If you're an avid poker player who often finds it difficult to improve your game - you seem to have the best strategy, you seem to have the best moves, but in the end you always lose - here are some practical tips to help you improve your poker strategy today.

Reduce your number of hands.

It may not be an obvious fact, but it's a mathematical one nonetheless. It's all a question of probabilities: the more hands you play, the more you reduce your overall winning percentages. So the best thing to do is limit yourself to playing strong hands as much as possible. What's more, limiting your hands will protect your style from analysis by your opponents. Too many hands could reveal your style and make you predictable.

Stay 100% focused while you play

This means avoiding distractions as much as possible. To the best of your ability, try to keep your room tidy and adapted, switch off your phone and your applications, and don't forget to get enough sleep. In general, your brain will be negatively influenced if you lack concentration and are in the wrong environment.

Surround yourself with better players to learn faster.

The advantage of playing alongside more experienced players is that you're like a sponge, ready to absorb the information you receive. And if these players are also motivated, this will boost your motivation even more on an emotional level. So you can go and meet these players on forums or even face-to-face, just be open-minded.

You have to take notes and copy from the best in the world.

If you're passionate about poker, that means you need to know what's going on around the world. You need to know who the best poker players in the world are, what their strategies are and simply copy what they're doing. Taking notes on every video or tutorial you watch is a great way of doing this, because you don't want to reinvent the wheel.

You need to set achievable goals

Setting goals means being as specific as possible about your short-, medium- and long-term objectives. This will enable your brain to focus automatically on this objective, and you will naturally put yourself in the conditions required to achieve it. As you can see, it's all about determination.

If you're disciplined and apply these practical tips on a daily basis, you can be sure that you'll start to see progress. All you have to do is trust yourself and take action.

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