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Texas Hold’em – Basic Skills, Strategies and Techniques to Win More at Texas Hold’em Poker

Learning to play Texas Hold’em poker is a very difficult task, if you are a beginner. It has a lot of rules and strategies that are not very easy to understand. But once you know them, you will save a lot of money and become a better player.

In this article, let me share with you some basic skills, strategies and techniques to win more at Texas Hold’em poker.

  1. Bluffing and analyzing the cards: Do not bluff unless you have a very strong hand. If you bluff, other players will figure out your hand. For example, if you have 5 clubs and the flop is 7 clubs, 10 clubs, 5 spades, you are in a very strong position. Bet big and try to take the pot down in 3-5 moves.
  2. Predictors and super-professionals: When you see the pre-flop raises from a pro, make sure you look at the hands he is holding. He may have a monster or he might be setting a trap with a very strong hand. If you are not sure, take a free card or two and analyze his actions again and decide if you should risk your money in the pot.
  3. Loose – aggressive play: Many people think that Texas Hold’em is the best game for being a loose – aggressive player. It is a fact that this is the best strategy for your average poker player. The most important thing to be learned when becoming a loose-aggressive player is to determine a budget for your bluffs and an exit strategy once the bluff has been identified.
  4. Tight- passive play: Tight players are very selective on the starting hands they play. They will wait for their perfect hand or at least he will double up a lot before raising. When he does play a hand, it will be most likely that the tight-aggressive player will be in the majority of pots. Look for opportunity, and if the opportunity is there, place a large bet, and he may fold.
  5. Take advantage of your position at the table: If you have a position and no one enters the pot in front of you, then you can raise with a wider range of hands. This technique is more effective when you are in the blinds and early positions.
  6. When you see opportunity, attack: Loose players make money by taking advantage of other players. Even if you have odds against you, if you make a loose raise you will almost always get a call. On the flip side, if you see nobody enter the pot and you have a monster, a simple bet here is risking a few chips to take down the pot.
  7. Bet when you have a good hand: Loose players are prone to missing the flop, making it a bit of a gamble. When they do make their hand, they will either bet to hard or remove the odds by continuing to call. If you are in the blinds and early positions, you can tell when they are on a flush or straight draw and simply bet out. In late positions, you can’t tell with any certainty what they have, but you can take down the pot if you hold a decent hand.
  8. Do not bluff: People love to bluff and players can often be lured into a false sense of security. When playing loose, you can however take advantage of the trust level players have towards their hands, and as a rule of thumb, if you have a good hand you will most likely get paid off.
  9. Multi-table players: Many online poker rooms support multi-table play. When playing tight, you are better off playing with other tight players at other tables. Take advantage of the loose players at the lower tables to build your chip stack. Don’t be tempted to play loose and you will see your bankroll grow faster.
  10. hesitate to call: hesitating to call is a common NL freshman mistake. You need to be aggressive, sure, but be confident. If a flop of 5, 6, 7, J, K and Q falls on the river, the K10 you would have showed up with should have been the winner.
  11. playing far too many hands: The number 11 is a bad luck number. The average NL player will play far too many starting hands as compared to the other players. Cut that number down and you will be sure to be in profit.
  12. Never pursue reload bonuses: Playing with reload bonuses is a good idea, if only to get more money to play, but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s profitable. There’s nothing worse than losing a reload bonus to a machine which patterns your play!

How to Quit Your Job With Sports Betting

Do you want to quit your job and discover a better life? Sports betting could very well be the answer. Many people have used it to do just that. In fact, there have been numerous people who have not only quit their jobs, but also become quite wealthy through sports gambling.

If you want to make the big money in sports betting, you cannot go rushing in blindly. You have to first know what your strategy is going to be. I am the type of person who does not like to waste my time. I like things to be a certain way and I usually get things I want at a certain time. Therefore, I usually like to perfect my system until it is really a no-brainer. In a sense, you could say I have a pretty good innate ability for picking winners.

In this article, I will tell you 2 things you could do to have a crack at betting your next NFL game. These things are not magic formulas that will make you a winner. However, if you believe in them, you might want to give them a try, especially since their might be dozens of other people out there who are using them.

Handicapping the NFL

If you are at all a regular watching of the NFL, you may have a chance of handicapping some of the games. Do not, I repeat, do not bet based on your emotions. Your emotions will get you nowhere. I say this because a variety of emotions have the ability to influence your betting. There is the good kind of excitement that rivals the Super Bowl. There is also the kind of anger you might have if you really overate a team. There are many different emotions that could influence your betting, just like heart rate and caffeine.

If you are going to bet on football, you might as well do it right. The first thing you need to do is handicap the teams. Too many people that bet on football make the mistake of betting based on their gut instinct. This is a terrible betting formula. Your gut feeling might win you a bet or it might leave you with some very bad numbers.

Instead of betting based on your gut instinct, you need to look at the numbers. Okay, this might sound like shooting in the dark, but you are going to need to see the numbers and odds. You are going to need to know what an odds table looks like. You need to know what a point spread looks like and what it means. You need to know how to read the money line if it is real money or not.

Sure, you may be able to get a quick read of a Vegas sports book by looking at the numbers on the props, but you are going to need to see them for yourself if you are interested in the long run. Furthermore, you are going to need to hang around the longer lines if you are looking to get a fair line spread.

These are the simple steps to getting a great grasp on football betting. It will take you a little bit of time but the results are worth it.

  1. Look at the Vegas sports book and look at the numbers they have. Be sure to check the odds and take a few moments to think about them and understand them. Be sure to memorize them and understand what they mean.
  2. Now that you have taken a few moments to think, see the odds that they have and actually consider them. See if you can internalize them and bet them into your own football betting.
  3. Now that you have both the Hilton and the Sportsbook numbers, play them and see if you come out ahead.
  4. Find out how much better off you are by betting the spread.
  5. Quit while you are ahead and while you are betting the point spread.

If you win, be sure to check the point spread print screen on a sportsbook to see if you won.