Poker is a very simple game, at first glance, in which all players get certain cards in their hands, and wins the one whose combination of cards was stronger. However, it is only at first glance. In fact, in poker the strongest combination wins quite rarely, much more often the hand wins without a showdown, after a raid from one of the players. That’s why experienced players who know all the tricks of poker say that poker is played not by cards, but against people.
It means that if we learn how to “read” our opponents, we can win handouts against them all the time, no matter what cards they give us. Of course, this is ideal, but there are still a few poker tricks that many professional players know and that beginners are not aware of. And that’s exactly what we would like to tell you about…
Slopplay is one of those tricks of poker, which is “led” even experienced players. Its essence is as follows. You get good cards (for example, a couple of aces), and instead of immediately making an all-in or raiding your opponent’s bet, you just go in the limp, responding to the opponent’s bet. Then, after another bet from our opponent, you also simply respond with a call instead of raising it. And so up to the river, where you respond by simply putting up an all-in.
This tactic of “slow play” (“slopley” is translated) leads to the fact that our opponent will be almost sure that he has the strongest combination in the handout, and we call only to “reach your goal” or with some weak hit. In the end, our opponent will even be interested in raising his own bets, and you only have to call them to show your nats on the river.
However, sloplai is dangerous because several players can enter the distribution together with your aces, and someone may well get into two pairs or even into the street. In that case, you and your aces will lose. Therefore, this trick in poker is applicable only when playing against one, maximum, two opponents.
Timing is a complex term that refers to the game with time during the trade. For example, when we think for a long time whether to call an opponent’s bet or not, and we have a naturist combination in our hands. With the help of timing, we can convince our opponent that we have a weak or marginal card and we doubt whether we should call his bet. Accordingly, in the next betting rounds we will provoke him to bid even higher.
The downside of timing is an instant, quick call or a raid, which shows that we have a ready and powerful combination on hand. By placing such a fast bet, we unambiguously inform the opponent that we have already gathered our hand and are ready to go on such cards to the end. However, take into account that in this case you will have to collide or raid all the streets instantly, not just the flop. Because, agree, it will look strange if you on the flop quickly respond to the raid, and on the turf you will think long and make a “painful” call.
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We’ve already written about what cheque-biheind poker is. In short, this poker trick is used when we equalize an opponent’s bet on the preflop with a good winning combination, then equalize it on the flop, and on the river instead of betting ourselves, we make a check.
Because if we made a raid on the river, our opponent would most likely throw his cards into a pass, especially if it’s clear that we could have made it stronger on the river. On the other hand, our check on the river would encourage him to make another bet to bluff the pot. Then all we have to do is cut his bet.
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Check-raise is a trick in poker that can be used if you are in an early or middle position, and therefore do not yet know how your opponents will behave. The point is this – you make a check, and then, after betting from one of your opponents, you make a Raise. That’s why this technique is called “check-raise”.
What is it used for? First of all, this poker trick is used to increase the handout. Also, thanks to the check-raise you can throw out of the handout those opponents who want to see the next card on the table for free by going in for a call.
Bluffing is the easiest trick in poker, but also the most difficult in training. Even many professional players note that bluffing is not used well enough, sometimes losing quite serious money on it. In offline poker bluff is used very often, but when playing online its effectiveness drops dramatically.
In this case, if you decide to bluff against your opponent, you should know a few rules of this game technique:
The more players are involved in the handout, the less chance your bluff will be successful. Ideally, you should only bluff when you are left in the handout against one or two opponents.
Bluffing is much easier against cautious and cautious players who play exclusively at cards. The chance that such opponents will drop their cards is much higher.
If there are a lot of chips in the bank, it will be very dangerous to bluff. Often, with a large bank your opponents will collide your bets, which is called, just on the “chances of the bank”.
The sooner you bluff, the better your chances of success. So, for example, on the river, the chance of a successful bluff is much less than on the flop. And all because on the river your opponent will have to answer one of your bets, and he will see your cards. And on the flop, he will have to call at least three more of your bets (flop, turf, river) before the showdown.
The navy is essentially the same bluffing technique, only stretched out for several trading rounds. Its essence is this. You collide several bets of your opponent (for example, on the preflop and flop), so that then, in the next round, you put the bet yourself, after which your opponent will make a “Fold”. However, as with any other technique, we must be clear about who we’re bluffing against, and whether this player will throw his cards at all, or whether he prefers to play to the end…