People play poker online for a variety of reasons. Some players play poker to improve their game, others play for the competition, and others play to simply become more educated on the subject. But every player who is serious about improving their game must know how to play online poker properly. It may seem simple, but the first step in mastering this game is to keep records of your play. Keep a diary or a spreadsheet and note down every hand you play, and even your poker program. Be sure you don’t get carried away when you see a fancy new car or a round of golf, take something from your past play or the other players at your table. Write down information about opponents, like hands they have played, and how they play, which pots they have lost to, and what they have won. Be specific in what you write down, leaving no doubt about the matter. Also indicate in the notes if you have played more than one table at a time. If you do not indicate this, you may think you have more than one table, but your records may be different. You must also indicate the time of day you played, as well as the day of the week. If you can’t decide if you played early in the morning or late at night, early morning is best. If it is too early in the morning, you might lose some of your nap after playing, but if you play late at night, you are more likely to be able to sleep, thereby enhancing your ability to focus and learn. You should also note the time of day you play, as well as the month of the month, since so many players play poker online. Warriors Among Poker Stars players, David “El Blondie” Eddins, was originally a news editor. Being a news editor obviously means your job is not to think about poker too much. That shouldn’t be a problem because the job requires great writing and understanding of poker news. Most people wouldn’t think about playing poker for a living or be able to make a comfortable living out of it, if this wasn’t true. But it is. Many poker players are living on the edge and many are working three and even four jobs to support themselves and their families. Professionals live for the game and for the profit and many are even working towards having enough money to buy that house they have dreamt about or a car for when they retired, which doesn’t happen all the time.
Many MPO500 players are working towards becoming the best at what they do, but they are like any athlete that are training for the Super Bowl. They do so without the necessary tools or even the ability to properly train for the sport. The forums at Two Plus Two have been moderated by poker players that are extremely skilled players and through the emails you can get some idea of how players around the world think.
What many players do is they have poker b mentors at home that teach them starting hand strategy and they will practice beginning but they may novice players will still learn how to play poker well if they have Lessons with their mentor. A poker mentor is not a paid employee who is looking to make a quick buck. A mentor is someone who is willing to teach, who loves poker and will try to answer any question you may have. You can find a mentor online and you can start getting formal training as soon as possible. The official training will be when you register with the poker site and they will assign a coach to give you 24/7 live help and advice for any questions you may have.
Players who are making the transition from playing Texas Hold’em in home games with friends and family to playing in tournaments and live games are anxious to begin playing competitive poker with big money. In addition to the attachment to big money, players also are coming into the poker world all energized and ready to play. All this excitement can take a hold of players and they can play to their heart’s content.
But what about the dream of becoming a champion poker player? Many players are what I call “Action junkies”, people who like to bet, play cards, dice, and blackjack when nothing else is going on. These sorts of gamblers can easy fall into a comfort zone of immediate gratification, and unawareness, especially if they have been doing it their whole life. The result is boredom, and these sort of players often tend to be very difficult to master.
The important thing to remember is that anyone can become a master poker player. It doesn’t mean that it’s impossible, but it does take time and effort, especially when learning the nuances of the game.