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Online Poker Strategy: Videos to Break It All Down

Jun 3, 2008
An online poker strategy requires a change in perspective if you habitually play poker in physical locations because the rules of engagement are different and there are different stresses and pressures on the player. Online poker is often seen as a more accommodating option for novices, allowing them a n excellent way to learn the game whilst being removed from the pressures and demands that playing the game in person entails. Certainly, the major psychological pressures such as tells and the need to bluff are removed, but this does not mean that there is no need for an online poker strategy, because online poker is rather challenging in of itself.

There are a number of online poker strategy videos available and whilst this may seem a rather bizarre way to learn the game, online poker strategy videos go one step further than actual online poker games and give novices the benefit of the theory without actually risking their money. More than just a sexed up version of the humble manual, an online poker strategy video will allow the viewer to learn how to play the game with the input of an expert who will no doubt be able to provide valuable insights into the game that will not and cannot be replicated in the manuals.

There are several different ways of learning and the overwhelming majority of people learn most effectively with the use of visual materials such as videos rather than dry reams of manuals and paperwork. Most of these videos will give a breakdown and overview of all the rules concerning the various forms of poker. Given how many different variations there are, this can often prove to be bewildering for the novice player. Actually seeing the rules in force, being implemented makes things much easier to understand and control whereas simply reading them off the front of a book will not have the same practical benefit.

Earlier on the article we touched on online poker strategy videos being excellent because they offer information that simply cannot be taught or conveyed effectively (if indeed at all) via a book or manual. One of the most evident examples of this is "posture" for poker games, which encompasses how to sit at the poker table, how to deal with facial expressions to avoid giving too much away etc.

"Tells", or involuntary gestures of the body which are an indicator of emotion are often used by players to determine whether a prospective player is indeed bluffing or not. Whilst this is an issue that will not feature too much in online poker, it is important to note that tells are a crucial element in physical poker, so being aware of the elements involved is quite crucial. Of course being able to hide your "tells" whilst a very difficult to do, is a very powerful skill to learn and so you may want to devote sometime to doing this.
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