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Poker. The game of kings. A game where in just a matter of minutes you can win or lose it all.
We’ve all dabbled with it – but what does it take to really excel in the realms of this incredibly appealing collection of card games?
Professional poker player and online superstar, Daniel Negreanu, who recently competed at the PokerStars’ Championship in Barcelona, explained that before deciding you want to play poker you need to know what you want from poker.
Check out our interview with Daniel below where he reveals all:
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In the clip, Daniel explains:
You just want it [poker] as a hobby, you want to have fun with it? Great. If you want to be a professional and you really want to take this seriously, understand that you are going to have to sacrifice 10-12 hours a day, not just playing but also studying.
There’s so many free options. You can play online at PokerStars for very little amounts of money or even play money until you get your feet wet.
You can watch Twitch and you can watch a guy like Jason Somerville talk through the hands.
There are many ways to study today that were not available to players like myself so take advantage of the players that have already done it and they’ll give you the road map.
So hard work, determination, and be clear on what it is you want to achieve from poker.
But this isn’t the first time Daniel has offered up his tips. Just last month we reported on his advice to beginners on how to win big money. And as a literal poker star who’s pocketed over $32,000,000 from poker tournaments alone, he’s probably worth listening to.
As you can see in the video above, Daniel focussed on the aspect of reading people in order to see through them – an ability, he says, we all have from a very young age but seldom use when we get older.
It’s certainly worked for him – and I know for sure I’ll be taking up his advice the next time i’m having a ‘fun’ game of poker with my mates.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.