How to Play Online Poker

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Online poker takes the table game of cards and strategy that’s so popular in smoky casinos and bustling poker rooms and cranks it up to the digital realm. Here you can play for free or for the smallest stakes you can imagine and compete for satellite entries into the most famous live tournaments in the world. All from the comfort of your home, office or on the go, with a laptop, desktop or mobile phone.

A great online poker site will have a clear and well-organized lobby where you can easily find the type of game or tournament you want to play. It will usually be categorized by Cash Games, Tournaments, Sit & Go’s and any other special format games the site runs. You can also use filters to narrow down your search even further so you only see the type of game you’re interested in playing.

If you’re a new player it’s recommended to stick to beginner tables. This way you’ll be seated with players who classify themselves as beginners and this dramatically levels the playing field for you. It’s important to remember that recreational players are still players and they can win a hand just as easy as you can so don’t overbluff them.

Another good tip is to track your results. This will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, improve your game and increase your chances of winning in the long run. Try to take notes after each session and pay close attention to your win-rate, number of flops seen, number of times you went to showdown and more. You will have bad beats, coolers and suckouts but it’s important to keep your focus on the math and not let these setbacks discourage you.