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From Zero to Poker Hero: Texas Hold'em for Beginners

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Lessons in This Class

9 Lessons (1h 3m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. How to play No Limit Texas Hold'em

    • 3. Poker Hand Rankings

    • 4. Positions at the Poker Table

    • 5. Starting Hands in Hold'em

    • 6. Bet Sizing in NLHE Poker

    • 7. Player Types in Poker

    • 8. Bluffing in Poker

    • 9. Bankroll Management in Poker

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About This Class

In this class you will learn the fundamentals of No Limit Texas Hold'em poker and you will practice them by playing micro stakes games online.

You'll learn:

  • how No Limit Hold'em is played
  • what the poker hand rankings are
  • what positions there are at the poker table
  • what starting hands you should play to make profit
  • what the most common player types are
  • what bluffing is
  • how to manage your poker bankroll

After every lesson you'll put into practice the concepts you're learning and you'll play $0.01/$0.02 9max No Limit Texas Hold'em cash games online where you'll be buying yourself in for $2 at a time.

Mastering these fundamentals of the game will allow you to beat the micro stakes online poker games with ease as well as most of the homegames you’ll ever get to play.

So, do you want to start your journey to become a Poker Hero?

That's great! I wish you all the best and please let me know how it went.

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1. Introduction: fine. My name is my tales, and I played over three million hands off No Limit Texas Holdem, which is the Cadillac off broker. Most of those sends come from one table, sitting goes, but I've also played a fair bit of cash games. Four ng, mostly as well as multi table tournaments off law and meat steaks, have always had an idea of designing and executing a great beginner coast in poker, as it's fairly easy to wonder fundamentals. And once you can apply them in your game, you could beat the recreational place fairly easy. So just learning the basic principles and practicing them allows you to win it the local home games or any games when they're recreational players who don't really care about strategy, you know, just play for fun. So once you really understand it and get a few 1000 hands of practice, you can be any amateur players in the long term. So that's what this class is about. It's about teaching with the fundamentals, the most important things you need to know when you're starting out playing poker. The project you'll be doing is pure poker practice. The Golden Line is to have at least 20 hours of practice at the end of the course. So in the first lesson, you learned how the game is played. And afterwards you create an only poker account with PokerStars or any other poker room you like. You can play with play money, but I really recommend depositing just 20 bucks and playing the lowest possible stakes, which one sent to sent full ring cash games? It's only 20 bucks, and you'll be buying yourself in for two bucks at a time. So this definitely last year, the whole class and even if you lost this money experience, your game will be wolf a lot more. I expect most of you will win a little money or break even. Some of you the most like humans, would probably double the money. That's about as far as you could go. With 20 bucks, 2000 hands and well sent to send foreign CASS keeps. Just remember to stick to the once and to send games. And don't go any higher until you finish the class. Okay, so after you set up your account, you watch the second video, which is on hand rankings in poker and then you play your 1st 50 hands standing. The third lesson you learned about the positions in poker in the importance of the role that position place. After seeing the video, you play at least another 50 hands. The next lesson. I will teach you about the starting Hansen poker, so you might want to watch this video a couple of times to make sure you're on Lee playing the bass hands of the beginning. After this lesson, I recommend at least 200 hands of practice. Then you learn about bed sizing. So how you should sizer bets, and why should that in general, then another 200 hands of practice again? This is at the very minimum. I recommend playing more if you can't. Poker is just like any other game, so the more you practice, the better you get. Lesson Number six will teach you about the most common play types how to recognize them in how to play against them. After this lesson, you play another 250 hands. Then you learn about bluffing. We're bluffing is and the importance of using it in your game. After the bluffing video, you play at least another 250 hands down. In the last lesson, you learned about back from management so that you know how to grow your poker winnings without taking too much risk. After this lesson, I recommend playing at least 1000 hands so that your total for the whole class will be at least 2000. I really want to encourage you to play more, though I will create Bonds video with Introduction to Poker Tracker, which is tracking stuff for which you can use to reply your hands to review them, to calculate stuff like parts and also to create graphs. So I'm really hoping you guys will update me on your progress and post graphs with your winnings and posts about the crazy hands of plate and so on. The first milestone will be 2000 hands, which marks the completion of the class. So once you've Blake this many hands, police let me know. How did I would love to see the graph of your winnings? Or maybe just a picture off the off your back? Oh, what stars then? The second milestone is 10-K hands. And once you played that, please update me on your progress. I'll be very happy to see them because it will mean that my class got you interested in poker enough to play at least the tank a hands. And I'm also really curious about how you do. The third master is 100 k hands, and when I see that I would be extremely happy is no mean. You're winning in constantly improving your game. And I would mean the world to me. So good luck to everyone and help you guys will enjoy the class. 