Regardless of the type of poker you play, free poker tournaments online cash games online or in live room and events the game can become something of an obsession where you develop a burning desire to win, even if it’s just pennies or play money, but desire to win alone is not enough, you need a large skillset as well in order to win a lot. So yes, you need skills, lots of skills and type of skill yet even then it’s all of limited use unless you play well below your skill level unless you have, in bucket loads, the worlds most important skill (not just good for poker), which, of course, is patience.
Perhaps it will appear to be a given, but I do not think players starting out (and even more experienced ones for that matter) realize exactly how patient you’ve got to be or how one rash move can seriously compromise a hand and ruin your whole day.
A luxury when you play poker online is that you don’t get the tension generated having to sit across from someone when they try to stare you down, look for physical tells you might give away or attempt to bully you with witty banter.
But, when you play even free poker online, you do have to wait for other players to make a decision in the time they’re allotted and a few people do love to take their time!
When you think about it a tournament of 500 players can last for hours more than it might need to because players like to wait until the last minute to decide what they are going to do. Example: If ten players are at a table and they are each allowed 30 seconds to make a decision on how they play their hand for that round and each player takes 25 seconds to make a decision, then the time it is your turn to play, 225 seconds has passed.
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Which makes it over 3 minutes before your turn arrives again. Due to this it is easy to get terribly aggravated and make stupid moves which could set you back a large pot and most, if not all, of your chips. As a strategy this sort of slow move play is fairly brilliant. It’s a legal approach to use time as a weapon against your opponents.…