All right guys, so I've recently been playing a lot of poker online, and later today I'm going to give an unorganized and unstructured guide to how to make money online playing poker. I've deposited 25$, lost it (I bought into a lot of SnG's, or tournaments which you buy into, when I was under the influence of drugs, but that's not excuse) and am currently trying to find out how to improve my game, and I'll update this thread consistently with new information to help everyone.
What you're going to need:
- Basic knowledge of Texas Hold'em Poker
- 10$ or more
If you don't know how to play Texas Hold'em, simply look it up, there are so many sites that can describe it much better than me out there.
So first you're going to need to deposit money. I'm personally using FullTiltPoker.com, where the min. deposit is 10$ for credit cards, don't know about the other minimums, but they're pretty low. Now for to implement my current method, you're going to have to use FullTiltPoker, as you're going to be using a special type of game that is only exclusive to their site. If you're planning to deposit 50$+ or more, notify me so we can both get bonuses for your joining.
On the subject of bonuses, when a poker site says they'll double your money, they won't literally double it for free, they'll award you points for certain things, such as how much money you earn and how much money you buy in to a tournament etc., and once you get a certain amount you get 10% of the amount you deposited, and so receive your full amount of cash in 10% increments. If you're signing up at FullTiltPoker, it won't be all that hard to get your bonus money quickly with Rush Poker.
Now what, you may ask, is Rush Poker? Well if you're depositing 10$, you're going to be playing for mere pennies if you're going to take it seriously, and you may start to get bored and not think that all the time waiting in between hands is worth it, so this is where Rush Poker comes in. It's only at FullTilt, and it's where basically every time you fold, you're brought to a new table without having to wait for the betting to come around to you, and then not having to wait even more for the hand to be played. With the tightness you'll be playing, Rush Poker will be a godsend. More info on Rush Poker can be found on FullTiltPoker.com.
So now you've got your 10$, and you want to play poker. Now go to Rush Poker and 5$ into the 0.02$/0.05$ 9-Handed NL Hold'em game. If you don't understand what any of this means, 0.02$ is the Small Blind, 0.02$ is the Big blind, 9-Handed means there are 9people at a table, and No-Limit means there's no limit on how much someone can bet. Once you buy in, you can start making money.
Now there are certain techniques to playing this type of game. The two largest advantages to this game are: The greatly reduced wait-time and the fact that no one has any reads on you. What i mean by this, is that no one knows your style of play, and how much you bluff or not. Now the simple technique here is to play tight-aggressive, with a little twist. That little twist is, almost always bet/fold, because limping (calling big blind pre-flop) is giving the big blind a free chance to see the flop at all times. As long as you play only good hands, and raise at pre-flop only with them, you can hit nothing on the flop and still win the pot without having anything, by simple betting 3x the big blind, because if the flop is pretty mediocre, such betting will cause most players to fold. Try to isolate the pot by having fewer players enter it, and then bluff, and I guarantee you'll make them much more likely to fold, even if they have a low pair. But watch out, if they bet you and you have nothing, fold. If you have nothing and get a bet, fold, because no ones going to take notice of you bluffing because you play with different people every single hand you play. But you have to be careful, and know when to realize that you really shouldn't call that bet, or raise so much to such a flop, because the small losses are worth the money earned in the long run.
For all the knowledge you really need, check this sort of compendium of poker knowledge: http://www.flopturnriver.com/pokerfo...re-123008.html I'm sure an hour or more of scanning this material will change your gameplay for the better, almost guaranteed.
I'll probably add more to this sometime in the near future, but for now, I hope you enjoyed this small guide!