Improve your Poker Strategy

In this overview, we will look at some winning and losing poker strategies. These all refer directly to Texas Hold’em but in general terms many may also be applied to other poker formats. First we will look at some good strategic ways of winning.

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Loose Aggressive Play
This is a great strategy and if practiced correctly will win you a lot of money, however you really need to know what you are doing and it is not recommended for beginners.

Tight Aggressive Play
This is very common and much recommended by many players. If you are just starting out at poker or id you are a seasoned player tight aggressive play will win you money.

Positional Play
This is crucial and all poker beginners should strive to consider their position when deciding their move. It takes some getting used to but it is worth it.

Positional Play and so-so hands
The beauty about playing from position means that you can take down big pots with marginal hands.

Next we will look at ways of playing that you should aim to avoid but which are very common amongst poker newbies.

Check Raising
Although you will find that a large number of top players check raise, that is because they know exactly what they are doing and why they are doing it. For the beginner to the intermediate player check raising is a no-no. If you have quality - bet, if not then don’t.

Being a Bully
We have all met them and we all hate them though bullies often win, that is until they are faced down; then they can lose big time. Don’t be a bully, it really isn’t cool.

Going all-in inappropriately
Although going all in on the right occasion is a perfectly sound tactic, going all-in on the wrong occasion will in the long term lose you money.

The third set of strategies will lose you money, so you should avoid them at all costs.

Passive Play
If you are too passive you will lose.

Playing marginal hands when you are a blind
You would be better off giving your money to charity.

Just ask yourself why you are doing it as there aren’t any good reasons for limping. Bet or don’t bet, never limp.

Limping a marginal hand when out of position
Say no more, though some people really do play like that. Find them and help separate them from their cash.

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