viernes, 23 de marzo de 2012
After several years analyzing the bag, and to see the big wealths IT excellently in the world?, what software can it displace to Windows? Do not think very much, buy actions, 100 actions now will find it hard 3000 dollars, them to sell to 500 and to gain 47000 dollars in four or five years, I to him spend it itself those who bought Apple and in 2003 before that was going out the Iphone was impossible to imagine it.
Nos basamos en Apple y Google, valores que cotizan a esos precios y que los hemos visto cotizar a 6 dólares. No hace falta ser un tiburón de las finanzas para darse cuenta que Microsoft llegará a esos valores en los próximos años. Que inversión nos puede dar una rentabilidad mayor que un 1600% como va a dar microsoft, ninguna. ¿Qué compañia puede ganar al monstruo informático por excelencia en el mundo?, ¿Qué software puede desbancar a Windows?
No piensen mucho, compren acciones, 100 acciones ahora costarán 3000 dólares, para venderlas a 500 y ganar 47000 dólares en cuatro o cinco años, eso mismo le paso los que compraron Apple y en el 2003 antes que saliera el Iphone era imposible imaginarlo.
sábado, 12 de noviembre de 2011
Online poker has exploded in the last few years. Even the U.S. government action has only had a minor effect on the business which continues to welcome new players every day.
Some play just for fun but a significant percentage want to know how to win at online poker -- they harbor dreams of quitting the day job to play Texas Holdem for a living.
I can tell you -- this is definitely possible and not just a pipe dream.
Consider the basic money flows in a game of online poker. The house will take a tiny fee for hosting the game but, aside from this, the money is simply transferred between players, from losers to winners. What someone loses, you can win!
Now, on with the tips that will show you how to win at online poker:
Withdraw only a few bucks at a time. Take to the table only what you need for a few hands. If you want to know how to win at online poker, this is critical -- your brain has a natural alarm that alerts you when money is running low e.g. at 50% left, 20% left etc. If you always play with your entire pot, you will lose too much money before any alarm bells start to ring.
Don't always bet on long shots. If you have poor cards early in the game, fold and live to fight another day. You may occasionally want to bluff but, if you want to learn how to win at online poker, this should be the exception rather than the rule.
Capitalize on your great hands. Equally, do not waste a good hand -- get your opponents to throw a decent amount in the pot from a few moderate raises. Don't raise too much or they will suss you out and may fold.
Inspect the game stats. You can learn much about how to win at online poker from information on your opponents such as percentages indicating how often they make it to the flop or the river. If someone is playing very well on the table, have a look at his or her stats and consider incorporating similar play into your game or look to get an edge against them based on these summarized observations.
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Wouldn't be great if there was a way to learn how to win at online poker. Imagine the lifestyle of actually making a living by playing what seems to be a computer game which you can play in your bath robe or underwear.
Believe it or not thousands are actually earning a living by winning at online poker and so can you.
if you watch ESPN, then you've seen the growth of online poker especially Texas Holdem. The surge and growth of poker in general is attributed by an unknown player named Chris Moneymaker surprising the world when this unknown rookie won the biggest and most coveted poker tournament in the world by wining the 2003 World Series of Poker and pocketing the grand prize of 2.5 million dollars.
Thousands of would be Chris Moneymakers have turned to online poker ever since in the hopes of being the next big winner. One of the major reasons for the popularity is ordinary people just like Chris transform their life week after week on television by winning one of that weeks many televised poker events and became one of a growing list of poker millionaires.
One of the key differences between poker and popular professional sports like football, tennis or golf, is regardless of how much skill you may have, you can't just show up and expect to compete with the pros of that sport even if you are quite skilled. But in poker anyone willing and able to put the entry fee has an opportunity to sit shoulder to shoulder with the top pros seen on tv everyday.
Online poker rooms are a great place to hone your poker skills and test your abilities and luck in a live real situation against other real people. Online poker rooms can also help you locate live poker playing strategies by watching other skilled players from all around the world who play online.
It's a good idea to Watch a table you're interested in playing at for a while and get a feel for the skill of the players before you take a seat. The higher the table staked the more likely it is that you will face better skilled players so you have to play smart and at table stakes that fit your skill level and comfort.
One very important tip in playing poker is to do your homework. This may also mean you may want to invest in a book or two and read up on the basics of the game and theories behind betting strategies Before playing for real money.
Try to choose an online poker website which offers attractive deposit bonuses which they'll offer to a new customer at the time you first sign up. Practically every poker room will offer some type of deposit bonus to get you to choose them as your poker site. You can usually expect bonuses that average between twenty five and fifty dollars in some case as high as a hundred dollars.
Decide on your risk threshold and never risk more than you can afford to comfortably lose. Remember as I already mentioned you can benefit simply by observing other players at the poker table you want to play at. If you're kind of new at online poker start by playing at the free tables where you can still play real players who like you are in practice mode.
To start your online poker experience, you'll be required to download, install and setup the your online poker account including the name which will be displayed to other players at the table.
Playing poker has clearly become so easy since you can play day or night from the comfort of your own home. All you'll need is a high speed Internet connection and you're ready to start playing.
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If you are uneasy about your current lifestyle then you've got to read this Texas Hold Em Poker lesson on how to get rich and retire playing poker.
This Texas Hold Em Poker lesson is going to explain to you some simple and easy to implement methods to quit your day job and retire with completely legal money made from poker. Even if you haven't had any success playing poker yet, or if you have made a little money but not enough to really make a difference, I know that you, like me, will be able to soon quit your day job and sit back and relax playing a game you love on the computer all day. So make sure you read this whole article to find out how.
Texas Hold Em Poker Lesson On Retiring With Poker - Tip #1
The first tip is when to consider quitting your job and retiring with poker. Now, the generally rule of thumb is to be making as much from poker as you are your job. Also, you will need to do this at least 3 months in a row.
So if you have a lucky month and make the same as you job, don't quit. Make sure you are consistently doing this and then give it to your boss.
Texas Hold Em Poker Lesson On Retiring With Poker - Tip #2
Another thing you will need to do to retire with poker is really focus on, practice and master your bankroll management. Bankroll management is very important but is the most important thing for full time poker players. This is because if you screw up and get low on your roll you might not have enough money to make it all back and you will be completely up the creek without a paddle.
Texas Hold Em Poker Lesson On Retiring With Poker - Tip #3
The third and most important tip to retire with poker is to have a strong mix of cash game and tournament play. If you love tournaments that is great, but sometimes you don't win for a while and you'll need the constant cash from rings games to keep you going. On the other hand, if you love ring games tournaments can be beneficial because you can play a lot of poker for cheap, so you can protect your downside that way.
Before you go and learn another Texas Hold Em Poker lesson or grab some new free tips, think about how great it is going to be to finally retire from your job and just play poker all day. Imagine the lifestyle and how if would feel to have the freedom and money to live however you want. Realize that this article has been extremely helpful to you in taking a few more steps towards this.
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viernes, 11 de noviembre de 2011
Multi Table Tournaments (MTT) are currently very popular due in large part to the success of televising the World Poker Tour Tournaments and the World Series of Poker Tournaments. Thousands of players try their luck and skills daily online and in brick and mortar tournaments. However, few players appear to give much thought as to whether they should have even entered the tournament. They seem to enter just to compete. It doesn't seem to matter how many people have entered the contest. The lower the entry fee, the larger the tournament field. It's not unusual for One, Two and Five dollar tournaments to attract 1500 to 2500 entrants.
A player is able to practice and compete for very little cost. But is that really true? Just because the entry fee is small doesn't mean that the expense was worthwhile. If you don't have the skills to get to the final table, and more importantly, win then you would be better off buying a lottery ticket. Two dollars spent weekly on a couple of lottery tickets might actually result in a lucky win. Two dollars spent on a MTT will never result in enough lucky cards to result in a win if you don't really have enough poker skills and you aren't improving. You may not even make a final table.
