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Essential Tips to Become a Successful Poker Player

The most essential tip to become a successful online (or offline) poker player is to always be patient. Patience is the key to being a successful and profitable poker player. If you can’t keep your cool at the tables, you will lose money fast. The problem with most poker players is that they play way to many hands. They see poker as a gambling game, and want to play many cards/hands, because it is exciting to stay in the play.

They open with marginal starting hands, call bets on the flop and turn, chasing a draw, in the hope to make a winning hand at the final river. That’s so wrong. I admit that when I started playing poker online, I also acted like this. Sometimes my system worked, and my lousy hand turned into a winner at the end.

But in the long end, I lost money over and over again. It was when I stopped playing like this, and concentrated on playing top hands only, betting aggressively, I started winning pots. As a general rule, I suggest you see between 15% and 20% of the flop. It’s so very important to only play premium starting hands.

This means that most of the time you will fold, until you get dealt a great starting hand. Many online poker sites provide a way for you to track your “flop seen” percentage. I recommend you use this feature in the poker software to track your play. Folding many hands is a difficult concept for new poker players to understand, but the faster you 홀덤 believe that folding weak hands is critical to your poker success the more money you will make playing poker.

It’s simply the most important aspect of winning poker. Fold, fold, and fold again until you are dealt a strong starting hand. I can not stress enough that your success will depend upon playing only strong starting hands.

Strong starting hands in Texas Hold Em include high pocket pairs and ace valued cards with a high kicker (second card).

And then, when its time to play your monster hands, you really need to play aggressively! Okay, you have waited for a long time to be dealt that pair of pocket aces, now it’s time to aggressively play those strong starting hands.

You need to raise pre-flop to get the most value out the hands that you play. Do not slow play your good hands. Always bet them! You want to make other players fold pre-flop to make your hand even stronger with fewer players in the pot.

It’s your goal to make other players believe that you only put money into the pot when you have a strong starting hand. They will respect your patience and discipline and will think twice about bluffing you out of a pot. You can only create this type of poker imagine by playing strong starting hands.