What's up guys! Here are the five most crucial traits poker players need to develop in order to become successful in the game. I get asked a variety of this question somewhat often on my livestreams, What's up guys! Here are the five most crucial traits poker players need to develop in order to become successful in the game. I get asked a variety of this question somewhat often on my livestreams, so here's my answer:
Players that are successful in poker have put in hundreds of thousands or millions of hands. They've seen many more situations and have experienced a ton of bad beats, which makes them develop an instinctual edge on the tables, but also in the mental game.
Strong poker players stay in control of their emotions. It's incredibly important to make your decisions based on logic as much as possible. The nature of poker means that you WILL experience many bad beats throughout your carreer.
You will lose having 98% or equity to win the pot. In any case, you have to be able to stay focused and not drift into a volatile state of emotion where you are basing your decision on fear or anger.
You have to be passionate and especially curious about poker strategy. At the end of the day, you have to creatively outsmart your opponents and the strategy they are applying.
You will only stay competitive if you are truly passionate about becoming a great poker player and spending multiple hours every single day constantly improving and thinking about the game.
Poker playres need to be balanced with regards to their confidence and self-reflection. A lot of players with huge egos have come and gone in the world of poker.
You will face a lot of adversity, you have to stay humble but also confident when taking decisions in critical spots. When moving up in stakes, it's important to have the confidence to sit down with better players and make your decisions without fear from your opponents and focus on finding an edge.
Other times you will have to recognize when players are outclassing you and will need to stop playing at that table or move down, don't allow your ego to get in the way because that can become a very expensive lesson.
THE MOST important trait when it comes to being successful at poker is... COMMITMENT. You need the heart to face adversity and difficult times. Crushers don't give up, they keep going like a train with nothing to stop them. You need commitment and ambition to succeed in poker.