Beginning Strategy

The Texas Holdem Poker Beginner Strategy that I recommend is playing only the best starting Texas Holdem Poker hands.

The hands that you should be playing as a beginning Texas Holdem Poker player are: A-A, K-K, Q-Q, J-J, 10-10, 9-9, 8-8, A-Ks (the s means that both cards are the same suit – both clubs), A-Qs, K-Qs.

Limit yourself to only these hands. If you are dealt any cards outside of these hands then fold.

The goal is to have you win money. The best way to do that is to win as much as possible on the hands that you have a chance to win and to minimize your losses on hands where you have little or no chance to win. In other words, fold the bad hands.

If you have one of the best hands, I recommend that you raise your opponents. A raise does a couple of things for you. tells you who else may have a strong hand (If they re-raise) forces a player with a bad hand to fold gets more money into the pot

Beginner Strategy on the Flop

When the flop hits you must assess:

  • Whether you have improved your hand or not.
  • Whether you have a hand that can win the game.
  • If you  have improved your hand on the flop or still feel you have a good chance of winning, I recommend that you raise.

If you have not improved or don’t feel that your hand is good enough to win then I recommend folding.

Beginner Strategy on the Turn and River

Playing on the Turn and River is similar. Every time a card is dealt you should ask yourself:

  • Did you make your hand?
  • Do you have a good chance of making your hand?
  • Most importantly, is your hand good enough to win?
  • If it is I would raise. If it is not then I recommend folding.

Summary of Texas Holdem Poker Beginner Strategy

Our Texas Holdem Poker beginner strategy can be summed up in this manner:

If you do not have one of the best starting hands – FOLD
If you do have one of the best starting hands – bet or raise
After the flop if you have not improved your hand – FOLD
After the flop if you have improved your hand – raise
If after the Turn and River you have not improved your hand – FOLD
If after the Turn and River you have improved your hand – raise
This Texas Holdem Poker beginner strategy is easy to learn and use. Practice it and you will win with it.