Whether you’re a novice or an experienced pro, you’ll probably agree that keeping a poker session on track is not easy. Some days you can easily focus on the task at hand, while others you’ll just feel like you’re playing solitaire instead of getting your money-making game on.
If you’re not able to stay focused and finish a session, then you might need to work on your poker discipline.
Know When to Hold ‘Em
First of all, you need to know when to hold ‘em, and when to fold ‘em. If you’re not able to differentiate between the two, then you might end up losing more cash than you’d like.
The Sense of a Winning Hand
In order to develop poker discipline you won’t want to fall into the trap of thinking you have a shot at winning every hand. This leads to an inability to stop checking your cards and getting taken advantage of time and time again.
Instead, the goal is to get a sense for when you’re not likely to win a particular hand.
What you’re looking for is an answer like “probably not” or “probably”. This is the point where you know you’re done playing that particular hand, and it’s time to move on to the next.