Poker has become a business. And I’m not talking about the casinos, who no doubt make a killing on the rake. I’m talking about the players. I’m talking about the average businessman—guys like us. All over the world people are grinding it out at the tables, and the best way you can formulate your own business plan is getting the proper training from a solid program.
I’m in Thailand as I write this. A lot of young American and European guys live over here because of online poker. None of them are champion players, but they know the basic “business” strategies and money management techniques to pull in a solid income so they can live out here like kings.
This concept of poker as a business is perhaps the most crucial thing to keep in mind when you decide to get serious. This is real money on the line here, and if you aren’t there to win you are really just a waste of space. Poker is a game where consistent smart moves can mean a solid, consistent income, so get serious about it.
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A poker training site is a great way to improve your game, and the smart newbies take advantage of them to get up to speed in online play. The benefits are obvious. Poker takes a set of skills that can be learned—why learn with your wallet when you can get a solid coach to get you prepared and teach you what you want to know? But when looking at different poker training sites, try to find one that is constantly changing and adding new information.
The game of poker has changed in so many ways. It is not the game we once knew—”we” meaning us guys who were playing before it became pop culture and online poker took off. The sheer number of competitors with access to 24/7 play has changed the nature of the game, and it continues to do so.
For one thing, a lot of these guys are constantly playing multiple tables at once. This means a lot of hands. Not only that but most of them play a lot more hands than used to be normal for an experienced player.
These guys are a lot more aggressive than the old-timers were, but they are probably more experienced too, just because of the crazy number of hands they play. In the old days, many people would fold before the flop if their cards weren’t great, but a lot more people will limp in to catch the flop now. That means that even if the nuts requires having a very weak pair, the odds of having it out on the table are a lot greater.
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