“Poker takes minutes to learn and a lifetime to master”. This saying sums poker up, everyone can play poker but only a certain few are real masters of it. Poker has a great draw to it as unlike other forms of betting you can do many things to put the odds into your favor so you can win consistently. That is why in this article I am going to be giving you some of the key things that you need to be doing so that you can succeed at poker and win big!
1) Know your chances – Get a copy of a odds chart and memorize it! For example say you are holding 3 of a kind and you only have one more chance to hit your forth ace then the odds of this coming is 45:1. Learn the odds based on how many cards are in the deck that can help you and how many chances you have left (is it the flop or the turn you are on?) and you will be able to know if the bet on the table is worth you putting in your chips.
2) Mix up your playing style – Remember other people are watching for your tells or to see what type of player you are (Aggressive, Passive etc.). If you keep changing your playing style you will be able to keep them guessing and punish them for incorrectly typecasting you.
3) Keep an eye on your opponents – When you are not playing a hand keep an eye out for your opposition. My favorite time to play in a hand is when the chip leader has just lost a chunk of chips, this is because he will be on tilt so if you can get in there and hit a hand you can take him to the cleaners while he is not playing his usual style!