Written by Reggie Anderson
Tuesday, 22 March 2011 09:01
Play now!What is your best game in poker? Is it Texas Holdem, Omaha, Stud or some other variation?
Are you better at tournaments or in a cash game? You need to answer those questions and then you need to find the right game to play in that gives you the best chance to win.
When you look at online poker sites you will see a lot of different games at various limits with a wide variety of choices. The first thing you want to decide when you see all of these choices is the game you want to play. Many people like to play Texas Holdem as that is the most popular poker choice.
If you choose to play Texas Holdem you need to decide what your goal is. Are you looking to grind out a profit playing for a few hours or are you looking for the big score? Let’s begin by looking at Limit Hold’em and go from there. Tables in Limit Holdem can go anywhere from 25 cents to 500 dollars or more. If you want to play Limit Holdem you should have a bankroll big enough to play at the limit you choose. For example, let’s say you see a $2/$4 Limit Holdem table and want to play there. You really should have a $1000 bankroll to play at that table. If you are taking anything less to the table you run the risk of getting short and not having the money you need to win.
You might want to play in online tournaments. You should realize that the big tournaments where you see hundreds or thousands of people entering are difficult to win. It is definitely exciting to have a chance at a huge prize, but remember that making it to the final table with a large field is not an easy task. You do have the option of playing smaller tournaments or what is called a sit-n-go tournament. Those usually limit the players to one table, usually 10 players. Playing these types of tournaments gives you great experience and reaching the money is much easier because usually the top three places are paid.
Remember to set your goals and decide where play so that you have the best chance to win money. There are a lot of options available so pick and choose your spots carefully.