Hi, my name is Melissa Powell. And I’m with
Expert Village. We’re going to continue talking
about some player mistakes that are common
to new players to the game of Texas Holdem
and poker in general. One of the biggest mistakes
a player can make is losing patience. Poker
is not a game that you’ll win automatically
the first time that you sit down. You’ve really
got to bide your time. You’ve got to learn
how to bet appropriately and fold appropriately.
It?s all right if you keep folding your hands
until you get an excellent pair of cards that
you know are going to win. So you’ve got to
sit there and make sure that you don’t go
crazy waiting to win a big hand. Just be patient,
keep your cool, and watch the other players.
Make sure that you notice what they are doing,
when they’re folding, when they bet and when
they win. However, another easy mistake you
can easily fall into is copying another player.
If they bet, you bet. If they fold, you fold.
Not a good way to play the game. You’ve got
to make sure that you do your own thing based
on the cards that you have. But, make sure
that you keep an eye on all of the other players,
so that you can kind of guess what their strategy
is. The longer you play, the better you will
be able to tell what another players strategy.
It?s all part of the game and it just takes
time. So remember to be patient, and not to
look too much at the other players. But keep
an eye out and be aware for what they are