State of Online Poker Fall 2010 – the online poker landscape has been changing for the USA players in the last few years since the passing of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act or UIGEA. Many large online poker rooms and avenues to play have either closed down or been swallowed up by other unscrupulous casino software entities. There remains a lot of opportunity to play online poker though and even though large poker rooms often claim the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act makes it illegal for USA players to play at their rooms, nothing has changed yet.
The only real problem with the UIGEA is the confusion of many players as to what kinds of poker rooms and channels they can participate in. There are a lot of chinks in the pavement surrounding the UIGEA and the ways that poker rooms and online poker channel operators use to claim it is not legally valid to play poker in the United States are some of the less attractive options for players in the United States that are avid pokers players. Poker rooms that use the UIGEA to get away with matchtight restrictions on USA players include Poker Stars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker, PokerRoom, The Ritz Club, and Party Poker.
However, there are still many reputable Egp88 rooms for the USA players that they can play online poker at. The United States players that are avid poker players and fans of televised poker events in the 2010 World Series of Poker and the 2011 World Poker Tour are not finding their poker rooms. There are many different challenging and rewarding poker tournaments that are available for the 2011 season as well as many other exceptional features for poker players including instant buy-ins, coaching, stats pages, and safe, secure transactions.
Poker Stars is holding 40 World Series of Poker events for their World Series of Poker Bracelet in the summer of 2011. This is just a small portion of the events for the entire year of events that Poker Stars will be holding. What a great way to end the year if you are a U.S. poker player. I started out at Poker Stars on the play money tables in their low stakes lounge. I used the initial play money bankroll I won to get a feel for the low stakes play money tables. I thought I had all the moves and around about mid-stakes play when suddenly, the “bad beats” started stacking up. Certain games I thought I had “empowered” myself to win, were actually gambling plays that my ego made me pull the trigger on a half-stack. Either way, I started to tighten up and lost a small to medium stack to a big stack. I thought I played well and got my money back and then some. After that, I started to lose to bigger Stacks. Same thing the next day. Then the day after that, and the day after that. If you got a multi-table tourney, you probably lost your buy-in. Maybe you won a $100 or $200 but you probably spent the same amount of money getting to the final table as what it cost you to get there. If the buy-in was $2,500, then you lost $2,500 getting there. Even if you made it to the final table, use the above advice and wait for the right hand to double up and take home the bounty.
With the right mindset, work on your weaknesses and in time, you will be a better poker player. Learn from your mistakes and do better the next time. It is really not that hard. Just like in the NFL, you always want to improve your game. In the NFL, it starts with the coaching staff and the training methods they use, to prepare their players to make the NFL. It continues with the fine tuning of the players’ skills and the schemes they run, to disguise their player’s skills and make them tougher to beat. Your mindset for big money poker should be an stockpile of great poker tips, tactics and strategies. Think of it this way, the NFL is like the super bowl of football. If you have great talent, but your not ready for the big game, you won’t win the NFL. You need pure unadulterated talent to win the NFL. You need to master the different roles a team defensive coordinator plays, the schemes they run and the players they send to play different roles. Top to bottom, you need to know everything about how your team is going to play, where they are going to play, how they are going to play and even how they will defend the opponent against whom you will play.
The bottom line is, you need to know every aspect of your team before you can play them properly.