Playing poker online is vastly different than playing it live.
Players are constantly jumping around from table to table, which means you have to learn how to keep up with the fast pace online poker environment, forcing you to adopt a different approach than you would if you were playing poker live.
Poker, regardless where you play it, is ultimately about psychology and how you use it to gain the advantage over your opponents. For instance, many times during Hold’em the winner rarely has an impressive hand. Often a player wins by a low pair, such as a pair of 8’s. The point is it doesn’t matter if you don’t have an excellent hand, all that matter is that it is better than everyone else’s! So how do you achieve the ideal online poker approach that puts you a step above the average Joe? Aside from practice, here are some aspects you should keep in mind and apply to your games:
It may not have occurred to you but many players are distracted when they play
poker online. For instance, while playing, many players often:
NAMES WITHOUT FACES
Although you have the freedom to make any facial expression you would like when playing online poker, as no one else can see you, this is both to your advantage and disadvantage because your other opponents also have this freedom. Since no player can see their opponent, some players become careless and will bluff to the point of foolishness, because they don’t have anyone to stare them down.
However, just because players frequently bluff online, you can’t always assume every opponent you are up against is pulling a fast one on you. That being said, there will be times were you will have to call or raise more often than you prefer, especially when faced against those players who are desperate to win the pot every hand. In the long run, if you find players frequently bluffing and you have a relatively decent hand, its best to call, as many online poker players find this a far more rewarding tack then constantly making a raise.This is some advices, we’ll give you more next time with another article, just subscribe to our RSS Feed to stay up to date