Online Poker Strategies: Steps To Start The Game

Have you thought about the amount of time you have been playing online poker and until now you still haven’t got the results you expect?

You are not the only one to whom this happens, for this reason our team of experts took the trouble to analyze a number of winning strategies that will make you play like a pro and get good results.

Raise the polarized range of your bets:

Before the flop arrives, a high percentage of players start with at least one of two ranks in order to raise their opponent’s hands and increase their betting level. But this is a risky strategy, as you are inadvertently placing all of their cards face up, giving your opponents the advantage of winning or folding without risking their bet.

Once someone realizes that raising their bet with only high value hands is a strategy that can lead to more losses than gains, they usually switch to a linear range, which means they raise their hands again.  The strongest hands are AJ and 7-7.

So this is not a good strategy against players who only reraise high value hands and hands that work well against a linear player who has on average: 2-2 or 6s-5s.

You will find that few analytical players choose to relaunch preflop with hands that do not work with linear ranges and they recognize how damaging it can be to do so on a regular basis.

In many cases, the ideal magnification range is the combined one. So we recommend you go for hands like AA, KK, QQ, JJ and AK , as well as, for example, Ac-9d, Kd-5d and 9s-6s.

Keep in mind that by asking for cards, you can evaluate whether it is a good hand or not before investing a significant amount of money.  

Reraising preflop with a balanced bet range also allows you to play a wider range in an aggressive way, dramatically increasing the profitability of your high-value hands.

Finally, if your opponents are not sure if you have good cards or nothing, they will have a very bad time playing against you, this will force them to make very costly mistakes.

Increase the bet on heads up posts

While it is true that many fans know that the bet increases when their hand improves, they often fail on the next bet when the flop is totally lost.

In the following scenario, you are facing only one opponent, on the flops that should be good for your range and bad for your opponent’s range, you must bet next almost every time.

Here’s an example, when you pre-flop from your starting position and the blind calls are big, it’s a good time to bet again.  

Flops that you should consider checking back include 8d-7d-2s and 6c-5c-4c because, on average, they should be much better for your opponent’s range than yours.

Now that you have this information, if you raise your positions to a wider range, you can get ahead by betting on almost all tables a high percentage of the time because any flop could possibly connect with your hand.

You should keep the following in mind, if you only move into a tight range from a specific position, then you should bet less frequently on certain flops as it will sometimes be clear that the flop is terrible for your range.