Waiter, Check Please! This dame walks in.. long legs,.. lip stick… you know the type. She lays down $2,000 at a 2-4 no limit, she’s bought in as the chip leader. Her mind is set to buy the pot on all top hands. She is so beautiful and fit, she must jog daily unless she uses pure green coffee to maintain such a gracious silhouette without an once of extra fat.
Next to the lovely slim lady is bad-boy Johnny in a leather jacket and mirrored shades, using the big-boy voice, making big-boy noise, making big-boy bets.. his mind is set that the rest of the table will be easily persuaded by a lot of movements and hand gestures.
And then, there’s you. Now, being the good sport that you are: you’re going to take their money from them but you’re going to use more than your good looks (for as few and far between as those are.) Both the opponents are going to play hard with their money. You on the other hand are not going to play hard… actually, you’re going to hardly play. Poker is a game of patience and if you’re not betting with your head, you’re hoping for the best when you throw your money down. Don’t rely on buying pots because that’s poor strategy; plus you can’t outbet the lady: you either have the hand or you don’t. Play certain hands like you just flopped the nuts. If you get dealt pocket rockets: are you going to go all in without letting the small guys put their money in first? Use patience, check to bad-boy Johnny and let him and the lady duke it out.
Tables to avoid – The exaggeration that you just read is actually a lot more common than most people think (give or take the leather jacket). The possibility that you are going to sit at an online table with somebody whose sitting on a $60,000 poker account is very possible. You are either going to play in to him/her or he/she will play in to you. You can’t have it both ways; in the long run, you either play or get played. Watch and learn, then bet to win.
That there boy has done his homework. While some of us have had a dream of becoming the world’s finest Poker Players, some of the other people have had a dream of becoming the world’s finest black-hat hacker (black-hat is a term used for the bad guys in the hacking industry, white-hat hackers try to brake barriers for the good of mankind(you don’t have to believe that last part if you don’t want to.) Sounds like a dream to me because there’s so many hackers.. It’s a well known fact that Social Security #s are like Gold.
If somebody else gets your social security # and want to raise ****, well then that’s what he/she is going to do (that is if they can get your #). I’ve heard people say time and time again, that they had joined some type of random company through a SECURE connection. That’s nice. A large issue often overlooked by surfers is what happens after the SECURE transaction. After your credit card #, social security #, address, etc. etc. is in a database: what’s going to stop somebody from hacking in to the database after the “secured transaction?”
Who’s who in this online security business anyway? What does this have to do with Poker? Those are questions for you to ask yourself, better yet you should probably be asking the Poker Company you’re playing with about their security measurements. I’m throwing ideas out for you because I’ve had to deal with my information being abused years ago. I was buying somebody’s gas from a different country for a while and my credit card kept reactivating because somebody would call back in and reactivate with my information. It was a vicious cycle.
Recently, I had the pleasure of corresponding with a representitive from Pokerroom.com that assisted me with some of the details that we just covered. I had to know what made them stand above the crowd, believe me when I say I’ve done my homework. When it comes down to Safe and clean downloading, Security measurements, and being able to play Texas holdem without the hassles, you and I both know to keep our eyes in the table. That’s why most people don’t see the weak points in a system until a problem arises, you have to make sure somebody’s watching your number 2 while your watching your number 1. That’s why Pokerroom.com has dominated a large portion of the competition, they’re holding the “World’s 3rd largest” Online Poker Business for good reasons. They’re all really good companies but now you know where to find me if you’d like to test my skills.
Listen to this: Pokerroom.com recently sweetened the pot for you by giving chipshuffler.com’s viewers a 40% sign-on bonus up to $200. If you’re going to play, do your homework and play smart (and don’t lose your money).
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Below are some basics about online poker. I almost purchased some hyped poker books but then I figured, who’s going to type that in. Consider this: if you have to rake a certain amount of hands before you get your bonus, are you maximizing your profitability by playing low limit pots, if you are: stay where you are? If you’re looking to take Poker more seriously, you might consider higher stakes (HOWEVER!) If you find yourself making childish mistakes and you’re not playing tight, chances are: you’re not making enough money at it either. Take a look at the Poker hands page if your not familiar with how your hands rank.
I know that many companies have made efforts in protecting their customers from scams such as networking Online rooms. If you are a hustler, good for you, that’s a rough/dirty business (if you’re practice is illegal, you’ve probably taken my money before too). I don’t believe in using communication methods to “beat-the-Game instead of the man.” If you don’t hustle,… don’t get too comfortable because there are players that do and you don’t want to be in a no-limit Game when there’s a run-of-the-mill scam artist playing with you. Most companies have provided excellent security methods to protect your bets though. Choose wisely and stick with whom you’ve become comfortable with. Poker is a very profitable business if done correctly. Almost every Poker player is going to play different if it’s for his/her money, so if you want to make money, make money with somebody elses money (don’t ruin your credit because I said that, I’m talking about somebody else’s money from the poker table.)