Most everybody emulates at least one poker pro and wishes they could at least learn to play like that one pro. It’s not quite reality yet, but someday poker players everywhere will be able to play like that one pro. We will all be able to call weakness, ability, and even amusement on the part of our opponents. We will be able to identify with our opponents bluffs and we will be able to spot easy and medium raising hands.
In order to be able to successfully sport one pro poker face in online tournaments, we need to start identifying our opponents based on factors like bet size, timing of check, raise, and fold. We need to await the appropriate move at the appropriate time.
This is easier said than done, but with a lot of practice, you will be able to spot your opponents if they are raising in typical gambling scenarios with nothing in the OS, or if they use check/fold buttons. As well, you will be able to spot those uncanny moments when a player does not know what to do.
Basically, you are just waiting for a good hands. You need to be merciless when using bluffs, since bluffs will work best when they are expectantly followed through with aggression. Since online poker is full of unpredictable players, opponents that are able to adopt a independent strategy and remain unpredictable are much more difficult to read.
If you are attempting to learn to perfect that one perfect poker face, the harder part will be practicing the skills that have been acquired thus far. It seems like no matter what you learn, something new has to be taught and you’ll have a tough time sticking with any notion of poker table position. When you are playing no limit hold em games, the game can change in an instant and you will be forced to adapt your poker strategy if you wish to survive.
On the other hand, when you are playing pot limit Omaha Hi, the game’s position in relation to your position on the table does not matter at all, and you can pick and choose the best hand to give you the opportunity to make a move with at any time during the hand.
On the flip side, in Vegas88, people are playing to win, not to hold cards, so you can be aggressive when you are obvious and hide your skills at various times during the tournament.
During the first two rounds, you can be somewhat passive and just wait for a good hand to get into. And at the middle and latter stages, you are looking for a showdown with strong cards so you can be confident you are playing in the strongest game.
And just when you think you have it figured out, other players will reveal their skills and adapt their strategy to beat you.
What can you do? Well, you can learn from your mistakes and try to make them on yourself. You can’t make the same impression that you have been making thus far. If you are not going to change up your game at this point, you can fold and get out of the hand.
You may also considerasking other players if your hand is shaky and deserving of a good fold. The chances are that anyone can make a call, so your best move would be to get out of the hand now with an average hand and save your chips for later.
Remember, poker is a game of incomplete information and what other players think of your hand.
It’s okay to let other players push you out of the hand if they think you are shaky, but don’t let it be because you don’t have a decent hand.
If you think you are good enough to play a hand, you should play it no matter what your friends are holding.
This is fundamental to playing poker, but it never hurts to improve your poker face and improve your poker strategy if you want to win at poker. Work on this and it will definitely help you in the future poker tournaments that you are going to play in.