May 24, 2018
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Poker is a game of skill and there are many fast and effective ways to work out the probabilities of hitting your hand. Finding out your chances of winning a poker hand when playing poker online for money can be complicated sometimes, but there are some easy steps to get a good estimate, even when you do not think yourself a mathematics genius.

The rule of two and four can help you find your odds of winning poker hands which will eventually help you in making a decision whether to fold, raise or call. Count your outs after a flop has been dealt and multiply that number by 2 to calculate the ratio of making your hand on the turn or four to estimate your chance of making it by the river. After multiplying your outs by 2 and 4, you can compare the percentage you got with your pot odds to understand whether or not to call with a drawing hand.

In simple terms, multiply by two if one card is yet to come to get an idea of the percentage of making your hand on the turn and multiply by four for two cards to know the probability of making it by the river. To know your percentage odds, you can also multiply your outs by 2 when you are on the turn waiting for the river. The rule of 4 and 2 got its origination in the book written by Phil Gordon, a strategy for NL Hold’em. Remember that the rule of 4 and 2 doesn’t work for ratio odds and only for percentage odds while playing live poker online games.

You should only multiply your outs by 4 when your opponent has moved all-in and you are on the flop. You can indeed dust off the rule of 4 when your opponent moves all-in on the flop. Many players make the mistake of using the rule of 4 on the flop every time and always look to multiply your outs by 2 when you are on the turn and flop to get your exact percentage odds.

Poker game is all about the excitements and etiquettes. Whether you play online or at a live tournament or at home, the manners remain same for the game. They are some of the common conventions needed to be followed by every poker player. Playing poker at home could be an emotional upfront as most of the time you are playing with your friends and family members. We bring you some of the do’s and don’ts of the poker game when playing at home.

Do’s

  1. Honesty is the most important while playing poker at home. Always play with morality as you are playing with your friends or family members. You might win a game but with deceiving, you might lose friends.
  2. You should always act when it is your turn and not out of desperation as it will unfavorably distress the hand of another player. So, do remember to fold, call or bet only when it is your turn.
  3. Never leave the game unexpectedly and it is always appreciated if you let the people know in advance about your plans of leaving the game early.
  4. Try to play quickly and don’t overthink before making moves. Slow players irritate everyone and they might not invite you next time.
  5. Always be friendly when making moves without being whining about things.

Don’ts

  1. Do not shout, yell or misbehave when you lose the game. The way you behave after losing a game explains how experienced you are at playing poker. Always be a good loser and don’t end up insulting other players.
  2. Do not overjoyed or laugh at other players when you win the game. Be little matured when you win and try to keep calm. Better save your excitement when you reach home.
  3. Don’t give guidance to the player in the mid of the game. Other players might get annoyed with your pride.
  4. Don’t look at the hand of another player lest you have consent. Some players have strong reservation against looking at their hands.

Even if you are an outstanding live player and understand poker from your soul, playing online can be fairly diverse and there are few things you might want to know before you play poker online India. Most people desist playing online and the common saga is that they can’t see their opponent’s hole cards. Sure you cannot see it but you can certainly control your play and this is the only thing which separates winners from losers. You can always start by playing easy and try to understand the tools and system of the website you are playing on. Here are few tips to make your game noteworthy and intimidating.

Make Notes While Playing

This is the most important thing to remember while playing poker online and indeed a better way of adding more thoughts to your poker game. Always take notes while you play as it will always help you in making better strategies when playing next time. Almost all online poker sites are offering the feature of making notes but still very few players take the advantage of this and making genuine notes on opponents can be the difference between winning and losing a big pot.

Time to Buy Do Not Disturb Door Hanger

Getting an environment that is free from disruptions is a significant part while playing poker. This is one of the major difference between playing poker online and playing poker live. You can never win poker while watching TV or baking the pie. Make sure to be in the do not disturb zone when planning to play poker. Also, playing poker when drunk is cool but undeniably dumb.

Rakeback Factor

Whenever you play a poker hand list of online poker, a small part of the pot is raked or better say taken by the house. Taking back that money is called Rakeback. If you do not play a lot of poker games then you really do not need rakeback but if you play every day for few hours, then only you can benefit from rakeback.

Eliminate Poker Room Confusion

If you are confused on finding best poker room to play then you can download the software of different poker rooms and after comparing the rooms, you can make your final decision to sign in.

