How to Play and Win in Online Poker
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Down below are the 2 secrets to getting the winning stack of poker, whether it be cash (casino) or the points (card rooms).
Secret #1:Get the lead out of the way. You are given a head start – guaranteed. Take it. Use it to double up. If you’re holding chips (physical or virtual), you’re incorporating an element of risk into your game, and losing a lot of chips. If you have to the believing to double up, you may have to risk it all. But in the end, you win.
Secret #2:You never stop learning. Learning is forever, it’s tangible and it’s a skill. If you knew nothing about tie breaking, poker nominal, low card counting and all the other ways of beating the game, you still have the advantage over the other players. Learn from your mistakes, and be wary of learning from the comfort of your home. You want to learn all you can, because as they say, “you only live once”.
Secret #3:It’s like a dog chase: you need to know how to find the fish, and to catch them. If you hunt them, you will get a bounty. When you are at the table, you want to be there when the hand is dealt, so you should keep track of the other players at all times, and be aware of their playing style, in order to be there when the cards are dealt. If you are sitting at a table, that’s easier said than done, so ask someone else to do it, if necessary.
Secret #4:Control your emotions. This definitely goes along with not allowing others to control your emotions in your presence and presence. Let your emotions rather than your opponents get the best of you and you will be a much happier and productive person in the process. Whether you are on the poker table or in the after-office coffee shop, let everyone know you are ‘on’ and ‘on’ for business, or maybe even break a casino rule and smoke a cigarette, you have to be afraid of letting your emotions get in the way of your decision making to not being emotional. Smiling is definitely discouraged, as it can tipping your hand and telling everyone what you are up to, including the Ryder Cup participants, if you are smiling at all during play. Think of what the Grand Slam finals are about; are the tennis players allowed to smile when they catch a bad beat on the go?
Get a decision maker who conveys emotion only when necessary, or ask for the best odds you can get or a higher level of commitment. Would a financial clerk smile and offer his or her business card when required? Probably not. So if you are to make major life decisions such as investment or marriage, would a not-so-professional poker player open a coffee shop on the side? Very unlikely. Poker players have a lot of complex psychological and emotional issues, making decision-making difficult. Again, you know what the answer is, but it will probably lead you to more informed decisions.
On the other hand, we know that sports bettors can easily benefit from a little theory, a bit of specialized knowledge and a few tools. You can get all of that from the numerous poker schools sprouting like full-term gardens all over the States. Just take a look at Phil Hellmuth, Jr. The kid is way past his youth, and he is a man who has won one World Series of Poker (WSOP) in five years. That’s a lot of experience for young vs. experienced competing against each other. He has a cool head, and he is not prone to going on tilt. That’s important when the stakes are high, and you’d want to have a cool head and your money safe.
Your own child might be experiencing stress due to your decision to take a different path; your choice may be to let him/her develop problems with gambling, or to decide that gambling is not an appropriate outlet for your extra feelings and attention. But if your kid asks you one day, you are then ready to deal when it comes to managing your poker funds and your kid’s poker funds in your name.