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INTRODUCCION
365Bonitas Poker School is proud to present their NEW TECHNIQUES for both beginners and advanced players. A good poker player needs to know that fundamentals are the building blocks of fun and we are going to give you the method in order to become, through practice, the best poker player you can be.
NEW AT POKER?
Poker game is played with a standard deck of 52 playing cards. The suits are all of equal value, meaning that no suit is more valuable than another. Commonly - depending the modality- each player is dealt 5 cards and the objective of the game is to end up with the highest-valued Poker hand.

The values of the cards are:
THE POKER HANDS

Royal Flush: the strongest poker hand is the royal flush. Ten, Jack, Queen, King and Ace; all of the same suit. E.g. spades.
Straight Flush: The second strongest hand in poker is the straight flush. It is composed of five consecutive cards of the same suit. If two players have a straight flush, the one with the highest cards wins.
Four of a kind: a four of a kind is four cards of the same rank, e.g. four Kings. If two players have four of a kind, then the one with the highest four of a kind wins. If they have the same, then the player with the highest fifth card wins, since a poker hand is always composed of five cards.
Full House: a full house is a combination of a three of a kind and a pair. If two players have a full house, then the one with the highest three of a kind wins. If they have the same one, then the pair counts.
Flush: five cards of the same suit make a flush. If two players have a flush, then the one with the highest cards wins.
Straight: five consecutive cards are called a straight. If two players have a straight, the one with the highest cards wins.
Three of a kind: A three of a kind is composed of three cards of the same rank. If two players have the same three of a kind, then the other cards, or both cards, determine the winner, since a poker hand is a always composed of five cards.
Two pairs: Two pair hands are, of course, composed of two pairs. If two players have two pairs, the rank of the higher pair determines the winner. If they have the same higher pair, then the lower one counts. If it is also the same, then the fifth card counts.
Pair: A pair is composed of two cards of the same rank. Since a poker hand is always composed of five cards, the other three cards are so-called "kickers". In case two players have the same pair, then the one with the highest kicker wins.
High card: If you don't even have a pair, then you look at the height of your cards. If there are two players at showdown who don't have a pair, or better, then the one with the highest cards win.
POKER MODALITIES

Now ... you can play DIFFERENT MODALITIES of Poker. For example, it's not the same thing playing with your friends than with serious competitors. Or ... it's definitely not the same playing live poker than online poker. Although there's a huge different between all the modalities and the tricks for all of them are not the same, from 365Bonitas Poker you can start to be the best poker player you can be.

Online poker is the best way from where you can start to become a pro.

Texas Hold'em
This Poker style is the most famous nowadays. You can play it online or with your friends. Can play as many players as the tournament allows. There is a person who deals the cards (dealer) and the other players will seat around him. Before the cards are dealt, there's a first bet called the BLIND BET because no one has seen the cards yet. The first player to the left of the dealer will have to make the first BLIND BET called the SMALL BET and the player next to him must make the Big Blind, usually double the small blind.

After the BLIND BET has been made, the dealer will have to deal two hidden cards to each player starting with the player on his left. Bets start and you have different options:

Fold: you do not want to continue with the hand so you leave the round.

Bet: If nobody has bet yet, you can begin to do so. You say how much money you want to bet and then, the other players can fold if they think that your bet is too expensive. You have the opportunity to say "all-in" and it's when you bet all your money and you won't be able to increase your bet or either folds. You win when you show the others your cards.

Call: You follow the bet that's on the table. If your opponent bet $10 and you don't want to increase that bet, you just say "call" and pay $10.

Check: If no-one has bet yet, then you can check. This means that you don't place any bet and let the next player act. It is like saying "I'll wait and see what happens".

The dealer deals three cards face up on the table (these are called the community cards or FLOP because all the players can use them to create their hand). The next round of betting starts now; you can increase the original bet or fold. The dealer deal a fourth card fold up (TURN) and the players who're still playing the hand make their third bet. The dealer deals the fifth community card (RIVER) . In the ensuing fourth round of betting you can bet once more. After this round of betting, the players who are still in the hand show their cards.

Now ... how do you end winning a Poker hand? You will play and win with a hand of five cards which can be formed with the two cards you have in hand plus three cards of the community cards.

Omaha Poker
The Omaha Poker modality is very similar to the Texas Hold'em. The three basics differences are:
1. You receive in the first round four cards and you must use just two of those four cards plus three of the five community cards.
2. Basically you can find two modalities; the High and the High-Lo.
3. There is a maximum of 10 people to play.

Omaha High
You have to complete your hand with only two of the four cards you have on your hand and three of the community cards. The betting system more common for this modality is the Pot Limit; wich means you have a certain amount of money you can bet, no more.
Similarly, without exceeding this quantity you have the same betting options than in the Texas Hold'em Poker modality: Fold, bet, raise, call and check.

Omaha High-Lo
This is a more interesting way of playing because you're going to choose your winning cards for a high poker hand (the better one) and in the same hand, cards for a lo poker hand (the worse hand)
So ... you'll have two opportunities to win the Pot. One if you have great cards for a High hand and the other one if you get 5 cards minor 9. This last tip is a rule so maybe no one wins the Lo hand because you don't get cards under 9. So ... the one who wins the High hand gets all the Pot and, if not, the winners should share the Pot.

Five-card Stud
Each player begins with two cards; one face up and one face down. The person sitting to the left of the dealer starts. If you're playing with a BRING-IN (a forced bet different of the ANTE which is a common Poker bet because it only needs of one person and is just valid as the opening round bet) the person who gets the lowest-ranking up card. If you're playing without a BRING-IN the game starts with a CHECK by the person who gets the highest-ranking up card. If two players have the same high up card the one first in clockwise rotation from the dealer acts first.

