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Several poker tips that every player should take in consideration

Online poker has gained a lot of popularity over the past decade, not to mention about the millions of enthusiasts who will never refuse a good game. Believe it or not, some players have actually made a living from poker. But in order to reach to such a top level, it might be a good idea to educate yourself and read some tips, books or guides. It is, however, very important to know that each player has a personal playing style. From this point of view, there is no such thing as a general strategy that works for everyone. Whether they opt for a no deposit poker bonus game or a straight real money game, some players may succeed with classic ideas, while others might go rich overnight with a completely different strategy. So what kind of tips should you take in consideration?

Never play every hand

One of the most common mistakes among poker newbies is the possibility to play too many hands. Some newbies dream about going rich overnight, while others push their luck a little too much. For instance, having a 2 and a 7 in the same color is not really the best idea to move on. If you think that you might come up with a flush, the possibility is relatively small, not to mention about someone else doing it with higher cards.

Pay attention to the money

Only because you have just received a no deposit poker bonus, it does not mean that you can relax. In fact, you should take advantage of this opportunity and gain as much as possible from it. From this point of view, always keep an eye on the other players’ stashes. In real life, you have to check out their tokens. In the online environment, some portals may not allow you to see how much money they have left. Keep in mind that you need to be more attentive to those who have a lot of money. A simple mistake can take you out of the game. Ideally, you should dispute jackpots with players who have less money.

Everything is in your head

The table position is very important because it can visually help your memory. At the same time, always pay attention to other players’ actions, as well as their cards when the hand is over. For instance, some players are very aggressive and bet more money when their hands are excellent. Some others raise the game when their hands are perfect, just like many others go down and never continue if their hands are too bad. Remembering all these small details is often the smartest way to ensure that you gain as much as possible from this experience. You will know when to call or raise the game according to the other players’ gestures.

The power of an ace

The ace is by far the most important card in the game, but it does not mean that you can always continue if you have one. There are moments when the ace is completely useless. Unless the ace comes with a card in the same color or a card that is higher than 9, you should call.

In conclusion, poker can be very complicated and may take years to become a professional. But learning is easy and very entertaining as well, not to mention about the bonuses you might get. Whether you earn a no deposit poker bonus or a double bonus, make sure that you play it smartly.

Author’s bio

Raj Ballu has been a devoted poker enthusiast for a few years already, among many other passions. He has tried different gaming environments in order to perfect his skills. Today, he is sharing the information and tips that he has learned on his own skin, only to help the less fortunate ones who might need some hints.

Johnson adds to Rodgers’ defensive headache

Liverpool have been dealt a major blow after learning that Glen Johnson’s ankle injury will keep him out of action for a significant period of time. The right-back has been an ever-present for Liverpool this season, making 17 league appearances and playing a key role in the club’s promising first half of the season.

In the same week that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers revealed in the football news that he will be without the services of Lucas Leiva for the next two months with a knee injury, the loss of Johnson could well be a more damaging blow to the club’s hopes during the second half of this season.

With Mamadou Sakho, Jose Enrique, Jon Flanagan and Daniel Agger all already sidelined with injury, Johnson’s ankle injury has dealt Liverpool’s chances of qualifying for next season’s Champions League a huge blow. With his defensive options limited, Rodgers could be forced to dip into the transfer market in a bid to find some cover.

Rodgers admitted Johnson had been playing through the pain-barrier already with his injury but revealed the England international would be missing from the team for the foreseeable future.

“Glen has played a lot of the season having been injured and really put himself out for the team but unfortunately he’s struggled a lot. The timeline he’ll be out will be indefinitely. We’ll just need to assess that and see how quickly he comes through that,” admitted the Liverpool manager.

While the loss of Johnson will be a blow to Liverpool fans, England supporters could be forgiven for taking the positives from the fact the number-one right back will now be sidelined for two months. With the World Cup coming up in the summer, this spell away from the Liverpool team could be a benefit to England in Brazil.