Poker Beginners Guides

What, exactly, is a continuation bet and how should you use it? What are the 10 ways Texas Hold’em Beginners lose the most money? What’s a scare card and how do you play against one? Our complete beginners guides walk you through some specific elements of Texas Hold’em all the way from concept to execution. Read them all below – and send them along to your friends.

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Pro Tips: The Biggest Mistakes Poker Beginners Make on Every Street

In 2015, Nick “caecilius” Petrangelo won over $3.4 million playing cards. I know. It boggles the mind. He’s won the PokerStars Sunday Million. He’s won a World Series of Poker bracelet. Last year alone he…

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10 Ways Texas Hold’em Beginners Bleed Money

New players to the game of Texas Hold’em are prone to several very common mistakes. Avoiding these traps and mistakes will improve your game vastly and, importantly, save you a ton of money. Poker Olymp’s…

8 minutes to read
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Why Your Bets Need a Purpose in Texas Hold'em

If you want to be successful in No-Limit Hold’em, you have to act with a plan in mind at all times. Many poker players bet with little thought as to what their goal is. You…

7 minutes to read
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A Quick Guide to Better Poker Bets: Pot-Limit, No-Limit & Limit

Want to maximize your profit in pot-limit poker games? Limit games? No-Limit games? Then it’s imperative to learn the most efficient strategies of betting in each poker variant. If you want to be a consistent…

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What is a Continuation Bet in Poker?

As a beginner poker player you may find it difficult to play poker on the flop after raising before the flop. When you follow up your pre-flop raise with a bet on the flop (whether…

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The 5 Most Common Beginner Mistakes in Poker

Every mistake you make at a poker table costs you money. Unfortunately for most poker beginners, it’s hard to learn from those mistakes — unless it costs you your entire stack. More often than not…

11 minutes to read
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Should I Play Poker Tournaments or Poker Cash Games?

One of the biggest differences between poker tournaments and poker cash games is your investment versus your return. Bad beats aside, every player is guaranteed a significant amount of playing time in a well-structured tournament. The large ratio of starting chips to blinds allows every player to start as a…

10 minutes to read
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The Basics of Blinds and Betting in Poker

Depending on what style and limit of poker you're playing, the ante or blind structure will vary. We've added a series of tables at the end of this article to allow you to easily find the type used for the game you're about to play. For older generations the first…

6 minutes to read
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Beginners Guide to No-Limit Texas Hold'em

Strategy Guide for No-Limit Texas Hold’em (Cash Game) Introduction Key Advice and Common Mistakes Pre-Flop Play Flop Play Specific Holdings at Flop Play On the Turn On the River Special Moves Odds Introduction The purpose…

28 minutes to read

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