Why you need strategy to win money from poker?
After one year, the International Federation of Poker (IFP) accomplished a major goal when poker was officially accepted as a “mind sport” by the International Mind Sports Association (IMSA). Poker in now on the line with master minds games like chess and bridge as part of IMSA’s World Mind Sports Games, expected to be held in the U.K. in 2012 alongside the London Olympics.
“I am delighted to welcome the International Federation of Poker into membership of IMSA,” said IMSA President Jose Damiani. “Poker’s participation alongside bridge, chess and other mind sports in the annual IMSA events will demonstrate to the world that poker is indeed a mind sport of strategic skill.”
If you want to become a poker winner, you need to know:
- A good poker player always knows the general probabilities of the game. Solid players take much less risk than novice and protects their possition. The advanced poker player always know tha if you have a pocket pair in your hand, than you can bealive to much in you set on the flop. A solid player will put you in bad condition to call with minimum chance to win with full house against his drawing flush with 1:3 chance to complete it.
- Solid players always calculates how many outs thay Outs are the number of cards that could improve your hand. You need to know how many chance you have to win the pot. That’s come with experience, but if you learn how to calculate your outs, you will know what you can expect from your hand.
- Skilled players could put you on some hand from the begining if you start with strange bet. If they have a good draw porcentege, you will be always be called.
- Math skills are the most basic knowledge. If you don’t understand these concepts should not play in a game for real money until you do
- A good poker player always wants to win. He not just try his luck with a diffrent hands. You should not try your to get lucky and play with bad hands.
- Skilled poker players knows that different game requires diffrent style. You need a good discipline to stay stable in NL Texas Holdem. An advanced poker player has a perfect preflop skills. When on the table isn’t to much action preflop, the good player plays only the better hands. Every time you can limp for big pot, you defenetely should try.
• A disciplined player knows when to play and when to quit. He recognizes when he is on tilt and is aware when a game is too juicy to just quit while ahead.
• A disciplined player knows that he is not perfect. When a disciplined player makes a mistake, he learns. He does not blame others. He does not cry. He learns from the mistake and moves on.
Skill #3: Psychology
• A good player is not a self-centered player. He may be the biggest SOB you know. He may not care about anyone but himself, and he may enjoy stealing food from the poor. However, when a poker pro walks into a poker room, he always empathizes with his opponents. He tries to think what they think and understand the decisions they make and why they make them. The poker pro always tries to have an answer to these questions:
1. What does my opponent have?
2. What does my opponent think I have?
3. What does my opponent think I think he has?
• Knowing the answer to these questions is the first step, manipulating the answers is the second and more important step. Suppose that you have a pair of kings and your opponent has a pair of aces. If you both know what the other has, and you both know that you know what the other has, then why play a game of poker? A poker pro manipulates the answers to questions #2 and #3 by slowplaying, fastplaying, and bluffing in order to throw his opponent off.
• Good poker players know that psychology is much more important in a no-limit game than in a limit game. Limit games often turn into math battles, while no-limit games carry a strong psychology component. Thus, poker tells are much more important in no-limit games.
Skill #4: Understanding Risk vs. Reward
• Pot odds and demanding an advantage fall into this category. Poker players are willing to take a long-shot risk if the reward is high enough, but only if the expected return is higher than the risk.
• More importantly, they understand the risk vs. reward nature of the game outside of the actual poker room. They know how much bank they need to play, and how much money they need in reserve to cover other expenses in life.
• Good poker players understand they need to be more risk-averse with their overall bankroll than their stack at the table.
When you play in an individual game, you must value every chip equally at the table. You should only care about making correct plays. If you buy in for $10, you should be okay with taking a 52% chance of doubling up to $20 if it means a 48% chance of losing your $10.
However, you should be risk-averse with your overall bankroll. You need to have enough money so that any day at the tables will not affect your bankroll too much. If you worry too much about losing, then you will make mistakes at the table. You need to leave yourself with the chance to fight another day.