These recommendations are ideal not only for those who want to learn to play poker but also for regular players who want to improve their results because it is always good to review the fundamental lessons. And remember, there are no terrible spells, there are wrong hands.
- Meet your rivals
Herrero advises us to observe how your competitors behave during poker games is fundamental. You can get ahead of moves that they plan to make or know how they react in times of maximum pressure: conservatively or aggressively
- Your position at the table is important
If you are in the top places of the table, you should keep in mind which hands you have, because unless you have a great combination of Cards (pair of aces, Kings, ladies or AK), the statistic says that the more players we have behind us, the higher the chances of them having better cards than ours.
- Don’t play all your hands
It may seem obvious, but you can also stop playing hands. It’s the right choice if you don’t have good cards. Not by playing more hands, you’re going to win more. Think cold; the money you save is as valuable as the money you make. So, you got a bad hand? Don’t go.
- A timely abandonment is a victory
Leaving is not cowardly but smart. Yeah, we know you bet on this hand, but if you know you have no chance of winning, don’t go more in-depth into losses by betting more. Record it in your memory: what you have bet, no longer belongs to you.
- Choose the modality that best suits your way of playing
Heads up: one face to face. The tension of poker is raised to the maximum power between two players. This mode has an entirely different dynamic to the rest: rhythm changes are frequent. The key is to adapt better to the rival than he knows you.
6-max: it is also known as shorthanded and is one of the modalities that has had the most significant growth in recent years. The reason is simple: with fewer players, more hands are played than nine players. You know, more decisions, more fun.
Table 9: it’s known as a full ring. The pace of play is calmer and quieter with nine players at the table. Perhaps it would be the right choice for those players who are starting and are more conservative because they will have more time to think about their plays and, above all, to learn from Table players.
- Don’t be fooled
How easy it is to say! Sure you may be thinking right now this, but it is true. In poker, it is noted that Cards are compensated in the long run, so forget the idea that you will always win.
You have to focus on playing the best of each hand. You may lose one or two even though you have a good side, but if you’ve played the right hand, you’ll win in the long run.
- Learn and study poker
Study poker? Of course. This usually happens naturally, because as you play, you will see that you need to know more. There are dozens of quality sites where you can find out: forums, websites, videos, etc. Poker is a mathematical game, and if you want to get great results, you should study statistics that are not so complicated.