Poker Tips

Here is a compilation of helpful, and important, poker tips:

1. Playing too many hands Some beginning poker players tend to play too many hands. In most cases, top players normally play between 20-to-30 % of their opening hands. We suggest, especially for beginning players, to concentrate on higher value in opening hands, at first, and then rely less on the luck element of the game, and apply more skill. If opponents believe you only play good opening cards, then future strategy, such as bluffing, has a better chance of success.

2. Learn when to hold'em and when to fold'em Know when is the proper timing to fold a hand, learn it as much as possible. Do not be like a calling machine - it is not good strategy. Some beginning players keep betting heedless of the board, or what their opponent's actions are indicating. Usually, top players often say that it's the hands that you lay down that is the key to a profitable playing experience.

3. Choose less skillful opponents Considering that you want to win money, this is the best thing to do before sitting yourself at the poker table. Also, consider playing at a table with betting limits; you can also choose to move down if you are having a hard time with money. In a poker game, ego has no place, when playing to win

4. Watch your opponents' habits Poker "tells" are useful signs that you can pick up from your opponents. Learn to read their body language and eye movement. You can get a hint if they have a strong hand or are just bluffing. Do this, especially, if you are not emotionally involved. Watch your opponents and know how much they bet. Learning how your opponents play is a major key at poker.

5. Betting to gain knowledge There are many betting techniques to learn from. Betting does not necessarily mean that you have the strongest hand. Even top players have techniques and strategy that they use before betting.

6. Know to put your opponents on a hand Master tips number 4 and 5; after doing this; it is now time to execute what you have learned. This is the best time to apply your knowledge.

7. Learn to bluff and to semi-bluff Bluffing comes with right timing. Sometimes, players tend to misunderstand the concept of bluffing, they bluff just to dismay their opponents. But this should not always be the case. Bluffing can be a very effective tool, when put to use to ward off players, and put on a strong face.

8. Take Notes Above all, learn from top poker players. Usually they have something good to offer beginning players. They have proven their skills by staying at the top of lists of best poker players.