Many people think “Poker is based on luck, there is no way to be “good” at it”
Well, I’m going to prove them wrong. I make $50+ dollars a week by playing poker. Now, I know this isn’t much, but shouldn’t luck make me lose money also? The answer is…No. Poker, unlike Blackjack, for example, is played against other players…NOT against the house. So that means if you are more educated in simple strategies…YOU will be the winner, not THEM.
Here are some Do’s and Dont’s
– Initially raise with pairs, but beware of overcards
– Be willing to leave your hand, no matter HOW good it looks now. Trust me, it won’t look as good when your opponent shows his hand, quite possibly dominating yours.
– Become pot-committed on a single hand, UNLESS you have the stone-cold nuts (best possible hand)
– Lose your cool. This will only allow you to play less than exceptional hands, that you would normally fold.
#1 Way to Improve your Game
Play online on DominoQQ. Most poker rooms allow you to play with “fake” money, which is regenerated. Treat this fake money like normal money, cherish it! Doing this will put you in the mindset of a real poker game. Practice getting out of hands when you are dominated, and extracting the most money when you have the nuts. See how much fake money you can get.
Poker tournaments are also a great way to improve your game. In a tournament, you have to adapt your game as you progress through the tournament, which is also a great skill to have. Another great reason to play tournaments is “freeroll” tournaments. These are tournaments where you can register for free, and if you finish in one of the top spots, you are awarded real money.
There are lots of books out there that have helped me with my game. The books that have helped me the most are Phil Gordon’s “Little Green Book”, Gus Hansen’s “Every Hand Revealed”, and Phil Hellmuth’s “Play Poker Like The Pros”