We will provide you with enough information about the poker games. In single table tournament there are between two and ten participants. In multi table tournaments there are no limits about the participants’ number. With the exception of some cases in which it is possible that the organizers require the number not to exceed a 1000. Usually, the prize is divided between the first three winners in the following percentage: 50% for the 1stplace, 30% for the 2nd place, and 20% for the 3rd place.
Let’s revise step by step your first online game against 9 rivals. The poker game begins with the presence of all 10 participants. The two gamers after the bottom “D” (dealer) bet “in blind”. The gamer situated immediately after the bottom is “small blind” and the next one is “Big blind”. Each gamer receives two cards. The person after the big blind first deals the cards. Its position is called “under the gun”. When it is your turn, you can choose what to do: to call, raise or fold. If you are at the small blind, you already have bet half of the needed amount to see the cards. If you are at the big blind, you have bet the whole amount you need, with the exception of cases in which the poker gamer before your turn has raised the bet. Your choice again is to call, raise or fold.
Now we will clarify what the flop is. There are three inverted cards on the table. Each active poker gamer has the opportunity to improve its game. After that there is a new bet cycle. If no one before your turn has no made a bet, you can check and see the next card without gambling money. If there is a bet, you should pay it or re-raise it or just fold.
Expect more information about poker in our next publications. There are more basic positions and important strategies.
Below you can see a pro example of how to play before the flop even with a strong hand: