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Since the night of times, the man always was attracts by the play. From this passion comes which transcends the borders, the religions and the cultures? What pushes the man has to thus risk its to have in the hope to carry out an unspecified profit? Why a dollar gained with the green table seem does to have more value with the eyes of the player than a dollar for which it worked? The extras to gain does the setting with a weak hand compensate for frustration to lose with a very strong hand? Who knows? Perhaps that while playing, the man tests the feeling to control his destiny. Perhaps this is also the pleasure of overcoming the probabilities or, quite simply, that of gaining money at the expense of its adversaries. But a fact remains: play is part integral of life of man and if it is a play which incarnates this reality, it is well the poker.

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 Poker Money Management Technique

Money Management

Serious poker cannot be played without money. Unless cash or something of monetary value backs up the chips, such principles of poker as the bluff lack force. Some philosophical gamblers-Nick the Greek, for one-have said that money should be important only as a means of keeping score. Even so, the score in poker is reckoned not by a tally of the pots a player has won during a session but by the amount of capital he has gained or lost. The importance of money management becomes apparent when you consider that it's possible to lose dozens of hands and still come out ahead when you finally do win one. In poker, you can come out ahead over the long haul even if, by some quirk of probability, you do not catch your fair share of good cards. Such a victory over chance is possible because you don't have to spend your capital, other than a small ante, on poker hands that do not figure to win.

Important Rule of Money Management

Without question, conserve capital during play is the most important rule in money management. The steadfast winner doesn't piddle away his chips on sorry hands. He refuses the temptation to "see one more card," as the saying goes in poker games across the land. He doesn't "call because it's cheap" unless he has the odds in his favor. I know one player who often makes a few loose calls during the early rounds of betting because, as he puts it, "I need a project." Sure, a few chips tossed in while it's cheap to play don't seem like much at the time; but over the hours they determine whether you go home winner or loser, and over the years they add up to a considerable pile of cash. Another important rule in money management is conserve your capital after the poker session is over. Far too many poker online players squander their winnings. Easy come, easy go. If they win $500, they feel free to buy that new sofa for the wife; if they lose $500 during the next session, they may well find themselves sleeping on it for the next few nights. So, whenever you have a good run of cards, remember that they will cool off sooner or later.

Operating Money at Bank

Wise players keep a poker kitty-preferably a separate bank account-and operate on a sound money management basis. A good rule of thumb is to lose no more than 5 percent of your poker capital at anyone session. Most players aren't going to have that much capital to tie up for poker, so 10 or even 20 percent is a reasonable figure. Take 10 percent for the purpose of illustration. If you have a playing capital of $1000, you can lose no more than $100 10 one poker sessions. If you do lose the $100 stake, your total poker capital is reduced to $900; therefore, you could lose no more than $90 during the next session. But if you win $140 during the next session, your capital has mounted to $1040. Assuming that $1000 is ~enough .capital for your game (which of course depends on the betting limits and pace), then you have a $40 surplus. Feel free to spend this $40 in any way you see fit, but it is best to work toward some worthwhile goal. It would be possible for a player to stick to the 10 percent rule until he lost so much of his capital that he would not have an adequate stake for his game. In this case, he is probably bucking superior players and should find another game option with lower limits and poorer players. If the lower limit action doesn't appeal to him, he should nevertheless stick with it until he builds up his capital and improves his skill enough to take of the big boys again.

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