Slow play is an important strategy in poker. This means that the opponent is faked a worse hand. This works best if you don’t play aggressively, but let the other players go first. The opponents run into a trap. If they stay in the game for a long time, the stakes increase.
In return, however, it must always be borne in mind that the longer the game lasts, the greater the chances for the other players of a better hand. Because the more community cards are in play, the higher the chances of getting a more valuable hand. The deception should therefore always be used carefully.
In poker, if you know what cards your opponents have, you can dominate the game. This is no secret, but the art behind a good game of poker. But since nobody likes to be looked at in their cards, it is important to study the opponent in a different way. These can be small gestures and looks that the opponent gives. Anyone who has some experience in poker will be able to interpret them at some point. Especially if he has often played with the players and therefore knows them.
By the way: beginners are very difficult to assess and study. You are terribly excited and therefore not your best bet when it comes to studying your opponents.
Playing poker requires patience. And not only when it comes to learning the game, but also when it comes to making your first small profits. If you really want to play poker, you should therefore be patient. Every game is different. Therefore, you should never risk too much. If you proceed with caution, keep an eye on your finances and, in the best case, only invest what is really freely available, you can achieve a lot. And should things not go so smoothly, it is worth taking yourself out of the game, analyzing your own strategy and adjusting it if necessary. This is the only way to get back on the road to success and not lose the joy of poker.
Still, these are proven hands that will give even a complete beginner the best chance of being profitable at poker.
The next rule is at least as important. In poker, position is the difference between winning and losing. The reason for this is simple: if you are last in each betting round, you can always see what your opponents are doing before you have to make a decision yourself. With more information, any gamer can make better decisions, even a complete beginner.
The best position at the table is therefore that of the dealer button. The button is the last button on each betting round after the flop.
In fact, the position of the button is so strong that legendary poker player Doyle Brunson once said, “If I could get the button in every hand, I would beat my opponents even if I didn’t see my cards.”
The importance of the position can only be learned through personal experience. For this reason, we recommend playing slightly weaker starting hands on the dealer button on a regular basis. In this way you develop a feeling more quickly of how helpful it can be to be the last to decide in as many situations as possible.
In addition to the selection of starting hands described above, one could, for example, play more “suited” aces like A9 and A8 as well as the so-called “suited connectors” like 67, 78 and 89.