Consistently winning at TEXAS HOLD’EM POKER is all about exploiting other players’ tendencies.
Your cards are only as good as your USE of them, since, given enough time, everybody gets dealt the same hands.
You must study your opponents and use the information to devise strategies for beating them. Luck controls the outcome of any individual hand, but your long-term results depend entirely on your abilities as a poker player.
If you are a beginning poker player or you’ve beaten the micro limits online and want to take it to the next level, you will find plenty of useful advice here.
Some of the information I present is already spread around, scattered through online poker forums, but the field of poker tracking software tools is so new that not a single published book covers the details of HUD statistics.
For the sake of completeness, I also include my thoughts and experience using the two leading Poker Analytics programs.
Coming up soon is a classic section on Poker Bankroll Management because short-term variation is always underestimated by new players.
I will also write an article on a successful Poker Tournament Strategy as it requires quite a different approach from cash games.
Your comments and suggestions are much appreciated.
For years, the game known as Texas Hold’em was just one of many options for card players, but it had nowhere near the following of Seven-Card Stud.
That all changed in 2003, when an online player named Chris Moneymaker qualified for the World Series of Poker Main Event via a satellite tournament and walked away with more than a million dollars.
The following year, another Internet player named Greg Raymer did the same.