Getting yourself an edge

Getting a lead in a poker game
To begin with an edge at a poker game than others does not require much practice, many teachers, coachs or ample book reading. The only thing that matter most in a poker game is to know the game well. Although many players go wrong due to their lack of understanding, there is not much intricate or complex way to gain this enlightenment.

Knowing the pros and cons
Many leading elements in poker lie in its numeric. In poker, summing correctly plays a major role in winning and ways to do it are innumerable. Although these calculations are very simple, still they are estimation to be made within the correct time. In which way they can give you a lead in poker game? This question is irrelevant in the case of people who do not care enough to calculate in the first place so as to get the chances therein. There is a lot who even do not look at the table whenever they take a judgment to raise a draw. Based on above mention reason, we can say, that knowing average arithmetic in the game would give player a lead effectively.

Positioning
To provide players with more information, I prefer to mention specifically that there are various locations that can give considerable edge to overcome the opponents in their poker tables. This is worth mentioning as there is a great deal of players who do not know that taking better positions at a table when playing is half winning the game as this locations provide players with opportunities to beat bad positioned opponents considerably well.

Folding when beaten
Probably, folding is the easiest thing players do. If you are in desperation to get a lead, then folding is the best method when beaten. What is the use of staying in while you are beaten hard? The most advisable task at hand at a said time is to get away as soon as possible with the amount left from the lost. Nevertheless, uncountable numbers of poker players who do not know their limit and go in consistently even when they are beaten hard. So whenever you are beaten, consider it as the end of the day and stand up letting fools to ponder at their destinies further. This action is yet another way of getting an edge at a poker table effectively.

What I have already mentioned are the simplest facts in poker and many players know them by heart. Nevertheless, the problem is that there are even some more who do not know or careless of the simplest things better. Understanding that how valuable these average methods are, is a ticket for winning. If you are employing them already, probably you are in the right path. As to those who are not activating them yet, start implementing the simple rules first in the poker game, and you will be the next winner of your poker table, not only once but regularly as well.

Common Mistakes you do when playing poker

Poker is an international card game in which success and failure depend on a player’s game play. Players who play poker smartly will have higher chance of winning the game. Players who don’t play poker smartly will loose the game. If you wish to remain as a social poker player be careful while playing poker. You should learn to play poker well, and avoid common mistakes. Success in poker depends on your game play and game strategy. If you put a balance between these two things success will come to you within few rounds.

Some of the common mistakes players do while playing poker are: Playing too many hands, going with straights all the time, always preferring small pairs, unnecessary excitement. Poker is a game of thought but not a game of rapid action. Most of the amateur poker players try to play quick hands and loose game within less time. Playing too many hands will not benefit them. When a player plays every hand his opponents realize him as a poor player and try to deceive him.

Good poker players know that fresh players always play more straights. It is advisable for fresh players to stop going for a straight, unless they are dealt with one. Beginners of poker generally go for small pairs. Going for small pairs can make your opponent recognize you as a weak player. Never get excited in poker. Poker is a game which depends on bluffing; there are many cheaters around you who realize that you have a strong hand. Excitement later leads you to utter disappointment. Most of the novice players love face cards. When a player gets excited about his card, he won’t be able to concentrate on the table. Player’s excitement gives way to cheater to turn the game to his side.

Math Adds Up To a Winning Hand

Knowing the math behind the game of poker gives you a powerful tool that will help you develop strategies that work to help you win. If you think poker is a game of luck than you probably play poker once every three months while drinking beer and eating pretzels for that $20 pot. Nothing wrong with that either, just don’t expect to be the winner any more than anyone else at the table.

When you hear of someone leaving a no limit tourney in Vegas with $10 million you certainly do not think they were just lucky and if you do how do you explain them winning top seat multiple years in a row?

Long before the first card is dealt, the math starts. It begins when the deck is shuffled. Most people do a dovetail shuffle. You have ½ the deck in your left hand and ½ in your right hand. You fan the cards together, dovetailing them together. Mathematicians have studied the approached and found that you need to perform this type of shuffle seven times to eliminate the order that existed in the deck prior to shuffling. In other words, if you want the deck to be random you need to shuffle it at least seven times. Less than seven and some of the last hand remains and is dealt back out. Look at it this way. If you could consistently shuffle so that one card from your left hand falls on top of one card from the right and that is repeated through out the shuffle, consistently, you can easily tell where a card will end up. Doing such a shuffle once and the card on the top of the deck is now number 2. Do it again the card is number 4. So on and so forth. 8 times is all it takes to put that deck of cards back like it was before it was shuffled. That is a cute magic trick and is known as a perfect shuffle. The impact of that shuffle is easy to follow. Takes the luck right out of it. A good shuffle is the start of the math; make sure the deck is random, always.

Don’t play to long

A very common misstake made by beginners is keeping awake staying at the tables for too long. By staying awake hour after hour you do get tired and tired people don’t think straight. Do you really want to risk your money half asleep?