Texas Hold 'Em is the most popular poker game in the casinos and poker card rooms across North America, Europe and online. Hold 'Em is a community card game where each player may use any combination of the five community cards and the player's own two hole cards to make a poker hand, in contrast to poker variants like stud or draw where each player holds a separate individual hand.
After slow but steady gains in popularity throughout the 20th century, Hold 'Em's popularity surged in the 2000s due to exposure on television, on the Internet and in popular literature. During this time Hold 'Em replaced 7 card stud as the most common game in U.S. casinos, almost totally eclipsing the once popular game. The no-limit betting form is used in the widely televised main event of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and the World Poker Tour (WPT).
Top NVSAA Poker Tips
Be Patient - One problem that befalls Texas Hold'em Tournament players is that they get impatient as the blinds move up. In order to be successful in tournament play you must have the discipline to wait for a solid hand.
Let Players Eliminate Themselves - The goal in Texas Hold'em Tournaments is to outlast the other players. The goal is not to beat everyone at the table. Other players will eliminate themselves. Too often, people build an early chip lead only to watch it dwindle from making loose calls. If you are in good shape don't be afraid to sit out or play tight.
Take Risks Early - If you plan to take risks, do it early. The lower blinds mean you can afford to see more flops and make looser calls than normal.
Don't Be Afraid To Go All In - When you're playing in any no limit tournament, chances are you'll have to go all in at least once. The key is to not fear going all in, but to recognize when you have the best hand and force someone else to catch you.
Be a Bully - If you see someone is low on chips, don't be afraid to push him or her around. Make them uncomfortable and force them to go all in. It is a great way to win small pots if you are facing someone who has a lot fewer chips than you.
Latter Rounds - If you have a decent amount of chips, you should play extremely tight in the later rounds. This is when low stacked players will be looking to move all in and chip leaders will only be playing the "nuts". Your starting cards become extremely important because it is very likely every hand will result in someone going all in. Adjust your game accordingly. Even if you're not where you want to be as far as chip count, be extremely patient and wait for a very strong hand.
NOTE: We do not guarantee these tips will win you millions at poker, but Becoming a Member will get you noticed!!!
View NVSAA's 2014 Poker Tournament Top 10 Players (out of 132)
10th Place - Shawn Elder (Seamless Flooring) $75
9th Place - Mark Acree (Quality Towing) $75
8th Place - Dave Houston (Houston Contracting Corp) $75
7th Place - Peter Catron (Quality Towing) $75 plus FREE Entry Next Year
6th Place - Kevin Kozar (CCCS) $100
5th Place - Tom Giambattista Sr. (TGJ Painting) $125
4th Place - Sven Bradley (Belfor Property Restoration) $150
3rd Place - John Verali (TGJ Painting) $425
2nd Place - Jason Suh (Pinnacle) $675
1st Place - Scott Sturtridge (707 Management) $1500
CONGRATS to the Top 10 ... and THANKS to everyone who participated in the Poker event!
NEXT NVSAA Poker Tournament: July 17, 2015 (Look for additional information by March 2015)
Exciting Times for NVSAA!
Introducing Our New Billing Structure
This is a very exciting time for us! We are offering more opportunities for our members than ever in key areas: Education, Legislative, Networking.
We are also creating ways to do business better. This allows us to build upon our foundation, and facilitate future growth.
The Nevada State Apartment Association is pleased to announce a streamlined billing structure for our membership. We are moving to a calendar year membership cycle where all members will pay their dues in January and enjoy membership benefits through December of that year.
The goal is to shift our entire membership to this more efficient billing cycle by January 1, 2017.
As such, it’s important to begin the process now. Handling membership in this manner is in line with many other Associations across the country and is design designed to minimize confusion on expiration dates and make the budgeting process easier.
Our goal is to make the transition as easy as possible:
If your membership renewal falls due between September 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015. You will receive an invoice that includes the remaining months of 2015 and all of 2016. Conveniently, your membership will be paid through the end of 2016. The remaining association members expiring in 2016 will receive prorated invoices to finish out next year’s membership. This process puts us on track to begin annual billing for the association, as a whole, in 2017.
Thank you for your cooperation as we make these changes! YOU are what makes the NVSAA the premier multi-family housing association in the region. Let’s keep going and growing!
If you have questions, you can reach me at 702.862.0165
My best to you,
Shelly A. Cochran
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