Are you just starting yourself in exploring the massive opportunities in the world of poker? Being a beginner, you may be thinking of too many things similar to:
- Playing out of Position
- Playing too many Hands
- Bluffing too much
By this time now, you probably have a few rounds at the table and bagged experience under your belt. As we dig deeper, we are going to checkout typical mistakes committed at the table by professionals and especially by newbie.
If you are being honest of falling into these mistakes, then it’s time to change your habits. Otherwise, it will drain your chips until you go home with nothing.
Number 1. Defending Blinds Obsessively
There are too many players who are so obsessive in defending blinds. They let their egos to overcome their emotions. Because of this, don’t be fed up to hear every now and then how important it is to gain knowledge of the tendencies of your opponents. Defend blinds constantly using weak holdings would be dangerous to your bankroll. Instead, what you need here is discipline in folding weak hands.
Number 2. Calling Cold Raises
Cold Calling is defined as the act of calling several player’s raises. If one of the players raises and then the other re-raises and you called, that’s “cold calling”. This is extremely weak strategy indicating that you are either timid and/or has lack of discipline.
In essence, if you believe that you have a weak hand, then simply dump your cards. In the game of poker, discipline and mindset should be always exercised. This would push you to selective aggression which leads to profits.
Number 3. Semi-Stealth-Tilt
We are all aware that tilt could be described as poor play. This is most likely brought by emotional outrage of a player after losing in an unfair manner. It’s best simplified by having super aggressive play that’s quite desperate to get even or punishing the player who inflicted the pain.
Semi Stealth Tilt or otherwise known as SST is an insidious form. It is Semi because it is not a full-blown tilt but leaning towards a tilt. It is “Stealth“ for it is sneaking up on you. It happens slowly that you could be tilting for hours.
Whenever you are at a Jaya poker table, make sure that you are not committing any of these mistakes. Otherwise, say goodbye to your money.