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The Psychological Side Of Being a Poker Winner - Part 2

by Marvin Karlins, Ph.D |  Published: Apr 25, 2018


“The most likely candidate to beat you at the table is yourself.” In the first part of this two-part article, I presented the first three of eight critical psychological keys to enhance your winning chances at the poker table. They were: (1) Follow the “BMW” approach to drive yourself to victory (Bag, get in the Money, Win the tournament); (2) Focus on being the best you can be, not the best there is, when it comes to playing poker and (3) Try not to make mistakes, but when you do, put them behind you and move forward. Below are the final five keys to keep that all-important mental edge on your side of the table. (4) Never play poker unless your desire to do so is strong! Poker is a hard way to make easy money. Even the best players lose far more often than they win. The hours are ...

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