If you have been playing online poker for a while now, but only doing it casually or during freetime when you are stuck for something to do, it may be time for you to move on to the next level and join online poker tournaments, so that you can take something you enjoy doing, and win a lot of money at the same time. But before you can get to the part about winning a lot of money, you first need to learn how to win at online poker tournaments. Here are some few tips and strategies:
First thing you have to adjust in terms of strategy is with the speed in which you collect chips. In casual games, you only need to accumulate the maximum amount of chips, but in online poker tournaments, you need to be able to collect the most chips under a certain time limit, and with constantly increasing blinds Poker88. This means you must be more willing to risk things by playing more hands, which is the fastest way for you to win a lot of chips.
Next, while in standard games, a dollar has a constant value, online poker tournaments use virtual chips, which have a relative value. Starting out with a thousand dollars worth of chips makes them more valuable than the next thousand dollar’s worth of chips you win. The fact that you can’t buy your way back into the tournament places a lot of value in your last few chips.
You also need to learn the Gap Concept that was introduced by David Sklansky. The Gap Concept means that you need a really good hand to play against whoever opened the betting. This hand should be better than what you need to open with yourself. Basically speaking, if you are calling a bet, you need a very strong hand, but if you are only making the bet, you can cruise by on a semi-strong hand. The gap concept should be kept in mind when you are stealing blinds or making moves.