Poker cannot give you profit all the time. Sometimes you have good days but sometimes the board doesn’t seem to be on your side. Usually, small stakes poker players lose consistency on their wins. It so happens that such players win a lot in a row and then suddenly when the cards go against them, they lose all they have acquired.

Good poker players take this probability in poker very seriously and set their goals accordingly. A poker pro makes it a point to bag as much as he can on a good day and lose the least when the day isn’t favouring him or her much.  So, how to make winning your tendency, in a small stakes poker games, at all times? Here, are 4 ways which will do the trick for you-

  1. Squeeze out the most on “good”days: as mentioned earlier, any player should make it a point that s/he has to bag maximum profit on the favourable days. On such days, the board seems to be all yours. Grab the opportunity then and there to win all that the day offers. Some players have the habit of playing a few buy-ins and then quit the game to “lock the win”. That isn’t how you play poker. Poker is a long session and just one day’s game matters very little. Thus, when you see that both your performance and the board is better than the other days, don’t quit the game midway. Play and win the most so that you can tackle the bad days equally well.
  2. Stop the bleeding on “bad” days: Just like good poker days, the flip side of the coin offers you bad days as well. On such days, nothing works. Either the board or your hole cards keep betraying you. Quit your game right there. Don’t be stubborn and keep on playing to regain what you have lost. Chances are there that you might lose everything in the process of such an obsession. While playing poker, it is important to take “walking away with dignity” very seriously and leave the table in adverse situations. You can come back the next day, with a clear head and pumped up confidence to raise back to the top.
  3. Choose your game right: Choice makes a lot of difference. Before entering the table, make sure you know its details – the other participating players, their stacks, buy-in etc. It’a foolish to play on tables where the players are much superior to you in terms of their game. Gauge your calibre as well as those of your potential opponents before enrolling yourself on a table.
  4. A poker player never believes in short term: Poker is about the long run and your day-to-day or week-to-week games count very little. Thus, put your efforts in bagging a huge profit in the long term. Many players, especially online poker players keep on checking their bankroll after every other hand. This might be hazardous to your game. The habit of constantly checking your bankroll tends to make you emotional and vulnerable. You either start following with triumph or take refuge under disaster. The first need of playing good poker is knowing to control your emotions at all times, while you play.

Lastly, you should also know how to react depending on your opponents. Most of the times, small stakes poker is dominated by recreational players who are a bit passive aggressive. They don’t always make moves based on poker knowledge and thus bluff isn’t the right treatment for them at times. At all times, study the table while you play and keep in mind the aforementioned tips to take home bigger profits.

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