Aug 20, 2018
PokerBaazi

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Poker is a game swarmed with excitements, amazements, thrills, marvels, tremors, being lousy or perhaps just hoping with joys. It is notorious for its roller-coaster rides across the world. It is played for its challenges and remarkable skills. As in real life, people may not always be open about their feelings for you. Analogous in poker where it is not just about you and you have to be very attentive of people around you. Likewise to this anecdote, we bring you a few more comparisons on how playing poker is related to real life.

  • You are enforced to take decisions based on your interpretations and experiences
  • You can never control the cards or situations you are dealt with but you can control how you play your cards or how you react to situations
  • You know you have given your best but the outcomes can still be unbearably wrong. The best thing you can do after that is to keep making the best possible choices
  • Poker is like life, most people don't learn from their mistakes, they only recognize them- Cem Arel
  • Luck can sometimes give you a perfect hand or that perfect opportunity, but it's the skill of playing your cards right that wins you the game
  • You might face a bad breakup or your Aces get cracked sometimes
  • Probability rules life and probability rules poker
  • We tend to overthink in both poker and in real life
  • Who you know is more significant than what you know
  • It's wise to learn from your mistakes but you will not learn anything from whining over the past
  • Poker game is always not fair
  • It’s not about the Destination, It’s the Journey
  • Know when to quit

Suited connectors are hands which are next to each other in rank and both are the same suit, for example, 4 and 5 of hearts. Constructively, it can hit straights in two directions and can also make flushes. They are considered powerful as your opponents will find it really tough to put you on a hand. Being able to know the true value of connector is really important to win the game. 56 suited is better than 78, but only when it is in later position and 78 is suitably better than 56 regardless of the position. However, there are few factors which should be given consideration to know the true worth of suited connector.

Let’s say you have 34 and even if you are in position, it is advised to not involve in raised pots and moreover, it would work extraordinarily for stealing attempt/raise in late position. It might even get difficult to earn money with 34 when you have a flush. It is likely that other players will have a bigger flush than you and those who won’t have will gladly step out of the way.

Preflop

You should only play this hand when you expect to win a lot of money whilst hitting your flush or straight, as they are highly speculative hands. However, you might not want to spend too much money just to see the flop. Do you?

Early or Middle Position

As it is a known fact, your opponent controls the hand when you are out of position and much of the strength of suited connector comes from when they flop a draw, but playing draws out of position can be troubling. The value of suited connector remains somewhat static from early to the middle position. You just cannot afford to call too big a preflop raise as it can cost you a lot of money. So, it is best to avoid playing this hand in early or middle position.

Late Position

This is considered as a perfect position to play this hand as here you can fantastically call and hit the flop hard. The value of suited connectors indeed skyrockets when you jump to late position. You enhance the chance that your opponent will hit something on the flop and bet out by entering the flop with more opponents. It will give you much needs implied odds to play this hand and win a lot of money.

Just because you have suited connectors and a flush draw, it doesn’t mean you must always want to put lots of money to the pot. It is really important to be cautious to determine exactly how strong your draw is on different boards.

Did you know that writing in uppercase may correspond that you are screaming at your opponents while playing poker game online? If you are playing online poker in India for the first time and chaotic about some of the acronyms used there then you surely don’t have to worry. We bring you some of the common short terms used to play poker online which undeniably makes it more interesting than live poker. After getting acquainted with these terms, it will also be easy for you to apprehend what your opponents have to say about you and about the poker proficiency of the table.

 

Acronym

Meaning

:)

Smiley face

:(

Frowny face

Yw

You are welcome

Y

Yes

X

Non-specific card

U2

You too

Ty

Thank you

T

It can be thanks or 10 subjecting upon the situation

Str8

Straight

Sb

Small blind

S

Spades

Rgp

Rec.gambling.poker

Pl

Pot limit

Ott

Over the top

O

Off-suit

Nl

No limit

Nh

Nice hand

 

Nc

Nice catch

j/k

Just kidding

Gl

Good luck

G1

Good one

Gg

Good game

Gc

Good call

Brb

Be right back

Bl

Better luck

Bb

Big blind

As

Ace of spades

Ah

Ace of hands

Ad

Ace of diamonds

Ac

Ace of clubs

86

To ban or remove

 

In any poker game, player will customarily use deception to win the game with two related, but profoundly different methods- bluffing and semi-bluffing. A semi-bluff is a situation when a player makes a bet with a weak hand, but has better prospects to become a very strong hand. In simple terms, it’s a more similar to bluff except that it is made while holding a draw.

Let’s say you have a flush draw and makes a bet into the pot. You hope to win the pot anticipating other players will fold. However, if other players do not fold, you still have a good chance at improving and winning as you have some outs to win on the river. You can also try another bluff on the river bet. Normally, the strength of this technique is that you will always have two approaches to win- when your opponent folds and when they do not.

When to use and when not to use?

It should be attempted when you are playing against one or two opponents as if you tried attempting it on more than two players, then there are strong chances that one of them will have a strong hand. Semi-bluffing should be done when you are playing against tight players who are quick to fold and you get a chance to win the pot instantaneously. Your opponents will not fold in a loose no-fold'em game and most of the time, you will have to show down the best hand to win whereas it is a valuable technique in a tight-aggressive game.

How is it different from bluffing?

A bluff is a situation when you bet or raise with a weak hand simply because you know your opponent won’t call. You are aware of the fact that you will probably lose if you are being called since you typically bluff with a bad hand or a busted draw. This makes bluffing a risky affair and it usually depends on how well you read your opponents.  Semi-bluffing is more frequently used because even if you get called, you still have a chance to draw and complete your hand.

Advantages of using semi-bluffing

  • Having a reasonable draw enhances worth to your hand.
  • You can play in every bluffing situation.
  • You can bet aggressively which you otherwise might have avoided in straight bluffing.
  • The hand that you draw is usually a set or top pair since you are on a draw when you semi-bluff.
  • There are better chances of you winning the pot whether or not you complete the draw, provided you get your opponent to buy this.
  • You will be able to make the bigger best on the turn and river if your draw ends up completing.

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.

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