How Not to Suck at Poker: Play Fewer Hands (Poker Strategy Video)

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Our first tip couldn't be simpler: Play fewer starting hands.

A lot of poker players are more interested in gambling and having fun than making money.

Which is totally fine! If that's the way you enjoy playing the game and you're not worried about losing money, go for it.

A lot of the fun in poker for some people is the "action" - being in a hand, making big bluffs, and feeling the rush of not knowing just what your opponent might do.

Win or lose, that's what you get the most joy out of.

It's a battle of wits, a battle of wills and probably the most fun hobby you can imagine if that's what gets you going..

One of the consequences of that lust for action, though?

You're going to be playing way too many hands. And getting involved in pots you should have no business being in. At least if you want to make a consistent profit.

Pick Your Hands Wisely

By playing fewer starting hands you can give yourself a huge advantage against loose, aggressive players - exactly the kinds of players mentioned above.

You'll also make your post-flop decisions much easier and cut way down on the times you're putting money into the pot with the worst hand.

When you have more experience you can begin to play more hands and get more creative with your post-flop play, but until then it's a much more profitable enterprise to keep it simple and only put money into the pot when you have a good hand.

In this beginner poker strategy video we teach you how to tighten up your starting hand range to win more money playing Texas Hold'em poker.

Check out this video and continue with the rest of the How Not to Suck beginner poker strategy series to stop sucking and start winning, fast. Or reasonably fast ...

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