For little nuggets of information regarding strategies for the wonderful game of poker, there is no better place to look than at the social media of some of the worlds very best players. The internet has given us all a wealth on each and every topic out there and now because of social media we get to regularly get access into the minds of individuals too.
With the modern day poker professional comes regular social media posts, with players often tweeting their advice, with the likes of Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth and PokerStars Team Pro Daniel Negreanu being among the more regular.
If you are relatively new to the game or are just looking at ways to improve your game then these short but sweet tidbits of strategy can actually have a very good effect. These are not just coming from anyone but players that have actually mastered the game and gone down in history as some of the best players to have played it.
So it is definitely worth listening!
Maybe you want to know how a top professional thinks in certain spots, would like to know whether three betting against tight players regularly is a good idea or what the ideal bankroll management system is? Then you will be surprised at just what you can find when you take a good look through their social media accounts.
NLHold’em Tourn strategies are like an infinite number of rivers. Finding right river for your individual strengths/weaknesses is the key
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) March 2, 2014
If someone hero calls you, replay the hand in your head and seriously think about what happened on every street. — Phil Ivey (@philivey) August 23, 2014
Ex. Your opponent thinks you bluff a lot. You should then NOT balance your bluffs vs him,you should bluff far less often! Exploit perception
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) July 8, 2014
Of the three players, Negreanu is easily the most frequent poster of advice and it was one of his latest tweets below that caught the attention of PokerStars. The fact that he claims that self awareness is the most important poker skill to have above anything else is sure to attract some healthy debate and they wanted to discover a little more about this claim.
IMO the most valuable poker skill is self awareness. The ability to understand how your opponents perceive both your strengths and weakness
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) August 14, 2014
They got Sarah Grant of PokerStars.tv to hunt him down during the European Poker Tour in Barcelona to learn a little more about what he meant in that tweet. They recorded a short segment where he did in fact explain more.
So do you agree with him or have a different opinion? It would be very difficult to disagree judging on how much success he had throughout his career and the amount of further success that he will no doubt achieve until he decides to give up on the game, so we think he must be correct.