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How To Keep Winning

It’s impossible to win or lose constantly. Sooner or later, any player (even the most experienced one) loses. However, those players who are concentrated on the game itself rather than on the idea of winning are always successful. In this article, we will tell you how to keep winning at online casinos.

We recommend you following these rules:

  1. Make a bet amounting to 10% from your bank. Slot machines at online casinos are software programs that are designed to make the player make as large bets as possible. In such a way, they perform a psychological influence on a person. Gaming software lets the player know that it’s quite possible to win. Most professional players base their gambling strategy on this fact, i.e. they make small bets, and a slot machine returns to them around 60% of their bet.
  2. Miss a bet deliberately. You can use it when playing roulette. Professional players recommend to miss bets, e.g. to bet in every two or three rounds. Combine this tip with the first one – and your chances to succeed will increase.
  3. 10% bet. By following this tip you will keep wining for a rather long time. There is a drawback, however: if you lose three times in a row, it will be pretty hard for you to get back your initial bank. Apply this tip with extreme caution.
  4. Try to withdraw your winnings as soon as possible. In order not to lose your winning, withdraw them from the system right after you received them. Your goal is to win, not to lose.

Don’t rush to spend all your money. If you have a significant amount of money on your account, try not to spend all of it at once. This is done in order for casino administration to consider you a loyal customer. This will also allow you to save your money and nerves.

Assessing what your image is

When you play at lower levels then your opponents are doing everything at a lower level……including watching you. At higher levels of play then your opponents are watching you very closely. This is why it is easier to get away with playing so many tables at lower levels because your opponents are not scrutinising your play as closely. Playing ABC on eight tables is easier to do and get away with than it is at say NL400. So your opponents are playing at a much lower level and so everything else impacts on that.

 
At higher levels then all of your opponents will be watching you very closely. Some will be using tracking software like PokerTracker while others will be watching you more closely. While tracking software watches your long term game and highlights it far better than any human, it really takes a human player to spot short term fluctuations in another player’s game. For example if a playing is temporarily tilting then you need to know this immediately as the effect of that will be absorbed in large sample sizes.

 
Also large sample sizes can be very misleading and even data can be very misleading in terms of how much short term fluctuation there is. There are a very large number of short term events that make up long term results and this is something that needs to be done manually. You start to build an image when you sit down at a poker table simply by the way that you play your hands. Let us say that you have been raising pre-flop and betting and raising a lot recently. In this game then your image will depend on the level of players that you are going up against.

 
Unless you have been raising and re-raising like a maniac then lower level opponents will not notice a slight increase in your action from the norm. However this will get spotted at higher levels and your opponents will adjust. Better players will adjust quickly and not let grass grow under their feet. So if you have say a loose-aggressive image and a certain player starts to play back at you then the table dynamic has changed. This is why playing so many tables at higher levels is very difficult because it is harder to spot the shift in table dynamic when you do this.

 
However let us say that you have a hand like the 7-6s. You normally call a raise with this hand for two reasons. Obviously you call because of your position and the fact that you feel that you can outplay your opponent. You also call the raise for both pot equity and fold equity. The pot equity comes from the pots that you can win with this holding and it also has big pot potential as it can make the nut straight. However you can also bluff on a lot of boards as well and so you have good fold equity. But when you have been very aggressive then your fold equity decreases against stronger opponents.

 
They will not back down to your floating tactics or your flop raises on wet boards or other such plays. If you raise the flop on a board like 10c-9c-4d then they may just three bet you with A-J or even call your raise. When this starts to happen then you are either up against a very aggressive opponent that is looking to maximise fold equity or one that is reacting to your play. This is why you need to be very aware of your own image because your opponents will either contract or expand their ranges because of it at the higher levels of play.

Carl Sampson is a professional poker player that plays online at www.888poker.com

Advice for better NLHE play

Let us say that it gets folded around to you in the cut-off seat and you have a playable hand like the 10c-9c in no limit Texas hold’em poker……just what sorts of mistakes can you make here? Well firstly you have a playable hand and so you really shouldn’t be folding that hand. Probably around 99% of all players would play this hand with most raising with it.

However this is looking at the picture incorrectly because we are only addressing one hand in a vacuum. If we took this one situation to an extreme then we could end up with a really obvious example like Ac-Ad. All players would raise with A-A and nearly all players would fold with hands like 7-2o. How many hands you play in between these two extremes is your total range for this situation. So two individual players may both raise with the 10-9s but that doesn’t tell the total range of both these players.

