Most people perceive poker as a gambling entertainment and associate it with a casino, where hard-earned money is taken from honest citizens with the help of cunning machinations. But all over the world, this game is considered a sport along with chess, and in order to regularly win and earn money at poker, it is necessary to learn many rules both in poker mathematics and in the psychology of the game.
It is necessary
- - a computer;
- - an account at a poker room suitable for you;
- - reliable internet access;
- - money that you can spend on the game.
Remember the simple formula of professionals: "Mathematical calculation + experience + psychological endurance = win". Explore poker math books to reinforce what you read with practice. Excitement will not go far: if you are lucky in one hand, then in the next, most likely, the cold calculation of professionals will prevail and your money will go to your rivals. The mathematical calculation cannot ensure a win in one particular hand, but thanks to it, out of 100 hands, you will win 60, which means you will remain in the black and earn money. Focus on winning in the long run, not in a single hand.
Forget greed. It will be much better for you if you do not take the bank several times in a row. But it is not worthwhile to deliberately underestimate the stakes, having felt a stronger opponent at the table.
Establish limits for losing and winning. Then you can safely start the game, but in no case go beyond the given boundaries. Do not try to hit a big jackpot, because the more you win, the more difficult it will be for you to focus on the situation at the table. Easy money is intoxicating and players forget that in poker, as elsewhere, money is earned only through persistent and prolonged mental work.
Listen to your intuition. If you feel that you are uncomfortable at the table, leave it, perhaps you will save yourself from a big failure, because nothing prevents you from taking the money and moving to another table. Well, if you realized that you are "on your plate", then focus on a competent game, throwing any gambling thoughts out of your head.
Winning, and, consequently, making money on poker only those who see ahead of the actions of their opponents. There is a saying: "If you haven't found a sucker at the table in 10 minutes, then this sucker is you." Lokhov, of course, you do not need to look, but you need to learn to understand the opponent's style of play, to be able to calculate his moves and determine his strength.
Do not give up if you lose. This suggests that your strategy requires improvement and training. There are no losers in poker, but there are those who don't learn from their mistakes.