Getting ready for the World Series of Poker (WSOP)
If you have qualified for the
you wondering what you should do next? The practical next step would be to
practice. You don't want to make a stupid mistake at the
will knock you out. When you practice for the
World series of poker
keep in mind that practicing will build your confidence to make the right
choices and it will keep you off of the tilt.
Three types of games you need to learn when practicing for WSOP:
First, you need to find a brick and mortar casino and play there for a few days.
You don't need to find a tournament or a no limit game. You just need to get in
the habit of using real chips and improving upon your poker face. If you don't
have a casino around you then you should get some of your buddies to come over
and play some texas holdem with you. Try to keep the beer to a minimum as you
need to have a fresh mind.
If you are a online poker player that never sees a live poker table then you
need to make sure you don't get the jitters when you get to the WSOP. You need
to practice at as many live tables as you can possibly play at, whether it be
friends or casinos. Although there have been a few players that have won WSOP
without even playing a live table ever. Chris Moneymaker played in the 2003
World series of poker and won without ever playing at a live table beforehand. I
would suggest at least two sessions of live poker at the bare minimum though. As
your luck might not be as good as Chris's.
Secondly, try practicing at large multi-table tournaments. You maybe able to
find a few brick and mortar casinos offering these types of tournaments but it
would probably be best to just find some
The World Series of Poker should have over 5,000 poker players. Of course, the
winner will be very lucky to pound out this many poker players, even with the
best skills will be dominated by a lucky hand. To win you need to have lady luck
on your side, be extremely aggressive and be willing to risk all your chips
using one hand to have a chance to win the tournament. Folding your way through
the tournament will only make you lose slower, you must be aggressive and bluff
a few times.
A brick and mortar casino with 100+ players is not large enough a tournament
to get the real feel for the WSOP. This is why we suggest you find some
tournaments to practice with. You frequently be tested with a large online
tournament because the types of situations are ones you will run into at the
World Series of Poker. You will learn the most difficult part of the technical
skills when you play
tournaments, you will need this to win the world championship of poker.
A brick-and-mortar tournament with 100 players will not resemble this type of
tournament as much as a large, online tournament that has thousands of players.
A large, online tournament will put you in the type of situations that you will
frequently see at the WSOP. It will teach you the type of technical skills that
you will need to win the world championship.
Lastly, try finding some good single table tournaments. Getting to the final
table at the WSOP would probably be the luckiest thing that ever happened to you
but if did happen then you need to be prepared. Learning the style of single
table tournaments will help you know the situations that may arise when you are
trying to win the millions of dollars on the table. The first two steps of this
article is more important than this one, but you need to be prepared for
anything that could come your way.
Good luck and godspeed