Most Common NLH Mistakes

November 24, 2010 - by mosesbet · Filed Under poker-strategy Leave a Comment 

Get a £1250 Bonus and Play in the $200k GTD at William Hill Poker!

William Hill Poker now offers a massive 200% up to £1250 bonus for new players.  You can also play in the First Deposit Freeroll worth $4,000, the £12,000 Poker League and play in satellites to the Irish Open 2012!

>>Claim Your £1250 Bonus at William Hill Now!<<


New Players Common Mistakes In Texas Holdem

Even though when playing the game of texas hold’em all the players should be familiar with the rules of the game, it doesn’t necessarily mean every player is good at playing the game. There are many complexities to the game that you have to learn the game in great depth if you expect to win.

In this article you will be made aware of the most common mistakes that new players make, which can result in significant losses at NL Texas Holdem. Realizing the mistakes will enable you to not make the same mistakes again.

First of all, understand that Texas Holdem is not a game just of luck but also requires an element of skill. There is a reason the best tournament players in the world make the final tables of tournaments on a consistent basis

Poker is a skill game and something which can only be improved from experience. Yes, in the short term luck can play a big role, like when you shoved all-in as a 80/20 favorite and got unlucky on the river. However, in the long term if you are consistently taking the right decisions, you will stand to profit, and quit handsomely if you are a lot better then your opponents. New players should get familiar with variance in poker. What you need to realize is that even if you are a 80/20 favorite to win the hand, even though you are a big favorite to win, it doesn’t mean you never lose. A 80/20 favorite will lose 1 in 5 times, so it will happen fairly often. Accept that it’s part of the game, and that sometimes you will lose with a strong hand.

Instead of being most concerned with the outcome of the hand, you should be focused on the decisions you are making. You can make the correct decision and lose the pot and vice versa. The aim is not make as many mistakes as your opponents, it will impede you to become a winning player.  In order to become a solid winning player you should train at regular intervals. Playing online poker can be good way to gain experience. The high volume of online poker hands will get you thinking more about the game and winning strategies.

One of the biggest leaks of novice players is sometimes people do not pay attention to the game, for whatever reason, like when getting bored from being card dead. The most important tip that I can offer you is not to play many hands when you start to lose focus. Consider the situation, such as your opponents playing style and what their actions are telling you, and take the right decision.

There is another common mistake new players have to avoid, which is playing in a predictable way. If you are playing transparently and limping in with weaker hands and raising big only with big pocket pairs, for instance, it can become very predictable how you play by observant players at the table. When you are predictable it can become difficult to make money. Instead, the main objective is to mislead the other players at the table. Do not let your opponents understand your intentions, because they can easily take an advantage over you if they do. For that reason you have to play differently and always mix it up when playing texas hold’em.

Leave a Reply