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The 5 Keys to Winning in Online Poker
These are the five main pillars of poker. Master these keys
and you will win more hands, pots, and subsequently tournaments.
Some of the game’s top players are math wizards. While you
don’t need to be a human calculator, you do need to know how
many cards can help you and hurt you so you can bet or fold according
to the odds.
Especially in games like Texas Holdem where it’s OK to sit
out 75 to 80 percent of the hands. It’s fun to play every
hand, but the fact is, your hand won’t be strong enough to
compete and survive the multiple betting rounds each hand.
Study the basics of poker theory, but also review the way you play.
Study charts that track your play to see where you succeed and where
you fail. It’s called plugging holes in your game. Many
players repeat the same mistakes and get burned. There are countless
tracking tools that gather your play history and analyze it for you.
There are articles on hand odds and pot odds in this section. Read
them. Knowing the odds is critical to long-term success in poker.
Whether it’s bluffing, having an effective poker face when
you land pocket aces or controlling your temper when you suffer a bad
beat, you must be in control. Why do you think so many actors like
James Woods and Toby Maguire gravitate toward poker? They can compete
and act at the same time.
There are other strategies to employ as you learn the game, but having
a solid foundation of basic knowledge and tools will allow you to build
a solid bankroll. You might even become the next big name in poker.