So how do you measure whether you should enter a Multi Table Tournament? To begin, you should only enter a tournament if you intend to play to win. Don't enter to practice. Always strive to improve your skills but only enter because you want to win. Because the entry fee is low, a commonly seen strategy is the maniac or suicidal aggressor. This type of player is allin early and often. The strategy is to double or triple up quickly. If they lose, they rationalize that that is the price to be paid in order to gain a quick chip edge. But this strategy is only worthwhile if they would also employ the same strategy when the entry fee is $10,000 instead of $2. If such a player wouldn't go allin early in a high dollar entry tournament, such as a WPT event, then why waste their time and money developing a strategy that might only help once in a lucky while at a low dollar entry tournament.
To reiterate, only enter a tournament because you want to win. Don't enter just to practice. Equally important, enter with a strategy that you feel can be applied to higher and higher entry fee tournaments. Why consign yourself to being a $1-$20 tournament player. Play to win at this low level. But play to win with a strategy that will also win at the $100-$1000 entry level.
And how do you know that you are developing a winning strategy and set of skills? You know because you've made the final table and you've won. But even this isn't enough. You have to reach the final table and win in a profitable manner.
In other words, you need to know your MTT win frequency. Once you know this number then you know what size tournaments you should enter. You begin to find this number by first making an educated guess. Make an estimate of the number of tournaments that you will need to enter before you win one. For example, you guess that you'll win a tournament within your first 50 entries. Assuming you are correct and you do win a tournament by your 50th entry then first prize needs to pay more than 50 times the entry fee or you still lose money.
Say, for example, you enter 50 ten dollar tournaments. At the end of 50 entries, you've spent $500. For the typical tournament, first prize pays out 20 to 30% of the total tournament entry fees. If the tournament you entered pays out 25% to the winner and at least 200 people enter at $10 each then the total prize pool is $2000. 25% of 2000 is $500. You've won. Congratulations! You've just broken even and spent all of that tournament time to make nothing. If each MTT averaged 4 hours to complete and on average you lasted about 2 hours per tournament then you've spent 100 hours to make nothing. In other words, every tournament you enter must pay out more than the number of tournament entries you estimated it will take in order to win. If you win only once every 100 tournaments then you need to enter tournaments that pay out better than 100 times the entry fee for first place. To enter smaller paying tournaments ensures that you will earn less than the total cost of your 100 entry fees.
But what about the times that you finish in the money but don't win or reach the final table? Consider those finishes as nice but they won't pay the bills. Typically, 60 to 70% of the total prize pool is paid out to the final table. That means you need to make the final table to have any chance to make any decent money. Any other finish lower than ninth or tenth will only pay out enough to cover the cost of a few tournament entries. Finishing as high as 40th earns you about .4 (4/10 of 1%) to .6% (6/10 of 1%) of the prize pool. In dollar terms, this is about 3 to 7 times the entry fee. Just to break even you need to finish no lower than 40th every 3 to 7 times you enter a tournament.
In other words, your in the money finishes will only help to subsidize your total cost of entry fees until you finally win or consistently make the final table.
Thus, in order to know which tournaments are worth your while to enter you need to track the entry fee, the number of entrants, the number of places paid, your finish and the amount that you won. Only then will the poker skills and strategies you've worked to develop pay off for you.
To be a truly successful Multi Table Tournament player you need to know your win freqency. Only then will you know if the size of the tournament and it's payout structure are worth your while to enter. Without this knowledge, you are reduced to being an ostrich player; i.e. a player who plays with their head in the sand, never knowing if their occasional wins or in the money finishes have any chance of ever paying off. Without knowing your win frequency you can never step up to the higher entry fee tournaments with any level of confidence.
Be assured that the top pros know their win frequency. Without this knowledge they would quickly be bankrupt. To enter 100 WPT tournaments costs $1 million. (100 x 10,000 = 1,000,000). If a pro enters and wins a WPT tournament once every 100 times than he/she needs to win more than $1 million when he/she does win in order to make any money. If, for example, a player finally wins a tournament on his 100th try and the first prize payout is 35% of a $2,000,000 purse then he would win $700,000. That's great, right? Not really! Remember, this is the 100th try. He has spent $1 million dollars. By not knowing his win frequency, this player is still $300,000 in the hole and quickly going bankrupt. With luck, this player has made $300,000 from some in the money finishes in some of the other 99 tournaments that were entered before. But this only brings him to break even.
In other words, this player needs to improve his win frequency to 70 or less if he is going to continue entering tournaments where the first prize payout is less than his win frequency.
As mentioned, winning a tournament that matches your win frequency will only result in a break even. To truly succeed in tournament play you must enter tournaments that have a first prize that exceeds your personal win frequency. A good rule of thumb is to enter tournaments that pay a first prize of at least double your win frequency. Thus, if you can win one of every 100 tournaments you enter then the first prize purse should be at least 200 times the entry fee. For example, a tournament entry fee of $100 should have a first prize purse of $20,000 if you are able to win once out of every 100 entries. One hundred entries would cost you $10,000 and you've won $20,000. You've now made $10,000. If, as in the earlier example, you've spent an average of 2 hours per tournament then you have 200 hours invested. This means that you have made $50 per hour for your efforts ($10,000/200=$50).
Simple economics guarantees that the amateur and the pro will slowly go bankrupt if their win frequency is less than the payout for the tournaments that he/she wins. So ignoring your win frequency number will only guarantee your eventual exit from MTT poker. Don't let this happen to you. Take the time to track your results and then you can choose the tournaments that payout at a rate that will make you a true winner when you do win it. Never enter tournaments that payout a first prize that is less than twice your MTT win frequency. Without knowing this number you will never really make money in MTT play.
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jueves, 10 de noviembre de 2011
In 1906 Italian economist, sociologist and philosopher Vilfredo Pareto observed that 80% of Italian property was owned by 20% of the population. This was later generalized into the "80/20 Rule" or the Pareto Principle. Most people have heard of the 80/20 rule. 80% of sales in a company are made by 20% of the salespeople. 80% your results are created by 20% of your time. There are a whole host of 80/20 rules that float around. Knowing this principle is only useful if you can apply it intelligently and consistently to a situation. When applied to the situation of No Limit Ring Poker (I'll specifically be referring to Hold-em, although I'm sure it applies to other games) the rule becomes much more pointed. Once you learn this poker principle you should allow it have a great impact on how you play.
With all due respect to Mr. Pareto, he never played NL Ring Holdem, so we are going to call this rule "Performance Poker's 90/10 NL Ring Rule". First let me tell you that this rule is real, and it's statistically accurate. If you believe that AA is statistically more advantageous to play than 72, then you need to put this rule in the same part of your poker brain. Ponder it and find new ways to make it work for you.
Here's Performance Pokers 90/10 NL Ring Rule:
90% of the MONEY you win playing NL Ring is won with the top 10% of poker hands... AND (for most tight/aggressive poker players) 90% of the money you LOSE playing NL Ring is lost to the top 10% of poker hands.
The first part of this rule is absolutely true for almost any NL Ring poker player. The 2nd part is only true if you aren't a fish. Also, the 2nd part of the rule is a good way to monitor your play. If you are losing most of your money to hands like Top Pair Top Kicker (TPTK) or worse, then you really need to focus on learning how to play NL Ring Poker better. If you are playing Performance Poker then you will have already noticed that your sessions are pretty consistent. You win good money when your strong hands hold up. You lose some money when your strong hands keep running into better hands. But you win TONS of money when you have have top 10% hands hold up. And you lose a buyin plus when your really good hands run into top 10% hands.
Performance Poker doesn't change the 90/10 rule. It's a rule, and as such it IS REALITY. However, the rule doesn't state that you will lose 90% of the money you WIN to top 10% hands. It states that 90% of the money you lose is lost to top 10% hands. That may seem like word play, but it means you can reduce your losses, and thus increase your poker profits by managing your game with the 90/10 rule. Performance Poker teaches you how to spot the top 10% hands and lose less $$$ to them, although as a % of money lost you'll still find that 90% of your lost money will go to top 10% hands - EVEN WHEN YOU FOLD BEFORE THE RIVER.
