I have been playing poker now for over a year, and I have found that one of the most profitable ways to make money playing poker is to watch poker tournaments. Now I don’t talk about having to actually play in them or anything, but I find it very easy to watch. The shows are full of towns and cities and how people live there, sometimes with a slight tv filter.
Now I could talk about tournaments in 7meter, and how they work, but I think it is a lot easier to talk about watching them from the comfort of your own home and how they are broadcast. Lets start out with the good and bad points, I have done both in the past couple years.
I watched a little over $2.7 million dollars won by a 24 year old from Connecticut last year. Now that’s a big win I know, but in the year that he played he went from $100 pocket change into over $2.7 million. Not bad for a guy that watched cards for 10 hours a day. He says that its a combination of skill, luck, and how you play the game not only. I am going to let you in on a little secret about cards that unless you are a bricks and mortar poker player need to stay out of casinos.
The biggest mistake many poker players make is playing too many hands. This is one of the fastest ways to lose and get CARD BOARD!!! You need to fold some hands, and you need to fold some hands to win. Some of the players that I see on TV all have some of the worst cards on the table. This is due to playing online, where players see more hands per hour than at a brick and mortar.
How to win at poker depends on how you play. You need toStudy the game, memorize all of the possible situations, and have a good poker face. Not only that, you need to have confidence in your skills and your game, and never let anyone see you are struggling. If you let them see you are struggling you will never get better, because everyone will want to take your money away from you.
However, if you keep your face completely blank when you are playing, you will be much more successful. It is the big soccer league of sports. If you keep your face blank, you might as well just be taking your shirt off. What I’ve learned from watching a lot of poker tournaments is that the best players don’t like to put a lot of money on the line. They will do a lot better playing small to medium pocket pairs, especially online, than they will play 9-5 poker. The reason is simple, it’s a lot easier to win playing a 6 hand game of cat and mouse than it is playing a 9 hand game of blackjack.
I used to play on the odd occasion, but I never thought to myself, this is what I needed to do for work. Since then, I have quit my day job, and gone from making 500 a night to sometimes making 2 or 3. What a great way to buy into poker tournaments and never have to work again.
Please remember, that even though you can make a lot of money playing online poker tournaments, you can still lose a lot of money. I’ve learned my lessons well. I now know the best way to win at online poker tournaments, is to learn how to play in a poker tournament and constantly make the correct decisions. You can do this by signing up for poker school that will train you in multiple styles of play. You will learn to play a variety of starting hands with many gimmicks.
Make sure you know what a player’s status is before you make your move against them. If you are in a forum poker game, and a particular player is a confirmed loose player, you can be pretty sure you can beat them without playing much. If a player is a confirmed tight player, it may still be possible you can beat them, even if they are very aggressive.
For example, in the event I mentioned earlier of a 24 year old playing with a confirmed loose player, even with hands as weak as 7 – 6, I can’t recommend placing a large amount of money on the line with that tight player. That 24 year old tends to at least win heads up less than 20% of the time, and is a known loose player. You notice them, and you know if you can beat them, you can probably take them apart. That is what they are – known members of the poker community, not as a newbie that can take on anyone.
Sizeable winnings can be earned by taking known loose players to the cleaners. Kudos to you if you can learn to play against them for less than 20$ each session, otherwise you can just keep feeding them for more known handles.