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Online Poker Mistakes

Posted by on 7/7/2011 5:38:27 PM

Avoiding Poker Mistakes

Do you know what will help you the most when playing online poker?  The biggest key to making more money when playing poker is to avoid making mistakes.  And it is easier said than done. Let’s take a look at some of the bigger mistakes you want to avoid when playing poker, specifically Texas Hold’em poker.

Too Many Hands
By far the biggest mistake people make when playing Hold’em is playing too many hands.  It is very easy to play a lot of hands but usually it just gets you into more and more trouble.  It is tempting to play nearly everything, but very few people can get away with doing it.

Draws
The next big mistake to avoid is sticking around looking for a draw. Going for the gutshots and backdoor flushes is going to get you in more trouble than you can possibly imagine.  A gutshot is a straight draw where you need one card to make your straight.  For example, if you have Ace-King and the flop comes Jack, Ten, and 3, you now need a Queen for the straight.  A backdoor flush is when you need two cards of the same suit to complete the flush.  For example, let’s say you have 7-8 of clubs and the flop comes 4 of clubs, Ace of Diamonds, and 6 of hearts.  You now need two running clubs to complete the flush.  Don’t be going for the gutshots or the backdoor flushes in Texas Holdem.  It is just not going to be worth the risk over the long run. You do want to remember, however, that when playing poker there are no hard and fast absolute rules.  There may be rare occasions when going for the gutshots and the flushes is the proper play, but not very often.

Small Pairs
Another big mistake made by many players is falling in love with a small pair and playing it all the way to the end.  Usually this is a recipe for disaster.  The small pair is just not going to hold up very often. Usually the odds are not in your favor for staying in the hand if you miss the flop.  It costs you way too much money to go for the set. If you miss the flop and can’t stay in cheaply, you should fold. Many poor players will draw to anything.  Don’t be one of those players.

Weak Hands
Another mistake that is very common by players is to re-raise with weak hands.  You just don’t want to be re-raising unless you are very strong.   Why would you want more money in the pot when you probably have the second best hand?  People usually don’t raise without a reason.  If you re-raise, then you better have the cards because in today’s poker world it seems people call everything.

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