Learn poker for beginners

Although Texas Hold'em poker is quite a simple game to pick up, it is also one of the most technically skilled of all the poker variants. Here is your chance to start your journey from beginner level towards mastery with our poker for dummies strategy articles.

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Poker strategies for beginners

Texas Hold’em is the most popular form of the modern poker, so popular in fact that most people refer to it simply as poker. Texas Hold’em is the format of choice for all the major poker tournaments including the EPT and the World Series of Poker Main Event. It was introduced to the Las Vegas casinos in 1967 by a group of Texan poker players and its popularity surged in the 2000s due to the boom in both televised poker and online poker.

Texas Hold’em can be played in the Pot Limit and Fixed Limit formats, but the vast majority of people play No Limit Texas Hold’em. It is one of the few formats of poker where every single decision could potentially cost you all your chips, which is why it makes such an exciting tournament format. This is why poker legend Doyle Brunson called No Limit Texas Hold’em the ‘Cadillac of Poker’ and why the game favours the fearless and aggressive.

Although the format is simple, there are a number of complex skills needed for a good Texas Hold’em strategy, including probabilities, psychology, positional play and chip dynamics. This is why the famous saying goes that "it takes a minute to learn, and a lifetime to master".

As a beginner in poker, you can learn at PokerStrategy.com all of these basic, easy to apply strategies.