The Game Of Texas Hold’Em

Texas Hold’Em in a Cardroom

Texas Hold’Em Online

Winning poker

Tactics

Strategies

Putting It all together

Psychological Considerations

Where to go from here

Places to Play

Appendix I Hold’Em poker Variations

Appendix II Poker Tournaments

THE FIVE DECISION FACTORS

The decisions you would make during the course of a hand would always take the following five factors into consideration:

Your cards-

  Betting in poker would mean you would wager that, as showdown, your hand would be ranked the highest. Unless you had believed that to be a likely possibility, you should not have bet. Statistically, in a ten-handed game, you would only have the highest hand ten percent of the time. Knowing when it would be your time to have the best hand would of course be the difficulty. When you were to have a strong hand, you should bet aggressively and compel the other poker players to chase you.

  It would be rarely correct to slow-play, that is, not bet a strong hand. If you do not have a strong hand, you should fold. In poker, money saved would be the same as money won, and staying out of the ninety percent of the hands you would be destined to lose would be as important as being in the hands you would win.