Why do some players win and other lose is a question often asked at PokerHost.com? Since everyone gets dealt the same amount of cards. Is it Luck?
Actually luck plays a very small role when you think about the number of hands a player plays through the course of a year. Also, each player has the same chance of getting lucky as the other, so even the luck is not biased. Poker is vey similar to investing in business. The best investor is the one who calculates the risks and puts their money into ventures they feel they have a chance of being profitable. What about an investor that puts his money in all stocks and continues the investment despite the fact that they have lost all chance of improving. Similar in poker! You will see poker players doing that all the time. They are oblivious to the fact the another player has a better hand. This usually continues until the showdown where the majority of the time the smarter player takes their money. However, what’s great about the game of poker is that occasionally the miracle happens and they win a pot in spite of their bad investing in spite of the odds, and their lack of skill.
In Psychology the strongest type of conditioning is random rereinforcement. So you can’t be winning player if you play every hand. A more selective strategy is necessary and one most play fewer but better hands than their opponents. This can be accomplished by taking calculated risks and than put your money behind those same risks. Another approach is called the SNIPER where you wait for your cards, your mark, and when these are visible to you, fire, kill and win the pot! Another approach is like that of a crazy soldier firing a machine gun into the distance not sure whether he will hit or miss and eventually one runs out of ammunition or in this case CHIPS. So one needs to take the calculated risks more wisely.
So what hands should one play they ask us at PokerHost,com. Well its not just a matter of playing what appears to be the right hands and avoiding others and you would be guaranteed a win. Is not that easy. Poker strategy is purely situational, and aways and never do not exist. Becoming a better player requires to adapt to different games, different players and different hands. Because of these factors it is very difficult to give a exact set of rules that can be used to win. The good side of this, is that because the poker game is so dynamic, the majority of players you will be facing in the beginning phases won’t know what and when to do, and will be playing the game completely wrong. Having said that come check us out at PokerHost.com and see if maybe you possess the dynamics to become a winning poker player.