Having success in online poker requires more discipline and dedication than in face-to-face poker, after all, opponents are generally more skilled, hands are faster and you cannot ‘read’ people’s facial expressions. If you are making the transition and starting to get to know the world of sohopoker, we have prepared some tips to help you improve the consistency of this new journey, after all, the knowledge of the sport is already there.
1- Start at lower tables
If you are accustomed to face-to-face games, you may find the dynamics of online matches very strange. Before you start ‘with everything’ and invest a money truck, it’s worth a more conservative start to understand the nuances of this new challenge. Therefore, it is advisable to start your career at lower-end tables – thinking about the high long-term gains.
2- Understand the speed of the game
This is perhaps the main difficulty that players accustomed to face-to-face tournaments face when they start playing online. In ‘live’ matches, players usually have a few minutes during the hand to analyze the situation until it is time to make the decision. Now in the online world everything is more dynamic: you have to act faster and, depending on the platform used, learn to use the tools that allow the player to have more time to think.
3 – Play at a table only
This is one of the most common mistakes of beginning players. It is very common to see on Youtube videos of famous online players playing several tables at the same time – the famous ‘multi-table’. Of course the chance for a profit is much higher, however, in most cases beginners are not prepared to take on this type of challenge.
4- Escape distractions
Away from the adrenaline of face-to-face tables, many online players fall into the trap of creating distractions between hands – be it television, cell phone or surf the internet. Do not do it. These distractions focus on the game and often lead to error – either by misreading the situation or by losing some information from an opponent that might have been useful in the future.