Beginning Poker - Learning online
Learning poker isn't as hard or as daunting as some
would make you believe. I don't believe whatsoever that some people
struggle to learn the basics and are able to play a game with real
people very quickly.
Certainly poker can be difficult to master but, like any game,
a bit of practice will set you on your way to mastering poker. Where
better for beginning poker than online? You can play for fun with
no money involved at all until you master the basics of the game.
The beauty of playing online is that nobody cares who you are and
if you mess up a hand don't need to feel embarrassed or a little
daft. After all, you will never see the opponents or probably play
them again. When beginning poker, it is surprising how much this
All of the Uk poker rooms listed on this site allow you to Play
for Free and this is highly recommended until you feel you know
the rules and are ready to play for real money. You may well find
that after an hour or so you can take on the world and if you feel
condident enough, have a go playing for real. When learning poker
though, keep the stakes low and play on a low value table.
Beginning poker, a good place to start, and possibly
even before you get dealt a card, is to read our page on valuing
a poker hand. This will give an insight into which hands are likely
winner and which hands aren't so hot. You'll find the link to this
page in the menu on the right.
Beginning poker, you would be best advised to learn
only one of the variants, there are 4 main types of poker games
played online and these are Texas Hold Em, Seven card Stud, Omaha
and Five Card Stud. The most popular of these and therefore the
recommended one for beginning poker with is Texas Hold Em. You can
study the rest another time. For now read our Texas Hold Em Rules
and go from there.
When you have an understanding of the game, pick a
poker room to download and get playing for fun. You will be able
to gauge yourself when to play for real, but theres no rush so take
For beginning poker we would recommend Paddy Power's Poker Room, see below, as a great place to start.
There are lots of titbits of information to be found on the site
that will help you on your way when beginning poker.
Good luck and we'll see you at the tables!