Texas Hold'em Strategy


Title Level Category Utility
Position Beginner Basic 10/10
Starting Hand Selection Beginner Basic 10/10
Bankroll Management Beginner Basic 10/10
Bet Sizing Beginner Basic 9/10
Table Selection Beginner Basic 8/10
Bluffing Beginner Basic 8/10
Reasons For Betting Beginner Basic 8/10
Initiative Intermediate Concepts 9/10
Stack Sizes Intermediate Concepts 7/10
Gap Concept Intermediate Concepts 6/10
Pot Committed Intermediate Concepts 5/10
Effective Stacks Intermediate Concepts 4/10
Way Ahead Way Behind Intermediate Concepts 4/10
Relative Position Advanced Concepts 8/10
Stack To Pot Ratio (SPR) Advanced Concepts 8/10
Range Balancing Advanced Concepts 8/10
Value Betting Advanced Concepts 7/10
Progressive Bet Sizing Advanced Concepts 6/10
The REM Process Expert Concepts 9/10
The REM Process - Range Expert Concepts 8/10
The REM Process - Equity Expert Concepts 8/10
Thin Value Expert Concepts 7/10
The REM Process - Maximize Expert Concepts 6/10
Range Merging Expert Concepts 4/10
Elastic and Inelastic Ranges Expert Concepts 4/10
10 Tips For Beginners Beginner General 8/10
Micro Limit Strategy Beginner General 7/10
Playing Styles Beginner General 7/10
Changing Gears Beginner General 5/10
Freeroll Tips Beginner General 4/10
Online Poker Tells Beginner General 2/10
Live Player Mistakes Beginner General 2/10
Importance Of Aggression Intermediate General 8/10
Betting vs. Check Raising Intermediate General 6/10
Tight Table Strategy Intermediate General 6/10
Multi Tabling Intermediate General 6/10
Short Stack Strategy Intermediate General 6/10
Loose Table Strategy Intermediate General 6/10
Small Blind Strategy Intermediate General 5/10
Stealing Blinds Intermediate General 4/10
Table Analysis Intermediate General 4/10
Small Ball Poker Advanced General 6/10
Betting Into The Preflop Raiser Advanced General 5/10
Putting Players On A Hand Expert General 8/10
Playing Pocket Kings Beginner Hands 5/10
Playing Pocket Aces Beginner Hands 5/10
Small Pocket Pairs Intermediate Hands 7/10
Playing Ace King Intermediate Hands 6/10
Rag Aces Intermediate Hands 5/10
Playing Pocket Queens Intermediate Hands 5/10
Drawing Hands Advanced Hands 7/10
Drawing Hands w/ Aggression Advanced Hands 6/10
Pot Odds Beginner Mathematics 9/10
Implied Odds Beginner Mathematics 7/10
Sklansky Dollars Beginner Mathematics 6/10
Mistakes Using Odds Beginner Mathematics 5/10
Expected Value Intermediate Mathematics 8/10
Calculating Expected Value Intermediate Mathematics 7/10
Fold Equity Intermediate Mathematics 7/10
Poker Equity Intermediate Mathematics 7/10
Reverse Implied Odds Intermediate Mathematics 3/10
G-Bucks Advanced Mathematics 8/10
Equity and Drawing Hands Advanced Mathematics 6/10
Hand Combinations Advanced Mathematics 5/10
Player Notes Beginner Other 6/10
Poker Winrate Beginner Other 4/10
Counterfeiting Beginner Other 3/10
Variance Beginner Other 3/10
The Semi Bluff Beginner Plays 8/10
The Continuation Bet Beginner Plays 8/10
The Check Raise Beginner Plays 7/10
The Free Card Beginner Plays 7/10
The Blocking Bet Beginner Plays 5/10
The Stop and Go Beginner Plays 5/10
The Double Barrel Advanced Plays 6/10
The Float Play Advanced Plays 6/10
The Squeeze Advanced Plays 5/10
The 3Bet Expert Plays 7/10
Table Image Beginner Psychology 7/10
Tilting Beginner Psychology 5/10
Downswings Beginner Psychology 4/10
Bad Beats Beginner Psychology 3/10
Chat Box Strategy Beginner Psychology 1/10
Multiple Level Thinking Intermediate Psychology 8/10
Poker Metagame Advanced Psychology 8/10
Fundamental Theorem Intermediate Theorems 9/10
Baluga Theorem Intermediate Theorems 7/10
Zeebo's Theorem Intermediate Theorems 7/10
Clarkmeister Theorem Intermediate Theorems 6/10
Yeti Theorem Intermediate Theorems 4/10
aejones Theorem Intermediate Theorems 2/10
Basic SNG Strategy Beginner Tournament 7/10
Basic MTT Strategy Beginner Tournament 7/10
Poker ROI Beginner Tournament 4/10
Turbo Tournament Strategy Intermediate Tournament 6/10
Using The Independent Chip Model Expert Tournament 8/10
What Is The Independent Chip Model? Expert Tournament 8/10

