Poker is not a game for the faint hearted. It is a game of strategy and skill and requires a lot of practice to master the game. If you’re already a seasoned poker player, you’ll probably be familiar with the following Texas Holdem poker tips.These tips only applies to poker tournament games that is of minimal value, anything up to $20 buy-in. If you’re playing a game that is above that value, don’t bother about these poker tips since these actually have very minimal impact on the game. Although that may be the case, these tips should still be considered especially on low value tables. These tips would allow you to stand a better ground and advance to subsequent stages of the poker tournaments that you will join. You have to remember though that discretion should still be practiced in every game or hand that you will play. The tips that will be listed are tried and tested but poker games are not stagnant. You always need a contingency plan in case the disposition of the poker table changes.Texas Hold Em Tips:1. Play only the hands that have the best to excellent pairs like AK, AQ, AJ, KQ and suited connectors. Play firmly and avoid loose ends. It is best to play only ‘tight”games. This rule would demand a lot of your discipline and self-control or you will not be able to pull it off. But once you do and you do it perfectly, you’re assured of more winnings than any other tip out there.2. Do not be hesitant and be aggressive. If you’re holding a sensible hand and you will play, you have to remember that you also have to bet aggressively. Don’t just wait and see what happens. Strong bets will force other players to fold. This will show how confident you are with your hand. You have to terminate all possible opponents since even those who have 10-4 or J-9 will call a flop and beating you is always a possibility.3. Making unhinged, if not totally crazy, decisions in the poker table is simply unwise. When you watch poker, you often see players going all-in in the first few rounds of the tournament. It is not wise so stay away. If you, for example, start with 2000 poker ships and blinks are 20 and 10. You’re holding 2 cards-AA. You would probably think that any poker player who have been dealt with this hand would probably bet all that he has. They might but you should not. If all your opponents fold, you will win only 30, a very small fraction for the entire 2000 that you risked. The best odds of winning if when you have at least 1/3 or ¼ of your stake, not 1/50! It’s a loose gamble and it doesn’t look very good.Take note however that the tips mentioned are simply “tips” that can be used as your guide. They’re not really standard rules that cannot be bent. As always, your discretion, better judgment and instinct should be obeyed. Think wisely and keep your feet on the ground. You’ll never know when you will be dealt with the perfect hand.