Online Texas Holdem has taken the world by storm in the past few years. In case you've been left behind, we are going to get you caught up to speed with the world of online texas hold'em poker. I'm going to assume that you have a working knowledge of the game of texas holdem and only talk about the differences between online and offline texas holdem.
There are several major differences between online texas holdem and the texas holdem you've played for years at your friends house. First of all, there are no tells in online poker. Secondly, the software interface is one of the most important things in online poker. And lastly, you can always find an online game.
What happened to all of the tells?
There are lots of people that will tell you that there are still tells in online poker. I do not believe this one bit. They will say that if someone bets quick or slow, you will be able to get a feel for their play. Well, what about internet connections? If someone has a slow connection, they will play intermittently. In other words, sometimes bet slow and sometimes bet quickly. This just is not reliable enough, so there are no tells in online texas holdem.
Software interface, the most important thing
The software interface allows you to do, and not do, everything at the poker table. This can be a good thing and a bad thing. For one, you are limited to the confines of the poker software. You are only allowed to do whatever the software programmers have allowed you to do. Fortunatly, there are some really good programs out there and everything is there except the feel of the felt and the chips in your hand.
A big advantage of online poker over at home poker is, there is never any mistake over who won the pot. Have you ever miscalled a hand and lost because of it? Well, that will never happen in online poker.
There is always a game online
Unlike your buddies house, there is always a game that you can play from the convenience of your own home. Just log on to your favorite online poker room and you will see tens of thousands of people online playing at thousands on tables.