Kurtural – This is one of the most frequently asked questions and also one of the most important. Let’s take a look at some basic items you should try to have in your pocket when at a table, and once you are in a hand you should be able to chuck out a few messages, if you don’t have pocket cards; you should maintain a glance on the other players. Remember the look on their faces which tells you what type of hand they have. A quick keen look and you will know what type of hand they have and also if it is a powerful one or not. But you still need toettes. When you are in a hand you need to take in your eyes the cards on the table, in your hand and also in the flop. You need to know if the cards in your hand are compatible or not. compatible? What cards would be compatible with what hand? Hand cards that can be combined to form a more powerful one, cards that can be combined with the ones in your hand then you know the possibilities of your cards.
Texas Holdem is not a game of luck. It’s a game of possibilities. You may not be built to win every hand but you can sure as heck learn to play and start winning by learning what cards to play and when to play them. The hand rankings are just the “remipoker” that you can play to win. Learn when to fold, and when to learn to raise. There’s not a sure fire way to win every hand. But you can learn to win more consistently if you raise more, and raise more at the proper times.
Another tell-tale sign of a experienced poker player
“I know, I’m gonna bet so much, I’m gonna lose.” Or, “I know I’m gonna come out ahead.” This comes from the standpoint of a seasoned player. When you see an inexperienced player commit to a pot, there is a good chance they are already planning on giving it away. Watch their bets, they are often betting big and loose on draws or basically drawing to nothing. A solid poker player can play a lot of pots and win. I’ve done it myself many times when I was much younger and more inexperience and more cracking cards than I could handle.
These are the two big biggest tells you can rely on when learning to play poker
- The pre-flop raise, by far the most common tell you’ll get, when a player is trying to get you to raise their bets or fold yours whilst they are in the pot.
- When you flop a big draw, many players will try to get you to say “all in”, and if they get you to call them are practically setting a trap for when you pull out. (also sometimes if they check to you and you bet, they may have a piece they were looking for and would call you all in to spite you or make you think they had something, it’s worth trying to identify if they are trying to set a trap for you, as they may be trying to get you to fold by betting big and if you call them and they actually did what they thought, you are now in a situation where you have to consider either folding your hand or calling them with what you have)
How to play? Watch for these tells, they are everywhere, take action on them, you’ll be surprised at what you can learn!