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Poker Playing Strategies 


by Jerry "Jet" Whittaker
Nov 30, 2006


Poker playing strategies


The birth of poker has been convincingly dated to the first or second decade of the 19-century. It appeared in former French territory centered on New Orleans, which was ceded to the infant United States. Poker is a five card vying game played with standard playing cards. It is vying game, where instead of playing their cards out, the players bet as to whop holds the best cards combination by progressively raising the stakes until either there is a showdown or all but one player have given up betting and dropped out of play, when the last [person to raise wins the pot without a showdown. A five card vying game is one where, no matter how many cards may be dealt to each [player, the only valid combinations are those of five cards.




One of the greatest things about is the game offers good player a way to consistency wins in public casinos and poker rooms. This it is the only games where the player does not compete against the house, unlike the other gambling games where the casinos always wins in the long run, in this game the casino makes its profit from the table. The house does not care if you win or lose. The winners collect most of the pots, so they usually do not mind playing most of the rent.

You will also want to learn about the good and bad starting hands, mid hands tactics, etc.


Poker playing


There are basic tips to remember that would help you winning, for the beginners. The game of poker is simple to understand also playing.




Concentrate your table position and strong starting hands. This is a common rule and one that should be adhered to if one has to succeed poker player. This is due to the most players are involved in way to many pots and see way too many flops, mainly with marginal to weak starting hands.


Avoid playing to loose:


Do not play just for the sake of playing and keep loosing money over and over again. If this is the case, quit playing.


Practice reading the flop:


Before starting to play, practice reading the flop.


Adjust to the speed of the game:


Speed of the game is very important, adjusting to the speed is necessary or else it would be difficult for playing.


Look for tells:


While tells are typically reserved for the live games, there is information one can garner from other players.


Play smaller tournaments


Play smaller tournaments, be perfect in them and then you can surely go for bigger ones; it would be much easier to win at them.


Schedule your tournament play


Schedule your playing games and then it would be easier playing.


Do not play poker to escape other things


Do not play poker in order to escape from other things, play just for entertainment or just making some money.


Do not put more cash in your, that you cannot afford


Play for only the amount that you can afford, do not exceed the limits, making you go bankrupt. Check out for your pockets, before you gamble.


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