The good thing about poker these days is there is always a game to be found online regardless of your budget, but not every player stays in their budget range. The problem for a lot of players is that a large majority of people still look at poker as 30 minutes of gambling – but these sorts of player will tend to deposit a certain amount and put the whole lot at risk in a mater of minutes.Well, different people deal with this principle in different ways – personally, if I know I have a certain budget to play with, then I like to stick to a few (in my opinion) helpful rules.
Ok, so I’m down but I’m not out, at least I’m managing my funds, and giving myself the best chance to get back in the game. So now we must go out to play again with 75% of your initial budget remaining – so in order to ensure I last a few more games, I’m going to set myself 25% of what I have left to play with, so even if the worst were still to happen in this game, I’ll still have over half (56.25%) of what I started with, rather than nothing.So on this second stage of play, let’s say I’ve had a good win and increased my bankroll – now, rather than go and risk all my winnings.
This is just for the women who play poker so men go away! Seriously, you can’t read this if you’re a dude. I recommend that the male reader go to the next post right away. You don’t want your manhood being questioned because you’re reading an article written STRICTLY for women players!Ok ladies, now that I got rid of all the men let’s talk shop. Men are an assuming bunch. We love ‘em, we hate ‘em. You know how that goes. A woman can use her female wiles to advance her poker game. Here’s why. Whenever a woman sits down at a poker table (even a virtual poker table online) the men at the table make an assumption.
That assumption is usually that the woman will not be as good a poker player as the men are. They don’t give women credit for the ability to be good poker players. I guess they don’t think we can master the strategic part of the game, or maybe we just can’t grasp mathematical concepts. Maybe we lack the aggression to be good poker players. We’re just too passive by nature to be any good.When I sit down at the poker table I prefer to think of myself as “the black widow.” Sure, I smile sheepishly at the men. I may fumble my chips awkwardly. I start up lighthearted conversations and react seemingly with awe when my male counterparts win a hand. I flirt – oh my, how I flirt! I may even show missed drawing hands that make it appear that I’m playing loose.
Do not be fooled by my antics for I am weaving my web of deception, waiting for the unsuspecting male black widow to arrive (so what the hell do they call the male of their species?). I seduce the poor fellow and have my way with him. Alright!! Get your mind out of the gutter. I simply mean that I build a huge pot and he still thinks I’m the sheepish woman who couldn’t possibly play poker. And then I spring my trap. I push in a huge bet knowing I have the nuts. What’s the poor guy to do? He’s pretty much pot committed and he can’t lose face in front of his male cronies. He calls my bet and I flip over the nuts and rake in a big pot. Another one bites the dust! Hey, maybe I should act surprised here and say I thought you had me beat – that sure was scary. And so it goes.
If you are new to online poker you may not know that texas holdem cash games are one of the most profitable sources of income today. It is a huge adrenaline rush playing in cash games online. With todays explode of new players sitting at the poker tables by the thousands daily, one can profit greatly from new players mistakes. Most new players starting out have only played free texas holdem poker online, which is FAR different then playing cash games.
With free online poker, many players constantly play like maniacs without a care in the world or regard for the poker chips. Most people do not understand that to be profitable online, you need to gain experience by playing REAL money cash games, not play money. Who cares when you’re playing cash games to go all in with AJ, 54, 98, 27, etc… when you can just reload your play chips right away if you lose? There is no point in playing for play money, the only true way to gain a grasp on online poker is to play for real money. When playing for real money it is extremely important to develop a cash game strategy to make you a stable income day after day and month after month. When you are playing cash games you can go from zero to hero in a few hands.
In interesting fact that you may want to know is that the largest online poker pot ever won in a cash game was slightly over $375K. Could you imagine this type of hand? If you don’t believe me go to YouTube and type in largest online poker pot and you will see it. It was sick and worth more than a house! I couldn’t imagine winning that much but I can imagine winning 10K+ a month, my current average salary. Earning 10K a month just buy playing cash games online is a nice feat, especially when you understand that it is more than 100K a year! My goal when I first started playing cash games was just to make 100 dollars a day. I accomplished this goal in the first two weeks, not by luck but by having the kind of patience it takes to win cash games.