When playing a hand in poker, amongst the myriad of considerations to consider is how to keep weaker hands from folding. The biggest pots are usually the ones where there is a showdown, and the only way to win a showdown is to be against weaker cards when the betting is done and its time to expose the hands. Oftentimes, as a newer or even intermediate player, when you reach showdown against a weaker hand, thus taking the pot, it is somewhat unintentional. Sure, you want to win the pot and you play with that in mind, but are you consciously trying to keep weaker hands in the pot? By tweaking your game slightly, you may be able to do just that, giving you more winning showdowns and more huge pots.
October 3, 2014 Poker psychology
Today, we will be discussing some of the odder poker rules. This is mostly applicable in live action, since the rules online are dictated by the program, so all you have to worry about is playign. That said, if you play on Pokerist, you likely have at least some desire to play in a casino or home game, so knowing the rules will be invaluable.
September 5, 2014 Poker psychology
Today, we will be discussing confidence in poker, including why it is important and how lacking confidence can be harmful to your profitability. I will also offer some tips on how to build and maintain confidence at the table so you can hopefully avoid the handicap that exists when your opponents know you are not confident.
August 15, 2014 Poker psychology