What makes a poker player good? This is a tough question. I guess many answers can be raised. I think one of the most important aspects is patience. This can be said about most of the things I suppose. However, when you play online poker, this is a must. Too often, players go crazy and do what they never do in a live game at a traditional casino. When this happens, if you do not show patience, you may find yourself involved in crazy actions, and then, before you know it, declare everything with letters below par. Moreover, you know what this also leads to? Yes, a significant loss of chips, if you did not hit exactly. Maybe, lose all your chips and fly out of the tournament.

If you play a live game, you are sure that you will lose a lot of money

Even if you play in small bets, these foolish moves are enough, and small losses accumulate quickly. With patience, you will raffle these mines, and your bankroll will not get hit, and as a result, the bankroll will remain healthy. At least, healthier than if you played without patience.

How do you develop patience?

First of all, it is not so easy for most people. You are more likely to succeed if you develop some rules to follow during the game. A rule to which to obey is not to play very strong initial cards. These would be minimal pairs, if not in the late position. Average cards that are not of the same suit and are close to each other. One mistake that many players make is the K-9 game. Even when the two cards match, it’s still a great game. More than necessary if they try to keep their stack of chips. If you enter the bank with a marginal hand, you face two dangers. First, surely there will be one or two players with strong cards. Secondly, there will be a player who will do what I notice, and he will be fortunate, and he will receive a map of the river to pick up his hand and squeeze it. If you play marginal hands, sometimes you will be the lucky one. However, you will not have enough to make up for all the losses you’ll incur with shit’s initial hands.


The best thing you can do to help you be patient is to establish some rule regarding which cards you will start according to your position in relation to the button. This is especially true on the Internet since you cannot afford to see your opponents and try to read them to know their intentions or level of strength. The only thing you can do in this area is to try to read and understand the betting schemes. This task is much more difficult than it seems. Some people are good at that, but for the most part, it’s a relatively small group of players who do it. Making sure your initial hands are strong is one of the best ways to develop patience when playing poker online.