The logic of poker
Reading one of the many poker-related books I have recently acquired. I stumbled on a chapter that talked about poker logic. The chapter really opened my eyes about what really makes a poker player a GOOD poker player – whether he plays in a casino or in online gambling sites. In the said chapter, the author explains that poker is not about tricks and ploys. These low-handed tactics – like acting that you will fold your hand only to raise after the third man in the pot has called — may sometimes work. But against tough competition it will not do any good. There are so-called poker experts who insist that these tricks and ploys are the true essence of poker. But this is not true. There is no substitution to sound play and sound game concepts. Players who only resort to these kinds of acts will never be able to rise to the level of competition needed to become a really successful poker player. Poker is also not purely about mathematics. Yes, knowing the mathematics of poker can definitely help you play a better game. But it is still not all about mathematics. The most important thing that you should do is to understand that poker is intricate and that it is a much more difficult game than you realize. By understanding the depth of the game, you will eventually become a better player and your playing strategies will also improve. So whether you are playing poker online or in a casino, you will be confident that you can face any level of opponents.