Amateur vs. Professional Poker Players

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The second difference betweenrepparttar amateur and professional What isrepparttar 116156 second difference? Is there another difference?

The professional players have excellent poker skills, starting hand selection, flop play, readingrepparttar 116157 other players, knowing when to bluff, when to call, when to get out ofrepparttar 116158 way. But then again, so dorepparttar 116159 amateurs we see atrepparttar 116160 final table.

Of course there is “dead money” at these tournaments, but can anyone make a legitimate argument that all because someone fixes teeth duringrepparttar 116161 day that he or she is a lesser poker player at night?

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Time to giverepparttar 116165 amateurs some credit?

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Poker Lessons at the Table

Written by Keith Freeman

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If a player is happily losing his money to those who put inrepparttar time to learnrepparttar 116155 game, please continue to allow them to do so!

You'll notice I said fair to average players make this mistake. A good player knows which side his bread is buttered on, and even when he's been sucked out on a few times, knows that it's a good table as long asrepparttar 116156 sucker is there.

If you're tilting, take a break. One ofrepparttar 116157 biggest “session“ mistakes you can make is runningrepparttar 116158 suckers off. Who wants to trade quarters withrepparttar 116159 other tight wads? If you runrepparttar 116160 weak player off with your derision, you've most likely hurt your profit forrepparttar 116161 night. If, God forbid, he takes your advice and learns how to play, then you've lost a potential source of income for life.

Catch and Release guys!

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