Poker is a game of betting where players are dealt cards and act in turns. They place bets and raise them according to the strength of their hands. When the bets are called the dealer flips the cards and the player with the best hand wins. The other players share the pot if they have a lesser hand or bust. The dealer always wins on ties or when everyone busts.
Don’t Get Too Attached to Good Hands – A lot of beginners fall into the trap of getting too attached to their pocket kings or queens. The truth is that even a very strong pocket pair can be taken down by an ace on the flop. If you have a weaker hand like pocket eights on the flop you should be very cautious.
Learn to Play the Player – A big part of being a successful poker player is reading your opponents. Not only from subtle physical poker tells but also their habits and patterns. For example, if someone folds every time then you can assume they are playing fairly weak hands.
The divide between break-even beginner players and large-time winners is not as wide as most people think. It usually comes down to a few small adjustments and a shift in how you view the game. Changing your view from emotional and superstitious to a cold, detached, mathematical approach is the key to winning more money at poker.