Reading Poker hands will dramatically increase your win percentages, but learning this skill is not an easy task. It takes hours of play, a good memory and an attentive eye.
Reading poker hands is not most important part of any poker armoury, and it's not very useful for low stakes poker rooms either. Players at this level are not very skilled making them unpredictable and harder to read.
But as you become more experienced and start to move up to higher stakes games you'll begin to find that your opponents will actually be reading your play. And if you don't learn to read their hands you'll be at a big disadvantage.
This skill can only be developed through experience but by following these tips you should be able to accelerate your learning.
How often do you track actions of your opponents, guessing what he is holding begins by reading his bets. Often players forget who actually raised or checked in Flop or Pre-Flop. Keep a close eye on betting in early rounds and use this information to add to in later rounds.
Don't play more than one poker table at a time, you will not be able to follow both games in detail.
Even if you fold pre-flop, don't lose you focus on game. You can pick up some useful bits of information about a particular player's style during this time.