“I didn’t think he had a big hand, but it didn’t seem like a very good bluffing situation either. The board looked really dangerous. Plus, I hadn’t seen this player get out of line at all. But then I remembered a comment he had made to his Togel neighbor about ten minutes earlier. He had hardly played a hand for about an hour, and said to the guy next him that his cards had been so bad, it would have been just as well if he had stayed in his room after the last break. Remembering that comment, I felt there was a good chance that he was frustrated. With that factored in, I made the call. He turned over the Kd-Qd, and with a 2 on the river, I won a key hand that put me in great shape in a big tournament. If I had been listening to music [or otherwise distracted], I don’t think I could have made the call.”
Ben Roberts, Togel Hongkong professional poker player, encourages new players, saying, “Remember, successful people fail more often than unsuccessful people. Successful people try new things, fall down, pick themselves up, and try again. So, if your first attempt to move up to a higher stakes game falls short of your expectations, don’t despair. Look at your play and the play of your opponents, regroup, and try again. The experience will be worth it.”
A good strategy employed by the pros is in not playing too many hands or in overvaluing suited hands. This is a common error among beginners. Two cards of the same suit will only flop a flush or a flush draw about 12% of the time. These odds are too low to take a risk on every single time.
When following the pros or any particular favorite that you may have, remember to keep an open mind about their reasons for making certain plays. Poker being a game of bluff, not all their moves and bidding behavior will be a reflection of the cards they hold but rather a …