Whether you believe poker is a game of luck or skill, there are some steps you can take to become a better poker player. This article will highlight 7 short tips to help you improve your poker game and get you on the winning side more often.
One tip that I find helpful is reading other top poker players’ blogs. What better way to understand what a professional poker player is thinking than to read their own thoughts. I find this helpful when I do not want to post a question on a poker forum and get flamed for my play.
The next tip is to talk to your friends who are serious about the game about hands and how you think you could have played a hand differently. You can do this even when you win the hand, you do not have to talk about a hand only when you lose it. You can talk about how to maximize how much you win with your strong hands.
Use poker calculators before and after a hand to see how much equity you have and how much your hand is worth. Many of the pros do this and it shows in their results. You may be overvaluing hands and not be aware of it. Poker calculators will show you the truth in black and white so you can correct your leaks.
Watch how other poker players play. There are tons of free poker videos available online that you can watch and become a better player. Take advantage of all this free poker training and you will see better results once you apply what you are watching.
Read poker books and poker magazines. Read books about strategy and about your mindset. Read how other players think about the game and see if you can adopt some of the changes they recommend.
Review your hand histories. Instead of starting another sit n go or tournament, review your hand history and see what you did right and what you did wrong and what you can improve on. You may have a leak in your game that your not aware of unless you go back and study what you have done on previous hands.
And the last tip is to practice proper bankroll management. Without this one tip, all the other tips could be for naught. If you play over your bankroll, you will soon find yourself without a bankroll.
Keep these 7 tips in mind and you will start to see better results and you will become a better poker player. Good luck at the tables.