So with the first player who was raising with say 20% of their hands then the 10-9s would represent almost the bottom of their range. Whereas someone who was raising with say 40% of their hands then the suited connector would be in the middle of their range. This is a vitally important concept in no limit Texas hold’em and understanding our opponents range depth helps us to see how often we can make profitable plays against them in no limit Texas hold’em. As a rule then your average opponents either do something too much or too little and this reflects in their ranges.

It is your job as an online no limit Texas hold’em player to gain as much information on your opponents as possible. The person with the most information then becomes the better poker player……it is that simple. So what sort of mistakes could we make if it is folded to us in the cut-off? As a rule the two biggest mistakes are to not attack frequently enough or to raise too often…..in other words we are basing our mistakes on frequency levels which is an altogether more subtle type of mistake.

 
Let us say that an aggressive player raises with around 40% of their total range from the cut-off. This is not a good range and it does reflect an awful lot of hands. This is where we can exploit them in no limit Texas hold’em because if we three bet then most players would fold a large part of that range. This is a problem with raising too liberally because if your opponents choose to three bet you then you either have to fold to the three bet more frequently or play a hand with poor equity potential or four bet with the same poor equity potential.

Domination doesn’t always mean having say A-Q pinned underneath A-K in games like no limit Texas hold’em. We can face what is called a domination of equity. If a player is raising with say 40% of their total range and we three bet with 15% of ours then we have an equity edge over their range. If you or your opponents open raise too widely then you leave your observant opponents enough scope to open their three betting ranges accordingly.

This is bad enough but it then opens up the equally disturbing possibility that you will have to fold most of your range to a three bet. If your opponent 3/bets to say $21 after your $7 opening raise with $1-$2 blinds then they are risking $21 to win $10. This is roughly 67% of the pot and so if you fold to a three bet 67% of the time or more then your opponent is exploiting you. Even allowing for the times that you call then they will still have good post flop equity!

As always in no limit Texas hold’em then you are trying to balance your frequencies between doing something too often and not doing it often enough! The natural follow on of this is to have ranges that are too wide or too narrow for certain situations. At its very core then no limit Texas hold’em is an information based game and most of that information is based on frequencies.

Carl Sampson is a professional poker player who plays online at www.888poker.com

Infographic: Fearless Predictions for the 2013 Main Event

A dream of every poker player, amateur and professional, is to win the WSOP Main Event, an historic poker tournament in Las Vegas.  I know it’s a dream of mine.  Below is an amusing infographic that not only tells about the history of this celebrated tournament, it also reveals some interesting and “fearless” predictions of what will happen in the 2013 Main Event. I bet you’ll be surprised by who and what you will see.

Via: Bovada

Switching from six max to full ring

It is probably common knowledge to many of the regular readers of my blog that I play full ring above six max. I do this for several reasons but the main reasons are that full ring games are easier to make money at in my opinion and they fit my personality. I can’t think of two better reasons than that can you? I sometimes get asked what the differences are between full ring games and six max cash games.

 

My answer is the same and I will repeat that here. I don’t think the difference is as pronounced as many people think.
In my opinion then full ring games need slight adjustments from six max games but no more. One of the differences is in how your opponents perceive your range. In six max then when you open raise it will be UTG at the most. Most of the time your raise will come from the button, cut-off and hijack which are deemed late position in full ring! So in a full ring setting then your perceived range is much narrower. This allows you to be able to expand your range more than what is commonly practiced.

 
In my opinion, one of the biggest skills of a poker player is to identify the game dynamic and respond to it. You need to do something different to the game dynamic to gain an edge. It is very difficult to get a decent earn rate if you are playing identical or roughly identical to the game dynamic. Imagine a game full of decent players who all play position, knew hand values, folded most of their range, bluffed in small pots, didn’t stack off unless they had a powerful hand and so forth. It isn’t hard to see that if you played the same way as these people then you would find it hard to make money.

 
How can money flow easily when you are operating in the same way as someone else? The only profit potential in the game will then come from the one or two weak fish that may happen to sit in. However calling them “weak fish” is too generic a name and doesn’t really help us in our quest to exploit them. Just how are they “weak” and why are they a “fish”. It could be because their bet sizing is weak or they don’t hand read very well or perhaps they play fit or fold too much or maybe they have very weak post flop play and poor non-showdown stats.

