Reviewing fundamental Texas Hold ’em strategy tips
By Bob Garcia
It helps to review Texas Hold ’em strategies from time to time
Although many claim that you only need to master preflop strategy to become an incredible Texas Hold ’em player, in reality, it can’t be profitable to play this variation of poker if you don’t have a good technique on all the streets along the way. With a new year approaching, it’s time to start off on the right foot by brushing up on all the fundamental Texas Hold ’em strategy tips needed to excel every time you decide to sit down at a poker table.
If you are the first player in the pot, as time goes by you will find yourself needing to raise or fold. If you have a hand that isn’t worth your time, don’t overthink it and fold. Generally, playing luck on the flop turns out to be a bad idea for players, as they lose money both quickly and steadily. If your cards don’t look good before the flop, even if you get a flop, it might be inferior to someone else’s hand that made it to the same stage.
If on the other hand, you have a good hand, betting and raising with it, you will be causing some pressure on your opponents to fold and increase the size of the pot with a hand that has a good chance of taking the pot.
One of the main reasons why you should raise with a big hand when you are the first person in the pot is because you get the opportunity to pick up the blinds immediately. In order to pick up those blinds after someone has called ahead of you, you are in the obligation to convince one more person to get out of the equation. In all of these scenarios it is always of utmost importance to pay attention to your position because based on that, you may or may not make certain decisions.
As has become clear, the more your starting position, the stronger the cards you need to play. The reason for this is simple; the earlier you have to take action, the less information you have about your opponents. So, if you decide to enter the game, even if you are placed in the early positions, make sure that your hands are strong enough to face everything that is likely to come next.