I’m going to reveal 3 advanced poker strategy mistakes many players accidentally make. Do you do any of these? Because they are poison to your game.
Advanced Poker Strategy Mistake #1 – Calling Too Much
Calling is the biggest tell-tale sign that you haven’t hit or aren’t comfortable with what’s current situation. Do you call with a monster, when you should raise, or don’t call at the appropriate times? It’s important to know when to call and when not to call.
Advanced poker players define calling as “the act of betting, raising or folding, by itself, when the odds favor the pot.”
The problem is that the situation is often so forced you don’t really want to be in it. Sure, you need to call in position and be pot committed, but calling too often from late position land you in trouble (and make you lose).
Advanced Poker Strategy Mistake #2 – Calling Too Often With Junk
Junk hands are the easiest to play. Even so, novice players will often call with junk when they shouldn’t. Perhaps, they have a feeling a player hit a monster or they have the nuts (the best hand). Never land yourself in this position.
The fact is, you are gambling. You are relying on luck to provide the flexibility for your betting, so if you are calling too often with junk you are going to wind up losing a lot of money. Naturally, you don’t want to do this.
Advanced Poker Strategy Mistake #3 – Bad Stack Management
Stick to good stack management when possible. Remember, you are fighting a war not just a battle. Bad stack management is a gun-firing, suicide mission.
If you are playing correctly, you want to maximise your aggressive whenever you can, and minimise your defensive when you can’t quite keep the aggression going.
Don’t fight the odds. fight the plays!
I know that advanced poker players are tougher than the average player, and their natural reaction is to want to have the bigger stack. Yes, you want to win the battle not just the battle, but over the longer term you need to be in control of the game.
Don’t think, ‘Oh, it’s isnaid, it’ll all work out.’That’s crap. It doesn’t work like that at all. You want to play your opponent, not the cards.
If the game is too aggressive, you won’t be able to keep your opponent in the game. If they are getting lucky, you’ll be in too much trouble.
If they are playing the cards, you aren’t going to intimidate them. You are there to play them, not the cards.
If your opponent hits the nuts against you, it’s still not your fault at all. It’s Crunch time folks!
There are a lot of mistakes you can make in poker. These mistakes are very costly. Don’t be prone to a lot of mistakes. Don’t be prone to dumb mistakes.
The biggest errors you can make is not having enough of a stack to survive through the crunch. If you are short, you can’t survive. If you are too big, you can’t ride out the swings.