Hold’em/Omaha Games – Poker

Hold’em/Omaha Games

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PokerStars offers ‘Hold’em/Omaha’ games that are a rotation of two games:

No Limit Hold’em

Pot Limit Omaha

Hold’em Omaha

Playing Hold’em/Omaha

Hold’em/Omaha is performed as you ‘round’ of every of their component games. It starts without any Limit Hold’em then switches to Pot Limit Omaha, playing each in rotation. A ‘round’ could be either six or nine hands, with respect to the quantity of seats while dining. You are able to tell which game has been worked by searching at the very top border on the table window. Hold’em/Omaha tables are an easy way to create variety for your poker play without needing to switch tables.

If you’re not acquainted with the specific rules of all these games, check out the web pages for every by clicking the hyperlinks above.

You’ll find Hold’em/Omaha ring games within the PokerStars lobby by clicking ‘Other’ > ‘Mixed Games’ > ‘Hold’em/Omaha’.

We offer scheduled multi-table competitions and Sit & Go’s within this mixed game format, which may be easily situated while using ‘Hold’em/Omaha’ filters within their particular lobbies. In some instances, the overall game is going to be performed as a mixture of Pot Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha. Book the tournament lobby for particulars.

Blackjack Secrets – Course 5 PART

 

If you are new to the game of Blackjack, it’s worth looking at the visual

 

instructions for a re-cap.  Simply click on the image below to be re-directed

to the web based video. You will need to have your sound turned on.

 

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Because Blackjack has an element of player choice, players can reduce casino

 

advantage by playing optimally. The complete set of optimal plays is known

as basic strategy. There are slight variations depending on the house rules

and number of decks.

 

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Shuffle tracking

 

Techniques other than card counting can swing the advantage of casino

Blackjack towards the player. All such techniques are based on the value of

the cards to the player and the casino, as originally conceived by Edward O.

Thorp.

One technique, mainly applicable in multi-deck games, involves tracking

groups of cards (aka slugs, clumps, packs) during the play of the shoe,

following them through the shuffle and then playing and betting accordingly

when those cards come into play from the new shoe.

This technique, which is admittedly much more difficult than straight card

counting and requires excellent eyesight and powers of visual estimation, has

the additional benefit of fooling the casino people who are monitoring the

player’s actions and the count, since the shuffle tracker could be, at times,

betting and/or playing opposite to how a straightforward card counter would.

Arnold Snyder’s articles in Blackjack Forum magazine brought shuffle tracking

to the general public. His book, The Shuffle Tracker’s Cookbook,

mathematically analyzed the player edge available from shuffle tracking

based on the actual size of the tracked slug.

Jerry L. Patterson also developed and published a shuffle-tracking method for

tracking favorable clumps of cards and cutting them into play and tracking

unfavorable clumps of cards and cutting them out of play.

Other legal methods of gaining a player advantage at Blackjack include a

wide variety of techniques for hole carding or gaining information about the

next card to be dealt.

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By now, you will have gained a good idea of playing Blackjack and developed

 

a strategy, but let’s take this a step further.

First of all, let’s just go over some of the basics in a little more detail:

House Advantage (aka House Edge)

As you know, the dealer must hit on 16 or below, and stand on 17 or above.

However, if the dealer goes above 21, he busts.

If your total is the same as the dealer, you don’t win or lose, so that’s a

‘Stand Off’. If your total is higher, you win, but if it’s lower, you lose.

The casino has a ‘House Advantage’ in order to generate a profit. This takes

the form of the player playing their hand before the dealer. In real terms, this

means that if you both go bust (over 21), the dealer still collects your money.

The chance of the dealer going bust is 28%. If you follow the dealer’s rules

of play, your chance of going bust is also 28%. So the chance of you both

going bust on the same hand is 7.84% (28% x 28%). This 7.84% is the

House Advantage.

However, for a natural Blackjack, you get paid 3-2 and the dealer receives

even money. In this case, the House Advantage drops to 5.9%. So, if you

gambled £100, you would expect to lose £5.90

Basic Strategy

You could take another card to reduce the chance of going bust to zero.

