Playing SNG online poker is a great way to learn the game. In fact, many professionals who have never played before came to the conclusion that they could not learn enough to win at the game. (Who would of thought that all the world would come to realize my genius!)
Many newbies face this hurdle, and so the statistics say that when a new player sits down at a SNG table, the likelihood that they will lose money is far higher than their likelihood of winning money. Newbies, be warned, lose more money than experienced poker players.
Moueting the fish and sharks (i.e. newbies) can be overwhelming. The decision of what and how to play against them involves a lot of mental juggling, which will make you a better player, but it can also make you lose money if you don’t have the stomach for it.
Once you’ve found a poker room that you feel comfortable with, you’ll need to learn how to take advantage of the games. That goes hand in hand with learning how to play poker. If you just kind of play your normal game and never think about how you are going to play against a particular opponent, you will lose a lot of money. Often, by the time you sit down at a table, you’ll realize that your opponents have not played any “real” poker, against you or anyone else.
Unless you are willing to make the effort, you will not win at poker. You will not earn money. When you learn to play great poker, you will be able to do this already. Types of poker games require different poker strategies. Learning the best poker strategies will get you a long way at the table. The good news is that once you learn great poker strategies, you can become a great player even without money.
On the other hand, the effort is also necessary to discus some of the strategies used by the pros in their day-to-day life. Such a poker player needs to learn from the very start on how to approach the game and to learn from the tactics that get them through tough times.
High buy-in SNGs and free poker tournaments are not bad places to practice your strategies either. In fact, by taking advantage of these “sneak-outs” you can find out which ones work best for you and which ones do not. Certainly, such “Dewalive” tactics are not as effective when playing against the typical players, but against the fishes they can be very effective.
If you are a poker player who wants to win, you should be taking an evident pleasure in every hand you are playing. When you are bad, you might faill to be convinced that your hand is not that strong, so be careful with it. If you are good, you should be implementing your strategies and be going for the bleep. Sometimes, a great hand can do wonders for you, and you will see a lot of money saved from bad hands.
Being good at poker means just following your common sense. Some of the most common sense tips that I can useful for poker players would be:
- Hand selection: you should select your starting hands carefully. You should mix up you hands. Just because you have a pair, you should not treat it as the other 4 cards.
- Knowing your opponents: just because some guy is playing really loose, and seems like a bluffer, you should not automatically fold against him. Depending on your image, you might want to play against him, because a loose player is not necessarily a bluffer.
- Uitive poker calculator: instead of playing according to the cards that are shown you should play according to the bets that your opponents are making. That way you stand a better chance of winning.
- Aggression: since we are talking about strong poker players, you should be playing aggressively. If your aggressive play gets called, you should be making up for it with a big raise. If you can not get a good hand, and what you have is not that strong, you should fold the flop. And you should also throw away cards that do not make a good hand.
- Hand selection: you should always consider your hand to be the strongest, or at least a close contender to the strongest hand. In other words, you should consider your opponents to be weaker, or at least less worthy than your hand. If your hand is not strong enough, you need to be willing to fold, and not play it aggressively.
- Tight: another term that you should stick with in a SNG-playing situation, is tight. Tight players do not necessarily believe in luck. They are the type that wait for their good hands, and do not enter into large pots or contests until they have premium hands.