Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Hold 'Em

I'm trying to get better at Texas Hold 'Em. I like to think I'm already pretty good, but playing at a new table is always challenging. When I moved up here, I found a weekly game pretty fast. I don't make it out each week, which makes it harder to learn everyone's styles and strategies. The first two outings, I lost $20 a shot.

This week, I turned a corner. I played smarter, and I'm starting to pick up on peoples tells. I came home with an extra $50 as a reward, so over the long run I'm up $10. Not a very good return for about 6 hours of work, but I expect it to get better in the future.

I probably won't talk too much about strategies on this site, since some of the guys I play with are readers. That said, if there are any other players out there, I'd love to hear some of your strategies.

10 comments:

Nicole said...

Can't give too much advice on Texas Holdems, but, Buddy old pal, if you ever need advice on Strip Poker for money, I'm your gal....
Only thing is, being that you are a guy an all, suggesting to you to lose your top and bra instantly may not be to your advantage.
Works like a charm though, as nipples seem to be very hypnotizing.
{Not even leaving my blog name, as it could come back to haunt my good character teehee }
Nicole

Ben said...

Strangest...most random post ever. I thought I had just been hit by a porn-spambot at first, but nothing ever got advertised...Uhh, thanks Nicole. I think...

Nicole said...

Ben.......think real hard. Tis I, your Northern neighbour.
I do actually have a name and it is not Laura Ingalls.
Ps. Silly boy, the above post was a joke. We do have senses of humour too, EH!!
Nic.

Nicole said...

Certainly did not mean to ruffle any feathers,and I truly hope that I have not offended you. I will not question your knowledge of catwoman again and will try to keep all "racy\perverted" comments to myself in future, { my country's National animal is a BEAVER for crying out loud, what do you expect}
...ooops, sorry, last time, I pinky swear.....

DJ Shovelpants said...

Nicole, please stop by my blog.

Filth is always welcomed at I'll Be Dashed...

Jen said...

um, ok random blogger.......
Anyway, Ben:
I only played one game of texas holdem in my life. I won(against even you).
Maybe my winning was caused by everyone helping me for the first 3 hands or so... I don't think you can use this tactic since you've been there a few times...good luck.

Red said...

My strategy for Texas Hold Em is an overwhelming suspicion, bordering on paranoia, that you're bluffing.

Nicole said...

Made new blog, to help keep my alter-ego seperate!

CRAIG said...

It seems out of place to give real advice but here goes...

I tend to keep my raises smaller from early position (2.5 to 3X the blind) and more from late position (3.5 to 5X).

I'll make marginal calls if I have position on the raiser. I'm more likely to make these position calls if the raiser is a weak player that I can out play after the flop.

I avoid "trap" hands like KT or KJ. In the long run they are big losers.

Good luck and keep us posted!

Nicole said...

DJ
was a little....surprised\offended at your suggestion of filth. Didn't know that nipples and BJs, and beavers{ just furry animals, with REALLY big buck teeth, in all honesty} fell under the filth catagory in the good ole US. {maybe you have been under the BUSH admin a tad too long??!!}