Poker – Winning Poker Hands
Poker is a family of casino-type card games where players bet over which hand lies with them according to the rules of such a game. These games are played across the world on a global scale and the most popular among them is poker. In poker, one player lays down a bet with the intention of calling out the bluff of other players, i.e. the player who bets larger than the current value of the pot.
The player who calls out the bluff wins the hand and the player with more chips who calls out the blind wins the pot only if his bet is greater than the blinds. If a player has raised the limit but the pot is small, he may bet with the intention of drawing the same amount of chips from the pot. If this action is repeated several times, the player will reach the point where he is in possession of very few chips and hence a draw poker will be his best shot.
Bluffing is an art and like in poker, a player can bluff by simply removing all his cards and laying out new cards. He may also fold the same hand or bluff out the same value or number of cards. A player may call with the intention of raising the hand. Such a player first reveals the raiser, who then folds if his bet is higher than the flop. If the raise is unsuccessful, the player considers himself to have called and so forth. In order to bluff, a player should have a good understanding of the hands and cards that other players are holding, such as the high card and low cards.
One of the ways in which a player can play a poker match, in a bluffing capacity, is by playing ‘face-down’. This means that the player keeps all his cards in his control – neither raises nor lowers them. However, one must remember that not all players lay down their cards face-down at the same time. There are certain conditions under which a player may play ‘face-down’ and still win a pot, including situations where the dealer has not dealt out all the required cards and there are any combination of cards to be had.
One more important way of winning a poker match, by bluffing, is by getting all your high valued poker hands to the flop and raising them to the highest possible hand. This is known as the ‘wild card’ strategy. bluffing in poker is based on the fact that most players are fairly unaware of all the possibilities that lie ahead. The player who can use this strategy to his advantage is the one who wins the pot.
One trick that is worth trying is to hold the flop and raise five cards of the same suit. This will make it look like you are having a straight flush and this is the time when other players are not very keen on calling, even though they may have a hand. You can also try this trick with the top pair. If you have a tight stud that gets called you can put them on the flop and then raise all your low cards to the maximum.