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Poker - give me tips

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Andr3w, 2 Oct 2009.

  1. Andr3w

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Oct 2004

    Posts: 19,686

    Location: England

    Ok going round to a friends house tonight to play some poker, i've played a couple of games before so i pretty much know the jist of how to play - the hands etc (Well most of them :p)

    What tips do you guys have for the new players to poker?

    Does being drunk help? I hope so...*takes another sip of beer*...*looks at clock...* ITS ONLY 1650? OMG

    I MUST NOT LOSE MY £5 :p
     
  2. Dan.m

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Sep 2009

    Posts: 563

    Location: London

    Patience is one of the most important things to have in poker imo.
     
  3. The Halk

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 May 2003

    Posts: 11,862

    Location: Hamilton

    Tip : Enjoy yourself! Avoid going all in just for kicks, because it won't be much fun when you're out of the game.
     
  4. PiKe

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,963

    Location: Lake District

    Take some extra aces?
     
  5. Sinque

    Soldato

    Joined: 5 Aug 2004

    Posts: 7,385

    Location: North East England

    Practice.
     
  6. jp_bl_68

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 3 Jan 2009

    Posts: 8,040

    At the beginning of the night you want to play tight while the blinds are low. Give yourself time to get to grips with the game and to get an idea of how everyone else is playing. And I'd be careful about slow playing a decent pocket pair.
     
  7. Yamahahahahaha

    Mobster

    Joined: 11 Oct 2008

    Posts: 3,836

    Location: London

    Liqour in the front. Poker in the rear.
     
  8. Andr3w

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Oct 2004

    Posts: 19,686

    Location: England


    WAYHEY :p
     
  9. ben90

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Jan 2009

    Posts: 1,262

    Location: Wiltshire

    Wrap a towel round your head so they can't tell when your bluffing.
     
  10. QlimaxUK

    Soldato

    Joined: 14 Oct 2007

    Posts: 5,338

    Location: wubalubadubdub

    low bets to start with, use this time to 'learn' your opponent(s) then start to 'UP' your game when you feel ready :)
     
  11. Dan.m

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Sep 2009

    Posts: 563

    Location: London

    Oh and wear huge shades, and a fedora, and if you have long hair put it over your face so you look like the grudge. You wont look silly at all.
     
  12. Efour

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

    Posts: 26,375

    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

    all in on the first hand
     
  13. Ant123

    Gangster

    Joined: 2 Apr 2009

    Posts: 255

    lol
     
  14. King85

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Nov 2008

    Posts: 1,905

    Location: Solihull, West Mids

    Don't waster time trying to work out how others are playing, to an inexperienced player this is pointless really. Focus on playing the top 10 starting hands and have a quick read of playing in position, bet out x3 the big blind if you have one of these hands and are in a strong position and you will be in a nice position for the rest of the hand. Don't be afraid to fold if you miss the flop.

    Most of all though, get drunk and have fun.
     
  15. Simi

    Mobster

    Joined: 30 Oct 2003

    Posts: 2,560

    Location: Hemsworth

    On a warm summers evenin on a train bound for nowhere,
    I met up with the gambler; we were both too tired to sleep.
    So we took turns a starin out the window at the darkness
    til boredom overtook us, and he began to speak.

    He said, son, Ive made a life out of readin peoples faces,
    And knowin what their cards were by the way they held their eyes.
    So if you dont mind my sayin, I can see youre out of aces.
    For a taste of your whiskey Ill give you some advice.

    So I handed him my bottle and he drank down my last swallow.
    Then he bummed a cigarette and asked me for a light.
    And the night got deathly quiet, and his face lost all expression.
    Said, if youre gonna play the game, boy, ya gotta learn to play it right.

    You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em,
    Know when to walk away and know when to run.
    You never count your money when youre sittin at the table.
    Therell be time enough for countin when the dealins done.

    Now evry gambler knows that the secret to survivin
    Is knowin what to throw away and knowing what to keep.
    cause evry hands a winner and evry hands a loser,
    And the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep.

    So when hed finished speakin, he turned back towards the window,
    Crushed out his cigarette and faded off to sleep.
    And somewhere in the darkness the gambler, he broke even.
    But in his final words I found an ace that I could keep.

    You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em,
    Know when to walk away and know when to run.
    You never count your money when youre sittin at the table.
    Therell be time enough for countin when the dealins done.

    You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em,
    Know when to walk away and know when to run.
    You never count you r money when youre sittin at the table.
    Therell be time enough for countin when the dealins done.
     
  16. Darkst4r

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,058

    Location: Bedford , United Kingdom

    Remember too that if everyone else checks and you have a bad hand CHECK don't fold. Checking costs you nothing and you may just luck out on a high card or a low hand.