Is poker a game of luck or strategy? Many people consider it to be luck since you are randomly dealt the cards that you hold, while others say it is strategy because you choose the cards you keep and toss those that are of no interest to you. With that being said, it seems fair to say that poker is a game of luck and strategy. Everyone knows that strategy wise, all you have to do is learn more about the world of poker, what cards beat out others, what is the best hand to have and so on. But what about luck? How can a poker player improve their luck?
The answer to this question is yes, a person can somewhat improve their luck. For starters, your table image is something that you have control over. Which means you can use it to your advantage. What you are wearing, how you look, what you say or dont say as well as how you played the last few hands is what people will use to determine your table image. You never want to say too much as that can let the other players be able to read you. Most of those people who are really successful at poker never leave anything personal for the other players to use against them when they are playing. They are literally a blank slate.
Once you have developed a persona at the table, it really all boils down to how you play. If you start off slow and once you have a few hands past you, then start being aggressive. Use this to win against the other players. Chances are they are going to think that you are just bluffing them, mix it up, if they catch you in a bluff once, let them have that. Next time you bluff, make sure that you have the cards to back it up. This will show that you mix things up and that you aren’t predictable, which is the one thing any poker player hates to come up against. You will want to play it cool and calm, never let them see you lose your cool.
What is important to remember is that you really are not creating more luck, you are basically taking advantage of a time and situation in order to reek the benefits of winning. However, if you keep these tips in mind and try to make every situation to your benefit, you will find that you are winning more than losing, and just perhaps you have changed your luck for the best.