Choosing a Game
Once you've set up your account it's time to select a game to play. The best games to start with are those you feel most comfortable playing. If you've never played before, it's a good idea to start with a game that you're at least partially familiar with. For example, if you've watched Texas Hold'em poker tournaments on television, that's probably your best bet as a beginner.
Always check your ego at the door before you sit in on any online or offline poker game. Arrogance is a tell that is easily picked up on by opponents. You may think you're the best poker player in cyberspace, but you also might be playing against an actual world poker champion!
Following is a list of some of the games you'll find on online poker sites. These games can usually be found in both limit and no-limit variations, and they will all be discussed in detail later in the book:
Seven-Card Stud High
Seven-Card Stud High-Low
Additional, less popular games such as Five-Card Draw Poker, Razz Poker, and Crazy Pineapple will be discussed in Chapter 11.
Picking a poker game is universally the same on all sites. After you log onto the site, you're in the lobby and able to see tabulated listings of all the games and tournaments offered. Click on the poker game you prefer to play, study the games listed, and then highlight the game that most interests you.