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Subject: Poker Strategy Tips
Category: Sports and Recreation > Games
Asked by: helpmeout32-ga
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Posted: 01 Dec 2005 09:06 PST
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Question ID: 600055

I would like help in finding at least 10 unique and unusual poker
strategy/playing tips.  These tips should be helpful at improving a
player's gameplay as well as being interesting to read.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Poker Strategy Tips
From: charliebabbage-ga on 01 Dec 2005 12:45 PST
Any tips fond on the www will not exactly be 'unique'!
Subject: Re: Poker Strategy Tips
From: chicagobrain-ga on 02 Dec 2005 12:58 PST
Here are 10 Unique and Unusual Poker Strategies/Tips
that have never been published before. Don't know
if they'll improve your game (don't know how well
you play), but I suspect they'll make for interesting reading.

1. No Fold'em Hold'em Strategy:
Never, ever fold your cards. 
See every hand to the river.
Great for playing limit poker.

2. Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe:
Pick a hand, any hand. Go all in! Do this once
every 15 hands or so.

3. What time is it?
When you want to play a hand, look at your watch.
If the second hand is between 1-15. Call the blinds.
If it's between 15-30, double the blinds.
If it's between 30-45, triple the blinds.
45-59, bet four times the blinds.
If it's exactly on the hour (0), all in!

4. Raise? Sure, I'm in.
Fold every hand unless someone raises. Then, reraise
the player and try to bad beat him. Great for 
tournaments agains the pros.

5. How low can you go?
Everyone plays big slick, but how many times
does it come up on the flop? Play only low cards-
after all, there are more of them then face 
cards. Anything higher than 10s, you fold.
7,2 is an awesome hand to play.

6. But they're suited!
Got two cards of the same suit? Raise that pot.
Any 2 suited cards gives you a 3% advantage
over the average hand. When 2 card of your
suit hits the flop, ALL IN!

7. Connection inspection.
Nothing beats two cards that are connected.
7,8/ 8,9/ 9.10 - all awesome hands.
JT is pretty cool too. Fold anything that's
not connected unless it's AA, KK or QQ.
Works great in ring games.

8. Limp with the big boys.
Everyone raises with a solid starting hand,
why not keep them guessing? Limp in with
AA when you're under the gun. Let some
other fool go all in and then call him.
That'll show them to disrespect your call.

9. Pound the weakling.
Remember in the schoolyard when everyone
would pick on the 98-pound weakling?
Find the guy at your table to make your
b***h and raise and re-raise everytime
he's in a hand. If you have to, go all 
in. You'll get his chips and the others at
the table will think you're cool.

10. A is for all in!
Whenever you get an Ace, go all in.
Don't worry about your other card,
go all in with any ace. If it's an ace
with a jack, yell "BlackJack" before
you go all in.

Hope these help. If not, I'd recommend
reading Harrington's book -
it's great for seeing inside the mind of
a great professional player.
Subject: Re: Poker Strategy Tips
From: maxtheman-ga on 09 Dec 2005 17:20 PST
the super system 2 has 23 tips form mike carro in the front of the
book there good tips and very fun to read
Subject: Re: Poker Strategy Tips
From: grosnombril-ga on 14 Dec 2005 13:57 PST
Let me say:

1. I never read a book on poker strategy.
2. I played poker for about 2 weeks. 
3. Using these basic rules I usually get a return between 120 and 150%
of my betting (on $5 tables).

1. Avoid the donkeys
- Do not play the pennies tables. The players there will just call
anything and the luck factor is too high.

2. Playing Forest.... Gump.
- Make a dumb move every 20 hands and make sure people see your cards.

3. Small pocket pairs
- Value the pocket pairs. Yet the odds to get 3 of a kind are low but
they always give you a great opportunity to go allin and make it big
(more than 8 times the antes).

4. Rule of the jungle
- When a player is low and it is about to get into the money in a
tournament make a big raise to take the pot (when you are leading in
chips), most of the time they won't risk to miss the money even to
double a low stack.

5. Bad cards... don't worry
- When there are possibilities for a flush or a straight and everybody
has been checking so far to the river, raise to 20% of your pot. You
should get fine 80% of the time.

6, Last man standing
- When you call last and everybody checked on the river, raised by
twice the antes.

7. Terminator
- If you are on a stretch of good hands and you get crappy cards, at
least call the flop (unless someone made a big raise), this will
prevent the ability of your opponents to tell for sure when you have a
good hand.

8. Tiger woods
- Go for the color, you will not always win these pots but they will
generally be bigger and more rewarding.

9. Conservative
- If you fold at least 7 or 8 hands in a row, play the next one
aggressively, people will perceive you as a passive player who must
have a great hand.

10. Protector
- If you have a high pair (the highest possible besides poket pairs),
raise enough to prevent people to call and increase their odds to make
the color.


Play very conservative with your 3 of a kind, let the other players
commit to the pot, then go allin
Subject: Re: Poker Strategy Tips
From: moses231-ga on 15 Dec 2005 04:53 PST
try this tips:

1)  Playing too many hands

Most beginners play way too many starting hands, in fact top players
typically play between 20-30% of their starting hands. Concentrate on
higher value starting hands and help remove the luck element of the


2)  Know when to hold?em, and know when to fold?em 

Learn how to fold a hand, and don?t be a calling machine. Many
beginners keep betting regardless of the board or what their
opponent?s actions are suggesting. Top players frequently say it?s the
hands you can lay down that are often the key to profitable play.