There are plenty of instances where you fold AA or TPTK or even a better hand to a made flush or straight. You may have invested quite a bit of money into the pot, but you lost that money to a top 10% hand. Performance Poker is devised to help you spot those instances when your good hands are beat by a top 10% hand and lose less money. Now the other part of the rule is that you will win 90% of your money with top 10% hands.
You see this happen all the time. You flop a set against a big pocket pair. You make a full house against a flush. You turn a straight against 2 pair. Of course there are times when the other person simply over values his hand and gives you chips. But you're double-ups are generally these top 10% hands. This rule doesn't mean that your top 10% hands ALWAYS make big money. In order to make big money with a top 10% hand Performance Poker's "Contested Pot Rule" (which is discussed in another article) must also be in effect. But there's no doubt that your big wins come from these big hands. So how does this apply to your game? It's pretty simple.
If 90% of your wins come from big hands and 90% of your losses are to other big hands, then you need to play the # of hands required to get more of the first while avoiding giving too much money to the 2nd. This is where the term "nut hunting" comes from. A lot of quality players are just playing for nut hands. That doesn't mean they don't play value hands for value, however. But you need to understand the Performance Poker 90/10 rule and the Performance Poker Contested Pot Rule as you play NL Ring poker.
If you are putting "extraordinary" amounts of money behind "ordinary" hands you are going to be a victim of the 90/10 rule. Each hand has a certain value. It has "card" value, but it also has MONEY value. Pocket tens preflop are not that great. You can make money with them, but you won't make great money with them. You should play them for the value that they have, and not over-value them. As the hand plays their value may drop precariously (as overcards hit). However, if overcards DON'T hit then they still just have a certain maximum value, because you will generally get very limited action. If your TT remains the best hand on the board then no one else will want to put much money in the pot. The pot will be small. It will be a TT POT!! However, if you notice the pot going well beyond a TT pot, then you have to understand that your competition probably has better than a TT hand (even if the board doesn't show it). This is how you can observe the 90/10 rule in action.
Preflop AA is a top 10% hand. It's the best hand!! If you can get all your money and all someone else's money in the pot preflop when you have AA then the 90/10 rule is working for you. However, once the flop hits AA drops off the top 10% list, and you must be aware of that. On ANY flop the best hand is at least a set of the top card flopped. So, with a flop of 269, the best possible hand is a set of 9's. And any set is a top 10% hand at this point. As the hand plays out the AA becomes a weaker and weaker hand. You should continue playing it like TPTK at least, but you also must be aware of the value that you are giving your AA as the hand unfolds. You may be seriously over valuing your AA. If you raised it preflop and bet it on the flop, then on the turn, and you get raised, what does that say? First you're starting to see a pot that is more valuable than your AA and 2nd you have just walked into a "Contested Pot" scenario. If you get into a raise/reraise situation and all you have is pocket AA, then you are most probably going to be on the losing end of the 90/10 rule. Disciplined players know how to fold. Winning players know that keeping their winnings is more important that "going down" with AA, just because it WAS the best hand preflop. All AA is is TPTK, until someone prove otherwise by getting a better hand.
Another way to look at this is when you are playing "drawing odds". You may start with a suited connector or a small to mid pocket pair. These are not top 10% hands, but they have the potential of becoming top 10% hands. When they do, hopefully your competition will over value his hand and contest the pot with you. The "Contested Pot Rule" will then go into effect in your favor and you will make lots of money.
Another ramification of the 90/10 rule is that the rest of the hands you play in a typical session (good, bad or indifferent) are just background noise. They are just "keeping up with the blinds". You may use them to create a table image to set up your top 10% hands or you may just fold, fold, fold. You can bluff and steal small pots. You can c-bet and take small pots. You may stick around with draws and lose small pots or play small pots that you turn out losing or winning.
But the reality is 90% of the money you win is made off top 10% hands and vice verse.
Think about this rule. Find ways to apply it to your game. Review the "Contested Pot Rule" also. If you don't have a consistently winning NL Ring game then take the Performance Poker Challenge to learn the skills and gain the vision to play quality winning poker. Will the 90/10 rule turn you into a "nut hunter"? Maybe! There are thousands of winning "nut hunters" online every day. There are many thousand more players who hate nut hunters. Many quality, winning players hate nut hunters. However, even quality, experienced, winning online players fall within the 90/10 rule. They may proclaim that they don't. They may hate the idea that all their "moves" and "action", their "reads" and sophisticated play is really just background noise. But for most players that's all it is - Background Noise, Keeping up with the Blinds. If they analyzed their play they would find that the 90/10 rule applies to them too. The 90/10 rule is very consistent for No Limit Ring play. If you play MTT's or Sit-n-Go's then who knows? I haven't analyzed the rule against them. They have their own dynamic. But if you play NL Ring Holdem, then make sure you understand and think about this rule as you play.
90% of the money you win is won with the top 10% of hands.
The top 10% changes as the hand unfolds. AA is a top 10% hand preflop, by the river it may be a bad pocket pair.
90% of the money you lose is lost to top 10% hands. Find ways to spot them earlier in the hand.
Most of your other hands and action is just background noise. You need to play them to keep up with the blinds and maintain a reasonable table image, but understand that they are just a small part of your winnings/losings.
If you find that you lose most of your money to non-top 10% hands then you need to take the at least read, understand and apply the Performance Poker - NO LIMIT! book (and associated chart) and get your game right!!
Anthony Okrongly is a professional online poker player, trainer and author of numerous underground poker books, insider guides and rapid poker improvement systems. His methods are at times as controversial as they are effective for both beginners and experienced players alike. You can find his books and articles on [http://www.performpoker.com]
Online poker tournaments differ greatly from live poker tournaments in that an online game uses multiple computer-generated programs to determine the deal of the cards. Whereas, in live play, human shuffling of a deck is much more realistic and true to the real odds of the game.
Because of the disadvantage of a computer-generated program determining the deal, it is imperative for anyone wanting to play poker online, to learn the strategies to use against the program. Although your opponents are real people (for the most part, pokerbots are a possibility as well), you actually are up against more than just the players. You are also up against computer-generated programs that possess multiple subroutines and algorithms to determine many factors of the game.
For this very reason, it is necessary that if you wish to become successful and win online poker, you must adjust your online poker tournament strategy. Typical methods as playing the button, bluffing, and raising in position are not nearly as effective in internet poker as they are in live games. Mainly because of the disadvantage you have against the pokersites software.
Skeptics will claim that poker online is just as fair and normal as a live game, however those same skeptics always fail to credibly explain the constant bad beats. The reasoning behind bad beats and surprisingly unusual calls by opponents can easily be attributed to the software used by many online poker sites. That software contains multiple algorithms that dramatically change the game and has an adverse affect on true play.
The best possible poker tournament strategy to win online poker is to learn those algorithms and get an understanding of how the software programs used by the online poker sites work. Once you have a thorough understanding of the computer generated programs and algorithms, you can easily adjust your game to level the playing field and even take a great advantage against your opponents.
Attempting to play poker online in the same respect and method of play you use in a live game is counterproductive and rarely yields any good wins. You need to adjust your poker tournament strategy if you want to win online poker.
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miércoles, 9 de noviembre de 2011
Have you ever wondered what percent of people win online poker? Would be interesting to know right? Well, have I got news for you!
It would be pretty awesome to know what percentage of people win online poker. That way you could know if it was worth your time trying it to make some money. I mean, come on, if there isn't a very good chance you will win then why bother right?
My Theory About What Percentage Of People Win Online Poker
Now, I'm not gonna lie to you. I haven't researched this officially. You know how they say 217% of all statistics are made up? Well... yeah...
But if there is one thing I would bet my money on - and I am a betting man - it would be that the general laws of everything apply to poker too. And, from my personal research and anecdotal evidence I think that these are true.
What I'm talking about here is the old 80-20 rule. You know, eighty percent of the people who play poker win twenty percent of the money. And yes, that means that twenty percent of the people that play poker win eighty percent of the money.
