Online and Offline Poker Tells

“Poker tells” are indications or signs that your opponent is showing unknowingly when he has a certain hand (good or bad). Usually those tells are based on psychological indications who can reveal a poker player. Poker tells can be divided into two sections: Online tells and Offline tells.

Online tells

  • In Limit Texas Hold’em a fast call within a board that has flush or straight draw potential can be a good indicator that this player needs one more card.
  • In Limit Texas Hold’em a fast raise after the flop usually is a sign for having top pair.
  • Usually when an online poker player takes himself more time for his next move and then makes a raise it’s less likely that he is bluffing.
  • Somebody who is raising preflop all the time, even with medium strong hands is being on Tilt.

Offline tells

  • If an inexperienced player puts his cards in front of his mouth then this usually means that he has a strong hand.
  • If an poker player is reaching for his drink way too often it’s also a sign of being nervous.
  • If a weak player keeps looking at you, generally it means he is bluffing.
  • Once a poker player starts to count his chips right after the flop, then he likely has a very strong hand.

Online Poker Tips

As a poker newbie who wants to start playing online poker most people feel helpless and insecure at the beginning of their poker career. The reason for that should be pretty obvious, since nobody wants to lose his hard earned money for a game that he yet doesn’t even fully understand.

To minimize that risk and to give you a little advantage over other amateur poker player here are some useful online poker tips that will help you:

What do you need at the beginning?

-Poker Basic Knowledge
-Poker Rooms for playing
-Money
-Overview

Poker Basic Knowledge

Most people who want to start playing online poker usually played poker with their friends at home. Be aware that online poker has nothing to do with the game you played with your buddies, since this is all about money and how to win it. You should read these articles first before continuing How to Improve your Poker GameSmall and Big Poker MistakesWhen to quit a Poker SessionDifferent kinds of Poker Players.

Poker Rooms

I will just mention the biggest and most popular rooms for playing, however you can choose any room that suits you:
pokerstars.com, fulltiltpoker.com, 888.com

Money

Of course you need a basic bankroll by what you can play with. I would advise you to start with a lower sum of money, before going for the big game.

Overview

Always keep track about the amount of money you paid in and of course keep record about the amount of money you have won/lost. You have to do this so you don’t lose control. Losing control means absolute chaos for a poker player and that is the last thing we want!

Words of Poker Advice

Here I will list 7 poker tips who will help you getting better at poker.

1. Never drink while playing     

This can ruin your game, your bankroll and much more!

2. Choose an online room with reputation

This will make sure that you can play safe

3. Learn all terms that are regularly used at Poker

This article will help you with that

4. Always stay focused on your cards and your opponents

One moment of absence can cost you a lot of money

5. Don’t play over your limit

Having bad beats on tables that are way over your limit can ruin you

6. Use all data that you can get from your opponents

Knowing your poker opponents strong and weak points will help you a lot

7. Don’t rush things

Poker is a game were patience is one of the most important attributes

Be Careful with Online Poker

Online poker is becoming more and more popular every day. The concept of online poker has caused revolutionary changes in the game itself. It was 1998 when the first online poker room was presented to the public by “Planet Poker”.

Because of its popularity several other companies have decided to open their poker websites in the following years. This industry was slowly becoming a vital part of the gambling industry. In the recent years there are dozens of websites that are offering online poker games.

But besides the improvement and the wide offer of online poker another thing is also taking place in this online industry and that’s a lot of scamming websites and cheating players. That’s why you need to be careful before you place your money online. There are few things that you should consider before starting a game of online poker.

Pick a reliable site
We would strongly advise you to choose a website that already has some successful history. As we have mentioned before, there are websites that are offering online poker for a decade. These websites are certainly reliable and safe. But you should not always pick the ones that have long history because the new websites often offer good promotions and discounts. If you want to choose some relatively newer site make sure to read a lot of reviews for it, join a forum that is related to online poker or find a good review website.

Faster game play means faster chances of losing
Thanks to the internet we are now able to play poker whenever we want from wherever we want. However this benefit can sometimes hurt our budget. At a real table there are small breaks between hands and you can leave the table more quickly compared to online poker. Because of its availability online poker is more addictive and sometimes if you are in a bad run you can lose money faster. Be careful and don’t forget your budget and your guidelines that you have set before starting the game.

Stay Focused
Although it seems that it is easier to play at home compared to a noisy casino with lots of people, sometimes playing at home can defocus you. This is especially noticeable if you are not alone at your home. If the TV is on or maybe someone is talking on the phone you can easily be distracted and start losing. So try to play only when there are good terms for playing.

Bigger chances to become addicted
There is always a chance to become addicted with poker but these chances are much bigger if you start playing online poker. The simple process to start a game with just a few clicks makes it available 24/7 as long as you have access to the internet. It’s very comfortable to play from your home for example. You can play, take a break and continue, while if you are playing conventional poker you have to go to the casino. That’s why you need to be careful and if you are a serious poker player make a schedule or time frame when are you going to play.