Massive Tournaments or Smaller Rooms?

You can decide whether you want to play in smaller rooms or in larger poker rooms where there are massive tournaments taking place. While playing tournaments, try to be cautious to manage your bankroll and bring the only small percentage of your payroll at a time. If you want to learn the different inclinations of the various players then you should go for smaller rooms.

“Fake it till you make it”, this proverb is really significant while playing poker game as we all know the gala of unexpected ups and downs in the game. You might go through the flow of losing faith where you doubt each and every move, you might also go through unstoppable flair when you are damn sure of winning the game even before making any move. Uncontrolled ego and high confidence can be really valuable for you when playing poker. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of legitimate ego:

  1. It lets you play consistently without going on tilt and be contented during declines. It gives you an utter confidence of belief that you are better than all players.
  2. Boosted ego indeed scare other players, so you can easily make it your weapon to play against your opponents.
  3. You get this feeling of “I know I am better than you” and you play with the paramount confidence in your knacks.
  4. You can adjust better to your opponent’s action since you are already hopeful of winning the game and you trust your moves better than others.
  5. The result won’t affect you whether you win the game or lose the game as at the end you believe in learnings. You will analyze each and every wrong move made by you. Downswing is not your cup of tea.
  6. You will clearly focus on the bigger picture rather than going on tilt for few bad beats. Dropping buyins won’t be a big deal for you now.
  7. The best part of supreme ego is that it saves you from tilt and hence hoards you from imminent bigger losses.
  8. You already know that you are better than your opponents and even if you lose, you learn from your bad moves.

Confidence and ego can be a good thing if you start associating your every move with learnings. It will deceive people into believing that you are already going to win the game, eventually dropping their confidence to the base. Play your best game and you will certainly earn money in poker game.

5 days, 24 super exciting events, 6.5 MILLION GTD prize, 20 LAC GTD Main Event, 2OK HighRoller Event, that’s some of the classy frills of PokerBaazi Premier League 4. We are already convinced that PPL 4 is offering the biggest cash prize ever offered to the Indian online poker community and each passing day is getting remarkably adorned with thrills and exhilarations. The day 2 was massive with the total prize pool of the 4 events reaching 11.44 LAC!

First Event

The first event commenced at 7 PM for 45K GTD [R+A] NO LIMIT Texas Hold’em. The event attracted 109 players and created a prize pool worth Rs 115500. Jimmy Arora ‘jeeven’ seized the lead with a cash prize of Rs 27720 making it two wins in two days , ‘Yogiraj’ grabbed the second spot and earned Rs 19635 trailed by ‘PlayEasy565’ at Rs 13860.

Second Event

The second bout started at 9 PM for 50K GTD [FreezeOut] Pot limit omaha poker. 105 players contested in it bringing a prize pool of Rs 105000. ‘rachubaba’ claimed the first position and earned Rs 25200, phil_ivey took the second spot by winning 17850 and ‘himanshu.zak’ took the third position by winning Rs 12600. The competition was delicately composed, but soon the tables turned with an instigation of the main event.

Main event

The main table voyage began at 10 PM for 5 LAC GTD [FreezeOut] NO LIMIT Texas Hold’em.  The main event drew 156 players creating a prize pool worth Rs 780000. The battle lasted for nearly 6 hours. Sridhar Ramineni ‘PlayEasy565’ came out the best to earn a cash prize of Rs 157950, ‘Perfecto’ took the second spot by winning Rs 118950, ‘Hades’ earned a prize money of Rs 89700 for the third place and ‘Amit030’ took the fourth place by winning Rs 66300.

Fourth event

Action approached the fourth combat for 60K GTD [6MAX] [R+A] NO LIMIT Texas Hold’em at 11.30 PM and attracted 114 players. They built up a prize pool worth Rs 144000. ‘sai120293’ paced to the top position by winning Rs 34560, ‘Vinstill’ captured the second spot by winning Rs 24480 and ‘pottysingh’ took the third spot by winning Rs 17280.

On the Leaderboard standings after Day2, ‘PlayEasy565’’ took the top spot with 934 points, ‘jeeven’ conquered the second position with 829 points and ‘zimmyyash’ got on to the third rank with 771 points.

There are three more days of play left in PPL 4. Head over to the PPL 4 Main page and check out the  schedule of the remaining events. Want to register? Have more questions? Just drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 1800 3000 9630 Toll-free.

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