A Few More Online Poker Tips
Now you've refreshed your memory on the basic poker hands and the importance of detecting tells and taking notes. But there are a few more tips that apply specifically to the online poker game. If you've played poker in casinos but never online, the following points will give you final pieces of the puzzle:
Start out playing in the play-money games.
When playing with real money, start at the lower limit buy-ins and play in limit games and tournaments.
Spend time observing the play of potential opponents to get a sense of the game's action and to pick up on any tells.
Before playing in higher limit real-money games, play in the higher limit play-money games to get the feel of the game and the action.
Know that you will not be the next World Series of Poker tournament winner overnight. It takes time, patience, and a lot of practice.
Do not confuse your bankroll with your ability to play. Bad beats can wreak havoc on even the best of poker player's finances.
Trust in yourself enough to keep your money on account and try not to cash out for at least six months while you continue to work on, and improve, your game.
Concentrate on the game and turn off all distractions. However, music is acceptable as long as it does not cause you to get up and dance around or fall asleep.
Steer clear of playing in multi-table games when you are still a beginner. It's hard enough to concentrate on one game effectively without having to pay attention to two or three other games simultaneously.
Never forget that it's easy to leave a game when you are winning, but very difficult to leave when you are losing.
Remember, no matter how honed your online and/or offline poker skills are, luck is still a major factor in winning any poker game, along with skill and patience. Take your poker experience one hand at a time. Before long you'll be the player your opponents are looking out for.