The Easiest Way to Make Money Playing Online Poker
All poker players want to find the easiest way to make money playing poker online. Some players hope that there is a secret “Grail” that can help to win. Others believe in luck. But I want to tell that there is no an easy way in poker.
I think that the easiest way to make money playing poker is to play against weak opponents. Yes, you need play only with weak players. There is no reason to play against experienced poker players. You will lose all the money. That’s why table selection is very important in online poker.
Who is a weak player and how to find weak players? It’s not difficult. There are special programs which collect and analyze poker statistics. Such software will help you a lot. Poker statistics programs collect and analyze your opponents’ statistics and show valuable information to you. For example Holdem Manager is one of the most popular programs and a lot of experienced players use it. Holdem Manager has a special service that shows your opponents’ statistics on the screen during the game. This service is called HUD. HUD can display any information you want. You can configure it in any way you want. You can choose any type of the information about your opponent that you wish to see. If you are not familiar with Holdem Manager I recommend you to use these indicators:
Hands – Shows the amount of hands in your base. Every time your opponent plays a hand Holdem Manager will grab the information and store it in your base. The more hands you have the better.
VP$IP -Voluntarily Put Money in Pot (%) VP$IP shows how often a player puts his money in the pot during pre flop. If you have 100 hands in your base and VP$IP is 70 that means that your opponent calls pre flop having a wide range of cards. He does not care about the strength of his hand and he does not have a strategy. It is considered that players whose VP$IP is more than 40 are weak. Very often such players do not afraid to push all-in having a low pair on the flop.
VP$IP is a very good indicator that helps us in searching for weak players. If you have such weak player at the table try to play big pots only against him. Try to take all his money. Do not play big pots against other players with low VP$IP.
The other valuable indicator is PFR – Pre Flop Raise (%). PFR shows how often a player rises during pre flop. PFR depends on the strategy of a certain player. But if PFR is more than 25-30 it is unusual. (If you play Heads Up poker it’s normal) In 8-max poker high RFR means that your opponent rises too often during pre flop. He is too aggressive.
Players with high VP$IP and high PFR will lose their money to experienced players who can understand the statistics. No doubt that you must use statistics. You will see that after you start using statistics your win rate will increase. I know it because after I started using statistics I could “read” my opponents effectively.