How to win at Poker

Winning at poker is all about getting the best advantage that you can. If you are getting proper odds on every bet then you will come out ahead in the long term. Of course you won't win every hand, but with proper odds you will win more than you lose.

Most players lose by not winning enough when they do win, and losing more than they should on losing hands. That may sound basic, but getting the right odds is the main skill that winning poker players have.

Table image, bluffing and all that other stuff won't really matter too much if you are not betting right in the first place.

Playing for revenge

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Following on from our article about whether or not you should show your cards (you shouldn’t) it make sense to say a few words about what to do when you have been bluffed off of a big pot and then had the cards shown to you.
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Showing your bluff

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A lot of player think it is extremely cool to show your rags to the table when you have pulled off a big bluff. And I guess it is, in a way. But feeling cool like that has a price, just like anything, and you should be prepared to pay that price if you are going to do it.
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Beating the downswing

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Every player, no matter how good, will experience a downswing at some point. Some players regularly have them.
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Playing against poker bots

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Just like money and cheating, in the online world where there is money there will be bots. This goes well beyond online poker though, and in fact there are many more profitable pursuits for a bot maker than online poker. Continue reading »

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Online poker cheating

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Anywhere that there is money being moved there will be cheating. That is simply a fact. It’s human nature. Continue reading »

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Tells in online poker

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The subject of online poker tells comes up a lot, and I don’t think that there is anything definitive that is known. At least not so far. Continue reading »

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Expecting to lose – another take

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Earlier I said that expecting to lose was a good thing, something that you should be happy with, and I stand by that. It is always good advice for a newer player. Continue reading »

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Watching the stacks

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While watching the table be aware of the size of the stacks of the other players. Continue reading »

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Watching the table

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Another common mistake that new poker players make is to concentrate entirely on what cards they are holding. That may seem to you to be the right thing to do, but in reality your own cards are the very last thing that you need to concern yourself with. Continue reading »

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My Poker Lab from Poker Time

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MyPokerLabPoker Time has started to offer their online poker trainer software now as a product called MyPokerLab. Continue reading »

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