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Since the entry into the new century, No Limit Hold’em has become the most popular form of poker worldwide. The ‘No-Limit’ game mode indicates that a player can bet all his chips at any time during a hand, which, on the one hand, makes it a very risky game to play, but at the same time provides an emotion factor unmatched by any other variation of poker.

As with any other form of poker, having the right strategy is the key to success, and what better place to start than hand selection. Because a No-Limit poker jackpot can be lost very easily, having a strong hand with a high success rate is vital. For beginning poker players, what is recommended is to adopt a conservative-aggressive strategy. This implies that you remove the vast majority of your preflop hands, but if once you have a strong hand, you play it very aggressively.

Your position during a hand is also a very important aspect in no limit poker. The sooner you have to act in one hand, the worse your position on that play will be, because you don’t know what the players are going to do behind you. When in the last positions, you have the advantage of being able to see what your opponents decide to do, then you can base your action on this information.

Your position in one hand also affects the selection of pre-flop hands. Here is an overview of the hands with which you can upload the pre-flop in different positions:

Principles of the position: JJ +, AK

Average position: TT +, AQ +, AJs +

End of position: 99 +, AQ +, AJs +

Small pairs of 22 to 99 can also be very profitable in non-limited cash poker games. These are good hands to match the pre-flop in all positions, even when a player goes up (although he would refrain from calling a raise with these hands as very large). Your goal is to have a trio on the flop and we hope you can stand against a strong hand like AA or KK, in which case you are likely to win a big jackpot. The important thing to remember with these hands is that sometimes you have to remove them on the flop and wait for the next opportunity.

While the pre-flop game is relatively easy with the adoption of a conservative-aggressive strategy, post-flop is the phase where things can be a bit more complicated. If we stick to the hand selections mentioned above, you will often find yourself in a dominant position after the flop, especially if you match premium pairs, two pairs – or even a trio. Unfortunately, this will not always be the case, but even if you lack the flop you don’t necessarily have to give up your hand immediately. If you have shown a lot of strength before the flop, you can shoot another bet on the flop in case all your opponents have checked their hands and there is still hope to pick up the boat with a bluff. However, if you encounter a lot of resistance, it is important to realize when you are defeated and give up your hand. A decisive factor for a successful No-Limit Hold’em poker game is not only to maximize your winnings when you have the best hand, but also to minimize your losses if your hand is weak.

In the preflop stage, the two players seated to the left of the dealer must place the pre-established bets before starting the distribution of known cards with the name of ‘blind’. The player immediately to the left of the dealer is the small blind, while the player to the left of that is the big blind. After each hand, the dealer’s position, the small blind and the big blind rotate around the table clockwise (to the left) for the duration of the game, giving all players the opportunity to occupy those positions.

To start a new hand, players in the small blind and in the big blind must perform their positions of the respective amounts before the cards are dealt. Blinds are mandatory positions and cannot be removed from the boat. The blinds must be matched by the other players to remain in the game and continue to play their cards. The amounts contributed by the small blind and the big blind will be computed as a credit in the case of the payment of a bet or a revire on the part of the players who occupy said positions. (For example, if no player turns to the big blind, the player who occupies that position will have already put in the pot enough to see the flop “free”).

The first stage of the game is known as preflop.

Once the positions of the small blind and the big blind have been made, the dealer will proceed to mix and distribute two covered cards to each player. Letters should be dealt one at a time clockwise, from left to right.

The small blind receives the first card, while the player with the dealer button receives the last card. These cards are called ‘covered cards’ or ‘cards in hand’. Once all players receive their covered cards, the player sitting immediately to the left of the big blind starts the betting round.

Each player, in turn, may ‘pay’ (equal the current maximum amount of the bet), ‘raise’ (bet a higher sum, which should be at least double the current maximum bet), or ‘withdraw’ (leave your hand throwing your cards face down towards the center of the table so that they are placed in the discard pile).

The lowest or minimum posture that can be done should be equal to the amount bet by the big blind. Players may bet more than the minimum; This is called ‘upload’. If a player revives, that amount will represent the new minimum amount for bets of that round.

Bets continue around the table clockwise. When the player’s turn comes to the position of the small blind, he can pay the bet by adding the remaining chips to match the higher amount bet, he can raise or withdraw, giving his chips already bet.

The last person to act in the preflop stage is the big blind. The player in this position has the option of raising, matching or retiring. As long as no one has gone up to the big blind, the player in this position will be able to continue disputing the hand. In this case, if you decide to pass, the big blind will not be required to add more chips to the pot. If the big blind wishes to raise, the betting round will continue around the table until each player has matched the bet or has withdrawn.

The river is the last round of the hand and represents the last chance for players to improve their game and make bets.

The dealer places one last uncovered card, the river, in the center of the table.

Once this fifth community card is revealed, the last betting round begins. As in the previous two rounds, bets begin with the first player to the left of the dealer who is still in play.

Again, in the case of no limit poker, any player wishing to bet must put into play an amount equal to or greater than the large blind corresponding to the preflop round (the first round of a poker hand).

In limit poker, the player must place a bet equivalent to twice the original big blind at this stage of the hand.

Players can bet and take part in the action until all have passed, matched or have withdrawn.

Once this action is completed, the showdown is followed to determine the winning hand. If a player bets and the rest of the players withdraw, the hand is terminated and the showdown is not necessary (because the player who bet wins the pot without confronting any other player).