When you are a brand new poker player, there are a ton of different feelings that you are going to experience and different emotions that you are going to go through – it is just natural. However, in this blog we are going to teach you got you can take those nerves and emotions and turn them into nothing.
Get Rid of Poker Nerves
Poker is a hard game, which is the first thing that you need to realize and admit to yourself, you are not going to learn it in the first go.
Next, you do not want to pressure yourself by comparing all of those beautiful skills you have against another player’s that is more skilled because of practice. You are still a newbie and you just need to accept that. It will come with time and as soon as you get good enough, another new player will be comparing their skills to yours.
Finally – relax, it is supposed to be a fun game and while you might have some money in it, relax and it will get easier!
Discern Your Opponent’s Hand
Poker, as we talked about in the last blog is not something that is easy – it is not something that you can just pick up and play, it is something that takes skills … a lot of skills actually. For example, do you know how to figure out the hand that your opponent has? There is a way and honestly, I think that you can learn it – you just have to have an open mind and let yourself learn it.
If you look closely at your opponent, you will notice twitches in his/her facial expression that will tell the strength of the person’s hand. That is what you need to make sure that you get rid of – because they are probably watching you; however most people are not even aware of it.
The smallest twitch of a smile or the smallest sigh can really mean that they have a good hand or a bad hand – so make sure that you truly do pay attention!
Secrets of Raising
There are so many different reasons to raise in poker, however – do you know the secret to the art of raising? I didn’t until I actually looked it up and researched it a little bit. There are actually five major reasons in which you should raise – did you know that? The reasons are going to be listed over the next five blogs and you should do well to pay attention to this one, as they are certainly some of the best reasons in the world!
One of the major reasons to raise is to get more money into your hand – that is the obvious reason right? You want to make the pot bigger so that when you win the pot, you will be able to take home more money. However, that is not always the case because you do not always win – remember that.
In the next blog, we are going to talk about the next of the five major reasons why you should raise and after that? You’ll be able to know all about raising and you will improve as a poker player!
I’m Jason Rockwell. When I’m not winning playing online poker, I enjoy writing about my love of the game. Thanks for visiting!