Poker Myths and Facts

Just like any other game, poker is known to have myths that have existed over a period of time. Some of them are mere speculations and misconceptions that are not based on true facts. Despite the fact that they cannot be proven has not deterred people including some gamblers from believing in them.

It is still believed by some individuals that this game is played and won based on luck. This is a myth that is not logical considering that every game requires a player to have a specific skill in order to beat his/ her opponents. Without mastering the tactics of the game it would be impossible to win under any given circumstances more so when gambling with those who understand the best approach and moves of the game.

The main strategy that revolves around the whole poker game is the ability of the player to land his hands on the winning cards that are available on the deck. At times the chances of receiving the promising cards are slim. A smart player though can make a turn around in the game by making the right decisions and calculating the exact moves to be made which may have not been identified by another opponent.

It is true sometimes that winning may occur by luck but the player more often has to watch the moves of the other players a. With these details it is possible to adjust the betting technique in order to win.

There's also a myth that you can only be born the famous poker player, and can’t become one, and this statement has no factual foundation. It takes constant mastering of the game tricks and skills in order to sharpen the expertise that is necessary in winning. An individual may understand the game but without practicing the moves it would be impossible for him/ her to make an accurate calculation of the odds.

Believing in the idea that the aggressiveness of a poker player contributes to chances of winning is a pure myth. Taking caution is one of the strategies employed by successful gamblers in order to gain control as well as advantage in the game. Playing aggressively on the contrary can affect the judgment of a person playing, and leads to making poor decisions that may cost him/ her win in the game.

Some still have the notion that the best poker players bluff and this is one of the indicators that one should watch out for in any gambling table. This could be partially true especially if it is a technique used by a gambler to deceive others but it may not be the key to success. However, if it is used strategically this can be a useful winning tool. The myths will always remain but a wise gambler will understand that to maintain a constant degree of success in gambling one has to master the skills. The more time spent in the game the better is the understanding of the moves and tactics, which leads to a more constant win.

Who am I

My name is Roy Bennett. I have a sport column in Chattanooga Times Free Press. Chattanooga, Tennessee is a great city - this is where Ted Turner came from. His life and great deeds inspired me to be a journalist. There was a vacant place in Sports so this is how it all begun. I knew more about all kind of sports and poker is for sure my favorite one.