There are many mistakes that players make that are playing the game of Texas Hold’em, and these mistakes can be made by both those that are just beginning in the game and those that have played for years. The problem with making these mistakes is that they do define the person as a good player or not over time and can lead to tons of money lost when looking at the lifetime of the player. One of the bigger mistakes that people make is cold calling raises. This is basically where the person puts in multiple bets when it is their turn to bet into the pot. Though most people think that this is okay, they will find that it can be a serious problem.
There are several reasons as to why this is an error that a person is making. They will find that the players before them liked their hand well enough to raise their bet, thus what is to say that their hand is not better than yours? There are players that are after you, which could mean that you end up betting even more because they raise their bets as well and it could mean that they have hands that are better than yours as well. In either situation by the time that the betting gets around to you it could be so steep that you are not comfortable in playing and basically have lost all the money that you put into the pot.
When you are in the situation in which the bets keep getting raised and the longer that this goes on the chances are that their hands are better than yours. However, the good news is that if you have one of the best hands that can be mathematically possible that you should go ahead and raise your best, This would be having two aces, two kings, two queens, two jacks, and an ace and a king suite or unsuited. These hands are some of the best that you can have and can ensure success.
There is only two times in which you should raise the bet when you are playing a hand. The first is when you know that you can win and only want to sweeten the pot for your win. The other is to eliminate other players that may not feel comfortable to go with such high raises. The main thing to remember is that you only rise if you think that you can win and have a combination that is going to be hard to beat.