Want to improve? Listed below are some tips we suggest you to follow to maximize your poker profit and improve your poker game skills:
Don't be a calling station! Do Fold More…
The most common mistake that new poker players make is that they play far too many hands. New poker players want to play poker, and that means staying in hands that aren't very good just to be part of the action. But playing more doesn't mean winning more…, be selective!
Don't Play if you are Drunk
If you have been drinking you should not seat and play poker… If you started to drink during a poker game, then, Watch the alcohol!. The truth is, while you may be more relaxed after some drinks, it may lead to you playing poker looser and less sharply, and you may find yourself all-in just because all those useless calls and raises you have made…, take a break and drink a couple of coffes!
Don't Bluff often..
A lot of beginner's understand that bluffing is a part of poker, but not exactly how. There's is No rule that one must bluff a certain amount or at all during a poker game, but many players don't feel like they've won unless they've tried a poker bluff. Bluffs only work in certain situations & against certain people, and if you know a player always calls to the showdown, it is literally impossible to bluff that player. It's better never to bluff than to bluff "just to bluff."
Don't Stay in a Hand Just Because You're Already In It
Another common mistake beginners make is to think that "Well, I've already put that much in the pot, I have to stay in now." Nope. You can't win a pot just by throwing money at it. There may be cases when pot odds warrant a call, but if you're sure you're beaten, and there's no way your hand can improve to be the best poker hand, you should fold right away!
Don't Call until the End of a Hand just to see….
There are a lot of poker players look at another player's final bet, look at the hand, & say "I know you've got me, but I must call," as they throw in a final call. It may be worth it to see if a player really has the hand if you're not sure & you're gaining information that will help you later on, but if you really feel a player has the hand he's representing & you're beat, why give him another pile of your money? Those bets will add up over an evening.
Don't Play When Mad, Sad, or in a Bad Mood
When you play poker, you shouldn't do it to escape from being depressed or having a really bad day. You start out on tilt playing emotionally and not rationally and you won't play your best. Likewise, if during a poker game, you lose a big hand or get sucked out on and feel yourself going on tilt, stand up & take a break until you feel calm later on. Fellow poker players will sense your mood & take advantage of it.
Do Pay Attention to the Cards on the Table
When you first start playing, it's enough just to remember how to play and pay attention to your own hand. But once you've got that down, it's incredibly important to look at what's going on at the table. In texas Hold'em, figure out what the best possible hand would be to fit the flop. Make sure you notice flush & straight possibilities. In 7card stud, pay attention to what's showing & what people have folded when you consider calling opponents.
Do Pay Attention to the Other Players
As you play poker, one of the best things you can do is observe your opponents, even when you're not in a hand. If you know if one player always raise in a certain position, and another has a poker tell when he bluffs, and a 3rd folds to every re-raise, you can use those information to help you decide how to play against them. Once you know that player 3 always folds to a re-raise on a river, that's when you can try to bluff him and steal the pot…, do not try to bluff to often….
Play the game you can not afford..
Most of the time Poker players move up to fast to higher limit games... Good reasons like they've been winning consistently at a lower lever and are ready to move up, and bad reasons like the line is shorter for higher limits or you want to impress someone. Don't play poker at stakes that make you think about the actual money in terms of day-to-day life or with money you can't lose. Even if you had one super-good night at 200/400kc, resist the urge to play on a 300/600kc or 400/800kc. The next tip explains more why…
Do Choose the Right Game for Your Skill Level and Bankroll
One of the reasons you shouldn't jump into a 400/800kc poker game after winning a huge bunch of money at 200/400kc is because as the stakes rise, so does the average skill level of the players sitting there. You want to be one of the best at the table, not the fish who sits down with sharks. If you're making stacks of money at a lower level game, why move? You're winning stacks of money. The swings up and down at higher limits are much bigger, and one big night's win won't last long at a high-stakes game… If you really feel ready about