Avoid these intermediate mistakes by focusing on just one game.
Poker is a complicated game and is dependent on the strength of your hand. Here are the common intermediate mistakes.
Playing A Lot Of Game Varieties
The quote "jack of all trades, master of none" is the exact description for most intermediate players that switch between different poker varieties all the time. It is not advisable to play ring games of No-Limit Hold'Em and then switch to the one with the limits and then switch again to Omaha Hi-Lo poker. Intermediate players must master one game first before moving to play other varieties. Although it is fun to try a lot of games, this must only be done so you can choose which one suit you best and you'll be good at. As soon as you already know what game is the best for you, work on improving your skills mastering it.
Increasing Limits To Get Out Of Bad Beats
This is among the most frequent intermediate mistakes. People become impatient with bad beats that come with playing low-limit matches so they go for the high-limit ones, assuming they can increase their chance of winning this way.
Low-stakes poker has multiple variances since people will play almost everything. But this variance is accompanied with the expectation of a higher value because other players commit many errors. Even if you can take advantage of them, their numerous errors will still be to your disadvantage. You can read books and internet articles on how to deal with loose games and intermediate mistakes. If you feel luck is not on your side that's why you're losing, you can expect that it will even out eventually. Every person has an equal chance of taking the pot. If after some time you still cannot beat the players in low-stakes matches, it is questionable if you can defeat the ones at high-stakes poker. You can earn from this game because others commit mistakes. If they are getting better at their game and make lesser errors, then your revenues will be lesser, too. You can be upset if you lose, but that's just how the game works. You will have your own time to take the pot.