Could poker and especially online poker be one of the most misunderstood games in history? Many people think there is too much mystery, hype, and secrecy attached to this game when really it is all about getting the best hand. There is no esotericism surrounding online poker and there are many myths out there regarding poker and poker players.
Myth number one
Many people think that ace poker players bluff often. This may not always be true, though. Bluffing is fun and it is an important strategy but the best poker players do not bluff much more than regular ones.
Myth number two
Some people believe that they would have better luck if they change the site they play on. This won’t help at all: every online casino uses random number generators so it is unlikely that players would experience any real, testable luck at a particular casino.
Myth number three
There is a big concern that bots can play as well, or better than, humans. This is definitely not true for poker, though it may be true for games such as chess.
Myth number four
There’s a comforting phrase that many bust poker players have heard over the years – Don’t worry, everyone goes bust from time to time.
While the sentiments are good, the philosophy and accuracy behind it aren’t as good: not every poker player goes bust and not every player loses money with every game.
Myth number five
Have you ever heard someone say that they consistently lose when they play against a bad player? This is another one of those myths that refuse to die. It is not true that one’s luck can change for the worse when playing against a bad player.
Myth number six
It is truly unbelievable that there are still people who believe poker requires no skill whatsoever. Strategy and skill are what make poker the game it is. It isn’t possible to play a decent game of poker without invoking the strategy and skill twins.
Myth number seven
The best player always wins. This may be one of the nicest myths out there. The best player, just as the best athlete or the best debater, doesn’t always win. It’s probably unpalatable to the great poker players but if nothing else, it should give mediocre and bad players the hope they need to beat the great ones.