NL Texas Holdem Poker Techniques – Can You Discipline Your Feelings?

Thursday, 14. January 2010

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At first glance, poker appears to be a simple game close to monopoly, scrabble, or video games. When you really go deep into poker, you notice that it’s more than just a game. Poker is a game of demoralization and simply the strong will survive. Once you get the basic framework down for your game, maintaining your feelings is the most critical part in wagering great poker. Anyone can understand the odds, beginning hand necessities, and how to take action in varying hand situations. Just a small % of the poker playing population can control their feelings when the game is going bad. Gambling well after losing big pots is what separates awesome players from competent players. Think about all the things you do in life that follows a similar sequence. When you’re in a bad mood, you have difficulty focusing attention on common events. When you’re annoyed, you have problems contemplating properly. As humans, we’re incredibly emotional when it comes to life. Poker is a sport that takes us through the assorted array of feelings. We have the greatest excitement after raking in a huge pot. We have the lowest lows when we are deprived of a big pot.

Emotional control is a skill that can be mastered by anyone. In any sport, or game, emotional mastery is the ‘thing’ that makes great players. Similar to anything in the world, it requires a tonne of hard work and practice to manage your emotions at the poker game.

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