Why it’s better to start with practicing poker online?
First and foremost you can play more than 1 table at a time and thus many more hands per hour, than in a live game. When you play live you are lucky if you are seeing 30 hands per hour, online you get at least 60 hands per hour per every table you play on.
So you can get that valuable experience much faster. Even 50 times faster, if you’re playing 25 tables at once, but obviously it’s not something I recommend for begginners. Also when you play online poker, you can use tracking software to help you make better calls.
As soon as you learn the fundamentals from this course, you should start applying them and as you practice, you’ll get experience, and the more experience you get, the better your game will be. Playing the fundamentals will allow you to beat any recreational player, but in order to beat regular players, you will need more of a solid game, which you will develop with experience.
So don’t wait until you’re finished with the course, but as soon you are through a couple of the lessons, go ahead, take advantage of your knowledge and start playing immediately.
Do keep in mind to start with the lowest stakes available, and do not try playing any higher until you’ve played at least a thousand hands and made profit. Move up the stakes slowly. Always keep in mind bankroll managment principles.
Here are some of my favourite online poker rooms, which I recommend. With them you can start your poker training in just a few clicks! I’ll try to list what’s special about each. I hope you have fun playing!
- it’s the biggest poker room in the world at the moment
- all new players can get $30 FREE when depositing using code “THIRTY”
- you get a first deposit bonus of 100% up to $600 released in chunks: for every 200 VPP you get $10 released. What’s great about this bonus is that you don’t have to deposit all $600 at once, you can use 3 deposits in 60 days to get the full bonus and then you’ve got 4 months to clear it!
- PokerStars offers a very wide range of games and stakes, everyone will find something for themselves in that room
- PS also offers satellites to all the biggest tournament series in the world
- small stakes are full of fish and there’s plenty of action as it’s the 2nd room the with biggest traffic at the moment
- all new players get $88 FREE
- you get a bonus of 100% up to $400 released in chunks: for every 100 status points you get $10 released
- amazing welcome package for new players, including 7 x$500 freerolls and much more
- monthly promotions rewarding players for their activities
- easy to use and navigate “beginner’s” lobby
- satellites to live events including Aussie Millions, WSOP poker, RPT, Irish Open and many more local events
- the micro stakes are quite easy, the number of fish seems to be declining the higher the stakes, but even at the higher stakes you’ll find many fish in cash games and in tournaments
- now available in New Jersey
- first deposit bonus of up to $500
- at the moment it’s the 3rd biggest room, so you will plenty of action
- awesome poker room for starting your poker career, the small stakes games are ultra soft, the cash games, as well as the tournaments
- special first deposit bonus of up to £1,200/€1,500/$2,000, but you’ve got only 45 days to clear it, so unless you’re a high roller, it only makes sense to deposit an amount you can actually clear in this time
- you get a $/€/£10 casino bonus with your first deposit so you can try your luck in over 100 casino side games
- you also get a free ticket to New Depositors Gift Palooza where you can win Xbox One / PlayStation / Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 inch / Sony Handycam PJ240E Full HD with Built in Projector / Google Nexus 5 32GB Phone SIM Free Unlocked – Black / Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Wireless
- awesome room for starters, as most of the traffic comes from sportsbook and casino players, who play poker for fun and so the games are very soft
- 200% bonus up to £1200 and 90 days to clear it, but again, if you’re just starting out and going to play small stakes, only deposit the amount you can actually clear in this time
- they have a really good VIP Club, which offers great perks, it’s one of the bests of all rooms at the moment
- open for US Players!!!
- $2500 first deposit bonus, but only 60 days to clear it
- bonus is released in stages of $5 each every time you earn 1,500 Comp points
- decent Poker Room, the first deposit bonus is really the best thing about it