Basic strategies to increase chances in poker
While playing the Texas Hold’em poker game; different people use different strategies in order to increase their chances of being successful. Some strategies turn out to be more risky as well as more rewarding, while some strategies are less risky and less rewarding. But, some strategies give favorable outcomes which are not familiar to most players:
- Check-Raise by the Same Multiple
Check-Raising is an action used in poker where a player declines to bet post-flop, which gives his/her opponent confidence to add more to the pot. The genuine player raises the bet dramatically to his advantage, leaving the opponent open-mouthed.
Even though Check-Raising is not a new man-oeuvre for most of the players, being wise while raising the pot by the same multiple in each street (Turn, River) is a lesser known strategy that reduces your chances of a drop. Raising to huge pots at a favorable Turn card and minimum raising on a critical River card will give off your betting pattern tells, which can be picked up by your opponents leaving you to a vulnerable situation. Hence, being smart by raising the pot by same multiple will increase your chances for staying the game by not giving clues on your cards to your opponents.
- Mastering Patience and observation
Exercising the skill of patience is really important in the process of mastering poker. Being patient and keen observation are the main strategies to pickup “Poker Tells”. Being patient and striking hard at the perfect moment after observing opponent’s mood, playing style and hand will definitely increase your chances of winning a hand.
- Staying Fit for the game Mentally and Physically
To make clear and effective decisions in poker, the player must be physically fit. Sitting through 12+ hour tournaments is nothing new in the field of poker, to perfect mental perseverance and endurance; players are advised to follow particular diets suitable for their physique.
- The Heed
Most importantly, winning a game like poker is situational. However, being ready with your skills and experiences to face any situation will give you an edge at the game over other players. As long as a player delivers all his attention into the game , the chances of him/her winning should be much better than most of the players, no matter what the flop brings.