The game of poker is continually evolving. With every passing day, new strategies are added, new formats are introduced and new platforms are developed to provide both the amateur and professional players with opportunities to grow; hone their skills and improve their understanding of the game.
The game of poker is continually evolving. With every passing day, new strategies are added, new formats are introduced and new platforms are developed to provide both the amateur and professional players with opportunities to grow; hone their skills and improve their understanding of the game. That said, as the game is evolving, new myths continue to emerge and exist out of the blue, putting seeds of doubts in the minds of potential players. These potential players believe the myths and lose out an opportunity to win large chunks of money and affect their poker journey.
Let’s take a look at 3 such myths and their reality.
Poker is gambling
Poker isn’t gambling even though most countries consider it so. However, there’s a huge difference between gambling and winning money from a poker game. Gambling is sheer luck but poker is a game of skill. Everything that you win in poker is a result of good strategies and the skills to make the right decision at the right moment. If you don’t have all that, there’s no amount of luck which can get you a victory in poker. So, you may be the unluckiest person in the world but that has nothing to do with the chances of you winning a poker match. You still can guarantee ceaseless victories for yourself in poker by gaining a deeper understanding of the game. Don’t believe us, give it a try yourself.
Poker skills can be improved by playing free games
If you are reading this and tend to believe this myth, get it out of your mind immediately. As wise men have always said, smooth seas don’t make a skilful sailor. Similarly, no one can improve their skill in poker without having the constant fear of losing money in their head.
Poker is like a war: unless there’s something at stake, you won’t put forward your best moves. A similar mindset is adopted by your opponents in the free game. They won’t put in much effort to give you a stiff competition thinking there’s nothing on the line. So, you can learn the basics as much as you want by playing the free games but you won’t learn the real skills unless you try it on actual tables, with your hard-earned money on the line.
When you play on actual tables, you play with a different mindset. You think more deeply about all your moves, learning and understanding the dynamics of the game much more deeply, thus improving your skills and becoming a better player in the process.
Going pro is easy
Again, if you think this is true, you’ll return home empty-handed. The truth is, turning pro in poker requires a specific set of skills which includes mental strength, a high level of patience, personal discipline, proper bankroll and time management along with certain other skills to keep oneself going on.
The great names in poker that we highly respect and worship, went through a lot of challenges to become what they are today. Some of them had even hit the rock bottom before rising on to the top.
To sum it all up, we hope that by busting these myths, we opened new doors for you to play poker and earn what you deserve. Shuffle, Play and Hustle!