Online Poker Strategy That Works For Any Player by Niki Antonio
... Hands like A-A, K-K, Q-Q, and alike, are considered to be the best starting hands in poker. Meaning that if youíre playing only these kind of hands, you will make money at the end of the day. However, many newbie players are not patient to wait for these cards to come, therefore they are playing garbage hands that only empty their bankroll. So next time you sit in an online poker room, choose a room that is full of loose players who will unconsciously give you their money.
Poker Calculators and The Slansky Group Hand Rankings by Marty Smith
... Originally described in the classic book, "Hold'em Poker for Advanced Players", Slansky rated all the starting hands and put them in groups according to their similar win rate. By clustering hands based on win rate and strength, itís easier to keep track of basic betting strategies associated with each individual hand. For example, in Slansky Group 3 hands you will find 99, AQ, ATs, and JTs among others. The best cluster though is Slanskyís Group One which includes AA, AKs, KK, QQ, and JJ.
Texas Holdem Poker Tournament Strategy - Starting Hands by Rick Braddy
... Deciding which starting hands to play begins by accounting for several factors: * Starting Hand "groups" (Sklansky made some good suggestions in his classic "Theory of Poker" book by David Sklansky) * Your table position * Number of players at the table * Chip position Sklansky originally proposed some Texas Holdem poker starting hand groups, which turned out to be very useful as general guidelines. Below you'll find a "modified" (enhanced) version of the Sklansky starting hands table.
The Psychology of Poker Calculators by Marty Smith
... Sometimes it is hard to look at hands and lay them down. But itís much easier to fold when your online poker calculator is flashing bright bold warning colors at you, reminding you how much ĖEV your hand has. This is especially crucial when you have just won or lost a hand or two previously, because at that point itís much more likely you will play your current hand as a result of previous hands. You may recognize that description as being on tilt.
Poker Calculators and Do You Suffer From the Top Pair Syndrome? by Marty Smith
... Some players take that aggression to the poker table and feel that since they had the best starting hand, it is only right that it deserves to win the pot. Let me tell you this if you donít already know, the flop gives the whole world a new look and can render any hand useless. ANY HAND! But forcing your will with over-cards to a made hand is lunatic fringe. Finally, many internet players truly misjudge the strength of their hands, frequently overplaying such holdings as JQs, KQs, A10, AJ, ...
Secrets of Texas Hold 'Em by Mila Man
... But remember, play only with good hands. After you have learned to play well you can start learning to bluff time to time but bluffing is another story to tell so I'm not talking about it now because it requires skills also. Good hole cards are starting from 8 or better. Fold everything else even if they suit. It is just not worth playing those cards. Exception: you have A and something else (under 8), then check or call but if you have K and the other card is below 8 then throw them away ...
Pot Odds: When To Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is by Johnny Profit
... Pot odds can help you to win hands you normally would have folded or in the perfect dichotomy fold hands that you are not going to make a sufficient profit. Take for example you are in a hand where you hold medium pair with a fairly strong kicker. Lets say you have Jack Ten and the community is 8 4 10 2 K, you are in the hand with two other people. You have invested 50 dollars and the pot is 175. The final bet on the river made by the first position is 30 dollars and this forces the second ...
Poker Ė Calculating Your Odds by Fawzia Awwad
... Todayís poker calculators allow players to determine playing odds in real time, and some software applications are so advanced that they will provide the player with hand ranking information, and the Outs (cards left in the deck that can actually make the current hand better than it is). Further, some software allows a player to preset the calculator to settings that indicate the type of player they are: conservative (less risky playing) or aggressive (risky playing).