Basic strategy for all types of poker

The first step to mastering the basic strategy of poker is to understand poker terms and how they can help you in the game.


One of the most important and most famous poker concepts is Bluff. Bluffing means betting or raising it when you do not have a good enough hand in hand to win. The purpose of this bet is to get other players to believe that you have a stronger combination and fold the cards. In this case, you become the winner. Without the ability to bluff, you will find it very difficult to play poker well.

Slow Play

Using this strategy, a player who has a very good combination on his hands does not take too much action and does not raise bets too often, knowing (or hoping) that his opponent will bluff. If the strategy works, then it can significantly increase the bank and hide the power of your hand. You can often observe this technique in the performance of players who have in their pocket cards two aces. They play these aces slowly, since this combination is so strong that they want to keep at least one opponent in the game. A slow game does not mean that you have to do a “check” all the time. Often, as in the case of pocket aces, you can raise the bet before the flop in order to reduce the number of players in the auction. But be careful and do not overdo it, no matter what, lose all rivals.


Check-raising is the basic strategy of poker, which requires you to know your opponents and the features of their game. It looks like a “slow game” in that you check and wait until the loose player next to you makes a bet. The difference from the previous strategy is that you raise the bet immediately after a loose player’s bet, and he may not be able to accept it if he bluffs.

Players usually use this strategy when, playing against a loose player, they have a good combination or many outs. It is necessary to make sure that the bank is worth it. You should not use 1000 chips in a no-limit tournament to win 100. To make this strategy work, you should raise the bet by about 1.5 times the size of the pot. This should be enough to frighten your more or less experienced rivals. Losers can stay and try changing cards (in Drow poker), but you should make this attempt unprofitable for them. Observe the players who make small bets in the last round to see a “cheap” card on Thorne. Check-raising can often upset their plans and win several banks for you.

Change of styles of game

One of the fundamental rules in modern online poker is the need to change the game styles (strategy, system). Many have great problems with this. Now, almost every poker site (poker room) provides an opportunity to take notes about other players. And this means that any player can remember you well even after a few months of a break. Especially if you are very loose or, conversely, a very tight player. Change of styles is one of the most expensive lessons in poker, but it is necessary if you want to become a successful player.