General strategy discussion.

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General strategy for new players

Postby Honte1990 » Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:37 pm

Pay attentionWatch who's playing in an aggressive or loose way and who's playing tight, try to play the loose players and avoid the tight players, unless you've got a strong hand.
Watch the chips Always be aware of everyone's chip count. Know who has more chips than you and play more carefully against them - a mistake could knock you out. It's usually better to play pots with players who have fewer chips than you do.

No match If your cards don't match any of the community cards, throw your hand away when someone else bets.
Ace in the hand Don't play every time you have an ace in your hand. However, play an ace if it's accompanied by a card of the same suit or by a 10 or higher or in some cases 7 or higher.
Hands to stay with before the flop Play with pairs (7-7, 9-9), two face cards (K-Q, Q-J), or hands that can make both a straight and a flush (8-9, 6-7 of the same suit). Be patient and fold other hands, unless you're in the blind.
Good hand? Bet strong In no-limit Texas Hold'em, players can bet all of their chips at any time, so bet aggressively when you have a good hand.
Watch and wait Play fewer hands when you're one of the first players to act, because you'll be 'out of position' and vulnerable to raises from the remaining players.
Call their bluff If someone raises in a late position (near or on the button), re-raise them a good amount if you are on the blind. Chances are, they don't have a big hand and they're just trying to steal your blinds. (This style of play, known as going 'over the top', is probably the strongest play one can make in no-limit Texas Hold'em.)
Be patient The biggest mistake most players make is to act too quickly. When you're making an important decision pause to think about how the betting has gone and what your opponent might have. Take your time.
                         REMEMBER FREEROLL ARE 3  TO 4 HOURS  SO TAKE YOUR TIME :wink:
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Postby Dientiong » Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:20 pm

Very good post Park, I think there is some good info in there.  

I'm going to move this over to the General Strategy board.
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Postby Shenduch85 » Sat May 06, 2006 8:04 am

do you agree with going all in before the flop with AA
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Postby Artimithe1987 » Sat May 06, 2006 3:28 pm

I dont think you should go all in with AA unless someone puts you all in, you should never risk all your chips without seeing the flop. Thats my own opinion tho

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