2. How to play No Limit Texas Hold'em: Hey, guys, this is go cool. And today we're gonna be talking about how to play. No limit, Texas. Hold em. You will be shown a single head off. No limit. Texas holdem played out all the way. And then in the end, I will also show you an alternative ending off the same hand. So let's get right into it. First thing we look at is where the dealer button ISS. In this case it is on freezer right next to the dealer. We have the small blind position which is occupied by south. And after that we have the big blind. And in this particular hand, it isn't pick color. These two positions are the on the positions that have to put beds in before they receive their cars. The small blood is usually equal toe half off the big blind and the big blind is equal to the minimum back. So in our case, the small blind puts in 100 to the party and the Big Bang put in 200. As soon as the blinds are posted, dealer begins to deal the cards, starting with the small blind. After everyone has received their cards, the action starts on the player, that is, after the big blind it is going on. Gone has three options. He may call the Big Blind, raise any amount from two big blinds, toe all these chips at the table or fall go. Hunt doesn't really like his hand, and he decides to fold the action that moves to veg. ETA, who decides to call the Big Blind so he puts in 200 to the pot next enlightens Chuchi, who thinks for a second and then put in a race to 600. The action again moves clockwise, the freezer, who now has to cost 600 if he wants to play. He may also reraise toe any amount, but the minimal race must be at least the amount off the previous race. So in this case, the minimal re race would be 600 plus 400 which is 1000. But Freezer decides to fall his hand, so the cell and pickle the action is now back in the Jetta, and he decides to call Cheech is race. The free flow of betting round is now completed in the dealer collects all the best to the part. India's the flop. The 1st 3 face up community carts. The flop is Ace of Spades, Ace of Hearts in 10 of Spades. These are the cars that all the place used to form their five card poker hand. The action of the flop starts with the player that its core, Christ closest to the dealer bottom. In our case, it is Vigee tha and he again has three options. He may check. He may bet any amount from the minimum bet, which is the big blind toe, all his chips or he may fold. Remember, never default when the part has not been raised before you. You can always fall later if someone does raise after you. But if they don't, you will see a free card or maybe even to so keep that in mind. Okay, Back to our example, the Geeta decides to check. The action is now in Cici, who bets 500. Pejeta doesn't want to fall or race, so he decides to call the 500. The flood betting round is now completed. The dealer collects the best of part. India's the turn, which is the four face up community card. It is the nine of spades, Fujita checks and Cici checks swell. The term betting round is now completed in the Dealer Dues. The Last community card, The River. It is the five of clubs, Pejeta Best 500 Cici quickly raises to 1500 fajita calls. The dealer collects the best that apart, and we have a showdown. GT shows her hand first because the Jetta called her race. She has eight of clubs and Jack of spades. The best hand she can make out of her two cars and five community cars is three of a kind, three aces with Jack and 10 in that. It's a broker hand. Pejeta has king and queen of clubs in the best five card poker hand he can make is a flash ace King Queen, 10 9 off clubs, flush beats three of a kind in silver. Geeta wins the hand and all the chips in the pot. So as you can see, if you have the better hand at showdown, you win. But the beauty of no limit Texas Holdem is that you can also win when you don't have the best hand. Let's look at a difference in Are you the hand plays out the same all the way up to the river. But now, when digital bits 500 Cici raises him to 6500 digital things long about it. But eventually he decides to fall, and now there's no showdown. Cheechoo is the part, and she doesn't even have to show her hand. So in Texas Holdem, you can either win by having the best hand. It's showdown are you can win by forcing your opponent to fall. Okay, so in this lesson you have learned how the game's played. You know that their two positions that have to pull bets in ever single round before they receive their carts and these are the small blind in the big, and these are two positions that are right next to the deal about. And I also learned that the deer about, um, more strong price. So the next layer after every single hand, you know that there are four bang runs, the pre flop, the flop, the turn and the river in that the half can end anytime. As long as there's only one player in the hand and everyone else has stolen their accounts . You know that rates must be at least the amount of the previous race and that there is no limit to human that you can race other than the total amount off the chiefs you have on the table lessee, you have land at the hands of comparative showdown and that you do not have to help the best end in order to win if you make your opulence for a earlier alright, awesome, you know what's the first lesson? And now is the time to start the class project, which is simply putting the concepts you'll be learning in the class into practice. Your first assignment is to set up an account with an online poker room. You can choose whichever one we like, but a personally recommend poker starts. Is there the biggest of the moment? So no matter the time of the day, you can always find people to play with. The client is really user friendly, and it only takes a few moments to don't load it to install it to register and you can play straight away with PokerStars. You also get a first deputy, bottoms off up to $600 you can take advantage of it after you finish the class if you find that poker is really good for you because County 1st 3 deposits within 60 days, that's just something to keep in mind. Because for the first opposite, I recommend the only deposit $20. They're going to be playing once in two cents full ring cash games and you'll be buying yourself in for $2 at a time. So I think 20 bucks should definitely last you, the whole class. Even if you get unlucky, I expect most of you will break even or turn a little profit at the end of the class. So yeah, this is it. For the first video, set up the account and what's the second lesson? I will let affiliate links in the description of the class so that you can put a little change into my piggy bank. If you decide to set up your poker account with Alex, I would very much appreciate that guys see you in the next lesson. 