Poker for Beginners
Understand the psychology
Playing your opponent is arguably more important than playing your cards in poker. You have to be able to read what your opponent is doing, as well as trick them into not knowing your plan.Dont let emotions cloud your judgment. You will lose hands, its guaranteed. Dont let setbacks affect your attitude and playstyle.Change up your pace. If youve been playing your cards close, and not betting wildly, start bluffing a bit more. If youve been bluffing, go back to playing tighter. Switching often will keep opponents from being able to predict your actions and guess your cards.Read your opponent. Adjust your playstyle to your opponents. Look for players that are betting carelessly, and try to trap them. Learn to see the tells, which can give you an estimation of their hand. Some basic tells: a hand over the mouth is usually concealing a smile; shaking hands is nervous, but that could be a good nervous or bad nervous; if a player glances at his or her chips when the flop comes, they probably have a strong hand; if a mediocre player is staring at you, he or she is likely bluffing.