Tip 1: The size of your bet (betsizing)
The size of your bet determines the amount of chips you win or lose. Ideally, you want to maximize your profits and minimize your loss. You can achieve this by thinking carefully about the level of your bet.
Important to remember when determining your bet is the relative ratio to the pot. It has little use to make a bet of 25 when there are 1000 in the pot, few opponents will fold their cards. In addition, you earn very little if you have the winning hand.
For the flop, a standard raise is about 3 times the size of the big blind. Thus, you raise enough to deter players with moderate hands and get enough money in the pot if players decide to call. The ideal height of a raise depends, of course, on the type of opponents you are at the poker table.
In addition, the size of your bet must depend on the odds your opponent has. If you expect him to be on a flush draw, you do not want to give him the good odds to call. Therefore, you want to bet (proportionally) more than its percentage to get the correct card.
Finally, there are also great value bets (so you can make it look like a bluff and if you get paid you win a lot of chips) or make a relatively small bet (so you will attract your opponent if you expect That he does not have such a strong hand, also called a suckbet). Generally, you should never use very low (less than 20% of the pot) because this is of little use.
Tip 2: Think about your image
How others see you at the world of poker table is extremely important. Be well aware of the image you have and make use of. When your opponents see you as a loose player who plays a lot of hands, you can play a little more tight and you will often be paid off. If opponents see you as a tight player then you can play something looser and get away with a bluff more often.
Important is that you are aware of your own image and that you can customize your own playing style. Different playing styles match different characters and both have different pros and cons.