More Poker Hints and Tips - Becoming a Better Poker Player

Read on. Here are some very useful tips you can take to heart, and every one of them will improve your game.
 
Fold Fold Fold
  Don't be scared to fold. As a general rule, if you have nothing in your hand, do not expect that later
  cards will remedy that situation. Feel free to fold frequently. It is better to sacrifice your small early bets then
  to rope yourself into a betting war with a seasoned pro.
 
Do not fall in love!
  Even though aces is the best hand to start off with, the board may kill them. If you suspect that all the other
  players now have better cards, you're probably right.
 
Practice practice practice
  Learn the game by playing the game.
 
Study your opponents
  Especially when you are not playing hands and can pay careful attention. Do they find more hands to play
  than they fold? Do they bluff? Can they be bluffed? Do they have any "tells" (give away mannerisms) that
  disclose information about their hands etc.
 
Get caught bluffing once in a while
  It is a way to vary your play and not be too predictable. You win pots that you don't deserve
  when your bluff works. You lose a few chips when it doesn't work but it will get you calls
  from weaker hands down the line when you have a strong hand and need the action.
 
Position Play
  Being seated in a 'late position' is a huge advantage, getting to see your opponents move before itīs your
  turn. A good starting hand in an early position may actually be a worse hand to play than a bad hand in late
  position.
 
Emotions
  This one is the key. You must not let the highs and lows affect you. If you cannot do this, than you need
  to find another profession.
 
Start at the Bottom
  Even if you turn out to be the biggest poker talent the world has ever seen, you are best off starting at
  the bottom. Playing low stakes limit games or tournaments is a good way to get a lot of hands under your
  belt without taking too big a risk.
 
Take your time
  The biggest mistake most players make is to act too quickly. When you have an important decision to make,
  take your time and re-think how the betting has gone and what your opponent might have.
 
When you win
  Always preserve a good portion of your winnings and make sure you walk out the door with it. Don't get
  carried away.
 
Pay attention
  Watch and see who the aggressive/loose players are and who the tight players are. Generally, you should
  try to play with the loose players. Avoid the tight players when they come into a pot unless you have a
  strong hand.
 

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