Poker is easy to learn but hard to master. The best players out there spend hours perfecting their skills. This includes polishing their strategies, working on their facial expressions and body language, as well as studying other masters. The fact is that you can coach yourself to become a better player. And we will show you just how…
Keep A Lid On
Poker is, foremost, a game about strategy and skill, but it can also be a game of luck. If you have a good hand, you will probably win, but if you have a bad hand…
Now this is exactly what you cannot control: the kind of cards you receive. What you can control is your reaction to the deal. If you feel frustrated and disappointed, it will certainly affect your decision making. And that is certainly one thing that you must avoid at all costs.
To become a better poker player, you need to get better at managing your emotions during the game. This could come easy to some, but a bit more difficult to others.
It Is All About Reaction
It is normal to feel to frustrated with a few bad hands. What matters is how do you react to them. If you blow your ‘steam’, it will only be self-defeating. Instead, try to modify your strategy to make better use of the cards you have. You never know, over the course of the game, your luck could even change for the better. It is important that you look at the bigger picture.
Staying on reaction, it is also imperative that you observe how others react to their own game situations. A glance here, a fidget there, could very well reveal the kind of cards they have. And that is all you may need to win the game.