For me playing poker is not just about attempting to win money, it is also fun. The turnaround of hands is a lot quicker than when you play in a casino or with your friends. I have played on some days when I think that I will never be dealt a decent hand. It is very tempting to try to make something happen by betting on a hand which in reality I know I should throw away. This is a risky strategy and you need to be patient as your time will come.
The people who are making the money in online poker rooms are the ones who have this patience. A lot of people can easily get bored and can soon see their money or chips dwindle away.
I would like to make it clear that I am by no means a professional poker player; for a living I work for a composite door company where I sell, as you can no doubt imagine, external doors. I also help people to stop stuttering in my spare time by running a one-to-one speech course and by a variety of self-help stammering cure options.
On some tables there are over aggressive players who will bet on anything and also raise to stupid levels. These players may win a lot of chips in a short period of time, however in the long run will always lose.
Playing poker is a game which can easily get you hooked and for this reason it is important that you only gamble an amount which you can afford to lose. Play the game as a hobby and enjoy it, you are more likely to win with this attitude. I have friends who have a daily goal of how much cash they want to gain – if towards the end of the evening they are struggling to reach this figure they then go and start betting in a crazy manner. This in my opinion is not a good idea. I personally have realised that there are times when I will be successful and times when I will not be. By having the right strategy I am fully confident that I will win more money than I will lose.