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25645974 Texas Hold Em Excellence

25645974 Texas Hold Em Excellence

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Now is the time to get your basic skills up to scratch. There
is nothing worse than feeling pressured whilst trying to
identify a poker hand quickly and nothing more
embarrassing than cards flying all over the place when it's
your turn to shuffle and deal.

LEARN TO IDENTIFY POSSIBLE POKER HANDS

One of the main things that was difficult for me when
learning to play poker, was being able to identify poker
hands and learning which hand beats another. I created a
simple method that was extremely effective at helping me
learn my poker hands fast. Within a couple of hours of using

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32 | POKER HANDS

this technique, you will be able to identify winning (and
losing) hands, quickly and accurately. As with any skill, the
more you practice, the better you become.

BASIC METHOD

1.Look through the poker hands at the beginning of this
chapter again, in order to familiarise yourself with the
different hands and which hand is higher in the hierarchy.
2.Thoroughly shuffle a deck of cards.
3.From the top of the deck, deal out seven cards from left to
right face up.
4.Take your time in trying to determine which is the best
hand, if any, that you would be able to make out of five of
the cards that lay before you.
5.Gather up the cards and place them in a pile to the side.
6.Repeat the process from step 3 until you have less than
seven cards left in the pack.
7.Over a short period of time, you will find that you can
increase your speed and identify which hands you would be
able to make, as well as recognise both the correct name
for the hand and it's position in the hand hierarchy.

ADVANCED METHOD

Once you have gained familiarity with identifying poker hands
using the Basic Method, you can progress to the more advanced
method.

This method gets you used to making poker hands in
Texas Hold 'em, by first dealing two cards close to you,
representing your hole cards and then dealing out the five
community cards towards the centre of the table. When
arranging the cards like this, you start to get used to the
way the hands look in Texas Hold 'em, where you have the
two hole cards near to you, and the five community cards
separated from them.
The final step in this technique is to deal out all of the
cards face-down, the two pocket cards and the five
community cards. Look at your hole cards to see which
ones you hold and place them back on the table face-down.
Next turn over the first three cards to the left of the

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community cards. These represent the Flop. Only looking
at your pocket cards if you really have to, see if you can
determine some possible hands that you can make with your
two pocket cards and the three community that you have
just turned over on the Board. Carry on simulating a Hold
'em game, by turning over the fourth community card, the
Turn and again seeing if you can improve on your hand.
Finally, turn over the River, the final community card and
see what the best hand is that you can make with all seven
cards.

Remember, only look at your hole cards if you really
cannot remember them, but work towards never having to
glance at the cards in the pocket a second time, as in a real
game it will be identified as a Tell (more about those later).

LEARN TO SHUFFLE

An important basic skill when playing poker is the ability to
shuffle a deck of cards without them ending up all over the
table and on the floor.
Good shuffle technique is worth learning well. It is
simple to do and the more you practice the easier and faster,
you will be able to shuffle, as well as keep all of the cards
together in the deck.
There are a variety of ways to learn to shuffle and the
most common one is the Overhand Shuffle. Steer clear of
flashy shuffles, at least to begin with, and master your
technique until it is faultless.
To find out how to perform the overhand shuffle and
many other varieties, pick up a book on card tricks where it
will explain basic Card Handling technique (You will also be
able to learn some cool magic tricks and be life and soul of
any party!), or do a Web search on Google for “how to
shuffle cards”.

Once you are adept at the Overhand shuffle, you can
then progress to the Hindu Shuffle, Weave Shuffle, Riffle
Shuffle
and the Strip Shuffle. The other common shuffles
used in Poker are the Wash and Go and the Strip and Cut.
Demonstrations of these can easily be found on the world-
wide web.

34 | POKER HANDS

WATCH POKER ON TV

The last task in this section is to watch the telly! Find
yourself a few poker tournaments to watch on the box, make
some popcorn, crack open a extra large Pepsi and start to
pay attention to the cards that are drawn. At this stage you
do not need to concentrate on who's betting what and which
strategies are being used, all you need to do is look at the
players pocket cards and then get used to making potential
hands when you see the flop, turn and river.
You will generally find that the pocket cards of the players
that haven't folded are displayed on the screen. As the
game progresses, the community cards appear in sequence,
allowing you to quickly work out which hand is more likely to
win.

These games can get fairly fast and you may struggle at
first to keep up. Consistency is the key here and if you keep
with it and persist, you will find that you are reading the
cards like a pro in no time flat.

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