Poker, like many other things in life, has a ton of people that want to tell you what to do and how to do it. Even (or maybe especially) if you’re just starting out playing free poker games you need to know what’s what.
Some of these people have won millions of dollars so feel they have the right to tell players how to play situs judi bola.
The fact is that unless you are a complete idiot nearly all players play just about the same way. Some may call with hands slightly worse than another or chase slightly worse draws to the river but they are playing the same buy-in or poker tournaments you are just with more or less risk.
Much of the pro TV talk is just that. Talk to make them feel like the stars the online poker industry tells them they are when in fact the best in the world may win 1 in 100 times.
No one persons game is ever 100% correct and it never really matters how you play either. Pro’s or “Pro donks” as you might call them try to tell you that you need to play wild and crazy because one first place can be millions of dollars where as just making the money, say 50k, you would have to win 20 times to make the same amount. This is true but many of the people saying this have never won a WSOP main event or even have a WSOP bracelet!
Personally I think pro’s just say a lot of this stuff on TV in hopes that the people watching will mimic what they say.
Here’s are the top 4 tips pro’s will tell you that are wrong and misleading. If you doubt this try them out in free poker tournaments and see where you end up!
Picking up “tells” on players and acting accordingly.
The tell you pick up may not be right or the player you think you have a tell on was giving away the tell to use it later as an advantage. Good poker players can switch styles as easy as they switch persona’s. The read you had 15 minutes ago may no longer be applicable. People will say “oh watch this pro he makes the best reads” what they don’t notice is the 20 times before that hand that he or she was wrong.
Go for 1st or go home!
What’s wrong with just making it into the money on a regular basis? In a pro poker game that can be $25k+ and if you do that regularly… Think of all those tennis and golf pros who never win a major event but always place. They make a very nice living thank you very much! Many times I have been the low stack when it gets to the money and go on a wild run to go on and become final table. Having a ton of chips is nice to play with yes, but not really needed.
Mix it up often so as to not let on your style of poker play.
This is a very common tip and one that I’ve said many a time too! It is true but again misleading. If no one has seen any of your hands all they can do is guess. A player may look super tight only calling once in a blue moon. This could mean he is super tight or It could mean that he/she has been getting absolute junk for the last 40 mins. Also a player seems to be wild and crazy may actually be getting/hitting hands. Until they have actually seen your cards you are safe.
Bet/call 3x plus or don’t bother playing.
Good advice but again misleading. I’ll see a poker pro tell players this on TV and the very next hand they limp in the pot for the minimum with 6 8 suited. It’s a good play if you have a monster hand and want to lower the playing field but there is nothing wrong with just calling regardless of what you have. You can flat call with junk to get priced in to see a flop or you can flat call with AA so as to throw everyone off as to what you have.
Remember, free poker tips are just, well “Tips”. They’re not the answers to all your needs and questions and can fail.
As with so many things they are only appropriate in a specific context when you fully understand how and when to apply such method or philosophy. My parting advice (not a tip!) is to play a lot of free poker games before doing anything else then the pros tips may be more meaningful.