This is a discussion on Patience within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; The most obvious, and most likely the most important quality, is patience. Ask any “regular” what you need to consistently show good poker - patience
The most obvious, and most likely the most important quality, is patience. Ask any “regular” what you need to consistently show good poker - patience will be on the first lines of any list.your opinion?
My opinion is that this is the key that opens all doors, not only in poker but in life. Especially in slow tournaments, who has failed to cultivate patience, is a candidate to get out of the tournament quickly. Greetings.
i have to admit that most of my losing games are missing that one thing and i do have to remind myself as i play, for some it may come easy but i find i need to tell myself throughout game that i need to remember patience. sometimes i tell my self to shut up but that's another issue- lol
Basically, the entire time in a tournament is spent on balancing patience with aggression. You don't want to waste too many chips playing mediocre hands. You also can't bleed too many chips away by folding. In addition, once you enter a pot, you can't always run away at an opponent's first sign of aggression. In all of my good tournament runs, I was able to strike an ideal balance between the two.
I would say this is mostly true but it depends on the blinds obviously. Early in tournaments there are two sides of thought. One is to be patient and chip up accordingly while the other is be aggressive and chip up quickly to be able to bully. Don't think neither is wrong but if anyone has played against me they know I am patient and basically nitting sweaters early in a tournament.
I like the patient way of going about things because I feel you are giving yourself a chance where the aggressive side of the coin can get themselves in trouble very early and never allow the good opportunities to come because they may have already busted out.
Have to say patience is a great thing to have in poker and is underestimated by many players. Its always amazes me when someone is just card dead as can be finally get a playable hand and suddenly goes nuts with a hand that not so good but looks great after folding for and hour. KQo is a good example of what I am thinking of.
J agree that patience is important, especially in situations that you are thirsty to finally act but the action in front of you suggests otherwise.
What I find even more important and probably the most important of all things is to be able to psychologically manage your bad beats and keep playing your A game no matter what and to not get affected by other players and the way that they behave on the table. (like 'I have a history with that guy, now I'll show him!' xD)
this is an absolute truth without patience you end up being taken by stress and bad decisions that can make you forget the basic things of the game that can make you lose money the lack of patience and calm makes you play hands without thinking and thinking is the main thing for a sport of the mind. I particularly stopped playing for 2 years for not being able to emotionally handle poker situations and saw that it was the best thing I did. so it is always good to look for a quiet spot to be able to choose actions in the most intelligent way possible
For sure like with everything else in life, you will need a lot of patience in everyday problems, x situations when you are getting on the edge, in school and after that at work, home with your family, colleagues, other passers by. Working on that part is I believe one crucial thing.
With a lot of fast moves you can get out of your zone and in a second destroy all you have build. Same thing in the poker, not calculated fast moves get you in the deep black water, drowning yourself and all your stack you have build. Problem is that all we know to have patience when everything is ok, at the bad hard moments having patience is like mastering shaolin monks skills.
Really one of the most important things in life and poker, I agree with that.