To become a winning poker player, you’re expected to know the rules and terminology. If you don’t know the different texas holdem hands to determine what makes the winning poker hand, then you would be advised to check out the video below.
Most advice aimed at beginning poker players will tell you to play a tight poker strategy. In other words, sticking to playing pairs and AJ+. But in order to take your game to the next level in No Limit Texas Hold’em, you need to play poker, so to speak. This is especially true in online games where the aggression is dialed up. Players are playing much wider ranges in NL cash games and tournaments, especially in late position at the table, since position is the most important consideration.
Super aggressive players will be more successful in no limit games. At any time, a player can raise you, and place all their chips in the pot. Pot odds and the number of outs your hand has may not be important. Most players are so afraid of losing all their chips, that they fold the best hand. Good No Limit players know this and use large bets to put opponents to the test.
As you can see, in No Limit, you do not need to have the best starting hand. Sometimes you only need position to make a bluff successful. Super aggressive players will constantly be trying to steal pots, and most times they will be successful as there will only usually be one or two people in the pot. You can be more creative. It’s not always what you have in your hand, it’s what you think your opponent has. If they don’t have much of a hand, there isn’t much they can do when you show strength.
You want to categorize the players in your game. Are they also very aggressive? Are they very tight conservative players? If you know their playing style, you can use it against them to pick up pots when you are in a hand with them. Re-raise them, check-raise them, whatever it takes to get them off their game. If everyone at the table is playing tight, you should loosen up your game. Against tight players, you can bluff more often. If everyone is playing loose, you really need to play a tighter game. It’s almost a contrarian strategy.