There are many times the dealer’s cards are likely to total 17-21. By taking

another card in this case increases your winning chances.

The Basic Strategy is designed to reduce the chances of you going bust.

Using the basic strategy for each card the dealer has and each total in your

hand, you will know what the best option is to take, be it Hit (H), Stand (S),

Double (D) or Split (Sp).

By using the rules of Basic Strategy, the House Advantage reduces to 0.5%,

so gambling £100, you would expect to lose £0.50.

The next page will show the basic strategy chart.

 

Texas Holdem Starting Hands

Texas Holdem Starting Hands

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Pre-Flop Starting Hands

Poker is prepared a lot simpler to by, limiting oneself to a sturdy set of beginning hands that you call to find the flop with from different positions. Only playing sturdy hands including AJ plus pocket pairs provides we a much better chance of hitting the flop plus whipping the additional players inside the hand. In truth, by throwing away junkie hands like 72 plus alternative unconnected suited hands, you are able to conserve the amount of chips we lose to the blinds.

The largest cardinal sin which unique poker players create inside the game is the fact that they play too countless hands from position. If you’re going to limp into the pot with 67 suited for illustration, than it’s ideal to do this whenever there are zero players left to act because this reduces the opportunity of somebody re-raising the pot behind we.

Asides from this, there are many additional factors, that could determine that beginning hands we call the blinds or raise with:


Holding Cards

The cards that you’re dealt are obviously going to affect you decision whether to play the hand or not. The top 5% of cards that you can be dealt are JJ+/AJ+. If you’re dealt one of these hands they you should, always raise or 3bet (re-raise) the pot pre-flop. In micro-stakes games it’s always best to get as many chips into the pot as possible with these hands. The other reason for raising pre-flop with JJ/AJ+ is because you need to fold all of the limpers around the table. If you slow-play these hands and only flat a pre-flop raise rather than re-raising it then you’ll end up giving players with marginal/suited hands pot odds to call to see the flop. This is the last thing that you want because when you have a premium starting hand, you don’t want to be outdrawn on the flop. The right amount to raise pre-flop is 4BBs+1BB for each limper. For example, if I have QQ in MP and there have been two callers behind me then I will raise my queens to 6BBs in total. If someone has open-raised infront of you then you need to re-raise it to 3x their opening raise. For example, if villain raises $5 then I’ll 3bet with AJ+/JJ+ to about $15. This is the right amount to bet because it extracts maximum value form lesser hands that will call such as A10, but it’s also not too much that forces weaker hands to fold.

The 2nd best group ,of hands to be dealt pre-flop are pocket pairs, broadway cards (JQ/KQ/JK) and suited connectors. Normally I like to call raises with these hands but occasionally I will open-raise or even 3bet them from LP and CO just to give me added equity in the pot. For example although mid-pocket pairs such as 77 are not necessarily brilliant hands they also have some equity for hitting a set on the flop. If you get called you will still have a good chance of winning the pot with a continuation bet. When you’re out of position in the hand i.e. first to act, then you cannot really afford to limp with these hands. This is especially true for full table ring games because there will be far too many players left to act behind you who could raise or steal the pot. If the table is weak then you can still afford to play these in early position, but generally I will limit myself to playing only premium hands from the blinds and UTG. In terms of my 3betting range I think this will vary from my position at the table. Normally I only 3bet for value with AJ+, however on passive tables and weak players on the blinds I think you can start 3betting with weaker hands like JQs or KQo. On looser tables these become more and more my 3bet bluffing hands and require folding to 4bets.

Marginal hands such ,as unsuited connectors and low pocket pairs are still ok pre-flop hands however because they are so easily beaten I do not recommend playing these from early position. Even when you set-mine with low pocket pairs (22-66) you still have to be careful of any better pocket pairs or overcards on the flop since this could have you dominated. Thus, a I prefer only limping with non-suited connectors such as 910o from MP and LP. You shouldn’t ever be raising these hands unless you’re bluffing.

