1. Will I Be Able to Pay for Poker Blinds?
- a) Can You Afford to Play in This Game Without Using Your Own Money?
- b) How Much Money Do I Need to Start Playing Poker For a Living?
- c) What Are the Odds of Making Money from Playing Poker?
2. What Are the Different Types of Poker That Can Be Played?
- a) Texas Hold’em, Because of its growing popularity, poker is almost always going to be available to play in one of the many live or online casinos available on the internet. It is possible to play Texas Hold’em in the comfort of your own home with limited funds, but skill is required if you want to be successful in this game.
- b) Seven Card Stud, a classic game that has been very popular ever since the days of the old West, and was made popular again in the 1990’s with the advent of televised tournament poker. Not only that, but you can also now play this game on the internet.
- c) Five Card Draw, Five Card Stud and Hi/Lo are some of the other poker games you can find online.
- d) Actually, you can now play online tournament poker live on the internet.
3. How Big Can I Make When I Play Poker?
Playing poker is certainly one of the most lucrative forms of either making money professionally, or as a part time job. The size of a particular bankroll you can make or lose will vary from bankroll to bankroll – you will want to have at least a minimum of 40 big blinds to start.
4. How Do I Pick My Games?
You will always want to play at a comfortable limit that matches your skill. Because of the nature of poker, you will not be able to play at a particular game if you have difficulty doing so. We are talking about accepting poker as a game of ability; not as a game of luck.
To play online poker games means to play against other players and not the house. Because the player who starts the game has a greater chance of winning, you do not want to take your eyes off the prize at all costs – you should always follow your betting strategy and manage your bankroll wisely.
5. How Should I Spend My Bankroll?
Spend only what you can afford to lose, and make sure that the size of your bet remains consistent with the size of your stack.
If you are in a deep-stacked tournament, you may want to spend your entire tournament potnings – that call would, indeed, be entirely reasonable in terms of the time spent and the value of the money involved.
6. I feel like I am a better player than my opponents.
Good poker players – especially good tournament players – are tough to beat, and they will put you on a different hand than they would other players, even if they are playing the same cards as you.
7. What is my Style of Play?
In addition to understanding your opponents’ styles of play, you need to learn your own style of play. In other words, you need to have a big-payoff style of play or a small-bet style of play.
A winning poker player will, at times, play an aggressive game and, at other times, back off. Perhaps their style of play is best at any given time.
8. How much money do I need for my bankroll?
The amount of money you need for your bankroll largely depends on the blind levels and the expected return on your bets. The standard list of blind levels includes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6BBs. If you are in a deep-stacked tournament, you might need up to 10BBs to participate.
If you are in a short-stacked tournament, the standard list of blind levels includes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6BBs.
9. How do I get my hands?
This is a question best answered by your coach or mentor.
10. How do I play my hands?
This is a point where you are best advised to read a little, gain some insight, and practice more in live games.
Not much changed for the modern game since the days of the early 1900s. The same basic principles apply.