Robert Williamson III has rightly quoted “Poker takes a day to learn and a lifetime to master”. You need to portray certain characteristics to be a successful real money poker player, just like proper ingredients in the food and to not be the fish among the sharks.
It is always advisable to adopt an adaptable nature in any sports you play or else it may result in destruction. It is good to have a game-plan but more important is to be insightful enough to change the plan as the situation arises and accept what is dealt with you. In poker, you should know how to turn the tables and make that showdown happen.
If you don’t have any idea what’s happening around the poker table, you will weaken and fall off. When you are playing, you should be observant and analyze the game like the betting pattern of opponents and spotting tells on the table. So always stay alert in the game as that holds the key.
In poker, you should make big moves when necessary, i.e., if you are sure that you would win the game by betting all your money on a hand, then your aggression is better off. You should make small moves with check-call and check-call, but big moves help you test and get the real view of your opponents.
Sit at the table with an intention to win, or don’t play it. There are many players who complain mid-hand expecting a bad beat that will force them out from a big pot game. So if you are down for the count, get rid of negative thoughts and believe that you’re the best player at that table.
The players experience bad beats some times in poker. For example, you flopped the best possible draw and hope to win the hand but somehow miss the draw. In such situation, stay calm and keep going. So it is important to control your emotions to yield better results than falling to pieces.
If you are dealt a low hand 3-5 off-suit which is a bad starting hand in poker. You can still make it a winning hand by thinking out of the box. So, don’t just sit and wait for strong cards to fall at your place, use your skills differently like incorporate bluffing with tight-aggressive play to emerge as a winner.
Poker is a game with a hidden advantage. Every player should be smart to take an edge over the others. If you have a got a good hand, then make bold moves to swindle your opponents off the maximum number of chips. If you have low cards but you have invested money in it, make your opponent believe that you hold good cards.