Fundamental Skills in No Limit Texas Hold’em
- Mental awareness to select the right table
- Understanding starting
hand requirements and position
- Patience to only move on with Premium Starting Hands
- Discipline to Fold Second Best Hands
- Intuitiveness to read your opponents
- Restraint to prevent going on Tilt
- Courage to be aggressive; to bet/raise on Draw Hands
and apparent Best Hands
No Limit Texas Hold’em Advice, Top 5 Tips
- Table Selection: The table you
choose directly impacts your profitability. You’ll want a few
weak players seated, and a large enough bankroll to outlast the strong
ones, and the inevitable slumps in starting hands.
- Starting Hand Selection: Be extremely
careful of your starting hand selection in regards to position.
You should only see about 20%-30% of the Flops.
From Early Position, Fold A-J or lower; Middle Position,
Fold K-T or lower; Late Position, fold Q-T or lower.
- Play the Players: Any good Texas
Hold’em strategy requires playing
the players, not just the cards. This mean you need
to observe your opponents relentlessly, discovering their weak points
and common behavioral patterns in order to exploit them further into
- Avoid Calling: In a tight/aggressive
poker strategy, one should either Fold a weak hand or Bet/Raise a
strong hand. There is hardly ever a reason to simply
Call, unless you are trying to trap an opponent.
- Respect the Chips: In NL Texas
Hold’em, strong players rarely
bluff on the Turn/River. When large bets/raises
come down, give them the respect they deserve by
Folding second best hands. Learn how and when to
bluff in poker.
No Limit Texas Hold’em, Top 5 Common Mistakes
Below are the top 5 most common mistakes made by inexperienced
No Limit Texas Hold’em players.
- Playing too many Flops
- Calling with a weak hand
- Calling with second best and losing it all
- Neglecting to raise pre-flop with a premium staring
- Over-betting and under-betting the pot (risking
too much to win a small stack; leaving your hand
vulnerable by betting too low)