Giving to charities and poker are two things that I absolutely love.💘 I was so happy to be able to do them both at the same time when I went to the poker night charity event for the Boys and Girls Club. 🎰
If you don’t know what the Boys and Girls Club is, it is a group that helps young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as responsible, productive, caring citizens. The boys and girls club programs and services promote the development of children by instilling a sense of joy, competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.
Here is a fun video of me preparing for the event and doing a little shout out to my amazing fans and friends! I hope you all enjoy it!
Darcy 🙂 🙂 🙂
♣ Darcy’s Texas Hold’em Tips ♣
1. Good starting hand selection is very important
If you choose to play only the best hands, then you will have the best set up moving forward, especially if you are just starting out in Texas hold’em. A good starting hand selection will keep you out of trouble after the flop. The top ten best Texas hold’em starting hands
The little ‘s’ stands for ‘suited’ and the ‘o’ for ‘unsuited’ or ‘of suit’. Good starting hands are those hands which either don’t need to hit the flop (like big pairs) or often make the best hand when they do hit the flop. These hands make the best possible flushes and make top pairs with very strong second cards (‘kickers’).
2. Do not overplay single pair hands
Putting a lot of your chips in the pot with just a single pair rarely is a good idea. If you have a middle pair or a top pair with a weak kicker and are facing strong bets from your opponent then you are usually beat. Fold, keep an eye on this opponent and win your chips back when you are the one with the stronger hand and he or she isn’t able to let go of the weaker hand like you did.
3. Don’t slowplay big pairs
Big pairs like aces, kings and queens are great hands to be putting a lot of chips in the pot with unless you see the flop with many opponents. Then the chance of someone hitting a better hand than you will be bigger. Just raise your big pairs pre-flop to fold out the weaker hands that might flop a lucky two pair otherwise and to give yourself a higher chance of winning the hand. Try to be the aggressor. If you are aggressive, meaning that you bet and raise a lot instead of just calling, then you give your opponent the option to fold to your bets. By taking initiative and being aggressive you therefore give yourself an extra possibility of winning the hand. Don’t overdo it though; you don’t want to be aggressive with a hand that would deserve a fold instead.
4. Keep an eye on your position
If you have the button or are close to the right of the dealer then you will be very likely to act last after the flop. This gives you an informational advantage over your opponents: you can see what they do before you have to act. Try to take advantage of this by playing more hands ‘in position’ then ‘out of position’; play most of your hands when you are (close to the right of) the dealer.
5. Eventually knowing the odds is important
Having a rough idea of the odds of hitting your draws and of how to calculate pot odds is very important in order to play winning poker. Although for the first time poker player pot odds is not a subject to directly dive into (it takes some time to learn), it surely will be rewarding to follow this pot odds guide when you decide to play poker more often.