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Nowadays, information on poker becomes more and more accessible. There is a huge number of sites with training videos, articles and books about poker. Poker schools are also in demand. All this, one way or another, led to the fact that online poker became quite tough. The number of frankly weak players tends to zero. Therefore, many NL50-NL200 regulars get stuck at this level and do not make money playing poker. They play their limit with a small or even zero benefits being content with the rakeback.
Well, many of them thinks that the main reason for their failures in making money playing poker lies in the activity of coaches, schools, other training grounds, and, of course the poker rooms’ RNG. The fact is that if you have something that haven’t not worked out, you must find the guilty ones. It should not be you but someone else.
However, in addition to the technical component of the game which directly affects your win rate, there are skills that are less obvious, but, nevertheless, they are ultimately the secret of a successful poker player making money from their game.
When you sit down to play at the tables, everything else should cease to exist. As they say, it should be full immersion in the work. Of course, it is easier to fulfill without additional software. Follow the actions of opponents and note the features of their game and draws. Full concentration allows to clearly control everything that happens at the tables and make the right decisions at every moment. This is an essential step towards making money playing poker.
Many players could earn much more money playing poker if they were able to concentrate their attention. However, for many it is quite normal to work having six tables opened and simultaneously launch ICQ, Skype, sit on a couple of forums, and watch the next series of Dr. House on the laptop with half an eye. It is quite obvious that such players will lose a lot. Well, it's amusing that for some this factor is not so obvious.
One can find plenty of articles and books about tilt. Nevertheless, we are all people and we are all subject to emotions. The ability to control your emotions at the table is the most important skill for your success in poker. A successful poker player is a player who takes the maximum possible number of plus solutions while playing at a table. Emotion is a factor that directly affects the correctness of certain actions. If you control your emotions, you win. If emotions control you, you lose. Surely, many of you are aware of this without scribbling. But how to fully control your state? There is no room for emotion during the game. Bad beats and coolers should not shake your emotional state. The result of a single session should be of the tenth importance for you. It is much more important to make the right decisions which will bring you profit at a distance. It is a professional attitude to the game which allows to make money playing poker.
On the other hand, negative emotions are not the only your enemy at the table. Joy, euphoria from the winnings of a large pot, etc also have a negative effect on your game. A stream of never-ending happiness and universal joy falls upon your head. The smile does not peel off your face, but your heart knocks at such a rate that It can break free from the chest. All your thoughts are occupied with the last success. As a result, you are not watching what happens in other hands and at other tables. The game goes into autopilot mode, exactly until you finally calm down. This can last ten minutes or even until the end of the session. Needless to say, your subsequent game will be less effective, because your thoughts are very different.
You will say, we are not robots. And in general, people have emotions. And poker is a gambling game. And it is natural that players are prone to an influx of emotions. We're playing for our hard-earned money.
Congratulations! Emotions will control you as long as you treat poker as a gambling game for your hard-earned money. While you are controlled by emotions, you either earn less than you could, or someone earns at your expense.
Do you want to make money playing poker? Learn to control your emotions!
Why do you play poker? This is a global question and everyone has their own answer to it. Someone does not want to work for The Man. Someone thinks poker is a profitable business, unlike the previous managerial activity. Someone is happy with a flexible schedule. Someone wants to become a famous player and achieve fame and recognition and so on and so forth.
Nevertheless, most players share a common goal. Everyone wants to make money playing poker. Surely, you are no exception. And how much do you want to earn? How much do you need for complete happiness? And how much do you earn now? I am sure that everyone has their own answer to these questions. It may seem a true goal for us to strive.
However, there is a paradox. We work with money, the measure our success with money, our goals are somehow connected with money - and it's all wrong! In poker, you can not put money goals. Dispersion is an insidious lady who has no shame, no conscience, no memory and does not care a dime about how much money you want to make playing poker this month. She absolutely does not care if you want to buy a new computer, take your girlfriend for a weekend in Paris or buy a new E-Class car.
But the player mentally sets a goal: to earn five thousand dollars in the next thirty days and make money playing poker. We will assume that he is playing perfectly. At the same time, he is practically not mistaken, and so on. Well, at the end of the month, he finds out what dispersion thinks about his plans and goals. And it is quite possible that the final result will be much less successful than planned. In the end the goal is not fulfilled, although he played like a god. This will be followed by emotional torments and stress, a little whining on forums, and tears about the injustice of life. As a result, the quality of the game will significantly go down next month.
In poker, you can not predict short-term results, expressing them in monetary terms. It would be much more correct to set a goal that is not directly related to money. I will play 100 hours or 50 thousand hands this month. I'll also watch 8 new videos and take 3 hours of training from the coach. This is a clearly stated goal, achievement of which depends only on you. And then look in the tracker on the graph Win, to find out how much money you have made playing poker within this period. Do you want to earn more playing poker? Be able to set clear and right goals.
Many players think this approach is boring. They prefer to move with the flow. No strain. They play when they want, read forums when they want, relax when they want. Events are chaotic, like the Brownian movement, but fun and interesting. As a result, half of the planned for a month is not fulfilled. But it's okay. There's a boatload of time.
Time is the most valuable resource that you have. And the effective management of our own time is the key to success in any hobby, in any job, in any business. Poker is no exception if you want to make money playing it
Get a diary/workbook/file on your computer. Clearly outline the plan for a month, for a week, for the coming day. Designate a time frame. How much will you spend on the game, how much on training/viewing videos/reading forums, how much time do you need to rest, what time do you go to bed and what time will you wake up. Try to work this way for at least one month. You will immediately feel how much more effective your work, game and life will become.
Do you want to earn more? Learn to manage your time!
Human is a very strange being. We evaluate others solely by their actions and results, but want to be judged exclusively on our capabilities.
Self-deception is rather an insidious thing, especially in poker. There is such a type of a player (and there are a lot of them) who believe that they understand poker much deeper than opponents sitting at their table, than other players on the forums, than their coach. All their failures are the results of bad luck, and they still hope to make money playing poker.
There are plenty of players who’ve made a little profit on their working limit and immediately try to conquer the limit higher. As a result, they are set down by local regs and even tilt a little. And then they have to return not only to their limit, but even to the limit below. Such stories occur very often. And everything happens because the person is very subjective when assessing their capabilities. And their assessment often does not coincide with the way it is.
It is better to spend this money on poker education, for a couple of sessions with a coach, to buy a subscription on some resource, to purchase a new book or even to do everything together, and play another month on your working limit before trying to make money playing poker on the limit higher.
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