This is a discussion on Whats the single best thing that youve learned that has really improved your game? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; If you could name one tip that has completely boosted your game, what would it be?
I agree that patience for any player is a very important skill. But in any case, every player who is able to play disciplined and adhere to bankroll management will always be one step ahead of the others.
I no longer 'EXPECT' hands to go along the lines of the odds prediction. I've lost lots of hands where I was 90+% favored to win, and I do mean "LOTS'.
All-in pre-flop with anything other than AA is pure lotto/bingo. AA increases your chances of winning a shove, or a shove call, but nothing is for sure, especially in *freeroll format. I've lost lots of all-in plays with AA.
*freeroll format = very, very loose play, e.g., any pair & any 2 face cards are good enough for a shove or to call a shove pre-flop. Any pair (even bottom pair) or 2 over-cards or any Ace is good enough to call any bet post-flop.
Hard question. I think that will come outside of poker as a part of the mental game. Probably my biggest issue for not getting success is my fear of losing (hate-losing tilt). Best managing method for that is to think my poker profits only as an hourly rate, never staring at results because they will change a lot. Only watching for long-term hour rate.
well so many fundamentals necessary to even play its hard to say the most helpful but recently 2 things have really improved my game. learning small bet strategy not shoving and controlling your losses. Skill comes with reading people and the board if u shove your just putting it all to chance.
The other is the art of the c-bet. still learning both.
I had to come back n edit this post to include bankroll management. I only recently started implementing this bout 3 months ago drew up a schedule of games that fit my ability and bank roll and i've been above even ever since for first time since i started playing a year ago But still way down overall from losing my butt learning how to play from scratch
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Naturally and in day to day life I am a very impatient person but I learned very quickly that if I didn't learn patience I was not going to be successful in poker at all. While I may get luck a few times, you can't play every single hand. You might see it working for others by playing dumb cards and winning but you can't do the same. It will only take you so far in this game and will not allow you to progress in the buy-in level you are playing at. You need to wait it out and play the cards they way they should be; keep folding the crap and play the rest but don't chase hands.
Now if only I could adopt this in my everyday life my family would be a lot happier!
"The wider your opponent’s range, the less scary any particular card can be.
When you’re against an opponent who can have anything, remember that he can literally have anything. That makes it less likely that he has the particular hands you’re worried about."
When I learned the concept of pot odds, I became a MUCH better player. Before that, I didn't understand why people bet certain sizes. I would always bet two or three big blinds on every street, not realizing I was giving my opponent very good odds to draw out against me.
Years ago my father-in-law used to have weekly poker games at his home. I joined in, and one of the first things he told me was, "Whenever Dr. Becker bets, fold." That statement has had far reaching ramifications throughout my poker life. To recognize the Dr. Beckers, and to fold.
I agree with some of the other comments. |Being patient is the only way to progress far into a tournament or even a single game. If you are playing a tournament the make sure you have the time to sit without distractions. If you feel rushed then you make lousy plays.