It's Pretty Good Being On The 20 Percent Side
As I said before, I reckon that this is just about on the money. It seems that the good players will generally take a lot more cash home then everyone else. It's unfair, and annoying, and frustrating - until you crack the code and get it.
The more you win, the more money you have, the bigger the bankroll, the more your stacks, the bigger the stack, the bigger the bets, the more money you win... oh hang on we went in a circle.
The Bottom Line When It Comes To Percentages
You have a 100 percent chance of not making it if you don't give it a go. So if you are wondering whether poker is for your or not I would suggest try it.
You have a 99 percent chance of losing if you don't learn the rules, the game, the betting, the strategies, the tips and tricks and all that other good stuff.
You have a 50% chance of winning if you do learn all that info but never practice it enough to master it. This is what I call coin-flip poker and is what exactly 63.79526 percent of people do. They "think" they know how to play well and "sometimes" win but more often then not its all pot luck and random moves.
You can increase your chances of winning by a million percent if you study, implement, practice, record, research, analyze, study more, practice more and continue this cycle.
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As old as the human civilization is, gambling can trace its roots back there. Gambling and casinos have always been one of the most popular means of entertainment and refreshment for millions of people. And from there, we have a very popular casino game, named poker. The name doesn't actually mean any single game but a whole series of card games that differ only in the formation of hands, dealing of cards and few other techniques. This game is different from the other games and it mostly depends on a player's skill besides his luck.
Apart from playing poker in the casinos, online poker has become quite popular these days with the on growing popularity of computers and Internet. Though the authenticity, terms and conditions of the rooms are yet questionable, the fame is not much affected by it. Some of the rooms don't accept players from USA; so finding a room for American players is quite a tough task.
Well anyways, many people are attracted to this game poker and want to try their hand into it but they don't know much about the background and techniques. The tips provided below will help you get a hang of it and play it in a better way:
Terms- The terms used in the poker should be learnt thoroughly. Some of the most common ones are play, meaning, the individual games, the hand, the collection of cards of one person and the pot, meaning all the money accumulated which ultimately goes to the winner of the game. The player should also get acquainted with some of the bettering terms like the call, which means to call another player's bet; raise that is to raise someone's bet; and fold your hand, which means you leave the game until the next one begins, you can also check to the next player, which can be continued until a bet is placed.
Rules of the game- Before starting the game, you can make sure of the limit of the game. There are limit options like no limit, pot limit or other specified limits. No limit generally signifies the absence of any limit of betting, until it becomes equal or more than the play's big blind. Pot limit means the minimum betting amount is the big blind size. There can be other size of limits specified for a particular game. If the big blind term is a little hazy and confusing, it can be described as the amount designated by the second player in the clockwise manner after the dealer, and it is set even before the game starts.
Cards knowledge- Ultimately, since poker is essentially a card game, so having a basic knowledge about the cards, the different hands, and the different worth they hold will help. You can check out the games, a book or even some online poker sites to get an idea.
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The number of poker enthusiasts is increasing around the world. One of the reasons for the rise in the number of people playing poker can be attributed to online poker rooms. Playing poker can be fun, while offering you a chance to make some good money. The competition being tough, you can always do with some tried and tested poker winning tips. Let us here take a look at 3 best poker winning tips.
Tip#1: As all of you know there are many different versions of poker that are played around the world. If you want to win consistently it is always recommended that you specialize in a particular version of poker. Instead of frittering away your energies in trying to master various different versions, you can focus your concentration on one particular type of poker.
Tip#2: Another one of the important poker winning tips involves choosing the right site, if you are playing the game online. If you are someone who is just about starting out, then there is no point in choosing an online poker room with full of experienced players. This way you would stand no chance of winning. You should always choose a site where you could play with others having your same skill levels.
Tip#3: Yet another one of the crucial poker winning tips is to sharpen your skills before you participate in any tournament where in you will need to pay a fee to participate. There are many poker tournaments popularly known as 'freerolls' where you can participate for free. You can use them to sharpen your skills playing against veterans and if you are good enough, even win some good prize money. This apart, you can also pick up valuable poker winning tips from other experienced players in such tournaments.
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martes, 8 de noviembre de 2011
Poker psychology is the key to becoming a good or even great poker player.
Let's first of all define what the word psychology actually means. As defined by the American Heritage dictionary it's:
1. The science that deals with mental processes and behaviour.
2. The emotional and behavioural characteristics of an individual or group.
3. Subtle tactical action or argument used to manipulate or influence another:
4. Philosophy The branch of metaphysics that studies the soul, the mind, and the relationship of life and mind to the functions of the body.
All the above come into play in poker. For example, how critical is point 3 in terms of bluffing and slow playing? It's absolutely critical!
A Simple Example of the Importance of Poker psychology
Poker is a psychological game as you are playing against other players and the best hand does not always win the pot.
Don't forget your hand does not have to be the best hand dealt; you simply need to beat your opponents by psyching them out.
How many times does a poker player kick himself that he has folded a good hand to see a far weaker hand win the pot? If you play poker regularly, you will see it happen all the time. It's the psychological battle between players that will always keep it that way.
Poker Psychology - How to Adopt the Right Mindset for Success
The first thing you need to win big in poker and be successful is to WANT to succeed.
In fact, if you listen to interviews with any people at the top of their profession, (not just in poker), but in life generally, how often do they quote the will to succeed? You will hear it all the time and it's no coincidence that they succeeded.
Here are some tips to gain you a psychological edge over other players:
1. Cover the Basics First
Start by learning everything you can about poker that can be learned, so you know all about pot odds, money management, slow playing, how to bluff etc. This knowledge still needs to be applied with a winning psychology but you need to have the knowledge initially.
2. Study Your Opponents
Try to get inside their heads by observing them closely. Look for weaknesses and strengths in their play and adapt your playing strategy accordingly.
3. Have Confidence and Courage
You're not going to win big at poker unless you have the courage and conviction to play for large pots.
When the time is right, have the courage and confidence to back your judgment.
4. Be Patient
Patience means that every time you see clearly that you will lose, you will fold, even if you have folded dozens of hands in succession.
Be patient, wait for the best hand and then play it for all its worth.
Poker is a game that requires a long-term patient approach to profits and all great players know that you can't rush profits.
5. Poker Is The Most Important Thing In Life!
Well not exactly!
However, it is when you sit down to play and then it should be the only subject on your mind. If you have had hard day at work, are worried about someone, or had an argument with your partner, don't play. Only play when you're fully focused.
So there you have it, you can see how important poker psychology is in becoming a great player.
Therefore, if you have the will to succeed, then you're on your way to becoming a good, or even a great poker player. Good luck!
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In any computer generated game, whether it is World of Warcraft or Pac-Man, there are always methods that can help a player further advance into the game. This same logic applies to online poker cheats simply because the game itself is computer generated through a series of algorithms, subroutines and software that simulates a live game.
With that said, the question of whether any real online poker programs to beat the game exist or are even possible becomes a viable question. Since the internet poker rooms use a software program to generate cards it is a well-documented and proven fact that these poker rooms can be easily manipulated if one knows exactly what the code of the programs are doing. In other words, if a player understands the way the program works and how it determines winning hands, that player is able to manipulate the software to their advantage.
Some online poker systems will purport to have the ability to predict the outcome of the cards based on the RNG (Random Number Generator), This, in reality is not entirely possible, simply because of the complexity and security implemented by the poker rooms to prevent this very action.
The real online poker systems do not rely on the RNG to determine and manipulate the outcome, rather they utilize the algorithms and subroutines associated with the software in order to force wins in the online poker games. The manipulation of the algorithms is the only proven way that works.
The bottom line is that, just like any other computer generated game; online-poker can easily be cracked or manipulated by a player who knows exactly what to look for in the code. This code is the determining factor in the outcome of the online poker game, which makes it possible for anyone to win using specific methods that subvert the online-poker software.
Playing poker online is not a case of luck or skill anymore than playing a video game is. If you understand the patterns of the game and know ahead of time the actions to take, you already have a major advantage against other players.
