When you are a beginner it’s tough. The moment you register for the first time at an online poker room and you make your first deposit you will find yourself in the lobby of the online poker room and you have to choose to play either the cash games or the online poker tournaments.
The biggest question is what the best ones for beginner players are. Based on our personal experience the very first real money online poker experience should be at a cash game. There the risk tends to be smaller and at the same time these cash games seem to be a little bit less intimidating, than a tournament where you have to compete with a lot more players and only the top 3 or top 10 earn a prize.
After you manage to get a little bit of real money online poker experience then you can move on to the micro stakes tournaments. We suggest that you start by playing the Sit and Go tournaments. You can choose to play the normal SNGs with 9 players since this is by far one of the most popular that is available at an online poker room. The 9 players Sit and Go tournaments will have 3 winners. This means that you get to have 33% chances of winning something out of your online poker experience. These tournaments usually start in just a couple of minutes after you sit and they usually last around 1 or 1 hour and half.
A SNG tournament can be a great thing for a beginner player since you get to play lots and lots of hands with just a very small investment. You need to make sure that you play wise and that you protect your stack by not jumping with all in straight from the start of the game, you should leave that kind of strategy to the end of the tourney when the blinds will start raising a lot.
Overall playing poker on the internet can be a lot of fun and at the same time it can prove to be a profitable activity for those that manage to understand the strategies and to apply them right. When you are a beginner things are going to be tough, but if your bankroll will manage to survive even during the tough times you will eventually end up with a lot of experience and a positive ROI.