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Online Poker – How to Increase Your Odds of Winning

Online Poker – How to Increase Your Odds of Winning

Like any good and noble game, poker is a game which requires practice and therefore comes with its share of mistakes. Very few of these however, as the majority of players tend to believe, are the result of bad play and lack of strategy! In actual fact, the number of mistakes generally increases as one becomes more experienced. Yet, there can be a lot of ways you can deal with such situations, of which some will have positive results and some negative.

Bound to mention some of the methods you can use in online in order to increase your odds of winning and as you will see, some techniques are not unpredicted.

Surface splitting.

Surface splitting is still a very controversial method of playing poker. It works by breaking a player’s hand into two hands and then analyzying if the new hand is better than both the original and combined hands. The great thing about splitting is that it can be done at any time, during the play, and progressively. Before you start analyzing your hand, first determine if you have two strong cards for the first and second hands. If you have, then you have a strong hand, one that you will most likely not get split. At the same time, if you analyze your hand sensibly and feel that you possess a very strong hand, you might be able to get the best result. In that case you will certainly win, whether you usually do or do not.

Character analysis.

Well, what do you think of that? Did you catch that? You are playing your opponent and not your cards. This means that you are subject to the psychology of the game. Thus you must know your opponent, and this is one of the most crucial facets of the game. When you play carefully and you analyze your opponents, you can get a feel of what kind of hand they possess. You can then try to get a grasp of their strategy, if you are playing with them again. You can also use their playing style against them. The first type of a strategy is the passive player. He is the one who bets only when he has a sure win in hand. Such a person will not get those winnings, but he will make sure that the other players lose. Such a person is the one who bets only when he knows that he has a sure win. Such a strategy will of course fail, when the odds are against you, but every time you can get a chance, you should take it.

The next strategy is the aggressive player. This is someone who is willing to bet and raise, and who thus heats the game up. The aggressive player must also analyze his opponents very carefully and be able to identify weakness and strength in them. This will greatly improve his game.

Other strategies also exist, such as the tight player, the loose player, the tight player who bets and raises often, and the loose player who bets and raises often, and such players are very hard to beat. The best players are the ones who know many strategies and plays, and such strategies and plays will increase your chance of winning.

Published by Jason