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lunes, 7 de noviembre de 2011
Depending on which variation is being played, the cards are dealt in their agreed upon number by the dealer. In informal and home games, the dealer is the player to the left of the player who dealt the previous round, each player taking it in turn. Online and in casinos where there is a dedicated dealer, the position of the first player is marked by a 'button' which rotates to mark the theoretical dealer and the cards are dealt in the same rotation as they would be in an informal game, as if the 'button' player were the dealer. This is to ensure the fairness of betting principles and positional equality.
To guarantee a win ensure that in your poker strategy all the cards are dealt and all the bets have been placed, the winner is the one with the highest hand unless all the other players have 'folded' in which case the last player in the game is the winner. This is true for most poker games excepting Hi-Lo and Lo games. In a Hi-Lo game the pot is split between the highest hand and the low, or in a Lo game the player with the lowest hand wins. Cards only need to be declared if a player has 'called' the final bet of another player (or players) and it is a matter of the highest hand, otherwise the cards need not be declared. This facet of the game in conjunction with the betting system allows for a great deal of deception or 'bluffing'.
POT ODDS AND IMPLIED ODDS
In poker strategy pot odds are the mathematical probability you have of receiving the card or cards you need. As an example, if you have two same-suit cards in the hole for a game of Texas Hold 'Em and the 'flop' gives another two of the same suit, then there are a possible nine 'out' cards which will let you make your flush, since there are thirteen cards of each suit in the deck. A quick way of calculating the approximate percentage of getting another card of the same suit is to double the number of 'out' cards and add one.
To understand Implied Odds and master the poker strategy, you need to be aware of the Pot Odds. The real difference between the two is that at certain stage of a game the pot odds might not be in your favour, but if there are more rounds of betting to come the projected odds are differ to the Pot Odds that currently exist. These projected or Implied Odds might swing the percentages your way. Another poker strategy is to make an educated guess as to who will stay in and what sort of betting might transpire and then to calculate the probable Pot Odds of the next round of betting is what Implied Odds are all about.
POKER STRATEGY - BLUFFING AND SLOW PLAYING
It is to the players advantage to mislead his opponents as to his own hand and, similarly, to force his opponents to give up information about their hands. Bluffing, the deliberate misleading as to one's hand, may be part of a long-term strategy and nurtured over a long period of game play. It is primarily characterised by playing as if one had a better hand, thus attempting to induce players with better hands to 'fold'. To be implemented successfully it needs to be used at the right time. The regular use of bluffing makes the bluffer vulnerable as opponents can use this predictability to their advantage.
'Slow-playing' is another form of poker strategy and involves deception differing from the 'bluff' in that it is characterised by playing stronger hands as though they were weak. A very effective poker strategy which works well in conjunction with well timed 'bluffing' and is invariably part of the good players long-term poker strategy.
POKER STRATEGY - AGGRESSIVE PLAY AND PASSIVE PLAY
Aggressive Play is the practice of betting and raising, especially at the beginning of the hand, to make players fold who might otherwise stay in for a 'check' round. The idea being that aggressive betting implies a good starting hand for whichever variation of poker is being played. The fewer players left in a hand, the greater the probability of your hand being the winning one, but Aggressive Play should be used cleverly with your poker strategy and not all the time. It is generally accepted that Passive Play, the art of betting enough to keep other players in the game and raise the pot, allows a more detailed approach to betting and forces opponents to make mistakes while you learn to understand their hands. Passive Play takes more focus, but if used properly in conjunction with calculated bluffing and Aggressive Play it will pay off in the long run and you poker strategy will be a waste.
POKER STRATEGY - TELLS
A legendary aspect of poker strategy which is characterised by being able to read an opponent's idiosyncrasies in order to judge whether they are bluffing. Certain players may have things they do which give their poker strategy away. The longer you play an opponent the more likely you are to discover their quirk and this is a good poker strategy to consider. Some players have a physical 'tick' and some just play differently. These are valuable traits to discover and most poker players do their utmost to avoid giving themselves away in this manner. Some very astute players can use their own 'tells' against you if they know you can see them.
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There is no one set strategy that suits everyone in poker. We're all different, and if everyone could win by playing the same way, then poker would not be such a challenge, or as much fun!
Devising an Individual Poker Strategy for YOU
You need to work out a strategy in poker that is customised to your personality and this involves many things. Are you a tight player or a lose player? What game do you want to focus on - Texas hold'em, Omagh hold'em or another game? What is your bankroll? Do you want to play poker seriously for a living, or as a fun pastime? For big winnings at online poker, you will find below a simple six-point guide to forming your own individual poker strategy.
Poker Strategy #1 - Adopt the Correct Mindset
If you want to be successful in poker, then you must really have the desire to succeed. In fact, this is true not just in poker, but also in ALL areas of life. If you don't have the desire to succeed from the outset, then you are probably not going to put in the required effort to earn those big winnings.
Poker Strategy #2 - Learn the Basics for Profit
How many players play poker online without knowing the basics of the game? The answer is the majority; don't be eager to play until you know the basics. You need to learn all you can before you play including: Bluffing, pot odds, slow playing, rules and variations of the game and the game you wish to focus on. Sure, you can't learn everything from books - you need experience as well, but you don't want to gain experience without knowing the basics first, it will be more expensive!
Poker Strategy #3 - Have a Money Management Plan
How much money do you have to play poker with and what level of stakes should you play at? You need to decide this, and as rule of thumb, set a bankroll aside that will give you staying power of at least 200 - 300 bets. Don't make the mistake of playing in high stakes games unless you have the experience and the money.
Poker Strategy #4 - Expand Your Knowledge of the Game
You will never know everything about the game; there is always something new to learn. Try to keep learning all the time, and have an open mind to new poker ideas and strategies. Do some reading at least once a month to improve your strategy.
Poker Strategy #5 - Focus on other Players
Poker is a game of psychology and you need to beat other players mentally. Keep in mind, that as we all know, the best hand does not always win at poker. Pay as much attention to the way your opponents play as your own play.
Poker Strategy #6 - Analysis Yourself
Continually, after each game, reflect on your own play. Don't just analyse why you won, but why you lost as well. Why did your bluff not work? Why is your slow playing strategy losing you money? Keep thinking about what went wrong, what went right and how you can improve your overall play.
A Poker Strategy for Success
Not everyone can become a great poker player; life is simply not like that. However, we believe ANYONE can become a good poker player, i.e. win more money than they lose, but this is dependent on having an individual strategy for profit that reflects you.
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domingo, 6 de noviembre de 2011
Just like in the many variations of poker, the Texas Hold em poker players usually compete for the pot money and the pot is formed from the contributions of all the players on the table. Since the cards that are dealt on the table aren't controlled by the players then the players on the table are motivated to control the amount of money on that pit using the hand played by the player.
The Texas Hold em poker game that a lot of people know is actually divided into a series of deals and at the end of that, the pot of the table is then awarded to only one person. There will be times wherein two people may win and they will share the pot money after the deal. In this card game, the hand will typically end during the showdown or when all but one player has folded and abandoned the claim for the pot. The former scenario means that the remaining players will compare their hands and the person whose hand value is the highest wins the pot. The latter scenario on the other hand means that one person has not folded and he is the one who wins the pot.
Winning this game requires good cards and of course the best strategies. The person who has the better-looking card and the one who uses all the best strategies often win the game and the pot. And if you are serious on winning a game of Texas Hold em poker, then it is suggested that you need to learn more about the tips and strategies. These things are the ones you can control and anticipate while cards are dealt randomly which you have no control. Poker professionals and veterans as they are known in the circuit suggest that for a person to win, he needs to adopt a tight-aggressive way of playing. This only means that the player should play it tight, and that player can bet and raise often as well. Though this suggestion may be good, but remember that you shouldn't be limited by this tip alone.