3. Poker Hand Rankings: Hey, guys, this is go cool. And today we're gonna be talking about the hand rankings in no limit. Texas. Hold em. There are 900 categories and we will stop from the weakest possible head. And then we will slowly work our way up to the shortness. So let's get right into it. We will start with the lowest possible hand you can make, which is a high card. High card is basically a hand made out of five cars that are not connected to each other in any way. A stand. 743 this King Queen 973 or ace High Bids. King Hot Hi Car hands are described by the one or two highest cars in the hand, or by as many cars as are necessary to break a time. So in this case, Jack 9876 High bids. Jack 9875 Hot. And in the last example, we have a high hand, which bids a king high hand. Next, we have a one pair hand, which is a hand that contains to cause of the same rung, plus three cards which are not off this run, nor the Samos each other. Higher ranking purse defeat, lower ranking purse. So in the first example, pair of aces beats the pair of kings if two hands of the same pair. The Nonparent cards, which are called the Kickers, are compared in the standing order to the term in the winner. So in this case, a pair of jacks with 98 kickers beats the pair of jacks with 97 kickers. Next, we have two pair, which is a hand that contains two carts off the same run, plus to cast off another rank. Plus any card not off either rank in order to react to hands. Both containing two pair, the higher ranking pair off each, his first compared in our first example. Two per aces and threes. Beat two per kings and saddles with both hands have the same toe per than the second pair of peaches. Compared just like in the second example. Two per jacks and nines beat two pert tax and seventh, if both hands have the same two per, the kicker determines the winner. So in this case, two per sixes and fours with an ace kicker beat the same to pair with a queen kicker. Next we have three of a kind. It is a hand that contains three cars off the same rank, plus two cars which are not of this rank, not the same as each other. High volume three of a kind defeats lower by three of a kind, so three of a kind aces beat three of a kind kings if two hands contained three of a kind of the same value, the kickers are compared to break the type as in this example, three of the kind jacks with eight kicker beats the same three of a kind with the seven kicker in Hall, then the three of a kind. It's usually called the said when it is composed of a pocket pair in one card off match run on the board. But it is made by one current that a player has in the hall with two matching cards on the board recovered trips. Next, we have straight and it is a hand that contains five card off sequential rank. In a least two different suits to straits are ranked by comparing the highest card off each to straits with the same high card are of equal value straight a described by their highest card. So here we have a Jack High Straight, which beats a nine high straight Ace High Straight, which is also known. This Broadway is the highest straight possible. But the ace may also be played as a low card, having a value of one in a five high straight, which is also known as the wheel. And it is the lowest rate possible. Next we have a flush and flush is a hand where all five cars are of the same suit, but not in the sequence. Two flashes are compared as if they were high card hands. So first, the highest ranking card of it is compared if it's the same than the second highest, and so on flashes are described by their highest camp. So here we have a jack high flush beating in nine high flush. If the rank of the second card is important, it can also be included in our second example of a flush in a screen high flush be tenacious Jack high flush. Next, we have a full house. It is a hand that contains three matching cards of one run and too much in cars off another round. So basically it is a three of a kind plus a pair between two. Full house is the one with the high ranking. Three of a kind wins, so sevens full bid six is full. If both hands have the same three counts, the hand with the higher pair wins. Just like in the second example, aces full of tens beat aces full off eighths. Next, we have four of a kind. Also known a squats. It is a hand that contains all four carts of one rank. Obviously, Quade's with high ranking cars, two feet lower ranking ones in our first example, what Ace has been quite kings, if two hands of the same four of a kind The kickers are compared just like in our second example, qualifies with an ace kicker. We never qualifies with the King kicker. If they both have the same quicker, they would tie and split the party. At last, we have the best possible hand, which is a straight flush, and it is a hand that contains five cars in sequins. All of the same suit. Two straight flushes are compared by their card that is ranked highest here we have a jack high straight flush, which beats a 10 high straight flush, An ace high straight flush is also known as a royal flush. And it is the highest ranking poker hand. You know, her last example of a hand? We have an ace high straight flush, which bids a queen high straight flush. Okay, so in this lesson, you have learned all the poker hand contemporaries. You know that the Wikus possible hand is the high car. Then we have a pair there. We have Cooper and we have troops. Then we have a straight. Then we have a flush. Then we have a full house, four of a kind. And lastly, there is the best possible him, which is a straight flush your vote salon that when two hands on the same the'keeper's are compared in order to determine the winner and if the kickers are also the same part of split in the hands tied, have part of pdf are for you with Henry on teams so that you can put it out, learn by heart. It's crucial that you learn it before you start playing. Thanks for watching the second lesson. Now go play 1st 50 hands, please remember to play that one sent to send nine max. No limit Texas Holdem cash games. I would also recommend not playing Zoom by the regular tables. Zoom is a fast poker format where you don't have to wait. Once you fold, you instantly get transferred to a new table with new class playing in you hand. Once you get used to playing regular tables when you play with the same opponents for many