Last week I spent some time looking at betting web sites because I wanted to learn how to play poker. I could have just looked at some videos online about how to play the game, but I figured that the best way would be to learn hands by doing it hands on. I would have to place bets with each game that I paid, which would give me even more of an incentive to not lose. Every lost game would be money taken out of my pocket, which would mean that I would be left with more of a loss and it would be frustrating.
The first few games were pretty rough for me, as I was losing badly. I thought the games would be a little easier, but the people that I was playing against were too tough for me to beat. I was beginning to wonder if the players were secretly pro players who were pretending to be amateur players just to get some easy wins against a bunch of people who didn’t know the game that well. Although the losses were bad, I didn’t let them stop me. I played a little bit more and made a note of what hands were able to beat my hands. All of the playing and observation eventually paid off for me.
When I finally had my first win against another player, it was one of the best experiences I ever had. All of the games that I lost had prepared me by teaching me a little more each time. The game was more clear to me and I could figure out what moves to make to turn a seemingly bad hand into a good one. I’m not as good as a pro player, but I can at least play well enough to win money.