This is a discussion on What Kind of People Make the Best Poker Players? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; Are they funny or serious people or hateful, what kind are best players?
An aggressive minded person who has no fear of losing money or a big hand. Taking the game seriously is paramount to success. You have to be willing to put hard work in to improve therefore an individual with drive is key as well.
Being good at poker and successful at poker are two different things.
A great player with no discipline, BR management and determination will not be as successful as a good player who does have all those qualities. This goes for away from the table just as much as on the table. Just take Stu Unger for example as he is considered of all-time but not really successful for many reasons.
The most successful players need to be able to put in work to improve game and stay at top level, practice good BR management and be determined to put in volume. This is long-term success as luck factors heavily in short-term success.
To be good at the game itself you need to have well-timed aggression, good math skills and heart to put it all-in in various situations.
Are they funny or serious people or hateful, what kind are best players?
Online = Introvert, open minded, attentive and smart. He knows when to bluff, when to sit tight, when to fold and who are his opponents, he knows how to use software and psychology very well.
Offline = Extrovert, liar, very friendly, smart, attentive and experienced. He knows how to make a good survey and he knows how to analyse people by their jokes, words, attitude, smiles. A charismatic person
I think that the best players in poker are patient people. Patience allows them to wait for the right moment and act, not to do impulsive actions like all-in with a bad hand. But excessive patience is harmful, over time, reduces your stack, making a small win from a good hand, or even the enemy will learn your style of play, and will reset when you come in. Well, in some cases, this situation can be used for bluffing.
If you watch poker on tv, the players at the top are all types of personalities. You have your Phil Laak who I would say is happy go lucky. And you have serious players such as Joe Hachem, Howard Lederer, etc......I could make this list long of all types of known players in poker. Poker is universal entertainment I think.
re: Poker & What Kind of People Make the Best Poker Players?
probably ones that always make plays based on sound logic and not emotion as soon as emotion gets involved in your play or strategy you are ****ed.
yh probably just someone thats an analytical thinker (detectives for the police might make good poker players lol if they could keep there emotions under control), but i think the biggest skill to being a successful player is emotional control im sure theres good poker players out there in the world that never manage to get under control things like bankroll management, impulse control, emotions or tilt hence stay longterm losers, so it goes back to always playing your own A game.
like im sure you can be a successful profitable longterm poker player without being an exceptionally skilled of a player (maybe even utterly mediocre/below average skill level player) by just having these things under control i could be wrong.
also, people with lots and lots and lots of money (who are dedicated in learning and playing poker) will have a better chance at being ''succesful'' than someone who is good at poker but doesnt have much money...
i dont think its profitable for the average man, and i think we have to be honest about that?
does binking a tournement for say $5,000 make you succesful, when you maybe spent a months/year/s waiting for it to happen? ...or does it just feel like a success at the time?
I watch young aggressive players and they are so confident and often have huge stacks and I find myself wishing I could play like them . I start to feel like this is the new wave and I am doomed. Then when I am sitting at the final table maybe one of them are still around, I wonder what happened to those really good poker players ?
I may sound cynical but I don't mean to be, they really seem like very good poker players. And they would certainly agree with that
I believe there is big difference in a good poker player online versus live. I havent played live yet, but I bet its an entire different game.
For online, I guess the best is the one who analyse better the mathematics of poker, odds, ev, huds statistics etc
In live lets take for example the greatest. Negreanu is not a mathematical genius but with all his table talk to find information, with observation of tells and years of experience can take your money by not even looking at his cards. Get him on online, and all his advantage gone.
Ivey keeps his poker face when he have the nuts and when he play 7 2. You cant get nothing out of him, but he still can get his reads and play his image right.
Tom Dwan makes absurds bluffs that you really cant tell what can he have, so he gets pays when people dont belive him.
So, I dont believe there is a special recipe for success at being the best at poker tables. In the long run I would choose years of experience and the ability to have solid read on opponents to play the player and not the cards.
There's no formula of a great player, some will win with playing looser, some will play more tight, play aggressive is very important, but some times you will need play passive, for cheating or save chips.
The image is very important, if you don't know how make a good image, try to be inspirate by yours poker idols.
Lucky is another word that you need to remember, anyone player can play bad but count with luck and win some times, and a good player can lose with good hands and playing correctly.
You will see differents types of winner players, look at the tournaments around the world, online or offline, don't judge players at the your first look.
Well, a fun-guy is a better player to me, if he's the type that can stay funny after a bust too. And not aggressive funny, but simple well disposed, amused and not naive. I'm talking about live poker. Negreanu is a type of funny, though not all the time.. not most of the time I guess.
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