Table Position

A lot of new players don’t full understand the concept of table position and how it affects the profitability of playing weaker hands. Basically, the earlier you have to act, the more, disadvantaged you will be in the hand. You will have the least information on the table (having to act before everyone else does) plus you will also be out of position in every future street. This makes bluffing much more difficult; as opponents can easily continuations bet or re-raise you from position. Late position and the cut-off is the best position in the hand. You can open up your pre-flop hand range to include marginal hands and semi-connectors such as 9J because you can limp in to see the pot cheaply. You can also raise and bluff boards when everybody has checked behind you which drastically increases your implied odds and fold equity.

Opponents Playing Styles

The weaker and tighter the table, the more hands you can play and open with pre-flop. For example, weak hands such as 67s suddenly become profitable to limp with from early position because ,there is a much lower chance of being re-raised by the opponents left to act. In contrast, loose tables in the high stakes games often contain a lot of pre-flop action and shoving. This makes weaker cards harder to play out of position. It also means you’ll have to relinquish missed flops against aggression, so in general you should tighten up your starting hand range on loose tables. You can generally tell if a table is loose by a high average flop percentage and pot size figure in the poker room loby.

Your Table Image

If you’re perceived as a rock at the table and you have been sitting out most of the time, then when you do decide to raise or bluff a hand it will get a lot more respect from the players, around you. With a tight table image you should be more willing to bluff hands such as 910 pre-flop because a lot of the time you will win the pot straight away. On the other hand, if you’ve viewed as a reckless player then you should tighten up and not bother bluffing weaker hands since you’ll get called or re-raised too often. The upside to having a loose table image however is that when you do get dealt a strong hand you will get a lot of calling equity from weaker hands who don’t give you cedit.

Allowing free cards in no limit Texas hold’em

Allowing free cards in no limit Texas hold’em

Allowing free cards in no limit Texas hold’em

The concept of “free cards” in poker first came to the fore many years ago in limit hold’em. In this form of poker then the number of pots that you won was a key requirement in whether or not you had a winning session. Checking with the current best hand on the flop or the turn when a bet or raise could have won you the pot and then being outdrawn is a disaster in limit hold’em. If you check and allow your opponent to see the next round of play without having to invest any more money is said to be allowing them “free cards”.

Just as important in no limit Texas hold’em

However in games like no limit Texas hold’em then free cards are another important aspect of the game as well but for a totally different reason. In this form of poker then it is often a good idea to allow free cards because of the presence of pot escalation. Let us say that you have a hand like Qd-5d and raise before the flop to 3.5bb from position.

The big blind calls you and the flop comes Qs-10s-7h and they check to you. A continuation bet of 6bb gets called by your opponent making the pot around 19bb on the flop. The turn card is the 8h and your opponent checks again.

Are you ahead or behind?

The pot is already 19bb and another bet on the turn would have to be at least 10bb to deny your opponent the correct odds to draw to a straight or a flush. However you raised pre-flop and then bet the flop and your opponent called you both times.

This indicates that they have some sort of hand. If you are ahead then you are likely only marginally ahead but if you are losing then another bet and call will swell the pot to around 40bb or so with a full round of betting to go.

Picking off a bluff

Quite often in no limit Texas hold’em then checking and allowing a free card is a strong play. It prevents your opponent from check-raising you on a bluff for starters. It also prevents the pot from escalating too much also and checking the turn can often induce your opponent into trying to bluff on the river. Another advantage to checking and allowing the free card comes from the times when you are actually behind.

Finding the proper balance

So quite often one of the vital parts to playing no limit Texas hold’em comes from finding the proper balance between protecting your hand and betting for value and controlling the pot size with checks. So giving your opponent a free card in no limit Texas hold’em is not as critical as it is in other forms of poker like limit hold’em for example. This is simply because you cannot lose your entire stack in one hand at limit hold’em. So remember that allowing free cards is fine in no limit Texas hold’em as long as you are doing it for pot control reasons.
    

