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How to manage your luck in poker

Almost every poker player has faced complaints about bad luck. A bad deck of cards, the wrong hand, the wrong place or table – you can think of dozens of excuses for losing. Do you recognize yourself? We tell you how to stop complaining and start to manage your luck in poker.


No professional poker player will confirm the fact that an RNG (random number generator), a place or a table can affect the outcome of the game. Complaining about such formalities is not just stupid; regular crying about your failures does not affect the results in the best way.

In most cases, regular complaints lead to two outcomes: either your opponents will take advantage of your weakness, or these same weaknesses will lead you to the quick distribution of chips. In any case, the result will be one – a loss (downswing).

Unsuccessful games should be treated a little differently. It is worth accepting that losses, like winnings, are part of the game that even professional players face. To play plus regularly, you need to analyze each hand and study all aspects of poker.

In addition, it is worth understanding that poker refers to dispersion games – games of luck.

“Poker is a combination of luck and skill. People think that it is most difficult to master all the subtleties of skill, but they are wrong. The main thing is to subdue luck. This is a whole philosophy. Understanding luck is a philosophy, and some will never comprehend it. This is what distinguishes poker from other games. That’s why everyone keeps coming back to the gaming table, “writes Jesse May in the book “Shut Up and Deal”.

Agree; if the outcome of the hand depended solely on skill, the process would be somewhat similar to chess. Hardly anyone would have played online poker for money for a long time. Definitely, the luck factor plays a big role.

The idea of Jesse May is that a poker player should subdue luck. To do this, you do not need to look back and complain about a series of losses constantly. It is much better to direct these unpleasant memories to the analysis of failures. Think about it, could you have played differently? What move caused the downswing, and why did the opponent win? Remember, you need to analyze the game in order not to make mistakes in the future and develop your own tactics for the game.

Luck is an integral part of the game. Think positively and play smart poker, then you will definitely subdue your luck and open up limitless possibilities of the game.

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