It is correctly said that it takes a minute to learn poker games, but a lifetime to master. Very few people have both immediate and long-term success from the moment they first sit down at the table. Instead, most beginners make huge blunders that cost them noteworthy money.
This article explains some of the common flaws that amateur poker players make so that you are on the road to poker mastery.
Most amateurs think they are much better at poker than they truly are. This perception is likely because most people who stick with poker for any prolonged period of time, experience at least some level of success. Very few people keep playing if they lose the first 20 tournaments they enter. Those players quit and move on to something else.
The people who experience immediate short-term success are the ones who keep playing. This initial success leads most amateurs to be overconfident in their skills. Instead of working hard to polish their skills at the poker table, they assume they must be great and don’t doubt their skills.
If you want to turn out to be an excellent poker player, it is important that you must realize that you have to spend your time at the table persistently, paying attention. As soon as you stop studying, your opponents will quickly pass you by and you might find yourself at the edge.
Most amateurs develop a default poker strategy, and stick to it – they tend to develop their strategies based on what they are comfortable with. This situation usually leads them to almost never bluff or constantly bluff, based on the opponents they frequently play against. They also tend to think in definitive statements, such as “I always raise with top pair”, “I always hit my straight draws” or “Fred always bluffs”.
Do not let your emotions influence your strategy. One more common mistake that amateur poker players make is that they usually play online poker games much too large for their bankroll. The sooner you stop thinking emotionally while playing poker, the better. It is a fact that people who take their opponents’ actions personally do worse than those who simply make the best possible play in each situation.
If you find yourself in a situation when someone continuously re-raises you, you should figure out some strategy to overcome the situation and implement it to take advantage of their aggression, instead of getting annoyed.
You should also try to identify what precisely makes each specific opponent nervous. Making basic reads such as “he is breathing heavily, so he must have a strong hand” and “he is blinking a lot, so he must be bluffing” will only take you so far.
For example, some players get jumpy when they know they are going to win a huge pot while others get excited when running a massive bluff because they're afraid they are going to lose a huge pot. While both players may appear excited, it is for completely different reasons.
Keep in mind these few habits that amateur poker players often exhibit and thus, you’re your strategies accordingly to win more fortune and titles.
Having successfully concluded PokerBaazi Premier League Winter’17 Edition recently, PokerBaazi is now looking forward to its upcoming ‘The MoneyMaker 2.0’. The declaration of the MoneyMaker 2.0 marks the speedy progression that the sport has witnessed in the country in recent times. With more and more players developing an interest in the poker felt, the game has risen in popularity and promises to create a stir in the days to come.
The portal is ready to host India’s leading online poker tournament- ‘The MoneyMaker 2.0’ on the 26th of November at 6 pm. Guys get ready to roll, this is going to be huge! A glorious event features a gigantic prize pool of a massive INR 1 Crore. Big action calls for a colossal payoff, the winners will walk off with a guaranteed 30 Lac and 20 Lac for first and second place individually. This is not it, the website further intends to reward cash game lovers with an exciting poker promotion called ‘Cash Drive’. It is scheduled to start from the 25th of November till the 15th of December, additionally, the Cash Drive offers a bonus amount of up to 300% based on VIP point races and stack challenges, available in multiple categories. Check out the details on the link below: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/promotions/cash-drive#
October the 1st, 2017, witnessed the first edition of The MoneyMaker and the response was huge.
So, the biggest online poker event is back with some more savor in it. Players from across the country will be hoping for some big conversions on their initial buy-in amount of INR 11,000. Players can win tickets to the event through online satellite tournaments for as little as INR 10, or deposit INR 30,000 or above with the code ‘TMMNOV’ to receive a free ticket.
Here are all the details you’d need for the upcoming event: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/the-moneymaker. Visit the website to create an account and begin your poker journey today! Good luck poker enthusiast, hold your cards right and get ready for the big action! See you!
The PokerBaazi Premier League Winter’17 Edition concluded yesterday with the last flight of tournaments including the 60 Lac guaranteed Main Event. Here’s a look at the results of yesterday’s events along with the final standings of the Leaderboard and Fantasy League.
The 1 Lac Re-entry event kicked off yesterday’s action with a field of 127 players and a total prize pool of INR 1,21,500. Head’s up action saw Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo defeat ‘ideatheatre11’ for the win and a score of INR 26,730.
Event 27: 5 Lac Deeptrack Turbo
The next event of the day was the 5 Lac guaranteed Deepstack Turbo event which attracted a field of 152 players taking the total prize pool to INR 6,35,000. ‘ragesh91’ came out on top of the field with a first-place finish for INR 1,33,350 followed by ‘Zombiefish’ in second place.
Event 28: 3 Lac Turbo RE
The 3 Lac guaranteed Turbo re-entry event roped in 147 players and was once again won by Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo who received INR 63,000 for his efforts. Runner-up in this event was ‘singhdgreat’.
Event 29: 60 Lac Main EventEvent 26: 1 Lac RE
The highlight of the Series, this event boasted a guaranteed prize pool of INR 60 LAC and 15 LAC to the winner! It took a little under 10 hours to crown the winner, champion of the PPL Winter Edition Main Event – Rohit ‘Allin47’ Mittal, who wins himself INR 16.35 LAC in addition to the title! Huge congratulations from Team PokerBaazi! The runner-up of this event was Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo, who enjoyed a brilliant day on the felts with consistent finishes in every event. He received a sweet score of INR 9.6 LAC for his efforts!