3)  Choose less skillful opponents 

...if you want to win money. Sounds fairly obvious, but you should
play at betting limits where you can beat the majority of players.
Move down in limits if you are having difficulties winning money. In
poker, always leave your ego at the door.

4)  Watch your opponents habits 

Especially when you aren?t in a hand. The best time to study is when
you aren?t emotionally invested in the hand, and you can make more
prudent observations. Watch how opponents bet, and how much they bet,
in what position are they betting. Learning how your opponents play is

5)  Betting to gain knowledge 

Betting is not always because you have the best hand. Top players use
various betting techniques to try to gain information. For example, a
defensive bet is one that you can use early on to avoid calling a
bigger future bet. A re-raise may be used to probe the credibility of
your opponent?s hand.

6)  Learn to put your opponents on a hand 

Once you have mastered Tips #4 &5, it is time to put your knowledge to
work. Try putting yourself in your opponents shoes, and learn to put
them on a hand. Ask questions like ?Why did he re-raise me that
amount??, and ?Why did he only call in the previous betting round??,
?Maybe because he only called me, he has a kicker problem??

7)    Learn how to bluff and semi-bluff the right times against the right players, and at the right
frequency. Bluffing is often a misunderstood concept, and much to many
beginner?s dismay most pros use bluffs quite sparingly. A bluff can be
very effective when used rarely, and where there is a seemingly low
risk of being called by your opponent.

8)  Changing Gears

Unpredictability can be good. Most pros can figure out a really loose
player by waiting for the nuts and being patient. However, an even
easier opponent is a tight player or ?rock?, who plays only the Group
1 type hands. You need to change your game up, and let them see that
you can run bluffs, and can play some lower value starting hands.
These changes should be subtle and shouldn?t dramatically affect the
flop rate we mentioned in Tip #1

9) Understand player position 

...and how it is critical. Not only is it important to play strong
hands, it is even more important in what position you play them. For
example, the ideal position is the Button (the Dealer), as you are
last to act, and have the advantage of watching all of the betting
action before you need to make a decision. eg. If the action before
you consists of a bet, a raise, and a re-raise, and you hold a pair of
Tens, you might think that folding is the right decision.

10) Read books and take notes 

Players can always learn more if they want to be a better poker
player. Keep notes on what works and doesn?t work for you, and
eventually you will come up with a style of play that works uniquely
for you and improves your game. Please see our list of Top Poker Books
if you want to see some good selections
Subject: Re: Poker Strategy Tips
From: greatergood-ga on 07 Jan 2006 15:41 PST
Here are some Poker Strategy Tips from:

You must have developed a great betting strategy playing the regular
limit, no-limit and pot-limit games. Now let's see some other methods
of betting involved mainly in private games. I will just cover a few
for example Set limit, Straddle method, Freeze out and Running out of
money. So let's discuss each of them. These methods bring in a lot of
excitement and fun when playing private games.

Set limit:
Here players agree to a minimum and maximum bet where there is enough
opportunity for them to make good raises. It is important because if
you raise a decent amount of chips then you might force other players
into folding. Also there is an agreement on a minimum ante by every
player before the cards are dealt, so, there is some money in the pot
before you start playing. To stay in the game each player must bet an
amount equal to the previous player or raise the stakes up to the
maximum as agreed before the play.

Straddle Method:
Here first a player bets an ante and the next player doubles the bet
called straddle before the cards are dealt. Now the third player can
either fold or double the straddle depending on his cards. The betting
continues and each player must bet at least the same amount as the
previous player. Here showdown occurs when no one else raises or the
maximum bet is reached as agreed before the play.

Freeze Out:
Here the betting is same as in regular games but with few exceptions.
Betting is arranged using an agreed method and the objective is for
one player to win all the chips. When a player runs out of chips,
there is an immediate showdown and the player with the best hand wins
the pot. Games like these are already marked as Freeze out

Running out of money:
Again the betting here is same as in regular games but with few
exceptions. If a player runs out of money during the game a second pot
is opened by the remaining players. Now that player has to wait until
one player remains or there is a showdown. If one player remains then
he definitely wins the second pot or else a player with the highest
hand wins the pot. Now the hand that won the second pot is compared to
that of the player who ran out of money. The player with the best hand
wins the first or original pot.

Read, Work Math Skills, and Think:
Read and study books directly related to poker and also ones that have
not been written specifically on poker, but still might help your
poker game. Books such as memory improvement, improving concentration,
and psychology. Of course not all poker books have a lot of great
information, but I have gotten my moneys worth out of almost all of
them. A lot of the poker literature out there contains a lot of the
same concepts, but is often presented in different ways. For me just
being able to look at an old thing in a new way helps me to grasp
something a little bit better sometimes. Maybe the writer will present
something a certain way to enable you to more completely grasp the
subject so for this reason, I suggest that if you plan to take poker
seriously you should read a lot of the available books. Think about
what has just happened after a hand or after the session is over. Take
some time to reflect on plays that you have made and plays that others
have made. Think about the hands you lost on and mistakes that you
seen others make and things that they might have done well.

Learn From Others:
If you watch closely you might be able to pick up something from
another player that you would like to use in your own game. In my
earlier days I remember watching a player do this specific move that I
had never seen anyone do before and this one thing alone helped out my
poker game a lot. Watch for the common things that make people lose in
your poker game. When you see A5 lose to an ace with a bigger kicker
nearly everytime you see it showdown when there has been heavy
raising, remember how everything took place and compare it to similar
situations you have observed. Remember what types of hands are losing
a large majority of the time and in what situations that you might be
able to identify later.

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