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Top 10 online poker tips for 2022

21 March 2022

With online poker more popular than ever, this is the perfect year to jump in on the trend and start playing the game. That said, the emergence of online poker means that you’ll come across tough opponents, regardless of which poker site you play on.

Tadas Peckaitis gives tips to help you improve your game.

Tadas Peckaitis gives tips to help you improve your game.

To that end, we’ve filtered the top 10 online poker tips for 2022, which will help you improve your online poker experience and hopefully lead to more wins playing online.

10. Start with low stakes
Whether you have experience playing live poker games or are playing poker for real money for the first time, it’s always best to start with low stakes tables when playing online.

It will take some time for you to get fully comfortable with online dynamics. For example, online poker typically has a much faster pace than live games. So, don’t put too much money in the pot right off the bat. Experiment with different platforms, and increase the stakes as you go.

9. Don’t multi table as a beginner
One of the great advantages of online poker compared to live games is that you can play multiple tables simultaneously. This makes it a much more effective game in terms of maximizing your profits in the same amount of time.

While the best poker apps offer an easy option to play as many tables as you like, we recommend sticking to just one in your first few weeks.

In line with the previous tip, it’s perfectly fine to start slow and then increase the number of tables with time. The key thing to ensure is that you’re confident enough to handle playing several tables at once, so you don’t get overwhelmed at any point in your experience.

8. Use tracking software
If you want to enhance your play and decision-making abilities, implementing poker tracking software is a great way to do so. Even simple software can help you see how your opponents are playing and their tendencies, which will help you learn much faster and be a better player yourself.

Online poker tracking software enables you to easily determine the type of opponent you’re up against and adjust accordingly. Moreover, you can use tracking software to analyze your playing style and improve your weak points.

7. Take advantage of welcome bonuses
Almost all sites now offer attractive poker sign-up bonuses, so make sure to take advantage. If you pick a room that gives you free starting capital or doubles your deposit, you will have a bigger bankroll from the get go and can use those funds to get more experience.

This is only a positive thing, and if you are just learning the ropes, it might make sense to register to a few different sites to maximize the value of extra bonuses that you can get, so always keep it in mind. Your win rate with the bonus will be better, and even if you are losing some cash at the beginning, the bonus amount can offset it.

6. Create a distraction-free environment
You can play online poker whenever and wherever you want to. That said, it’s also good to set some limits and create a distraction-free environment so that you can focus on the game and avoid making poor decisions.

With that in mind, some of the most common distractions include watching television while playing, looking at your phone while other online poker players act, or talking to your household members during games.

While you might think that you can handle multi-tasking, you’ll most likely be missing out on useful information that would help you be more profitable. So, find a quiet and comfy corner and make sure you’re not distracted by anything around you, as this will give you the best chances to win and learn as you go.

5. Don’t shy away from attacking
If you’re a beginner or fairly inexperienced poker player, you might be uncomfortable with attacking your opponents, even when they show obvious weaknesses. That said, you shouldn’t stray away from doing so, as it can be a very profitable strategy.

Rather than calling with many mediocre hands, play fewer holdings, but do so by raising and entering pots aggressively. This alone will put you ahead of many low-stakes players.

On top of that, look for good opportunities to steal the pot. For instance, you should go in more aggressively if you notice your opponent’s weak play in a heads-up pot, such as checking both on the flop or the turn. This is just one of many examples, but make sure to keep an eye for any signs of weakness and take advantage of that.

4. Fold when you’re uncertain
The skill of knowing when to let go of a hand is often the difference that separates good online poker players from bad ones. Moreover, knowing when you should let go of a good pair when you’re uncertain takes a lot of discipline.

That said, a simple rule of thumb to follow is to fold if you’re not sure. Calling too often will put you on the fast track of losing your entire bankroll. Of course, this is easier said than done, especially if you have a strong hand and are a naturally curious person. But, if you’re in it for the long term, this tip is crucial to remember.

3. Master bluffing
While it depends on how aggressive opponents you will find based on where you are playing, people still love to bluff. If you play in one of the top poker sites in the U.K., you will find even more bluffing than usual, so mastering it can be a valuable tool.

Generally speaking, it’s easier to bluff online because you’re taking the human factor out of the equation. As other players can’t see your mannerisms, you can get away with bluffing more often than in live poker games.

Thus, mastering bluffing will help you pick more wins yourself and identify other players trying to steal the pot.

For instance, some of the most common online poker bluffs include making larger than normal bets when the situation on the board makes such action is not really logical. This way, inexperienced players try to buy the pot, so you should be on the lookout for it.

Avoid playing when you are tilting.

Avoid playing when you are tilting.

2. Play when you’re in the right mood
People often talk about the importance of the mental side of poker. And although you’re playing online poker and not sitting beside poker players, the mental side of the game is still very much present. So, make sure you’re only playing when you really want to play.

Even more so, avoid playing when you’re tilting. It is challenging to learn how to control tilting and not let it impact your confidence or decision-making, but this is what separates top players from the rest.

1. Be consistent
Lastly, we want to highlight the importance of one aspect that many online poker players disregard too often. This is not being consistent in their sessions and switching between games and stakes too often.

Online poker makes it super convenient to switch between different variations and stake sizes. However, this is a double-edged sword, as jumping between formats and variants means you’re not focusing on a particular game enough to master it.

So, choose one format and become an expert in it, instead of being an average player in several formats. Let your bankroll dictate how you’ll play, be consistent and focus on long-term results.
Top 10 online poker tips for 2022 is republished from Online.CasinoCity.com.
Tadas Peckaitis

Tadas Peckaitis has been a professional poker player, coach and author for almost a decade. He is a manager and head coach at mypokercoaching.com where he shares his experience, and poker strategy tips.
Tadas plays poker, mostly online, but also manages to play live events while travelling through Europe and the U.S.
He is a big fan of personal effectiveness and always trying to do more. Tadas regularly shares his knowledge about both of these topics with his students, and deeply enjoys it.
Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, or visit www.mypokercoaching.com
Tadas Peckaitis
Tadas Peckaitis has been a professional poker player, coach and author for almost a decade. He is a manager and head coach at mypokercoaching.com where he shares his experience, and poker strategy tips.
Tadas plays poker, mostly online, but also manages to play live events while travelling through Europe and the U.S.
He is a big fan of personal effectiveness and always trying to do more. Tadas regularly shares his knowledge about both of these topics with his students, and deeply enjoys it.
Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, or visit www.mypokercoaching.com