- Pay Attention
This concept is so simple but lost on so many poker players. So many people are playing on auto pilot, letting HUDs drive their decision making or simply just playing their own cards. There is no substitute for actually concentrating on the table action and using that to your advantage.
There is so much material out there to help you become a better player. Like any subject, reading and learning more about the subject will improve your technical ability and give you insights you didn’t have before. One of our previous blog entries had some recommendations, see here.
- History Review
This can’t be stressed enough. If you want to fully appreciate your leaks and maximise your strengths, you need to set aside time to review how you have played and get an objective opinion on how you played and what could have been done differently. This needs to be continual process, particularly as the game changes. In order to keep ahead of the game, you need to review and assess continuously. Texas Holdem Questions offer hand history review sessions for as little as 1 hour.
- Pick your games wisely
Play at appropriate days and times. Tired? Don’t play then! Why are you playing a SNG when you’re a cash game player? If you want to improve your game and build your bank roll, you need to be selective about the games you play and when you play. Treat poker as your business, not just a gamble.
- Be Patient
This is one of the most important skills to become a great player. You need to exercise patience, whether it’s moving limits, playing tournaments and waiting for that big pay or just card dead in your session at casino. I truly believe sometimes patience is what separates losing and winning players. A professional will continue to be patient even after a bad beat, whereas a losing player will chase the following hands.
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