Event 30: 10 Lac FO
The 10 LAC guaranteed Freezeout event was next in line and attracted a field of 163 players. First place and INR 2.02 LAC was claimed by ‘CornerPocket’, who defeated ‘intervntion’ heads up.
Event 31: 2 Lac Turbo RE
The trademark ‘Hangover’ event wrapped up this edition of the PokerBaazi Premier League Winter’17 Edition. 124 players took a shot at this event with a total prize pool of INR 2.08 LAC, and it was Eka ’gettingthere’ Vedhantham who beat ‘rampage863’ heads up for the win and a prize of INR 45,760.
Congratulations to all the winners of the events all through this edition of the PPL. The series was a great success and saw a brilliant week of poker. The leaderboard race heated up towards the end and it was Rubin ’kornkid’ Labroo who sealed the deal with some great scores and consistent performance throughout the series. He wins himself INR 3 LAC for finishing on top of the table, and of course the title of ‘Baazigar of the Series’! Congratulations Rubin! This also wraps up standings for the Fantasy League Standings, which was won by Team ‘Ghosts’ with 11, 901 points. Congratulations!
Check out the final Leaderboard standings on the links below:
Fantasy League: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/fantasy-leaderboard#
We would like to thank each and every Baazigar for making this edition of the PokerBaazi Premier League a grand success, and would once again like to congratulate the winners! See you next season!
Day 5 of the PokerBaazi Premier League Winter’17 Edition boasted 5 events and was headlined by the Main Event Warm-up Event. Here are the highlights of the day’s action:
The first event of the day was the 1 LAC guaranteed Rebuy/Add-on event and roped in 133 unique entries, taking the total prize pool to INR 1.13 Lac. Heads up action saw ‘omniknight’ defeat ‘avikjt’ for the win and a prize of INR 24,860.
This 3 Lac guaranteed Re-entry event was the second of the evening, and attracted 141 entries. It was eventually Akshay ‘sherlock52’ Nasa who took down the event for INR 63,000. Runner up in the event was Shravan ‘FishStars’ Chhabria.
The 3 Lac guaranteed Deepstack Freezeout event was the third event of the day and roped in 170 entries taking the total prize pool to INR 3.4 Lac. Heads up play saw ‘JDBhaiya’ and ‘mafiamessi’ battle it out for a prize of INR 68,000, and it was finally ‘JDBhaiya’ who came out on top.
The 15 Lac guaranteed main event warm up was the highlight of the day and attracted 171 entries (+121 re-entries). Pole position in this event rewarded INR 3 Lac, and it was ‘pagla’ who defeated ‘AilaGaya’ heads up to take it down.
The final event of the day was the 2 Lac guaranteed turbo Rebuy/Add-on event and roped in a field of 90 players. Tournament regular Abhinav ‘griezmann’ Iyer defeated ‘lilmessi’ heads up to take down the event for INR 48,000, securing some valuable Leaderboard points in the process.
Congratulations to all the winners of Day 5.
Day 6- the final day of the PokerBaazi Premier League Winter’17 Edition, kicks off at 2pm today and is headlined by the Main Event with a whopping guarantee of INR 60 Lac! Stand a chance to win a ticket to the event by taking part in satellite tournaments running throughout the day on the gaming client.
With one day to go, the race for the Leaderboard is getting heated up, and official standings will be determined after today’s events. Check out the complete schedule along with the Leaderboard standings in the links below:
Fantasy League: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/fantasy-leaderboard#
Good luck to all the Baazigars for Day 6!
Day 4 of the PokerBaazi Premier League Winter Edition concluded yesterday and was highlighted by the 25 LAC PLO Highroller. Let’s take a look at yesterday’s action:
The 1 LAC guaranteed Deepstack turbo event was the first of the evening, and roped in 169 unique entries (with 202 re-entries), taking the total prize pool to a little under 1.3 LAC. Heads up action saw ‘glass_2016’ defeat ‘AndyBeal’ for the title and a prize of INR 25,970.
The 2 LAC guaranteed Rebuy/Add-on event was next, and attracted a field of 104 players (176 rebuys). Pole position in this event rewarded INR 48,000, and it was tournament regular Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar who beat ‘spiboy314’ heads up and recorded his first win of the PPL Winter Edition.
This was one of the more popular events of the day, and recorded a field of 138 players fighting for the title and a first place prize of INR 1,78,080. The final table of the event boasted a star studded line-up, including Eka Vedantham, Vidwath Shetty, Nishant Sharma, Vivek Rughani, Abhishek Rathod, Amit Sur, Apaar Gautam and tournament regulars ‘bisadip176’ and ‘checkraised’. It was eventually Eka who finished on top of the field, with Vidwath and Nishanth finishing second and third respectively.
The biggest event of the day, this event attracted a field of 128 players and featured a whopping 5.5 LAC for first place! Eka Vedantham had a brilliant day at the office yesterday with yet another win in this PLO Highroller event. After nearly 10 hours of grueling poker, the heads up battle saw Eka defeat ‘vishaltulsyan’ for the title.
The 2 LAC guaranteed turbo 6-max Rebuy/Add-on event was the last of the evening, and roped in a field of 116 players. ‘ChubbyGhost’ continues his good performance this PPL with yet another win, defeating ‘BAZIGAAR’ heads up for the title and a sweet score of INR 48,000.
Congratulations to all the winners of Day 4!
Day 5 kicks off today at 3pm and will be headlined by the 15 LAC guaranteed Main Event Warm Up Event.
Check out the complete schedule along with the Leaderboard standings in the links below:
Fantasy League: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/fantasy-leaderboard
Good luck to all the Baazigars for Day 5!