Top Tips for Amateur Poker Players

Last updated on : 28 Jan, 2021

 Are you new to the world of poker? Are you looking to improve your game? Are you willing to give poker your everything? If you answered these questions affirmatively, you might find this article helpful. First things first, remember, it is not about advanced strategies, you can play a simple game with a simple strategy and still win.

These tips to play online games of poker can help you set a course on the right track to becoming a winning poker player.

1. Know The Rules
 The most important tip of all - KNOW THE RULES. Seems pretty obvious, right? Well, you may be surprised to know there are many professional poker players who have learned a few advanced strategies of poker but don't understand the basics, as well as they think they do. There is no way you can win poker tournaments in India if you don't know the fundamental rules of the game. So, know the rules, understand the terminology, then, and only then sit at the tables.

2. Don't Play Too Many Hands
A very common mistake made by novice players is not being selective with their starting hands. Don't fall into the trap of thinking any hand can win. Remember, you don't have much experience and the opponent may have a better hand than you. You don't want to end up losing everything in the initial stages. Your motive here is to get to know the game, not to be the king of the game. So, be selective about which hands you want to play and which to fold.

3. Don’t Chase Unlikely Draws
 Most of the players who play online games of poker spend a lot of their time chasing miracles. If you have got a four of a suit and are going for a flush, remember, it is likely to come up on the next card only a fifth of the time. In simple words, it is unlikely. And yet, most players chase even more unlikely draws, this leads them to huge losses in the long run. So, stop changing those rainbows, and come back to reality.

4. Don’t Ignore Pot Odds
 The mere concept of pot odds is about comparing risk against reward. Pot odds refers to the relationship between the amount of money already inside the pot and the amount of money you have to bet in order to stay in the hand. To be able to justify drawing to a hand, your pot odds should be greater than your drawing odds. So, never ignore the pot odds and make sure you control them. Consistently give your opponents the wrong pot odds to draw the winning hand. This can help you stary them from the actual number, and you may actually end up winning some money.

Closing Statements
Successful poker is all about honesty. This may seem a little strange thing to say about online poker tournaments in India; a game famously associated for its art of deceit. But, this is about being honest with yourself. Novice poker players often tend to deceive themselves by telling themselves they were unlucky when, in reality, they just played poorly. So, be honest with yourself, recognize when you are outplayed, criticize your own play, and learn from your mistakes.

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