Online Poker Strategy and Tips

Playing poker online is a great way to make money while you relax at home, or even better, get paid to take a vacation from all that time-consuming work. Online poker takes the excitement and fun of the game into an easier format where you can compete with your friends or family members without feeling like you need to spend all your savings.

Strategies and Tips:

Beware of Bad Play:

Playing online is just like playing live – each player has his or her style. However, you have to be careful not to make the same mistakes that will lower your chances of success in real-life play. For example, if you decide to play with a table full of sharks, there are some things you can do to protect yourself. One bad mistake that inexperienced players make is coming on the wrong side of a pot. The monster fish in the middle of the table always has a chance to make a mistake, so you should double-check information before you come out of position. If you are doing something wrong, muck your hand or fold. You might have been lucky in real life, but online poker  is different from life.

Whenever possible, try to play against players who are much weaker than yourself.

Play loose-aggressive and aggressive poker in the big blind. 

You can use this strategy to build your bankroll and respect for other players by playing aggressively (you will not be afraid to bluff) but also have sufficient means to play a pot.

Play every hand you are dealt aggressively. Do not fold hands that you know how to play correctly – make your opponents pay for raising pre-flop.

Know how to play tight poker when you are short-stacked. 

Tight playing is only for the most advanced players because it relies on good reads and statistics. You will have to learn how your opponents play and analyze their hands before you call or raise. If you can do that, you will quickly climb the ranks of novice to professional player.

Bet your hand when you have no draw and are beaten by a better hand. This bet will take your opponents by surprise and give you a chance to win the pot without having to show your cards.

Fold if you have a draw. 

You only want to risk money on profitable draws, and especially not against a suited board (a board with sequential cards of the same suit, like Qd-10s-7s). You will not want to put your money in a pot with two cards still to come.


Limit how much you gamble. Poker is a game of luck, and the more you play, the luckier you can get. However, if you continue to bet until you lose all your chips while chasing that elusive good fortune, your chances of winning are almost nil. It’s best to play when the stakes are right for your skill level so that you don’t risk too much of your bankroll on any given hand.

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