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How To Play Texas Holdem

Apr 6, 2008
How to play texas holdem is a question many player's starting out will ask. What is the true way to play texas holdem? Well it depends on which type of texas holdem you are talking about. For the purpose of this poker articles we are going to talk about how to play texas holdem sit n go's the correct way.

Now sit and go's can be the most profitable poker game that you will ever see. Yexas holdem has been around since the early 1900's and sit and go's are a part of texas holdem that is the most profitable. What sit and go's are, for you beginners out there are as follows:

1.Sit and go's consist of 10 players, 9 players, or 6 players. The most common game will consist of 9 players. When you are playing 9 player poker tournament sit and go's the top 3 players will always make it into the money. The pay for a 9 player sit and go is as follows:

1st place = 50% of the overall total prize pool
2nd place = 30% of the total overall prize pool
3rd place = 20% of the total overall prize pool

As you can see, when you are playing 9 seater sit and go tournaments it is very vital to get first place each time. 1 first place victory is jut like finishing in 3rd place 3 times in a row. Most players in 9 seat sit and go's will play tight throughout until there is 3 players left. Their object is to only make 3rd place. Honestly, who cares about 3rd place, you double your money but you waste your time of playing . If you play more aggressive then the other players especially when it is down to just 4 players in a 9 seater, you will increase your chances of making first place. It is extremely important to play aggressive when it is down to just 4 players, trust me if you keep track of your profits you will see a great increase.

Now let's briefly discuss 6 seater sit n go's also known as short-handed sit n go's. 6 seater sit and go's are not really worth the money when you play them. Only the top 2 players out of 6 make it to the money which decreases your chances of winning right there. 6 seaters are not that good compared to 9 because in 9 seaters there are many players referred to as maniacs. When maniacs are playing, all you have to do is fold the first 20 hands and it will already be down to 6 players with 1 more finish for a chance to be into the money.

Lets talk about the prize pool for 6 seaters, as we discussed earlier only the top 2 finishers make the money.

1st place = 70% of the total prize pool
2nd place = 30% of the total prize pool

For 6 seaters the only way to be really profitable is finishing first place every time. Stick to 9 seaters.

Just remember, to be successful playing texas holdem it takes a lot of time and constant patience. Be the patient player and be the winner at the end of the year!
About the Author
Sean Moronse is a professional poker player. Visit his website and subscribe to his free ecourse on how to play texas holdem using texas holdem strategy. Learn more at http://www.SitNGoGenius.com
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