Poker Tips

Online players bet aggressively compared to their offline counterparts - particularly in the no-limit and smaller pot-limit games where a player may risk his chip stack at any point in the game to acquire advantage in a hand. A common generalization no doubt, but it is a fact that seems to hold true.  Some sites have a ‘bet the pot’ button as an option in the betting round. In the real life, this action requires the player guessing the current pot, counting out his chips to match that pot, putting that amount in front of him (likely in multiple steps for big bets), and then doing the verbal bet; a laborious process that frequently weeds out weaker players trying to purchase a pot. The marvelous world of internet makes this process easier, since it does the counting and puts the bet in a single step and the automatic process means easier game mechanics. And easy means more individuals use it frequently than in the real life poker. (more…)

What you feel when you play the online poker is profoundly different from the experience during a real-life poker game. In real life, you experience the sensory overload: The gazes of people at you, the noises of dozens clay poker chips clattering together, the continuous flickers of twenty TV sets broadcasting six different sports channels, the odors of a thousand cigars past, and the tactual nature of the cards and the table, all assault your sensory perception simultaneously. (more…)

In the offline world, you can tell a few things about your opponents instantly. Some characteristics are (typically) obvious, like their preferences, gender and age range, while there are other characteristics you may instinctively take for granted, like what time zone they live in. Others are not easily visible, like the ‘ticks and tells’ many people show while they play. But the online poker is a different animal.  You play with individuals not only from other time zones, but also very likely from other nations. The Internet gives you many opponents to play against in another location.  He may be in the daytime or may be already late at night. A fatigued player is often easier to beat compared to a wide-awake player.
All tidbits of information can be useful to you as the game moves on.  For example, an individual playing from the city that hosts that day’s soccer team may be watching the match while they play on the notebook in front of the TV. Check for any edge you can use, based on even the most minuscule of information threads, since a few edges are better than none; and in the internet world, advantages are more difficult to glean compared to the brick-and-mortar poker game. You lose a good deal by not having your opponent seated at the same table across from you.
Not everyone you encounter in the virtual poker table talks English as a primary language (you may also bump into language roadblocks in brick-and-mortar casinos); some may not talk English at all.  Don’t worry; their money is the one that matter (and don’t forget, so is yours), but you may not have a brisk conversation. On most sites, you can place the mouse cursor over an opponent’s name and learn his hometown, country, or both.  Just do it.

The goal of every poker player is to win the game, and winning it with free poker bets is even something more delightful. You can increase your chances of winning by following these free poker strategy tips.

Poker is perhaps the most popular game online. As a matter of fact, the internet is flooded with countless poker sites that offer free to intense poker competitions. One can easily be astounded with the number of poker sites and games available online. (more…)