Texas Holdem Tournaments
The rules in Texas Holdem tournaments are easy to follow. Before the cards are dealt, the first two players to the left of the dealer put a bet in the pot, called the small blind. The player to the left of the big blind is called the player on the button.
After the blinds are put in, each player at the table is dealt two cards face down. Now the players must decide whether they want to call, raise, or fold. The person to the left of the big blind is referred to as the button, and as he puts in a bet into the pot, you call him as well.
After all the players have bet what they would like to, the card dealing will begin again. This starts with the player to the left of the button. Each player will get three cards, face down. Now there will be another round of betting. This starts with the player to the left of the button again. After all the bets have been placed, players will get their fifth card, face up. Again there will be a round of betting starting with the player to the left of the button. Next, the next card will be dealt face up. And after yet another round of betting, players will get their sixth card face up. The seventh and final card is dealt face down. The player with the best poker hand wins the pot. While playing, it is possible for players to confuse one another by bringing up an incorrect hand and pretending to have several.
While chips are flying around during a game, it can be difficult to keep track of them. One of the best ways to remember chip counts is to remember the running count. Each letter corresponds to a specific number. B is low, so a 3 is high. K is low, so a 9 is high. N is high, so a Q is low.
By memorizing this simple count system, it can help you to know if the player has more or less than the amount of chips needed for the current game. While keeping this in your head, it can also help you with your own hand. It is best to have the highest number possible, rather than the low or high numbers. Most of the time, a player will not bet his high number, and when his low number comes up, he will recognize if he is in over his head.
Players who make the most frequently use the Ace counter system. Ace is counter to everything else on the card. So, if a player has As, 5 5 5 5 5, he has a strong Ace. If a player has say an Ace and a 5, he has a strong hand.
The Ace counter system is simple to learn and easy to implement. The player starts with his/her two cards face down. Then, the Afapoker deals him/her a face up card. The player then adds a point to his/her two cards. But, the player can subtract a point from his/her two cards if he/she has a worse hand than the dealer. The player then must add a point to his/her two cards to figure out the Ace level. The Ace counter system is an easy way to know if you have better cards than your opponent. But, Ace counter systems are not fool proof, and people weakness. There are 2 Ace levels. The Ace Counter and the Ace big stack.
The Ace big stack is about 13 times the big blind. The Ace counter is about 11 times the big blind. So, if the big blind is 2000, you must have either an Ace or a five to play with. Ace big stacks are more common than Ace counters. Not during, but out of game. When the ace comes on the flop, many players with a small stack will go all in to double their stack. Unless, they figure their opponent is either going to fold, or continue to raise in an attempt to push the small stack out.
When you play, you want to bring only two things to the table. Chips, and secrets. You don’t want other players knowing anything about your hand. At the very least, run like crazy from a poker tip. Don’t draw attention to yourself. However, if you have a large chip stack, you can let your opponents know you are strong by betting aggressively. Still, always observe a table before you join one. Observe the playing styles of your opponents. This is the only way to game plan an aggressive style of play. Learn the numbers and you will be able to determine when someone is bluffing. When a flop comes, predict what card will come.