The strategy articles at PokerListings.com are written by skilled and experienced poker players with enormous bankrolls. They cover every aspect of the game from what startings hands you should play to how you should handle a maniac at your table.
Since I'm a beginner I will start at the beginner's section. The list called "No-limit Texas Hold'em Top Advice" seems perfectly suited for me. Maybe the advice is not optimized for big multi-table tournaments like the ones here at the WSOP, but I think it will do just fine. Besides, I don't have the time to read a whole book.
No-limit Texas Hold'em Top Advice
1. Be very selective of the starting hands you play: you should have a 20-30 view of the flop percentage. This means folding A-J in first position, K-T in middle position and Q-T in late position.
Actually, I think I will fold even A-A in every position, at least during the first three levels.
2. Table selection: only play in games where you have an edge. You want at least a couple of weak players at the table when you sit down.Get edge online with the table selection tool Poker Usher.
3. Playing the players: make sure to quickly assess the opposition - who plays inferior hands, who folds at aggression, who bets with draws, who calls big bets with weak hands and draws, who can be bluffed, who bluffs, and more.
Now, how am I supposed to know all that stuff? I'm not a psychic.
4. Pump it or dump it: fold or bet/raise (if the odds are with you). You should avoid calling unless you have a good reason (like trapping an opponent).
Middle pair is a good reason, right?
5. Respect most big bets and raises: this is particularly true on the turn and river as most players do not bluff.
Ok guys, I will respect your bets and raises, if you will respect mine. And I promise I won't bluff.
I certainly wasn't born ready, but now I think I'm as well prepared as anyone else in the starting field. I might not reach the final table, or even the money, but at least I'll have fun and get my 15 (literarily) minutes of fame. Because, who has ever heard of some totally anonymous guy playing in a World Series of Poker event?