101 Tips for Playing Online

50.  Do use a combination of poker knowledge and situational strategy.

51.  Do play 20-30% of your hands.

52.  Do have a clearly defined set of hands that you will enter a pot with in different raise/call situations.

53.  Do check and note your statistics during your online play.

54.   Do use situational judgment strategies in poker.

55.  Do not assume that every hand is like the last one.

56.  Do not assume that all starting hands should be handled in the same manner.

57.  Do practice playing.

58.  Do master the art of gaining the most profit on your winning hands in different situations.

59.  Do practice newer strategies on low level games.

60.  Do not enter games when you are emotionally unprepared to play.

61.  Do not discuss hands while they are still in play.

62.  Do not try new strategies that you are not prepared for in games that are important to you or to your bankroll.

63.  Do not let one bad play set the tone for the rest of your game.

64.  Do not let one good play grow into over confidence.

65.  Do recognize the playing style of the others at your table.

66.  Do bluff in situations where your opponents are likely to fold.

67.  Do not attempt a bluff against opponents who are likely to call.

68.  Do not give up. Even if you are down to your last chip. That chip can bring you all the way back to a cashing position.

69.  Do understand the concept of “M Zones”. Even if you do not employ the strategy yourself, it can lead to a better understanding of your opponents play.

70.  Do pay attention to the chat and learn what you can about your opponents by what they say.

71.  Do not give away information in the chat that opponents can use against you.



72.  Do track your hand history to help pin point your weaknesses and strong points.

73.  Do keep a diary or blog of your sessions.

74.  Do learn from your mistakes and what you did right.

75.  Do work to better your play.

76.  Do partner with a poker playing friend to review your strategy, or find one in a community or forum.

77.  Do visit and post hands on online poker forums to get a better perspective of specific hands.

78.  Do analyze and study hands that you might not have been involved in but were a key element to someone else’s game.

79.  Do ask why another player played a hand the way they did. You can get different perspective on playing strategies.

80.  Do note the overall attitude of the table you are playing on.

81.  Do note your attitude and mood when playing.

82.  Do not let yourself go on tilt.

83.  Do be honest with yourself about your play.

84.  Do not put a bad session/tournament/game up to misfortune.

85.  Do look at hands from both the viewpoint of maximizing bets won and minimizing losses when behind.


Bankroll Management

86.  Do know how much you need to play with to be competitive.

87.  Do know how much money you need to cover your “life” expenses and how much is left for your poker bankroll.

88.  Do not take more risk with your reserve money than you do with your chip stack at the table.

89.  Do not count bonuses as part of your bankroll until you are able to withdraw them.

90.  Do not have the “I’ll get it back” attitude. If you are losing too much, step away from the computer. Poker will be there tomorrow.

91.  Do not move up in limits/buy-ins until you have the skill set to match.

92.  Do not move up in limits/buy-ins until you have the bankroll to match.

93.  Do have a clear idea of how much you are willing to wager in each session.

94.  Do know when to quit when you are losing.

95.  Do know how to quit while you’re ahead.

96.  Do not measure your poker experiences based on the outcomes of single games.

97.  Do approach poker looking at the overall picture of your winnings and losses over a period of time.

98.  Do keep track of your wins and losses.

99.  Do not enter games where you are not experienced enough for the stakes.

100.   Do not play with “scared money”. If you are afraid to lose it –  you should not be playing with it.

101.    Do recognize that poker has ups and downs and your bankroll will reflect this.

There you have it a general 101 do and don’t list for playing online poker. For more in-depth strategy and poker tips, please see articles under the strategy menu item on this site.

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