Recognizing and Eliminating Mistakes Playing Online
Everyone that plays online poker makes mistakes. The best players
just make fewer of them and they recognize the ones they make and
learn from them. Players that don’t win consistently will
rarely learn from their mistakes.
Let’s look at a couple of examples to illustrate. Let’s
say you are playing Texas Holdem online poker and you are on the
button with a pair of jack’s. You had a few limpers but no
raises and it is up to you. What should you do? You should raise.
If you don’t raise then you made a mistake. Let’s look
at another one. Let’s say you have pocket kings and raise
from late position and drive everyone out of the pot except one
of the blinds. The flop comes A-8-6. Your opponent leads out and
bets. You have three choices as you could call, raise or fold. This
is a bad flop for you as it shows an Ace out there and the raiser
very possibly has an Ace. You should fold but you probably won’t
fold those kings and that will end up as a costly mistake more times
The goal when you play online poker is to recognize your mistakes
and learn from them. Good poker players learn to raise in proper
positions and fold when they are beat.
If you want to improve as an online poker player you not only have
to recognize your mistakes but you also have to eliminate them.