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I've never met a poker player that didn't want to be better.

Poker players are (among other things) driven competitors. They'll use any available edge. And why shouldn't they? When you're placing real-money poker bets, any shift in the odds makes a difference to your bottom line.

How do poker players improve their game? They use software, like trainers and trackers. They gain experience by playing a ton of hands, either in low-stakes games or in "free play" mode

When poker players attempt to improve their game, they're looking to improve a few specific skills. Poker players use mathematics when they work out their odds of winning relative to their bet. They need to have a deep understanding of the psychology behind the game. Don't forget the mechanics of betting and bluffing – that's also critical to long-term success. And who doesn't want to generally improve their ability to use game strategy?

Below you'll find four games that I think would help any poker player improve their poker skills. I go into detail about how the game might affects a player's ability at the poker table.

Why should you turn to dominoes and abstract Chinese board games if what you want is to learn how to play a better hand of Texas hold'em? It's like my dad always says: "If you do what everyone else does, you'll get what everyone else gets." Anyone can point their browser to a poker trainer. By expanding your training beyond the scope of what most other beginners are learning, you're getting a leg up on your future competition.

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