Becoming a Professional Poker Player

GSN’s High Stakes Poker is just one of the many poker game shows that made people think its possible to become a professional poker player. Most people watch this card game on their television because they want to become a professional player someday. Would you think it is too ambitious? Well, not really but what is impossible is to become a skilled player overnight. If you really want to have a hot hand on the table then the first thing you should do is watch as many poker games as you can. You should watch first how the professionals do it before you engage yourself in a round of poker.

Playing poker is not only about winning the game. You should not engross yourself too much with your cards only. Once you watch High Stakes Poker of GSN, you will see that the players are not playing by the book. They are taking their time to unravel the game plan of other players. You need to be consistent all the time but not to the extent that you are being too predictable. Watch how professionals do it over and over again and you will pick up their game style in no time.

One name that may sound familiar to you is Gus Hansen. He joined GSN’s High Stakes Poker and he is best remembered with his quads that beaten Daniel Negreanu’s full house. He got a big deal of money out of that close game. He is without a doubt one of the most popular professional poker players worldwide. His game plan is always to be aggressive even if his cards are not really that good. Gus’ consistency makes him very hard to read, which often times gives him the edge.

Daniel Negreanu may have lost to Gus Hansen in one of their meetings in High Stakes Poker at GSN’s network but this guy is also someone to watch out for. This guy is very patient and even more than willing to lose rounds just to find out how the strategy of the other players. However, his strategy does not work all the time especially if the bet is pretty big. Nevertheless, you can give this a try if the bet is just small. In this way, you can find out if your opponent is just bluffing or not. There is no harm in trying but it is still advisable to use good judgment even if this is just a game, after all your money is at stake here.

Even if you already know tidbits of how professional players work on the poker table this is still not enough to call yourself a skilled player. Watching televised poker games is still the best way to hone your skills and GSN got it. Their High Stakes Poker program includes some of the best poker players in the world, which guarantee to give you additional tricks to perfect your skills. Nothing can beat playing the game itself to know if you have already improved. With these two things, you will be unbeatable in poker in no time.


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