Whether you play for the thrill of the game or you do it to win major money, chances are you have experienced times where your winnings were lackluster at best. Even if you do play for just fun, it is hard to enjoy the game when you do not make the amount of money you want. Online players are now trying “double or nothing” poker tables in order to win big because players double their initial buy-in at a 5-10 ratio.
What Double or Nothing Is All About
The main way to successfully play double or nothing Texas hold ‘em does not pertain to the way you play your cards but it has everything to do with the way you manage your money. Remember, the object to doubling your money is to remain at the table when the game is over, not to be the first-ranking player. You must fold when necessary and keep one step ahead of the antes and blinds.
Early on, if you are in a position to do so, the best idea is to go ahead and fold your hand whether or not you believe it to be playable. Later on, your betting decisions should be determined by the events at the table. For instance, if a player bets before you do and you are holding a great hand, you need to call only if you have less than three times the amount of the blind. The point is that another player believes they hold a great hand too; you want to enter into the hand without it costing you too much.
But if you are the first person at the table to place your bet, you can bet three times more than the blind because it is most likely that the other players who bet after you will either call or fold. Do not allow them into the blind through checking – make them come to a decision. Hopefully, there will be no additional hands in the blind and the game will bow to your bet. Remember, if you decide to only call, you are essentially allowing your competitors to play for free with a possible flop hit.
Once the flop is over, you need to keep pushing through the game. You must convince your fellow poker players that your strong, before-flop hand has transformed into a force to be reckoned with. Those who decided not to hit during the flop will usually fold. But if you make the mistake of becoming lax with your game, they will draw.
Above all else, remember to not take unnecessary chances and to do whatever necessary to stay active at the table. Once you enter into a hand with as little money as possible, switch over to aggressive playing. Do not worry about having to eliminate other players from the double-or-nothing table; allow the to push others out by themselves; this is the key to having a positive cash flow.