In this game, remember that positioning in the table is critical. This is especially true for the no-limit Hold em. The player who usually acts and moves late is the one who has the most information and as such tend to play fewer hands. And finally, in order to start you winning ways on the Texas Hold em poker, you have to take note as well the complexities of the card game. And because of the level of complexity, some academicians have made researches around this variation of poker. Some of the results of the researches and the studies on the Hold em include programs that utilize the many techniques that include game theory and artificial intelligence. Remember as well that tight playing may not always be the best strategy to use when playing the game. Some authors out there recommend looser play which means playing more hands. Knowing a bit about the many Texas Hold em poker strategies is one good way to ensure future winnings on minor games or in tournaments.
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Texas Hold 'em has become one of the most popular poker games around in the last few years. People really seem to love the concepts of it. There are tournaments all over the place too in communities and on the internet. Many people enter these competitions but not everyone can walk away a winner. Understanding some of the Texas Hold 'em poker winning strategies though can help to turn that around for you.
Since you need high cards in order to win a hand of Texas Hold 'em, you want to make sure each of your hands is as strong as it can be. You can hold out if you think you may be able to get the flop. You want to play as aggressively as you can with this type of poker. Those that are conservative and reserved will find that they don't do as well as they would like. Making changes to such behaviors though can prove to be a very rewarding strategy for Texas Hold 'em.
If you want to make as much money as you can, there are Texas Hold 'em poker winning strategies for this as well. For example you will want to play your strong hands as well as pairs early. Get into the habit of doing so before the flop occurs. This way there will be more money in the pot for you to walk away with at the end of the hand.
You do want to be careful though of suited flops because your opponents can make a flush out of them. You also need to make sure you aren't predictable in your moves. You can be sure those you play Texas Hold 'em with are going to be watching your behaviors. This is all part of their strategy. If they are successfully able to predict what you are going to do all the time then they are going to beat you.
However, if you are taking risks now and then it shakes things up. They won't know what move you are likely to make. That means they have to focus on their own movements. You should do your best to watch others behaviors as well. Just don't get into the habit of relying solely upon this information to determine which of the many Texas Hold 'em poker winning strategies you are going to use.
It is going to take time for you to successfully implement various Texas Hold 'em poker winning strategies. Have fun with learning them and then taking action. You will likely find a combination of various ones are what you need in order to make it work well for you. Once you have a good understanding of various Texas Hold 'em poker winning strategies though you will be able to increase your chances of finding yourself at the winners table at the end of the tournament.
Many people claim to make a full-time living playing online poker, however to do this you need to win well over 50% of your hands. So is it possible? Can people really make a living playing poker online?
To find out, we need to compare offline poker to playing poker online.
Why? Well, we already know that people do make consistent incomes using nothing but offline poker, so it stands to reason that people should also be able to win online poker at the same rate, as long as the two games are not too different.
Is Playing Online Poker Different To Offline Poker?
Firstly, in offline poker games you are able to read tells and look people in the face when they play. This is not possible in online poker, you simply can't read players nervous reactions or any tells they may have, instead you must rely on the decisions they make.
However, you can still read people by previous plays they have made and obvious betting patterns they have. If you don't have a poker face, or you have difficulty in reading people, this could actually be an advantage.
Secondly, there are almost three times as many hands dealt per hour in the online world of poker. This doesn't change the game too much tactic wise, except for the speed at which the game is played. Generally, people who make an income with poker with their computer, stand to make more money than they can in an offline game.
Thirdly, in online poker you can use many tools while you play the game that will tell you the odds you have of winning your hand. These tools are simply impossible to use in an offline game of poker. Not many offline games would allow you to have a laptop at your disposal while you are sitting at the table.
Finally, there are poker tournaments and cash games available online that would be impossible in the real world. Things like micro cash games (games that use ridiculously small blinds) or huge tournaments would be a nightmare to organize in the real world.
Can You Make A Living Playing Online Poker?
It is certainly possible for people to play and win enough poker on the internet to call it a living - this is true - however it is a different type of person that would succeed in the online world.
Skills that include a deep knowledge of the game, and the ability to read people in general are not necessary in poker online. Instead, different skills are needed to be successful. Compared to offline poker, a different personality type is needed in order to make a living playing poker online.
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sábado, 5 de noviembre de 2011
Card games are very popular among different people all over the world. These card games are played at home, in casinos, digital card games in the computer and just about anywhere imaginable. They are used in gambling or just plain entertainment. One particular card game enjoyed by millions is poker. Poker is a very popular card game. As a matter of fact, there is a World Poker Tour held regularly for poker enthusiasts, whether plain gamblers or celebrities, who are willing to risk their money to fight each other and get their winnings. One certain kind of poker is stud poker. Stud poker comes in different poker variants. Each player of the game receives a mixed number of face-up and face-down cards which are dealt in several rounds. Sometimes, stud poker is called "non-positional" games. This means a player who makes a bet first on a round may change from one round to another. Usually, players with the best face-up cards are the ones who bet first. The face-down cards of every player is dubbed as "hole cards." The expression "ace in the hole" was popularized because of this, meaning that something valuable is not obvious to others.
Stud poker variants range from 3-card and more, but the 3-card and 7-card variants are the basis of stud poker presently. 3-card variants started during the American Revolutionary War while the 5-card variants started during the Civil War. In the following years, 7-card variants were developed and since then has become a common stud poker variant among casinos and at home. The number of betting round in the poker game determines how well the game is played with varying structures of betting. For instance, games with four or less betting rounds can play well with any betting structures especially pot limit play. However, games with higher numbers of rounds are more suited to either spread or fixed limit. In a game, later betting rounds having higher limit than earlier ones are typical and is more recommended. Another common practice is to place the highest bet on the final round. Also, another regulation in stud poker that is normally done is enabling a larger bet on the second round if at least one player's up cards make a pair, or what is referred to as an "open pair." In stud poker, it is very standard to name the betting round after the number of cards held by a player at the start of the round. The exception is the last round, which is called generally called the "river" or just basically the "end."
Stud poker is simple but the stakes are high. Anyone can win stud poker, especially through the help of stud poker tutorials and different systems and strategies to help you get the right technique in winning. You might wonder where you could get them. Do not fret. Different online sites are offering free stud poker tutorials and systems to assure you of that winning streak. Just go online and check them out. Do it sooner, so you can win that money today!
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Some people think that winning poker is based on luck and chance, but this far from the truth. If good poker strategy is not involved in playing poker, why would the same professional players consistently rise to the top and cash in almost every time? It is important to go into a poker game with the right poker strategy in mind. If you keep in mind the 5 tips below while you are playing, you will immediately be able to improve your winning chances in online poker.
Poker Winning Strategy #1: Learn to read the flop
Online poker moves at a much faster pace, and you need to be able to quickly scan the flop and determine the best possible hand. Learning to determine what are the possible combinations, and who may have hit or miss the flop altogether is a good poker strategy to have. It is highly recommended that you sit out a few rounds at a new table session to try and get a feel for the style of playing at the table.
Poker Winning Strategy #2: Concentrate strong starting hands and table position
Many online poker players are very loose and get involved in too many pots and seeing too many flops with weak starting hands. One good poker strategy is to tighten up and wait for the right cards so that you can felt someone. You can possibly play marginal hands in a late position while there is no action in front of you.
Poker Winning Strategy #3: Adapt to the speed of online poker
Online poker is obviously faster than real-life poker, and it is a good strategy to learnt to adjust to the faster pace. If you wait too long while the action is on you, your hand will automatically be folded and play will continue.
Poker Winning Strategy #4: Avoid playing loosely online
Being a tighter and more disciplined player is a proven poker strategy that will make you a better player and take down more pots. Many super-loose players online try to see too many pots, and by tightening your play, you will take down those pots.
Poker Winning Strategy #5: Look for tells
The final poker strategy is to learn to look for tells. There is a lot of information you can take note of about online players, in order to make the more correct decisions against them. For example, if you flop a pair and the table checks all around quickly, the players might be using the auto-check button thus signifying weakness. When a player takes a while to think before bringing his hand for a raise, learn to take note of that hand at the showdown. That way you can predict what he might have when he thinks for while before coming in for a raise again. You should also try to behave as unpredictable as possible while playing online poker.
