Getting Started in Poker
Poker is a game of chance, but it can also be an incredibly exciting and rewarding game to play. It combines the ability to read opponents, predict odds, and make big bluffs with a lot of strategy.
To start playing, you will need to buy in to the game with an ante, which is a small amount of money. After the dealer deals two cards to each player, a round of betting begins. The players can choose to fold, call or raise their bet.
Avoiding Bad Poker Etiquette
Poor etiquette in poker can ruin your win rate and be very distracting for other players. This includes talking when you aren’t in a hand or making noise during the course of action.
Don’t Become a Slow-Player
The best way to improve your poker skills is to learn to play a range of hands. This means you should bet aggressively with a variety of hands from low to high.
Learning to bet with a variety of hands is important because it can help you avoid the most common mistake made by new players at the poker table – betting when you don’t have a good hand. This can lead to you losing a lot of money and making the wrong decisions.
Be Assertive & Don’t Lumps
You should never limp into the pot in a home game unless there are five players checking/limping in front of you. This is a very common mistake that players at lower limits make and it can lead to you losing a lot of your bankroll.