Playing poker online isn’t always easy. It can be confusnig and frustrating and enough to make your blood pressure skyrocket through the roof. Thats why I’m going to give a few tips on it for the less experienced at online poker.
#1 Tip for Playing Poker OnlineDon’t think that just because you can’t see your opponents faces that you can’t still read them as you can in real life poker.
Carefully observe what each player does at the table and before long you’ll start to see pattern in what they do. Which will enable you to predict what they’ll do next.
Is one guy and extremely tight player? Does he fold to every bet but one hand suddenly start betting like crazy? That means that he finally hit a really great poker hand. Now unless you’ve hit the best poker hand that can possibly be out there this is a hand you really need to fold.
However, there will always be the poker players out there that are impossible to read. The unpredictable and always changing. It’s good to be like this yourself partially, because you don’t want people to read what you’re about to do. It makes it so much easier to bluff you when they can read you and vice versa.
With the unpredictable poker players you just need to wait until you’ve really hit something good and let them dig their own grave.
#2 Tip for Playing Poker OnlineNever and I do mean never, bet on the first few hands at a play money or dollar poker table. I don’t care what you’re holding. There is almost always a few people who will go all in with the first semi good poker hand they get. Usually going all in pre-flop so you have no idea if you’ll hit anything or not if you call them.
Also the more people that call the all in the less chance you’ll be the winner of it. So betting early on isn’t usually a good idea at these tables because you’ll usually just have to fold and lose the chips that you bet.
The best idea is to wait out the first couple hands you get if there aren’t any all ins right away it’s safe to say you’re sitting at a table with much tighter players than are usually at a play money or dollar poker table.
In tournaments this isn’t the best plan of action. The blinds will get too high and if you don’t make money early on it will be much harder to make it later on.
#3 Tip for Playing Poker OnlineThe best thing you can do in poker is try to see some free or inexpensive flops and bet big when you have something. Always consider the possibilities of what other people might have or might be chasing after though before you put too much money into the pot.