Texas Hold’em Strategy

Texas Hold'em Strategy

The great thing about playing Texas Hold’em online is that you can find any kind of game you are looking for at any time of day. There are literally thousands of games going on 24 hours a day on dozens of sites. If you do better in tight games with good players you can simply search around until you find a good table. If you are looking for a loose crazy game just look for the game with the highest average pot and take a seat. Texas Hold’em is by far the most popular poker game in the world so there are always people playing. The same thing cannot be said for other games such as Omaha and 7-Card Stud. Texas Hold’em strategy has to start with how to play different positions around the table. If you are sitting directly in front of the dealer (the button) you are in first position. This means you are the first to bet. If you are the dealer you are in last position, or the last to bet. The position is so important to this game that you literally have to learn to play the game three different ways; early, middle, and late. This is a general strategy article, so I won’t go into too much detail, but here are some of the highlights. If you are in Early position, or one of the first to bet, you have to play much more conservatively than you otherwise would. I play no-limit games almost exclusively and I have found you also have to bet much more from the first position to convince other players to fold pre-flop with mediocre hands. If you typically raise three times the blind with a good hand, you may consider raising five times the blind in early position. It is a tough spot to be in. If you get a decent hand on the flop, such as high pair you can check or bet. If you check you are letting other players potentially look at a free card. If you bet and someone behind you has something good they will let you bet all day and take your money. If I get a decent hand in early position, I usually place a large enough bet to take away the odds of the other players at the table. If someone calls this bet or raises, I admit I am probably beat and check until I have to fold. Playing from middle position (fourth through seventh position at a ten player table) requires you to really know the opponents behind you. Your bet or raise will tell you a lot about their hands. You have to bet enough to make them fold before the flop because they will play more hands if it is cheap to stay in. It is important to get them out of the game to control the betting. Playing from late position is much easier. You have all of the information available to decide what to do when it is your turn to act. You can decide to take a free card if everyone else checks or you can throw a bluff on the table to see what the other players will do.   Even if you have not made a good hand yet, but you have a few outs, you want to make everyone pay to see the next card. Your bet here may just convince everyone to fold, which is fine with you. Never let them see the Turn for free if you have any chance to make a hand. If you take control of the betting you can check to see the River if you do not get a card to help you on the Turn. I have found tight conservative play is most profitable for beginners and experienced players alike. You should never start your poker. Start by playing very tight and watch the other players. You will see the beginners sit down and throw bluffs everywhere. You will only see beginners doing this because nobody can afford to play like this long. They either change or end their poker career. I can tell you from experience, the sharks know how to quickly find these players and wipe them out. You do not want to be known as a bluffer (Gus Hanson you are not). Nothing replaces experience as the most important part of learning to play Texas Hold’em. You cannot expect to win when you first start playing, but you can certainly limit your losses by playing conservatively. Once you find something that works use it all the time. Always play your ‘A’ game. Don’t let emotion change anything once you find the key to winning. As you gain experience you will learn to read other players, know when to slow-play a hand, learn how to find ,the suckers, and, most importantly, how to win money. It took me over a year to learn the patience and lessons of how not to lose. It took me another year to learn how to win. If you do not enjoy just playing the game, the first year will be very hard to deal with. Play as often as you can. Try different sites, different games, and different tournaments. You may find you have more luck at limit poker or Omaha. Do not be afraid to try no-limit; it really is more fun, more frustrating, and more profitable. Most of all, have a good time and remember never to gamble money you cannot afford to lose.

Natürlich spielt die Software nicht für Sie. Sie tun auch nichts Verbotenes

Natürlich spielt die Software nicht für Sie

  Sie tun auch nichts Verbotenes, wenn Sie ein paar Dollar in eine Hilfssoftware investieren. Auf den meisten Pokerseiten ist Software wie PokerTracker oder Holdem Manager erlaubt. Von den meisten Spielern wird sie wie selbstverständlich als Teil des Spiels akzeptiert. Diese Software kann eine ganze Menge, um das eigene Spiel und das der Gegner zu analysieren. Heute aber geht es darum, wie Sie mit ihrer Hilfe ein Gefühl für Position und Range erlernen können. Wenn Sie gerade die ersten Erfahrungen mit dem Pokerspiel gemacht haben, dann werden Ihnen die Begriffe Position und Range vielleicht etwas sagen. Weil es sich dabei um zwei zentrale Spielkonzepte des Poker handelt, stellen wir Ihnen diese beiden Begriffe kurz vor: Position meint nicht anderes als die Position eines Spielers am Tisch. Es gibt gute, weniger gute und ungeliebte Positionen am Tisch. Der Small Blind, der Big Blind und auch die Position Under the Gun (links vom Big Blind) gehören zu den ungeliebten Positionen am Tisch. Sie alle haben den Nachteil, dass Spieler in diesen Positionen in den Spielrunden nach dem Flop als Erste ihre Einsätze tätigen müssen. Andere Spieler, die in mittlerer Position oder in später Position sitzen, sind erst nach ihnen dran, und haben durch das Setzverhalten ihrer Gegner einen Informationsvorsprung. Als beste Position gilt die Position am Button (rechts von den Blinds). Wer in dieser Position sitzt, ist nach dem Flop immer als Letzter an der Reihe, weiß also, wie alle Spieler gehandelt haben, bevor er seinen Einsatz tätigen muss. Im Poker ein unschätzbarer Vorteil. Jetzt spielen und gewinnen bei Intertops.com Poker Der Begriff der Position ist direkt verknüpft mit dem Begriff der Range. Range heißt im Pokerjargon nichts anderes als die Bandbreite von Händen, die ein Spieler spielt. Dabei spielt bei den meisten Spielern ihre Position am Tisch eine wesentliche Rolle, ob sie eine Hand spielen oder nicht. Mit Ausnahme der hohen Paare wie Jungen, Damen, Könige und Asse, die vermutlich aus alle Positionen gespielt werden, entscheidet die Position darüber, ob eine Hand profitabel gespielt werden kann. Wer in einem Full-Ring-Spiel mit neun Spielern Tc7c aus erster Position spielen will, sollte sich das besser zweimal überlegen. Denn abgesehen von den wenigen glücklichen Momenten, wo der Spieler mit dieser spekulativen Hand den Flop hart trifft, wird die frühe Position kaum erlauben, viele Pötte mit dieser Hand zu