A few simple tips

  • Always know your outs

    The basic rules of 2 and 4 apply here. After the flop, the number of outs times 4 and after the turn, the number of outs times 2. This will give you the basic percentages of hitting your outs.

  • Don't throw good money at bad money

    You've just had a run of bad luck at the poker table. Now what? Bet big to recover your losses? This gut response is called "escalation of commitment". Both amateurs and pros are guilty of this at some point.

  • Bad beats happen

    It happens more often than not at the lower level games. There are amatuers who are simply gambling away their money trying to hit their 4% hand and will pay any price to get there.

  • Know the rules

    No one would risk their fortunes during this game without first figuring out how to play it, knowing who bets when and what hand gives them the best odds of winning.

  • Know when to fold

    Realizing when it's time to throw in the towel challenges even the best poker players. Amateurs tend to focus on endurance rather than withdrawal.

  • Do count your money

    That famous line about never counting your money at the table makes a good song but a bad policy. You can't play effectively without knowing how much you have to play.

  • Use reason, not emotion

    The emotional flush of competition can send you into a losing frenzy if left unchecked. Feeling high on a good hand could lead to rash decisions, and showing rage from a bad hand could leave a bad taste in your poker buddies' mouths — or give them the upper hand when they place their bets.

  • Stick to your strategy

    Since you can't control chance, poker ultimately becomes a game of strategy. The best players develop a strategy that works for them and stick to it, no matter what. But also know when it's time to change up your game.

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