 

Carl Sampson is a professional poker player who plays online at www.888poker.com

Looking at standard bet sizing in poker

I was having a discussion with a colleague a few days ago about bet sizing in poker and that standard bet sizes don’t work because they reveal too much about your hand. Well I can see the logic and standard default bet sizes are pretty inflexible and anything that is inflexible is by definition weak……or is it? You would say that a bridge is pretty inflexible but you would never call it weak and neither would you call a 100ft tall tree weak either. So just because something is inflexible doesn’t make it weak!

 
However in certain situations then inflexible bet sizing is sub-optimal but being sub-optimal doesn’t automatically make something weak. The only difference is that there are better options available in certain specific situations. I can think of numerous examples for why fixed bet sizing is very good and one such reason is when you are multi-tabling. If you are multi-tabling then obviously time is of the essence. So you really don’t want to be messing around with your bet sizing when you have multiple actions to deal with on numerous other tables all requiring your attention. It therefore helps you in this instance to have a default bet size.

 
Having standard bet sizes prevents you from having to think. There are all sorts of systems in place for bet sizing and one such system is to have standard bets based on your hand strength. In areas like electronic day trading then many traders have what is called a “staggered entry system”. This means that they will not enter the trade for the maximum amount of money until they know if the trade is going their way or not. This is like shoving all-in UTG with pocket queens when first to speak. You will fold out all hands except the very two that beat you which may be out there at this time.

 
At various stages of the hand then your hand value can start out being the best hand and end up being the best hand either at showdown or non-showdown. However it is when you started out with the best hand and it was overtaken or you thought that you had the best hand but the betting action revealed that this may not be the case when you have problems. This is why many multi-tabling players will bet something like two thirds pot on the flop and then expand the bet sizing if the position goes their way and back off if it doesn’t.

 
This allows you to play big pots with big hands and small pots with small hands and bluffs. The flip side is that it is an exploitable strategy but only if your opponents are sophisticated enough to know what you are doing. Let us say that you have the Ac-10c and the flop comes Ad-Jc-9d and your opponent checks. There are 8.5bb in the pot and you bet for value for 5.5bb and get called and the pot is now 19.5bb.

 
You still figure to have the best hand but your position is now much more marginal and let us say that the turn card is the 4c. Any draw failed to get there and weaker hands like ace rag may still call another barrel as would many draws that were getting 3/1 pot odds. You bet 10bb and are called again which if your opponent is tight marginalises your hand even more. So here you are looking to reduce your exposure and unless the river is an ace or a ten then you would probably check it back.

 

 

Carl Sampson is a professional poker player who plays online at www.888poker.com

Practicing Sound Money Management

You may have heard of the term “money management” and thought that you knew what it meant with regards to no limit Texas hold’em. However money management means much more than just having some correct number of theoretical buy-ins for a certain level! Money management is something that should be adhered to on a hand by hand basis. For example it is of little use in no limit Texas hold’em having say 50 buy-ins at a certain level and then playing badly. All this will do is lose you even more money.

To have an effective money management policy means having a strategy for how you play your hands as well in no limit Texas hold’em. This is why it isn’t necessarily correct to use other strategies that have been adopted by other poker players. No two strategies or styles will have the same variance level and so your own money management strategy needs to be individual and unique to you. For example if you feel that you prefer to play poker at full ring tables because of the lower variance then play full ring.

Variance is such a huge part of poker that it ultimately decides if we are long term winners or losers. If you play no limit Texas hold’em with a style that only has around five buy-in downswings then although you may not make as much money then you will not lose much either. It will take you a long time before you realise your actual earn rate but in the meantime what you will have to endure is variance. Let us say that a no limit Texas hold’em cash game player makes $20 per hour. In any one hour this player could possibly make somewhere between $300 per hour or lose $280 per hour (not actual figures). So in order to see this earn rate then you have to wade through a lot of bad things that will happen to you at the poker table.

In no limit Texas hold’em cash games then this often means playing fewer hands and so playing hands that present you with a much greater equity edge. It may also mean playing your hands in such a way that you do not get involved in big pots unless you have a big hand yourself. You will find that as a rule in no limit Texas hold’em cash games that the bulk of your profits will not come from big pots against solid players.

This is because they too will only be getting involved in big pots with big hands. So against solid but not spectacular players then you will need to try and accrue profits by some other method. This isn’t to say that you will not make money from big pots because you will. There were will always be some weaker players who will get all in with insufficient holdings. However the fact of the matter is that today’s breed of no limit Texas hold’em cash game players are better educated and more skilled even at the lower stakes levels than their counterparts of say ten years ago.

Carl Sampson is a professional poker player who plays online at www.888poker.com

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