Being Patient While Playing Poker

John Mehaffey - November 24, 2012

There is one trait that all successful poker players have. That trait is patience. Even if a poker player in not born with patience, successful players must learn it to be a consistent winner.

Patience comes in several forms at the poker table. It is especially important while playing live poker. Brick and mortar poker requires the patience due to its slow speed. Another issue with brick and mortar poker that takes some patience is dealing with the other players. This could be players that take their time on every action, talk nonstop, try to angleshoot or are otherwise annoying. It can be too tempting to get off your quality game due to these distractions or try to make the game more exciting by playing more hands than you should.

Online poker presents its own challenges. The game is faster but after a while it too will seem slow. There may be a temptation to speed up the game by playing more than one table but that temptation should be resisted. New YourPokerCash players should start out playing just one table at a time and concentrate fully on that game until you are comfortably beating the games. New players need to learn the poker software and often learn the game too. Playing only one table is the way to do this.

Playing one table can be slow. While online poker plays two to three times faster than a live game it can still seem like a grind. There can be a temptation to play too many hands to alleviate the boredom. This is not the road to winning.

Another problem an impatient player runs into is playing house games. Players sometimes decide to take a gamble on a fast paced game like blackjack or video poker. This is a terrible mistake and has cost countless poker players their bankroll. Remember that if you lose your YPC bankroll in the poker room’s online casino then you will not qualify for another free bankroll from us again. If you feel that you may be tempted to play casino games at your online poker room then you can contact the poker room’s support and get them to block you from casino games without blocking you from poker.

Poker requires discipline and patience. There are a lot of pitfalls along the way that can present a challenge to players, especially those that are new to poker. Learn to be patient, play only premium hands, make well thought out calls and bets and walk by those house games and you will be well on your way to being a winner.