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How can I learn to play poker properly?

Asked by Isa , Last updated: Nov 17, 2020

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Bergeront Tiffney

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Bergeront Tiffney, Computer Engineer, M. Tech, Southeast Montgomery

Answered Sep 30, 2020

Poker is an interesting game; some people find it hard while some find it easy.

These tips will guide you on how to play poker.

1. Learn the basics of the 5-cards hand and their rankings. The highest-ranking hand is the royal flush, which includes the 10, jack, king, queen, and Ace. The next card is the straight flush, then 4 of a kind, full house, a flush, a straight, 3 of a kind, 2 pair, pair, and high card.

2. The next thing you should do is place your blinds, also called starting bets or ante up.

3. The dealer will place the first card on the deck and then pass 2 cards round to everybody.

4. Each time the dealer put out a new card, you will make a bet again. If you want to do, you can ask to check to avoid betting or call to match the bet someone else has made or raise add more money to the betting pool or say fold if someone else has bet.

5. Look at your flop to see if you have a good hand; check your card after the second round of betting.

6. Check your cards and decide which hand to play; after this, all players will reveal their hand clockwise in the showdown.

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T. Wikati

T. Wikati

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T. Wikati, Technical Writer, New York

Answered Sep 02, 2020

Poker is a popular game that either rewards you or takes you for all that you got. Or you could just be playing for the fun of it. It takes an understanding of the game, with a hint of swagger is what is necessary to win.

These straightforward steps can teach you how to conduct yourself at the poker table.

• Guess the risks on your starting hand. Look at cards to see what you are holding.

• Check for a pair, two consecutive numbers, or cards that are from the same house or face cards, which may be good cards.

• You should almost always hold up your hand when it is a pair, face cards, and aces.

• An ace, king, and queen are strong hands.

• If you have good hands, bet before the flop to increase the value of the pot.

• Start bidding with the player to the left of the dealer.

• This time is where the bidding starts.

• From there, it goes clockwise.

• Call the bet if you choose to stay in but don’t have great cards.

• Increase the bet if you have a good hand.

• Fold if the existing bet is too high or if you have a bad hand.

• Decide if you would like to draw any cards.

• Determine whether or not you want to play your hand.

• Learn the basic “tells” of the other players, such as betting either too early or too soon.

• Distinguish conservative players from aggressive players.

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E. Jonathan

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E. Jonathan, Content Team Lead, Degree in Literature, Los Angeles, California

Answered Aug 25, 2020

Some people are naturally good at playing poker while there are also some people who would need to learn more details about it. The more interested you are, the easier it will be for you to start learning.

Decide what type of poker you would like to learn.

If you are a beginner, the most recommended poker game for you is “Hold−Em Poker,” as this is the easiest one that you should try.

Some tips to remember are these:

Make sure that you will make the best hand.

The player with the best hand will always win.

Bet as much as you want as betting will surely make a huge difference.

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C. Lucan

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C. Lucan, Copywriter, Literature Major, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Answered Aug 20, 2020

• Learn and perfectly understand the ten basic five-card hands and the ranking they have. The highest-ranking hand is the royal flush which includes a 10, Jack, Ace, etc. while the high card in hand having the lowest rank

• Place the starting bets which are also known as ante up

• Take a quick glance at the two cards you received from the dealer, which you are holding in your hands.

• You can decide to raise, bet or call after each of the rounds has been dealt. When it is your turn to bet you can say check so as to evade betting or call to match someone else’s bet, say raise to add additional funds to the betting pool

• Glance at the flop so observe if you will have a good hand

• Always check the turn following the betting second round

• In the final showdown, show each player’s hand clock wisely.

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W. Pratt

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W. Pratt, Marketing Analyst, MBA, Lincoln

Answered Aug 13, 2020

I believe this question is asking for ways by which someone can improve his or her knowledge of poker so as to get better at it. Well, I am going to say the best approach to this sees poker as something that can be learned and doesn't necessarily have to do with luck. One of the ways to learn how to play poker properly is by reading books that teach different strategies of how to play poker.

A lot of poker players rely greatly on strategies offered in books they have read. While books may not give you the best experience, you can consider watching different poker training videos on the internet. This will really help to fully understand each concept or strategy of how to play poker properly.

Also, you need to have as many poker friends as possible, specifically professional poker friends. I'm pretty sure you know why this is important. Finally, you can as well visit different poker forums. There, you will be opened to resources, strategies, and information that will help you as you continue to learn.

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W. Ira

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W. Ira
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Answered Aug 12, 2020

Poker is a popular card game. For those wanting to learn how to play it, the game itself is very easy to learn. However, to become a master of it may take more time. The best way to learn how to play poker is to learn Texas Hold Em. This will help the player learn the basics about the cards, as well as how they rank with one another. Once the player learns the cards, the player can then learn how to place bets. Once given a hand, they should learn when it is time to place a bet, call it, or raise it. They should also learn to identify whether they have a good hand or not.
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