When the first round is complete, another face-up card is dealt to each player. The person who has the best poker hand with their up cards begins betting. The second betting round is followed by a third up card to each player and a third betting round, again starting with the player with the best poker hand showing. Then, like the third one a four up card is dealt with a fourth betting round. Usually there's a winner without reaching the showdown because the final hand ends when a player bets and gets no calls.

Seven-Card Stud
There is a maximum of 8 players. They all have to bet the ANTE. Then, the Dealer deal two cards face down and one face up. The player with the lowest-ranking up card must pay the BRING IN. Now the players have to continue playing in order clockwise; they can fold, call or raise the bet. The first betting round ends when all finished betting.

Each player receives a second card face up. The second round begins when betting the player having the highest value poker revealed. This person can check or make a small bet. All the players have the same options fold, call or raise the bet. Each player receives a third card face up. The third round begins of betting whit the player having the highest value poker revealed. Now, the player must check or bet. But one of the players has to bet. Then, in order clockwise the following players can fold, call or raise the bet.

The game continues and the last card face up is dealt. The fourth round of betting starts with the player having the highest value poker revealed. Finally the seventh card is dealt. This card is dealt face down. The player with the highest poker hand begins to light the fifth round of betting. A new round of betting starts and, if there're still players at the table, the pot is taken by the person who gets the highest poker hand formed with the top five of the seven cards that each had available.

HI-LO
Like in the Omaha Modality you can play here too with HIGH and LO poker hands. The pot is divided in two; half for the one who gets the LOWEST value poker hand and half of the one who gets the HIGHEST value poker hand.

RAZZ
In this modality (plays the same way that Seven Card Stud) the full price goes to the one who get the lowest value poker hand.
STRATEGY AND TOOLS FOR ADVANCED POKER PLAYERS

For playing Omaha
Like you know, in Omaha you receive 4 faces down cards so you're the only one who knows your cards. So ... don't get crazy if you get four kings or queens or worst! Four As! Because you're only going to be able to use two of those four cards! Plus three of the community cards!

Be careful!
Playing Omaha modality you've more chances to make a Flush! For example, if you get 10-9-6-5 and in the community cards you see K-8-7, there're 20 cards that might give you the chance for a Flush!
With Ah-Ks-Th-9s and a Flop (community cards) of Qh-Jh-3c there're 22 cards that can give you a Flush or Color.

For playing Texas Hold'em
If you're playing with 9 other people and you have two shitty first cards you shouldn't raise or call the bet. There're 9 other people that will have better cards!
In Texas Hold'em, your position is the same for the entire hand. So ... try to play only great hands when you are sitting in the first positions. While when you're sitting at the last positions you can take advantage of the circumstances.

TOOLS TO BE EVEN MORE PROFESSIONAL

First Cards Ranking
  1. AA
  2. KK
  3. QQ
  4. JJ
  5. AKs
  6. AQs
  7. TT
  8. AK
  9. AJs
  10. KQs
  1. 99
  2. ATs
  3. AQ
  4. KJs
  5. 88
  6. QJs
  7. KTs
  8. A9s
  9. AJ
  10. QTs
  1. KQ
  2. 77
  3. JTs
  4. A8s
  5. K9s
  6. AT
  7. A5s
  8. A7s
  9. KJ
  10. 66
  1. T9s
  2. A4s
  3. Q9s
  4. J9s
  5. QJ
  6. A6s
  7. 55
  8. A3s
  9. K8s
  10. KT

Chance of Winning W/ First Card
  • First Card
  • AA
  • AK same suit
  • AK different suit
  • Any pair
  • Any As
  • Cards in sequence
  • Cards in suite
  • Chance
  • 220:1
  • 331:1
  • 110:1
  • 16:1
  • 6:1
  • 5:1
  • 25:1

Chances to improve your hand
  • Outs
  • 19
  • 18
  • 17
  • 16
  • 15
  • 14
  • 13
  • 12
  • 11
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • Turn (%)
  • 40.4
  • 38.3
  • 36.2
  • 34.0
  • 31.9
  • 29.8
  • 27.7
  • 25.5
  • 23.4
  • 21.3
  • 19.1
  • 17.0
  • 14.9
  • 12.8
  • 10.6
  • 8.5
  • 6.4
  • 4.3
  • 2.1
  • River (%)
  • 41.3
  • 39.1
  • 37.0
  • 34.8
  • 32.6
  • 30.4
  • 28.3
  • 26.1
  • 23.9
  • 21.7
  • 19.6
  • 17.4
  • 15.2
  • 13.0
  • 10.9
  • 8.7
  • 6.5
  • 4.3
  • 2.2
  • Turn or River
  • 65.0%
  • 62.4%
  • 59.8%
  • 57.0%
  • 54.1%
  • 51.2%
  • 48.1%
  • 45.0%
  • 41.7%
  • 38.4%
  • 35.0%
  • 31.5%
  • 27.8%
  • 24.1%
  • 20.4%
  • 16.5%
  • 12.5%
  • 8.4%
  • 4.3%

Flop Chances (Remember: the community cards are called FLOP.)
  • Flop Cards
  • At least a pair with different hidden cards
  • Three of a kind with a hidden pair
  • Fourd cards of the same suit (two hidden)
  • Colour (2 hidden cards of the same suit)
  • Two points straight (2 hidden cards sequentially)
  • Straight (2 hidden cards sequentially)
  • Chance
  • 2:1
  • 7.5:1
  • 8:1
  • 118:1
  • 11:1
  • 78:1