Poker is easy, but takes a lifetime to master – Is playing poker easy or difficult? Overall, in fact. It’s easy to learn how to play. You can do this in 15-20 minutes with any poker guru, or just by reading about it in a poker book. But that won’t make you a winner. It takes real skill – skill – to come home with more money in your pocket when you get to work. There are many skills involved. It makes the game a little tricky – difficult.
Whether you aspire to be a successful doctor, lawyer, teacher, entrepreneur (or woman) or professional athlete, skills are essential. It takes a lot of effort – it’s not easy; difficult – to be successful.
Most Important – Early Hand Selection: You have been dealt two hole cards. Should you invest to see failure? Is this a worthy start? There’s a lot to consider: Are your two cards worth high enough? Are they paired, connector and / or matched?
Other factors to consider: your wager bet – early, mid or late; has the opponent risen before you? If so, what kind of player is he – tight, loose, aggressive, passive, deceptive? How many live in the pot? Starting hand selection can be difficult, but it is very important.