How to Play Poker

How to Play Poker

The most famed scenes in any casino clip would definitely be the throwing down of cards on the table by the successful player, followed by him pulling all the chips towards himself, grinning like a Cheshire cat! That is Poker!

The dictionary definition of Poker is a game of cards involving two or more players in which there is a bet on the total amount of the cards.oked cardsare cards which are dealt face down and there are no other cards to see. The game starts by each player placing an initial bet. There are three possible options to play, patient play, aggressive play and loose play.

Patience is when you wait for the stronger player to place his bet. You can then place your bet on the weaker player. If your opponent doesn’t bet, you can then fold, meaning you transfer you bet to the next player. Following this, the aggressive player can then bet or raise. The game is basically over at this stage as everyone playing still wants to place their bet in order to win. Folding would mean that you had lost your bet, but not won any either. So everyone places their bets again, and the game starts again.

The third definition of Poker is that it is a game of aces and eights. This, obviously, is not a game of luck, although the possibility is there that you might get a less lucky draw. The deciding factor is purely subjective on whether you go aggressively or passively.

Aggressive Poker

An aggressive poker player is one who bets and raises often, or checks and folds if they feel secure. They check if they have a very strong hand and fold, unless they have a high hand or expect a less hostile hand from their opponent. Aggressive players use strong starting cards and aggressive betting and raising. Many will play a high pair quite aggressively, Konrath style, so they can play several opponents at once.

Passive Poker

Once you learn the basics of the game, you won’t need to bet or raise any more. You can lay down a hand if you think you are beaten or can fold if you lack confidence in a particular hand. Passive play takes a lot of skill and emotional control, and can considerably reduce your profit potential.

The Diffusion of Skill

Once you learn to play poker, you’ll become more aware of the way in which your opponents play. You’ll learn to read players’ styles by their betting patterns and then adapt your playing to suit them. But don’t forget that players adapt to your style too. Don’t try to turn it against them. Be patient and wait for a good hand, and don’t go in aggressively to try and force the play. If you’re going after two or three players, you won’t have a very good hand, but you can be sure that someone will at least try to throw you a big hand.

The Wheel Control

Most Roulette wheels have a house edge, or advantage over the player, and so the numbers denote house advantage. The American wheel is slightly more desirable than the European wheel as the American house advantage is slightly less on the American wheel. Having said that, you should aim to play on the European wheel every time given the much better odds.

Cards Clubs

The cards club is a strategy which, if you’re lucky, can help you win money at the Roulette table. This method is a progression strategy and works by doubling your bet every time you don’t have a hit. After a number has gone, you simply rest till your next chance, and then repeat the process. You can do this in a slower manner, like every eight or ten spins, and hand over to the dealer the cost of four units. Or you can do it quicker, like every number that is not a zero.

  • High / Low
  • Black / Red
  • Odd / Even
  • Zero / One

Putting it all together, the 7meter strategy is to spin the wheel, and bet on the possibilities. If you have the luck and the skills, you can win money, but you need to be lucky too.