Poker bluffing short tip from Negreanu

Bluffing is like telling a story. You have got to make sure when you’re telling a story you have got your facts set up. So think about it in a real-life situation: you tell your wife that you just came from the golf course, meanwhile, you’re wearing your suit. Doesn’t add up, right? And so with a poker hand you have to make sure that the story you’re telling is believable, that you could actually have the hand you’re pretending to have. The other key consideration in terms of when to do it: you have to pick the right people. If you know a guy thinks you’re a bluffer – don’t bluff him! Don’t. Ever. Because he is just going to call you with anything. The ones you go after are the people who are more professional, who think about the game more. If someone doesn’t think about the game they’re not smart enough to be bluffed. Pick your opponents well and tell a story that’s believable. Continue reading “Poker bluffing short tip from Negreanu”

Beginner poker tips

1. Be Selective With the Hands You Play

It is very important for poker beginners to keep it relatively tight. This means that you only want to be playing decently good hands. What do I mean by “decently good hands?”

Well as a rough rule of thumb here is what I suggest for 6 person and 9 person cash games:

6max – The top 20% of hands
Full Ring – The top 15% of hands Continue reading “Beginner poker tips”