Secrets of online poker
Freerolls are free tournaments where you can play for real money or non-cash prizes without wagering.
There are countless freerolls, and when you sign up to an online poker room, you also get access to other exclusive freerolls.
Basically, freerolls are something like a bonus for the customers of a poker room.
How do you clear your bonus?
There is one thing you need to know. The bonuses you get from an online poker room must first be cleared before the bonus amount is credited to your account.
To release a bonus or part of it, you have to play a certain number of hands for real money. In addition, you only have a fixed number of days (usually 30 or 60) to do so.
Therefore, after making your first deposit, you should try to play as much as possible to release as much of your bonus as possible.
How to find your way around the lobby
In the lobby of an online poker room you will find all the cash game tables and tournaments. At first, this can be a bit much and confusing.
In addition, most poker rooms offer a Quick Start option, which is especially helpful for newcomers. You simply enter the variant, the limit and the number of players, click on “Play now” and you will be seated at the desired table.
Normally, the lobby is divided into Cash Games, Tournaments and Sit & Goes. Under each of these headings you will find several tables, which can be filtered according to your preferences.
Many online poker rooms have beginner tables, which are highly recommended for beginners. You can only play one table, but that doesn’t matter because you are just learning the game. Also, because of this and the slow pace of play, good players stay away from these tables.
Record your results
You should always record your poker results. Fortunately, there are now various tracking software such as Pokertracker or Hold’em Manager that can do this for you.
After a session, you should analyse it with the help of the software. Special attention should be paid to the win rate, the number of flops seen and the Went to Showdown value (WTSD).
There are also numerous online tracking sites that can help you analyse the results.
How can I qualify for live events online?
Many poker players dream of qualifying for a big live tournament online for a few dollars and winning millions, just like Chris Moneymaker did back then.
Nowadays it is easier than ever to qualify for a major tournament online, as all online poker rooms offer satellites, steps and qualifiers.
Multitabling can be very profitable
One of the main differences between online and live poker is that online you can play multiple tables at the same time.
This allows you to play better than average starting hands, which gives you a big advantage as the hand progresses. Therefore, multitabling can be very profitable, given the right approach.
Many online pros therefore play more than eight tables simultaneously.
What many beginners don’t know is that for every hand you play for real money, you earn Player Points, which can be converted into cash or non-cash prizes.
Player Points are a reward for regular and frequent players. They can be exchanged for cash and attractive merchandise, or used as buy-ins for tournaments.
Therefore, they should be used wisely! When you have collected enough points, you can exchange them for great prizes.