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Card Dead in No Limit Texas Hold em Poker Part 2

Card Dead in No Limit Texas Hold em Poker Part 2

Aug 28, 2009

Continuing yesterday’s post about players complaining about being card dead, another aspect that needs to be analyzed is what kind of a game are you playing when you find yourself “card dead”. The type of game you are playing and the circumstances in it, make a big difference in determining what kind of hands you can play, what kind of moves...

Being Card Dead in NL Texas Holdem

Being Card Dead in NL Texas Holdem

Aug 27, 2009

I am frequently asked by other poker players what to do when they go “card dead”. In other words, they have just sat through 37 hands in a row of 9-2, 7-3, T-5, etc, etc what now?. This is frustrating and usually leads to making bad plays with less than premium hands. How do you deal with this? First off, the idea of being card dead is not a new one,...

No Limit Texas Hold’em Betting Strategy

One of the things you need to do to become a successful NL Hold’em poker player is learn how to bet. Sounds easy right? Everybody has heard that you should bet more than check and raise more than call, etc etc. But, too often players will bet without having a reason for betting. There should be a reaction that you hope to get from your opponent(s) by...

Letting Go of Big Pocket Pairs in NL Texas Hold em

Everybody likes to see a big pocket pair. K-K, Q-Q, even J-J is pretty nice to look down and see in your hand. However, many internet players have a hard time knowing when to lay these pairs down. It is never fun to go from the euphoric feeling of having pocket K’s to have to contemplate folding them, but it is a necessary skill that will often separate...

No Limit Texas Hold em Poker Betting the Flop and the Turn

Many poker players you will see online will not hesitate to make a continuation bet, or bet the Flop. The continuation bet has gotten to be such a standard play in both cash games and tournaments that it is seldom given any respect by other players at the table. You may find yourself re-raised by pretty much any two cards after leading out with a bet on the...