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I've been playing poker along time now and one thing I still cannot grasp is the mental side of the game and for me
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29th March 2018, 7:40 PM
I would like to learn more about betting correctly. Anyone have any good sources, ty pat
29th March 2018, 11:34 PM
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Just like anything else that you want to get better at; you get what you put in, no more, no less. You need to study and play the game with the intention of playing your best, learning from your mistakes, and avoiding being predictable.
Read 'The Mental Game of Poker' by Jared Tendler if you want a crash course on how to handle yourself and have a winning attitude. It doesn't cover any poker strategy, but one of the main messages that it has is that the minute you think you know it all or have nothing to improve on in your game, you've already lost. Keep a journal, track your winnings and loses, read books and forums, watch streams, etc.
30th March 2018, 12:27 AM
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Game: any poker
Maybe start to meditate and work on counting your breath. Meditation is supposed to take you to a more relaxed focused state of mind.
31st March 2018, 3:59 PM
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re: Poker & Mental Game Of Poker- and how to improve it
You should read articles such as bet sizes, hand ranges and very important odds and outs, mathematical probabilities. I leave you some information. OUTS It is called in this way to the cards of the deck that help you improve your hand and that, probably, make you take the pot, because you have linked the best play. You have A3s and the flop is 7s 9o ks. A first look leads us to think that we have not linked even a couple, although we have two options to get a very strong hand as is the color. If the dealer discovers a heart on the fourth or fifth street, we will have succeeded, unless a card is doubled, the best hand. We know that a poker deck has 52 cards. Each suit, therefore, consists of 13 cards. If two are in our possession and there are two others on the flop, we know that there are still 9 hearts left in the deck. Those nine cards that are still to come, and that serve to complete our hand, are called outs. Therefore, in this situation we have 9 outs. Example of a staircase project: You have j10s and the flop is 6QK. Any Ace of the deck and any 9 complete your ladder, which gives us a total of 8 outs. PROBABILITIES AND ODDS There is a very simple way to calculate the probabilities that we have of improving our hand with the common cards. This percentage is called odds. The probability of completing a project in the following letter can be deduced from multiplying by two our outs. The formula would be as follows: (number of outs) x2. Example of a color project on the turn: We take the example of the color project we have done previously. Our hand is A3S and the flop is 7s 9 ks. We know we have nine outs. Therefore, we use the formula and multiply our outs (9) x2 = 18%.
3rd April 2018, 1:45 PM
"the mental side"
Originally Posted by Fozzy99
I've been playing poker along time now and one thing I still cannot grasp is the mental side of the game and for me this is the biggest factor of my game I'm looking to improve on.
The Question is what would be the most efficient and best way of doing this?
Please let me know.
Depends, on what you mean with "the mental side". I could think of many meanings for this term in poker.
being brave (bravely calling, raising or folding)
being able to lie (lying you stronger or weaker for your opponents)
high concentration, wakefulness all over the game
perception of opponents, perception of the table
technical intelligence (board card analysis, quick registration of all card combinations)