This series of articles will introduce you to No Limit Hold'em cash games.
You will learn about the correct preflop strategy. Secondly you will learn to evaluate the strength of your hand and given the number of opponents and their actions we show you how to proceed. The fourth article teaches when to bluff and semi-bluff and why it makes sense to change gears at times. Finally we list the most common mistakes and how to avoid them.
What are the differences between cash games and tournaments? This article explains why cash games can be so much fun.
Choosing the right hands to play and playing them correctly is the basis of your game. This article will teach you how to distinguish good starting hands from bad, and explains how to gain an advantage in the first round of betting.
The flop changes the value of your hand considerably. Depending on the strength of your hand, your position and the preflop action you need to plan how to proceed.
Reading the Flop Tutorial
We can break hands on the flop in to three categories: Extremely Strong Hands, Strong Hands and Mediocre Hands.
Playing Draws Tutorial
Just like Made Hands Draws we can breake down draws to categories: Very Strong Draws, Strong Draws and Weak Draws.
Bluffs, hand protection and balancing
This article shows you when you can bluff and when you should avoid it. Also it introduces the concepts of protecting your hand against draws and shows how to disguise the strength of your hand.
Playing Made Hands Tutorial
When you have a strong hand there are lots of reasons to bet - and one of the most important is to protect your hand from opponents on drawing hands. And by betting to protect your hand, you are also building a pot that you have a good chance of winning.
Laying Traps Tutorial
Sometimes your hand may be so strong that you do not want to scare your opponents out of the pot by betting. In this situation you can slowplay your hand and set a trap.
Bluffing is a tool that all players need to master; it's an essential weapon to keep your opponents off balance.
Continuation Betting is a very simple play to execute: raise preflop and then raise again after the flop. This approach makes it very hard for your opponents to work out if you have a hand or not.
Key points to consider when deciding whether to call, bet or fold with draws include reviewing the preflop action, the number of opponents you face and the overall strength of your draw.
Hidden Draws Tutorial
When you hit a hidden draw it will be extremely hard for your opponent to put you on that hand and you'll often get paid off on your river bets.
Avoiding big mistakes
Poker is all about making good decisions and avoiding big mistakes. But your poker decisions won't always be black or white: there is never one way to play certain situations all the time.
Test your skills
Test your skils in the No Limit Hold'em Cashgame Quiz. You need 70% or more in order to pass.