In Poker Online Playing Badly Can Help You Win

 ”It is better to make people think you are a bad poker player, then to play and remove all doubt. Don’t play to impress, play to win.” Michael Gersitz

For all you poker players out there who feel confident of your skills going into a game, how about taking a leaf out of Michael Gersitz book and convince players that you’re a bad player when you’re playing poker online, in order to lull them into a false sense of security and then reverse the tables. It’s a tried and tested technique and if you’ve ever seen Paul Newman in the classic pool shark movie, The Hustler, you’ll know exactly how this concept works. If you haven’t I would thoroughly recommend taking a couple of hours out, just to see this great film. It will inspire you to play badly trust me.

This may seem like the opposite of all the advice you’ve ever been given, but if you think about it, then you can actually make a real killing from it. The best way to go about it is to lose enough hands for your competitors to not take you seriously, make sure you’re losing low stakes so you don’t bankrupt yourself! Work out how much you’re willing to lose before hand. Then once it’s got to the point where you’re the laughing stock of the table, wait till you get a decent hand and take everyone all in. Most people will think you’re making a last desperate bid to salvage your pride and will take you on the basis that you’re easy prey, if it works you will have duped them all and the satisfaction of having them think you didn’t know what you were doing will be even bigger than the money you stand to gain! Check back at our poker blog for more hints and tips.