Google+ TRex Poker Tips: August 2013

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Staying Alive in a Freeroll

When playing in a freeroll you should take a different approach than your standard pay to play tournaments. One reason for this is there are a lot of players making bad decisions like all in pre flop with any ace or face card. I encourage you not to do this, its a bad move and could be the end of your tournament life. Another thing to think about is calling any type of raise only call if you think you have the best hand, watch out if one person raises in a freeroll its likely someone will reraise or go all in. So unless you have a very good hand its smart to fold. Use your player notes to tag reckless,Tight,bluffing,and slow play players this will help you later on if you run into them in another freeroll or game down the road.

Only play good hands like aces, two face cards, or pocket pairs this will make your chances of making it to the money a lot higher. Don't become pot committed in other words don't put more then half your chips into a hand if you do, then it will be hard to fold when you know your beat. Remember the fold button is you friend. Always keep enough chips to have a chance to make a comeback. If your short staked then your best option is to push all in with a good hand. Pocket pair or an ace and good kicker are your best choice's. Keep a count of how many big blinds your stack amounts too if you have 2000 chips and blinds are 10/20 then you have 100 big blinds. Remember big blind only hits you once a cycle don't make a mistake or let emotion affect your game if someone trys to steal your blind let them have it. You can get it back later on in the game when you have a better hand.

Freerolls are different from regular tournaments because there is no buy in. For this reason a lot of people don't take them seriously, if you do you will have an advantage over those who dont. Slow playing is a good way to get  chips in freerolls let your opponent think he's ahead by checking the flop and turn let him control the betting if he checks the flop bet small on the turn hoping for a reraise when it gets to the river and you think you have the best hand take him out with a big bet make sure you have a very good hand and your raise should be  based on
  •  Your hand
  • The amount of chips you have
  • Your opponents chips
  • How the hand played out so far
Making it to the money is not difficult, know the number of paid places and keep an eye on the number of players left in the game. Evey player out is one step closer to cashing. Keep an eye on the blind levels after about 30 minutes most of the bad players(DONKS) are either out or in the top ten don't let this discourage you they will slip up and make a bad move and get called. When your getting close to the money under 20 people left to the bubble dont play any hands unless your big blind you don't want all your work to be wasted by making a bad call when your this close to winning. If you have less then 5 big blinds at this point start using all the provided time and  time banks you have. Its better to wait the extra 5 or 10 minutes until after the bubble before making your big move and going all in. Because then if you lose the hand you exit  the tournament in a winning position stay lucky my friends.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Depositing & Cashing Out


When deciding to deposit or cash out of a poker site you should think of a few different things before jumping into it to quickly. Things like how will you be sending the money to or from? How much you will be sending to or from? Whats the easiest and safest way to do so? When and where is the best place to do so? and how long will the method take to receive your money?

 After taking all of these things into account make your decision wisely read all the small print on all forms you fill out looking for hidden fees and trickery wording. Most well know poker sites still charge small fees to cash out from there site, and third party methods also charge some fees for depositing i' ll get into that in a minute. If you use your bank account to deposit or cash out, your regular banking fees will apply and depending on the site your sending to they also may charge a small transfer fee.

 Its always good to look for a good high first deposit bonus when deciding to make your first deposit. OK lets get into some deposit options, there are many different ways to get money to and from poker sites both with there difficulty's. Depending on how you want to go about it. You can use your bank account or go to your bank and open a new account just for online use. You can also go to the store and buy a credit card giftcard such as visa and mastercard with a desired amount like $25, $50 or any other amount you wish to deposit. Note that if your going with the giftcard option then you will be paying a fee to the card manufacturer and tax which can add up fast and cost you extra money ($25 adds up to about  $29).Another way to deposit is with your credit card all poker sites take visa, and master card.

Third party Brokers : these sites take your money and hold it like a bank and send it to where ever you would like to spend it. Different poker sites may take different third party options a few examples are Paypal, and  Skrill money brokers. You send the money to paypal or Skrill and when you want to, they will send it to the site you wish to deposit on. The same goes for cash outs you can request to cash out with the same method or you can cash out right into your bank account. the point of third party broker sites is you only have to give your personal banking or credit card information to one site for most online resources. Skrill money brokers are well known for poker and online gaming, most large poker sites except skrill.

 If you try one way to deposit and it dont work try another. There are different types of online currency that some sites except such as UKash that you can buy in some stores or online. Only buy UKash from  trusted sites do your research and beware of scams.

When cashing out the fastest and easiest way to receive money in your hand is direct deposit into your bank account. But you can still use third party sites to hold your money and when your ready send it from there to your bank or a different poker site of your choice. You can also cash out by Bank Note a check is sent to you by mail this takes longer and usually comes with a larger fee from $10 to $20 so its not very appealing.

 I stick strictly to bank transfers for my depositing and cashing out , so at least i can get all the transaction information and fees from my personal bank and i know what took place. You will need to opt into online banking threw your bank to do these transactions. Play safe keep on climbing and stay lucky my friends.