No Limit Texas Holdem Strategy

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 26th, 2010

If you like watching No Limit Texas Holdem Poker, then you would probably enjoy playing the game yourself. There are several ways to join a game. For instance, you could invite a few buddies over for a weekly game or play in one of the many online tournaments. If you do decide to play, you will want to devise your own strategy to the game.

First, since it is difficult to get more than a flush or off-suit straight in this style of Poker, you may want to learn how to bluff. To bluff effectively takes practice and an awareness of what you are or are not doing when it is your turn. This is because if you have a small nervous habit it may give you away to opposing players, especially if they are experienced.

Keep in mind that bluffing is only important to learn if you are playing in real-life games. If you are playing online, bluffing is usually easier to pull off since no one can see you. One of the only things that may be able to give you away is if you take a suspiciously long time during your turn or if you have a habit of ?chatting? to try distracting the other players.

As for card strategies, the most important may be to continue to call or raise the pot before the flop if you have a great Blackjack hand. This would mean if you have any combination of 10, J, Q, K, or A. Do not fold before the flop if you have a hand such as that, even if you need to go all in.

Lastly, you should not pay a high price (i.e. continue to bet) to see the flop if you are dealt low cards that are not paired up in your hand. This will usually not pay off and you will just end up losing your money. Furthermore, if you do get to see the flop and it contains three cards that can make up a run or flush, then it is best to fold then and there if you don?t have the hand to beat a run or flush. Someone is bound to have the other two cards needed and they will also be unlikely to fold them.

Knowing what to do with a great hand, when to play a medium hand, and how to bluff when it is most important are the keys to winning at No Limit Texas Holdem Poker. The more you play, the better you will become at deciding what to do with your hand, especially when a tight decision needs to be made. Keep the above strategy tips in mind during your next game and you will be off to a running start!

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