No matter how good you are at the game of poker, what matters is how you perform when you are at the tables. One of the most important things which you have to keep reminding yourself all the time is the strength of the opponents. The potential of the opponent is as important as your own potential. If you thing that your opponent is stronger than you, make sure that you know all their strengths. This will give you an upper hand over them and will provide you with the chance to win the game. If your opponents are not as strong as you are, you have to play on their weaknesses and make sure that they are beneficial to you.
Never rush the decision making; this would surely lead to a wrong decision and the wrong time and may be the reason for you to leave the tables. One should take his own time and not compromise the situation for the benefit of the opponent. Concentration is the key to winning and your focus should be on the game and nowhere else. This would provide you with the benefit of understanding the stakes and making it work to your advantage.
What is going on in your head should not be reflected in your attitude and you should be stone faced throughout the entire game. Think beforehand so when your turn comes, you are clear of what you have to do. As the turn moves from one person to another, you should be able to predict the moves. This would give you an upper edge from other players. The behavior of your opponents would show their strengths and weaknesses and you have to take the game from there on. If you have all the right information about all the players, you can make sure that you get to win the game because of your prior information and current observation.
Every aspiring poker player should have heard, one way or another, of the legendary Danish poker player Gus Hansen .
Before becoming pro poker players, the famous Dane started by playing several games as an exchange student in Santa Cruz, CA. Aggressive, brazen, and brash, Hansen became famous due to his loose and unpredictable gaming style.
Winner of 2010 No Limit Hold’em High Roller Heads-Up event in the World Series of Poker Europe, three World Poker Tour open tournaments, the 2007 Aussie Millions main event – the list of achievements of the 39-year-old poker prodigy is endless. Read more »
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After the 30th international main event of the WSOP in 2010, Theo Jorgensen made it to the 30th position in the standings table. The professional poker player from Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark had nearly a 2 million chip hold advance against the oppositions after the 6th day of the tournament. He is not new to the game, having started in 1990s, and is one of the leading poker players from Denmark. He had been all around the world, travelling extensively and playing poker. But he took the international tournament poker seriously in 2004 when he got into the big league. He made his entry a huge one by winning a U.S. $ 5000 round in a tournament held in Las Vegas.
Since that splash he made at the 2004 Las Vegas tournament, he has one of the most prolific and consistent players to arrive out of Europe, and not only Denmark. Till this date, he has earned over U.S. $ 2.3 million in his career. Also between the years 2007 to 2010, that is in those three years he had found his peak in all the tournaments held outside the United States of America, particularly winning the ones held in France and the United Kingdom (Britain). Being the champion of these prestigious tournaments brought him up in the open in the world map.
In 2007, he started out by reaching the finals of the WSOP, that too in both versions, which were held in Europe and Las Vegas respectively. In the year 2008, he won the pot Omaha limit event, by defeating the famous Sorel Imperium Mizzi, who is known as a prop in Titan poker, and two others to win the gold bracelet in that tournament. In May of 2010 he became the undisputed champion of the WPT, and reached his career high.