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What's the best strategy to use in Texas Hold'em? :)

  1. lrohner profile image81
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    What's the best strategy to use in Texas Hold'em? smile

  2. Joe Cleveland profile image55
    Joe Clevelandposted 7 years ago

    That's a very open question, which depends on what kind of game you're playing in, and your own skill level.  But in general, I'd say to be very patient and fold all but prevmium hands.  Once you get into a situation where you know that you have the best hand, get as much money in the pot as possible, either by betting, or by checking and letting your opponent bet.  You want to avoid getting into big pots with marginal hands, which leads to difficult and often expensive decisions.

  3. Powerful Pierre profile image80
    Powerful Pierreposted 7 years ago

    I would have to say  wear sunglasses making your eyes harder to read helps, watch  the cards carefully and do not be afraid to bluff like hell or raise higher than anyone else at the table. THis works forme but truthfully  I'm nocard shark, just a novice. I 'd rather watch it on Cable tv where it ain't my money being burned, and I get to second guess others all the time. So good luck at the tables and watch for the river. ALSO Mark Knowles has a Hub on it too so I suggest you check it out before playing and checking too. Take care

  4. cybersleuth profile image60
    cybersleuthposted 7 years ago

    I agree with Joe. Since your objective in a poker tournament is to accumulate chips and not action, you have to be very patient and play the premium hands. By playing too many hands, you will erode your chips and soon be out of the tournament. What you want to do is go up against loose players and double your stack periodically so that you can get farther into the tournament. I hope this can be of some help! Take Care!

  5. pennyauctionviewe profile image76
    pennyauctionvieweposted 7 years ago

    That is a hard question as each great poker player variates their strategy. Phil Ivy is an aggressive player. Jennifer Harmen is tight. I think you need to figure out who you are playing against and then decide whether you will be loose of tight. If your opponents are tight, play loose. If they are loose, play tight.

  6. nocreditneeded profile image61
    nocreditneededposted 7 years ago

    The best strategy is a tight aggressive strategy. "Tight" refers to how many hands you play. Players are categorized as either "loose" or "tight." Loose players play a lot of hands, while tight players are selective about which hands they play. Becoming a tighter player is as simple as folding more hands. You should only play about 15% of the hands you get preflop, and you should probably fold at least 50% of those hands on the flop. (Assuming you're playing in a full ring game.

    "Aggressive" refers to how often you raise or bet as compared to just calling or checking. An "aggressive" player is usually betting or raising, which increases her chances of winning a pot when everyone folds. And if a player is both tight AND aggressive, then she has a good chance of winning even if it goes to a showdown. The opposite of an "aggressive" player is a "passive" player. Passive players call bets without raising, or they check and then call when someone else bets.

    The best strategy is tight aggressive. The worst strategy is loose passive. Hope that helps.

  7. crankalicious profile image93
    crankaliciousposted 6 years ago

    This question depends entirely on what kind of game you're talking about. Are you online? Tournaments or ring game? Home game?

    All are very different. I've written a hub on home game poker if you're interested in that.

  8. manthy profile image76
    manthyposted 6 years ago

    The best strategy is to do exactly the opposite of what the other players are doing at the table, if they are playing loose you play tight.
    If they are playing real tight then you can raise & steal until someone gets wise to what you are doing.