It’s easy nowadays to learn to play poker online.There are countless good books
on the subject, many written by top professionals, as well as on-line tutorials,
and dvd’s that explain the various rules, strategies, etc of poker, so that
anyone with an affinity for the game, and a strong desire to learn can become a
proficient player in a comparatively short period of time.
One of the advantages of playing poker face-to-face is that players with keen
powers of observation can observe other players so-called “tells,” methods of
betting that can help to evaluate whether or not a player is bluffing, or
playing a strong hand, or mannerisms a player may show when playing strong or
weak hands that help other players in their opposing strategies. Boiled down to
its very basics, that’s what poker is all about; guessing what is in the other
person’s hand, and making the other players guess whether you are bluffing or
playing a strong hand.
In online poker the visual aspect of the game is of course, lacking, however,
some players can be easy to “read” if they continuously play in the same manner;
for example. playing aggressively with a strong hand or conservatively with a
hand that does not inspire confidence. These players are more common on-line
than one would suppose. These are players who have not done their homework and
come into the games with little knowledge and false confidence. These players
are the ones who quickly line the pockets of skilled players. It is important to
note that the time it takes for a player to call or raise does not necessarily
create a “tell” for that player. This can be misleading since the player may be
involved in more than one game or has had some at-home distraction.
Another very important factor to consider is that online poker games proceed at
a far faster pace than at a brick-and-mortar casino. A full internet table can
often go through more than twice as many hands than at a live table. What that
means is that rapid money swings can catch you unawares. You can win or lose
much faster than you might expect.
The bottom line on the monetary aspect of poker play, and all good tutorials
emphasize this, is to play within your means. Monetary peaks and valleys are an
integral part of poker play, so discipline is one of the primary things to learn
above all else. It is the one asset you have that will keep you from overplaying
your bankroll . And don’t forget, it takes discipline to optimize your
poker-playing strategies as well.
As regarding multi-games, they are to be avoided until you have gained the
skills and experience necessary to be considered a good player. Multi-games are
for the seasoned professionals who often play three or four games
simultaneously, with the strategic objective of positioning themselves with a
big stack in one or two games in order to reach the final table or tables, while
understanding that they will most likely bust out in the other games.
Kenneth Bateman writes numerous articles on the subject of online casinos. To
read more of his articles on the best casinos online.
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How To Win Poker...Is There A Sure Way?
As poker is very popular today and a favorite game to
play among Americans, one may ask, if there really is a
sure way to win at poker. The answer is simple. Study
and check out these guidelines, try them at poker time
and see for yourself.
The Most Important Rule When Playing Poker
Poker has one rule that is much more important that any
other: every player is to blame for all he or she does
with the cards in their hand. It is never about luck,
it’s about them and how they play.