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Poker Strategy - Four Key Poker Skills

Thinking Like a Poker Player

Poker pros are commonly described as tight and aggressive: "These poker pros do not play many hands, but when they play them, they play them like they had the nuts."

That's a nice general description, but it doesn't say much. And it's not even totally right about no-limit games, since a solid, loose-aggressive player is a person to be feared. Thus, I think when people say a player is tight-aggressive and therefore good, I really think they mean that the player has mastered four critical elements of poker.

#1. Math skills

#2. Discipline

#3. Psychological Skills

#4. A Clear Understanding of Risk vs. Reward