Nobody likes to lose at poker, but most people usually do. If you are one of them, then there is a good chance you are not doing a good job of avoiding pitfalls. Do not worry: you are not the only one. There are some common mistakes that many players make. Even advanced players occasionally do stupid things. If you are sometimes unsure about what to do, then you need to at least learn what NOT to do. Sometimes, recognizing that you are doing something wrong can help you correct the problem and prevent yourself from ever doing it again.
For starters, you should NOT select poor hands. If you are playing a lot of hands and hardly ever win, then you are obviously selecting them poorly. Do not try to hold on to a hand that is most likely not going to change or improve. If everything seems to run together, then it usually is. Never hold out in hopes that something unexpected might fall into your favor–it will not. Even if you feel sure, be willing to goodbye with the hand after one or two more hands.
Another thing you need to do is not putting too much stock in your hand and predictions. Your predictions will never be perfect, and if they are, then you are making a mistake. Even experts in the field will have hot and cold streaks. They will have winning and losing streaks. They may get one or two good hands and lose, while other times they seem to never lose.
Even online 7meter players lose sometimes. They may have a really good hand that they thought was a sure thing, only to get a bad beat. Avoid Forever. Your luck is unpredictable, and it is not worth taking that risk.
You may also want to avoid trying to bluff. While it feels good to bluff, do not do it. Even if you believe you can beat an opponent into thinking you have a better hand by making a big bet, they are probably just going to call you. It is pretty much impossible to beat every opponent at the table with a bluff, so few really have the guts to try it.
Try to make it obvious that you are the better player, and that you are in control. No one likes to be in control. No one likes to be made a target. But make it evident to your opponents that they are going to have a difficult time playing you unless they are willing to go to war. Only then should you be played.
iveness, or poor cards.Gamble. Do things the opposite way around. If you have good cards, then raise. If you have bad cards, then fold.
ick, or Drawing Hand.This is a hand that is not yet good, but has a good chance to improve. Some mathematical EOF required.
in danger of being eliminated.Being on the bubble, and nervous about being eliminated.
in the blinds.Being waiting for a better hand in the hopes of being re-raised.
Low blinds. The concept of low blind is simple–there is less risk, and therefore more reward. In the beginning, the risk-reward ratio is negative. However, as the blinds start to rise, the rewards become greater, so hat the overall game benefits.