If you often feel uncomfortable on the river because you aren’t sure what move to make, these Texas Holdem Poker tips will help you learn how.

The river is the last crucial element to your Holdem Poker hand. It’s the last possible chance you are going to get that card you need to improve your hand and take the nuts. Likewise, it is the last time the board could deal a striking blow to your hand.

These Texas Holdem Poker tips are going to help you improve your river play and make sense of this all important part of the game.

Texas Holdem Poker Tips For Dominating The River #1

One of the biggest warning signs on the river is a third suited card. If the flop and/or turn have two suited cards on it then that is a yellow warning. If the river hits a third suited card then that’s a red warning.

You need to be extremely careful when this happens if you have a likely finishing hand, top pair, two pair, trips or a straight. Be careful.

Texas Holdem Poker Tips For Dominating The River #2

The size of the pot at the river will have a large impact in how you play it. That is because if you have already committed a large amount of chips to the pot then you have practically committed to seeing it through.

The bottom line is that if the pot is huge at the river than it is better to call a hand with a bit of doubt than to take that doubt and fold you hand.

Texas Holdem Poker Tips For Dominating The River #3

A thing to remember is that when the river comes you have seen all of the 7 cards that could possible make your hand. Sure, this sounds straightforward, right?

Well, the reason this is important is that this means you top hand – your best hand – has been realized. That means any potential value you hand might have had on the flop or turn is now gone.

This means there isn’t any chance of you improving your hand. That’s why it’s vitally important you have a good idea of where you stack up so you know if you are number 1 or number 2.

The river is usually a straightforward, simple move because you know you have it… or a difficult, painfully stressful decision because you aren’t quite sure. If you want to reduce the stress and difficulty you experience at the river continue to check out my Texas Holdem Poker tips. You’ll learn how to play it properly and improve your game.

By Alex Poker
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