This is a spot where I think it’s ok to bet as you could get your opponent to fold a flush draw, but you have to be careful how much you bet, maybe five-ish big blinds. If your opponent has a better hand like ace-jack, he’s probably not going to raise, and if he has a hand like queen-nine with no club he can still call and be way behind. I like a small bet and that’s what my student does.
If you get to the Turn and you hold only two unsuited overcards (two cards higher that any cards on the board) with no flush or straight draws, then you should fold if there is a bet in front of.
You decide it's time to fold 'em because you know they are a tight player and it's likely you will lose the hand. But you're holding a decent hand and you decide to turn over cards when you fold to show what you had. In this case, you won't get an admonishment from the dealer because you aren't giving information to any player who still has action in the hand.
What separates cash games most from tournaments is that the money you bring to the table is the money you play, win or lose with. Which means you can win or lose money much faster than what’s possible in tournaments. Here are the pros and cons to cash games.
But practically speaking, most of the time when you play poker you lose. It’s just a fact. Disagree? Think about it for a second. The opposite of winning is losing. If you are dealt 30 hands an hour, how many do you win? Even if you’re an extraordinarily loose player and very lucky you surely don’t win 15 or more of those hands. You probably win more like four or five hands an hour.
If you’re scared to lose much money, you can start to play for as little as pennies. Simply adding a tiny bit of monetary value to a hand will drastically change how it’s played. This is a much better option to learn poker. You get to understand what poker is really like when played for money while risking very little of your own money.
Playing Texas Hold Em, the answer would be that you only pay an ante if you are in the “Small Blind”, or “Big Blind”. These are the first two seats just to the Left of the dealer position, The dealer position rotates one seat to the Left every han.
Pot Odds and Expected Value. In cash games, you simply have to determine whether a call is “correct” in a mathematical sense. This means determining whether you would make money or lose money if you made the same decision in the same situation an infinite number of times. You compare what you would expect to win with what it will cost you to stay involved in a pot. When your “expected.