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viernes, 4 de noviembre de 2011
Many poker players go broke chasing massive guaranteed prize pools, placed in online multi table tournaments. The problem is there are normally another 5000+ people trying to do the same thing and the only way you can win is by getting lucky. True! You may play well but ultimately in tournaments with thousands of players you will need lady luck on your shoulder, especially when you are up against a wide range of terrible internet players.
So, where can you win more using this system?.... Sit n go's! Honestly you can literally sit in the comfort of your own home, play 10 sit n go tournaments a day and to make comfortable living. For the purpose of this article we are going to have a bankroll of $220 and we will be playing 9 player sit n go's with $20+$2 buy-in.
On a normal speed table with 9 players the payouts are as follows: 1st place = $90, 2nd = $54 and 3rd = $36. For the sake of easy mathematics, lets say you win 5/10 games. 5 games will give you a daily average winnings of $450 minus $220 buy-in fees equals a very healthy profit of $230 per day. Interested? Read on to find out how.
Firstly do not get caught up with the fish calling with any two cards, you'll need to reign in your game and play a lot tighter than you probably do now. Sit n go poker players (especially online) are loose and are easy to beat, all you need to do is follow this guide to the point and you will win a lot more often.
Step 1) With 7 - 10 players on a table you only want to be playing premium hands like AA, KK, QQ. Play these hands aggressively or you will get callers limping in with two raggy cards, that can ultimately crack your monster hand. Other than these obvious monsters you can still play AK, wired pairs and suited connectors but only spare a small percentage of your chips with hands in order to hit the flop, if you miss fold em.
Step 2) Now were down to 5 - 7 players, you should tighten up a little bit more and allow the fish to knock each other out whilst building a chip stack steadily. Continue to play aggressively, don't limp or call. When you have a premium starting hand or high pocket pair get the suited connectors out the hand and dominate the play. Remember not to get to attached to you 99 and 10,10 when a face card hit's the flop.
Step 3) Only 5 - 4 players left and everybody starts getting tight in order to place in the money. This is where you can use your position and aggression to steal pots from those players worrying about going out on the bubble. Don't waste your chips but don't let short stacks see free cards.
Step 4) 3 players left and you are in the money. Don't get relaxed just yet, 3rd prize is often a third of what you'll get for winning. Continue to be aggressive and steal pots where possible. Use your position to steal the blinds from opponents, at these stage in the game they soon build up. Push allin with premium hands, because of your aggressive play, players with KJ, JQ and KT will start to call you.
Step 5) Heads up play starts. If you're the chip leader put pressure on your opponent by raising his blind and pushing him all in. On the other hand if you are the short stack then double up as quick as possible, push allin with any pocket pair, face cards and A? suited.
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If you have gathered a lot of poker tracking data to find out what your win rate average is, you can start to change your approach to the game to make your average better. Here are three different tips that can help you improve your win rate in online poker.
Tip One-Know your Limit
There are many players that like to take advantage of playing more than one table at a time. Just about every poker tracking software allows you to do this. Some players are very good at playing multiple tables, where others just don't have the skill to do it.
If you do choice to play at more than one table at a time you first need to make sure that you can play as well at all the tables as you would if you were only playing at one table. You can use a simple spreadsheet or tracking software to keep track of your win rate while playing one table, and your rate at multiple tables. This will allow you to find out what the right amount of tables for you to play at one time, even if it is only one.
Tip Two-Find Time
While you are playing online there are many things that can distract you unlike playing in an live poker game. There can be the roommates, kids, the phone, people at the door, and television there to keep you off course. These factors can all have an effect on your final results while playing online.
To keep these distractions from hurting your win rate you should only play when you have time that can be dedicate to make it worthwhile. You never want to juggle other things while you are playing online poker.
Tip Three-Be Alert at the Table
You don't want to be tired while you are playing, even if it is the only time you can find you should wait until the weekend or another time when you are well rested. Never play after you have had a few drinks or after you have gotten back from the bar. If you play while you are tired or drunk you will be at a large disadvantage, this is even more true if the other players are alert and determined to win your chips.
These are three easy strategies that are often overlooked when online poker players try and improve their win rate. Put these strategies into place and you will dramatically improve your win rate and your overall poker profits.
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These five common poker mistakes are made especially by novice players who do not prepare themselves properly and think winning at online poker is much easier than it really is.
Here are the five common poker mistakes to avoid:
Common Poker Mistakes #1 - Bluffing a Weak Player
Novice players don't want to get out and simply lay down their hands. They lack the knowledge to know when the odds are bad and lack the discipline to fold.
They think they should try to win with every hand and get lucky, but if you want to win, big at poker you can't rely on luck.
Good players play their opponents not the cards. You need to know when to hold them and when to fold them.
Learn to bluff sparingly, or you will become easy prey for more experienced players.
Poker Mistakes #2 - Playing Weak Hands in Early Position
Position at the table is another mistake novices make. It is especially easy for online poker players to not really notice the position they are playing in.
Playing marginal hands from an early position means the odds are stacked against you. The problem is you don't know what the other player's cards are and how they will play.
Players in early position should play tight, when you are in late position you can afford to play looser because you have more information fed to you by other player's actions.
Mistakes #3 - Revenge Playing
A novice player thinks that if he plays long enough he is bound to win so when he starts to lose he chases his losses and increases his bet size in the hope of getting a lucky hand.
However, the harder he tries to win his losses back the more he loses.
An important part of playing poker is discipline and patience. All poker players lose in the short term and you are not going to win every session.
If you want to deplete your bankroll quickly, chase your losses!
Poker Mistakes #4 - Money Management
Most novice players don't know how to manage their bankroll. They play in games they cannot afford or games where the other players are too experienced.
You need to play in lower limit games first, to gain experience and then move up levels slowly.
Sure, the winnings look attractive in higher stakes games, but the competition is harder too - don't punch above your weight!
Poker Mistakes #5 - Not Knowing Pot Odds
Does your hand need improvement?
The concept of pot odds can help you decide if you should call to see the next card on the board.
Few novice players understand the concept of pot odds and end up calling too much and lose - don't make the same mistake.
If You Want to Win Big, Prepare Yourself in Advance
The growth of online poker has seen a huge influx of players just seeking the thrill and excitement of playing. In many instances they don't care if they win or lose, they just want the buzz of competing.
Another group simply think it's an easy way to make money and lady luck will be on their side.
This however, is good news for players who are willing to prepare themselves properly. Sure its fun competing, but even better when there are plenty of novice players making the pot bigger for you!
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The money you can make playing online poker far exceeds the amount of money you can make in any other casino game and can be literally millions per annum.
Many people want to make huge money at online poker but they don't go about it the right way. This article is all about the traits you need to win huge pots and there all easily learned.
Why are potential poker winnings so big?
The answer lies in it's a game where you compete with other players NOT the casino and it is up to you to play in a way that maximizes your potential winnings.
Poker is therefore a game of psychology and as we all know the best hand does Not always win. To win big you need to play your opponent as much as your own cards.
It is the above that makes poker unpredictable and the ultimate test of skill.
The personality traits needed are:
All successful online poker players have this and it's a way of playing that means you stick with your game plan to the letter.
You only play the hands you have a good chance of winning and you know the concept of pot odds backwards.
If you don't get the hands you think can win, you keep folding until you do.
Never be tempted to play and feel you will get lucky.
You play on the facts before, not with your emotions and only play when the facts presented to you give you good odds of winning.
All great players are cunning. This means they play in a style that is difficult to be read by other players.
They use slow playing and bluffing sparingly and effectively to deceive other players and win big.
3. Pay Attention to other players
Other players are watching you but you need to be watching them looking for clues to their playing style and ways to beat them.
You will only get the above skills If
You have lots and lots of practice!
You can only learn the basics from books and articles.
You learn the winning psychology from the brutal world of playing.
All poker scenarios are different as are all players so to become a successful poker player you need experience.
There is simply no substitute for experience.
Most of the top pros have spent years getting to the top and you won't do it overnight but practice and learn from your experiences and you will.
Poker is not as easy as it looks!
