Want To Play No-Limit? Try Texas Holdem Games With Restricted Buy-In By Lou Kreiger
If youíre a limit texas holdem player who is thinking about playing no-limit because thatís all you see on TV these days, youíll need to make some adjustments in your strategic thinking. The time was when no-limit poker was a very dangerous game, when oneís entire bankroll could be lost on the turn of a card, and a small coterie of highly skilled players held such an edge they almost never lost.
Big Mistakes Not To Make In Texas Holdem By Ashley Adams
In Limit holdem poker, the player who plays correctly more of the time than his opponents do is usually the winner, at least over the long run. Making the occasional brilliant move helps the bottom line, but itís the consistent solid play, not the clever moves, that gets the money day in and day out...
One of the first things a poker player learns is how the hands are ranked. Many players stop there and dive right into the world of money poker. Saying to themselves that itís "just gambling" and playing is "only for fun," they assume they can learn the rest as they go. If you follow this approach, youíll soon find yourself wondering...
In between writing columns on Holdem poker strategy and Stud strategy I sometimes daydream. I think about what poker heaven would be like. You ever do that? Itís an interesting exercise. My first thoughts about what poker heaven would be like didnít match my eventual image of the place...
The Importance of Seat Position in Texas Holdem By Ashley Adams
We all know that position is important in holdem poker, in fact, in all forms of poker. But itís especially important in Texas Holdem, Omaha, Draw and other games where oneís position remains the same for the entire hand. But few players have given a lot of thought to all of the reasons position is important.
We learned in an earlier no limit holdem article that it is important to have some distraction in between hands, to keep yourself from playing when you are impatient and eager for action. The flip side of that poker coin is that you need to be laser-focused when your money is actually at stake in a live hand that youíre playing. If it isnít, if youíre not completely focused during your play of a no limit poker hand, you can fail to detect information that may win you the pot.
My daughter (a poker player too) and I were talking earlier today. She said that she'd played a tournament the night before with a few friends. "Howíd you do?" I asked.
"I finished second," she said.
"Second?" I asked, knowing that she was highly skilled and usually beat her friends. "I had poker ADD, Daddy. And the winner didnít," she added.
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The Poker Players of Super System 2 By Paul McGuire
Doyle Brunson's Super System is arguably the most popular poker book ever written. The success of the first book could be attributed to the team of poker players that Doyle assembled to help him write the book. Each player shared his knowledge of a different game. One of my favorite things about Super System is that it's a comprehensive volume on strategies for different poker games, not just Texas Holdem.