Texas Holdem Poker is very easy to learn and for this reason you'll often find new texas holdem poker players at an online poker site like Party Poker, which offers Pot-Limit Poker tables as well as free online poker games. For this reason it can be quite easy to win if you follow this basic texas holdem poker strategy.
This easy Texas Holdem Poker Strategy should increase your win percentage by taking advantage of some of the most common errors that novices tend to make.
To begin you need to consider how many players are in the poker room. The more players there are at the table the more likely it is going to be that a simple 2 pair could win. But the fewer the players the higher your hand rank will have to be to win.
As a general rule you should fold if you are dealt two low non-pair cards, for example 9 and 8. Although there is still a chance that you may get a straight, by it is very unlikely that this will occur at a full table.
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Some of the most experienced players will fold if only one of their cards is lower than 10.
Patience is the key, winning hands will come.
If after the Flop is dealt, you still don't have high pair (2 jacks) or better you should fold.
Many new players believe that because they have already placed a bet, they might as well stay in the game.
Remember though that if you still have the option to check after seeing the flop you should stay in the game. You could get through to the Turn or River without having to place another bet.
If you have a strong hand you should still consider checking if it is possible, this could trick the other players into believing that you have a weak hand.
After the turn and river it is common for only a few players to be left in the game. You should only be in the game at this stage if you have a strong hand, preferably 2 pairs or higher.
Remember: You don't want to be dragged in too far with a weak poker hand.
Written by Stanley Majors
Stanley Majors is an experienced online poker journalist who writes articles on a range of poker topics. Readers can find more of his articles at his site: Texas Holdem Net.