Feuled by seemingly nonstop television coverage and internet access in nearly every house, internet Texas Hold ’em is exploding. There are dozens of online poker rooms, with over 75,000 players often playing at the most popular site, Party Poker. While there is money to be made everywhere, the shorthanded games offer some of the best opportunities to make a healthy living.
Now lets turn that play around and instead of your opponent checking, he actually led out with a bet of 85. That is not a continuation bet, as he was the one who called your bet preflop. It also negates you from making a cbet although you poker online always have the option of calling or re-raising. Given the early stages of this sit and go tournament and your small investment in the pot here, I would probably fold the KT rather than call or bluff here.
Playing Texas Hold’em online offers all kinds of benefits that players will never find in live casino games. Starting with obvious advantages like not having to travel or sit in a smoke filled room, there are many tools available to online players to perfect their game.
Aggression also saves you money when you have the worst hand. If you raise someone because you think you have the best hand, and he re-raises you, he is telling you his hand is better. Players rarely bluff in these spots so you can fold quite happily. If you just call, you will often have to call three bets to find out his hand is better. In short, betting or raising lets you know quickly when you are behind and gives you two ways to win a pot.
One other good thing about folding poker tables is that when you are using them, you are not using your dining room table. The family can keep using it, or you can have a separate area for all the ale, pop, chips, and dip. Again, no concerns about knocking over a beverage, knocking something off the table, or creating a big mess. You do not have to be concerned about cleaning it up either. Another plus, you are not restricted by where your game is held. If you need to, you can just raise the table, fold up the legs, and relocate your game to another location, without having to mess up your cards or chips. This is a great convenience when your game runs long, and do not want to wake the kids.
This heyday lasted until 2006, when the UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) was introduced. PC was an unfortunate casualty in the attempts to shut down blackjack sites, slot sites etc. Poker was not illegal, but getting the funds online to play was very difficult. Due to these difficulties the American “fish” (weaker, recreational players) stopped playing. European and Asian fish were still there, but the sites were now mostly populated by highly skilled players. The strategic side of the game improved vastly. The game is now almost unrecognisable to the game played in 2003. The players have improved that much!
While there don’t miss Virginia City, an old fashioned small town with penny slots, gold panning and tons of crafts and souvenir stores. There is an underground tour there of the old Comstock Silver Mine.
The best one of the two in my opinion is Your Poker Cash. They offer not only high bonuses but also are very quick to respond if there’s a glitch in the system. One negative of both sites is that you have to send a copy of your driver’s license. While this may bother some because of the potential of identity theft, I have no worry. No one wants to be me.