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What does poker skill mean to you?

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Being able to read where your opponents hands sit and how to capitalize on that. Learning how to ready body language of human beings is critical to make a lot of money in a short amount of time.
 
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Hi.
In my opinion, a skilled player is first and foremost an experienced, patient and disciplined player. And that's why I think the most important factors are patience, discipline and experience.
Good luck.
 
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patience , patience and then more patience :)) , seriously if you are not able to analyze your and opponent game go play darts :)
 
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patience , patience and then more patience :)) , seriously if you are not able to analyze your and opponent game go play darts :)
To play darts you need some skill also, to play bingo you need only money - nothing more.
 
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Making the best decision with the hand you are dealt in the present situation!
 
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Reading the game and about your opponents is the most important skill in poker, since with this you will make better decisions in your game and it will make you minimize the losses in hands that are behind and increase your profits in hands when it is due. in front of your opponents.
 
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Reading the game and about your opponents is the most important skill in poker, since with this you will make better decisions in your game and it will make you minimize the losses in hands that are behind and increase your profits in hands when it is due. in front of your opponents.
On my mind, poker skill is the complex of skills, such as patience, reading the game, calculation of probabilities and so on, by which you minimize looses when you're unlucky and maximize profit when you're lucky.
 
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What does poker skill mean to you?

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To me, "poker skill" is any player dependent ability which helps us win more often and is unrelated to the luck (variance) of the math. Skills like bankroll management, hand reading, patience and many more are qualities which I consider a skill :)
 
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This is called "playing by Game Theory Optimal".

Funny, but sometimes the "exploitative" route wins even more than GTO! Game Theory Optimal works under the important premise that the opponents are unexploitable. At the high stakes level of today, GTO is an important element because balancing your ranges and actions is crucial, so opponents can't exploit you relentlessly. However, this doesn't mean that GTO and Exploitative are opposing forces; the contemporary pro can utilize both. :cool:

At least at my levels of cardschat freerolls and micro stakes, exploitative is the name of the game - luckily, that gives me plenty of time to learn and refine GTO ideas before I need them out of necessity. Knowing a little GTO at an earlier level isn't necessarily a bad idea (and still a great approach when your opponents are unknowns to you and you haven't labeled their play-style or weaknesses to exploit), but it isn't likely to be used much until higher levels of play :)
 
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On my mind, poker skill is the complex of skills, such as patience, reading the game, calculation of probabilities and so on, by which you minimize looses when you're unlucky and maximize profit when you're lucky.
I totally agree with you.
Courage is also very important. We are often in a position to decide whether to choose patience or courage. The skill is to assess the moment when it is necessary to take a risk.
 
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Hello.
In my opinion, the most important thing is the ability to stay patient throughout the tournament. I have seen from my own experience that it is very difficult to remain patient, but at the same time it plays a crucial role in the results.
 
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Whatever poker skill you have, you have to wait until it's time to use it.
Don't forget it.
 
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I don't want to offend anyone, but for the participants of this forum, poker skill is like a carrot on a fishing rod. It's no secret that many are here to become a member or keep their membership in a freeroll club. A true poker master and a freeroll participant are incompatible concepts. :icon_joke
 
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I think the best measure of skill is easily reflected by bankroll. Going up? Skills are there and will only get better with time. Going down ? You have much to learn.

Cheers and Good Luck out there.
 
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The skill to choose starting hands depending on position.
The skill to play a hand depending on the cards of the flop, turn and river, taking into account the actions of opponents.
 
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In my path to become a good player, I regard patient and guts to take decision in critical times, however nothing replaces the experience of ,more than,a thousand hands seen.
 
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The skill to choose starting hands depending on position.
The skill to play a hand depending on the cards of the flop, turn and river, taking into account the actions of opponents.
Choose starting hands depending on position - this is playing by preflop charts.
Play a hand depending on the cards of the flop, turn and river, taking into account the actions of opponents - is only a good play, and this do all players, no?
 
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Developing your hand reading by putting opponents to range of hand and how he act will help you a lot to be a good poker player.
 
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I play for more than 10 years, but can`t say that I have enough poker skills.
 
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The actual play is the main thing, but it isn't the only skill required to be profitable at poker. As I've said in another thread, risk management, numbers, bankroll, time off, stop loss, take profit, control emotions. As with any trading, business, investment activity, poker is based on numbers at its core and not on emotions. But naturally, we as humans, firstly we risk, hoping for the best, we then accept we're not just luckier than others, then we go through the process of acceptance, then, if we continue asking "Why?" questions we explore various other streams of information from various other sources and then we start thinking "If I knew this when I started...". Of course, the less inquisitive ones of us, plateau at one of these stages and stop pursuing our quest for answers to the progressively more difficult questions that arise and find an excuse for whatever we started chasing, usually "this is clearly not for me, I tried, but it didn't work out". Life is tough but the human brain can be pushed, the rest is only our choice.
 
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To me, poker skills means being able to know what to do with the cards you have, against the people you are playing, with the situation you are in.

If you can master these skills, you should do ok.
 
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