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Poker Tips for Beginners

June 12, 2009

Poker Tips for Beginners:

Poker is a game of skill. It requires a thorough knowledge of the game and some talent. There should be some basic poker rules that should be kept in mind before joining a table. These poker tips will help to improve your game and become a better poker player.

Learn the Poker Terminology – To play any game, one must be thoroughly conversant with its rules and terminology.  Find an online poker glossary and study the poker terms. You must understand the difference between a big blind and a little blind, raising and folding, a straight and a flush before you decide to play. It is also essential that you are completely focused on the game. You should know when to fold and when to bet.

Learn the Poker Variations – Poker has more variations than any other card game. Many poker sites allow you to practice for free Try out a few so that you know which one is best for you.

Understand your Opponents – Try to understand the mindset of your opponents. Observe their behavior during different situations at play. Study the expressions on their faces to guess what they have in their hands. Change your tactics and confuse your opponents; avoid being predictable. If you are playing online concentrate on calculating the poker odds and probabilities, and plan your poker strategy accordingly.

Play smart – Learn from your mistakes and use strategy in your game.  Manage your money wisely. Don’t gamble with money that you can’t afford to lose. If you must quit then do it.

Most importantly, enjoy playing the game. If you do not enjoy the game it is a waste of all your efforts!!!