A poker system is an entirely subjective and personal thing, some people swear by a specific betting system others rely on another, and it should be noted that a person’s personality will figure into the poker system that they use. The purpose of a poker system is to act as a reliable formula for success, which will allow you to win time and time again.
A common mistake made by a poker novice is that he or she assumes a poker system is a magic formula that will automatically mean that they win every time. Nothing could be further from the truth because in that case, such a poker system would be more akin to a cheating system.
A poker system helps to improve, not guarantee the chances and odds of success and they do so by identifying and eliminating those strategies and moves that would pose the greatest threat or are the riskiest move. As can be plainly seen, this is little more than a process of elimination and with the possible options streamlined this statistically improves the odds of the player winning.
A poker system may rely upon a specific betting structure in order to minimise the losses, and there is a wide number of such betting systems. Perhaps one of the most well-known and relied upon of these betting models is the D’Alembert betting system. This system was devised by a French mathematician who himself was an avid gambler and wanted to minimise his losses.
The main premise of the D’Alembert poker system is that if you happen to win then you will be more likely to lose in your next turn, and if you lose then you will be more likely to win in your next turn. This way, for every progressive turn you either increase or decrease your basic wager in a bid to beat the curve.
There is a major flaw in this system however. In this poker system, the deck of cards has already been sorted, cut and dealt, and so there is no “memory” or recollection by the cards which would seem to completely defeat this entire system. D’Alembert was an eccentric, and his system is better suited to a philosophy class than a mathematical one because of the flawed logic that he relies upon. By all means, feel free to use this particular poker system for sport, but do not expect to win because there are other more dependable methodologies out there.
The various components of your personal poker system will depend on the “type” of poker you play. Not only does this refer to the various different forms of poker that there are, but also to the very broad categories of online poker, and real life poker. In real life poker, an awareness of the “tells” of both yourself and your opponents plays an important role in your decisions because the way a person reacts can often be an excellent indicator as to what your next move should be.
Since the participants to the game in online poker are not physically present, this means that the pressure and the demanding rigours of off line gaming are not present. A change in your poker system is therefore required. Be careful when gambling online so that you do not bet too much without a method to boost your odds.