Becoming a good poker betting player is a drive that includes picking up tips and recommendation along the way. unluckily, it’s easy to forget (or ignore) what we’ve already learned on this journey. That being said, here are 5 common poker mistakes you should never forget.
1. Not looking for Easy Games
Either out of laziness or ignorance, some players just don’t take the time to look for easy poker games. However, making money in poker is just as much about finding opponents you can beat as it is about being a good player. This being the case, you should always look at the flop-viewed percentage (the higher the better) and the average pot size (the lower the better) for each table.
2. Playing Losing Sessions Too Long
One of the biggest problems with gambling occurs when you start losing; at this point, you want to play until you win the money back. Unfortunately, what usually ends up happening is that you play too long and lose even more money in the process. Even though it’s tough, you need to quit losing sessions when you’re making mental errors.
3. Quitting while you’re Ahead
As silly as it is, many of us quit winning poker sessions early just so we can feel like a winner. The obvious problem with this is that A) you don’t capitalize on winning sessions, and B) you won’t improve by quitting just to log wins. Case in point, don’t quit while you’re ahead for fear that it could turn into a losing session.
4. Calling to see if someone is bluffing
Bluffing is one of the most overrated aspects of poker. Even still, many players are constantly worried about being bluffed, and so they call everything. Sure players bluff sometimes, but the large majority of the time, players actually have a decent hand when they’re making big raises or re-raises. If you’re constantly in fear of being bluffed, you need to work on putting opponents on a range of hands.
5. Not studying your Results
No matter whether you’re a beginner or professional poker player, you need to be studying your results after sessions. This means looking at hand histories to see when you are making plays with negative expected value, and reading/watching strategy advice to fix leaks. The more work you put into studying your results, the better player you’ll be in the long run.