Practicing For WSOP

Tue, 03 Jun 2008 01:18

Practicing For WSOP

Wsop practice and become a better poker player.

You gave your best just to qualify for the World Series of Poker (WSOP). You either brought out a really huge amount of money or you struggled to win every game in the WSOP satellite. Congratulations! Although this seems like a great reason to drink wine, dance, celebrate, and just be merry, you must also realize that this is just the beginning of a bigger event that you must work hard for. As others will put it, there is another bigger step waiting to be conquered.  

You must open your eyes to the truth that you have to really work hard for the WSOP. This does not mean that you should bury the happiness you gained from finally being qualified for WSOP. This simply means that you have to seriously prepare for your next big game. Playing against veteran poker players at the WSOP is not easy and undergoing practice will certainly give you some confidence that will help you think well during the game.

1. Expose Yourself to Poker
In order to be good at something, you have to love that something. In poker, you will be able to do better if you enjoy the game. More than other things, your primary motivating factor in playing should be the enjoyment you get from actually playing the game. You have to enjoy poker. You have to love poker.  

One way of learning to love the game is to be exposed to it. One reason why veteran players are really great it's because they have been playing poker almost all their lives. What a novice like you should do is to expose yourself to poker games. Since most beginners are used to online poker rooms, it is advisable to try playing in conventional casinos. This will allow you to be familiar with live poker games and with holding genuine poker chips.   

2. Learn from the Experts
The greatest people in this world did not learn everything on their own. Even the great Aristotle learned from his mentor Plato. The key to becoming better is by learning from the experiences of other people. You must apply this to your poker trainings. Watch the moves of the professional poker players. Watch televised poker tournaments and observe and analyze the strategies and moves of the players. Study these strategies and decide whether you can apply them in your own game.

3. Play! Play! Play!  
There is no other way to improve yourself in a certain activity than doing it regularly. If you want to be a good cook, you have to cook different kinds of meal everyday. If you want to be a great singer, you have to practice several songs constantly. If you want to win an event at the WSOP, you have to practice playing poker on a regular basis. Playing poker continually will allow you to get used to the game and will help you come up with your own poker strategies. You can rehearse by playing poker games with your friends or by playing in online poker rooms.  

You worked hard to get that WSOP seat. Now you have to double your effort to do great in the actual WSOP game.