Experience is the master of education, however, even experience can be a cruel way to learn. Some poker pro’s will argue that the only real way to learn how to play poker is by actually playing. Nevertheless, with a little perseverance, you can discover a lot of the best free poker game tips without risking your entire poker bankroll.
Although the Internet is a great place to pick up free poker game tips, the Poker World online is full of misinformation. Poker forums, personal blogs and sales oriented material all proclaim to know all the secrets to winning at poker online. However, much of this information is tainted by personal opinion, inaccurate math and just downright nonsense. You should cautiously approach any poker tips or information with a dose of reality and ensure that what you are reading is verifiable and holds true in the actual application.
For example, I recall reading a website that clearly stated different percentages for making certain hands. The author insisted that if you hold two suited cards, you have a 35% chance of making a flush. This misinformation is not entirely accurate. In reality you have a 0.84% (1 in 118) chance of flopping a flush, a 19.1% chance of making the flush on the turn if two of your flush cards are on the flop, and a 19.1% chance on the river if two of your suit are already on the board.
The confusion comes from the fact that many people will just assume that they have a 38% chance of hitting their flush pre-flop, when holding two suited cards. However that first REQUIRES you to HIT two more suited cards on the flop in order to have the 38% shot BY the river.
When looking for reliable and honest free poker game tips, you must ensure that you are able to verify and prove that the information you are getting is true and accurate. Look for the facts and prove it works to yourself, before you venture into a game and use inaccurate or ill-advised poker strategies. Do not just assume that anything anybody says is the correct poker strategy or the right information to improve your game.
Discover for yourself all the free poker game tips and then take notes of those tips to use later.
Once you gather plenty of free poker game tips and taken notes of them, begin to apply them to your actual poker tournament or cash game. This will help you gain the valuable experience you need to become a winning poker player.
Paul Westin is a professional poker player on several online poker sites and a former software engineer for a gaming company.
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