hands, then you can experiment with plain zoo. But for starters, police stick to radio tables. Playing 50 hands should take you roughly 30 minutes. So please give yourself at least this much time the specific hands you should be playing will be discussed in another video. So for now, just focus on playing whatever feels right and focus on observing. Do you have a place at the table and how they play the game? I'll give you three pieces of advice. Only play Ace King, Ace Queen, Ace Jack and all the poking Paris. You are looking to heat a top her, which is the highest pair on the board to per three of a kind or better and Onley Dan you're willing to co big. Best of your opponents are bet big yourself pre flop. If there are big raises or re raises, you can limit yourself on Lee playing aces Kings, Queens Jack in asking, Let's say by a big re race or race Women 40 cents or more to call pre flop. Do not bluff and you see here big. You should bet big and by betting be, I mean at least 50 to 100% off. What is in the pot? That's it. Don't be afraid. Treat every hand like a valuable experience and take the most of it. If you fall, observe the action. What the other place I'm doing, how much they're betting, You know what cars they end up. It showed them with, and so good luck. 4. Positions at the Poker Table: Hey! Yes, this is Goku! And today we're gonna be talking about something very important, which is the positions on the poker table. You learned that there are three kinds of positions on the poker table and we will talk about we specific hands. You should play from specific positions, so let's get nine Max. Spoken tables are the most common wives. There are nine positions which are generally split into three groups. There are early positions, middle positions and late positions. First, we have early positions which are the small blind, the big blind in the under the gun position for just you. TG. Then we have metal positions which don't really have their own names. So we'll just call the middle positions or in peace. And then we have the late positions. The first late position. We usually called the car off minus one or CEO man Islam tenders to cut off or CEO. And then there's the best position on the poker table, which is the bottom or BTM the quickly some up. We have three early positions which we call the small blind, the big bun and the under the gun. Three middle positions and P one and p two, an MP three in three late positions. Cut of minus one cat off and bottle. So you're probably asking why the positions so important? Well, it's because you simply with more money from late positions, then you do from early positions. That's why should always be aware of your position relative to the dealer bottom. The later you act in a hand, the more information you will have available to you By the time the action gets to you. You want to pay attention to how your opponents are acting while you wait for your turn. If they check it, it's usually a sign of weakness if they bet it is usually a sign of strength. Also, you want to pay attention to the size of the back bed. Sizing is very important, and I will dedicate a whole video to it. But for now, just remember that the size of the bet is a valuable piece of information. Another think you want to be aware of is the time it takes your opponent to make their decision. For example, a quick check may indicate that their hand this week in On the other hand, if they take a long time to check. It might indicate that their hand is actually strong, and they're only trying to set a trap by checking. So in general, you want to play more hands from late positions than you do from early ones. For example, a good, tight, aggressive player will either race or core pre flop with Iran, 13.4% off hands from early positions, and I'll show you what this range looks like. It is all the suited Ace is from a Stan. So it is a stand ace Jack is going in a skink, and by suited I mean that both cars are of the same suit. For example, Ace Queen of Hearts. It is King Jack, King Queen and Queen Jack student. It is also all the offshoot aces from a Stent and Officer Kings from King Jack. And, of course, it is all the poking purse from Buck Induces. A good, tight, aggressive player will also play around 15 to 17% of hands from middle positions, and that's what a 17% range might look like. And lastly, a good tag will play anywhere from 19 to 30% of hands from late positions, and that's where the 30% range might look like in Texas. Holdem will say, We're in position in the hand when we act after our opponent and were out of position when our open and gets locked after us. This is very important. It's when you're in position, you're in control of how the hand plays out. For example, if you're open and checks to you, you can check back and see if free card if you like. Or you can bet if you think this week to make him fall. You are the one college the shops, and you are also the one with all the information available. It's are open and who is out of position and thus basically in the dark in the hand. When you develop a good game, since you will be able to win a lot of hands in position regardless of your actual hand strength, for now, just remember that you always want to play hands in position. So to sum up, there are three kinds of positions on the table. There are any positions, and at least favorable it should be the first after the flop and thus you should play the smallest amount of hints from these, which basically means that you should only play. You're strong and very strong hands. Then there are immune positions, and you should place left more hands from these. But still, you have to keep in mind that most of the time you will be out of position and lastly, the late positions and these are the position that brings most profit because most of the time you will be in position in the head. Thus, you should play a wide range of hands from late positions. Remember, positions are crucial. No limit. Texas holdem enhance can be want a lost based on the position only. So always keep in mind the position of you and all the place at the table. Thank you for watching the third lesson go play and out of 50 a special attention to the positions at the table and try to be the least active when you're a day that began with the gun position in the most active. When you're at the top, you can basically limit yourself to only plan aces, kings, queens, jacks, intense and also a skin