We will still be playing Texas Holdem Poker very tight. We will be investing in hands where we stand a greater chance to win and fold those where we have little or no chance to win.
My intermediate Texas Holdem Poker strategy introduces additional powerful hands into your Texas Holdem Poker arsenal.
The hands that we will be adding to our playable Texas Holdem Poker hands are:
K-Js (the s means suited ex King of clubs and Jack of clubs), A-10s, A-K, A-Q, K-Q, 7-7, 6-6, 5-5, 4-4, 3-3, 2-2.
We are also playing the hands which we learned earlier. Those 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.
These additional starting hands will allow you to play more hands in Texas Holdem Poker.
You must resist the temptation to play starting hands outside of the best beginner and intermediate starting 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 (I they re-raise)
- forces a player with a bad hand to fold
- gets more money into the pot
Intermediate 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.
Intermediate 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 Intermediate strategy
Our Texas Holdem Poker intermediate 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 intermediate strategy is easy to learn and use. Practice it and you will win with it.