions, and be more careful when you do not have a position.

Use poker software

Some poker professionals win without using poker software. But if you are a beginner player and want to take all steps to improve your results, you can not do without poker trackers. Such programs will definitely help you make better decisions, so you should definitely try them.
Poker trackers collect all the necessary information from the handouts you play and convert it into convenient statistics. This will help you generate useful reds on your opponents.

Using HUD becomes just a necessary part of the game if you switch to multiplaying – simultaneous play at several tables. Multiteaming requires many decisions at once, and it will be very difficult for you to keep track of all the events and actions at all tables at once. Using poker software will help you quickly classify your opponents as chips or regulators, and you can build a suitable counter strategy against each of them.

Have fun

Have fun

This advice does not seem serious, but in fact it is very important. You need to learn how to love poker and enjoy the process of playing it. Poker is a fascinating game with different formats (from cash games to tournaments, from heads-up to MTT). You need to find the most suitable format for you, and it is necessary that you like what you do.

In poker there are strong Astrias and Downtrees. Sometimes you will jump with joy, and sometimes you will fall into deep depression. A professional greener plays a lot, and you just won’t be able to play this volume if poker is not for your joy. Your love of the game is what will help you cope with failures and go further, straight to the victories.

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Poker, Tips For Beginners

Poker, Tips For Beginners Part 1

All professionals once were also quite inexperienced.

Basics that you must apply in your game to become a strong player and to succeed.

Sometimes it is difficult for a novice player to understand all the information about poker, which today can be found in the expanses of the Internet. And you just want to find clear, simple, specific tips written in clear language and applicable in real life.

The right start in poker is very important. It is during this period, you will form poker habits and skills, which will be necessary in the future. If you develop the wrong habits in your game. It will be very difficult for you to get rid of them in the future, and they will seriously harm your results on the course. Therefore, in this article we will discuss basic tips for beginners, which will help to organize the right start to a poker career.

Play a small number of hands

Play a small number of hands

For beginners in poker, it is very important to learn to play secretly. That is, you need to play only relatively strong starting hands. What do I mean by “relatively strong hands”?

Here is the basic rule that will help you play cache games for 6 and 9 players:

  • 6max – top 20% of the starting hands
  • 9max – top-15% of starting hands

In order to make it easier for you to understand what are the ranges of 20% and 15% of the starting hands, I will give you an approximate chart here.

That is, in practice, it means that you have to fold 80-85% of the starting hands that you get at the beginning of distribution. This may seem unrealistic, but listen to this advice.

There is a reason why poker beginners are better off keeping a strong secret in the game. If you start playing immediately with a wider range, you will more often find yourself in difficult situations and will have to make difficult decisions. You will be able to get into a situation when you get into a top pair or even a flash, and your opponent will have an older kicker or flash drive.

So accept the fact that at the beginning of your poker career you will have to fold, and do it very often.

Be aggressive with the hands that you are playing

Be aggressive with the hands that you are playing

So, you know an approximate range of starting hands that you are recommended to cast. So how exactly do you need to cast them? The only answer is aggressive.

This means that it is desirable for you to enter the distribution of the races. If you are the first player to enter the distribution after the blinds, do not make a limp, make a raid. I would recommend you to make a 3 BB raid online. And in live poker you can put even more.

Do not let yourself play passively, an aggressive game will help you immediately take control of the distribution in your hands. And then on the flop you will be able to continue your aggression (put a contrabet), and very often you will win the bank without further struggle.

Play against weak poker players

Play against weak poker players

There is the most important key to success in the poker world – look for weaker players and play with them as many distributions as possible. It is often possible to hear phrases like “sweet table”, “profitable game. It means. That there are many weaker players at the table – chips or recreational players, as they are called. These are players who play much more than 20% of the starting hands, some play with “any two”. They also often enter the game with a limp and play post-flop passively.

In poker it is against such opponents you will get the maximum profit, because they constantly make big mistakes. Against experienced mystery rivals you, on the contrary, will receive a profit is much more difficult, because they play thoughtfully and are mistaken much less often.

Therefore it is very important to learn how to search and notice recreational players, and then take advantage of their weaknesses. And this will be helped by Table Selection, which is an essential skill for any poker professional.

Do not get carried away with bluffing

A very important point when playing against weak players is not to bluff in them often. And there is an obvious reason for that – these players love to call, and will often open your bluff even with very weak hands.
If you’ve raided a preflop, you can make a contrabet very often on the flop, and that won’t be a mistake. But if your bet has been collided, you need to be able to stop in time.

You shouldn’t blindly put barrels on the thorn and river, especially if you have nothing at all. Many players spend a lot of money trying to bluff the weaker players. It is very important to have discipline and learn how to just play the check or fudge at all, when you have nothing at all, and you are opposed by the autocolller. So you will lose a lot less and you can win in another hand.

Often put the valleybet

Often put the valleybet

Excellent quality poker – for each yin there is a yang. In other words, there is a plus for every minus. And if weak players are so fond of collating and so it’s almost impossible to bluff against them, there’s a plus – you can always put the valleybet, and they will collate them.
If you are opposed to a recreational player whose favorite action is to call, don’t be afraid to go too far with the valleybet. Often, he will call you by the younger pair and even by the ace-hai. So if you have a top pair or even a middle pair with a strong kicker, it’s time for your volleybet.

Such players will be a great source of profit for you, and this is the main reason why you have to play a lot against weak players. Fishes will play very wide ranges and will gladly pay you for your frequent volleybettes.

Play exclusively as part of your bankroll

Play exclusively as part of your bankroll

This is one of the basic tips for beginners – to play on your bankroll. What is a bankroll, you may ask? It is the total amount of money that you have allocated exclusively for poker. This applies both offline and online.
Personally, I suggest you have at least 20 buy-ins for the game you prefer to play, which means that if you play a $50 buy-in, you should have at least $1,000 at your disposal for your bankroll. There is an obvious reason for this – poker is characterized by the Austrians and Downstrians (so-called swings). There is even a technical term that characterizes the volatility of poker – dispersion. Sometimes you can lose 5 buy-ins in one session.

If your bankroll consisted of only five buy-ins, you would lose all in one session and could not afford to continue the game. This is a common mistake of beginner players to take risks, enter a more expensive game than their bankroll allows and lose everything.

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