No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tips on Players
No-limit poker is one of the most interesting pokers around because aside from basic strategies and skills needed, it involves a lot of weighing what the opponent is thinking. Here are some no-limit Hold'em tips.
What kind of players are we up against? This should be the first question we ought to answer before or the moment we take a seat at a no-limit poker table—this is also one of the vital Hold'em tips we ought to have. Experts say there are at least four types of no-limit poker players.
Let's take the rigid-casual players. These ones have little chance of winning much in no-limit. They fuss too much with their hands but when they finally come up with a strong one, they know little about how to exploit it to get more winnings. They don't know how to take advantage of a winning hand. To play against these players, we can just bluff our way to the flop by raising in preflops and take the pot down. Or, we can just fold when they bet strong.
There are players that are loose in their hands and loose also in their bets. We call them loose-loose players. They are fond of calling bluffs even when what they have are second rate hands. It seems it's the only play they know on poker. So most times, they wait for raised bets. With no-limit poker, second rate hands are sure losers. Anyway, there are not much loose-loose players in no-limit because it easily scares them off.
There are also players that are over-aggressive in bets and yet also too casual about hand strategy. They bet a lot and then lose their stacks just because of carelessness in one or two hand plays. They lack discipline, unlike the casual-aggressive types. They like the challenge of no-limit poker alright, yet they get carried along by the excitement and lose focus on their hands.
The casual-aggressive types are the players we watch out for. They're mean players who make protracted advances at the pots. They may seem to lose a lot of bets, but then they suddenly make a huge bet to take the whole pot down. We never know what they'll do next, but they seem to read our moves. They also seem to have such perfect timing.
Thus, the Hold'em tips here are play the hand well and be timely with the bets. Put these together and we have a winning formula.