Sunday, September 28, 2008

What poker beginners should not do

Do not play too many hands

For beginners who just start their poker games, there will be many wrong actions or habits they may fall into. In order to avoid them, we need to understand them thoroughly first of all. A very common mistake many new poker players constantly make is that they play too many hands. Its exciting to be involved in the action, but if you don't want to lose all your money, then it’s best to play only a very limited selection of hands. Many pros play little more than 15% of all hands they are dealt. Employing a good hand selection strategy is one effective way of managing how many hands you are playing. For new poker players, it is more important to get quite familiar with the game rules and strategies than set your goal to be winning great amounts of money. And sometimes it’s beneficial for you to pay to learn some precious lessons.

Do not play by feelings, and emotion

Poker is first and foremost a game of probability. It is why you head the term odds bandied around so much in poker guides and forums. Poker is not a game of feeling and emotion. If I had a lot of money for every time I saw a new player play a hand because he had a feeling' about it. Sit with him on the same poker table, I would have a great load of money waiting for me to win .
The same can be said of players playing with their emotions; it rarely turns out well. Poker is about decisions, to make the best possible decisions with all available information. Feelings and emotions should be left at home with your partner. Be careful when you lose a couple of good hands that your emotions don't get the best of you. Remember that impulse is ghost, it can leads your to the failure valley. So, poker beginners should play their games with serious judgments rather than with their personal feelings or emotions.

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