Advanced NL Texas Hold Em play doesn’t have to be hard, all you have to do is learn how to do it the easy way. Naga303 poker play is great, yes it is easy. Most of the time when you play you play really well. You know the feel, the feel that got you to the final table. It is definitely not an effort free situation, if you let it be. Not to mention how much money you lose when you play too well.
With all that said, lets get into the highlights.
Advanced NL Texas Hold Em Play Easy Way #1
The first and easiest way to play to win, and to win easily, is to tight guess your opponents cards. You should have a read on most players at the table. Guess their style. guess their habits.
Then play to an advanced level of bluffing, semi-bluff, and slow-playing. All three; plus sometimes when you can get stacks in your favor with big hands like AK or better.
The main aim of this strategy is to survive, by taking small pots, and by building your big hands back into the game. By doing this you will be very strong, because if somebody does call you, you will have a very strong hand to start with.
This is also a great situation to play because if you hit a set, it usually isn’t worth much against other random hands. So once you’ve built your stack (by being aggressive and stealing blinds) you can take a free card, or a free card if you are lucky.
Advanced NL Texas Hold Em Play Easy Way #2
The next way to easily win is to utilize middle pairs. I’m sure you are aware that in No Limit Hold Em, the range of hands is not as simple as it is in Limit games.
But if you raise and go all in with a middle pair, you will usually steal the blinds uncontested, so you don’t even have to have the best hand to win. This is a perfect situation to steal the blinds in late position or even just to min raise and see if you hit a nice flop.
After you raise, go all in. If you get re-raised, just fold, but typically no one will bet and you will pick up some blinds. This is a great way to win a lot of small pots without having to win them.
Advanced NL Texas Hold Em Play Easy Way #3
The third way to win chips is to create a huge pot and make your opponents fold. This is more common place in a tournament because the pot odds are greater. Create a pot and make your bets and raises so that more people fold and you pick up some easy chips.
The size of the pot you should bet on should be around the size of the amount of the blinds or slightly more, to create a pot wherein all your opponents have to call to see the flop. When you make your Ace or King and there are two or three callers, you should bet to increase the size of the pot.
This creates a situation where one opponent is all in and the other opponent is basically forced to call 2 bets to see the flop. That opponent who has to call is more likely to have a good hand, so you can win a nice pot.
As you can see, these easy to medium sized gains in stack size can make a big difference over a short period of time in tournament play, which is why you will want to utilize these moves to increase your chip advantage in the later stages of a tournament.