Higher Level Poker.

The following are more advanced strategy articles written by Jack Wilcox, who was a winning cash game player up to $400NL. They were originally posted on his Higher Level Poker training site for small/micro stakes players.

These strategy articles make use of player stats like VPIP/PFR.

Title Author Category Level Date
Calling From Blinds vs. A Steal Jack Wilcox General Intermediate 26 Feb, 2011
Semi-Bluffing By Raising All In Jack Wilcox Plays Advanced 26 Feb, 2011
3Betting Preflop In The Micro Stakes Jack Wilcox Plays Intermediate 27 Feb, 2011
The Real Objective Of Poker Jack Wilcox Psychology Beginner 27 Feb, 2011
Continuation Betting Jack Wilcox Plays Beginner 26 Mar, 2011
4Betting Mathematics Jack Wilcox Mathematics Advanced 28 Mar, 2011
Check-Raising As A Bluff Jack Wilcox Plays Intermediate 1 Apr, 2011
Attacking 3Bettors Jack Wilcox General Advanced 3 Apr, 2011
Preflop Opening Ranges Kyle Garner General Beginner 14 Apr, 2011
Floating The Flop Jack Wilcox Plays Beginner 14 Apr, 2011
Breaking Down Your Winrate Jack Wilcox General Intermediate 9 May, 2011
Winning Money From Bad Players Jack Wilcox General Intermediate 22 Oct, 2011
Playing Blind vs. Blind Jack Wilcox General Advanced 25 Oct, 2011
The Importance Of Position Jack Wilcox General Beginner 6 Nov, 2011
Relative Hand Strength Jack Wilcox Concepts Beginner 6 Nov, 2011
5 Tips To Improve Your Game Jack Wilcox General Beginner 29 Nov, 2011
Objectivity In Poker Kyle Garner Psychology Intermediate 5 Dec, 2011
Optimal Bet Sizing Johnathan Chan Concepts Beginner 20 Jan, 2012

Using Texas Hold'em strategy articles.

When it comes to Texas Hold'em strategy, it's not about how much you read, it's about how much you learn.

Every time you read a Texas Hold'em strategy article, you should be actively trying to absorb the information as you go along. It's all well and good reading a whole bunch of articles, but if nothing is sinking in or making a real difference to the way you play, then it's going to be pretty useless.

If you actually take the strategy from this site on board and use it during play, I don't see any reason why you can't win money from Texas Hold'em. Winning money from Texas Hold'em is pretty straightforward when you know how.

Is this Texas Holdem strategy any good?

Or, to put it another way, why should you take strategy advice from me?

I have been playing winning poker for a number of years. I'm not the God of Texas Hold'em strategy (I'm working on it), but the advice in these Texas Hold'em strategy articles has allowed me to consistently win money right up to the mid to high stakes tables. I like to think that's a good enough reason to trust my articles!

If you want more information and find out who I am, have a look at the about me page.

Even though I am very confident that the strategy on this site is of great quality, I always recommend exercising a little common sense when it comes to Texas Hold'em strategy and tips. Anyone can write poker strategy and post it on the Internet, but that doesn't make it good strategy. Think about what you're reading, and if it makes sense to you then perfect. It's a great idea to take advice from other successful players, but it's even better to use your head at the same time.

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