If you are reading this, you have heard of poker, the world’s most famous card game. There are different types of poker, but in their core, they are the same ‒ betting is a must, and the winner of each hand has to have the best card combination.
Essentially, it is a people reading game. Poker allows for bluffing, so one of the ways to succeed is learning to read people. Judging character helps to build a winning strategy. This has not changed with the rise of online poker, although you cannot see your opponent’s face, body language, etc. A lot can be learned about a player by seeing their “pattern”, a.k.a. playing style.
Online poker provides a “safe” path for novices. Not everybody wants to risk their money straightaway without having experience. Online platforms offer micro limits and free games. Click here for a more comprehensive guide on starting out with online poker. As mostly beginners will read this article, I will list a few tips for those who are not comfortable playing on real tables yet:
- Many sites offering free games do not require high deposits when you make the next step; deposits as low as $50 are available.
- Choosing a website depends on you. The biggest ones usually have the biggest prizes. But this means they attract top talent. Small sites’ players are often beginners and could be a good starting point.
- You can win big online. The largest tournaments usually take place weekly and ask for an entry price to give the player chips. Whoever wins all chips wins the tournament.
- Finally, have patience and study players. This comes from practice, regardless if the game is low value or not. In every win and loss there is a lesson.