Categories: Poker

Poker – the Myth of the Sure Fire Win

Poker has never been more popular than it is today, it is the modern gentleman’s game, but the appeal far outstretches one cliché.  There are thousands of poker players online at this very second.  Poker players are a group of individuals who tend to separate themselves from the normal gambling community. They see poker as a blend of chance and skill, but more as a game where you can actually influence your chances of winning and remain a clear winner no matter what the odds are; for and against you.  This could be labeled as a misconception and that it is the typical gamblers way of justifying their playing. However, there is some truth there which needs to be addressed.

As when any game becomes popular, there are a thousand people leaping from behind the trees and advocating that they have a method that will produce those sure fire wins.  Is this truth, is there a way to guarantee that you will win, even just a degree more than you lose?  You do not need to be a member of mensa to work that one out, it’s more about using common sense.  Poker is a game that must be played in a certain spirit, it takes a mental edge to be able to work the table in your favor, this is about as good as it gets.  Just remember that when you are in a game that relates so much to what other people are doing, then there really is no way of controlling it; there are simply far too many variables.  Play your own cards; leave the others to the guessing.

There are some general tips to allow for a better poker game whether you are online or at the table check the playing rules as they can vary according to each venue. If there is a certain way that you like to play, it would be wise to make sure that the venue caters to your playing style.  As poker can be a game of nerve you need to make sure that you have checked all emotional baggage at the door. If you cannot concentrate, then you should not be playing.  Most importantly, watch your budget.  Do not set yourself unrealistic targets; give yourself a minimum and affordable financial plan. When you have played until all your money is gone, leave the game. After all, it is much better to fight another day then to take the risk of losing money that you cannot afford to lose.