Don't Fall in Love With Your Hand
A great starting hand is only great if the flop favors it. In Texas Holdem for instance, a lot of players will start out with A-K which is a very strong hand, and they will raise pre-flop. That is a good play. When the flop comes and reveals low cards, perhaps suited, perhaps connected, then A-K isn’t that great in this particular hand. Unfortunately, some players keep being aggressive, even when facing reraises and calls from tight players. Sometimes, they’ll even put all of their chips at risk, and loose. If this is happening to you, my advice is simple: consider pot odds.