Poker is an easy game to play and a difficult one to win. You are in a brutal world where you must keep your emotions in check (which is hard when money is on the line!) and find ways to beat several other players and take their money.
You can do it
The stakes are high so competition is fierce but learn all the skills get lots of practice and understand that you must play with no emotion and discipline and you could soon be winning big pots.
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Some poker players wonder if they, ordinary people, can actually win online poker tournaments. Well, there is good news and there is bad news.
I think by now people are realising that the best way to make money in poker is to win online poker tournaments. Most of the money is usually in the top prize - 1st place - with only a little being spread around the other cash prizes aka money positions on the money tables.
But it seems that winning this is just out of reach to normal poker players, don't you think? That's why I think the question on everyone's mind is 'Can normal people win online poker tournaments?' The answers is yes, and no. I'll explain so read on.
Can Normal People Really Win Online Poker Tournaments?
Well, yes. Yes they can. That's essentially the final answer. Face it, the people that generally win poker tournament's are just normal people like you and me. Where this deviates is that they are normal people but are extremely good at poker.
Almost all poker players - especially online - are just normal average people. Some might have a day job or some might be making enough from poker or something else that they stay at home. No matter who it is though you can bet that they are hell-good at poker.
So Can Average Poker Players Win Online Poker Tournaments?
Umm, no. Not really. Sorry. The reason is you will just get knocked out before you get to any money. And if you do in fact make it to the money your chances of winning 1st place are slim.
You need the skills and experience to be able to handle almost any poker situation;
-no matter what cards you have or how many chips you've got,
-no matter how many people are at the table or who they are,
-and no matter what their styles are or the size of their stack.
If you can't play tight, loose, aggressive, know when to back off, know when to hit hard, know which pots to be in and out of, then sorry but you're not going to make it.
So How Do I Win A Poker Tournament?
You need to get the skills. Start out learning free information and practicing it. Move onto paid books or courses and get the serious professional knowledge. And practice practice practice.
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Of all the poker pro's in the world, not one of them was born to play poker, nor did any of them just miraculously wake up one day with a gift to win poker tournaments. What makes a professional poker player is learning, discovering and putting into action those skills you pick up along the way.
In order to seriously win at poker, you must consider it like any career choice. You need to learn the skills and apply that knowledge from quality poker lessons. There is no Magic Pill that will make you a perfect poker player, it is all in the poker lessons and how you apply them to your game.
The best sit and go (SNG) poker lessons are to read as much as you can about playing poker and then take that knowledge with you when you go to a table. Some basic understanding of how to play skillfully can be found in using position, hand selection, and the psychology of the game.
One of the most important aspects of poker is to use your position to gain an advantage on your opponents. For example if the guy that acts after you is constantly aggressive and raises a lot, you want to make sure you are only playing when you are ahead. An ideal situation is to trap this player when you have a monster hand.
Poker Hand Selection
Choosing the right poker hand preflop is a large part of the game, since many hands can get you into a lot of trouble or make you a huge winner. If you have a favorite poker hand or one that has some significance, you should not play it for that reason alone. In reality hands like 10 2 do not very often win a pot!
Use the advantage of a SNG and the psychology of the table against your opponents. Typically a SNG is loaded with inexperienced players that have little experience and usually are not strong enough to play in a large field poker tournament.
In many cases, the SNG players are kind of testing their skills out by playing these small field size tournaments, thereby giving you an advantage if you will apply all your poker lessons in this type of game. In addition to the experience level, many SNG players have a limited amount of time or money to play and are hoping to quickly double up so they can cash.
Use the advantages of poker lessons to properly play against the variety of unskilled players in a SNG. Allow yourself ample time to play, so you are not rushed, choose the best hands in the situation and always use position when feasible. Applying these simple poker lessons as well as learning more skills will help make you a winning SNG poker player.
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Poker players will tell you whenever they get a chance that playing poker is more about skill than it is about luck. Anyone can play poker, as opposed to football or golf, but it takes a lot of skill to be good. This may be true, but does luck factor into poker games? Maybe more than you think.
The objective to becoming a good poker player is to push the 'luck' in your favor. If anyone tells you that there is NO luck involved, well, they are just plain lying or not admitting to the truth themselves. When it comes down to it, playing poker is all about percentages. Hand 'A' will beat hand 'B' 87.4% of the time. This does not mean 100% of the time, it means most of the time. However, in the short term anything can happen. This is basically what luck is. If you are lucky, the percentages hold up. If you get unlucky, in the short term, that 12.6% of the time may come up and work against you.
Why do you think the top pro's do not win every World Series of Poker Event? Because sometimes you can make the perfect plays, have all the percentages in your favor, and you get unlucky and lose the hand. This is especially true tournament play. One bad bit of luck and you are out of the tournament. In a cash game, you can simply re-buy some chips and move on. So,when people ask me about their chances of winning a particular poker event, it really depends on how skillful they are and if there luck holds at the right time.
You chances of winning are also greatly influenced by who you are playing. If you are playing against a table of top pro's who have seen it all, your chances are slimmer. If you are playing against a group of novice players, your chances of winning may be much greater.
How many players you are playing against is also a factor. Obviously, the more players that are in a tournament, the less your chances of winning because you will have to beat more players. The odds can catch up to you.Let's take the above example where you get your money in as an 87% favorite. Let's say you are in a big tournament and you have 10 hands where you are an 87% favorite to win the hand. You could very well lose 1 out of 9 and it could knockout you out of the tournament. This is where 'luck' influences your chances of winning. If you play enough hands, you will lose some, even if you are an 87% favorite.
This is a tough lesson for most poker players to remember. You are going to lose some hands where you are a big favorite to win. That is why when you see that you are a 90% to 10% favorite, it is not the same as 100% to 0%. It is still good, but you still have the chance to lose that hand sometimes and that affects your chances of winning any given tournament
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The best strategy to follow to win tickets on Full Tilt poker is to develop a master plan and stick to that master plan throughout your play. Discover the perfect way to win tickets on Full Tilt poker in this article.
Full Tilt Poker offers the poker player an opportunity to enter big buy-in poker tournaments through a method known as satellites. In these satellites, a player enters a small buy in tourney and wins a ticket to the next level (or step). As you progress through the steps, you can easily find yourself with enough to buy-in to major online poker events and possibly live poker tournaments up to $10,000.
So, what is the best strategy to win tickets on Full Tilt Poker?
Simply enter the lowest possible poker tournament (a $1 buy-in is offered) and play the tournament as solid as possible, avoiding the rush to hurry up and chip up. The reasoning behind playing a tight game early on, is that many poker players will attempt to chase and fish their way into a lot of chips, and soon will find their way to busting out.
If you use a tight strategy in the early poker tourney, you can avoid the chance of being sucked out on or losing your stack to an aggressive bluffer or chaser. In addition to developing the tight strategy early on, you also want to hone your skill in middle and late tourney play.
As most online poker players are aware, the software used by online poker sites often seem to favor the underdog, thereby creating a dangerous situation when you have a big hand. This is the reason behind many claims that online poker is rigged.
How to Avoid losing when Online Poker is Rigged
In addition to playing a solid tight poker style, and developing a plan to win tickets on Full Tilt Poker, you also must avoid the potential that online poker is rigged. The way to do that is to be aware of how the software works and how you can prevent the potential problems associated with the poker algorithms known to defeat your good hands.
The matter of avoiding that problem is to learn more of the mechanics behind the software. It is generally accepted that poker players are up against staggering odds when it comes to playing poker online, especially when you are fighting against the software, newbie players who can not fold a draw, and poker algorithms that make deterministic decisions based on play.
In conclusion, if you truly want to succeed in online poker and want to have an opportunity to buy-in to large tournaments, the best method is to win tickets on Full Tilt Poker and advance yourself with minimal risk. You can minimize your risk and gain a huge advantage, by following this easy method of playing a solid game early on, avoid the suckouts by selecting good starting hands and discover how the online poker software and algorithms work.
Good luck and hope to see you at the final table of a big buy-in tourney!
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