The most popular poker game - Texas Holdem.

Starting hands, positional play and table selection are the three most important factors to consider if you want to become a successful Texas Hold'em player.

Mix these ingredients with skill, psychology and some luck and you will have a fantastic time at any poker table anywhere in the world.

Check out the rules for Hold'em here!

Texas holdem is a game of information, so the earlier you have to enter the pot in a game, the less information you have on the other player�s cards.
Your starting hands should therefore be very solid when you are one of the first ones to act at the table.

The best strategy when you are positioned in the first three seats from the the dealer or the button is to play hands like; A-A, K-K,
Q-Q, A-Ks(suited), A-Q and J-J.
Always raise with A-A, K-K and A-K.

When you are sitting at the middle of the table (seat 4 � 7) in relation to the dealer than you have gathered some information on the players in front of you, and you can loosen up your starting hands if no one has raised ahead of you.

In this position you can call with; A-Q, K-Qs,
A-J, K-Js, A-10s, 10-10, 9-9 and 8-8.

Raise or re-raise with; A-A, K-K and A-Ks.

Call or raise with A-K, Q-Q.and J-J.

If someone raises behind you than you should re-raise with A-A and K-K.
Just call with A-K, Q-Q and J-J.
Consider folding all other hands.

When you are sitting at the end of the table (seat 8-10 from the dealer), or in late position, than you can open up your starting hand requirements even more if no one has raised the pot ahead of you.

Suited connectors like J-10s,10-9s,9-8s,8-7s,
7-6s, and 6-5 suited can be highly profitable.

Smaller pairs like 7-7, 6-6, 5-5 and 4-4 can be played if there has been no raise ahead of you.

Throw all these hands in the muck pile if you should miss the flop and/or someone in front of you bets.

These starting hands are for loose passive Texas Holdem tables where at least 50% of the players at the table in average will see the flop.

These are the only kind of games you should participate in if you want to be successful at online poker.

Tight and conservative poker tables are not profitable to play on, even for the professionals.

Online poker professionals win most of their money from the weak players(fishes-suckers).

The secret of winning at on line poker is to find these kinds of games and to only play solid hands from the right position at the table.

Finding the right table to play on is fairly easy. All you have to do is to download the most popular on-line poker rooms.

It's free, so no worries mate.

"If you can't spot the fish at your table, than the fish is probably you".

You will never get rich playing Texas Hold'em if you constantly play on tables with only great players and no fishes on them.

On-line poker sharks prey on fishes and weaker players.

The best way to learn the game of Texas Holdem is to read a few quality Hold'em books and getting a Turbo software program to practice on.

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Play Well and Good Luck.