Here are a few quick tips that should help you new players when playing poker online...
- Know all the rules of the game before you start playing.
- Keep notes on certain players. With sometimes abstract names and no faces to recognize, it's the best way to learn more about your opponents.
- After you've been at the table for while you'll know who the strong players are, stay away from going head to head with these people until you've got some practice under your belt.
- After the flop, analyze your hand well and have it set in your head what you’re drawing for if you don't already have a hand.
- Don't stay in on a hand with a small pot when another player raises the bet a lot unless you know you have the winning hand. 'Pot Odds' refers to the amount of each bet you have to call versus the amount in the pot (prospective winnings). If it's a bad bet, don't make it.
- When you have a great hand make the other players pay to see it.
- Don't get pushed around or intimidated by other players. Often players with large bankrolls will try to take advantage of players with less money by 'bullying' them. You can actually take advantage of this behavior when your hands are strong.
- Keep a poker odds sheet with you if you're not comfortable with what may be dealt, knowing the odds will help.