As you begin to learn the game, in order to increase your
odds of winning each time you set down to play, you’ll need
to learn some basic Texas Hold’em strategy. It’s been
proven time after time, that those who have a plan to reach
their goals, in business, at play, or in any area of life,
accomplish more than those without a plan. Think of
learning the basic Texas Hold’em strategy as your plan of
action to beat the other players at the table.
After you get a bit of experience playing the game, and you
are solid on the basic rules, it’s time to begin to develop
your Texas Hold’em strategy. Most players just learning
the game online start out playing the low limit Texas
Hold’em. This is probably the most difficult type to
establish a consistent winning pattern.
You’ll need to think of playing the low limit as a form of
training or a place to improve your Texas Hold’em strategy.
As you play online, remember that most of the other players
in the low limit game are beginning, just like you. That’s
not to say they aren’t more accomplished players offline
who are online or on a particular site for the first time.
Either way, you simply need to concentrate on developing
your Texas Hold’em strategy.
The evaluation of your starting hand and your position or
where you are in the bid line-up is a good place to begin
to evaluate Texas Hold’em strategy. Obviously, a portion
of the strategy is to try to determine how your hand with
the flop stands up against those betting against you. If
you’re the last person to bet, you can possibly have a
loose bet depending on how those before you have placed
The way they have placed their bets can give you a good
indication of their hand that is if you’re really
concentrating and focusing on the players and the bets they
make. This gives you more info to help you decide how to
play your hand.
Next comes the bluffing portion of Texas strategy. This
can be complicated. Typically, players with a mid-line
good hand might attempt to bluff. By being strong in
understanding what hand beast what, you can more
effectively decide whether to attempt to bluff or not.
This Texas hold’em strategy can sometime payoff with big
rewards. Of course as with all betting it can also do the
reverse. If you decide to bluff, be sure to calculate your
position, your funds, and focus more on exactly what you’re
willing to lose rather than solely on what you might win.
Taking the time to learn Texas Hold'em strategy is well
worth the efforts, especially if you plan to play a lot.
Having a Texas hold'em strategy, knowing you won because
of your strategy is a very rewarding and exciting feeling.
Lots of luck and have fun!
About The Author
David Olsen has been writing about online casinos and casino strategy for over five years and is considered an authority in the online gambling world. His latest website, Play Video Poker, is all about video Poker with special attention paid to Online Poker. Visit His site to learn more http://www.playvideopoker.us. Mr. Olsen works from home and is married with one young son.
This article was posted on November 27, 2005