Poker is a game of brains and dexterity, just as it is about luck. In fact, it is much more about skill than luck, as you will soon find out from the strategies we are about to introduce today. In fact, it takes a lot of practice to do it correctly.
Full Disclosure: These techniques do not 100% guarantee that you will win every hand from now on, as that of course depends on how skilled your opponents are and what tactics they use. However, your overall chances of winning will increase significantly compared to before.
Think of reach, not hand
Novice poker players will try to force someone to use a particular poker hand in a game while advanced players will think in areas. In particular, one area is the full range of poker hands that someone can have in a given situation.
More specifically, a "surrounded" player can have a flush, top pair, middle pair, draw, ace-high, or even a full bluff. Seasoned players are aware that another great player will always use a combination of these hands when threatened.
Instead of focusing on a single hand, try to determine the frequency of all the hands your opponent uses and get the best possible game in a given situation.
Create a consistent strategy
Think about what strategy your opponents consistently use to win. Adapt to that and create your own based on these actions. It is always a good idea to be consistent and stick to techniques that have made significant gains in the past.
In short, don't change things just because you feel like doing them. If you want to be intimidated, go for it. If you play it safe, do so until the end. And so on; The examples could go on and on. Most importantly, you make your strategy consistent and stick with it no matter what.
Know when to fold
Whether you are playing in the real world or in online poker room software, the main difference between amateurs and experts is how they deal with the art of folding.
Do you know the tight feeling you get when you have two aces and a close opponent raises all-in in the round, you make the so-called "cry call" and he turns the set over again? Yeah, it's tight.
Heartbreaking as it is, good players know when to let go of a good hand. Instead of risking everything, it is much better to fold in such a situation.
Addiction can only hurt you
Sometimes things just go wrong and there is nothing you can do about it. You should put this thought in your head when you start a game: "I signed up for this and I am aware of the risks."
With that said, don't tip over. Don't let your emotions overwhelm you. Sure, you lose, but don't give up on your original strategy or throw in years of practice and mastery just because you lose a game. Take it like a man!