Starting to play online poker is not always easy. There is technology to master besides the game in question. For those who are used to playing on a land-based table, it takes some time to adapt. In any case, it is inevitable to lose money, but it is still wise to avoid making these mistakes.
Not taking care of your game
The first mistake to avoid when playing online poker is playing at any site. Indeed, it is important to choose a reliable site. In France, choose a site regulated by the French Online Gaming Regulatory Authority or ARJEL.
Moreover, it is not recommended to play several pots at the same time. Especially since it is necessary to avoid making the mistake of thinking that poker is a game of chance. Indeed, poker is a game based on mathematics. You must therefore call on your knowledge of Maths if you want to win. Especially probability.
In addition, not taking into account the number of players at the table can cost the player a lot of money. It goes without saying that the odds of a pair of Aces are closely related to the number of online players playing at the same time on the same table.
Timing tell and bad chat
Remember that in online games it is possible to play on several tables at the same time. Therefore, simulating hesitation is not the best thing to do. Not only can it have the opposite effect of what you expect, but it can also be just a waste of time. However, it can be played on an important final table or when the pot of cash in play is very important.
Also, avoid talking about bad beats in the chat room. Other players don’t care about this. At worst, they will take advantage of it to push even more where it already hurts. This is a mistake to avoid, but you can, for example, talk about it on social networks with friends.
Another mistake you should never make is to correct or point out your opponent’s mistakes. Indeed, this can lead to aggression or create tension on the table. Even less should you insult your opponent. Similarly, avoid justifying your play. No one cares.
Being controlled by your emotions
In online poker or land-based casino, there is no room for emotion. That’s why it’s better not to play when you’re too sad or too happy. This may impair objectivity. It is the same when the form is not there. In other words, you have to be lucid in every decision.
It is also not advisable to be afraid of losing. This is the moment when certain expressions make sense. As an example, as we say what risks wins. In addition, one must know how to accept to lose. You should also expect to lose money, especially when you are just starting out. In the same vein, you have to think in the long term. We learn from mistakes and we play for the next moves.
All in all, we can say that playing online poker is based on studies and mathematical probabilities. Therefore, bluffing doesn’t really happen. Moreover, it is important to be lucid in order to make the best decision. Moreover, for better concentration, do not exceed 20 minutes of play.