3 Simple Online Poker Tips For Beginners

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Poker is one of the oldest and most exciting card games in existence. Sure, there are a lot of variants today, like Texas Hold ‘em or videopoker, but the original 5-card draw poker hasn’t changed. This just tells you how great and well-organized this game is. If you are a poker enthusiast, but you don’t have a lot of experience when it comes to the game and where you might play it, you’ve come to the right place. Today we are going to talk about some of the simplest online poker tips every beginner should know about.

This article is for the complete beginners who are entirely new and need some easy to understand tips to get started.

Start Playing On A Single Table

One of the most exciting things about online poker is the possibility of playing on a few tables at the same time. You know, while you are waiting for your turn on a certain table, you are betting on the other one. Even though this might be a very exciting concept, you should resist the urge to do this. As a new player, you have a lot of things to learn and the best way to learn poker strategy is to stick to one table at a time. Trust us, this is essential when starting out in poker, once you’ve gained experience you can look at adding tables later. Our article on how many tables to play is a good read for you down the line.

Only Play Strong Hands At The Beginning

An experienced poker player will tell you that there are no weak hands and that you can win the pot while having a pair of 2s in your hand. This, of course, is true, but only if you have mastered the poker strategies and played thousands of games and millions of hands. If you are a newbie, you have to stick to one playing style and this style should be – only playing the strong hands. Once you get a taste of victory and see how other, more experienced players, are using their cards, you might want to experiment a little bit but initially a tight aggressive style is necessary.

Watch Closely What Your Opponents Are Doing

You are probably asking – how can I do this when I’m playing online? Sure, you can’t see the faces of your opponent players, but there are still a few things you can watch that may tell you what the other players are thinking. For example, you can watch how much money the other players are betting each round and how long it takes them to make the call. Those two things can tell you how confident they are in their cards. Also, if you don’t want them to get a read on you, don’t make inconsistent bets or do anything erratic. Make sure you stay calm, no matter what cards you have in your hand. Be consistent in your bet sizing and actions to avoid giving off tells.

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Narciso Baldo is the Director and Head Coach of Texas Hold'em Questions. He has been playing poker for over 16 years. After spending many years as a professional, he now runs UK poker training site Texas Hold'em Questions. Narciso regularly writes poker articles sharing tips, strategy, news and experience with gambling enthusiasts. Narciso also writes for reputable gambling portal Casino City Times, (bio here). Contact: info@texasholdemquestions.com