Do hotshot college students give you pause? With the rise of Texas Hold’Em as THE top online poker variant, there are plenty of people that will be flooding the poker rooms this summer. If you’re relatively new, you might be excited, as there’s some fish that will be swimming your way. Yet assuming that every newbie is a fish would be a fatal error. You must make sure that you’re looking at your skills more than their skills. They will reveal themselves in short order. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to reach for better profits than before. Otherwise you could end up just spinning your wheels, losing money, and losing a bit of sanity as well.
Let’s get down to business, shall we?
If you’re trying to play any type of serious poker online, you need to get a heads up display. This is going to give you more statistics than you have without one, and they’re relatively inexpensive. Not only will they give you data about how well you’re doing, but it’ll also be able to give you some insight on the people that are playing.
Refreshing yourself on poker theory can also make the difference. When you’re in the heat of the moment, it’s easy to make mistakes that can eat away at your poker game long term. There are times where letting someone else have a small pot can open the doors for you to have a bigger win down the road. It also gives you a chance to see how far another player will go to get what they want.
Keeping a deep focus is equally important here. We’re not big fans of multitabling, because it’s hard to concentrate equally on multiple targets like that. If you’re a super veteran and you thrive on that type of challenge, more power to you. But if you’re trying to battle the new wave of players in the summer, you really have to go one table at a time.
Speaking of tables, playing at a room that you already like is better than trying to check out a new place. Yes, bonus hunting is fun but sometimes we like to play where we know how everything is set up. Just our opinion though; you’re free to test out what works for you.
New players can often go “all in” when you least expect it, especially on pots that were a surefire winner for you. Instead of getting angry, just let it go. There will always be bingo players, not just in the summertime. Allowing them to get in your head is how you’ll go down in flames.
Good luck and enjoy the heat — both on and off the poker table!