tips for winning

Posted by umerblackeagle on September 27th, 2010

On many occasions a poker player faces some tough decisions. He usually has four choices to make: check, bet or call, raise, or fold. The player needs to establish the approximate expectation of each possible move and choose the one that has the best return to make a wise decision.

Calculate the odds against you; make the bet if the return is greater than the odds. Bet as heavily as you can if the odds are in your favor. Psychological strategy is very important because there is a lot of psychology involved during a game of poker.

Regularly varying your play is considered a good poker tactics. This means that sometimes you have to 'Bluff' and you should do it tactically, not just for the sake of bluffing. The aim is to make it harder for the other players to be able to 'read' your cards or guess your intentions when it matters.

The next and very important thing is body language and talk. Both of these can reveal a lot of how strong (or weak) your hand is. Over the time players can develop the ability to 'translate' your body language and what you say, into meaningful insight of what hand you might have.

Not just getting the highest hand, poker is about being able to win big pots. Probably the most valuable asset you can have as a poker player is to be able to disguise your play is, closely followed by the ability to memorize played cards and be constantly aware which cards are 'Live' cards. Now below are given some important tips for poker that helps you to play efficiently.

1. Don't Play Every Hand / Do Fold More.

Probably the number one mistake beginning poker players make is that they play far too many hands. When you're just starting out playing poker that means staying in hands that aren't very good just to be part of the action. But playing more usually means losing more rather than winning more. You need to upgrade your starting hand requirements if you find you're staying in half or more the hands you're dealt.

2. Don't Play Drunk.

Countless nights have I sat across a table from someone & watched them get plastered silly and throw away their entire stack of chips. I've been that person too - and there are nights where you're just playing with friends for low stakes and it's more about the fun than the poker - watches the alcohol if you're in a casino and playing for real money. It may lead to you playing looser and less sharply if you are more relaxed after 2 drinks.

3. Don't Bluff Just For Bluffing's Sake.

Not exactly how a lot of beginner's understand that bluffing is a part of poker. There's is NO rule that one must bluff certain amount or at all during a poker game, but many players don't feel like they've won unless they've tried a poker bluff. Bluffs only work in certain situations & against certain people. If you know a player always calls to the showdown, it is literally impossible to bluff that player. It's better never to bluff than to bluff "just to bluff."

4. Don't stay in a Hand Just because you?re Already in It.

Another common mistake beginners make is to think that "Well, I've already put that much in the pot, I have to stay in now. You can't win a pot just by throwing money at it. There may be cases when pot odds warrant a call, you should fold right away if you're sure you're beaten and there's no way your hand can improve to be the best hand. The money you've already put in the pot isn't yours anymore. You can't get it back just by playing a hand all the way to the end.

5. Don't Play When Mad, Sad, or in a Generally Bad Mood

If during a poker game, you lose a big hand or get sucked out on and feel yourself going on tilt, stand up and take a break until you feel calm later on. Fellow players will sense your mood and take advantage of it.

6. Do Pay Attention to the Cards on the Table

It's enough just to remember how to play and pay attention to your own hand when you first start playing. It?s incredibly important to look at what's going on at the table once you've got that down. In 7-card stud, pay attention to what's showing and what people have folded when you consider calling opponents.

7. Do Pay Attention to the Other Players

One of the single best things you can do is observe your opponents, even when you're not in a hand. If you know if one player always rises in a certain position, and another has a poker tell when he bluffs, and 3rd folds to every re-raise, you can certainly find this information to help you decide how to play against them.

8. Don't play at too High Limits

There are many reasons people move up to a higher limit game than they usually play. Good reasons like they've been winning consistently at a lower lever & are ready to move up, & bad reasons like the line is shorter for higher limits or you want to impress someone. Don't plays at stakes that make you think about the actual money in terms of day-to-day life or with money you can't lose? Even if you had one super-good night at $2/4, resist the urge to play $5/10. The next tip explains more why.

Tips for Bingo

1: One tip worth taking note of is the choice of bingo games to play in.Simply put, when the venue is a little crowded, it is best to look for other bingo hallssince the possibility of winning is quite remote as more players will have similar numbers on their cards.

2:  Experiences several bingo games. Start by joining those bingo clubs where one can get insights on bingo from co-members who may have been playing bingo games for several years. From there, one can start participating in small-town bingo games, not so much for the prizes but more for gaining several game insights.  

3: Try to read reviews made on various bingo halls and online bingo sites. Bingo site reviews are quite crucial particularly since several bingo sites operate under highly fraudulent settings. A well-reviewed and known bingo site will most likely play fair and square.

4:  One other related tip that should be noted is bonus bingo games. Highly-reputed bingo sites usually offer bonus games and these are actually excellent opportunities for inexperienced bingo lovers to gradually improve.

5: It is best to choose only those bingo cards that cost a little higher when it comes to actual playing. They may be more expensive but one can rest assured that they are of reputable make and will most likely hold a higher winning percentage.

6: Similarly, it is also a good idea to keep the bingo cards to a minimum. Bingo also happens to be a game of control but this will not happen if a player has lots of cards in his hand. It is usually easier to identify the winning digits when the cards are generally few in numbers.

7: As a counter measure, however, one should also be flexible when it comes to card purchases. During certain games having more cards is a better option than having just one.

8: One should exercise caution when marking off the numbers. This should naturally include double checking them, making sure that they correspond to the called out versions.

9: Moreover during actual games, players should watch out for bonus balls that will inevitably come out. These are differently-colored bingo balls that usually carry bonus points and can serve as extra prizes especially if they eventually get classified under the winning number combination.

10: Finally, it is important that they behave like professionals when players are on the winning track. This simply means that they should know the difference between playing to win and playing not to lose.

Some tips for Blackjack 

 Always Use Basic Strategy

Learn basic blackjack strategy by heart and follow it strictly. Blackjack is a game of math. Guesses have no place in winning blackjack play, and the best tip we can offer a blackjack player is to leave your superstitions at the door and follow the mathematically best strategy for the game. Don't second guess the math, master basic strategy.

 Scout the Tables and Players

Your goal is to find an enjoyable, relaxing, fast-paced table where you can do your thing with minimal interference and interruption. Drunk players are always distracting. Slow players limit the amount of money you can win per hour. Mean-spirited dealers just bring your whole mood and vibe down, which further can interfere with your ability to relax and concentrate.

Manage Your Money Wisely

Managing your bankroll is a key to being profitable in the long run, if you're a card counter, or for getting the most fun for your money, if you're not. Your money will last longer if you make it a rule to never sit down at a table with a bet size that's more than 1/20 of your bankroll for that session. Your risk of ruin will be reduced too if you're an advantage player. One of the best principles is a simple tip: Don't play over your bankroll.

Tip the Dealer

There are reasons to tip the dealer beyond just being a nice guy. Some advantage players wince at the thought of tipping the dealer. A player who tips the dealer generously might get a dealer who shuffles up a little later in the game than he might do otherwise, which is a boon to any card counter. And friendly dealers just make the game more enjoyable. You help to make sure that your dealer stays friendly by tipping the dealer. You might find that a generously tipped dealer suddenly has more obvious tells if one of your advantage play techniques is trying to take advantage of dealer tells.


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