Ok, its a little bit of a more general post this week. Here are some of the simple steps you can take to improve your poker game.
Everybody loves to play poker. Why not, since it can bring a lot of money (on paysafe card) and bragging rights when you win your home poker game. Being even a little bit casual and not focused on the game and you will find yourself losing your money. So you need to keep some simple things in your mind while you are risking your hard earned money in this game.
These are more guidelines to follow while you are playing and are some of the more basic tips for those who are just starting to play in tournaments and against their buddies. Some simple steps are listed below.
No need of playing every hand
Beginners always play too many hands and this causes them to lose early. Here’s a couple of pointers. The number of people at your table should dictate how much you play. If there are 9 or 10 people playing, then the most you will want to get involved is about 1 out of every 4 to 5 hands.
Once there is 6 or fewer, you have to change up and start playing more. If you don’t, then people will fold when you bet and take your blinds away from you. When you get down to the point where people are concerned about holding on to win some money, that’s when you start to bluff and take advantage of the other players weakness.
What hands should you fold? At a table with 9 or 10 players, depending on how many people are in or have yet to act, you may want to fold anything worse than a King-9 suited, Queen-jack or a pair of 8′s.
Drinking Deteriorates Thinking
I’m kind of proud of myself for that rhyme. Drinking too much alcohol may be fun and your more unpredictable. But you will predictably lose most of the time. Your judgment goes to crap when your Irish eyes are smiling.
Plus, you negate any advantages that you can take away from others like who is full of BS and who is likely to fold.