Frequent Errors in Poker (for beginners)

  • Posted by Rick Slot
  • October 2, 2017 6:23:08 AM PDT

Large card, small kicker

One of the most common mistakes that new or inexperienced players allow is to take a bet with Ace or King and another card of another suit from the four and worse. All that is to be hoped in this situation is to pair up with a large card. But in a game on slotozilla with four or more players, there is a high probability that someone also has this large card, but with the best kicker. If you collect a pair with your weak card, then you will have an excellent kicker, but most likely, someone will collect a stronger pair, and your strong kicker will not help you anymore. Therefore, stick to your basic strategy of choosing starting hands, and back off from it only for a good reason (heads-up game, etc.)

Understanding preflop and postflop hands

It is important to understand the difference between preflop and postflop hand. Preflop, a pair of kings, is a strong hand. On postflop, the ace on the table makes a pair of kings with a weak hand. On preflop, AK is a relatively strong hand. On postflop, 3 to a number or one suit can make AK a hand that needs to be folded. Similarly, 56 are suited preflop, this is a weak hand. But if the flop comes 347, then you will have a nuts, which will beat all these older pocket pairs. One of the mistakes made by newcomers is that they are too addicted to their big pocket pairs or AK, thinking that they have the best hand. On preflop, this can really be so (so they need to raise a bet to get rid of "pulling" players), but after the flop, you need to be careful which hands you can now play against. Too often, players reach the river with a pocket pair of aces, where they are beat by a combination of two pairs or better.

Not recognizing the hands of other players

It's a well-known fact that new poker players concentrate on their hand and think little about what their opponents hold. This is similar to video poker, where the player clearly knows that he needs a jack to win. The problem is that the same jack with the same hand does not guarantee you a victory in club poker. In Hold'em, 5 of the 7 cards are common, so other players have at least 60% of your hand. Remember this when there are three suited cards on the table or three to the row. Your senior couple or even two pairs can be beaten at the showdown.

Less than the senior pair

Since there are 5 community cards in Hold'em, and up to 10 people can participate in the game, you can usually see fairly strong hands on the river. And although there are no clear criteria what kind of hand should win, especially if the table is bluffed or played by experienced players, a common mistake here is to expect that the hand is less than the older pair will win on the river. If you read your opponents well, or you are an experienced player, then you can tell when an opponent is going against you with a less powerful hand than the older pair. But in most cases, opponents will show at the showdown the older pair or better, and they will beat your second or worse pair.