Pick Your Battles When Playing Poker
Online poker is fun, exciting and it can be profitable. When playing
online poker many people make the mistake of playing every single
hand and mixing it up with raises all the time. That style of play
may work for some of the poker pros but most players don’t
win that way. If you are going to be successful at online poker
you have to pick your battles, because you can’t win every
The first thing to remember when playing online poker is that you
don’t have to win every pot. What you want to win is the big
pot. You can lose some small ones along the way. You need to learn
how to choose the battles that give you the best chance at winning.
Your first step to picking the right poker battles is using your
stack. The bigger stacks usually win against the smaller stacks.
The large stacks have the ability to control the wagering action
at the table. Pick a game where your stack is at least equal to
that of your opponents, but preferably larger.
The next step after choosing the right table is choosing the right
battles. The best players wait until they have positive expectations
for a specific hand. If you watch poker on television you will see
some players that love to play every hand. There are a few pros
that can get away with this strategy. Most players, even pros, cannot.
Bad players look to get involved in nearly every pot and eventually
they will go broke because they play too many hands.
The battles you want to win are when you have the advantage. You
want money in the pot when you are leading and little in the pot
when you are weak. If you want to win online poker battles you have
to pick your spots carefully.