4 Reasons Professional Poker is harder than It Looks

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Poker is fun yet tricky to play. Although there are many real money poker players who have played professionally for years now and love it, but that life is nothing like you probably think. 

Forget luck, it is all about bluffing 

Real poker India pros like to call themselves sharks, actively hunting for minnows in the poker seas. Sounds like an exciting, adrenaline-charged life, right? Not quite. As a pro, you’re not constantly attacking the weak players hand after hand after hand. If you are, you’re guaranteed to go broke. Instead, you sit and wait for the right moment to strike. Many people are of the opinion that poker is all about reading facial expressions, but it’s actually all about math. 

It needs years of tedious study 

As part daily routine, the pro players scour poker real money forums, discussing strategy with other serious players, pros and amateurs alike. They spend hours every day reviewing and analysing the hands they’ve played — a daunting task, given that they each play over 100,000 hands every month. 

Just when you start to get good, you lose everything 

This is a well-known phenomenon among aspiring pros. No, the way to make money at poker games online is to check your ego and play only at the limits you know you can beat. And when you feel ready to move up, you have to make sure you’ve built up a strong enough bankroll — and properly fortified your balls, to withstand a substantial losing streak. 

You become immune to bad luck 

Poker teaches you humility, emotional control and, most of all, patience. You realize that life in general is one big game of chance that you can kind of sort of control, but often is subject to just plain dumb luck, and that life is about how you react to that luck. To use a horribly tired metaphor that’s actually appropriate here, you learn that life will deal you a shitty hand every now and then. But when it does, you just have to toss the cards aside and wait for the next hand to come your way. The game goes on. 

Happy playing!