Many people play poker based on a hunch. They feel it in their gut that an Ace is going to turn up even though the odds are against it. More often than not, the odds will rule out.

This is because odds are based on mathematical fact of probability. You cannot change these odds no matter what your hunch says or how much you pray to Lady Luck. It’s not going to happen.

Although a hunch may be right, this is usually in the short term. In the long term of things, the odds will always rule out. When it comes to betting based on a hunch, make sure you always consider the odds first and foremost. Stick to the basic strategy- this is how successful poker players become successful. It’s not about gut feelings; it’s not about hunches and, more often than not, it has nothing to do with luck.