How to Improve at Poker

How to Improve at Poker


With a little bit of study any person can become a decent poker player. However, if you want to win more than break even then it’s going to take some time. In order to start winning at the game you need to make some changes in how you view it and approach it. Those changes can lead to you becoming a winning poker player.

In poker a hand is played in several rounds. The first round starts when the dealer deals each player 2 cards. After everyone checks for blackjack (a pair of 3s) the betting begins. Each player has the opportunity to say hit, stay, or double up on a card they believe increases their value.

When it’s your turn to act you can call a bet (put chips in the pot equal to the amount that the player before you put in). You can also raise the stakes by saying “raise,” or drop out of the hand by saying “fold.”

To improve at poker you need to learn how to read players. You can do this by studying how the pros play. However, it’s best to find players that are winning at the same level as you and form a group chat or meet weekly to talk through difficult decisions. Doing so will give you insights into the different strategies and help you learn the game faster. You can also read poker strategy books. However, they’re not always up to date and it’s important that you try to read books published in the last few years.