Poker Jargon Blind (Small blind/big blind): Board Cards: Draw: Flop: Implied odds: Limit Poker: Outs: Position: Pot Odds: Pre-flop: River: Shorthand: Turn:
Illustration of Hands to play • The types of hands that go up in value or ones that you can bet with confidence: pocket pairs and suited connectors (strong draws in general). Pocket pairs do well because they are sneaky and can often withhold pressure. With pocket pairs, you can bet hard if you have a set or an over pair, which are hands that people generally don't expect. Suited connectors go up in value for several reasons. First, if the flop comes weird, you generally will be paid off. • Please realize that your stack size greatly affects the types of hands you should play. Big, unpaired cards like AK or KQ do better with smaller stacks, while suited connectors are more effective with larger stacks.
Common Mistakes • Mistake #1: Playing too many hands • Mistake #2: Playing above your bankroll • Mistake #3: Becoming too emotional at the table (Pulling a Schwarte) • Mistake #4: Not using pot odds • Mistake #5: Not following etiquette • Mistake #6: Imitating other players • Mistake #8: Superstitions • Mistake #9: Overvaluing Suited Hands
BUSINESS AND POKER, SKILLS YOU’LL NEED AND LEARN • Math • Discipline • Psychological skills • Clear Understanding of Risk vs. Reward