So you decided to discover the online poker world, but you are a bit afraid as you do not actually know the game. Well, don’t be! Poker rules can be complicated if you are new to the game but with a few practice sessions, you will be able to roll your way into winning. No matter if you play poker at one of the numerous variations, the rule of the game is to simply win the pot by having the best hand or by having all the other players at the table fold before the showdown.
As there are many variations of poker available online, this article will focus on the Texas Hold’em poker rules to explain how poker generally works. This poker game is played between 2 to 10 players where one player will act as the dealer. When you are in this position, you are also known to be in the button and the position of the dealer always rotates clockwise after every hand. The two consecutive players to the left of the dealer are known as the small blind and the big blind respectively. These two positions in a poker game entail the compulsory bets of a pre-determined amount. These bets will then make up the base amount in the pot before any cards are dealt.
Two of the finest poker players are battling it out right through the end of the year to see who will be the United Kingdom’s top-earning online player of 2014. As it stands now with two weeks/updates left to go, the man on top is Patrick Leonard. He’s a remarkably strong player based out of Newcastle upon Tyne in the U.K. Although his age isn’t listed online, his photos (such as the one nearby) show he’s likely somewhere in his 20s or early 30s (at the most).
According to Poker News, they expect Leonard and his main competition, Vicente Delgado, to duel it out until the end of the year. Apparently the two have been “leapfrogging” one another for the top spot throughout 2014, though it’s looking good for Leonard as we get closer to January. He’s a solid 500 points ahead of his competition, so it’s highly likely that we’ll see Patrick Leonard named the number-one online player in the U.K.
The World Series of Poker is set in fabulous Las Vegas annually, for the six weeks poker’s best and brightest will descend on the Rio Casino, ready to win it big.
The reward for the main event during the WSOP tournament (the Buy-in No Limit Hold ‘Em), is an eye watering £10million. And interestingly enough, the winner’s prize is a gold bracelet, rather than a trophy.
Does experience matter?
Poker is a funny old game – in certain tournaments the unthinkable can happen, and someone with a wealth of experience is knocked out by a newbie.
A MTT stratagem is the hardest and most vibrant skill in a poker game. Multi table tournaments (MTT) are usually very rewarding with ROIs in the thousands of percentiles. Discussed are the pre-game, early, middle and late stages of MTT tournaments and some in depth knowledge on how to play to win.
When starting out on the poker MTT, it is important to make sure that the placing or the winning rewards justify the hard work done while playing. For example, if you are placed 5th in 2500 player contestants after a four hours play, and you win a paltry $4, then you are wasting your time and efforts. Even if your desire is to win while on the tournament, ensure that you have the time to do so.
Most MTT normally take a lot of time to come to conclusion, thus it is essential that you have the time to see the tournament to the end. When the contestants settle to start on the tournament, most are aware that they are likely to lose. There are many variables, for instance the bad-beat chance and all-in’s that the player will have in order to ride on their winning luck. Most likely, the fields will partially be discounted immediately so the contestant has every opportunity of winning.