Profile of a winning player.
Besides going to form his style, okay, especially with his personality, good poker player needs to gather a number of virtues and seek balance. We present what we consider key in this Decalogue:
To win in THP is necessary to show an aggressive attitude at the table. Bet or raise a previous bet gives you two ways to win: have the best hand or forcing your opponent to throw their cards. If you spend or retainers, the only way to win is to have the best hand.
Bet much of your stack without having the best move (the move "nuts") or even a strong bet when you have the odds
in favor or minimum implied odds requires high doses of courage. Decision making is often a matter of pure value.
Instinct is an innate quality of the big players. There are situations where neither the experience nor theory books can avoid elimination in a tournament or losing a lot of money in one hand. At such times, the instinct is what saves or earns the big players.
Poker is a game of advantage and errors, in which deception has a major role. Sagacity is essential to adapt to the continuous changes of the game, to find advantages to cause wrong decisions, to show weakness when you are strong or to simulate force when you have nothing in your hands. The ruse allows good players to win a lot of pots without the best cards.
Patience allows you to play only the cards listed in favorable situations. Investing money on losing hands is the best way to squander your stack and your bankroll.
To be a winning player is essential always make the right decisions. For this it is essential to maintain concentration. This quality allows good players recognize and assimilate the less obvious information, and apply it to the game to detect traps, take advantage of favorable situations, generate benefits or win the most chips in disputed boats.
Although it is one of the major topics, experience is the mother of science. The hours of play allow poker players to acquire more or less unconscious forms a practical basis that allows them to intuitively know what decisions to make or how to proceed in such situations and played. The online poker allows the accumulation of experience is no longer dependent on participation in live games or have a big bankroll.
Stability is another psychological facto that has a great impact on the THP. Control emotions, such as nervousness, boredom, frustration, despair, anger, greed, arrogance, warmth or joy, is essential for the level of play is not reduced.
Control own actions and decisions is a premise to advance in a tournament. Discipline, combined with knowledge of the opponent, allow you to find advantageous situations in which increase your profits, but above all, you will lose less money in unfavorable situations.
10. Learning capability (hot and training observation post).
Finally, learning ability will allow you to improve your game to unprecedented proportions. The game watching, reading opponents, detecting patterns and common behavior, subsequent analysis of wrong moves and, especially, reading texts on poker will be the keys that will allow you, as Lou Krieger says in his book Hold'Em Excellence: From Beginner to Winner (Pittsburgh, 2000), conceiving finish your game "like a business or a profession."
Do you agree?