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Poker betting strategy

One of the most important components of any online poker strategy is the betting strategy. It doesn’t matter if you are playing in online poker tournaments or any other poker events that feature Omaha hi or Texas Holdem – it is essential to develop a solid poker betting strategy. Here are a few of the main things you need to address if you want your poker betting strategy to be profitable!

Standard raises

The first aspect of a profitable poker betting strategy you need to care of is your pre-flop bet size and your standard raise. Believe it or not, the best way to disguise the strength of your hand is to use the same bet size every time you make a bet. For example, if you raise three times the big blind every time you enter a pot pre-flop, how will your opponents know if you have a pair of aces, or just a small pair. If you raise big with the aces every time, they would know what you have and play accordingly!

Flop texture

Next, you want to implement a mechanism that allows you to analyze flop texture in relation to the poker betting decisions you will be making. For example, if you have a pair of sevens, it is a bad idea to lead out if three over cards hit the flop. But, if you have a pair of Kings, and a ten, a four, and a two come on the flop, it is generally a good idea to lead out.

Pot odds

Lastly, you want to incorporate some analysis of the pot odds when developing a poker betting strategy. You don’t have to include all the complicated calculations every time you make a move, but just implementing a simple mathematical formula to take into account the pot odds makes decisions a lot easier. Totally ignoring pot odds and making betting decisions based on your gut feeling is generally a loosing poker strategy.

If you develop guidelines for standard raises, learn how to implement flop texture into your decisions, and have a basic understanding of pot odds, you will have no trouble developing a profitable poker betting strategy. When you have a preliminary betting strategy developed, head over to your favorite poker room or any of the other poker sites you play at and test it out at the free money tables. Before long, you will be ready to make big money playing for real!

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