No Limit Poker has become increasingly popular, not only for its exciting popularity but the potential for large sums of money to be won at the tables. While an amateur poker player can win $10,000 overnight (possibly even bigger), an experienced card player can earn a professional degree from the tables. The self-avowed salary of professional poker players is of tenuffieldamentalitys to the game. This article, though speculative, describes the opening of a $10,000 parlay (that’s mathematical for the non-counting crowd), and the various steps that a poker player (and his principals) should take to maximize the odds of winning.
It is essential to begin with the three distinct types of poker: limit hold ‘em, no limit hold ‘em, and pot limit hold ‘em, before progressing to the more intensivecoin-restrictions. (This technique is more properly and more rapidly applied in game principles and practice, and not as an absolute formula for automatic profit.)
The three types of game are slightlybreadths of the poker player’s portfolio. Limit hold ‘em is the cheapest, and can be employed as a tutorial and/or as a means of gainful practice. No limit hold ‘em is more expensive, and may be employed as a tutorial or for gain of experience before coin-restrictions. Pot limit hold ‘em is the most expensive of the three, and can be employed only on the most reputable and serious sites. Before the all-in move (or even before the “raise any” bet) there should be a fixed stack of chips, and the cost of any possible call, fold, or raise.
It is not to be mixed with ring games or tournaments. Nor is it the sum of the small blind and big blind bets that count toward the total. In no limit hold ‘em, any stack, even the Totaled Stack, may be increased, at any time. Before the move, the players should decide what the maximum permitted increase will be. For example, in a 3/6 game, 3 or 6 players call the bet, leaving the remaining players with roughly 10BBs chips to split a wide margin of chips between them.
After the blinds are set, and the first dealer turns up the cards, the first proper betting round begins. Betting in no limit hold ‘em is as it sounds: Witholding the minimum bet, if any, to the extent of the blind. There is no minimum bet, so the player with the cards can always bet. Betting at this stage should be aggressive. In limit hold ‘em, the worst that can happen is for all but one player to have a superior hand.
When the player to the left of the big blind has deposited, or the small blind has folded, the first betting round begins with the player to the small blind acting first. Betting in limit hold ‘em is done in the first two rounds, regardless of who acts first.
The first to act is the large blind. He is not always required to call, but may bet (this is the only means he has of forcing the play to improve). If the player before him bets, the large blind can only call, leaving the door open for the player behind to bet, since no minimum raise has been applied. Once a bet is made, the blinds fold, unless there is a pre-flop raise that would be more than 4 times the size of the current bet. In that case the small blind is the only player stands to benefit, since a 4 times increase would have to be large enough to overcome the built-in Hk Pools.
The first player to act after the dealer is the small blind. Like the large blind, he may call, raise, or fold. Once a bet is made, the small blind too, may call, raise, or fold, leaving the door open for the player behind to bet, or for him to fold.
The dealer is not required to reveal his hand, and in some games he is not allowed to act at all. Once a bet is made, the hand remaining is compared only by the highest card, except in the case of the dealer, who must take all cards into account. All bets are at the same maximum and can be increased or decreased at the same time as the cards are being dealt.
After all bets are made, 3 cards are dealt face down, and the flop betting round begins. At the end of this round the dealer deals another card face up, followed by another betting round. After this round the dealer deals the last card face up, and a final round of betting follows.