Poker strategy essays
Hanging on to your poker chips:
What to do when you've won
We all have good days and bad days
at the game of poker. Still, if you're not at least
a little bit careful, an extremely good day where
you find yourself amassing entire poker chip sets
can turn into a gigantic disappointment or, worse,
a disastrous reversal that might wind up costing you
more than the worst cold streak. Below are two tips
for protecting your winnings should you hit the mother
Watch Out for Casino Lowlifes
The vast majority of people who frequent card clubs
are as law abiding as anyone. Nevertheless, the presence
of large sums of money can draw questionable characters.
Robbers have been known to single out large winners
after they've cashed in an enormous amount in poker
chips. If you've just made a big score, perhaps through
an incredible hot streak, or perhaps you've hit one
of the "bad beat" jackpots many card clubs have, and
you're forced to carry a truly large amount of cash,
don't be afraid to be a bit extra careful. Attentive
employees may ask you if you'd like security to escort
you to your car or cab, and you should definitely
take them up on it. However, if they don't, and your
winnings have caused an obvious scene, don't be afraid
to request some help from the casino security staff.
After all, that's what they are there for.
Don't Be Your Own Worst Enemy
Making a very large score at poker can turn ordinarily
sensible people into, very literally, gambling fools.
If you've mainly played poker at home with decks that
have seen better days and old, cheap
poker chip sets no upscale card club would
touch, suddenly making thousands of dollars in a casino
or online on a series of hands can make you feel infallible.
The bad news is that, big score or not, you are still
the same fallible human being you were when you walked
into the card club or went online. Don't suddenly
make large and reckless bets. In fact, one of the
best favors you can do for yourself after a really
big win is to take a break and actually enjoy your
victory. Maybe you should splurge with a superb meal
at your favorite gourmet restaurant for you and someone
special. It might come as a shock after a big win,
but there's more to life than poker.
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