Poker is a relatively complex game and you must always keep in mind that you can lose a lot of money if you do not play the game properly. The first step to understanding poker, especially online, is to only bet what you can afford to lose. Of course no one enjoys losing money but it can become a dangerous game if you do not think about it wisely; the term do the run before you can walk best describes the strategy that should be used.
One of the first things you must learn is how Pot-betting actually works then you are able to build on the technique in order to win some needed which is always the aim of the game for many people. You want to strive to gaining pot control therefore you need to allow your opponents to make mistakes as then you can swoop in to capitalize on them.
You need to make sure that you are not helping your opponents when their luck is down by giving them any implied odds. In a controlled game where the pot is controlled you can only bet what is in the pot rather than a no limit game where the amounts can become very high, which also gives you a greater chance of losing a lot of money.
By making a small bet you will ultimately make a big difference to the final valuation of the pot. A good strategy to use is to make small sized bets which can help to fool your opponents into thinking you are not confident, this can then encourage them to make an over the top pot sized bet; this is referred to as ‘opening the door’. Controlling the pot size makes for a savvy poker player.