Some Tips to Succeed an All-in
There are countless strategies being used by Texas Hold'em players in order to win. One powerful way to take home the pot is the all-in strategy. To make an all-in is to put all the chips in the pot on a particular hand. Making an all-in bet can make or break the chances of a player. If he has fewer chips than his opponent who calls his bet, then he'll be out of the game.
Making an all-in is a risky move that's why some players who play it safe, often lose the opportunity even if they have the best hand and the best time to call for an all-in.
If a player does want to risk and take the chance of making an all-in, it is a matter of choice and of course guts. Other players who often make up their minds in calling an all-in would just make their opponents fold. So be decisive and man enough to go for it the first time. And it is better to make an all-in rather than to call one. The best time to win the hand is to bet while the opponent is decided on making a fold.
Another strategy is to intimidate the opponents so they'll have no choice but to fold. A player should only do this technique if he has more chips than his opponents. If ever the player loses the all-in and some of his chips with it, the opponents will certainly lose all their chips and they'll be out the game.
Always make sure to have the best hand before making an all-in, or else there's no way but to be out of the game when someone else calls. In case a player doesn't have the best hand, there is still a chance of making an all-in on the next cards that will be dealt. Never go for an all-in if the opponent makes a bluff.
If a player has fewer chips, he can use the all-in to his advantage if he gets a bigger hand. It is likely he will be called by other opponents and it is the best time to multiply his funds. One note though, a player should never make a bluff if the chips are not sufficient. Other opponents will take advantage of his situation and they'll be betting against him.
If ever a player is short of chips, he should not let his chips dwindle away with the blinds. He can make a stand with the all-in and try to steal the blinds while he still can. He can also re-raise the all-in to intimidate the opponents who will call.
If an opponent will go against a player, he may use the previous strategies before calling. It is always better to analyze the situation and plan for a good move.
It may take some time to study and apply these strategies. A player can apply all these and customize his own moves for a better play.