5 Tips for finding the best poker websites

Written by Ian McIntosh

There has been an enormous growth in poker websites inrepparttar last couple of years and there are now literally hundreds of them to play at. But how do you select a good poker site? Here are 5 factors that you should consider when making your choice of where to play poker online.

1. Reputation It is usually best to stick with a site that has a good solid reputation, especially if you are a beginner and you've never played poker online before. Most ofrepparttar 145850 big names have an excellent reputation and they have to be absolutely fair in order to maintain this.

2. Signup Bonuses We all love something for nothing and you will certainly get that when you sign up for poker online. Almost all ofrepparttar 145851 sites will offer you some sort of bonus to sign up with them so you need to shop around and see who is offeringrepparttar 145852 best deal. Of course there is nothing to stop you opening an account with several different sites if you want to.

3. Number of players. All ofrepparttar 145853 major sites have many thousands of players online at any one time. You will never struggle to get a game, there should always be a seat available for you. However some ofrepparttar 145854 smaller sites attract far fewer visitors and you may end up frustrated, waiting forrepparttar 145855 right playing opportunity to arise.

How to Succeed in the Poker Freerolls Part 2

Written by Ian McIntosh

How to Succeed inrepparttar Poker Freerolls Part 1 looked mostly at what cards to play and when to play them, in Part 2 we take a look at other factors that you need to be aware of in order to succeed inrepparttar 145849 freerolls.

7. Watch your opponents and learn their playing style. You can learn a lot of valuable poker information just by watching your opponents playing style and habits atrepparttar 145850 table. Do they bet almost every hand, do they sit back and wait for a good hand (like you should!), do they fold easily atrepparttar 145851 first sign of a raise, do they just want to see a free card, is there a "maniac" who raises every hand?

8. Concentrate onrepparttar 145852 game. If you want to find out how your opponents play, you need to concentrate fully on what you're doing. Don't write emails while your playing or surf other sites, and turn off that TV!

9. Avoid hesitation. If you hesitate before you make your move then it is seen as a sign of weakness. Inrepparttar 145853 freerolls you donít haverepparttar 145854 luxury of watching your opponent's reactions and one ofrepparttar 145855 few "tells" that you have isrepparttar 145856 speed at which your opponent makes his move. The worst sin here is to hesitate for a while then check, you have just toldrepparttar 145857 table you don't have a hand but you want to seerepparttar 145858 next card. You will simply be raised straight out ofrepparttar 145859 hand.

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