Bad hands happen as well as losing streaks, and for all you Poker players there are times when you have to let the emotion subside, and fold. So, how do you know when you should fold and when you should call? You know your cards and which hands you should fold on.
New players need to remember that when they fold pre-flop, it doesn’t cost you anything. A pre-flop fold is done once you are dealt your two cards. If your initial play is a pre-flop fold, you don’t lose any money. Also, for all players, never be afraid to fold, it isn’t a “losing” on your end; it is simply a bad hand which is leading nowhere.
Get to know your cards. Study the cards at the table. Think of each card that is dealt as a letter and file the card mentally into a file cabinet. This will help you to determine the potential a hand can bring you.
Poker does require discipline and a player must have total control of their emotions at all times. Failure to have control of your emotions will result in failure to have control of your game. Be smart and play wise!