Do you want to hit the poker table but are you afraid of what’s to come? Here are two tips on how to polish your skills and ace your next poker game.

Practice makes perfect- there is nothing wrong with doing your research and practicing before actually hitting the tables. Start online with free poker games or play with your friends on Friday nights. You can play for pennies or something higher. The more you play, the better you will become at learning the secrets and understanding the game.

Hunches are not always right- many people play on hunches. However, in most instances, your hunch will let you down. Instead, pay attention to what’s going on at the table. Study the players; study the dealer and follow the trends of what you see. You need to pay attention to everything around you, not just the cards in your hand.