Cash games are arguably the best, most consistent method of making an online profit from poker. These 4 tips will give you the edge at the poker table, allowing you to win cash from poker players who are just ‘playing casually’. These tips are aimed at people looking to make money at the micro to low blind level tables (blinds lower than one dollar / pound).
Play tight! The first tip requires an exclamation mark, which must mean it’s important! Cash games have no incremental blind structure, meaning whatever you pay for your first blind is what you’ll be playing for the duration of your stay at that table unlike poker tournaments where the blind levels increase Poker88. This means that you can just fold your trash hands over and over, waiting to catch a big hand and double up. There’s no point frittering your hard earned cash away on low-medium strength hands. Even if it is low stake poker you’re playing, to improve your game you must never risk your chips without the right risk:reward ratio.
Patience is a virtue. This saying is applicable for so many aspects of life, especially for online poker. When you first join an online poker table, you’ll be asked the question ‘post big blind’ which essentially means you pay a big blind out of turn, allowing you to start getting dealt cards straight away (if you don’t post big blind you wait until the big blind falls on you naturally). Don’t use this function, be patient. Wait until it’s your turn for the big blind and then start playing, staking chips that you don’t need to is a bad idea, it sounds obvious but many poker players post the big blind out of turn.
Unleash the beast. Once you’ve involved yourself in a hand, it’s time to engage your second personality. Your first personality should be the tight player, who’s folding a lot of hands and rarely getting involved. Once you’ve involved yourself you must protect those chips, and make sure you win. Time to switch to personality number two, the beast! If it’s your turn to act and no one else has bet, ALWAYS make a continuation bet. The continuation bet is possibly the most consistent way of winning a hand. Even if your opponent has hit a hand and you haven’t, you’ve got a tight image so they will give you respect – and hand over their chips to you.