from the U. T G waas At the bottom, you can play aces, Kings, Queens, jacks, tense. I skiing is Queen, King, Queen, Queen Jack and conductor the Rangers. You've seen that a good, tight, aggressive player place are just for reference. You will start off playing weight title in death, and it should get more experience playing. You'll slowly add more. Hence Teoh ranges and off course. You start from the hands, too. Lady positions, All right, try to play hands in position and play them aggressive. Also, keep observing the out of players when you're not in the hand, and that should be most of the time. In the next video, you learn about the study hands, so don't worry. If you're unsure, we chance you should be playing from with positions. Just play whatever feels right and tried to heap big on the flop. If you don't get big and your opponents are betting big, just fallen away for a bad spot. Just have fun, guys 5. Starting Hands in Hold'em: Hey has this is Goku! And today we're gonna be talking about the Stein hands in Holland Proper hand selection is a very poor master of the game, and it is absolutely crucial that you I will teach you a pretty conservative, tight range of starting hands and absolutely recommend that you only play these for the first couple 1000 of hands. So let's get right. Okay, let's start with hands that you would play from all the positions. Unless, of course, there's some heavy action before you, like a re raise or a big open. We will talk about bed sizing in the next lesson. So for now, just know Daddy should always raise the part if it hasn't been raised before you. But if it has, you just want to call most of the time. So this range would call the base. And it is about 10% off all the possible starting hands. So first off, you want to play all the pocket Paris big bucket press like aces. Kings, Queens, jacks for tens are very strong hands and are often over purse to the board on the flop medium pocket purse like 9th 8th and seventh are still quite strong and have potential for over purse. But you're not going to try and build big parts with these unless you hit a sad small pocket. Paris, like 65 so on are really easy to place. You're only looking to hit a set on the flop or tossed him away. Next, you want to play suited Ace King, Ace Queen, Ace Jack and a Sten. These are all strong hands and have really good potential for Topper top kicker and also for straight flushes. As for the answered it aces, you wanna play Ace King, Ace Queen and Ace Jack, The only out of hand you wanna play is King Queen suited. And it is also quite a strong hand with good potential from lake positions. You could play basically all the Broadway cards so you could have suited or answer the Kington Queen 10 Jack 10. Keep in mind that you should stick toe only playing the bass at the beginning. Get comfortable playing it, and then it's you get better and gain a better understanding of the game. You allowed more hands. You're starting range, especially from later positions. Other starting hands that have good potential. It could all the suited connectors from 10 9 to trade deuce in all the suited ace is, but you shouldn't often play these. If you do, you should only play them in position. You're looking to hit a strong drone flop either to a straight or a flush. If you don't hit it, just give up on the hand. So now you know which hands are profitable to play. You know the base hands, which are the hands pretty much always want to see the flop with. You know that the later your position is, the more hands you want open the part with please remember to stick to the basics. We're only just starting out playing poker. You cannot more starting hands as you get more and more comfortable playing. But for the beginning, the base is all you need to play to make profit, so they know which has are profitable to play. You know, the base hands, which our heads that you pretty much always want to see the trouble with. You know that the later your position is more hands, you want to open the pop with, please stick to the basics are only just starting out playing poker, you get a more starting hands as you get more comfortable playing before the beginning. That base is all you need to play in order to make profit. All right, by now you've played at least 100 hands, some really cures. How did it go? You can let me know in the comes you don't know about the base, and practice is really what you need the most. You need to get comfortable playing the bass, so I recommend at least 200 hands of practice after watching this video. In my experience, longer sessions are fair. So if you can play two hour long session, that's also if not a few shorter sessions are obviously good to. Also, I think it's really important that you play every day because you learned the fastest when you're exposed to the subject every day, and if you could find 30 minutes or an hour to play every single day, if you're going through this class, that would be the best for you 6. Bet Sizing in NLHE Poker: Hey, guys, this is go cool. And today we're gonna be talking about the bedside. You will learn every single one of bets has to serve a specific purpose. You will also learn how you should size of best. So let's get right into it. Before we get into the specifics of bet sizing, I'd like to tell you about betting in general and hauled them every time you bad. You have to have a reason for it. A very specific one. You could be betting for value because you think you have a better hand than your opponent and you want to get as many of his chips as possible are you could be betting to force your open off his hand because you think you have a weaker hand and you think his hand is weak enough, but you're bad can force him to fold it. Also, every time you bet you gain an important piece of information that allows you to narrow down the range of hands your operation could have in that spot. So let's talk about the pre flop bet sizing in cash games. Your standard opening should be three big blinds pass one big blind for every limb per in the part. And Linda is someone who just caused the big blind. If someone has already raised anyone to Reraise are three bed. Your standard three bed should be about three times his race in tournaments. It's a little different because you want to preserve trips. So while your standard opening might still be three big blinds at the beginning off the tournament, you should gradually make it smaller. As the tournament