Our beloved card game is all about money and everyone wants to be a winner and of course win in the long run at online poker.
So let’s say up front that there is no secret formula or special winning formula. But of course it is possible to win in the long run and on a regular basis. And there are numerous players who do just that, not everyone is a full-time professional, some finance their studies with it, or just see it as a lucrative extra income.
How you look at it is up to you. We just want to give you some help and do our part to make sure that you are one of the winners in the long run and not one of the losers.
What does it depend on?
It is no secret that poker is based on mathematics and probabilities. If you think you can be successful in the long run without knowing at least a little bit about these things, you are very naive. You don’t have to be a genius or have studied math, so don’t worry. We just want to strongly recommend that you study the basics.
If you play better than your opponents, you will make more profit.
But it also depends on the right preparation and your head.
It all happens in your head. The right attitude towards the game is a very important point, you should approach the whole thing realistically and not have false expectations. Every little mistake can cost money and therefore you should always be fully concentrated and in good physical condition. You should strongly avoid playing under the influence of alcohol, drugs or even lack of sleep.
Bad luck and good luck are close together
Even the best poker player does not win every hand and must learn to deal with minor setbacks and bad beats. There is no reason to lose your nerve even though it can often be very annoying. In the long run, luck and bad luck balance each other out and a good poker player knows that.
The bankroll must be right
You should never play under pressure and be afraid of losing your bankroll. If you are scared money, you cannot win money. A player will not make relaxed decisions and because of the fear for his own money, will make wrong and very emotional decisions.
It is recommended to have a healthy bankroll management. You can find two articles on bankroll management in our strategy section under Finance/Bankroll.
It all depends on the mass
You have to be patient and wait. It can not always go well and there are certainly bad days, maybe even some of them. But it is a fact that in the long run better and better players will prevail. So you have to be able to survive a downswing if you want to be on the winning side in the long run. The more hands you play, the faster you will start winning again.
Choosing the right poker room
Many poker beginners may not want to believe this, but the providers are very different among themselves. Depending on the game type, limit and volume, there are extreme differences.
Someone who wants to win in the long run knows exactly where he should play and where he has the most advantages.