woensdag 23 september 2009
Poker Strategy - The Secret To Success
Poker is a game of chance. It combines strategy with luck. Knowing how to play basic poker is not enough when your goal is to win. Online poker has a unique setup. As you read on, this can be the chance for you to learn about strategic tips and helpful hints researched from various wagering sites. Be the mastermind behind a cleverly won game. Opportunities of Internet access to online poker games are available. When you get the poker itch, you no longer have to jump in the car and head to the nearest gambling room. Card games with friends can be reserved for on-line battles with people you don’t know. Your friendships can now stay honest. Even better, gone are smoke filled rooms, drunk buddies that pass out on the couch, and you have a way to keep snacks for yourself. Just plop yourself in front of your computer, turn it on, and let the games begin. In order to start, you’ll of course need internet access. Type in “online poker” and pick out a site. Research the site, register with the site, and you are now ready for action. Now is your chance to enjoy online poker - even in your underwear! Just a quick overview: Poker is a game that requires a standard deck of cards. Cards consist of four suits: diamonds, spades, clubs, and hearts. Cards are ranked from high to low. Combination hand ranks determine who has the winning hand. The internet is a useful tool that can be used to research which hand ranks are the best. Memorize the best hand ranks and learn to recover from hands dealt that don’t seem to have a chance. The ultimate goal is to win the pot. At the click of the mouse, the help button can be your best friend when you need specifics on rules for any games that are offered. Strategy tips from Toby Bochan’s Guide to Poker combined with helpful hints researched from various wagering sites will be discussed. These tips can help you form your own strategy for success. They are as follows: 1. Follow the old saying “choose your battles wisely”. The more hands you play does not mean you will make more money. 2. In any site, help guides should be available to discuss rules. Types of games offered and how to play them should be available. Pick the right game for your skill level and bankroll. As a serious online poker player, games require you to put in real money. The key here is: Don’t get in over your head! Remember you are playing with opponents coming from various skill levels. Don’t be the little fishy in a shark’s tank. 3. Bluffing is a common strategic move used in poker. Many do not know how to bluff. Don’t be one of those people. Bluffing is a form of intimidation. By wagering a large amount of money, you attempt to convince opponents into folding. When you are wagering a large sum of cash you are trying to show that you hold the superior hand - even if you don’t. When you are in a card room facing live people, you can judge a bluff by observing body movements and noises. After playing the game a few times you can pick up the habits of the players in front of you. In an online card-room, such observations are impossible and your judgment is impaired. Long story short: Unless you can guarantee 100% your bluff is going to work, it is better not to bluff than to bluff. 4. Online card rooms do not allow you to face other players but you can see what cards are being dealt. Pay close attention. Learn to pick out golden opportunities like flush and straight opportunities. This is where the research of combinations of hand ranks comes in. 5. Since you physically can’t move your cards, be aware of the button options your PC screen gives you to make the moves necessary to play the game effectively. Study your screen carefully. Don’t make hasty moves. Use the time allotted to you wisely. If you strike the wrong key, it can cost you the game. 6. It is not recommended to play poker under the influence of alcohol. Alcohol impairs the mind. Strategies can be harder to carry out. Online poker uses real money. Unless you are playing for low stakes, getting plastered and playing poker are three Ps that do not mix. 7. Like anything else in life, online software can come with its fair share of glitches. Internet connection delays can be detrimental when it happens in the middle of a game. When you are frozen out, your opponents are not. By the time you are back on track the game is over. Your chance of winning that game is gone. Most time the glitches are a factor of PC viruses. Make sure to protect yourself with anti-virus programs and anti-spy ware. 8. Online poker is designed for you, the player, to compete for money and have fun. Any strategy that you choose can be accommodated to your skill level. No matter what strategy you choose, play a fair game. Cheating is a bad habit and a sign of a sore loser. Overall, as long as you have Poker basics and some strategic ideas under your belt, you have the chance to make any game a fun and entertaining experience. You stand to lose or win some money, so use common sense and go into a game with a strategic frame of mind. You have help guides, the beauty of internet search engines and rules to help you find the right game to suit you. Just use that mouse! Last but not least, if you do decide to play your fave online game of poker in your underwear, remember to close the curtains.