Variants of strategy of game in poker Texas Hold’em

Bankroll Management

This is the basis of poker accounting, which implies the competent management of money allocated to poker. The task of the player is to distribute the investments so that they allow the realization of the mathematical expectation and avoid bankruptcy. In other words, the player has to follow certain rules. It should play at those limits on which the size of the capital allows to play comfortably. When landing at the table, the poker player must leave on the account means that will allow to continue playing in the event that the mathematical expectation is not realized. For example, if he enters the table with a stack of $ 5, he should have at least $ 250 in his account. This reserve will play a long session, and the more hands the poker player plays, the more profitable decisions will bring profit. In addition, losing a small part of the bankroll will not affect the psychological state of the player and will not cause tilt. The ratio of bankroll and limit can be different. Experienced players count on it, based on the knowledge of the features of their game. Beginners are advised to have a capital of at least 50 buy-ins to play for cash tables.

Range of starting hands

Beginners often use the finished chart of starting hands, which allows you to make less mistakes when entering the auction. However, this approach makes the poker player predictable and his opponents quickly calculate his range. Experienced poker players form their own hand charts, of course, based on statistics and standard tables, but adjusting them to their own style of play. In addition, the range of starting cards they vary during the game, as they change it depending on the characteristics of the opponents. For example, when entering a trade against a tight opponent, they use a wider range of cards, while against aggressive ones they narrow it, and so on.

Reading opponents

It is not enough to form the proper chart of hands, it is also necessary to learn how to determine with which cards the enemy enters in the bidding in different positions. Identify should not only spectra, but also features of behavior in the auction. For example, you can find out how often the player gives out the blinds, how often he tries to steal them, and so on. This can be done “manually” by watching your opponents and making notes. However, more and more players use auxiliary software, which allows to automate part of the observations and express them in the form of statistical indicators.