Beginners Texas Holdem Poker

How to play Texas Hold’em poker

Texas Hold ’em poker is one of the most popular card games in the world. If you want to learn one style of poker, Texas Hold ‘em should be it.

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Winning poker hands

Poker winning hands

Texas hold ’em poker winning hands The sequence of winning hands in poker is the single most important thing to know and memorise. Otherwise how will you know if you are winning the hand or on the losing end? This

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Poker strategy for begginers

Poker strategy

Poker is a simple game. Or so it seems at first. But you soon realise it is full of nuance. To be successful you need a beginners poker strategy to play better Texas Holdem poker.

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Play poker and win now.

If you are new to poker, join us and learn how to play poker and then the secrets of winning. You will find everything you need to know right here on this site!

But I don't know how to play, what chance have I got?

If you are new to Texas hold’em poker you will find that the old adage that it is a game which takes minutes to learn and a lifetime to master is true. You can learn enough just from the introductory pages on this site to go out and win your first game. There are endless examples of people who have done that. It’s true! Texas Hold'em poker does require skill, but it also involves luck, and it could be your lucky day!!! Or you can play for a year before you win, and you wonder why. If that happens, you need to pay more attention to poker strategies mentioned on this site.

What do I do now?

Keep on learning, from this site and the articles which will be regularly posted on how to play, other players, books, and of course your own mistakes. If you keep at it you have a good chance of doing well in the end, if you are prepared to learn from every game you play and most importantly to adapt your playing style to the table you are on, the players you are up against today. Because every table, every day is different. Even if you understand the table and are bossing it totally, it only takes a new player to come and sit down and the play, the cards and the results can change dramatically, especially if you cannot adapt your playing style to the new conditions. So give it a go and see how you get on. You can be sure you will be winning soon!

Poker Table Etiquette

Here are some general rules for how to behave on the poker table. Rules vary according to the club, casino or garage you are playing in, and there will be variations. but these will apply to most venues. Always be polite, and; Dont reveal your cards to anyone else at the table regardless of whether they or you are in the hand or not. Don't talk about a hand being played especially if you are not in it. You may inadvertantly make someone think of something they hadn't thought of before and change the play. Definately don't give advice or ask for it either, especially while a hand is being played. And by the same token don't ask the dealer for advice. They won't give it. But if they do, its not a good table to be at.

What else?

Try not to take to long in your action (unless its a major decision) and make sure you know what is going on at the table and play in a timely manner. Dont look for cards which have been thrown into the muck (the middle), this is called 'rabbit hunting' and will get you a freeze out of the hands for a couple of rounds in most places. When putting chips in the middle do it in a neat manner so they can be seen and counted. if you just throw them in nobody can really tell how much you put in. This is called splashing the pot and is frowned upon. Only reveal your cards when all betting has ceased and it is the right time to do so. But then, dont take too long or 'slow roll' your hand. This is rude and unecessary. Finally, keep calm whether you win or lose. Its only a game. A really, really important game, but still a game.

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