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  Bicycle® Texas Hold'Em Tips and Strategies




Tips & Strategies




·          Keep in mind that this is a tournament-style poker game so you should have a long-term strategy. It doesn't matter if you win the most hands. The way to win is to be the last person at the table. You don't have to play out every hand or even the majority of hands. Better poker players calculate the odds and fold quickly if the odds are not in their favor. For the majority of hands, a good player will fold before the flop. Don't be afraid to fold and you shouldn't start betting haphazardly if you've won a few hands.




·          However, as the game is reduced to fewer and fewer players, the odds change and you'll be able to play more hands.




·          A good time to bet aggressively is in the early rounds when the blinds are lower and you can build an early chip lead.




·          It's not all about you. Watch how your opponents play and try to determine their style.




·          Going All-In is a risky move but it is part of the game. If your opponents know that you won't go All-In, they'll bluff you. Know that you probably will have to go All-In during a game but try to do it when you have the strongest hand possible.




·          Make sure you know your poker rankings. We try to make it easy for you to find out the ranking of poker hands. You can view the Poker Rankings by clicking the Icon with Two Cards on it or view the Rankings and Blinds Schedule by clicking the Learn to Play button in your game window.




·          Don't fold when everyone else has checked.




·          Pick on the little guy! If someone's chips are dwindling and they only have a few chips left, don't feel sorry for them. That's the best time to force someone to go All-In and knock them out of the tournament.




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