goes on, you will often see players in DeLay face of the tournament, opening from anywhere from two big blinds to on how big blind. And that's what you should do, too, because 2.2 Big Land race will achieve almost the same results as a three big blind race, and you're risking less with. The smaller Open is the same with three bets in a tournament a standard three but could be about 2.5 times the race. So how do you size your bets after the flop? Well, you have to look at the part and see how big it is and then bed between 50 and 100% of the size of the part. If you're only just starting out playing poker, I'd recommend using just two standard bed size ings. The 1st 1 should be about 50% of the part and the 2nd 1 about 70% of the party. Every time you on a bad, you should use either of these. When you get more practice, you will definitely experiment with having different sizes for different situations. You always want to bet justice later, as your thing is enough to make your open and fault or justus much as you think he will call. Also, you need to be consistent with your sizing. You should always bet the same way whether you're betting for value or bluffing so that you are hard to read for opponents. So now you know how to size your bets. You know that your standard pre for brace should be about three big ones, plus one for everything you send. A real ways or a three bed should be about three times the initial race. You know that after the flop, you should count the chips in the park and better percentage. You will develop your own bad sizing with practice, but for starters and recommend just having to standard bed size ings 50 and 70% of the port . You should know that in tournaments you should make sure size smaller because you're always trying to preserve chase. You're always trying to risk a sliver chips as possible. You know that every time you bet, you have to have a reason for it, and it can be either blood betting off. Lastly, you know that you should be consistent with your betting and should always bet the same amounts with the same ranges in specific spots. Thanks for watching the 15 year, but now you've played at least 300 hands, and you're starting to understand the game better. You've probably played their first pocket aces, and I hope you manage to stock up on us and won a big part. You've learned about the positions at the poker table, the study hips, which we called the base, and now you've learned about exciting. The assignment for this lesson is another 200 hands off practice tried to pay special attention to how your opponents are betting and what sizing feels the best for you 7. Player Types in Poker: Hey, guys, this is go. And today we're gonna be talking about the player. Kites in holding will distinguish four specific play types, and we'll talk about how to recognize them on the poker table, knowing what kind of a player you're open, it is allows you to play better against, so let's get right into it. So how do we distinguish play attacks? Well, we look at two factors, how many hands they play and how they play them. So when a player place, a lot of hands we will target was a loose player. And on the other hand, if he only plays a few hands, we will say that he is a type player. The second factor we analyzed is how he place those hands. Whether he plays him aggressively or passively, playing aggressively means betting and raising most of the time and selling just calling or checking what's plank possibly means to check and call most of the time and bread really bad and race. So when we combined these two factors, we can distinguish four player types which are loose, aggressive, tight, aggressive, loose, passive and tied positive. Let's first consider the tight, aggressive player type is this is the type you will become if you fall. This course that Aggressive, which is also known as a tag, is a player who carefully truces the cars when she enters the part where and when he plays the hand, he almost always plays and aggressively in the long run, he makes the biggest profit in his swings of the lowest off all the player types. How to play against a tight, aggressive player. First of all, you always want to have a position over him pre flop. When he opens the part from middle or late positions, you never want to just call his race. He always went to three about him, which means to re raise them. He will fall a lot of strange to a three bed, and when he calls or raises, you'll be able to put him on a very accurate range of hands, as he will only do that with the top office range on the flub. Most of the time, he will put a continuation bet if you was the pre flop aggressor, so a good way to counter that is too often raising on the flop. You only want to play strong hints against attack. But if the price right, it is often profitable to try and hit the flop of small pocket purse or suited connectors suited connectors at two cars of the same suit in sequential order, for example, for five farts or 78 or space you're looking to hit a set or a straight or a flush so that he can take all his money when he hits the stopper or has an over pair. Next, let's talk about loose, aggressive players, which are also known. This lacks, but this is a player who will play a lot of hands and who bet and raise a lot. This is a play that is the toughest to play against. Since this range is really wide, you should play tight against him. Top pair will often be enough to win the part, but you should play possibly against this type of player. He loves aggression in a lot of the time. He just doesn't hit anything, so you want him to keep on trying to push you off the hand. Also, you want to play passive to keep the pot small, unless your hand is really strong, But if you're only holding the top pair and you lead to poor get big, you will be facing a very hard decision on the river when he shoves. All in lugs are also the place where you don't want often. Bluff is it will be almost impossible to get them to fall with just one dead, and they will fight hard for every part. Next we have a tie positive player, which is really easy to play games. He doesn't play Manny hands, and when he plays them, he almost always placed impassively. So you wanna play a pretty wide range of hands against him and you want to play them aggressively. You will almost always fall to a bad if he doesn't have a decent hand. So you wanna bet a lot? You want to play the wide range of hands because you are looking