Developing your Personal Style
Individuals from around the world come together every day and play the interesting and fun game of poker. Throughout your playing career you will encounter many different styles of play and you will be tested in every game. When playing and developing your game, it is important to figure out exactly what you’re good at and develop a style of play that plays to your strengths. Many things can go wrong if you try to play a style that doesn’t suit your strengths and the worst case is that you could lose a lot of money by experimenting too much.
The first step in trying to evaluate your style of play is to examine your own personality outside of poker. If you’re an introvert who doesn’t socialize very much, you may want to explore a more reserved style of play. By playing reserved your chance of long-term survival in any game from tournaments all the way to friendly games will be enhanced.
If you’re an extrovert in your everyday life you might want to consider a more risky style of play. This style of poker matches people who are thrill seekers or otherwise adventurous people. Although this style of play is exciting, it is especially dangerous. Playing a style that is too risky without balancing it with a small amount of conservative play could lose you a large amount of money you can’t afford to lose.
The next way you can develop your style of play is by simply playing lots of poker and trying to pinpoint the things you do well and the things you do often. This method may take longer but it is sometimes more effective than the methods previously mentioned.
In the end, no matter how you evaluate and build your style of play, make sure you have a certain level of comfort every time you sit at a poker table.