In the short term, Facebook texas holdem poker is usually a game of luck. This is mainly because a large percentage of Facebook players depend on that lucky flop or the 6% outer on the river. Over the course of a few minutes, even the worst player can hit a lucky streak and win a few million Facebook poker chips, but to consistently and win in the long term requires a whole other set of skills and principles that most beginner players simply do not possess and most advanced players sometimes forget. Here are a few key points to keep in mind for the next time you sit down at the tables hoping to win a couple of hundred thousand Facebook poker chips:
Take full advantage of your big hands.
This rule sounds simple but it always amazes me how many players never learn it or just plain forget it when it comes to actually implementing it at the tables. Taking full advantage of big hands means, whenever possible, protecting your poker chip stack from hands that don’t offer much reward while taking the risk for pots that offer big gains. I’ve seen countless players chase hands that they had a very small chance of winning and all this for pots that were barely larger than a few blinds. Read the rest of this entry →