How To Start Winning At Poker

US Navy 090620 N 2798F 033 Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman CVN 75 and Carrier Air Wing CVW 3 compete in a Texas Hold Em Poker tournament aboard Harry S. Truman
090620-N-2798F-033 ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 20, 2009) Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 compete in a Texas Hold 'Em Poker tournament aboard Harry S. Truman. The tournament is sponsored by the Harry S. Truman Morale, Welfare and Recreation department, which sponsors many events to keep morale high in the Truman Strike Group. Harry S. Truman is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman David Finley/Released)
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For most people, poker is a game most often played among friends and family, where the stakes are low, everything is being done for fun, and there’s no pressure to perform. But poker played online or in a professional setting is a completely different beast, requiring that a player is at the very top of their game if they hope to beat the competition and earn their prize.

People spend years perfecting the art of winning poker, and there’s certainly no magic tricks that can make a person turn from amateur to pro with the snap of a finger. But if you do want to start seeing more positive results in your poker games with the serious potential of making decent money, we’re here to show you how.

Watch Old Tournaments

It’s such an easy thing to do, but so many poker players don’t make use of this resource to improve their game. Always choose tournaments that feature true professionals; then sit down with a notepad, a pen, and a cup of coffee.

Take notes of what the pros do: such as how they handle specific situations, how likely they are to fold, and when they decide to call someone’s bluff. The pros have been playing for years, sometimes decades, and there will be an almost unlimited amount of information to learn from them playing. A lot of upcoming amateur players will use professional tournament footage to design new strategies for the next time that they play themselves.

Focus On Low Stakes Games

Another great way to improve your skill in poker is by playing it in an environment where the stakes are low and not much money can be lost in case things don’t go your way. This not only helps your budget, it lets you learn with minimal risk/ There are almost always low stakes games and even tournaments taking place locally, and usually have a minimum buy-in fee that most people can easily afford.

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On top of this, you’ll be exposed to a wide range of different skill levels; some people will be better, some will be worse, but it’s all about learning how to adapt in different scenarios and to different players. These low stakes games are also held online, and like online blackjack or real money pokies, it’s extremely easy to get started, even if it’s just with your phone.

Concentration Is Key

There’s one thing that a lot of pro poker players have in common: how to focus. It means being able to cut out all other external stimuli and put all your attention on the game at hand. It might not seem that important, but so many new players make the mistake of being distracted during a bluff or losing concentration at the wrong moment and having to fold.

Many of the world’s best poker players have explained how a part of their success is learning how to focus on the game they’re playing and block everything else out.

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Praveen Saraswat
Praveen was born in India. He began writing in 2018, he lives in Agara. He has contributed lots of articles to Scoopearth and another website and the first time he published an article at Scoopearth