You know when you’re playing video poker long enough, you’ll start to realize that you’re not quite sure what hand to hold to throw the dice, or perhaps you are holding five cards to a royal flush. Even when you think you have mastered all there is to know about poker, you are likely to continue to play, perhaps hoping against hope that you will ultimately win and recover your Casino Master Prize. But what if you could make yourself so unattractive to get other players to fold that the other players might beat you? Wouldn’t that be fun? Well of course it would, in fact, and the fact is you could do just that – in a way that made you unbeatable.
There are many different strategies you could use to help you get an edge over your opponents. One of the best ways I know to do that is make sure you bet high, and always, and in fact, always raise when you have a good hand. The other players, being alert, might pick up on this and induce themselves to fold, which would leave you with the pot, but in my opinion would be well worth it.
You would want to make sure you did this from a position later on, after you picked up a good hand, such as a high pair, or suited card. This way you can make your competitors play out of position and bet into you, and as they do this, you will be able to take their money.
The other players, being apprehensive about betting into a consecutive hand, might just choose to check. This would give you the opportunity you were looking for and then some.
To be perfectly honest, this is the only real strategy in Dewavegas that we could truly say you should never do. Doing a strategy like this is dangerous, and you could lose a lot of money quickly, so just forget it. It’s just really irresponsible to try to formulate a plan when you are playing cards, especially the old fashioned variety. Why strategize when you should just throw your chips all-in? Strategies are useful when playing poker, but not for playing Holdem. The fact is, no matter how hard you try, you will always lose. It’s not hypothetical; it’s a fact. Some cards are just not dealt the same way. Sure, there are different pocket cards you can play, or different situations you could face. But a few times in Holdem, you will find two different cards that a different player thinks are the same, or two players will think are the same, and if you bet and win, you just lost you bet. Strategies are useful when you’re playing poker, but not for playing Holdem. The fact is, no matter how hard you try, you will always lose. You’ll never be able to eliminate the dangers, the grey areas, and the mistakes. Strategies are useful when there are no mistakes, but no matter what strategy youucks are in, you’ll still lose.
So, what is this crazy strategy you keep referring to? Well, ignore it. Nothing is. It doesn’t work.Suppose you call your opponent’s bet pre-flop and you find yourself with a flush draw. What should you do?
If I may translate this advice: don’t do anything. I know you want to bet, but if you do you will lose. Just forget about it.
But, read between the lines, this is what really goes through your mind:
“If I raise big and find myself with a flush draw, I use a stone cold bluff. I would never use a bluff if I thought I had the best hand, or if I was certain my hand could not be beaten, but right now I just have a flush draw and want to see what the river card can do for me.”
Your mind is clearer now. clearer than clear thinking. You’re remembering the times when you really believed you were going to win, and when you lost, and then you started to remember those times when you won, and when you won again. You are remembering the times when you have convinced yourself that you were on top of the world, and when you found yourself struggling, and when you suddenly realized that you could really have a chance at winning this hand.