Want to learn some of the basics about texas holdem or internet texas holdem? Check out the articles in this section. We address simple concepts for beginner play and helping any new player become a winning poker player. Matthew has a distinct writing style that is second to none in its simplicity to the newbie player and yet incorporates basic strategies to help new players turn into winning players .
“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lau Tzu
Here is where your poker journey begins. Learn how to play Texas Hold’em by browsing these articles. Once you have a feel for the game of and the rules Texas Hold’em you can move on to some of the more in depth articles on our site. May your journey of 1000 miles be full of steps in the right direction.
As I sift through the ITH forums, it seems there is a recurring theme, whereby beginning to intermediate players make play errors due to misunderstanding certain concepts. After a long time noticing this, I thought it was time to compile an explanation for some of the most commonly misunderstood concepts in poker.
Across different poker games, there is one thing that can be counted on: there will be players going on tilt. One often hears hold’em players complaining about losing large pots on the river (“oh man, another suckout, I can’t believe this”).
Some decisions, both game and non-game, are relatively easy to make while others are more difficult. Everyone makes bad decisions from time to time, but the key to being successful is to make as few as possible.
Matthew gives beginning poker players a few online poker tips - I receive lots of questions by email and in the Poker Forum from beginners asking for poker tips on getting started with with online poker.
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