gewinnen. Ganz anders sieht es aus, wenn sie mit Tc7c am Button sitzen. Dann wiegt die Position den Nachteil der eher spekulativen Hand fast vollständig auf. Sie sind nach dem Flop immer als Letzter an der Reihe und können den Pott oft genug auch ohne eine starke Hand gewinnen. Was bedeutet nun dieses Zusammenspiel aus Position und Range? Je früher die Position, desto enger ist bei den meisten Spieler ihren Range, also die Bandbreite der Hände, die sie spielen. Je später die Position, desto weiter öffnen gute Pokerspieler die Bandbreite der Hände, die sie spielen. Am weitesten ist die Range bei guten Pokerspielern am Button. Sie wissen ganz einfach, dass sie vom Button mehr Hände erfolgreich spielen können als aus früher Position. Entsprechend passen sie ihr Spiel an. Jetzt spielen und gewinnen bei Intertops.com Poker Damit Pokerspieler recht schnell zu einem besseren Spieler werden, ist es wichtig, dass sie das Konzept von Position und Range schnell verstehen. Oft wird Anfängern geraten, sich eine Tabelle zuzulegen, welche Hand aus welcher Position gespielt wird und welche Hand besser gepasst wird. Das kann hilfreich sein, aber es führt vor allem dazu, dass das Spiel statisch wird. Viel besser ist es, das eigene Spiel mit Hilfssoftware wie PokerTracker zu analysieren. Spielen Sie 1.500 Hände und lassen Sie auswerten, wie hoch der prozentuale Anteil der Hände war, die sie aus der jeweiligen Position gespielt haben. Wenn das Ergebnis ist, dass sie aus jeder Position etwa 20 Prozent der Hände gespielt haben, dann ist das ein schlechtes Zeichen. Es zeigt an, dass sie den Vorteil der Position schlecht oder gar nicht nutzen und wenig Gefühl haben für die Position am Tisch. Besser wäre, wenn sie aus Small Blind und Big Blind und den frühen Positionen niedrigen Prozente haben. Je näher aber der Button kommt, desto höher sollte der Anteil der gespielten Hände sein. Ein gutes Zeichen ist es, wenn sie aus früher Position nicht mehr als 20 Prozent Ihrer Hände spielen, am Button aber in die Nähe von 40 Prozent kommen, also mehr als doppelt so viel. Das sind Zahlen, die Sie nach jeder Online-Session kontrollieren sollten, um ihr Spiel Schritt für Schritt zu justieren. Natürlich können Sie so auch das Spiel Ihrer Gegner analysieren. Ein Spieler, der wenig Gefühl für die Position aufweist, ist vermutlich noch kein so erfahrener Spieler. Und Sie können auf diese Weise ein Bild seiner Range entwickeln: Welche Hände spielt er aus welcher Position? Und dann können Sie nahezu perfekt gegen diese Range spielen. 200% Einzahlungsbonus bei IntertopsPoker!

