We know most of you that read our articles are not consistent winners at poker. It’s simple maths that more people lose than win. But that’s not to say you can’t win in the future. There are plenty of ways a recreational poker player can bridge the gap and move from being a losing player who makes loads of errors (donkey) to a winning player who is to be feared (shark). We will look at some ways in this post.
Visit the Best Poker Strategy Sites
A quick and easy way to improve is to visit the best websites. The internet is awash with excellent poker sites offering poker tips for beginners for free. We suggest you find the most useful and appropriate sites for you, bookmark them and visit them regularly. The best poker sites will regularly update their blog and provide practical support and food for thought for readers who are interested in developing their game.
Dedicate Time to Study
There is no quick win in poker unfortunately. You can’t go from beginner to professional in an hour. You need to set time aside each week to study fundamental aspects. This is something successful people do to get ahead. They dedicate their personal time to an activity to ensure they are proficient. It’s an investment in yourself and your ability to earn money in the future. We suggest ring fencing a block of time each week for study. It doesn’t need to be loads of hours, even 2 hours a week will help your game. After all, many other players won’t be spending any time on study so each hour you study is widening the gap between you and weaker players and narrowing it on those who are superior.
Optimise Number of Tables
Many people who lose at poker do so because of their inability to profitably multi-table. They don’t realise that they would actually be strong and winning if they reduced the number of tables. Therefore, we recommend losing players assess whether or not they are playing the correct number of tables. It’s better to player fewer and be on your best game, than to be 8 tabling and donking your money off in cash games.
Invest in Poker Training
Finally, if you want to develop quickly, you can always invest in a poker coach. They are people who have gained expertise and experience in poker and can impart some for a fee. Most poker training is charged hourly but there are other, cost-effective methods available too e.g., video membership. Spending money on poker training shouldn’t be done lightly. We only suggest this method if time is an issue. There’s no doubt the best coaches can accelerate your ability to learn (and earn) but you need to be 100% focused to properly implement what they are telling you.
Going from a bad player to a great one is possible for most of us. It just takes dedication and efficient use of time. If you follow the recommendations in this post, we are confident you’ll be a shark in the future.
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