to hit a good hand on the flop and making pay you off? Beware. When they raise you. It's often the sign of a very strong hand. On the other hand, if you hit a big hand, you want a big on every street and never slow play. Lastly, we have a loose positive Blair, which is also very easy to play against. He plays almost any two cars and almost always checks or just calls. You should never bluff this Blair, because he might call are your beds with just a high card or the third pair? Basically, what you want to do is have a solid hand against them and that big on every street toe allowed it to pay off. Thes Blair's are called calling stations for a reason. Also, you want to be careful when they raise you. It's most of the time. It will mean that they hit their hand. You could also take advantage of their passiveness, And when you heat a weak hand like a second per, you could bet small to get some value for it, as they will often call small beds with weaker hands like over cars in droves. So I stopped about the play times, and now you know how to recognize which type a specific player is. You pay attention to how many heads they play or how loose or packed they are, and you also pay attention to how the player has. So they played impassively. Do they play them aggressively. The simple classification allows you to optimize and play begins your opens. Perfect. You've played at least 500 hands by now, and I bet you're now wondering about the play types off the players have played with Sofa. You probably figure out that your favorite opponent is the loose, passive player who pays off your top. Bertocchi occur with a second. There's a lot of loose, passive place at the micros, so if you encounter one, make sure to play aggressively against them. Having that in mind, go play another 250 hands and try to pay special attention to the player types off the players you're playing with. 8. Bluffing in Poker: Hey, guys, this is Goku! And today we're gonna be talking about blast. Yeah, I know. It's very exciting, isn't it? Well, you let the bluffing is great when you do it right. You also who are good place to black in what sandy bluffs, So let's get right into it. Bluffing is where you pretend to have a strong hand when in fact your hand is very weak. Bluffing is a crucial aspect of poker, but it is very important that you bluff with the right frequency. If you bluff too much, it won't be profitable. But if you can find the sweet spot, bluffing will bring your great profit in the long run because it will keep her opens guessing they'll never be completely sure whether you have the nuts or are just stone called bluffing, the person who never bluffs will never get much action, and the person who always bluffs would get all the action but will eventually go broke. If you're new to poker, try to use bluffing as little as possible. You gradually increase the amount of bluffs as you get more experienced until you can find that sweet spot. The idea. Opening toe Bluff is a week type player because most of the time he'd be willing to go broke on Lee with the nuts. So there are pube laughs and say, My boss, pure bluff is when you know you don't have the best hand and have no chance of winning the party. Forget called and semi bluffs are when you can still catch cause that might get you the best hand. Semi blocks are the best if you haven't played many hands yet, as they give you multiple ways to win the part. You may win it right away because you're opening fault or you may win it later because your hand turns out to actually be the best. Are you? Heat your drug and it gives you the best hand in general. You should all news bluffing against players who are not going to call too much. Never tried to bluff a loose, passive player is he might call you all the way with the third pair. Also, you should sizer bluff the same way. Issued sized your value bats off course. That's when you're playing against good players. Is good to have a strategy. We're bluffing. For example, say open with Ace eight. Suited from middle position and get called by the bottom. The flop comes Queen 83 You know that your opponent is a good, tired, aggressive player. You make continuation bet and he cough at this bond. You put him roughly on the range like Queen 10 plus 40% of the time pocket three states, or between 8 15% of the time pocket +988 King eight Jack 8 1987 20% of the time and blasts and sandy bluffs 25% of the time. There's 3500 in the part. In the turn is a king. It doesn't help your hand, but it's a scary car for your opponent. So now you think if you bet 2000 he will fall. Always bluffs and semi bluffs, AIDS and we queens. So you continue to tell the story and fire a second borrow at the part and he calls the reader is a deuce. You know that it didn't help his strange as by now you've got it narrowed down to something like this to power. Better 55% of the time. Queen Jack or queen 10. 45% of the time, there's 7500 in the part. Anything. There is a high chance that he will fall This Queen Jack and Queen 10 hands if you bet 5500 you bet in your open and thanks for a couple of minutes and then false his hand showing a screen, You showing the bluff knowing that he would be more likely to call you next time when you actually do have a big hand. Okay, so we talked about bluffing. And now you know, the bluffing could be very profitable for you, is not only allows you to sometimes we part with nothing. I also allows you to Vatican Paige, when you have a big hand, you land, and it is important not to have too much and not to have too little. You know that your ideal often to block is a week type player, and you know that you should never try and bluff loose possible players. You like their pure gloves and sandy gloves, and that if you're new to poker, it's better to start your black career using only sending laughs because they give you more options to win the pop and lastly you land. It is important to size your That's the same way as you size your volume bags so that your operatives cannot tell from your sizing whether you are bluffing or body backing. We're getting close to the end, so I wanted to take this moment to thank you for commitment to become about a poker player . You've done an amazing job so far, and I'm sure you keep going after this lesson. You play another 250 hands, which will bring your total to at least 1000 hands. Please try to help the concept of bluffing in mind and tried to bluff exactly three times during