Triple Draw ist unter den Draw-Spielen wahrscheinlich das spannendste

2-7 Triple Draw ist unter den Draw-Spielen wahrscheinlich das spannendste

  Da die Karten dreimal getauscht (Triple Draw) werden können, ist bis zur letzten Setzrunde fast alles möglich. Es ist ein schnelles Spiel, bei dem in jeder Setzrunde mehrfach erhöht werden kann. Es gewinnt die schlechteste konventionelle Pokerhand, wobei im Unterschied zu anderen Lowball-Varianten Asse nicht als niedrigste Karte gewertet werden. Außerdem zählen hier auch Flushs und Straßen und können somit so manche scheinbar gute Hand zerstören. In der Regel lässt sich dabei jedoch dem Flush durch geschicktes Austauschen der Karten leichter entgehen als der Straße. Die beste Hand beim 2-7 Triple Draw ist ist Kartenkombination 7,5,4,3,2 in verschiedenen Farben. Das zweitbeste Blatt ist 7,6,4,3,2 und so weiter. Bei der Entscheidung, welche Hand beim Showdown überlegen ist, beginnen Sie immer mit den schlechtesten Karten des Blattes und arbeiten sich vor zu den besten. Ist die schlechteste Karte bei den zu bewertenden Händen gleich hoch, dann gehen Sie zu zweitschlechtesten Karte und vergleichen diese. Eine 9,7,6,5,4, schlägt zum Beispiel eine 9,8,4,3,2 und eine 8,7,6,4,3 eine 8,7,6,5,3. Wenn Sie erst ein paar Hände gespielt haben, wird Ihnen die Handbewertung leicht fallen. 2-7 Triple Draw wird meist mit einem festen Limit gespielt. Online sind aber auf kleineren Limits auch Pot Limit- odeer No Limit-Spiele zu finden. Jetzt spielen und gewinnen bei Intertops.com Poker Nachdem die Blinds eingesetzt worden sind, werden jedem Spieler fünf Karten verdeckt gegeben. Es folgt die erste Setzrunde, die der Spieler eröffnet, der zur Linken des großen Blinds sitzt. Er kann passen, mitgehen oder erhöhen. Der kleine Blind entspricht bei Limit-Spielen der kleinen Wette (Small Bet), die für die ersten beiden Setzrunden gilt. Nach Abschluss der Setzrunde hat jeder Spieler die Möglichkeit Karten zu tauschen. Der Kartentausch beginnt zur Linken des Dealers mit dem Spieler des kleinen Blinds. Jeder Spieler kann so viele Karten tauschen, wie er möchte, allerdings gibt es keinen Zwang, überhaupt eine Karte zu tauschen. Nachdem jeder Spieler seine Karten erhalten hat, findet eine erneute Setzrunde statt. Wieder mit Einsätzen, die dem kleinen Blind gleichgestellt sind. Nach Abschluss dieser Setzrunde können die Spieler erneut so viele Karten tauschen, wie es Ihnen beliebt. In der darauf folgenden Setzrunde entspricht der Einsatz dem großen Blind. Ist sie abgeschlossen, haben die Spieler zum letzten Mal die Chance, Karten zu tauschen, gefolgt von einer letzten Setzrunde. Nach dieser abschließenden Setzrunde drehen die Spieler ihre Karten um und sehen, wer gewonnen hat. Der Dealer Button wird links weitergereicht und das Spiel startet von neuem. 2-7 Triple Draw ist ein relativ junges Spiel. Deswegen ist die Literatur zum Spiel noch recht überschaubar. Empfehlenswert ist der Beitrag von Daniel Negreanu in Doyle Brunsons „Super System 2“. Lesen Sie ihn und steigen Sie ein beim 2-7 Triple Draw. Von uns nur ein paar einfache Tipps: Jetzt spielen und gewinnen bei Intertops.com Poker Die Zwei ist die wichtigste Karte bei jedem Triple Draw Blatt. Wenige Blätter sind ohne sie spielbar. Alle hochwertigen Blätter enthalten eine 2 und wenn Sie Mehrfachwetten ohne eine 2 mitgehen, machen Sie einen Fehler. 1-Card-Draws zu Sieben oder Acht: Jenseits der Blätter, die schon nach der ersten Austeilung so gut sind, dass sie keine Karten mehr tauschen möchten, gehören zu den spielbaren Händen die so genannten 1-Card Draws, bei denen Sie nur eine Karte benötigen, um ein starkes Blatt zu halten. Dazu gehören Hände wie x,7,4,3,2, oder zum Beispiel x,8,5,4,2. Das sind starke Hände, mit denen Sie erhöhen und ihre Gegner unter Druck setzen sollten. Position: Vernachlässigen Sie keinesfalls die Position. Beim 2-7 Triple Draw haben Sie nur zwei Möglichkeiten Informationen über die Stärke der Hand Ihrer Mitspieler zu erhalten, nämlich durch ihr Setzverhalten und wie viele Karten sie aufnehmen. Spielen Sie ohne Position, dann müssen in jeder Setzrunde und beim Kartentausch Ihre Entscheidungen vor Ihren Gegnern treffen. Das ist alles andere als optimal, wenn Sie nicht gerade ein sehr starkes Blatt halten. Poker Bonus 200% Einzahlungsbonus bei IntertopsPoker!

