re: Poker & Tell me you winning holdem strategies.
Y'know that is a good question. Its hard to put a strategy in a nutshell, people write books about this stuff, but I'll have a go. This applies to my current game, no-limit holdem, full ring $10NL and $25NL.
Flexibility is key.
Aggressiveness is key.
Position is key.
Observation of opponents is key.
Poker is not just a game of cards. Itís a game of situations. A situation is a number of things: your cards, your position, your stack, your opponents, your opponents stack and your opponentís position. Your cards are only one element of a situation.
Tight tables I'll be looking to play loose aggressive, trying to pick up uncontested pots, and trying to portray the image of someone a slightly crazy. After a while the tightwads come after you and then you tighten up a bit and aim for good solid hands.
Loose tables I'll play tight aggressive, and wait for really good situations prior to committing my money.
Pre-flop, first in the pot, I'll looking to be the raiser. I'll only call raises with pocket pairs, AK, or connecters if a multi-way pot. Other than that I'm generally not cold calling, especially with trouble hands like KJ, AJ etc.
Post-flop, I'm generally aiming to bet and raise with position to see how I stand. Out of position is more tricky, and all depends on the situation.
I'm generally looking to adhere to a small hand small pot, big hand big pot philosophy, I'll try to control the pot size with a small hand as best I can. I define Pairs and Two-Pairs are small hands. Sets and above are big hands, but even then it is relative. A set on a straight or flush board is a mediocre hand.
And...try not to make mistakes.
Of course there is lots more detail, but in a nutshell, that is my strategy. Is it successful? I'm a winning player, so there must be something to it.
How about others, I challenge you to lay bare your strategy in 300 words or less.