those 250 hands. Use spots when you flopped. Not flash stroke, which is the drug toe. The highest possible flush or an open ended straight drove with over cards where you flop, for example, jacked in five with King Queen Hand 9. Bankroll Management in Poker: Hey, guys, this is Go coo! And today we're gonna be talking about bankroll management. This is a very important topic if you want to become a serious poker player, so let's get right into it. Your bank rope is simply the amount of money that you dedicate solely for playing poker. So let's say you started playing poker online and you deposited $100 that 100 is not your bank for you never want the thing about playing poker like you would about playing roulette or slot machine. That this one game is all that matters. In poker, you have to think long term, not one game, but many games. So if your bank row is the $100 it would not be smart to sit at a 50 cent, $1 cash game with all your bankroll at once. You have to manage your bankroll so that a single loss or a few losses over a short period of time don't limit your ability to play. You always want to have enough binds so that even when you catch a downswing, you can still recover from it without needing to go down the stakes. The exact amount of buying should need depends on your playing style and the former of the games you want to play. If you're playing tired, aggressive poker you don't need as many binds as a loose, aggressive player would need. If you're playing big multi table tournaments, you need a lot more binds than you need for playing cash games. If you're playing full ring, you don't need a smart binds as you would need for six marks tables. To make things easy, I'll give you the minimum bankrolls he should have for seven former's. This will be for micro steaks, and that's when you should be playing at the beginning. As you move up the stakes and your win rate goes down, you'll need to add more binds to your bankroll. So for a full green cash games, you need 25 Bynes. So if you're playing once and two cents, you're single buying his $2 should always buying 400 big buns in cash games and your minimal bankroll should be $50. I know that I actually told you to only deposit a 20 box at the beginning, but I do recommend that you stay at the stakes until your bankroll reaches at least 100 backs for six night cash games. You need 35 bynes for nine minutes did and go. You need 30 binds for regular speed. 64 Terrible and at least 120 binds for hyper turbos for empty tease you needed leaves. Ah, 100 Bynes. All right, so you guys deposited 20 bucks. So you on. Lee had 10 buys for the one sent to send stakes. I do think it's really enough for for the micros and the style of play you're playing. But you guys should stay at the ones and two sensed eggs until your bankroll reaches about $100. When you're bankrolled, reaches 100 bucks, you can move up the stakes and start playing two cents. Four. Since because then you have enough binds in your bankroll to do that. Of course, your bankroll management can be more conservative or more risky, but you definitely should have a plan for it. And you should think about poke a long time. So, like I said, you guys started playing very risky, but it was a risk you guys could have taken because he was only $20 and I hope none of you really lost it, and all of you are just slowly building it up. But do remember it was possible that the at the ones and two cents takes. But it will definitely not be possible at higher stakes because you're you're swings could simply be bigger than your bankroll. So we've discussed Bankroll management. Now you know that if you want to become a serious poker player, you have to treat it like a business, and you have to have a separate money dedicated only to playing poker. That's a bankroll. And depending on the states you want to be playing, it has to be big enough so that it has a certain number off binds. It's important because it allows you to continue playing when you're on a losing streak. Sometimes when you're unlucky and are on a big dancing, you might even find yourself having to go down the states. And that's okay because having a good bank for management allows you to never go broke. Of course, you can have more risky by management, and then you will be able to go broke no matter what. You should think about poker long term, and Steve here own bankroll management rules or full safe from there's rules that you can find on the excellent You've not watched all the lessons in the class. Congratulations. Not only that, you also played at least 1000 hands. That's awesome. You've learned a few of the most important concepts off no limit Texas holdem and you've practiced them. You know how to play the game. You know, the poker hand rankings. What positions there at the table, You know which starting hands you should play. You know, the base. Since you know how you should size of bats would play types there are in poker, you know, bluffing use, and you know how to manage your bathroom. The last assignment for this class is 1000 hands. So that your total is that a nice do? Que That will certainly help. You better understand. And remember those crucial concepts. Make sure to go back to any and all the lessons as many times as you want. Once it finished two K hams or roughly 20 hours of play, please make sure to post your results. I am extremely interested in what kind of results this class will produce. I would also really like to ask you to post any and all the feedback. You can think off which lessons were helpful and well explained, which were poorly explained and confused. What should I focus more on based on what you now know, after watching all the videos and playing your 1st 2 K hands, what would you change about this class in the lessons, and so anything you can think of, I will be eternally grateful. Thank you. I create a bond stadium with an introduction to Poker Tracker, which is poker tracking software, which will allow you to post graphs off your winnings. Analyze your hands in Seoul, so please stay tuned for that. I realized there's a lot of more off the fundamentals of the game, but I wanted to create a truly beginner class. So the topics that I cover I regard as the most crucial loves. I think if the class receives good reviews, a definitely create a natural second level class with more advanced concepts. Anyways, thank you very much for watching and for being a part of this. Plus you're awesome