Are you a college student? And love to play poker? If Yes, then this fall get ready for the insane poker action as you return to your college campus. Super excited? But you also can’t turn a blind eye to your books, assignments and exams in the enticement of winning money in online poker game. The good thing is that poker trains you in many skills that help you in your college studies. With the rising popularity of college home games and increasing number of online poker fans, college and poker make a perfect combo like peanut butter and jelly. And today poker is considered pragmatic for college students as it trains them in micro-management.
Here are some drills that you can learn from playing poker while studying a course in college:-
Managing the Time Efficiently
You may have come across students who quit college to play full-time poker. Such students think they can earn money equal to the size of first-year corporate salary by playing poker. This is just an illusion. Without requisite means and skills in hand, one cannot just give up studies to play poker. Don’t get lured by the reverie of living lavish lifestyle by playing poker full-time. While studying in college you should keep a time slot for playing poker so that it does not affect your grades. Every hour you dedicate to poker increases your academic variance. Initially, you should dedicate lesser number of hours for playing poker, keeping education first. This will help you to get trained in maintaining right balance between game play and academics. Moreover, you should devote more time to studies till the time you realize that poker sites are opened 24*7 and you can play poker in late evening or night – the time when you are not in college. But that doesn’t mean you can play poker full day on weekends keeping aside academic responsibilities for the day. Even on weekends you should at-least keep 3-5 hours a day for studies to keep both your academic and poker schedules optimized.
Managing the Bankroll Productively
While studying in college, poker players hardly spend time on managing their expenses, and this sometimes leave them with empty pockets. In other words, college students have bad spending habits because of which they don’t have money to watch a movie on weekend. Playing poker game helps students to manage their poker bankroll and daily college expenses productively. In this case, you should keep separate bankroll for college and poker as this will enable you to overcome the present-day financial crisis. Proper management of bankroll you do today, will help you in future when you would be grinding money against poker pros in casinos, and taking up financial responsibilities of life.
Manage the Tilt Effectively
College life is full of unlimited ‘joy and sorrow’ moments of examinations, projects, friendship, love, rivalry, etc. During college days, students are not mature enough to deal with ‘so many’ emotional shifts. Thus playing poker while studying in college can help you deal with daily life tilt. When you face a bad beat or bust a bankroll in poker, you try to keep your mind and emotions in control so that it doesn’t affect your personal life. Similarly, you should not ignore but face those unexpected incidents that happen in your college days. This makes you not only a stronger human being but also a stable poker player.
If you train yourself in time management, bankroll management and tilt management, you can not only become a winning poker player but also a stable human being. So, gear up and start working towards managing your time, money and emotions