Essential Texas Hold’em Moves: Set-Mining Poker

We’re here to tell you winning at poker isn’t all about fundamentals. There are a handful of special moves that, when mastered, can make the difference between winning a little, and winning a lot. In this ten-part beginner poker strategy series we’re going to show you exactly how to use these powerful poker moves to make more money. Today we’re talking about set-mining, one of the most straight-forward ways to make money in No-Limit Texas Hold’em. By playing low and medium pocket pairs with the sole goal of flopping a set, you can take a ton of guesswork out of your post-flop game. The What: Set-mining is the practice of playing pocket pairs solely for the purpose of hitting a set. By calling a small raise before the flop you can win big pots from players when you flop three of a kind. The Why: Set-mining is effective because three of a kind is usually the best hand on the flop, and stands a good chance of being the best hand at showdown. Sets are also very well disguised so you’ll win big pots against premium pocket pairs, strong stop-pair and two-pair hands. The When: Set-mining can be used in any deep-stacked Texas Hold’em game, cash or tournament, but it’s most commonly used in cash games since stacks are generally much deeper than tournaments. The Where: Like most poker moves, set-mining works best when you’re in position. Look for early position opening raises and just call pre-flop with your small and medium pocket pairs. By taking advantage of your position you’ll be able to make more profitable decisions post-flop. Set-mining Done Right The single most important concept you need to understand in order to set-mine effectively is “implied odds”. Because it is so disguised, only the best players are able to spot a flopped set. Because you’re only going to flop a set one in eight times it’s critical that when you do hit three of a kind, you get paid off. Implied odds are a way of understanding what you stand to win if you hit your hand. An extension of pot odds, implied odds take into account money that’s not yet in the pot, but can be expected to be put in on later streets. Let's take a closer look at the mechanics of implied odds and how they relate to set-mining. The Math of Set-Mining and Implied Odds <span style="color: #ff0000;">To illustrate the concept of implied odds, let's look at a simple example:</span> You’re in the big blind in a $1/$2 game and the player under the gun raises to $10. It folds to you and you look down at pocket deuces. Both you and the initial raiser have stacks of $300. We can use implied pot-odds to help figure out whether we should call the raise and try to flop a set. Because you’re out of position and unlikely to get to showdown unimproved let’s assume you’re only going to win the pot when you flop three of a kind. You have to call $8 to win $21. That means that in terms of direct pot odds, you’re getting less than 3 to 1 on the call. Since you only flop a set one in eight times it’s clearly not a profitable call, unless you take implied odds into account. When set-mining it pays to go after the big stacks. Because your opponent raised from under the gun it’s likely he has premium cards, and because he’ll be in position for the rest of the hand it’s very likely he’ll be putting more money into the pot on later streets. <span style="color: #ff0000;">That means that when you do flop a set you’ll almost certainly be winning more than the $21 that went into the pot preflop.</span> That extra money that will be added on later streets represents your implied odds and if it outweighs the 8 to 1 odds you’ve got on hitting your set then the call will be profitable in the long run. So in order to profitably call $8 pre flop, you have to win, on average, $64 from your opponent. The deeper the stacks the more likely you'll be able to get the implied odds you need to call. Three Keys to Successful Set-Mining Just like every poker move there’s an endless list of variables that can affect the outcome of a hand. But if you can master these three bullet points you’ll be well on your way to making money by playing your pocket pairs for set value. You Have to be Deep-Stacked to Set-Mine: Because you’re only going to flop a set about one out of eight times, you have to make sure you’re making enough money when you hit. Set-Mining Works Best against Loose and Aggressive Opponents: A loose and/or aggressive player is more likely to put money in the pot with a wider range, giving you better implied odds for paying preflop to give your pocket pairs a chance to flop a set. It’s Better to Set-Mine in Position: Just like most poker moves, set-mining works best when you’re in position. When you get to see what your opponent does before you make a decision you’ll be able to extract more money when you hit a set. Set-Mining in Action If you're still unconvinced about the power of set-mining check out the clip below. In this hand the great Tony G wins a $206,000 pot from Hoyt Corkins by just calling with pocket sixes preflop, and hitting three of a kind on the flop. <object id="https://affiliates.pokeraffiliateworld.com/img/tools/banners/triple8_poker/en/swf/dollar/728x90/banner_tbl11135.swf" width="728" height="90" classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" align="middle" bgcolor="#141E14"><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="Autostart" value="true" /><param name="src" value="https://affiliates.pokeraffiliateworld.com/img/tools/banners/triple8_poker/en/swf/dollar/728x90/banner_tbl11135.swf?clickTag=http%3A//www.pacificpoker.com/%3Fsr%3D5550%26flag%3D0000" /><param name="pluginspage" value="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" /><embed id="https://affiliates.pokeraffiliateworld.com/img/tools/banners/triple8_poker/en/swf/dollar/728x90/banner_tbl11135.swf" width="728" height="90" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="https://affiliates.pokeraffiliateworld.com/img/tools/banners/triple8_poker/en/swf/dollar/728x90/banner_tbl11135.swf?clickTag=http%3A//www.pacificpoker.com/%3Fsr%3D5550%26flag%3D0000" quality="high" Autostart="true" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" align="middle" bgcolor="#141E14" /></object>