The first thing that is needed when learning when to fold is patience. The more patience that you develop, the better chance you have at winning big pots in Texas Hold’em Poker. You probably have seen players at the table who fold a lot during a game. The players that fold a lot during a Texas Hold’em game need to be watched closely because they are the ones who have patience. The patient players who fold a lot will catch other players off guard when they do eventually play a hand. Most likely, when the patient player does eventually play a hand, he or she will win that hand.
Knowing when to fold in a Texas Hold’em Poker Game is an art form. Knowing when to fold requires patience, skill, decision making, tell reading, and a little luck. Not everyone has the talent to pull off the art form of knowing when to fold in a Texas Hold’em Poker game because patience does not come easy to some people. Other players see the player who folds a lot and don’t really pay attention to that player because the player is not really active in the game thatmuch. But what other players do not realize is that the player who folds a lot has tons of things going on in his or her mind regarding each and every hand that is being played.
Obviously, if you fold a lot without a strategy plan, you are just folding a lot foolishly. A strategy plan needs to be put in place before sitting down at a Texas Hold’em Poker table. Knowing that you will fold a lot is only part of the strategy plan. Determining what cards to only play is another part of the strategy plan. Another part of the strategy plan concerns what situations to play the cards you have. Mental preparation before sitting down at a Texas Hold’em game will help tremendously in game play.
Once the Texas Hold’em Poker Game is in play, now is the time to put your strategy plan into action. The other players will see you fold a lot which will take their attention away from you. While you are folding, you are evaluating each player and their decisions they make. You are also picking up noticeable tells of each player along the way. When you do eventually play a hand, make sure the hand will win the pot. When you bet on the hand, it would be best to slow play on the flop. On the turn, now is the time to raise the stakes a little bit. On the river, you can go all in if you wish – make sure your pocket cards will win the pot though.