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We can’t say that analyzing is more important than the position. They both are very important. That’s why when you sit at the table you need to watch carefully and analyze the behavior of your opponents as well as your own reactions. It is not easy to do it but you can learn.
The facial expression, gesticulation, the body language can give you a lot of useful information relative to your opponents’ hands. You need to analyze them as well as to learn how to control your reactions since your opponents also will try to read you.
You need to be unpredictable, to change your playing style and not to allow them mislead you. Of course, your opponents will try to mislead you in order to make you take wrong decisions. This is their job. Stone face is not the only way to confuse your opponents. You can give a lot of wrong signals with your body, gestures, eyes etc. So there are certain advantages of playing poker online at an online casino, you are not in the presence of other humans, your poker face is less obvious, but actually this may also be seen as a disadvantage because you can’t catch those important telling signals from your opponents.
The skill of reading the opponents needs to be developed. The professional players have already developed it. All you need to do is to analyze their reactions: when they call, when they fold, when they raise and what they do when they have certain hand. You don’t need to stare at them but to watch very carefully. And analyze. Analyze your actions too. Always analyze.
No matter whether you win or lose, you need to analyze your actions. Of course, it takes time to learn how to do it. Take your time and be patient. If you really try to develop that skill, you will definitely succeed. And one day, when you manage to make them read your hands wrong, you are going to win a lot of money and respect.
It is not true that good and professional players play only aggressively and don’t make mistakes. Of course, they do. They are humans. But they play very carefully and only when they have strong hands they use the aggressive style. You should do the same. Self-confidence is very important when you play poker. And self control. If you feel that you are not able to control yourself, just leave the table. That needs to be learned as well: to know when to stop. Just like in life. If you learn it, you already win the half of the battle.