After winning multiple hands, or one big hand, you become
more powerful and intimidating to many of the players early in the game.
The chip leader position will naturally demand respect from the rest of
the table. Your bluffing power is greater and you can run out the weaker
If you have been playing on a poker internet site for a while
and a few people at the table recognize you as being a solid player,
they will ultimately respect every hand you play. Your name alone will
give you an edge. It is amazing how poorly some will play when they feel
intimidated by another good player. I have seen some of the best
internet players thrown completely off their game when they found out
they were playing a pro from the WSOP.
I recommend that beginners play a
number of holdem websites and move around using different aliases until
you can win on a consistent basis. Given, no person can win every
tournament they play in, but you should get to where you can place in
the top payout positions 3 out of 5 tournaments with 10 players or less
before you should expect to establish yourself. As with any sport
practice makes perfect.
Players Who Have Little To Lose:
Call or bet against players with small chip stacks
frequently. All-ins are common due to frustration coupled with the fact
that they have very little to lose and very little to play for. Many
times even a semi decent hand will beat someone in this situation. Watch
the player carefully to determine if they are in fact acting out of
desperation. If you have noticed that they have either checked or folded
a number of hands while holding a low stack, this would lead you to
believe that when they do finally bet the last of their chips, they have
something pretty good to go with. If they go all-in right after a big
loss, chances are they are ready to leave the table and just want to get
it over with.
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