|The Basic Card is a laminated business card with a chart that guides
Pre-flop Strategy. It does so thusly: The easy to follow chart on THE
CARD tells you whether to call, raise or fold based upon your cards, the
actions of the players in front of you, and the number of players left
to act behind you. THE CARD allows for adjustments based on game
conditions (whether the game is tight or loose, passive or aggressive).
card B&W: The alpha-numeric
code inside the color coded boxes shows exactly which hands you can
play when the action gets to you.
The Card's clearly defined set of rules takes the emotional aspect
out of playing poker. You no longer will fall victim to going on tilt or
"getting fancy"; when there is any doubt about your decision, you simply
refer to the card.
There are many "authorities" who provide a set of recommendations for
pre-flop strategy. Unlike existing books written about poker, this
analysis is not based upon arbitrary distinctions, but on empirical
testing. Furthermore, THE CARD can be carried in your wallet, and is
therefore equally useful to the online or casino player.
Basic card blank: This picture shows the entire basic card
with the exception for the alpha-numeric code inside the color coded
boxes. The different colors indicate how aggressively you can play
certain hands (fold / call / raise / re-raise) given how the action
has unfolded when it's your turn to act on the first betting round
(before the flop).
THE Basic CARD is an excellent tool for novice players who want to
become profitable quickly. It can also be used by successful players who
may like to have a written "cheat sheet" to consult during play (You
cannot scramble through a 300 page book when it is your turn just to
remind yourself of how to play in a particular situation; when it's your
turn to play, the clock is ticking!).
card corner: This picture
shows how the alpha-numeric code and the color coding work together
to give you very precise betting instructions depending on your hole
cards and preceding action when it's your turn to act. It shouldn't
take you more than five minutes to understand how to read the card
and put it to profitable use.
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