When you’re playing online poker one of the first things you will realize is that the grind is real. It can seem like an unending process when you sign up for your first account and create your initial bankroll. Every time you make a deposit or turn a profit, it’s entirely possible to lose it right away again. The key to overcoming this obstacle – and succeeding in poker qq online – is to play smarter than everyone else.
Let’s assume you have already started doing the basics – read strategy articles about betting patterns and pot odds, watched videos about preflop hand ranges and position plays – but then what? There’s a lot of information out there and you don’t have a chance to learn it all, but luckily poker is a game where not all the information is available from the start. Most decisions in online poker are based on incomplete or incorrect information, which means that if you want to win big in the long run, you need to exploit this.
When people make bad decisions in poker, they fail to realize how much value they receive from being able to play one hand compared to another. If betting round after round without seeing showdown makes your decision making more accurate overall then it’s a mistake not putting down money preflop unless you’re getting 4:1 on turn and river – regardless of whether the odds of your opponent making a better hand on average than yours is 16% or 50%.
Another case where you need to exploit the information gap is when “going for it” and attempting to win all of your money back, which is usually called “grinding.” When you deride someone who’s playing many tables and grinding aggressively online, remember that their hourly earnings are mainly determined by how often they play. If five tables cost $2/hour total in game selection, then 40 tables cost $0.5/hour each. The more profitable edge you have over your opponents means that this tradeoff always has an inherent value – if you’re good enough to be able to play 20 tables at once effectively (and can handle the physical strain) you should do it because the opportunity cost of not playing is so great.
In the real world, the amount of talent and skill required to achieve something is a strong indicator of its value. In fact, some things are so valuable that you can’t put a price on them – ask your parents how much they’re willing to pay for a new kidney if you get sick later in life.