The First Poker School
How many times do you wish you had a nice little learning curve to go along with your hand? How about a learning process that was as easy to learn and follow as poker itself? Well, you can begin your journey into the world of poker with the poker school. This is where you can get educated in a mathematical sense. Will you be alivable then? Perhaps you can learn the probability of your odds of winning a hand. You might be interested in learning how to figure the best possible hand you can make in poker. Here’s how.
When you are learning poker, one of the best things you can do is figure out what your odds of winning a hand are. While you can’t know what the exact odds are, you can figure out what they are probably more likely than not. This means you can learn the likelihood of making a hand, what hand others might think is your most likely winning hand and what hand you think is your least likely to win.
There are plenty of hands to try and learn, the most popular being the Ten-Card, Jack-Ten, Queen-Jack, King-Queen. Learning the probabilities of all these hands is a matter of figuring out what the odds of making each hand are. If you add together the probabilities of the individual cards, they will total a number. You can round these numbers off to the next even if you don’t think they are exactly the same, like 27. 2 or 27. 1, for example.
When you are learning to count cards, you have to keep in mind that a deck (about 500 cards) is better than one deck (about 500 cards). The reason for this is the further you go down the deck the less cards you have left. This is the reason for the reason that as you are beaten down in a game the probability of you getting a better card on the next card is reduced.
The first step in learning to count cards is to remember simple mathematics. Each card has its own value. The Ace is the most valuable card. When you see an Ace, put it on a running card as either a one or eleven, which means you have a blackjack or 21. You also have probabilities of being dealt an Ace. The number of cards is not as important as knowing what card you have. You have about a 48% chance of getting an Ace when you hold a Two as your second card, a Three as your third card and a Four as your fourth card.
Knowing these probabilities is important when you are counting cards. You don’t want to count your cards, as it gives you an unfair advantage. The most important thing to remember when counting cards is keeping the running card as even as possible. If you have a Three and a Four and the card is Ace, you have to remember that the Four is more likely to come than the Three. However, you can’t discount the value of a Two either.
The method for counting cards I learned (7Meter) involves keeping a chart of what card came very frequently, what card came rarely and what card usually didn’t arrive. This is the key to being able to quit cards when you are in the negative. If you know what card came rarely, you can basically cancel out what card came very frequently. For example, the Two came very frequently, so I only looked at the fours and tens. Then, I started to cancel cards when the Four or Ten showed.
This canceled out the Ace, as 4 and Ten are very unlikely to show. Then I started to look at the fours and tens more carefully and I began to notice that I could get rid of the fours and tens with some care. This meant I could now concentrate on the Five and Deuce, and I thought I might be a little more careful. The Five Deuce gave me a huge headache (that’s what you get for playing too many sevens). When the Six Deuce hit, I had to stop hoping for the Jack or Ten to show so that I could concentrate on keeping the Six Deuce happy.
Eventually, the slow method paid off as the faster method began to bring me small but steady wins. Then, there was a period when the river card would bring a lump to my poker hand. Suddenly, I realized that I could now regard the entire deck as my enemy. Having declared war on the cards, I could now go on the offensive.
There are several other strategies that can be used to beat the Six-Deuce. The first, is to notice the flop and decide what cards did win. If you don’t see any high cards on the flop, you can bet it won with the best. If you do see a high card, you should be on the lookout for the always raiser (a player who bets the river card).