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Extracting Money from your Poker Foes

To successfully extract money from your gambling opponents, you have to plan long term. This means you have to have a grasp of the game as well as to whom you are playing against.

The Fast and Furious Win

Winning money at its fastest pace is not always the best long-term option for the good player. Maximum money extraction would cause problems such as: players (especially rich individuals) who would be your primary source of income in long term games may quit quick. Second, changes in stakes and rules may change unfavorably and disadvantageously toward you. Third, adverse attitudes may develop against you. Fourth, fast and furious winnings may break up the game early.

The better way to extract money is decrease your winning rate so that you can control the flow of money. In short, the best way to extract money over a long term is to extract money gradually by slowing your winning rate.

Uncontrolled Cash Flow

When games are played over time, the uncontrolled cash flow would form a pattern. Opponents would notice the money directs itself toward the consistent win of the good player. It would be obvious to them who has the edge odds. Here, the good player is extracting money through his winnings from an uncontrolled cash flow. The result would motivate the losers to quit and others to insist to lower the stakes. The good player should then alter the cash flow in a controlled pattern so that his edge odds wouldn’t be too obvious. The ideal money flow pattern that can occur for you is to win at a maximum rate that each of your opponents can tolerate. Invariably, you should win less from losers and win more money from better opponents.

Controlled Cash Flow

Patterns of money extraction should be evaluated in terms of its long and short term values. A controlled pattern is employed if the game situation calls for it, so the good player alters the play toward that pattern. In this scenario, the good player extracts money from his opponents evenly. He balances the wins and loses of each player, but in the long run, the pot flows down to him.

You should control the cash flow to keep losers to the game. If they detect their losing streak, they would leave the game, which significantly reduces the amount of money available in the game. To keep them in the game, the good players help the poor players out at the expense of better players winning. He also induces poor players to fold, when better players hold stronger hands. Finally, he also avoids confronting poor players after every opponent has folded.

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