If you play online poker for a while, it is very easy to spot beginners or “fish” at the table by some of their mistakes. Some players do not drop the habit of making some of these mistakes, even when getting more experienced. This is because almost all of them are due to the temptation, the greatest enemy of the poker player. Here are some of the most errors of frequent beginners in poker:
Play with bad hands
It seems that some beginners have not had the chance to check well poker rooms. That’s why most of them often play as many hands as possible. This is perhaps because they have a “feeling” that their bad hand will do well, but most is probably because they believe that a poker player is supposed to win with some hand he / she / it has . It takes about a month for these guys to know that they are not in a James Bond movie, and so far they are easy prey for any type of online poker player out there.
Choose bad limits
In some poker rooms, it is actually easier to get a good boost in your bankroll playing at higher limits than micro stakes. Indeed, novice players, like everyone else, want to make the most of their time spent on a poker site. And they think limits like one or two dollars are low enough for them to take advantage of their first hands. This is the reason why most new online poker players go bankrupt very quickly and leave. Overcoming this error will be a very hard and expensive process, but once poker players know their potential and judiciously choosing their limits, their bankroll will start increases exponentially.
Be overwhelmed by emotion
The chat box on online poker sites is one of the simplest tools that give you an idea of whether a player is novice or not. Most poker rooms have, and most often the beginners use them regularly. Most of the time this is where players display their frustration. As beginners do not know how to control their emotions in front of a bad beat, a good starting hand, an attractive bet and so on, they express them here. However, even when the chat box is not used, you can always get a hint of emotion coming from one player or another. Observe a player’s actions after losing a big bet. If he / she continues to bet high in the next hand, chances are he / she wants to compensate for the previous loss by risking more chips. And most of the time, they do it with horrible starting hands.
It is a fact that bluffing is a very interesting and commonly used strategy in online poker. Nobody can see, so why not behind you avatar table go for her? Well, there are limits to bluffing, the limits that beginner poker players do not seem to understand. It’s ok for once Bluff, maybe twice, but you should not base yourself game all or most of bluffing. Especially after you took several times. Beginners do not care much about credibility and so they will bluff, even if they had been caught in the act offense several times before. And once you notice, they are easy prey.