When PartyPoker descended upon the World Poker Tour Canadian Spring Championship a few days back I wanted to find out what our qualifiers best tips were for successful poker playing. Here’s what I got back.
An Inside Job?
Turns out our friend really_eh has in. When I asked him how he got started in poker he told me well…
“I first started playing about 20 years ago. I was a dealer at the time and at the time, limit poker was the only game around. I ended up as a poker supervisor/manager at Fallsview Casino for 16 years. Over that time you see a lot of play, both good and bad and it was quite educational.”
So can you tell us what you would consider to be your best advice?
1. I think you must master pot and implied odds.
2. Know that a bad fold is better than a bad call, and use a HUD.
3. Never give the fish crap for playing a bad hand. We need them to keep on playing!
4. Most of all, emotional control is the key to winning.
Right now I would just call myself a good amateur. I have qualified for the last two WPT events back to back with Party Poker!
Don’t go breakin’ busterlover heart
Busterlover is a a 2 time first round draftpick in the MLB baseball draft and asked if I could arrange for Kara Scott to be seated at his table. Now I had that out of the way I figured he must know something or two and what his best tips were:
5.Get a monitor
6.Be well rested
8.Wear a lucky hat
9.Listen to your favorite music
Splice42 a big sci-fi fan couldn’t remember exactly when he started playing poker only it was a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….okay the galaxy bit I added for effect, but the tips are all his:
12.Position. Those are the 3 most important right there!
13.Manage your bankroll properly: don’t play with money you can’t afford to lose, and play limits and buyins that are a small fraction of your total bankroll (5% or less).
14.Finally, focus on making good decisions and don’t be results-oriented. If you make good decisions, over time you will get the money.
Finally tazman014 cut straight to the chase with his final tips
15.Start small stakes and work your way up
16.Play consistent no matter the stakes
17.Learn from your mistakes
18.Be professional and not derogatory to other players
19.Watch and read as much poker books and videos as you can
20.Try different plays and see what works best for you.
Final Table Action
These guys all qualified to play in Montreal via the best poker site in the galaxy, yep PartyPoker. What’s even better is we’ll be showing the entire Live Stream of the Final Table of the World Poker Canadian Spring Championships right here on the blog, so stay tuned for even more poker greatness!