Texas Holdem Strategy and Tips

Texas Holdem Poker Strategy – Keeping Notes in Poker

With the meteoric rise of online Texas Holdem Poker over the last decade, many newcomers to the game are now deciding to try their hand. These newcomers often dive in without any due preparation, and suffer financially as a result. Most take the most basic steps of learning the Texas Holdem Rules, and how the hands rank, but few go further and take the necessary steps to prepare themselves properly for what can be an extremely risky first foray into the world of online poker.

Doyle's Poker Tips

Doyle Brunson, the "Texas Dolly," winner of 10 WSOP bracelets and one of the most prolific poker players the World has ever seen has written these poker tips for us to share with you. Using Doyle's Tips when playing Texas Holdem will help your game no end.


When Not To Bet
You should be very reluctant to bet a marginally strong hand into a consistent bluffer. You'll often make more money checking and calling. (Note, though, that if the bluffer will not bet most losing hands he would have called with, you should bet.)

The Quick Guide to Playing Small Pairs

It can be tricky when your dealt a small pair pre-flop in Texas Holdem. By small pair I mean from pocket 2s up to pocket 6s. These aren't easy cards to fold but if you don't hit a set on the flop, they're very difficult to win with.

Here's a guide to maximising your pre-flop small pairs and I've found this is a decent strategy when playing Texas Holdem poker to maximise the potential of the cards whilst retaining a folding strategy to minimise any losses that small pairs can invariably lead to.

Bluffing In Texas Holdem Poker

With the burgeoning rise of online Texas Holdem Poker, many seasoned offline veterans are starting to make their presence felt online. There is no doubt that the expansion of online poker is giving new opportunities to all sorts of people, to either progress in the game, or to get your first start without spending a lot of money, or needing to find a real bricks and mortar game.

What has to be considered by veteran players before they sign up, is that there are some very significant differences between the two forms of poker.

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