The important theorems of poker strategy
Poker is a very complex game, and there are on the optimal way of playing just carved in stone laws. Some of the best known of these laws in poker we want to there a short and clear here. These theorems of poker strategy are relatively universally valid with only the first listed here is actually a theorem in the sense of the meaning of the word. The others are rather guidelines.
- The oldest poker theorem comes from David Skanska from the book Theory of Poker and has existed independently of the game of the situation and the opponents
- Set: Whenever an opponent plays in a different way than he played, when he would know our cards this is advantageous for us.
- Roughly stating this theorem that there is always advantageous for us if our opponents do not know our cards and play differently than they were aware of our hands
An example: We keep the Texas Hold’em and increase pre flop from middle position the player in the big blind calls with Flop: T ♥. The big blind checks, we set and the big blind folds. At this moment our enemy throws a hand away, which has nearly 90 percent winning percentage, but because our opponent does not know this, a game from him is not a good option.
A lemma of the fundamental theorem is that in poker if and long-term profits if the opponents make mistakes. In addition “make mistakes” is poker in almost all cases: play a hand in a different way than you would do with regard to the opponent’s cards.
- The Beluga Thereom dates back to 2006 and have until today particularly against weaker opponents inventory:
- Set: One pair hands are almost worthless in Texas Hold’em by an opponent’s raise on the turn.
- A simpler more drastic formulation of the theorem is opponents who call a bet on the flop and raise the turn, usually have a set.
- The Beluga Thereom based primarily empirical values, which have become more marked over the years repeatedly. If weak players meet a strong hand on the flop, they make usually only on the turn alarm. The flop, they play usually slow.
- For example, we rise with and the small blind calls.
- Flop: After a check we use and the small blind calls.HaD8C2
- Turn: D5. After a further check we set again and the small blind makes a min-raise.
If the small blind a weaker player, he has here with a very high probability of a set or two pair (Aces-Up) and we should dispose of our top pair with no further thought. Important is the addition that it have to concern weaker players, so players on the lower limits. Usually correct is the theorem for passive and a bit too loose players. Good and violent players get on the turn also like raises a bluff or semi-bluff. Against these players should be fit as not automatic. Which also applies here: After a raise, a one-pair hand is only a bluff catcher.