Simple steps that will help poker players improve their game
By Bob Garcia
There are a few tricks that can help poker players quickly start to build momentum and rise in the charts
As the old saying goes, poker is a game that takes a minute to learn and a lifetime to master. Fortunately, there are a few easy tricks that any player can easily adopt to build a better strategy, helping them to start putting more wins under their names. While experience will always be a huge part of winning, developing a disciplined approach to learning the game will go a long way.
Always start by identifying the target. Each player has particular nuances and skills, and recognizing these will help tremendously in achieving greater results. If caught in a position at the table that you see strong, aggressive players are in the hand, don’t a step back unless you have a definite winner – there will be plenty more hands to play.
Along those same lines, follow the strong players. See who’s earning all the money and watch how they’re playing. Learn from their moves and try to mimic it as best as possible.
Taking notes, especially when getting started, will go a long way to developing a winning poker style. Even long-time professional players still take notes. Of course, just jotting down tips and tricks during a game isn’t enough – review the notes daily and continue to build a strategy around them.
When playing in a game against more experienced players, don’t bluff – period. The pros know how to identify the weaker hands with relative ease and, although you might pull off a bluff here and there, you will definitely lose the majority of them, which will affect your mental state and confidence.