Emma Oosthuizen
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Poker is not a very difficult game to learn, despite popular belief. It involves using your mind to focus and planning a strategy that helps you to win. Even the best players know that with a little strategy, it is easier to win than one may think. So how do you ensure that you get the odds onto your side? Well, there are a few tips to keep in mind the next time you go online to play poker.

Your first port of call should be to consider the hand you want to get. Going for flush or a straight involves getting considering how possible it is to get the five cards you need. If you already have four of those cards, or all five, your chances are elevated. Be very careful when going all in on a flush or straight as the chances are that another player will have a better hand than you. Though some may tell you that these are the best hands to bet on, the experts know that your chances are only about 33% of actually getting those hands.

Also important to keep in mind is the drawing of the cards. You should only draw cards when you know what hand you are trying to achieve. Be sure to keep your game face on, as if you don’t get the cards you wanted, you may have to pretend you did anyway.

The best poker strategy to keep in mind, whether playing online or in a physical casino is that you should have a betting limit. Set yourself a limit of how much you want to spend and when you reach it, simply stop. You may be feeling as though your luck is about to change, but this is seldom the case and you may find yourself in some serious debt, rather than being the big winner. Also set yourself a win limit. This means that when you get to the win you want, you will quit while you’re ahead. In this way, you will always come out a winner and can play again and again.