Roy ‘The Boy’ Brindley, one of Europe’s most successful Hold'em tournament players, is here to help raise your poker game
|maximise your chances by playing winning strategies and ensuring you’re only ever in the pot when you’ve got a very good chance of taking it down|
What do you need to play winning poker? Patience and the ability to outwit your opponents are key attributes, but above all else, poker’s a game of skill. It’s the reason the same names win big year after year.
You can split players roughly into two camps: those who have the above attributes and are lured back through the thrill of victory and financial gain; and the less successful players – invariably losers in the long run – who play for fun and in the vain hope of getting lucky. Put the two together and you’ve got a recipe for a fine game of cards.
Obviously you want to make sure you’re in the winning group. And, while you can’t completely remove the element of luck, you can maximise your chances by playing winning strategies and ensuring you’re only ever in the pot when you’ve got a very good chance of taking it down.
Every month I’ll take you through specific elements which will improve your all-round game, starting with the basics of Texas Hold’em. Always play with these rules in mind and you’re in with a good chance of seeing your bankroll steadily creep up.