Poker Face
  • Never reveal cards if you fold or lose: keep your play style a secret.
  • Poker pros play only 1 of 6 hands dealt. Play only good starting hands.
  • There are 169 starting hands in Texas Hold-em. Only half should be played.
  • Got Ace/King? It’s called “Big Slick.” Great! But there are 10 better hands.
  • PATIENCE. Wait for good starting cards.
  • POSITION. Early in betting round needs a strong hand.
  • POWER. Good cards + Good position = Strong play
  • Don’t be afraid to lose: take control by taking risks.
  • Play fast and friendly: act in turn – act quickly and keep your cards in plain sight.
  • Watch ALL eyes on the Flop: reactions may reveal their hand.
  • After the Flop: if the Flop doesn’t help, you should then fold.
  • Big pair before the Flop: bet BIG to force out weak hands.
  • Wait on Ace: consider both cards before you bet.
  • Fake a bad bluff to keep players guessing and willing to call.
  • Shake-Rattle & Tell: trembling hands may reveal a good hand.
  • Play in small tournaments to gain invitations into bigger tournaments.
  • Most important…Aways Tip your Dealer! “Generous, Winning players are usually big tippers”  ~ Barry Greenstein
game selection

Phil Hellmuths Animal Types

  • Mouse/Rock – Plays supertight, if he raise fold
  • Lion/TAG – Plays tight, with the ocassional semibluff
  • Jackal/LAG – Loose player
  • Elephant – Calling station
  • Fish/Donkey – New player/bad player
  • Eagle – Top 100 poker player in the world
  • Level 0: I know nothing
  • Level 1: What do I have?
  • Level 2: What does my opponent have?
  • Level 3: What does my opponent think I have?
  • Level 4: What does my opponent think that I think they have?
  • Level 5: What does my opponent think that I think they think I have?

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