Tips and tricks, how to win at poker (Texas Hold’em)

STARTING HANDS
AA, KK, QQ, AK and AK and AQ suited.
They are the strongest hands.

With these hands the bet (raise) should increase from any position, still to all-in.

JJ, 10-10, AQ, AJ, A-10, KJ, K-10
They are strong hands.

Bet may increase depending on the position in the table, if no one has increased before. If someone has greatly increased, you should consider to leave the hand.

Suited connectors, middle and lower pairs
If you see a cheap flop, do not retreat (call), but if anyone has upped too much, the best to do is to withdraw.

Other hands
Normally you should withdraw, unless you want to bluff or in case it is free (big blind and nobody has increased). A good probability calculator of initial hands in searchforpokercalculator(externallink).

POSITIONS ON THE TABLE
There are different positions in the poker table.

Generally, they are: early position, middle position and late position.

Early positions
They must play before most of his opponents and this is not nice. Overall, players in early positions should avoid playing marginal hands and should play only superior hands.

Midde positions
They have information of the early position players and their strategy must be something in between early and late positions.

Late positions
They are the best positions.

OUTS AND ODDS
It is important to calculate the out and the beating probability of the hand you have. The outs (serving cards) are the cards that improve your hand. For example, if you have 7,8,9,10 after the flop and want a “straight”, there are 4 of 6 and 4 of J for “straight”. There are 8 outs.

A fast and easy way to count the odds
With just 2 cards (after the flop): x4 =% outs

When one card is missing. (After a turn or after you get the desired card in the turn): x2 +1 =% outs

Should I pay or not?
For example. Your opponent moves all in after the flop and you have AA, you have a color project and 2 cards are lacked. You have 9 outs and 9×4 is 36%. Now, you should know if you should pay or not.

Calculate how many times the probability fits in 100. 36% fits approximately 3 times (100/36 = aprox. 3:1).
Discount 1 from 3, 2. If the pot has 2 times more money that the amount that costs to you, you should pay for it, and if not, you should refuse.