The Demands of Poker
In the old days, workers in mines, piers, and factories, would play Poker on their breaks, even though the game could consume long hours away from their work.
The basic rules, procedures, and the objective, of the game are crucial to the novice Poker player. Poker players must learn these rules to have a better understanding of Poker.
Poker can be physically demanding, since it involves long sessions, and intense periods of concentration. Poker is a game of wit, concentration, luck, and even courage, to some extent. Every game of Poker is a game of thinking and concentration for all players. Poker is not a game designed to be played quickly or hastily.
Poker can be likened to a puzzle. Before playing Poker, players are expected to know the rules, the betting procedures, how much bet is allowed, and proper decorum. When novice players play well in Poker, they are in good standing to make some profit from the game.
Aside from making profit from the game of Poker, the game can improve a player's psychological and emotional state. Making money is not the sole reason why Poker was created. Fact is, Poker can be played with other wagers aside from money, like candies, or other such tokens, if players have a desire to win something. In the game of Poker, it is unlikely that one player will hit the pot all the time. Poker teaches players, even the most advanced and experienced, how to lose sometimes.
Before playing Poker, players are encouraged to examine themselves and their objectives. It is vital to answer the question: "Am I playing for money?" or "Am I playing for recreation?" Whatever the answer of the player bears no effect on the game, really. It affects the Poker player however, thus self-assessment is important for neophyte players. Patience is a virtue in the game of Poker. Players should maintain their composure in every game, whether they win or lose. Poker tables have their own etiquette that must be observed at all times.
Poker presents a great chance for novice players to be competitive, sociable, inspired, stimulated, and emotionally/materially enriched -that is, if the players are eager enough to learn the rules of Poker, act properly at Poker tables, and have the patience and open mind for all possibilities.
Lastly, practice and actual game play can significantly improve a player's skill in playing Poker. Disciplined Poker players command respect at the Poker table, and from other Poker players.