10 Tips For Winning Online Poker
PSYCHOLOGY – There are many sites, books and methods on poker. Game techniques, strategies and tips are usually well treated. You will learn how to play fast with other players, and maybe participate in tournaments later.
There are many sites, books and methods on poker. Game techniques, strategies and tips are usually well treated. You will learn how to play fast with other players, and maybe participate in tournaments later. Mastery of the game and behavior is essential! I also count several poker players among my clients, who have understood the importance of tells and nonverbal communication in general.
More and more poker players are turning to online games. Internet to play at any time without leaving the living room, everyone can learn to play.
Beware of game site comparisons:
Poker sites and blogs are flourishing on the net. Many of them compare the different gaming platforms. Most of these sites live on advertising and affiliations with these big players in online poker. They are not neutral. So, beware of comparisons and highlighting some gaming sites over others. As in all business, the competition is tight and all shots are allowed.
To start well:
If you are a beginner, it is important to understand the rules of the game, and especially to avoid mistakes that could cost you. You will find the rules of the game on most poker sites (in the different variants)
Take the time to understand the rules, learn the winning combinations and their order. Then I invite you to play for free on the internet to familiarize yourself with the game and its rules. Make your choice among the free online games. You will be able to play and bet in virtual money, without taking any risk.
The 10 Tips We Did Not Tell You
In poker, you can make money, but also lose money. Always keep in mind that other players also want to win. It’s a world of predators. It is essential to set strict rules and never deviate from them. The slightest difference could cost you a lot!
1. Do not exceed 15 to 20 minutes of play
The concentration drops quickly.
2. Play only if you are in shape
It is important to be in a positive and stable emotional state.
Do not play:
- if you are tired
- if you have just got up and have not drunk your first coffee yet
- if you are in a bad mood
- if you are in a good mood or in love
- If you are hungry
- if you have pain in the eyes, head, or other part of the body
- if you are in a hurry
3. Choose the time and place
Get yourself alone in a quiet place where you will be sure not to be disturbed.
4. Always stay focused
Ignore calls, text messages and emails. Everything goes fast in poker, and sometimes too fast! The slightest deconcentration can be fatal. Forget the TV shows where the big international players talk and laugh together. If you read this article, you probably do not have their experience and level of play. Leave the table as soon as you feel you are not focused enough.
5. Take breaks
Breaks are essential to recharge your batteries and recover good playing skills and attention. Good breaks are used to eliminate stress.
- Go for walks (take out your bike, walk the dog, go running in the woods or park, etc)
- Play sports
- Listen to music.
6. Play small amounts
Playing little is synonymous with winning little, but also losing little. It’s important to keep your head on your shoulders at all times, especially at the beginning. The mistakes you make with small amounts will teach you how to play well. They will serve as training.
Later, you can play a little larger amounts. But always stay within reason. Before you play more money, always ask yourself how much you are willing to lose. Set a limit and never go over it!
7. Set game limits
Whether your budget is 10, 100 or 1000 euros, you must set your limits and immediately leave the table as soon as these limits are reached.
In case of loss : you can set a limit of 10% or 15%. Which means that your total budget will be only 8.5, 85 or 850 euros the next time you play.
In case of gain : do not be too greedy. You can be happy to have won 10% or 15%, and have in your pocket 1.5, 15 or 150 euros more.
It is important to know when to stop. When you come to win, an area of the brain called “the reward circuit” is literally submerged with dopamine. This neurotransmitter will act immediately on your perception and on the actions that result from it.
Now you know why winning is nice. But victory is also an important source of error. Therefore, I advise you to leave the table immediately and take a break. It may be time to take the dog out or enjoy the sun for a bike ride!
8. No impulsivity
Think, take the time, do not give in to anger or revenge, always stay zen.
9. Take the time to take the time
Hyper or turbo timing games are dangerous. Lack of time will cause you to make quick and unreflective decisions (or not thought at all). Avoid fast games, they are dangerous.
10. Do not be fooled by the profiles of other players
Even if you do not know them and they live on the other side of the planet, you could be influenced by their profile picture (a pretty charming woman, an attractive handsome guy, a touching kitten, a big brute, etc. .) or by name (Poker-Killer, 4AS, High Poker Pro, Poker-Novice, etc.)
You may be more trusting or distrustful of some on the basis of what you perceive. This reaction is normal. The process is unconscious and inevitable. We all seek to better understand our interlocutors or the people around us. So, in this situation where we have little information about these people, we automatically take all the information we find. Remember that the nice kitten can be very mean and Poker-Novice can be a real pro able to take all your chips!
In general, avoid playing in all situations where you feel negative emotions (or too positive), stress, or if you are hungry. Avoid playing at lunchtime, before your lunch break or before leaving the office at night. You could make bad decisions unconsciously and too quickly.