There are so many different ways that you can win at online poker, but can you believe that some people forget the basic rules and tips of poker?  Well, you can definitely have a one up on them if you know these tips that I am about to reveal so pay attention!  I swear, they will help you whether you are online or you are at a real poker table.

Firstly, you need to make sure that you know when to quit.  Folding is not shameful and if you know that you are beat, just take the beating and fold, there is no sense is keeping a bad hand and playing it out until you lose more and more money.  So quit seriously, while your ahead.

Next, make sure that you keep within your skill level.  So many people skip over and go to the higher betting tables or bid higher and seriously, if you are just starting out that makes absolutely no sense in the world – so really, just stay within your skill set!

Don’t Play Every Hand

There are a lot of mistakes commonly made by poker players online and offline, novice and professional.  They may seem quite self explanatory, even obvious, but they are quite easy to make as well, if only because they are things we tend to believe we are immune to making.

For example, some players make the mistake of playing every single hand, even if they are obviously bad hands.  They think that doing so will make them seem like hardcore players, when in reality, their opponents tend to think that they are extremely hotheaded, and they will exploit that trait for all that it is worth.  There is no shame in folding every once in a while.  In fact, it will make you seem just the right kind of unpredictable.

Another mistake players commonly make is drinking when they play.  Now, when you are just playing a few hands with your buddies, that is all well and good unless you have a tendency to drink too much, or untrustworthy friends.

If you tend to drink to excess, then leave the brewskis at home when you play.  Otherwise, you might wake up the next morning with a hangover and an empty wallet.

How to Raise

Knowing how to raise is by far one of the most important aspects in the game of poker.  You want to make sure that you know when a good time to raise is and just how you can raise – that way you can win more money!  While most of the time, people think that they should raise whenever they have a really good hand, however, that is not always the case, there are a ton of different reasons why you should raise and that is exactly what we are going to talk about.

Firstly, you need to understand the five major reasons why you should be raising in the first place:

  1. To get more money from your hand.
  2. To eliminate players.
  3. To get a “Free” card.
  4. To gain information.
  5. To bluff or semi-bluff.

These reasons are by far the best and you want to make sure that you know them in order to follow them.  Let’s explore number one.  Knowing when to raise is important and if you raise too early in the game, even if you have a really good hand, the pot will not get any bigger.  So play your hand out slowly to get the pot bigger!

Set Limits

When it comes to playing poker – it has to be said that you really need to know your limit.  You want to make sure that you are not betting so much that you are going to be in debt, however you want to make sure that you can gain some money off of your poker playing as well.  That is why finding yourself the perfect limit is going to be very, very difficult for you in the beginning.  It is so easy, when you are having fun online or with your friends or other poker players to just keep betting so you can keep having fun.

However, when you go that route, before you know it you are left without any money in your bank account or your pockets.  You need to really think about your actions and make sure that you know, going into any poker game that you know how much you are going to play and just play that amount – anymore than that amount is going to be profit.

Setting back some of your paycheck each week or every two weeks is a great way to ensure that your limit is low but you can still work within it!