Are you new to the world of playing poker on the Internet? Here’s some quick tips that should help before you start hitting the tables.
Online poker players tend to be worse players then land based casino players.
That’s not to say there aren’t any sharks swimming around in the world of online card rooms (there are), but at the same time, because it’s much more accessible to players of all skill levels and often advertised on the television, less skilled players are continuing to sign on in droves. If you’re a good player who’s largely profit-motivated,
When you’re on a losing streak take a break, it might help you get refocused.
That’s a luxury you might not always have in a brock and mortar room, at least, not without losing your seat. Remember, it’s easy to move around tables at online card rooms, so if you need the time – take it.
Be prepared to fold with a good hand when you are obviously beat.
That might sound like common sense regardless of where you’re playing, but it’s more important even online. When the competition is often weaker and there’s less embarrasment in making a bad call, it can be harder to bluff players off the table at times, especially at lower stakes games.
New players should play at the lower stakes tables for a while.
Even if you’ve got the skills on the felt, it’s good to get comfortable with a particular online poker rooms and their software before you put too much at risk. Even the most talented player is ineffective when he’s pressing the wrong buttons. Make sure you have your game down before trying the higher stakes tables.