3 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid in an Offline Poker Tournament

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3 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid in an Offline poker Tournament
November 1st, 2019 12:20

1- Too Much Bluffing

Bluff only after carefully considering each and every aspect which can influence your decision such as opponent’s skill-set and experience, table position, table image, bet size, etc. Bluffing too often makes you easily predictable. Your decision to run a bluff in an offline tournament should be based on the situation on the table. Don’t do it just because everyone else is doing it.

2- No Control On Emotions

Negative emotions like anxiety, anger, and frustration can divert your attention from the game and put you on “tilt”. It is crucial to thinking rationally to ensure taking the best decisions and prevent yourself from losing more chips. If you want to be a successful poker player, learn how to keep your cool whenever you face unexpected situations on the table and maintain control over emotions effectively.

3- Playing Too Many Starting Hands

Many players usually make the grave mistake of getting carried away and bleed chips by playing too many starting hands. NEVER get impatient and enter the pot with poor starting hands without considering the quality of the cards, table position, and stake size with the expectation of hitting the flop. Play tight and fold average/weak hands when you are in the ‘blinds’ position.

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